Dan Derks
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Dan is a writer and producer living in Chicago, IL. His podcast, SOUND + PROCESS, explores and deconstructs new electronic/ambient works with their composers. These artists are all members of lines, the community forum for Eurorack module and instrument maker monome.

Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 10 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

Jlin: Warrior of Art | 7 Aug 2017 // 9:30 PM

On the heels of massive praise for her latest album, Black Origami, electronic music innovator Jlin talks with PopMatters about her methodology and the lessons learned on her pursuit of inner alignment.

How the Go! Team Puts the "I" in Team with 'The Scene Between' | 23 Mar 2015 // 11:00 PM

Ian Parton, leader of the Go! Team, weighs the maturation and development of his crazed wall-of-sound schoolyard aesthetic on new album The Scene Between.


Mac DeMarco: Another One | 4 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM

Whether his heartbreak is the fault of geography or the turn of love’s fickle tides, Another One continues to flex DeMarco’s unique gifts for phrasing and double meanings.

Jaga Jazzist: Starfire | 16 Jun 2015 // 9:15 PM

Starfire's Daft Punk-style synth lines scattered inside bold big-band arrangements affirm Jaga Jazzist’s command of style, but confirms the price of crossover success.


Keeping Dry Under Storm Clouds: An Interview with Sleaford Mods | 19 Apr 2017 // 5:50 AM

When asked what can help counteract the worldwide growth of xenophobia and racism, Sleaford Mods' singer Jason Williamson states simply, "I think it's empathy, innit?"

//Mixed media


"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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