techno

HAAi Uses “Always Ascending” As a Concept for ‘DJ Kicks’

HAAi Uses “Always Ascending” As a Concept for ‘DJ Kicks’

HAAi places older artists in the company of contemporary DJs for a set offering insight into how electronic dance music can be a transportive experience.

McKenzie Wark’s ‘Raving’ and the Need to Dissociate from the Body and Self

McKenzie Wark’s ‘Raving’ and the Need to Dissociate from the Body and Self

McKenzie Wark’s understanding of ravespace as a constructed situation in nonlinear ketamine-time comports with my experience raving on weekends as a freshman in college.

Orbital Entertain Our Collective ‘Optical Delusion’

Orbital Entertain Our Collective ‘Optical Delusion’

Orbital’s Optical Delusion is what we have all grown accustomed to with them, but there are plenty of bold moments that skew the imagination with each revisit.

Acid Arab Bring Middle Eastern Textures to the Dance Floor on ‘٣ (Trois)’

Acid Arab Bring Middle Eastern Textures to the Dance Floor on ‘٣ (Trois)’

Blending Algerian Raï and Gasba, Syrian Dabke, Turkish dance, and floor-shaking Chicago Acid moves, Acid Arab make music targeting hips with surgical precision.

The Best Electronic Albums of 2022

The Best Electronic Albums of 2022

This year’s best electronic albums span the widest range of styles of any genre, ranging from poppy and melodic electro to the experimental outer reaches.

‘Bolts’ Is Hagop Tchaparian’s Mysterious Dive into Found Sound and Tradition

‘Bolts’ Is Hagop Tchaparian’s Mysterious Dive into Found Sound and Tradition

Producer Hagop Tchaparian conjures up a unique, bracing meld of electronic and traditional Western Asian instrumentation on his debut album, Bolts.

Daniel Avery Hosts the Party and the Comedown on ‘Ultra Truth’

Daniel Avery Hosts the Party and the Comedown on ‘Ultra Truth’

Electronic producer Daniel Avery’s Ultra Truth is both a danceable and listenable collection that packs a corporeal punch and a spiritual cleanse.

Tempelhof Sounds Revives Berlin’s Festival Appeal in June

Tempelhof Sounds Revives Berlin’s Festival Appeal in June

From 10-12 June, the newly-founded festival Tempelhof Sounds will take its place among Germany’s biggest events, with a great chance of success.

Röyksopp’s ‘Profound Mysteries’ Is Transcendent

Röyksopp’s ‘Profound Mysteries’ Is Transcendent

The vast creativity and breadth of Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries are impressive. A suite of short films operates as a gorgeous visual interpretation.

Trentemøller Resubmerges Into the Dark with the Massive ‘Memoria’

Trentemøller Resubmerges Into the Dark with the Massive ‘Memoria’

Trentemøller’s Memoria is intended to be listened to in the dark: total darkness, total immersion. Added visuals would just be sensory overload.

David Bowie’s Danceable Assault on the Senses ‘Earthling’ Turns 25

David Bowie’s Danceable Assault on the Senses ‘Earthling’ Turns 25

Twenty-five years old today, David Bowie’s Earthling embodies multifaceted, sometimes contradictory currents of 1990s pop culture, including industrial metal and drum ‘n’ bass.

Lee Gamble Documents Sonic Overstimulation on ‘Flush Real Pharynx’

Lee Gamble Documents Sonic Overstimulation on ‘Flush Real Pharynx’

Lee Gamble’s music asks: how far you go before that human core is lost? How futuristic can techno become without losing its playfulness and elasticity?