Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels is a world-class dance music institution by now -- a regular shoo-in for best international label on yearly polls like Resident Advisor's, and a permanent presence on the global scene through its myriad transatlantic artist bookings and formidable Get Lost and Rebel ... More >>
As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis this month, disturbing new details about the near-nuclear war keep leaking out. Last week, newly declassified papers showed that the Soviets left 100 nuclear bombs in Cuba for a month after the crisis.Now, just released German ... More >>
It's quite appropriate that Berlin DJ-producer Alex Niggemann titled his debut long player Paranoid Funk.
It's a clever description of his sound, which can be dark and moody. Or anxious like a bout of drug-induced paranoia. But a Niggemann track is never lacking in proper floor-ready funk goodness ... More >>
Photo by Lars BorgesM.A.N.D.Y.'s Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung.In the last decade, M.A.N.D.Y.'s Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung have seen monstrous success with their productions and performances -- not to mention the inception of their record label, Get Physical. Even the newbies to the elec ... More >>
With a name like Dice Corleone on his birth certificate, you know Loco Dice has to be pure gangsta. Which makes it kind of fitting that the international techno sensation was originally a hip-hopper.
Born in Tunisia and raised in Germany, Dice started out as rapper, playing support slots for th ... More >>
It's impossible to talk about minimal techno without mentioning Minus label darling Magda. The Polish-born, Detroit-bred DJ-producer is one of the most highly respected women in the male-dominated EDM game. For over a decade, she's earned cred through hectic touring and an unwavering commitm ... More >>
As its name would indicate, Germany's Love Parade was established as a yearly demonstration for love, peace, and solidarity between all peoples preceding the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. It was also a hell of an electronic dance music festival, with the world's most famous DJs performing atop ... More >>
Wolf LambLove Someone (Wolf Lamb)Few artists have generated as much buzz in the EDM underground this last year as Brooklyn-based DJ/production duo and eponymous label Wolf Lamb. Along with like-minded label consorts Lee Foss, Nicolas Jaar, and No Regular Play, Zev Eisenberg and Gadi Mizrahi ... More >>
DJ/producer Martin Landsky is the quintessential Berlin techno artist, his work embodying that Teutonic icy minimalism infused with warm Afro-soul that has made German-bred electronic dance music the sound of the international zeitgeist. A veteran of the '80s breakdance scene in Hamburg with an e ... More >>
D.I.M.If there is one thing Germans do right, its electronic music. Some of the best consistently comes out Deutschland, Berlin in particular. Why? I'm not sure. But D.I.M. is definitely not an exception. The Boys Noize Records DJ/producer has found plenty of success behind the decks with tracks ... More >>
Germans are not exactly the most cheerful people, so it's no surprise that Deutschland's biggest magazine, Der Spiegel, has one of the most depressing previews of Art Basel we've seen so far. "On the fourth of December, the fair will open for a seventh time, and,
as always, several German galleries ... More >>