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Stock up on underground electronic music and techno for a Bandcamp Black Friday

Black Friday may conjure images of people stampeding at a Wal-Mart – but it’s also turned into a boon for independent labels on Bandcamp. Use these codes to boost your collection and support artists. This started as part of this year’s Black Friday sale round-up, but it’s growing, so let’s keep a running tally. So … Continue reading Stock up on underground electronic music and techno for a Bandcamp Black Friday

Gays Hate Techno talk non-commercial techno culture, with a killer compilation to match

Their festival has no wristbands. Their lineups aren’t blowing up on socials. But when Gays Hate Techno throws a party or does a compilation – like the one that just dropped – what you get is nothing but musical spirit. It’s just the kind of subversive attitude that has infused the best electronic music. Since … Continue reading Gays Hate Techno talk non-commercial techno culture, with a killer compilation to match

Techno to terraforming: this ex-Berlin collective is planting 27,027 trees in Portugal

Could techno makers wind up shifting to rural landscapes from the usual urban ones? One collective imagines “terraforming … a sustainable green oasis.” Liquid Sky and ringleader Ingmar Koch aka Dr. Walker began life in Germany, but recently migrated to southwest Portugal. They are reforesting the land, as Ingmar joins with local architect Carina Guerreiro … Continue reading Techno to terraforming: this ex-Berlin collective is planting 27,027 trees in Portugal

Making big techno kicks with Danny Linton and Point Blank

In this video tutorial, Danny Linton breaks down how he makes big techno kick drums using Logic Pro, although the techniques can be applied across platforms. Building up from the bottom, Linton shows how to design techno kick drums by processing a sine wave through effects, and using layering to apply more weight to the … Continue reading Making big techno kicks with Danny Linton and Point Blank

Let’s talk leftfield techno, with moody synth gems from Lars Hemmerling

Known for his collaborations with Dasha Rush, Lars Hemmerling shows off on her Fullpanda label his full spectrum of synthesis and production chops. We spoke to him about how he works. In turns as murky as a depressive overcast German day, as cosmic as a starfield, as brutal as some smelting action, Lars’ latest is … Continue reading Let’s talk leftfield techno, with moody synth gems from Lars Hemmerling

Clubnacht sounds: heavy techno from Jessica Kert, Lana Lain, YOONE SEKS

Let’s transport you to Berlin for a while – with three of us who share interests in techno and experimental electronic music, drawn from broader music and technological background. I’m fortunate to get to join Jessica Kert, Lana Lain, and SDX tonight at Berlin’s Suicide Club. I’ve been a fan of Jessica’s music ever since … Continue reading Clubnacht sounds: heavy techno from Jessica Kert, Lana Lain, YOONE SEKS

Techno lovers, don’t miss James Ruskin’s new EP and updated Blueprint catalog

It’s the Detroit-Croydon connection. But for innovative electronic dance sounds, you really don’t want to miss James Ruskin – either his new EP or the refreshed Bandcamp page for Blueprint Records. First, out today, you get a new James Ruskin EP – and it’s brilliant, worth the five year wait from the last one. This … Continue reading Techno lovers, don’t miss James Ruskin’s new EP and updated Blueprint catalog

A documentary on Dresden’s techno scene, now free to watch

Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne … try Dresden. Rauschen im Tal, a documentary of the emergence of Dresden electronic music, struck a nerve and sold out theaters. And now it’s free to watch (in German, with English subtitles). Here’s the original trailer for the film, though you get mainly disembodied male voices there: From the producers’ description: … Continue reading A documentary on Dresden’s techno scene, now free to watch