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The shipping container space will be used for live performances, record fairs, and more

Liverpool-based independent radio station Melodic Distraction has launched a new venue, Melodic Bar. 

The opening is the result of a Kickstarter campaign launched after the...

"We’re determined to give the city a new community-focused music space to enjoy."

Liverpool independent radio station Melodic Distraction have launched a Kickstarter to raise funds for its new home.

Having been forced out of their old studio in...

E-Saggila shreds and reassembles divergent strands of electronic music on her new album for Hospital Productions, ‘Corporate Cross’. Hear the fractured beats and unravelling synth...

E-Saggila will release her new album, ‘Corporate Cross’, via Hospital Productions next month. 

Like much of the Toronto artist’s previous work – including releases on...

Top class fare from Einzelkind and Frost's Pressure Traxx imprint...

‘Infihan’ is the second track from Dario Reimann’s forthcoming album, ‘Dario’s Castle’, due for release via Einzelkind and Frost's Pressure Traxx imprint.  The first release...

Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, radio has become an integral part of daily life at home. It has allowed established DJs a new...

Start Local

The best place for an aspiring host to start is on a local community radio station. Baile Beyai is one of the co-founders...

Our jaws gaping in a Frankfurt football stadium at World Club Dome, we ask: have BigCityBeats really created the biggest club in the world?

From humble beginnings as a radio station, the BigCityBeats brand has grown to become something of a musical empire in Germany. In 10 years, the...

There were plenty of great artist albums released in our scene this year, more than ably demonstrating how the long-player format is still crucially important...

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Diffrent Music

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Composer, vocalist and tape manipulator Ian William Craig delivers a spellbinding mix of melancholic, melodic and minimal atmospheres with sprawling strings and songs – one...

Few contemporary ambient artists can capture melancholy quite like Ian William Craig. Using tape loops, electronics and organic instrumentation to accompany his distinctly gossamer-light and...

An hour of gritty disco, rusted house and shrouded breaks from The Cyclist. We catch up with the Tape Throb innovator to talk punk, lo-fi...

Nothing sums up the work of The Cyclist quite like the name of his most recent EP. ‘Boards of Chicago’ was released via Italian label...

The north's new sensory-blasting superclub...

When it comes to running a club, finding a niche is one of the most important things you can do. Proof of that comes in...

The north's new sensory-blasting superclub

When it comes to running a club, finding a niche is one of the most important things you can do. Proof of that comes in every city across the country, where both illicit and intimate gatherings in dirty hovels can co-exist with shiny and parochial puke-dens where Danny Dyer is the low-light of any month. When it comes to Leeds’ clubbing landscape, though, had you have asked but three months ago what the city was missing, the answer from this correspondent would have been: nothing.

DJ names his handful

Starkillers, with a reputation for powerful, high-energy house, is growing continuously with releases dropping like bombs  collaborations with some of electronic dance music's finest. 2013 saw...

Los Angeles’ chief purveyor of melancholic electronics selects personal favourites and inspirational cuts...

Four years on from his ‘Dark Red’ album and LA producer Henry Laufer’s solo work is as luscious and melancholic as ever. Released back in March...

2012's definitive list of long-players

Featuring Hot Chip, Actress, Guy Gerber, TEED and more..

On Cue is our flagship mix series, celebrating the pivotal DJs and producers whose influence has shaped the world of electronic music, both in their...

From the unfolding climate crisis to the way technology governs our lives, you’d be forgiven for thinking the future looks bleak. Yet the experimental electronic...