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The gift that keeps on giving

Giving the gift of books is giving endless joy, learning and re-learning – never a bad choice, and where these electronic music books are concerned...

 From the histories of global scenes, sounds and labels, to explorations of music’s power to alter the fabric of society and forge communities, here are...

New book, MusicQuake, celebrates influential moments in electronic music history

A new book, 'MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments In Music', celebrates 50 landmark albums and events that changed the face of modern music, making history...

Featuring more than 100 tape and synth composers from the 1950s and 60s

A book on pioneering British electronic musicians is set to go into reprint, 'Tape Leaders: A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music’. 

First published in...

This weekend at Rich Mix, Shoreditch

Industry folk will flock to Rich Mix in Shoreditch for the third London Electronic Music Event (LEME) this weekend.

Featuring keynote speakers such as Theo...

Music journalist David Stubbs tells the story of electronic music...

A new book, Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music, written by music journalist David Stubbs is set for release this August.  

The book...

Electronic Music Books
Despite the ever-growing gadget list for on-screen reading devices, few things beat an old-fashioned book to have and to hold. Every year...

How an adult version of Tetris kickstarted multiple musical revolutions 

How much credit can you give a tool for creating art? Surely it's like praising the paintbrush for a great painting, or the typewriter for...

Sónar has always sought to support talent from its home country, and this year its programme highlighted the incredible creativity of Spain’s electronic music scene in...

Sónar 2019 took place last weekend, from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th July. The programme featured artists that exist on the bleeding edge of electronic...

Tiga, DJ Hell, Boy George, Danny Howells and Soulwax talk about Bowie's impact...

It was Bowie’s ability to experiment, trend-spot, paint lyrical images and create new personas — chameleon-like — in the '70s that gave him such a cult following.

October is Black History Month in the UK. Ria Hylton spotlights a range of electronic music-related events on and offline taking place throughout the month...

Black Artist Database (B.A.D.) will host its first in-person event at Hackney Wick’s Colour Factory. Set for Friday 1st October, B.A.D. Presents... includes a stellar...

Cherie Hu looks at how the paid membership platform Patreon is helping electronic artists and clubs sustain themselves, especially through the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the live events industry, and electronic music is far from unscathed. According to the latest IMS Business Report, electronic-focused festivals...

Vinyl is more popular than it’s been in years, and wax-only labels are seen as some of the best in dance music. But is our...

We're still deep in the midst of a resurgence in vinyl culture. Vinyl sales continue to rise year on year, up 12% in 2018, and vinyl-only...

Ableton have produced a lavish new book full of tips for electronic music producers.

There's a heap of DiY information online these days. One of the clear benefits of our brave new digital world is the glut of YouTube...

One of the Internet’s most talked-about acronyms — which stands for non-fungible token — is redefining digital ownership. But could NFTs really revolutionise the music...

Most people’s first experience with NFTs most likely happened within the past few months. It was also, most likely, met with confusion. As GIFs of...