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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...

Dorothy maps out innovators to a Theremin circuit...

At the beginning of the year we were drooling over Dorothy’s iconic prints of the Haçienda, London’s Astoria and more, and now the company has just...

Welsh music feature

Since electronic music’s early days, Wales has produced incredible artists, but is often overlooked in its history. Here, Dave Jenkins celebrates the unsung heroes of the scene and meets a new generation putting their national identity at the forefront of their music

Croeso i Gymru, a land rich with music history. Home to the oldest festival of music and culture in Europe (the Eisteddfod, 1176), Marconi’s first...

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...

The one-hour film features artists interviews with Juan Atkins and Pan-Pot, plus a score by Marc Houle...

A new documentary about Berlin’s techno scene and electronic music history is coming this week.

Sound of Berlin, set for release this Friday, 18th May...

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's subcultures have been documented by a host of photographers and archivists in the last four decades, and some excellent photobooks have been released...

During the 1980s, renowned photographer, broadcaster and DJ Normski was immersed in London’s hip-hop culture, his lense capturing a critical moment before the genre went...

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...

Nyege Nyege’s Hakuna Kulala has also announced a new EP from Congolese producer Rey Sapienz

Uganda's Nyege Nyege collective have announced the next two releases on their Nyege Nyege Tapes and Hakuna Kulala labels.

The east African electronic arts collective...

New music podcast, Cwm Dancing, celebrates Welsh electronic music

A new music podcast "celebrates and champions" Welsh electronic music.


Cwm Dancing is hosted by writer and presenter Dave Columbo Jenkins on his 1 More...

DJ Mag-backed initiative nominated in Webby Awards

The Academy of Electronic Music (AEM) - the collaborative project from DJ Mag, Armada Music, Point Blank Music School and Google - made history last...

The directory includes books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and more

A new online archive compiling resources about Black music history has launched.

The Black Music History Library was created by journalist Jenzia Burgos and aims...

The 16-minute short is available on Netflix now

A new Netflix documentary tells story of man broadcasting music into space to contact aliens.

Titled John Was Trying To Contact Aliens, the 16-minute documentary...

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...