There are many that call Marc Acardipane “The Godfather of Hardcore”. And that shouldn’t come as any surprise. In the early 90s the Frankfurt-based DJ/Producer was behind some of the most vital tracks in the forming of a sound that would become ubiquitous in scenes across Europe for years to come.
Benga has returned with his first track since 2016, a tough, paranoid electro cut called 'Psychosis'.
Built around a repetitive robotic vocal and simple-but-effective beat, the track comes alive through bee sting synthwork which rains down from all angles.
As the name would suggest, creating the tune was a cathartic process for the original dubsteppa, who has been outspoken about his struggles with mental health, brought about by drug use and excessive touring.
Sophia Saze offers up an eclectic techno selection for the latest edition of our Fresh Kicks series.
Originally from Tbilisi, Georgia, but now based in Brooklyn, Saze is about as creative as they come. A multimedia artist who’s been involved with music and dance from a young age, she's now turning heads in the techno scene with her well-crafted, highly varied output.
There’s something very apt about the name of Sydney, Australia’s electro fiend Jensen Interceptor. He sounds like a cosmic voyager, but it’s actually the name of a 1970s car with a distinct old-school look. The combination of futuristic and retro influences in his hands is a powerful one.
Electro inspires a fervid following. The genre is a bubbling underground scene populated by dedicated labels, DJs and diverse producers, scattered across the world, and united by the connectivity of the internet and a spirit of camaraderie.
Rebekah drops her debut album 'Fear Paralysis' via Slam's Soma Records this month, and we've secured a mind-blending slice of cross-pollinated electro titled 'Tell Me Your Secrets' for an exclusive first listen.
Primarily techno-focused, but built upon broken beats and psychedelic soundscapes along with pounding four-to-the-floor rhythms, 'Fear Paralysis' offers wide-ranging but cohesive, cerebral experience.
Our premiere, 'Tell Me Your Secrets', blurs the boundaries between techno and electro, setting an off-kilter beat against fluttering, twisted synthwork.
Juan Atkins (pictured) teams up with old mucker Orlando Voorn once again this month, reviving their Frequency vs Atkins project for brand new album, 'Mind Merge', for Out-ER.
Friends since the birth of techno in '80s, Atkins and Voorn first introduced Frequency vs Atkins in 1992, with their 'Industrial Metal' / 'Kiss The Sky Remix' release for Lower East Side Records.
After various collaborations, the project returned with with the track 'Reloaded' for Out-ER's fifth anniversary compilation last year.
Deadmau5 has shared a new six-minute minimix previewing his forthcoming album, 'Stuff I Used To Do'.
The six-minute clip reveals much of the material is of a slower-pace than is usual for the Mau5, with many tracks leaning towards hip-hop and brash electro influences.
German techno DJ/producer Helena Hauff is riding the crest of a wave right now. An analogue freak signed to Ninja Tune-affiliate label Werkdiscs — the label overseen by Actress — she’s just been snapped up by BBC Radio 1 for a residency, and has been rocking floors all over with her killer vinyl-only DJ sets. DJ Mag travels to Essen in Germany to one of her extended gigs to talk analogue kit, acid classics and what to do if your studio catches on fire...
In the lead up to their new LP, that's set for release later this year, Digitalism have announced a brand new single, 'Roller'.
It's a huge, room spanning piece of thrash electro fire, that's designed to pave the way for what's to come from the Hamburg based duo.
Easy listening this is not, save this one for the very deepest and darkest depths of the dance floor!