The cult classic website, Iskhur's Guide to Electronic Music, has (finally) been given an update.
First launched in 1999, the domain maps out the links between various sub genres, from Italo to gloomcore, tracing roots back to the birth of experimental and musique concrète in the first half of the 20th Century.
Presented as a timeline, users can zoom-in on individual decades, clicking through to in-depth descriptions of each micro-canon, with streamable tracks providing aural examples for each.
Louisahhh will release her new single ‘Feral Rhythm’ on 6th September via her own RAAR imprint.
The track offers just what its title suggests. Described as “a modern anthem, a call to action, a loving upsetter”, the track is a ferocious industrial EBM cut with rousing vocal incantations and a noisy backbone.
Instytut will return for two more DIY parties next month.
In June, the female-fronted Instytut collective descended on a 19th-century fortress in Eastern Poland for Instytut festival, which featured performances from the likes of Antigone, Ben Klock, Ellen Allien and Maceo Plex.
On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September, the next edition of Instytut will take place at Poland's Instytut Energetyki, with the main stage located inside the highest voltage hall.
A new documentary traces the history of Detroit techno.
Directed by London-based filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, and produced by Frieze and Italian fashion house Gucci, the twenty-minute Black to Techno covers the legendary rise of the genre in the Michigan city.
One of the most exciting DJs from the new wave of high-speed and industrial techno artists, Martyna Maja, AKA VTSS, has been carving a niche of her own. Marrying demonic industrial techno with EBM, sped-up trance and hardcore, the Polish DJ, producer and live act has been wowing audiences across the globe with her high-energy, heavy-hitting sets. Her unpredictable selections and tight mixing have recently landed her a number of gigs at revered venues like Berghain, De School in Amsterdam, and London’s The Pickle Factory.
Berlin’s Atonal Festival has capped its incredible 2019 lineup.
The latest additions include rRoxymore, Forest Drive West and Mala, who join previously announced names like Bambounou, Buttechno, Objekt + Ezra Miller, SHYBOI, Terrence Dixon, James Ruskin, Umwelt, Solid Blake, and Fever AM founders Mor Elian and Rhyw, who’ll play back-to-back.
Atonal takes place from August 28 to September 1 at the cavernous and industrial Kraftwerk.
For the first time since her ‘I Want To Be A Stewardess’ single landed on Nina Kraviz' трип Recordings’ ‘Don’t Mess With Cupid Cause Cupid Ain’t Stupid’ compilation last year, Russia’s Ishome is reurning to the Russian label for her debut EP as Shadowax.
Described by трип as “a fun-filled package of effervescent techno and mutant bass jams,” the four-track ‘Nikolai Reptile’ EP lands on September 2nd. Pre-order here.
Relocating to London gave Medvesek the chance to venture into new and inspiring territories, spending nights (and mornings) in clubs like now-defunct West End institution The End, and Plastic People, the beloved and sorely-missed club that artists including Four Tet and Floating Points consider intrinsic to their careers.
“What they were doing was totally unique, and I loved the genre free approach to music,” Medvesek remembers. “The sheer passion behind their work and the love of a good party. People like Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, for example, are responsible for a sound that we now take for granted, but back then it was completely alien and fresh. Numbers paved a lot of paths in electronic music, the effect of these labels is global.”
As well as Nightrave, a creative project called Producergirls, founded by E M M A and co-run by Medvesek, hosts workshops for women who are looking to explore production techniques and Ableton/FL Studio software. “I’m super proud to be part of Producergirls and the ripple effect it created” she says, “to see women that attended our workshops go on to have careers in music is just incredible.”
Nina Kraviz has shared a new video for her track, 'Dream Machine', directed by Artem Nanushyan.
The clip is a minimalist work, with the high-flying technoist pictured on a rug, slowly moving and contorting as the tune carries itself on a hypnotic knife-edge.
Bound for hell in a homemade vessel the UK may be, but at least this month gives us plenty of opportunities to go out dancing.