Techno

Techno is a form of electronic music featuring driving 4/4 beats varying in tempo from 120 to 150 beats per minute.

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Watch the Trailer: Jeff Mills in Man From Tomorrow

Axis Records has posted the trailer for Man From Tomorrow, the 45 minute experimental documentary about Detroit Techno pioneer Jeff Mills. Director Jacqueline Caux is known for her artistic take on the documentary genre, which...
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Robert Hood & Floorplan: Shaker/Ritual

Nostalgia is an illness, or at least that's what doctors once believed. Today, it's less a communicable virus than a kind of collective mania. In times of uncertainty, frustration and personal and economic dislocation,...

Somewhere on the HIGHway to Chapora

This was either the last nice find of the previous year or the first of the new one - I can’t remember which, but it’s been out long enough that I feel some shame...

Rareified Air from Keith Worthy, Hieroglyphic Being & Steven Tang

Made in Detroit and remixed in Chicago, three guys I love a lot come together for Aesthetic Audio.
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Rondell Adams: A 5 Mag Mix #35

FIERCE new mix and interview from Rondell Adams for A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature House Music mix series.

PercTrax Goes “One Louder” from Ghost In The Machine

Screams from machines strapped down and beaten until they break and then pieced back together from Ghost In The Machine on PercTrax.

The Philly Days of Josh Wink

Legendary DJ, producer and label owner Josh Wink talked to Michaelangelo Matos about the early days of Philadelphia's electronic music scene for City Pages.

#ListenUp Private Persons Showcases Stunning 6 Track EP from Art Crime

Memoirs of Naive from Art Crime is bursting with beauty, from emotional techno through deep house on into disconnected and ethereal ambience. Out in July 2018 on vinyl from Private Persons in Russia.

Specter’s “Built To Last” is Nearly Perfect

Specter's Built To Last is nearly perfect, structurally and musically it is top 5 on the album of the year list of anyone that wants to be taken seriously.

Matt Dubspun Brings Back Vibenotic with Ground Zero EP

Vibenotic Recordings, a Chicago imprint of yore, serves as an outlet for Matt Dubspun's eclectic electronic sounds.

The Culture with Marshall Applewhite

Only in the Midwest - and really, only in a city like Detroit - could you find a producer and DJ like Marshall Applewhite.
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#ListenUp Anti Patriot’s Ideology is Aggro, Politically Charged Techno

New release from D-Knox's Sonic Mind is an EP of techno on the theme of physical disobedience from the mysterious "Anti-Patriot."
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US Embassy & religious leaders condemn the most boring rave in the world

About 30 people showed up at a historic monastery in Cyprus for the world's most boring rave and earned international and religious condemnation.
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Upstairs Asylum’s Unity Vol 1 is the best V/A of the year & it really isn’t...

Norm Talley brings together not just 8 of the best producers from Detroit but some of their best work on Unity Vol 1, featuring Jon Dixon, Darren Abrams, Rick Wade, Mike Clark, Kai Alce, Kyle Hall, Eddie Fowlkes and Santonio Echols.
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Midland, Lone & more remix Tom VR’s Please Keep Shimmering

Box-fresh futurist techno with remixed tracks from Tom VR's Please Keep Shimmering album.
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True to the roots: Hector Ram drops vinyl cut Midnight Sounds

Bouncing basement thumps and the unapologetic love for the motherbeat carries through across all four original tracks on Midnight Sounds, a vinyl-only cut from Hector Ram and Short Attention Records.

MAL.E emerges with a new techno identity on Something Manufactured

Fixed Rhythms drops this crash between high tech and low tech soul from MAL.E, the new alias of Mali Mase.
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DJ Skull: Don’t Look Back

One of the most versatile producers to come out of Chicago in the 1990s, DJ Skull is back on the scene and working at a more prolific pace than ever. Consider it making up for...

In Residence with Housepitality, San Francisco

The poet Allen Ginsberg called them the "classic stations of the earth" - the points on a map where people seemed to gather, quite spontaneously, to celebrate life and create a scene. We're calling...
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Leigh Morgan vs Lucatwana: Made In Jupiter

Leigh Morgan sends his greetings. The founder of what had been one of my favorite labels, Urban Torque, has reappeared with a new release on a new label, Fancy Human. That hiatus was always...

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The Wonderful Karl The Voice Has Passed Away

French West Indies vocalist Karl The Voice remembered as a kindly figure whose voice animated tracks by Fred Everything, Franck Roger, Marc Cotterell, Playin 4 The City, Bob Sinclar and more.