Articles tagged “electronic”

5 Dance and Electronic Music Labels to Watch in 2021

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Though the past year has been devoid of clubs in their typical states, labels have continued to push scenes forward. The only dance floor you may be visiting is that of your living room and kitchen, but there has been no shortage of tunes to power you through. What follows is a selection of some […]

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7 Extraordinary Women of Early Electronic Music

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Take a moment to learn more about some of the important women who developed early electronic music in the 20th century and join the conversation on Instagram. Johanna Magdalena Beyer Johanna Magdalena Beyer (1888-1944) is the first female composer to create work for electronic instruments back in the 1930s. Although she did not reach notoriety […]

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The Coolest Records Henry Rollins Found That He Wasn’t Looking For

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As collectors, we are always on the hunt for our next score. There are the holy grails — the records that represent our greatest finds — and then there are “happy little accidents,” as Bob Ross would say. Henry Rollins shares the coolest records he found that he wasn’t looking for. Read more from Rollins […]

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You’re Invited to the Telepathic Following of Bruce Haack

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When he was about 10 years old, Peter Price heard some classmates bragging that they were on an album. A far-fetched notion at any point in the history of recorded sound, but for a young man growing up near the township of West Chester, Pennsylvania in the mid-’70s, the idea seemed downright extraordinary. Price had […]

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10 Daft Punk Deep Cuts to Check Out Right Now

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Move over, R2D2 and C-3PO. Daft Punk are probably the most famous robots in cultural history. Together, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo are bigger than the sum of their parts. The French electronic duo formed in 1993 and only just announced its retirement on Monday, February 22. You’d think someone had died the way […]

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Daft Punk Breakup Breakdown: Album Sales (and Prices) Surge on Discogs

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Daft Punk is dead. Long live Daft Punk. On Discogs, that is. The electronic duo consisting of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo announced their breakup on Monday, February 22 after 28 years of popularizing the house genre, collaborating with other big-name acts, winning Grammys, scoring a movie, and playing at shows (and houses) around […]

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Everything We Know About Scaramanga Silk and Choose Your Weapon

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Words used to describe Scaramanga Silk include “enigmatic” and “cloaked behind layers.” The British DJ has been dropping singles and EPs since 2008. Among those releases was Choose Your Weapon, which became the most expensive record ever sold on Discogs in December 2020. Choose Your Weapon is a promo gatefold with a 12-inch vinyl and […]

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Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown Talks Starting Out, ’90s Clubland, and What’s Next

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Karl “Tuff Enuff” Brown is a founding father of underground garage, a true heavyweight of the United Kingdom’s dance scene, and, last but not least, a Discogs Seller supremo. From an early love of music to cutting his teeth in the studio backroom to seminal productions, he played a pivotal role in evolving garage from […]

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Fault Radio Fosters Modern Electronic Music and DJ Culture

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Fault Radio is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to creating a center for modern electronic music and DJ culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally conceived as a pop-up live video streaming platform, it has grown and evolved with the needs of the community to include the production of podcasts, articles, documentaries, music television, […]

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Dave Lee’s First 7 Records: The Foundation of Z Records

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“People say I first heard Larry Levan play it. I first heard it in Boots, Colchester” A true originator and statesman of the United Kingdom’s house and disco scene for over three decades, Dave Lee celebrates 30 years of his label, Z Records, in 2020. All this time, he has been producing seminal singles, remixing, […]

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