Articles tagged “electronic”

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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The Cultural Impact of the Technics SL-1200 Turntable, Then and Now

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“You say … you say … you say, you say, you say, you say, you say one for the trouble …” These words, lurching forward and then pausing and rewinding, hesitant at first, as if aware that a new world awaits on the other side when this pause is resolved, form the opening seconds of […]

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Mort Garson’s New Reissues Show Off the Range of His Synth Legacy

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Sitting in Day Darmet’s living room is a pair of cherished keepsakes: the batons that her father, composer and musician Mort Garson, once wielded during his days as an arranger and conductor for recordings by pop artists like Doris Day, Liza Minnelli, and Rod McKuen. “One of the best times I used to have with […]

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Why You Should Listen to FKA Twigs’ LP1 Through Your Headphones

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View LP1 on Discogs FKA Twigs arrived with a quiet jolt in 2012 with a self-released EP that didn’t sound quite like anything else. Her fusion of electronic music, R&B, choral music, trip hop, and avant-garde pop came awfully close to being that rarest of things: a new kind of music. At this point in […]

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10 Amazing Afro-Club Records Hand-Picked by Jokkoo


In partnership with dublab Barcelona, a non-profit online radio station with a sister site in Los Angeles, Discogs shining a light on artists. The following is a list of must-listen Afro-club albums chosen by Jokkoo. Jokkoo was born around two years ago in Barcelona as a reaction to the lack of contemporary African musical representation […]

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Resident Advisor Rewind: Skeng by The Bug featuring Killa P and Flow Dan

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Published in partnership with Resident Advisor, our Rewind series dips into electronic music’s archives to dust off albums from decades past. The first sound you hear on “Skeng,” the 2007 anthem by The Bug featuring Killa P and Flowdan, is a man cackling uncontrollably. This tells you everything you need to know about the energy […]

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14 Albums On The Astralwerks Label That Tell the Story of Electronic Music

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Between the liner notes of each Astralwerks release lies the story of electronic music. The American record label was formed in 1993 by Brian Long as an imprint of Brit-rock label Caroline Records. Immediately, it’s mission was to give a home to electronic musicians, and within five years, it secured its place as a leader […]

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Rewind: St Germain’s Tourist

Published in partnership with Resident Advisor, Rewind is a review series that dips into electronic music’s archives to dust off music from decades past. It’s the year 2000. You walk into a chic fusion restaurant, where people knock back sake-tinis at the bar while the chefs put together sushi rolls with ingredients that don’t belong […]

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Rewind: Luomo’s Vocalcity

Published in partnership with Resident Advisor Rewind is a review series that dips into electronic music’s archives to dust off music from decades past. Luomo’s Vocalcity was a landmark in the microhouse/minimal sound that dominated clubs in the early years of the 21st century. Released on May 23, 2000, the album got a re-release in […]

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Anthems For Today: Devo’s Freedom Of Choice At 40

At the start of 1980, the fate of synth-pop superheroes Devo was uncertain. Demo tapes had already garnered the Akron, Ohio natives a glittery fan base including David Bowie and Iggy Pop, and saw their 1978 Warner Brothers debut Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! produced by none other than maverick Brian […]

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