Unless you’ve been hiding in your fully prepped bunker in the middle of the desert with no wifi to wait out the apocalypse, you’d be well aware that COVID 19 has decimated the entire music industry, taking the underground electronic scene with it.
Half Wild put out the call a few weeks ago to musicians
The CEO of Goldman Sachs moonlights as a DJ and is even making (awful) dance tracks. We’ve had about enough of it. How electronic music is playing a vital – and viral – role in the whitewashing of Wall Street’s most notorious bank.
Lloyd Blankfein is a loathsome man. The longtime CEO and chairman even
There are cameras. There’s video and 3D. What happens when you create a futuristic mixed reality space that combines them, live? I headed to a cavernous northern New Jersey warehouse to find out.
With or without the pandemic crisis, our lives in the digital age straddle physical and imagined, meatspace and electronic worlds. XR represents
“I was sleeping in my Dr Martens, with a huge jacket and two sweaters on it was so cold,” begins VTSS. “We’d have to go down to the basement with a head torch to get some wood to put in the burner. Everything smelled like the liquid smoke you put on barbecues, all my clothes, all
There was a time in the mid 90s when you couldn’t set foot inside a nightclub without hearing Stretch & Vern’s I’m Alive, such was the crossover success of Jules ‘Vern’ Peake and Stuart ‘Stretch’ Silvester’s dancefloor smash.
The duo followed that up with the stomping Get Up! Go Insane! in 1997, a pivotal record
As reported on Australia’s ABC, one of the distinguishing features of SARS-CoV-2 is the crown, or corona, of spikes on its surface. Zoom in to those infinitesimal spikes further and they’re made up of chains of proteins, looping and folding over one another.
In an attempt to understand this new pathogen better, musician and engineer
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If you miss dancing until all hours of the morning at sweaty nightclubs, you’re not alone. To fill the void while we are all stuck inside, the folks over at Revs have launched a party playlist for your listening pleasure.
After asking regulars what song they most want to hear when they
Now we have to say goodbye to raving for the foreseeable future, It’s time to ask a few questions: Is it OK to grieve for it? Was it ever a good idea to rave in the face of a pandemic? Can dancing to 160bpm+ hardcore be bittersweet?
Last month saw the last of our public
In February, Grimes introduced the world to Miss Anthropocene: a moody, high-gloss embodiment of the environmental crisis. Less than a month later, with the advent of COVID-19, everything came to a halt. As this new normal of social isolation ensues, our tense relationship with the environment becomes even more heightened. Against our will, we have
There’s a joke in Simon Amstell’s stand-up show Numb in which he says the key to avoiding despair while living alone is making plans. If you don’t make plans, “you wake up, and it just gets darker.” Ah, comedy; it’s funny ‘cause it’s true! Or so I thought until that truth came uncomfortably close to my own reality. I don’t live
Black Rock Desert may stay dark this year as plans for Burning Man remain uncertain while the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Burning Man Project, the nonprofit that organizes the event in the Nevada desert each year, has postponed its main ticket sale scheduled to launch April 8, organizers announced Monday,
The ethos of electronic music festivals is one of openness and acceptance. When attendees pass through the front gates, they (hopefully) check their egos at the door and join co-revelers of all walks of life. This attitude fosters an environment where people can express themselves in ways that might be unacceptable or scandalous elsewhere.