For several decades, the Balkan has been more associated with war, political conflict, and desperate economic times, than with any other interest. That is no longer the case, however, and the Balkan region is enjoying a renewed sense of stability, artistic growth, and economic development. The online news magazine site, BTURN, looks to shine … [Read more…]
From a kid with a love for obscure new-wave and analog synths, to his current position at the reigns of Items & Things, Marc Houle has gotten major mileage out of his incredible talent as a prolific music-making machinist. His journey has taken him from Richie Hawtin’s club “13 Below” in Detroit, to a … [Read more…]
Thousands of electronic dance music (EDM) fans descended on Belgium July 27-29 for one of Europe’s largest music events of the year, the Tomorrowland 2012 music festival. Concert goers anticipated the event so much that it sold out all 180,000 tickets in seconds. Estimates placed the numbers of attendees at 60,000 or more. The … [Read more…]
Exit Festival 2012 Novi Sad Novi Sad’s 13th annual Exit Festival took place at the Petrovaradin Fortress from July 12 – July 15, 2012. This amazing collection of different musical talent has captured the imagination of music lovers worldwide for a good reason. Over 2 million people from approximately 60 countries have enjoyed … [Read more…]
Sónar, the annual festival bringing together the world’s best in electronic music and in multimedia art, will kick off its biggest celebration yet June 14-16 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the 19th “International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art,” as it is formally known. The three-day event … [Read more…]
Coming from a musical background, with a grandfather who was a high school music teacher in addition to playing bass guitar with Bill Haley and the Comets and a father who played in a variety of rock bands throughout the 1950s and 1960s,Sean O’Neal co-founded the Tuning Spork and FuzzyBox,the Foundsound,Unfoundsound and Little Helpers record labels. Sean … [Read more…]
Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, Pan-Pot’s duo team, have launched a twisted and somber techno career since their inception in 2005. Their official debut, “Popy & Caste“, from their debut artist album Pan-O-Rama, has set the stage for dance music that turns conventional techno on its head. More recent hits are “Gravity” and “No One … [Read more…]
Silicone Soul has a significant place in today’s modern club music scene. This master DJ’s duo by Craig Morrison and Graeme Reedie is bonded by their soulful remixes and sounds that are unique and interesting, true to their souls and to their music. It gave me great pleasure to meet and greet this musical duo.