Alex Niggemann Interview
How long ago did electronic music first speak to you so strongly that it became a passion? About how young were you? Well, I grew up at the time where electronic music first got really big in the early 90s. I think even the first music I danced to at a kids party in my … [Read more…]
Is vinyl better than digital?
There have been a lot of debates concerning the sound quality of vinyl and digital recordings. Everyone is taking sides and trying to defend their choice. Unfortunately, there is no clear answer yet on which among the two is better. Determining which one sounds better is quite subjective. In addition, there are other salient … [Read more…]
How BTURN is Changing the Way the World Thinks About the Balkans
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…]
Marc Houle Interview
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…]
Tomorrowland Festival 2012
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
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…]
Guide to Sónar 2012.
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…]