In Brazil a new generation of artists are fusing rhythms and shaking up established musical codes.
The independent label born in 1989 in Sheffield accompanied the electronic music revolution, becoming synonymous with Intelligent Dance Music, before gradually opening up to more hybrid styles in the 2000's, with as much foresight as ever.
When cinema gets lost by becoming too commercial, it's time to turn to the art of sounds, and imagine other universes, ad infinitum. Make your own movies while listening to this strange and hypnotic collection of electronic music.
From the working-class neighborhoods inhabited by Latin American migrants, to the trendy discos frequented by Spain’s elite youth, reggaeton has become a unifying force that transcends issues of race, gender, or social class.
Paris will always be Paris. A journey from Bohemia into the more chic districts, from the frenzy of Offenbach to the mischief of Montmartre, from the balls in Bastille to the clubs of the Marais. And not forgetting Notre Dame and the Paris Opera, of course!
Built on the heritage of Japanese music’s Golden Age (the 60's to the late 80's), the current Tokyo music scene is vast, hosting many genres, subcultures and niches, and making the city one of the most exciting local music scenes in the world.
It’s where reggaeton meets sensual pop, MC’s scathing flows describe blatant social inequalities and soaring electronica tries to soothe a violent populous. Welcome to the new sounds from Medellín.
Colombian Eblis Àlvarez douses cumbia and salsa with LSD to generate some blistering hot psychedelia. South American music subsequently developed into a bit of a hobby for him, much like the blues for Captain Beefheart or pop for The Residents.
When the natural world is sampled it plunges the listener into an immersive musical experience.
Peaceful songs to help you journey through time and music, and into slumber.
From the electro pop of the 1980s to music for Bertolucci and Almodovar, here is a portrait of a musical chameleon who’s turned his hand to everything from Kraftwerk, to Bach, Ravel, Kenny Larkin, and Debussy. Get ready for some classical classics.
Rich in European, Latin American and Caribbean influences, Buenos Aires is an open-air musical laboratory where one can hear the most danceable cumbia-reggaeton to the most ethereal synth-pop.
Bowie’s death on 10th January 2016 was a shared moment of trauma for every music lover. But some musicians are keeping the legend alive through vaulting covers.
Disco, gospel, Bach, Chinese groove, a splash of the organ and a twist of New Year groove for this very eclectic end-of-year cocktail.
The story of how a piece of software intended to correct voices was transformed into an essential part of a record producer’s toolkit and a playful way to add effects.
Initially a commercial failure, the Roland TB-303 gained a dance music history after falling into the hands of a group of pioneering electronic producers.
A vital period of music history, given the groups it gave birth to, the ecstatic movement born in Manchester at the end of the 80’s is famous for its capacity to marry indie rock with dance music.
The majority of independent labels are linked to musical trends. Much rarer are those embracing a wider range of genres. Mute Records belongs to this latter category, reflecting the diversity of British, European and global new-wave for over forty years.
For twenty years the American John Dwyer has applied himself with Herculean effort to the resurrection of 70s psychedelic rock.
For over a decade vaporwave, thought of as zero sum electronic music, inspired many artists through its collage of satire and modern critique.
Immerse yourself into the wild back catalog of Thomas Jenkinson, the ingenious one man band behind the Warp label.
Exploring the work of cult hero Matthew Herbert, from his early house productions through to his sound art under various monikers.
Music From Memory is impossible to pigeonhole and always naturally ahead of the curve. Don’t be surprised if the next favourite album that you haven’t heard yet is released on the label.
Without this minimalist and underground style of icy beauty, bands like Actress or Ariel Pink might never have existed.
Developed in the US during the 2010s, this subgenre of rap uses lo-fi electro production to create hazy atmospheres of slow rhythms, and mostly sombre lyrics.
Eclectic Brazilian pop diva Marisa Monte undoubtedly had one of the most successful careers in the history of this musical continent.
In terms of music, he is Our Father. No need for a calling card, his immense works, even more than that of Mozart, speaks to everyone. Whether you want to meditate or dance amongst the stars, Bach is there, the master of rhythm and enchantment. The proof comes in the number of musical genres that continue to pay tribute to him.
There are two ways to hear the summer. One is with the light music of Bach, Beethoven, Haydn and Debussy. The other is with what emerged from the summers of love between 1968 to 1988 where house music and raves emerged. We will see that these two styles are far from being incompatible.
Our latest night time journey will take you far from the realms of human existence and is best listened to somewhere between midnight and 5am.
A tour of the different ways in which the sub-Saharan thumb piano has been employed, from reimagined versions of “All Blues” to “Love Supreme”.
The fourth and final installment, in which we take a chronological look at the career of one of the most influential artists of pop (and avant-garde) music.
Part three, in which we take a chronological look at the career of one of the most influential artists of pop (and avant-garde) music.
Part two. Dive into the work of one of the most influential artists of pop (and avant-garde).
Part one. Dive into the work of one of the most influential artists of pop (and avant-garde).
A cross between synthetic and industrial music, the Venezuelan producer’s work can feel like being at a contemporary art exhibition where anything can happen and things might get shaken up. From Björk to Kanye West, Arca is called upon to make music innovative and weird.
A look at how Theo Parrish's reputation as a DJ and producer over the past three decades has placed him as a cult figure in dance music
A genius producer, Moroder introduced the synth to film scores and revolutionised disco and electro pop with an impressive roster of hits.
A major figure of the French Touch movement as part of the duos Motorbass and Cassius, Philippe Zdar was also a much sought-after producer in the 2000s for his ability to mix dance, rock, pop and soul.
After twenty years under the sign of the hybrid groove, the London label has found its second wind. It never forgot where it came from and continues to shine a light on the best developments in the alternative music scene.
It started with turntables and steadily grew to include a huge range of production methods. The first two decades of Ninja Tune were spent ahead of the curve, laying the groundwork for the future of music.
Ecstasy and pollen, feverish funk, electro sunrises, songs of change and seasonal dances from Vienna to Manaus.
As a rule, semi-precious energy stones are used for meditation and healing. Of course, each one also represents love... either for oneself or for others.
A vast metropolis at the crossroads of Africa and the Middle East, Cairo is once again home to a music scene whose stylistic diversity bears witness to its creativity. It’s a panorama that ranges from club hits to post-punk bangers.
The eargasm: a feeling of euphoria brought about by listening to sensual music...
Ever since the cultural revival brought about by the Jasmine Revolution, the electro and rap scenes in Tunis have been blooming.
Russian winters, icy impressions by Debussy and Joël Grare, northern lights with Sibelius and Saarihao, revisited baroque tremors in electro.
March, the month of flowers budding, of returning light. For the Romans it was the month of war, and of a mysterious world little known to us humans.
By becoming the most recognisable name in electronic music, the French duo has acquired universal pop star fame and become a major influence for both French producers and international artists.
The perfect playlist to get your kids dancing, open them up to the world, and help them develop the same impeccable taste in electronic music as you.
The third and final part of ‘krautrock’ – a jokey name given to one of the most fantastic pop music movements of the end of the 20th century.
The second part of ‘krautrock’ – a jokey name given to one of the most fantastic pop music movements of the end of the 20th century.
The first part of ‘krautrock’ – a jokey name given to one of the most fantastic pop music movements of the end of the 20th century.
He could have become a footballer, but a twist of fate led him to make his mark on an altogether different terrain – the sound machine. With just a handful of records, Darren Cunningham has become the go to for fans of a slightly skewed electro beat [or sound].
In terms of production, the Scottish artist has achieved the unthinkable: mixing radical experimental works with more recognisable dance and pop, both under the name Sophie (stylised as SOPHIE) and through rich collaborations with Charli XCX, Madonna and Vince Staples.
Take a nighttime voyage through various styles of electronic music (dubstep, IDM, vaporwave, micro-house, techno, ambient). To be listened to between the hours of midnight and 5am.
Let’s bring to light all the tracks that have languished in the shadows of The English Riviera, the album that brought Metronomy to fame.
Under a cryptic pseudonym, the New York producer Daniel Lopatin has invented a certain style of contemporary electronic music that feeds on the past without ever becoming overly nostalgic.
Lasting more than just one summer, rave music became the soundtrack of the 90s youth who created their own rules of clubbing, and invaded not only the dancefloor but also the charts.
With its acid house and rave parties, 1988 was the year that Europe was introduced to the new hedonistic culture of electronic music and partying, already present in the USA. Clubbing would never be the same again.
Having emerged from the shadows after keeping his identity a secret for so long, the London-based producer has established himself as a key force in electronic music. His dark and fascinating music is the ideal soundtrack to the fears of a new century.
Our three-playlist series ‘Birdsong’ is a journey following the many influences of birds throughout the history of music. This is the first episode: From love to death.
It was by entering Solar da Malhada that Lucy's getaway would turn into a really formative experience. Read the story. Then listen to the soundtrack and close your eyes. The film will unfold in front of you….
A major independent label focussing on the most notable new musical genre of the 21st century – dubstep – Hyperdub have built a fascinating back catalogue with Burial and the label’s boss Kode9 as figureheads.
The London producer has transformed himself into a first-rate artist through a grateful synthesis of dubstep, piano, soul, and R&B.
Create your own David Lynch film by listening to some music that, albeit unintentionally, reflects some of the disquieting strangeness that exists in all of his films.
A musical travelogue through London, a city that I love and that has been my home for 7 years. Mind the gap!
Through his producing, his remixing and his thrilling DJ sets alongside his band The xx, this London artist has established himself as one of the past decade’s most exciting and inventive players on the electro scene.
Starting in the 90s, a sort of post-digital electronic music has emerged from artists putting glitches and errors at the center of their compositions, something quite different from mainstream techno.
An absolutely vital producer of the noughties’ indie scene, Four Tet was soon being asked to work for other artists. This playlist explores Kieran Hebden’s prolific remixes and collaborations.
Beyond its sticky sweet pop and more traditional sounds, a powerful alternative music scene is thriving in Lebanon.
During the 2000s the Cologne label established itself as one of the most important houses of electro music, managing to unite rigid techno, sensuality, and ambient beauty.
Whilst neoperreo, a digital DIY subgenre of reggaeton, might be a child of the internet worldwide, its flame burns brightest in Santiago.
From his post-rock band Fridge to his solo project Four Tet, the master of sound manipulation, Englishman Kieran Hebden took the road less travelled as he gradually left the lands of electronic folk to get closer to the dancefloor.
From Nujabes’ melodic boom to Kohh’s seductive trap, come and dive into the world of Japanese rap.
InFiné, the multifaceted recording group will celebrate its fifteenth year of musical activism next year. Meet the label behind Rone, Arandel, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, Bruce Brubaker, Murcof, Vanessa Wagner or Deena Abdelwahed.
A story about producers from the Dominican Republic whose desire to get their neighbourhood dancing got the whole world to move.
How did this frantic music from the street parties of Dar es Salaam emerge as a niche global genre?
Following the explosion of electronic music, this northern English city invented its own electronic sound influenced by its industrial past.
Born in the 90s, this is the playful and soothing side of electronic music, matching your wildest dreams and maybe even fulfilling them.
If jazz has been revived in London then it’s on the dancefloors, thanks to a growing audience of twenty-somethings.
Uncompromising, forward-thinking and elusive: the mysterious duo fostered an unrivaled creative tidal wave in underground electronic music.
Four German electronic music pioneers took over the synthesiser in 1970s and changed pop music forever.
Kendrick Lamar, Louis Cole, Khadja Bonet, Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak, Jonwayne and Tyler, The Creator all come from the same place? It seems neither vain nor overrated to remember that everything happens in Los Angeles.
In the beginning there was Hiatus Kaiyote, a quartet of "future soul" formed in Melbourne in 2011...
Founded in 1994 by Laurent Garnier and Eric Morand, the Paris-based label contributed greatly to France’s emerging electro scene, before closing its doors in 2008.
From 1993 until today, relive 27 years of music from the iconic British electronic in 3 hours and 10 minutes.
1981 bookmarked the transition into a new world. Listen to the future's foreshadowing while immersing yourself in the Dionysian sweat of a discotheque for a wild ride.
Imagine a room in an unknown city. The sounds of the city are muffled and distant. Time stands still.
From Manitoba to Caribou, Canadian producer Dan Snaith has made the fascinating transition from alt rock to electro without losing any of his abilities as a songwriter.
From 1991 onwards, Kraftwerk has favoured reworking, restructuring and constantly updating their former compositions.
New Order have never been so sincere as in the melancholy of their ballads, when slowness gave them time to strip down