Category: Music

80s Chicago New Wave scene

This news segment (uploaded by Bill Hammons) appeared on channel 7 back in 1985. It shows footage of the Liedernacht (aka City Club) and the fabulous Asylum. Chicago was home to a number of...

Google launched a browser-based sequencer for making music

Chrome Music Lab has launched a new music creation tool called Song Maker. A browser-based experience, Song Maker is a sequencer that allows you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing, then...

Download a 30-module virtual synthesizer

VCV Rack is a powerful new piece of open-source software that gives you control of over 30 modules. Launched at Illinois’ Knobcon 2017 tech convention over the weekend, VCV Rack boasts modules from the...

Enter the techno club that became Berghain

As any techno fan knows, trying to find good footage from within Berghain is almost as difficult as getting inside the celebrated Berlin club in the flesh. It’s doubly amazing, then, that we’re now...

Download this 20 gigabyte gabber sample pack

After years of operating comfortably within the confines of underground scenes beyond the purview of most dance music press and aficionados, gabber is now facing a wave of curious interest and hyped-up popularity. Electronicbeats.net’s report on...

Two new Technics turntables are coming

Panasonic has formally introduced the newest additions to its Technics turntable line at CES: the SP-10R and the SL-1000R. The original SP10 was launched in 1969 and was the first direct drive turntable. Panasonic...

We Call It Techno!

With techno now stronger than ever, the German scene is revered among the world’s most powerful and influential. It’s an ideal time to look back upon its cultural roots – in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne,...

Listen to Neil Young’s online music archive

If ever there was a time to listen to Neil Young, it’s today. The musician’s entire catalog is available to stream for free on his newly launched archival website. “We developed [the archive] to provide fans...

Listen: Kölsch @ Circoloco DC10 (Oct. 2)

Circoloco is about as DC10 as DC10 gets. From humble beginnings in 1999, the Monday party (which still holds down the same weekly slot) has become a rite of passage for anyone who likes clubbing in its...

Speicher 100

Succeeding a recent run of much-acclaimed outings by stand-out artists such as Laurent Garnier (KOM EX 95), Kölsch (KOM EX 97 & 93) or Christian Nielsen & Locked Groove (KOM EX 96), our SPEICHER...