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Mount Kimbie’s wallflower power
Sometimes making a statement from a corner of a room feels truer than making one from its center. Kai Campos — one-half of the London duo Mount Kimbie — believes that reasoning was crucial to his desire to make electronica in the first place.
| October 26, 2012
It burns, it burns
A presence locally with digital production efforts and a turn with Seekonk for more than a decade, C Money Burns releases this week his first full-length work under his own moniker, and its title is apt.
C Money Burns releases his first full-length work
| August 17, 2012
Grimes | Visions
The debut record from Grimes, an alias of the Montreal-based Boucher, kicks off the peculiarity parade by presenting song titles steeped in cutesy affectation.
| February 03, 2012
Dubstep's party crashes the mainstream
And with a single magazine cover, it was written.
Wobble to the top
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| December 23, 2011
Baths submerse electronics in dreamy detail
Will Wiesenfeld believes in making purposeful choices.
Kind of blue
| November 25, 2011
For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
| November 18, 2011
Ten years in, Ladytron grounded by Gravity
More than a decade into their career as trusted electro-pop veterans, Ladytron's place in the world of pop music seems as precarious as when they started.
| October 07, 2011
Interview: James Blake's dub soft-shoe
Poised in a distinctive middle ground between leftfield electronica and soulful R&B, 23-year-old Londoner James Blake has been making a name for himself of late.
| September 30, 2011
Photos: KMFDM + Army of the Universe + Human Factors Lab at Club Royale
KMFDM, Army of the Universe, and Human Factors Lab perform live at Club Royale on August 17, 2011.
Club Royale | August 17, 2011
| August 26, 2011
Identity Festival rocks out the dance party
Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
| August 19, 2011
Pantha du Prince | XI Versions of Black Noise
Outright blandness is the worst sin in all of art.
Rough Trade (2011)
| May 06, 2011
Beth Ditto | Beth Ditto EP
Remember when Mary Beth "Ditto" Patterson was just a blues singer? The Arkansas-born belter used to wail punk blues for the Gossip - the trio who made her a star - like the second coming of Janis Joplin.
| February 04, 2011
Photos: SSLLOOWW with Avoxblue
Avoxblue plays at Middlesex Lounge's monthly dance night, SSLLOOWW.
Avoxblue | Middlesex Lounge | November 30, 2010
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| December 10, 2010
Photos: Deadmau5 at the House of Blues
Deadmau5 performs live to a swarm of glowsticks at the House of Blues on July 21, 2010.
Deadmau5 | House of Blues | July 21, 2010
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| July 30, 2010
Photos: Massive Attack at the House of Blues
Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, on May 13, 2010
Massive Attack, live at the House of Blues, May 13, 2010
| May 21, 2010
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! | I Love You! I Love You! I Love You And I’m In Love With You! Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your Life!
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! are a dance/electronica collective known around the Manhattan/Brooklyn scene for their elaborate live performances, where members wear outrageous costumes made of stuffed animals and have on-stage pillow fights.
I Love You! I Love You! I Love You And I’m In Love With You! Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your Life! on Luaka Bop (2010)
| May 14, 2010
Hot Chip | One Life Stand
Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
| February 19, 2010
Four Tet | There Is Love In You
In the five years since Kieran Hebden a/k/a Four Tet last dropped a full-length, the playing field has been seriously leveled for sample-based electronic music.
| February 05, 2010
Photos: DJ Kon's fundraiser
Photos from DJ Kon's fundraiser at Middlesex Lounge
DJ Kon's fundraiser at Middlesex Lounge on August 24, 2009
| August 28, 2009
The other river rave
When heads deserted the Chinatown-warehouse rave scene in the late '90s, the house loyalists from Soul Clap and Marz Entertainment were still cracking glow sticks.
Soul Clap and Marz bring life to the banks
| June 19, 2009
It’s 4 pm in Berlin, and there’s still so much shit to do before tonight’s Moderat album release party at WMF — a transient dance club that recently reopened in an old furniture factory in the center of the old city.
Moderat bring out the best of both worlds
| May 22, 2009
Slideshow: Breakonomics 2009 at MIT's student center
Breakers, popper, and housers get on the good foot at MIT's student center
Dancers battle it out for cash prizes at Breakonomics 2009, at the MIT La Sala de Puerto Rico, April 25, 2009
| May 01, 2009
Dance, dance, evolution
They've been working together for a long time, since the late 1990s in Florida and the nascent Slowing Room, which came to Maine to become early innovators of the Portland electronic music scene.
The secret weekend start the party with Energy Broadcast System
| February 04, 2009
Various Artists | Money Will Ruin Everything
Asked to describe his label Rune Grammofon's output, Rune Kristoffersen uncomfortably offers, "It's typically somewhere between improvised, electronic, contemporary . . . ," before fading off.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
| February 03, 2009
Review: Humcrush | Rest at World's End
Replete with bands who weave jazz, modern composition, and electronic music, the Rune Grammofon label captures a thriving scene of Norwegian improvisers and composers.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
| January 13, 2009
This old house
You wouldn't know it, but throbbing away in the upper two floors of that tiny wedge of a building splitting Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue is Rise: Boston's only after-hours nightclub.
Rise celebrates 10 years on the edge
| January 12, 2009
Lows and highs
Although he lives in suburban DC — a few thousand miles and an ocean away from dubstep ground zero in London — producer Martijn Deykers (a/k/a MARTYN) was one of the genre's pivotal figures of 2008.
Martyn at Good Life; Infinity Window at Butcher Shoppe
| January 06, 2009
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