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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.

By REYAN ALI  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  August 17, 2012
Grimes -- Visions

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.
Arbutus (2012)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 03, 2012

Dubstep's party crashes the mainstream

And with a single magazine cover, it was written.
Wobble to the top
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 23, 2011

Baths submerse electronics in dreamy detail

Will Wiesenfeld believes in making purposeful choices.
Kind of blue
By REYAN ALI  |  November 25, 2011

RIP .:therapy

For years, a pair of giant angels hung over the dance floor at .:therapy, an afterhours electronic dance music (EDM) club in Olneyville.
Dance Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  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.
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  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.
High steppin'
By LIZ PELLY  |  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
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 26, 2011
ID fest 3

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.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011
PDP list

Pantha du Prince | XI Versions of Black Noise

Outright blandness is the worst sin in all of art.
Rough Trade (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  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.
Deconstruction (2011)
By JEREMY ADAMS  |  February 04, 2011

Photos: SSLLOOWW with Avoxblue

Avoxblue plays at Middlesex Lounge's monthly dance night, SSLLOOWW.
Avoxblue | Middlesex Lounge | November 30, 2010
By 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
By 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
By ERIC BAUMANN  |  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)
By DAVID BOFFA  |  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.
Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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.
Domino (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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
By MELISSA OSTROW  |  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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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
By ALEXANDER HSU  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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)
By DEVIN KING  |  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)
By DEVIN KING  |  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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  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
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  January 06, 2009