"I’m of the belief that, through sound, we might be able to connect with something that we would not normally experience in most circumstances of our lives..."
Watching Takada perform was stirring; you think you know a gong for it’s harsh clang, but manipulate it precisely and you’ve got yourself a full ambient soundscape.
It was more about the legacy of Detroit’s music – an essay on culture for an audience that wanted to muse it over and ask why, rather than just get caught up in the escapism of a hefty kick snare.
We catch up with the esteemed London selector ahead of her appearance at The Warehouse Project on 18th November to talk radio, residencies, and playing the long game...
Steven Tendyra documents the celebrations and protests surrounding the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Hong Kong SAR.
“I think we’re gonna need to connect with people and go, ‘this is shit, we’re having a hard time, everyone is sad. What can we do about it?’ and I think part of that is just realising we need each other sometimes…”
“It’s like a mission for me now, it’s like a calling, I would say, to bring light into the darkness. I don’t make music anymore just to please people, or just to play, I just try to understand who I am exactly…”
"I need this 3D element in music when I go to a club."
“I’m not a religious person myself but I’ve always found that you can find a lot of raw power and emotion in music in general, but none more so than when you listen to stuff that has spirituality…”
"Using a totally different setup is what makes you write music again… It’s good…”
The Bunker New York’s second full-length album is packed with acid hiss, thump and grit.
How the ‘80s South African music industry helped fight Apartheid, and how one man sought to preserve its legacy.
"It was pretty humbling, not least because he calmly pulled the musical pants down on virtually everyone who plays techno and there behind him was his entire rider, one bottle of water and one can of coke. And he didn’t even open the coke..."
GOAT head to Ashvem Beach, Goa from 27th - 29th January for inaugural festival.
“I honestly don’t think there’s anybody else doing quite what we are… matching the modal jazz with young electronic producers that are hungry for those stems.”
the group's third album, I See You, is set to drop 13th January
Singer announces debut album and announces tour.
"There’s been a musical changing of the guard in Vienna these last few years…"
UMC/Island Records releases Endtroducing 20th anniversary edition featuring 12 specially commissioned remixes from Hudson Mohawke, Clams Casino, Prince Paul and more.
The Hepatitis C Trust's Art on a Postcard Secret Auction opens this November for its 3rd year at Maddox Gallery in Mayfair.
Great Suffolk Street to host final 2 #saveourculture parties on December 3rd and 10th, featuring Nina Kraviz, Bjarki, Craig Richards, Peter Van Hoesen and more.
Ahead of the release of Love Songs: Part 2 on 11th November, we caught up with Romare to chat about about sampling, love and the feeling of working with Hendrix.
The Funk & Soul Weekender to showcase George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Sugar Hill Gang and more.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to host major survey exhibition of the Brooklyn-based KAWS.
Berlin's Museum Berggruen to show a number of the contemporary artist's previously unexhibited works, alongside classical modern art legends.
The influential label co-founder who helped propel Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Etta James and many more into the spotlight dies.
Selfless Machines is mechanical, ordered and mathematical.
Mathew Jonson, Hreno & The Mole as Units and Measurements outfit to drop self-titled double LP on November 11th.
A new Boiler Room podcast of then 17-year-old Dilla includes input from mentor Amp Fiddler.
This Saturday, 13th October ultraDisko radio host their 2nd birthday party at The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington.
Label torchbearer T.Wiltshire steps up for Tender Hooks' fourth release and debut LP - Selfless Machines.
The Independent Label Market is to host a new event in King's Cross on 30th October and returns to its Spitalfields home on 26th November for it's annual Christmas Market.
The international electroacoustic festival returns to the Chelsea College of Art on 3rd October 2015.