• House and Techno: Sound Systems for Clubs, Festivals, and Raves

    House and Techno: Sound Systems for Clubs, Festivals, and Raves

    The pulsating lights, the infectious energy of the crowd, and the relentless driving rhythm – house and techno aren’t just music; they’re immersive experiences. But the true magic lies in the sound system that transforms a room into a sonic cathedral. In clubs, festivals, and raves, where house and techno reign supreme, a well-designed soundscape…

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  • Music Criticism Matters More Than Ever in the Age of Algorithms

    Music Criticism Matters More Than Ever in the Age of Algorithms

    Music has always been a powerful force in our lives, shaping culture and reflecting the times. But how we discover and listen to music has changed dramatically in the digital age. Algorithms on streaming services and recommendation platforms like Spotify and YouTube curating our playlists can be a great way to find new music, but…

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  • DJ Stingray 313 at the Rex Club Paris March 23, 2024

    DJ Stingray 313 at the Rex Club Paris March 23, 2024

    DJ Stingray 313 sets are Banging, literally, that’s why we love him. Pure Detroit innovation DJ Stingray 313 at the Rex Club Paris reinforced our opinion that he is definitely a unique figure in the electronic music scene. Here’s what makes him stand out: If you’re looking for some fast-paced, inventive techno with a futuristic…

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  • DVS1 at FVTVR  Paris March 15, 2024

    DVS1 at FVTVR Paris March 15, 2024

    Both sophisticated and radical DVS1 always delivers, although the sound system and soundscape at FVTVR need work – something was wrong with the room acoustics and the clarity of the sound was quite muffled and distorted. DVS1 isn’t just a name in techno – it’s synonymous with innovation, influence, and an unwavering dedication to the…

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  • The difference between Underground and Mainstream EDM Dance Music

    The difference between Underground and Mainstream EDM Dance Music

    While both underground music and EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fall under the broader umbrella of electronic music, they have some key differences in terms of popularity, production, focus, and overall scene: Popularity: Production: Focus: Scene: These are generalizations, and there are always exceptions: Ultimately, the lines are blurring and the best way to understand the…

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  • Understanding BPMs in House & Techno: It’s Not Just About Speed

    Understanding BPMs in House & Techno: It’s Not Just About Speed

    House and techno pulsate with energy, transporting you to a world of driving rhythms and infectious grooves.The BPMs (beats per minute) – shape the sound and experience of house and techno. This seemingly technical term acts as the architect, shaping the experience and transforming listeners into dancers. Here’s how house and techno, through the rhythm…

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  • Positive Education Festival  Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023

    Positive Education Festival  Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023

    Expertly curated techno festival, the music was terrific and the sound systems impeccable – Positive Education is a really fabulous example of how festivals should be, with amazing artistic lightning and lasers used in a really minimal and subtitle way. The setting at Cité du design in an old ammunition factory was magnificent and the walls…

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  • Listen to House and Techno DJ Sets – not songs

    Listen to House and Techno DJ Sets – not songs

    In the orbit of electronic music, there exists a sublime experience that transcends the mere consumption of individual tracks. It’s a journey that takes us beyond the confines of a single song and into the boundless realm of a DJ set. In this blog post, we delve into the captivating world of House and Techno…

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  • Losing Yourself in the Rhythm: Why Dancing to Techno and House Music Makes You Happy

    Losing Yourself in the Rhythm: Why Dancing to Techno and House Music Makes You Happy

    Dancing: A Celebration of Joy and Well-Being The pulsating beats, the hypnotic melodies, the immersive atmosphere – techno and house music have the power to transport you to a different realm, one where worries dissolve and pure joy takes over. While the uplifting nature of these genres is undeniable, the science behind their ability to…

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  • House and Techno’s Pioneers: The Unwavering Excellence of Experienced DJs

    House and Techno’s Pioneers: The Unwavering Excellence of Experienced DJs

    In the ever-changing realm of house and techno, there’s a group of seasoned veterans who have consistently delivered the goods: experienced DJs who’ve spent countless hours immersed in music (some now with more than 30 years of experience) from all corners of the genre’s vast landscape. Their deep understanding of music, refined musical instincts, and…

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  • Defining Dance Music Subgenres is Impossible

    Defining Dance Music Subgenres is Impossible

    Parisian streets pulsate with the bass of underground techno, while Berlin nightclubs reverberate with the industrial clang of hardstyle. Across the globe, dance music thrives in its vast diversity, boasting myriad subgenres that seem to multiply faster than a dubstep beat drop. But here’s the truth: pinning down these subgenres with neat little labels is…

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  • The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    The Wild Ride of Rave Culture: From Underground Raves to Mainstream Madness

    Back in the early days of rave culture, the scene was a testament to underground rebellion. When the scene was just starting to find its groove, the music was like a breath of fresh air. It was funky, it was weird, and it was downright hilarious at times. The DJs were mixing together sounds and…

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  • Unveiling the Ancient Secrets: Trance, Ritual, and the Human Desire to Connect

    Unveiling the Ancient Secrets: Trance, Ritual, and the Human Desire to Connect

    For millennia, cultures across the globe have danced their way to altered states of consciousness. It’s not just about letting loose on the dance floor; rhythmic drumming and movement have long been powerful tools for shamans, healers, and spiritual seekers. Diving Deep: Trance for Transformation Imagine a world where rhythmic beats unlock the doors of…

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  • Marcel Dettmann Rex Club Fri, 10 Nov 2023

    Marcel Dettmann Rex Club Fri, 10 Nov 2023

     Marcel Dettmann at the Rex Club was very different than the last time we saw him in Paris. We liked very much some specific moments, housey, psychedelic, rappey, but did not find it as good as his other Paris set Marcel Dettmann brings intense techno beats to Carbone Club in January 2023 or the times…

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  • Forget the Past for Peace: Embracing the Present for a Brighter Future

    Forget the Past for Peace: Embracing the Present for a Brighter Future

    Let go of the past Forgetting isn’t the goal. It’s acceptance and understanding. We can’t erase the past, but we can choose how we relate to it. Like an anchor dragging us down, clinging to the past weighs heavily on our present, hindering our ability to move forward. Erasing the past is impossible, learning to…

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