Genres

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Top DJs 2023

    Top DJs 2023

    Top DJs we have seen this year: Marcel Dettmann, DJ Stingray 313, DVS1, Paula Temple, Rødhåd, Dave Clarke, Ben Klock, Kink, Helena Hauff, D’Julz, Laurent Garnier, LSDxoxo, SPFDJ, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Manu le Malin, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Adamant Scream, Li-z , Jeff Mills, Ricardo Villalobos, Hector Oates, Slam, Zadig, Acid Arab, Daria Kolosova,…

  • Best Sets and Festivals 2023

    Best Sets and Festivals 2023

    best of this year: Positive Education Festival Saint-Étienne, France 1-4 November 2023 Astropolis | Brest – July 2023 TIME WARP | Mannheim Germany, April 1, 2023 Jeff Mills at Kilomètre 25 May 13, 2023 DVS1 at Kilomètre 25 Paris October 21, 2023 Bass Culture: D’Julz All Night Long at The Rex Club Saturday, 28 Oct…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…