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  • Avant-Garde French Electronic Music

    By mael on 07/12/2013
    Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Across French Cosmic & Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) is a compilation from the record label Because Music. It features vintage electronic productions from the 70s up to the 80s. Olivier Carrié is the curator who did this selection of  synth-disco and ambient tunes which are now sampled by masters of crate digging such as Madlib. > Listen […]
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  • Interview of East German Electronic Music Pioneers

    By mael on 19/09/2013
    The Red Bull Academy Blog translated interesting documents about the German electronic scene during the communist era (1981-1989). Interviewed a few years ago, the east german pioneers recall live performances, the crowd at that time and how difficult it was to get their hands on gears such as synthesizers. All the producers and musicians mentioned have tracks featured on the compilation Mandarinen Träume: […]
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  • Electrospective Spotify App: 50 Years Of Electronic Music

    By mael on 03/09/2013
    Universal launched a Spotify App aiming to cover electronic music evolution since 1958. The app has a timeline but also features playlists weekly updated and a playlist editor. Click here to try and install it on Spotify or here for the website version. Check out the Guardian or Hypebot‘s articles for more info on this.
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  • Soul Legend Syl Johnson Has a Documentary Project on Kickstarter

    By mael on 18/07/2013
    Syl Johnson is a legendary Soul singers comparable to Al Green and James Brown. Hip Hop brought him back under the spotlight in the 90s thanks to a multitude of samples in records from Run-DMC, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Boogie Down Productions, Cypress Hill… Encouraged by this new interest, Syl did a come in the music industry but still remains relatively […]
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  • Acid & Deep House Compilation by Terry Farley

    By mael on 05/07/2013
    In late July, the record label Harmless will release “Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991″ Terry Farley, who curated this huge 5 CDs compilation, played an important role in the British Acid House mouvement in the late 80s. Read his interview on DJ History for more info on him. TRACKLIST CD 1: The Birth Of Deep House 01. […]
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  • Article about the LA Beat Scene

    By mael on 12/04/2013
    This Fact article is actually a long interview with Kutmah around the Hip Hop and Electronic Music scene in LA. This british born producer, who spent most of his life in California, gives us an interesting insight in Los Angeles’s underground creative hub. > READ THE ARTICLE
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  • J Dilla’s Record Collection Documentary

    By mael on 03/04/2013
    This new documentary about J Dilla is all about is huge collection of vinyls accumulated during is short life. His mother but also his friends, such J.Rocc & DJ Spinna, talk about the legendary Detroit producer.
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  • New Compilation: Chicago Acid & Experimental House 1986-93

    By mael on 18/03/2013
    Soul Jazz Records , one of the best compilation record label, will release a new compilation covering the Acid House scene in Chicago between 1986 and 1993. The label made its reputation by pulling out high quality Funk and Reggae compilations.  The London-based imprint has been recently exploring more and more electronic music genres from Kraut Rock to Dubstep and Bass music. […]
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  • Grime 2.0: A New Grime Compilation From Big Dada

    By mael on 01/03/2013
      The Ninja Tune sublabel Big Dada will release a compilation showcasting the latest trends in the Grime scene. It will be out on the 6th of May but you can already preview it with the trailer below:   Tracklist: Disc 1: 1. “Oh My Gosh” – Footsie 2. “Dollar Bill” – Tre Mission 3. “Rum and Coke” – Teeza 4. “Dem […]
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  • Kompakt Will Celebrate its 20 years Birthday with a Documentary, Reissues and more…

    By mael on 08/02/2013
      Another German label will celebrate its birthday. Kompakt, the Cologne-based label, became renowned for its sleek House and Minimal Techno. There will be a documentary, some reissues, goodies and also a tour for the occasion. All this is planned for march and still seems be blurry. More info coming soon…
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