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  • The story of Ricardo Villalobos – the legend, the artist (Part 2)

  • The Chilean-born German artist began making electronic music in the late 80s. From a very young age he has been a big fan of Depeche Mode, following their tours around Europe to listen to them. His style is so unique, it is almost an unspoken tradition for his tracks to douns different than the ones of other producers. We all know his long remixes or edits, but the true merits of his art are ob[...]
  • The story of Ricardo Villalobos - the legend, the artist (Part 1)

  • There's basically no way each and every one of you reading this article has never danced, boogied or at least shook their bodies on a Villalobos track. We simply can't believe that, the man is a living legend. Probably one of the most notorious artists of the electronic genre, his story is filled with excentric details that - alltogether - create this unique portrait of an artist who was influence[...]
  • All hail the great Jeff Mills - the undisputed king of techno music

  • Jeff Mills is undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of techno music. Starting out as radio DJ the Wizard on Detroit’s WJLB before teaming up with Anthony Srock in the late ’80s to form the industrial inspired Final Cut project, Mills met former Parliament bassist “Mad” Mike Banks. The two hit it off and soon the Underground Resistance studios came into being, fusing Banks’ keyboard and synth col[...]
  • Ro-minimal, the sound of the Romanian underground

  • When learning about electronic music, one must constantly dig deeper in order to find the sub-genres that collect crowds of thirsty fans all over the planet. Ro-minimal has an interesting story, making it our very own underground electronic music sub-genre. When it first appeared, minimal was something like nothing people have heard before, although it was still house and techno, thus something ex[...]
  • The complex history of minimal as a music genre 

  • Even though Simon Reynolds was using “minimal” as early as 1992 to describe Derrick May, minimal as a genre didn’t really come along until the mid-’90s. The term is used by anyone who listens to something that is electronic, not techno, not house, but somewhere in between. And even if that is a large space from which to choose just a name, it just goes to show that the constant evolution o[...]
  • The long awaited return of summer festivals

  • After a year in which time and the whole world seem to have stood still, life is slowly, slowly getting back to normal. With normality comes the return of music festivals, which means that for the first time in a long time we can make holiday plans that include close friends, exotic destinations and favourite artists. In the following we will present a small selection of the most important fest[...]
  • Digging for that perfect vinyl sound (II)

  • Odată prezentate motivele pentru care un vinyl va fi mereu net mai apreciat de către DJ în comparație cu orice alt format, să ne îndreptăm puțin atenția spre discurile care ne-au impresionat în ultima perioadă. Din fericire, am avut de unde alege, producțiile din ultimii ani fiind excepționale pe alocuri. Și începem cu Music Brought Me Here EP, primul produs discografic lansat de Midas Touch, a[...]
  • Digging for that perfect vinyl sound (I)

  • Se spune că dacă iubești cu adevărat muzica, o asculți în format vinyl. Părea că vinilurile au devenit învechite odată cu apariția casetelor audio și, mai apoi, a audio cd-urilor. Păreau atât de uitate, încât mulți considerau că ascultatul muzicii în acest format implică mai degrabă snobism decât simplă apreciere a sunetului clar, original, al muzicii. Trăim vremuri în care gratificarea instant[...]
  • Muzica techno și Al treilea val

  • De unde vine denumirea genului și de ce tocmai techno? Pentru că Juan Atkins, pasionat de science-fiction, a făcut în liceu un curs „Future Studies” pentru care a trebuit să citească Future Shock (Șocul viitorului) de Alvin Toffler. Și cum Toffler folosește termenul technology, plus derivate, de vreo 400 de ori, nu e greu de imaginat că îți rămâne în cap. Denumirea „techno” a fost pre[...]
  • Where, when and who are the founders of the Techno style.

  • Techno este o formă de muzică dance electronic, apărută în Detroit, Michigan, în Statele Unite, în a doua jumătate a anilor 1980. Prima utilizare înregistrată a termenului techno ca referire la un gen muzical specific a fost în 1988. În prezent există mai multe stiluri de techno, printre care și Detroit techno, care este considerat un stil de bază, de la care au evoluat o serie de alte subgenuri. [...]
 
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