20 Questions: Magda
The Polish-born DJ-producer talks Lionel Richie, PERM events, and Terry Riley.

Magda is another one of those artists who shouldn’t really need an introduction. Born in Poland and raised in Detroit, Magda has soaked up the various characteristics of her surroundings, learni…

Mathew Jonson Launches New Label with Remix Series
'The Decompression Remixes Pt.1' is scheduled for June 30 release.

Mathew Jonson is set to launch a new label, titled Freedom Engine. The first release of the label will be a remix package of his “Decompression” track. “Decompression” was first released o…

MDRNTY Records Launches with Ryan Crosson
'MDRNTY001' is due out April 8.

Visionquest’s Ryan Crosson is first up on MDRNTY Records, a label offshoot of the Swiss Alps Events brand, with an EP out on April 9. Headed up by Alejandro Mosso and Maxime Leonard, MDRNTY promises t…

Stream Click Box's Forthcoming EP on Superfreq
'Clock' will be available December 21 via Superfreq.

For the past thirteen years, Superfreq founders Mr. C, David Scuba, and Noel Jackson have been essential components in constructing a vibrant underground tech-house scene in London and Los Angeles. Or…

Interview: Tale Of Us
XLR8R joins Matteo Milleri and Carmine Conte on tour to learn more about their processes and discuss their debut album.

There’s a lot of discussion around Tale Of Us right now. The Italian duo, which consists of Matteo Milleri and Carmine Conte, have grown to become one of the leading names in the electronic music scen…

Watch a Performance Masterclass From Richie Hawtin
The half-an-hour video was recorded by Point Blank on CNTRL, Richie's recent music and technology education tour.

Electronic music school Point Blank has just dropped a performance masterclass from Richie Hawtin. Recorded during Richie’s recent CNTRL tour, the M-nus label boss runs through his live performa…

20 Questions: Marc Houle
A master of live electronics celebrates a set of remixes from his seminal debut album.

Canadian-born Marc Houle is not a DJ; he is widely acclaimed electronic musician who produces his own music and performs it live, beat for beat, drum for drum. Artists today can spend their whole care…

Marc Houle Drift

It’s unfortunate that Berlin’s Marc Houle is probably best known for “Techno Vocals,” his cheeky 2007 stab at the trend of pitching down vocals in minimal dance music. The plod…

Gaiser Blank Fade

If there’s one lesson we have learned from 2008, it’s that minimal techno is not nearly evil enough. On Blank Fade, Detroit’s Jon Gaiser injects pitch-black dread into the heart of his distinct …

Heartthrob "Slow Dance"

Techno has long been saddled with labels like “faceless,” “soul-less,” and “abstract,” all of which apply to many artists and releases in the genre. Not so with Jes…

False 2007

After a four-year hiatus, Matthew Dear re-establishes his False brand as a pinnacle of minimal-techno artistry. 2007 is sequenced as a continuous live set, but it gets off to an unpredictable start wi…

Various Artists Nothing much: A Best of Minus

There’s been a bit of a backlash against Minus Records’ strain of austere techno among clubbers of my acquaintance and internet chatterers. As the foremost proponent of stripped-down 4/4 e…

JPLS Twilite

Jeremy Jacobs wants nothing to do with the minimal-gone-maximal trend. The Indiana-based artist is the newest addition to Minus’ stable, and as JPLS he makes the label’s most sparse and re…

Various Magda: She's a Dancing Machine

Nobody has ever accused Minus of not giving us our money’s worth, and that continues to be the case with the newest hyper-mixed project from the label’s second-hardest-working DJ. Seventy-…

Marc Houle Bay of Figs

If any electronic style should earn the adjective “intelligent,” it‘s Richie Hawtin’s acquisitions for Minus: music that, for most people, is enjoyed with the head, not the heart. Pr…

Various Artists min2MAX

Following last year’s Minimize to Maximize compilation, the subtractive force of Richie Hawtin’s Minus label is captured once again with another first-rate selection. Label veterans Magda …

Troy Pierce Horse Nation

Minimal techno at its best. Just basic four-four drums with an excellent arrangement and a tricky snare programming. Perfectly minimized!…

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