Burnt Friedman: Rhythmic Anomaly
The German experimental musician sets modern culture to rights.

As summer dawned on Berlin this year and the outdoor events program got underway, one particular coming together of artist and venue showed real promise: with its otherwise largely house-oriented cale…

Atom™ & Tobias: Non Standard Construction
XLR8R talks shop with one of the electronic music's most accomplished duos.

In an age that heralds DJs as the new rock stars, live performances of electronic music can often fall flat. Too frequently a repetition of stale ideas, it takes something really special to stand out—…

Señor Coconut Around the World

When Uwe Schmidt moved from Germany to Chile in 1996, he was determined to explore traditional Latin music in the context of the electronic sounds he’d been creating at home. As his monikers imply (an…

Señor Coconut "Around the World"

On his 2000 album, El Baile Alemán, Señor Coconut (a.k.a. Atom or Uwe Schmidt) offered Latin electronic covers of electronic godfathers Kraftwerk, replete with horns and sauntering samba rhythm. Now h…

Senor Coconut Beat It

Senor Coconut (Uwe Schmidt), rarely fails to disappoint with his over-the-top Latin covers of pop hits. “Beat It” features two sprightly remixes of Coconut’s cover of the Michael Jac…

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