Listen to new Chemical Brothers on MySpace

Posted: June 27th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Ambient, Breakbeat, Dance Rock, House, Techno, Web Culture | No Comments »

Chemical Brothers We Are the Night

The Chemical Brothers have uploaded their new album to MySpace, the whole shebang. It ranges through many tempos, rhythms and sounds and features a bunch of guest artists, including the hot band du jour, the Klaxons. While the party is rocking, beauties add the perfect ache to the evening. “A Modern Midnight Conversation,” simple yet ghostly, is my new favorite song of the week. “We Are the Night” will be available for purchase on July 17. Pre-order now on Amazon.

Future Sound of London – "From the Archives," Volumes 1, 2 & 3

Posted: June 23rd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Album Review, Ambient, Ambient Techno, Audio-Visual, Breakbeat, Events, House, Techno, Web Culture | No Comments »


The pioneers from Electronic Brain Violence have returned with three expansive volumes of previously unreleased material. “From the Archives” was first released a few months ago on FSOL Digital, the Future Sound of London’s online store. I bought these files but couldn’t resist the physical CD versions. I’m not sorry I forked over the extra cash either. Buggy G. Riphead provides all the new cover and booklet artwork, his methods still yielding stunningly surreal results, while accompanying text tells a freeform, impressionistic story. Read the rest of this entry »

LCD Soundsystem and Planningtorock

Posted: June 22nd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Audio-Visual, Dance Rock, Events, Techno | No Comments »

Kelley Reunion 2007

Photo by Electrohound.

LCD Soundsystem returned to LA for three sold-out nights on June 10, 11 and 12. Filled with hipsters and aging ravers, the show on the opening night was less energetic than their visit last Spring at the Avalon. James Murphy, the self-effacing frontman and mastermind behind LCD, was apparently suffering from a major bout of the flu. Pumped full of drugs, he soldiered on, bringing the crowd to a high enough pitch to keep fans satisfied. Read the rest of this entry »

Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2007

Posted: June 22nd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Ambient, Ambient Techno, Audio-Visual, Drum 'n' Bass, Events, House, Techno | No Comments »

Blimp_over_DetroitDetroit Music Fountain

Detroit is a husk of a city but its battling spirit shines on. Images of Detroit’s annual music festival by Cornstarr.

Local Los Angeles photographer and techno enthusiast Conrad Starr took a grip of images at this year’s Detroit Electronic Music Festival from May 26 – 28. The photos are filled with Conrad’s poetic sense of humor and beauty. This year saw the likes of Model 500, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear, Higher Intelligence Agency, Pole, Losoul and many, many more. By all accounts it was another wicked year of electronic mayhem. You can also check out DEMF’s own photo gallery.