Tag: Electronic Music

Is This The Web’s The First Electronic Music Interactive Map?

Check out this amazingly old school interactive map of electronic music genre’s dubbed Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music. Created by Kenneth Tayler, the interactive map is presented in a flowchart style, incorporating some 100 electronic music sub genres with commentary. Since the map was designed pre-millenium, it traces the 1970s up until c. 2000 connecting influencer/influenced genres’a along the way (with many hidden gem tracks included). The guide is divided into primary sections: House, Trance, Breakbeat, Jungle, Downtempo, Techno, and hardcore, with everything from Neurofunk, Speedbass, Illbient and others included. The best part of the whole thing, though, could be ... Read more

Radio France To Auction 1,5 Million Records This Summer

Radio France, the French public radio broadcaster, which has been in existence for over four decades, has unveiled that it will put part of its unimaginably huge collection up for auction this summer. The bulk of the records are electronic, with many of them dating back to the ’50s and ’60 – a goldmine for any collector who wishes to expand his or her collection of pioneering electronica. The massive portion of the collection is being sold because of plans to fully digitalise the analog collection. As deputy director of documentation and the head of Radio France’s discography Marc Maret told Trax Magazine: ... Read more

David Bowie Dies Aged 69 After Battle With Cancer

David Bowie has passed away today, January 11th, after a long battle with cancer. With no more than 25 studio albums under his belt, Bowie will be celebrated as one of the greatest influencers on modern music, on rock, pop, soul, folk and even electronic music. He is the man who singlehandedly created an icon of himself by re-inventing his stage persona and image, and by pushing the musical boundaries of his time, keeping him relevant during the full span of his professional career that lasted half a century.  The 69-year-old singer’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from his official page: “David Bowie died ... Read more

Spotify’s New Music Genres Are As Hipster As You’d Imagine

Electronic music is no stranger to the obscure sub genre, but Spotify’s list of its own created ones is truly a hipster sight to behold. Firstly, explaining the methodology behind the genres, Spotify says: “Spotify’s genres react to changes in music as they happen. Our music intelligence platform reads everything written about music on the web and listens to millions of new songs all the time to identify unique acoustic attributes. To create dynamic genres, we identify salient terms used to describe music (e.g., “math rock,” “IDM”, etc.), just as they start to appear. We then model genres as dynamic ... Read more

First Museum Set to Archive the Electronic Music Legacy

Widely considered a mecca of the scene, Frankfurt will get the world’s very first museum focused solely on the history and culture of electronic music. The city made the official announcement during Musikmesse, the world’s leading musical instrument and technology trade fair. The Museum of Modern Electronic Music or MOMEM is scheduled to open in 2017, further claiming Germanys position as the spiritual home of electronic music. The initiator of the ambitious project is scene-veteran Andreas Thomalla aka Talla 2XLC, who has held residency at the legendary club Dorian Gray and is one of the pioneers of the German Techno scene. Having been active in the ... Read more