Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore will be dropping a techno album under a yet-to-be-disclosed alias. The news comes after Moore bashed the genre as “music for ding-dongs who like to snort coke and try to get laid.”
Moore made the announcement 26th September via the Talkhouse podcast, which happens to be hosted by LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope.
“I don’t want anyone to come to it with any preconceived idea,” Moore discloses about the need for a techno-production alias. “Like, ‘this insufferable idiot just made a techno record?’ Forget about it.”
Berghain might be renowned the world over for its sights and sounds, but have you ever thought about how great it would be to actually smell like the hallowed Berlin institution? Ok, neither have we, but before you accuse us of absolutely losing the plot, let us point you in the direction of the work of Isabel Lewis and Sissel Tolaas.
I Hate Models makes his debut on Dax J's Monnom Black imprint this month with a four-track EP, featuring moody, twisted stomper, 'Last Kiss Before Death'.
Despite only dropping his first release in 2016, the enigmatic Frenchman has already secured a cult following through his blend of techno, EBM and rave.
Berlin's Berghain nightclub has been immortalised in a series of infographics which detail the techno club's cavernous rooms, floors and sections.
Split into four levels, Berghain famously houses a fetish club in the warehouse's darkened basement, whilst the building's top floor is home to popular rave cave Panorama Bar.
Anja Schneider is two months away from releasing her first full-length in nine years. ‘SoMe’ will be available 7th November.
The nine track offering, her first since 2008, will be Schneider’s debut release on her SoUS Music label.
Schneider began work on the album back in November of 2016 with studio partner Jan-Eric Scholz, who receives co-production credit on the album. The release celebrates her deep house and techno sound, with touches of drum & bass and electronica.
Village Underground's dedicated Friday techno series Superstition has announced its autumn line-ups, bringing yet more of the genre's finest to the Shoreditch venue, including Jeff Mills, Paula Temple and Answer Code Request.
Kicking off on Friday 1st September with Tommy Four Seven's new 47 concept party, the night welcomes the return of Headless Horseman with the UK debut of his new AV show, plus UVB and Killawatt, before Work Them Records brings Answer Code Request, Adriana Lopez, Spencer Parker a week later on 8th September.
Jay Clarke shows why he's one of the UK's most exciting techno talents right now on his new mix for our Fresh Kicks series.
Originally from Essex but now based in London, Jay first made a splash with his track 'Entity' — released in 2015 on his own BLACKAXON label — drawing the interest of legendary Berghain resident Ben Klock, who signed Jay's next EP for his Klockworks label a year later.
Neopop returned for a 12th edition in 2017, celebrating all things techno in Viana Do Castelo near the city of Porto in northern Portugal.
Nestled between the walls of an old fort and the harbour (only a wire fence separates the toilets from a drop into the water below!), the event's two stages and capacity of between 5000-8000 people, depending on day, means it's an intimate a gathering as is possible in the current climate of massive mega-fests.
Rebekah Teasdale first earned her techno stripes on the dancefloor at Que Club in her home city of Birmingham in the 1990s, dancing to DJs like Dave Clarke and Richie Hawtin. She now shares a bill with jocks of this calibre, having built up her rep steadily in the preceding years. Here, she talks us through the ten tracks that have most inspired her...