As part of their 25th anniversary, the seminal ambient electronic band The Orb, performed live at Brixton Electric in London this past weekend. The current incarnation – Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann – performed a set of highlights from their first 2 albums “Adventures from Beyond the Ultraworld” and “U.F.Orb”. [more...]
Bloc festival earlier this year announced 10 shows at a converted warehouse in East London, their first shows since the problems of the ill-fated Bloc Weekend 2012. [more...]
From what started off as a small celebration for independent music stores in the US in 2007, and the UK later, Record Store Day has turned into a worldwide celebration of the remaining record stores, vinyl and in a larger sense, the independent music scene.
Held over the weekend of June 7-8, London’s famous music venue Brixton Academy will host an electronic music festival – Playground.
Of those announced for the festival already, artists include Squarepusher, Leftfield, Gary Numan (pic), The Orb, UNKLE, Kavinsky, Digitalism, John Foxx and the Maths and Wolgang Flür (ex Kraftwerk).
20th anniversary celebrations are set to start today at Sonar 2013 in Barcelona. Release has once again press access, so look out for a report and pictures to follow. [more...]
Atari Teenage Riot are to record a new album, with songs being previewed from it during their European tour. [more...]
“The Electro Legends Interviews” has recently been released by Future Publishing (the same publishing company that releases Computer Music and Future Music magazines).
Curated from over 20 years of interviews, the book features luminaries of the electronic music field as Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Vince Clarke, Underworld, Ultravox, Liam Hewlett (the Prodigy), Gary Numan, Alex Empire, Moby and many more. [more...]
Release’s Mike Whyte reports from Sonar in Barcelona where he had a great time and caught performances with Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, Skrillex, Justice, Lindstrom and Todd Terje, Karl Hyde, Atom TM and many many more. [more...]
London venues will host a week-long festival of events to celebrate the electronic music of Belgium this month, starting this weekend. [more...]