Boiler Room Syria in heavy, “overtly disobedient” sounds of diaspora

Shot back in 2022, Boiler Room Syria and Sadaa Sound Syndicate captured a moment in the diasporic Syrian music scene. It’s an image of techno’s new, political, “disobedient” significance to people in exile and perhaps a glimpse of where techno may go in 2024.

Sudan, with millions at risk: music and listening after one year of war

After an unimaginable year of violence and chaos, with tens of thousands killed and millions displaced and in danger of starvation, now is the time to keep talking about Sudan. Here’s some music and listening in the hopes of demanding action.

Peter Kirn - April 15, 2024

Unsettling experimental sounds as Ukrainian artists go full hacklab

Young, restless, unruly hearts from deep in Ukraine arrive with two recent releases. The results are unsettling in the best possible way as we trip into space – and learn that baby kangaroos are seriously punk.

Peter Kirn - April 11, 2024

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