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An urgent music broadcast from Palestine draws an epic worldwide lineup in protest

Fil Mishmish – in the time of the apricots – is 72 hours of Palestinian protest music, airing online now. In an age of global disturbance, it’s drawing artists and radio stations across continents, echoing calls for systematic change.

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Plunge into the world of Sun Ra and the Outer Space Visual Communicator

When Earth seems to lack perspective, call on a Saturnian. And it’s a perfect time the Sun Ra Arkestra is back, and the Outer Space Visual Communicator is running, too.

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Let’s dump master-slave terms: they’re vague, horrible, and we’re better off without them

It’s not waiting for someone to be “offended.” It’s about why anyone would be defensive about clinging to terrible terms based on horrific inhumane things. Let’s just fix this, finally. And yeah, right now seems like as good a time as any to stop using slavery references when you just need clear, boring technical terms. […]

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Music lovers are sharing black artists, labels, and causes today on Bandcamp

Alongside protests and conversation, it’s a moment for black artists and labels to make themselves visible to one another – and for allies to amplify their voices and help organize, too.

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Jace Clayton review of Carl Craig’s art captures the connection between isolation and techno

The themes can all seem like disconnected threads – social isolation, pandemic, the origins of techno, racism – at least in the blur of news cycles and social media. But Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture makes a portrait that brings it all together – landing at just the right time. At top: Dia:Beacon, photo Eva […]

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A 17-yo made a reference to actions for participating now, and it’s multilingual

While the record industry are honing their profound Instagram prose and really powerful uses of Helvetica, volunteers are making simple action cards – relevant everywhere from the USA to the Philippines.

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Blackout Tuesday began as a call to action; corporate misuse is silencing activists

It started at a major label as a call to the music industry, but now everyone from music gear makers to artists and media is joining in. And “#BlackoutTuesday” is even squeezing out Black Lives Matter information and organizing. So what just happened, and is there a constructive way to participate? TL:DR please whatever you […]

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No Love Parades this time: in the midst of crisis, an image of tonedeaf ravers in Berlin

A large swath of Berlin’s club scene kicked off the summer with an illustration of how not to respond to a crisis. The message: if the crisis doesn’t apply to me, I won’t acknowledge its existence.

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Underground techno labels: a Bandcamp guide

It’s not quite the summer of love, but maybe it can be the summer of underground music downloading. Let’s start with techno.

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Holodeck DJ: I played techno on an XR stage – here’s what it was like

There are cameras. There’s video and 3D. What happens when you create a futuristic mixed reality space that combines them, live? I headed to a cavernous northern New Jersey warehouse to find out.

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