Beirut 20/21 presents a music production scene in its own image, with Khyam Allami

In a time of crisis atop crisis, we’ve followed the diverse musical voices of Beirut artists as they found a way to keep making music. Here, as part of a larger project and assembled by musician and tuning champion Khyam Allami, is a sampling of music from this past year.

Beirut Synthesizer Center is a home for Lebanon’s artists, even when electricity is scarce

Lebanon’s DIY scene simply won’t quit. On Friday June 25 an informal new space opens, a gathering spot for electronic music even in challenging conditions.

Peter Kirn - June 24, 2021

Bristol gets a new free community studio from Batu; the beauty of public access

Bristol-based DJ/producer Batu sends word of a new community access studio he’s founded in his city. It’s a reminder of the value this kind of space can have – especially right now. All of music has been hit hard by the pandemic – starved not just of venues to play, but also the connections, friends, […]

Peter Kirn - May 20, 2021

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