Keep the faith: bangers for Bandcamp Friday, even without the dancefloor

For every person cut off from their vocation, their livelihood, their reason to go to work, in any industry – it’s been a tough year. But if you need some dancefloor sounds to remind you what those can sound like, today there’s a surprising bumper crop of releases.

Terror, fear, techno: Femanyst’s Into Darkness comp is terrorcore for a new generation

Not just faster bpm. Not just harder. At the edge of hardcore techno, producers explore the catharsis that comes from screams – screams you can dance to.

Peter Kirn - September 25, 2020

Deep musical compilations persist in pleas for Beirut

Beirut remains a city in pain following the August explosion in its port. A new crop of music compilations has arrived benefiting independent relief efforts, including from Lebanese and Arabic artists.

Peter Kirn - September 4, 2020

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