The best music of 2019: as genre erodes, new gems emerge

Sure, years are arbitrary markers. But the annual ritual of listening to selections from guest music aficionado David Abravanel makes it worthwhile. And this is a perfect producers’ list – music that dissolves genres, bears up to repeated deep listening, and suggests still more possibilities could lie ahead. Here’s David with his latest selections to […]

A fresh electronic sound for the Netherlands, and urgent work to fight racism

For this project, electronic music isn’t just a sound, but a rallying cry. And you can answer that call from all around the world.

Peter Kirn - December 2, 2019

First Floor is what happens when music journalism arrives in your email inbox, unfiltered

Journalism is often a nomadic field, as outlets come and go — music journalism, doubly so. But Shawn Reynaldo reinvented his homeless radio show as a mailing list, and the results are refreshing. The odd thing is, reading through First Floor feels more intimate than the days of print writing. Don’t get me wrong – […]

Peter Kirn - October 21, 2019

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