Trace the Black roots of disco, house, and techno in videos and reading – summer school is in

What a week – the Juneteenth commemoration in the US, Chicago house music interest trending as it’s repurposed for new big-name pop, and the death of disco legend Patrick Adams. Every day is a good day to know your roots, so let’s do this.

Hard as queer: Brutal Gegen releases and videos capture a party that’s defiant as ever

Forget for a second industrial and techno and “queerness” as social media fashion and commodity. Don’t even worry if you particularly like the music on this EP. Berlin’s Gegen remains a bastion of opposition to norms – and in spite of that, perhaps its greatest feat has managed to be successful anyway.

Peter Kirn - June 22, 2022

Ukrainian artists jam live today in Endlesss as Web3 fundraiser: Tolkachev, Kotra, Zavoloka, more

It’s dubbed Ukrainian Music Forces, and it’s an online event you can watch from 6PM Kyiv time. Tim Exile and Endlesss have gone full online jam and full web3 with this one, down to NFTs that fund Ukraine’s Ministry of Health. And there’s a terrific lineup of underground Ukrainian artists to catch. Details:

Peter Kirn - May 28, 2022

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