Black Techno Matters Liber8: open call, new music, mixes, and events

Black Techno Matters is making its calls for liberation louder than ever. Their multi-city Juneteenth event now also includes an open call beyond the US to the wider African diaspora—and for everyone, enjoy a slew of new music and mixes that “celebrate the blackness of techno” and restore that sense of freedom in the music.

Class is in session: DeForrest Brown on Black innovation in music

If you want a take on exactly how Black innovators have influenced music, look to this full-length lecture (and performance) from DeForrest Brown. It’s your free ticket to sit in at Harvard.

Peter Kirn - April 23, 2024

Normcore, hard techno: The Last DJ is the influencer we need right now

Imagine your Dad/Granddad. Imagine the corner home office. Now imagine he’s got an Elektron Syntakt and he’s making the most brutal EBM and techno. You’re getting the picture: meet Nick Hayes, aka The Last DJ.

Peter Kirn - April 3, 2024

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