Electronic music

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Daft Punk were the most influential pop musicians of the 21st century
By resurrecting disco, soft rock and 80s R&B, and bringing spectacle to the world of dance music, the French duo changed the course of pop music again and again

Alexis Petridis

23, Feb, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Daft Punk, French electronic music duo, split up after 28 years
Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo do not explain end of collaboration that produced hits including Get Lucky and One More Time

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Feb, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Sal Dulu: Xompulse review – boom-bap dreamscapes
Jazz, ambient and soul harmonise in the Dublin-based producer’s gently daze-inducing debut

Tara Joshi

21, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'It's been cathartic': how Blanck Mass made a travelogue album in lockdown
With touring halted, the electronic musician incorporated recordings from around the world, as well as memories of a late loved one, into a ‘sad and nostalgic’ new work

Daniel Dylan Wray

19, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats
A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance track

Jo Griffin

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears in Sunlight review | John Lewis's contemporary album of the month
Strom’s first album in 30 years – and last, following her death in December – is a quiet riot of digitally manipulated drones and noise

John Lewis

12, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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No drone unturned: tracing the sound that unites ancient and modern
From primitive instruments and sacred chants to today’s minimalist electronica and metal, drone music has a long and mystical history. A new book investigates

Harry Sword

10, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Beyond disco: the Pakistani Brummie siblings who made a lost 80s synth-pop classic
Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh were teenage immigrants blending their Pakistani musical heritage with Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode – and their punchy disco LP has been rescued from obscurity

Michael Lawson

09, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Record by near-unknown producer sells for $41,000 to become most expensive on Discogs
Producer Scaramanga Silk, who earns nothing from sale to anonymous bidder, is baffled: ‘I do not believe that any record is worthy of such a valuation’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @4:55 PM

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US toddler to release debut album recorded in the womb
Luca Yupanqui was recorded by her parents using ‘biosonic MIDI technology’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Feb, 2021 @9:37 AM

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