Hans Veneman

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Cover Story: Nils Frahm – Resonate Deeply

Nils Frahm: Resonate Deeply<p>© James Perolls<p>Words by: Josie Thaddeus-Johns<p>Head east out of Berlin. Go past the blinking Alexanderplatz tower, through …

Music Production

Dive Into a Musical Opium Den With Wolfgang Voigt's New GAS Album

We sat down with the master of minimalism to blow the fog out of his ambient techno forest for a moment.<p><i>This article originally appeared on THUMP Germany.</i><p>"This room needs an absorber." In his distinct Cologne accent, Wolfgang Voigt's voice echoes off the walls of the Catalonia Hotel <b></b>conference hall …

Andy Warhol

The most sampled song of all time: How a forgotten Franco-American rap track made music history

<i>Beside’s ‘Change The Beat’, a little-known rap track from the early ‘80s, is the most sampled record of all time according to WhoSampled. While it’s</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Surreal ‘Chronophotographs’ of Birds in Flight

For his project <i>Ornithographies</i>, Spanish photographer Xavi Bou wanted to capture images of birds in flight that the human eye simply could never see …

Siete Catorce fuses Mexican traditional music with “everything else”

<b>Earlier this year, FACT’s John Twells and Bryan McKay headed to Montreal with local FACT contributor Son Raw for MUTEK, and talked to a handful of</b> …

Marco Polo

Talking Turkey With Débruit

photo by Luis Peña<p>“When you’re in Istanbul, it’s like you’ve emerged into something—you’re in it, and there’s no way out. It’s quite a weird feeling. …

Africa Rising: Shaping the Global Sound

“In stark contrast to the clichés of African music as “sunny” and dance-oriented, the sound here is an intensely dystopian Afrofuturism.”<p>Trying to …

32 companion plants to grow with your peppers

Companion planting in the garden can serve a number of purposes, ranging from maximizing garden space to attracting beneficial insects and …

Gardening

How Metro Boomin Became The Most Trusted Guy In Rap

Metro Boomin has been climbing rap’s ranks since high school. In a competitive and fickle industry, how did he become the guy everyone wants on their …

Sea Level
Music Production

Prince 1958–2016: It’s time someone programmed you

The year is 2000 and Prince is playing live at the State Theatre, Detroit. In the third row sit techno producers Richie Hawtin and Carl Craig, the …

Iggy Pop

An Oral History Of Berlin Dub And Bass Party Wax Treatment

Mark Ernestus, Shackleton, Fiedel and more tell the story of Hard Wax's beloved Berlin bass music party Wax Treatment and its famous Killasan sound system.<p>Although Berlin’s world famous record store Hard Wax is best known for playing an integral role in the development of dub techno and its …

Electronic Music

FACT mix 546: Endgame

<b>Savage riddims.</b><p><b>Endgame</b> is a name you will have come across if you’ve been slinking around the gloomier parts of London in the small hours recently.<p>A …

Helsinki

12 Tips on Photographing the Everyday | academy

Spring 2016

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving in the coming months. This installment covers spring 2016. Please note that release dates may …

David Bowie

How to make perfect guacamole

Guacamole and I did not get off to a good start. We first met in the context of a home-assembly fajita kit – marinated chicken in a little plastic pouch, sachets of sour cream and salsa, a few desiccated tortillas and something distinctly unappetising looking in a small plastic pot. In those …

Under The Covers: On-U Sound

The art of the pioneering post-punk dub imprint, in the words of guvnor Adrian Sherwood and friends.<p>If you had to pin On-U Sound to a single genre, …

How A Traditional Rhythm Is Shaping Today’s Most Exciting New Music

Adam Harper traces the path of the tresillo rhythm through history to today’s global club network.<p><i>In his monthly column System Focus, The FADER's</i> …

Latin America

The Voices Disrupting White Supremacy Through Sound

From NON Records to a compilation on a new label fronted by Mykki Blanco, rising networks of African and Afrodiasporic artists are choosing to …

Get To Know Gqom, South Africa’s Slow-Burning Club Music

The Durban-born electronic music style incubated on MP3 sites, file hosting platforms, and Facebook groups.<p>Last month's System Focus column on …

When You Listen to Music, You’re Never Alone - Issue 34: Adaptation

On a late spring evening in 2015, at South Street Seaport, a square on the southern tip of Manhattan, hundreds of people slipped on headphones and …

Wall Street

How N.A.A.F.I Is Changing Party Culture By Ignoring All The Rules

Meet the Mexico City crew behind some of the globe’s wildest post-club dance music.<p>Two weeks before Christmas, N.A.A.F.I co-founders Tomás Davó and …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

Ableton Push 1 Owners: These Improvements Will Make You Happy

There’s been a lot of excitement in the Ableton community with the release of Push 2. The new Push features an upgraded display, improvements in the …

Andy Warhol

hail, coens! the brothers are back and playing hollywood for a fool

Ethan and Joel talk us through their genre-hopping romp through the 50s studio system.<p>To prepare for the new Coen Brothers film you might want to brush up on the movies of the time. <i>Hail, Caesar!</i> is set in a fictionalised version of the 50s Hollywood studio system and plays out scenes from several …

Scarlett Johansson

Photographer Martin Parr on how to succeed as a young artist

Martin Parr is most people I know’s favourite photographer. I know that sounds hyperbolic, but it’s just true.<p>With documentary projects he’s been …