electronica

 
The cult of Angela Weickl - electronic music's curator and ever-present fan
The cult of Angela Weickl - electronic music's curator and ever-present fan
The electronic music scene is ever-expanding — from the heydays of African Dope’s pioneering compilations to today’s Soundcloud generation where bedroom producers, DJs and acts can showcase their work with nothing more than a laptop. Throughout it all, there’s been Angela...
Jarre brings politics to electonica
Jarre brings politics to electonica
For his latest album, Jarre has enlisted major names in music including Cyndi Lauper and Pet Shop Boys but also a more unlikely guest artist...
Electronica booms! DJs seek voice beyond machines
Electronica booms! DJs seek voice beyond machines
Electronic music has enjoyed soaring growth in recent years, but to detractors the genre consists of little beyond crowd-pleasing DJs clicking play...
Mark Ernestus: Remixing business with pleasure
Mark Ernestus: Remixing business with pleasure
Not one to jump into the limelight, German-born electronic music producer Mark Ernestus prefers the shadows.
Warrick Sony: Surfing the zeitgeist
Warrick Sony: Surfing the zeitgeist
For almost 30 years Warrick Sony has been writing soundtracks to the ongoing social and political struggles in South Africa using his Kalahari...
Ibrahim gives South African house a home
Ibrahim gives South African house a home
At Kudzanai Chiurai’s State of the Nation exhibition opening in Newtown, Johannesburg, last year, Zaki Ibrahim, in her ascribed role...
Eclectic mix to nourish your neurons
Eclectic mix to nourish your neurons
When it comes to electronic music, the Brainfeeder label from Los Angeles is as hot as you get.
Hooked on music
Hooked on music
Like most addictions being hooked on music is also costly.
The sounds of software
The sounds of software
Avant-garde electronic musician Olaf Bender (44), better known as Byetone, is refreshingly honest about himself.
There's a Spoek on my stoep
There's a Spoek on my stoep
The mainstream fame of Afrikaner band Die Antwoord last year raises more questions than answers. Its brand of theatrical antics, techno-fuelled...
Killer is death on the dance floor
Killer is death on the dance floor
The first time I saw the Gaslamp Killer, I was a photographer covering an outdoor music festival in Los Angeles.
Block-rockin' beats
Block-rockin' beats
Ebenhaezer Smal -- aka Haezer -- plays the kind of music that makes you want to dance. Rough, hard, broken beats. Industrial-punk electro-dance created on a MacBookPro with a bunch of cool gadgets by a DJ who 'likes to party”. This is what they meant when they joked that sex...

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