Vogue U.S. - This Stylish Berlin DJ Is Mixing Chinese Cybergoth With Ball Culture
“She’s a Berlin club kid, groomed by the Paris ball scene, and with an attentive eye on Shanghai cybergoth and queer culture. Rui Ho, a Berlin-based Chinese producer, is not fond of the word “fusion,” but even she admits there may be no better description of the various East-meets-West influences that coalesce to form her personal aesthetic. On her recent EP In Pursuit of the Sun 逐日, released on August 16th, she marries plucky synth melodies reminiscent of the Chinese folk instrument, the zither, with the raving pulse of European hard trance and jungle. For Ho, genre constraints and conventions are there to be broken—and it’s a transgressive outlook that applies to her fashion sense, too."
Bandcamp Daily - Experimental Artist Nina Keith Shows the Limitations of Language
“About three times a day, every day, Nina Keith receives a randomized alert on her phone, a friendly reminder that reads: don’t forget you’re going to die. “I find it very therapeutic,” she says. It’s not the sort of thing the 30-year-old experimental artist freely discusses at dinner parties, for obvious reasons. But to truly understand Keith’s reality, you first have consider her favorite word of the moment: groundlessness. It’s a way of thinking that applies to her non-binary and trans identity, her curiosity within music, and her overarching “This, too, shall pass” ideology towards life."
Telekom Electronic Beats - Meet Drömfakulteten, The Collective Behind Some Of Sweden’s Most Forward-Thinking New Music
“Unlike most other all-women music collectives, Drömfakulteten is anchored in a physical sense of place. Where its internet-savvy contemporaries congregate on private Facebook groups and Slack threads, this Stockholm, Sweden-based crew established an IRL community within a bike repair shop-turned-studio in the neighborhood of Södermalm..”
Vogue U.S. - From Clubwear to Costume, Meet the Collective Moving Berlin’s Fashion Agenda Forward
“It’s a humid July evening in Berlin. Under the watchful Eye of Horus that looms above the central hall of super-club Berghain, a crowd of dancers sit in a concentric circle, moving their arms to the steady drone of Turkish singer Emre Demirtas’s wavering vocals. Their chests are laid bare and long, while golden skirts are tightly bound around their waists. Around them, audience members are crowded in hushed reverie. The air smells of burned sage and damp concrete.”
BANDCAMP DAILY - DJ Haram’s Musical, Spiritual Journey to “Grace”
Telekom Electronic Beats - Meet Kikelomo: The London-Born DJ Bringing UK Sounds To The Berlin Underground
Boiler Room - No shade Taking over
vogue u.s. - the thought-provoking absurdism of asian dope boys
telekom electronic beats - what it’s like to go ice skating at berghain
Pitchfork - Jay Glass Dubs - Epitaph album review
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pitchfork - popcaan - forever album review
pitchfork - florentino - fragmentos ep review
pitchfork - Mexican Producer Oly’s Club Music Is Fight Ready
pitchfork - Even Popcaan’s Diss Tracks Bring Good Vibes
The Guardian U.S. - At home in the club: the LGBT parties changing the face of Brooklyn's nightlife
The Guardian U.S. - Partying by JFK: how far out can New York's club scene move before it dies?