Jesse Wheaton is originally from Oakland, CA where he was introduced to electronic music through Oakland’s underground rave scene and Dirtybird’s BBQs in Golden Gate Park. He’s been playing in bands and DJing since he was a little punk, and sometimes he likes to make funny sounds with his laptop. He likes to mix ’94 hip hop samples into soulful house, breaks, and filthy booty-tech.
As part of the ship2ship tour, Justin Martin, co-founder of the dirtybird crew, and Destructo, founder of HARD events, will be playing at Output Thursday night (Feb. 4). Destructo has been a huge influence on the scene and we’re excited to see what he takes away from the ship this year and how he incorporates it […]
Output’s Funktion One sound system in Brooklyn is a pinnacle of the desire for maximum sensory appeal, clattering out powerful haptic basslines without irritating the ear. Tonight, Bonobo’s metallic drums beat out African rhythms while digital chirps and glitches glitter across the muddled dancefloor. After hours of dancing I curl up on a leather couch, […]
Just off the Jefferson L stop in Bushwick, Brooklyn, lies a seemingly abandoned industrial space slathered with graffiti that disguises Brooklyn Mirage’s 50,000 sq. ft. party oasis. All Day I Dream, Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay’s signature creation returned from the playa and too its roots on Brooklyn rooftops to throw an afternoon into night extravaganza in the waning […]
wo hours Southwest of Berlin lies the vacant East German mining monument Ferropolis, a ‘city of iron’ that holds the abandoned industrial machinery of Gräfenhainichen. Here, 2,000 tonne machines tower over the Gremminer See, a lake which laps at murky beaches on three sides and was created as the result of the coal extraction – […]
This piece was originally published by New York University as part of a research grant project in Berlin. Every year for the past two decades during the last week of June, Berlin’s music scene has emptied out as tens of thousands pack the trains and travel 90 minutes North to create a […]
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erlin Festival took place in the colorful neighborhood of clubs clustered around the tributary of the Landwehrkanal and the river Spree, in the center of Berlin’s club district at the crossroads of Kreuzberg, Neukölln, and Friedrichshain. Playing from noon to a little after sunrise for three days, the festival swelled to nine stages on Saturday, ranging from James […]
We caught ODESZA in Kreuzberg for a peak at their new live show!
Once a month our staff of 19 Music lovers collaborate to create one concentrated mixtape. It holds the very best of what’s been our headphones lately, both new and old. This month’s playlist is bright and sunny to start: songs to play at the first rooftop bbq of the season, such as Adana Twins and Doctor Dru’s […]
Most exciting for us is the reappearance of The Chemical Brothers, who described their upcoming set at Sónar thusly: "The show will be an intense ride, hold tight. We dream of new sounds and different frames, both music and visual. We hope to amaze ourselves."
This month’s playlist opens with a 12 minute remix from one of our favorite artists, Nico Jaar. It transitions through some hazy melancholy clicks and snaps into some bassy club tracks. We take a break with Kenny Segal and then a succession of pop tracks, including one from our very own Kids Want Techno. I thought I never wanted to hear another "Circles" remix, but this one really is fantastic. We close with some grimey shit and fade out into some more abstraction.
Some gorgeous shots from our team in Costa Rica and a story to boot
Once a month our staff of 17 Music lovers collaborates to create one concentrated mixtape. It holds the very best of what’s been our headphones lately, both new and old. This month’s playlist features some ghostly filters, some early 2000s R&B flips and that hard shit.
Tony Mendez is a goofy, charismatic kid whose ear for clever samples and mathematical approach to musical construction excite the hell out of us.
“With Adventure, I wanted to capture the feeling and sensibility of my teenage years. I wanted the album to start very vibrant and pop and end with a more contemplative tone... In making the record I both collaborated in the studio with some of my favourite musicians, and wrote and performed vocals on songs myself, two things I hadn't really done before with my own music.”
Tycho paints a melancholic image of a California Coastline that's caught in time, at once both a sentimental past and a pastel future. A beach where the colors are muted, the sun is setting, and the waves are slowly sparkling against the shore.
The ability to tie sects of a subculture together, regardless of geographical differences, has allowed what were cultural microcosms to grow into international movements. Kids who used to be alienated by their unconventional music tastes because their towns didn't have anyone like them can now join digital communities and toss theories about upcoming album releases across the world in a comment thread.
This month's playlist is bookended by noises from space that NASA recently released. It starts in sexy tech-house from Kill Frenzy's new album and Justin Jay's edit of Laffy Taffy to some cheery cuddly tracks from Lindsay Lowend and A. G. Cook with a remix of MGMT. Then it drops into some harder bass with Zeds Dead and Flux. It closes with a long smooth ride from the XX to Henry Krinkle.
Emoh Instead as What So Not has been tearing through Europe lately on the way to Australia and the states on his world tour. Thursday he'll be stopping in Berlin at Kreutzberg's Gretchen.
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