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GIL talks up ‘Orchids & Wasps’

Following the release of Gil Schneider’s ‘Orchids & Wasps’ EP on Aïsha Devi’s record label Danse Noire, Mitch Strashnov caught up with the Berlin based producer to discuss his craft and the makings of his debut release.

Variant

Part of the exciting new wave of talents that’s been unfurling over Montreal as of late and more notably the up-and-coming Temple label which they set up alongside Adam Feingold and R. Wong, Variant step up to deliver a ferocious mix of hard-nosed techno, industrial rhythms and dubby flexions.

Berlin Atonal 2016

Berlin Atonal is a Pandora’s box, bringing forth a wide array of expectations before it was even open. We were fortunate enough to attend the festival in Berlin Mitte and witness at first hand cutting-edge performances. Here’s our day-by-day report.

Dan Hayhurst: Critter Party

Where Sculpture come across as a kaleidoscopic exaggeration of our media saturated milieu: audio collage, noise and sleek techno built into a strange overdriven universe, Critter Party latches onto the human at the centre of it.

Beatrice Dillon / Karen Gwyer

The new Beatrice Dillon / Karen Gwyer split is a study in the ways a track can be pulled apart and reconstructed, a split release that does that rare thing of presenting two artists sonically distinct but somehow connected through concept.

Unsound Dislocation Project: Announcement part 2

After unveiling a first wave of names for their Dislocation Project which is said to focus on “exploring the collapsed relationship between periphery and centre, the shifting idea of borders, and the specificity of place”, Unsound just revealed the second part of the events’ line-up, which’ll be staggered between 2016 and 2018 all around the globe.

Unsound Toronto x Luminato Festival

A wave of furious, dusted-up and dishevelled splendour that came over the Hearn Generating Station in Toronto on the weekend June 10th – as the venerable festival institution Unsound was invited to curate two days worth of programming at a venue that came off as a vast, dystopian wonderland.

Best Albums of 2015

From hallucinogenic ambient techno to jazz-infused electronic and bold lo-fi house groovers onto unearthly deep-house gems, these are our favourite albums of 2015.

Unsound Festival 2015

The combination of obscure venue locations, sophisticated lighting design and diverse programming carved out a strong aesthetic for the festival – Unsound impressed. Big time.