Hacking records is old hat in the music world. But have you ever wondered what happens when you hack everything you can find into a whirling tower of techno-making mechanical marvels? See above.
With a little custom software, a camera, and some musical know-how, you can turn sixteen customized Rubik's Cubes into a unique interface for a music sequencer. However, unless you're one of those Rubik's idiot savants who can solve them in seconds, this probably isn't the best instrument for live performances.
Belgium online music platform Hello Play's New Year promo video is a loose guide to the basics of electronic music. All the visual effects are made on camera using stop motion, 3D prints, and six kilograms of white chocolate.
Although there are large swaths of America which may only know his name as a track on a Daft Punk album, Giorgio Moroder is so very much more. The name and first song from his new album 74 Is the New 24 hints at that a bit, with a nod to his age (yep, 74) and boundless career.
I learned to love Aphex Twin in college, not too long after Drukqs melted everyone's ears off. It's been a decade and a half since then. I'm getting older. Aphex Twin appears to be getting younger.
Disquiet's Marc Weidenbaum caught up with Joyrex, who recently helped lead the way in discovering—and releasing—a lost Aphex Twin album from the 1990s. Available commercially now for the first time ever, the album was produced the same year as Selected Ambient Works Vol. II. In this interview, Joyrex discusses the…
I spent two nights last week wearing 3D glasses in a dark theater, watching four German men in reflective Spandex bodysuits sing about computers, transit, and architecture.
It's not so simple to become an electronic musician. The equipment is expensive. There's not a good how-to book. It's sometimes a little unclear what exactly electronic music is. That's why the Contact musical interface is so intriguing.
Devo's Bob Casale, founding guitarist of the genre-defying new wave band, electronic music pioneer, and wearer of the best hat in music, has died from heart failure at 61. In his honor, drop everything and dance to their breakout hit "Whip It," which might just contain one of the most memorable guitar riffs of all…
London-based duo Dentaku have made digital instruments out of beer bottles, text messages, and color-sensing robots. But, for their latest trick, Yuri Suzuki and Mark McKeague want to let you make music. Meet Ototo, a tiny synthesizer that lets you make almost anything—from oranges to origami—into an instrument.
Nine Inch Nails frontman and music genius Trent Reznor gave a fantastic interview to the Fader, and it sums up just about everything about the state of electronic music and how we listen to it.
Daft Punk's newest song Get Lucky from their upcoming album Random Access Memories has come with so much buzz that the only thing that can rival its thousands of leaks and millions of rumors is the next iPhone. Some people stitched together catchy loops from the SNL commercial, other people prayed for Coachella, but…
We all hit play. It's no secret. When it comes to "live" performance of EDM (ED: electronic dance music)… that's about the most it seems you can do anyway. It's not about performance art, it's not about talent either (really it's not). In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin…
For decades, Amon Tobin has constantly pioneered new sounds in the world of electronic music. So it makes sense that he'd want a visual stage show as advanced and experimental as his sounds. I think he nailed it this time.
A futuristic tiki torch? Aluminum crutches? Or maybe a space-age bow and arrow? It's much more creative than just that.
Jordan Rudess, of Dream Theater, has created an audio synthesizer app for the iPad that promises to deliver an audio and visual experience. Just watch him play it.
Who knew that R2D2 was such an accomplished DJ? Mixing in soundbites and robot blip bleep bloops from sci-fi films, this music video is definitely worth your attention.
The iPhone has so many great music-creation apps that they deserve their own category, but shiny dedicated instruments like Korg's new 37-key sampler are always nice. It has a line-input, goose-neck microphone, and editing software for the Mac or PC.
You might have seen this video of Wii Drums demoware that Nintendo was showing at E3 last May, but that hasn't shipped yet. Meanwhile, tech geek Bob Summers has figured out how to use the Wii remote for his own drum machine, and it all runs on a PC using Bluetooth.