Electronic Beats Magazine
With the exception of certain sociopolitical strands of hip hop, electronic music,
particularly dance music, is not something most people associate with protest song.
But the times they are a-changin', and so are musical focuses. While this issue of
Electronic Beats Magazine sees our continued exploration of artists such as Depeche
Mode, Kraftwerk and Cluster, whose music has served as the basis of so much of
today's house, techno and synthpop, we'll also be scrutinizing lesser known corners
of the sonic jungle, from the low-end innovations of car audio bass and Holly
Herndon's interest in Bell Labs to contributions to queer discourse by the likes of
Terre Thaemlitz, The Knife and Planningtorock. It's this combination of under- and
overground features that we hope will provide insight into the fluid tendencies of
artistic influence, as well as help describe the ever-shifting musical points of
reference of artists today and tomorrow.
As always, the future was yesterday. But you can read about it here.