National Library of New Zealand: Download Now… Free!

National Library of New Zealand: Download Now… Free!. “Today we are very excited to cut the ribbon on a new born-digital collection donated by Luke Rowell, one of New Zealand’s foremost computer musicians. Over the last 20 years, Luke has performed hundreds of gigs around the world and released over 15 albums of popular electronic music, either as Disasteradio or Eyeliner. Among Luke’s best-known tracks is the synthpop hit ‘Gravy Rainbow’, while his Eyeliner albums are considered among the essential works of the vaporwave movement.”

Digital Disconnect: Exploring the Influence of Social Media on Electronic Music in the Past Decade (Electronic Beats)

Electronic Beats: Digital Disconnect: Exploring the Influence of Social Media on Electronic Music in the Past Decade. “Social Media is an inextricable part of life in the 21st century. From DJs rising to fame on Instagram, new genres being introduced through viral hits on Soundcloud and YouTube, bedroom productions turn into chart-topping, Grammy-winning hits on TikTok, the music industry, as we know it today, is unimaginable without it. In this first excerpt from one of the essays featured in the Electronic Beats book, Caroline Whiteley traces how a decade of declining reliance on traditional media for musical discoveries and an increase of social media usage has shaped the electronic music landscape we know today.”

Stoney Roads: Aussie DJs start new dance directory for women and GNC

Stoney Roads: Aussie DJs start new dance directory for women and GNC. 99% sure that GNC in this case is “Gender Non-Conforming.” “About 12 months or so ago, a Google sheet began circulating that conveniently listed a stack of female and GNC producers and DJs from around Australia and New Zealand. It included handy things like artist name, state, links to socials and sometimes an email address to help event bookers and what not reach out. Seems like things got to a certain size that meant turning the once humble doc into a fully functioning directory dubbed the ‘WIP Project’ that not only features artists but also sound engineers, agents, bookers and general industry heads!”

Daily Sabah: Turkey’s biggest electronic music festival Big Burn Istanbul goes online

Daily Sabah: Turkey’s biggest electronic music festival Big Burn Istanbul goes online. “Big Burn Istanbul, which has hosted more than 65,000 music lovers over the past three years and stands out as the city’s most anticipated electronic music event, will go online due to COVID-19 measures. Big Burn Istanbul Digital Festival, Turkey’s first-ever digital electronic music festival experience, will go live with 16 hours of performances on two different stages.”

DJ Magazine: A new archive to capture the memories of the ’80s and ‘90s rave scene is going online

DJ Magazine: A new archive to capture the memories of the ’80s and ‘90s rave scene is going online. “A new online archive will celebrate Blackburn’s acid house rave scene of the late ’80s / early ’90s. FLASHBACK is a new online archive comprising images and audio interviews, reflecting on the infamous acid house parties that took place in Blackburn, Lancashire between 1988 and 1991.”

France24: Social dis-dance: clubbing goes online as virus shuts nightspots

France24: Social dis-dance: clubbing goes online as virus shuts nightspots. “Strobe lights flash across a near-empty dance floor, as a DJ live-streams thumping electronic music from a Singapore nightclub to revellers confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak sweeping the globe has shuttered once lively nightspots from London to New York, but innovative DJs have started putting their performances online so clubbers don’t miss out.”

Electronic Beats: This Website Is Like Discogs But For Rare Synth Wave, Ambient And Industrial Cassettes

New-to-me, from Electronic Beats: This Website Is Like Discogs But For Rare Synth Wave, Ambient And Industrial Cassettes. “As an electronic music fan, you probably spend a lot of time on Discogs mining the depths of obscure releases from different regions and eras. But if you want to add an extra edge to your virtual crate digging, you might want to add Tape Mag to your list of archives.”

Creative Commons: Reviving archives through remix: How a Dutch archival project is reinvigorating electronic music

From Creative Commons: Reviving archives through remix: How a Dutch archival project is reinvigorating electronic music. “What does it mean to listen to the past through a truly modern lens? This is the question the Dutch project re:vive seeks to answer. Working with renowned electronic and experimental musicians such as Lakker, Roly Porter, and Bas Mooy, the project from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision draws on global archives and museums to encourage legal, creative reuse of historic sounds.”