What is Afrofuturism? An English professor explains

The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with computer parts, tells the story of an intersex hacker and a coltan miner who lead an anarchist uprising against their oppressors. The film – lauded for its “Afrofuturist vision” – is only one of the more recent works to engage in the transformative speculation of Afrofuturism,…

Giorgio Moroder is working on a new video game soundtrack

Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder has been added to the creative team behind Vengeance Is Mine, a mech combat video game to be published by 110 Industries. Moroder will be composing the title track with vocals from Stefanie Joosten, Vengeance’s creative director and who previously portrayed the voice and likeness of the character “Quiet” in Metal Gear Solid…

RARE ITEMS FROM JOHN PEEL’S ARCHIVE TO BE AUCTIONED

Rare items from John Peel’s archive are set to be auctioned next month. Among the items are an annotated mono pressing of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Two Virgins’ LP, estimated at £15,000-to-£20,000, and a five-page letter from David Bowie that features a series of original sketches worth £3,000-to-4,000. There’s also a copy of ‘Queen II’ that comes with a letter hand-written…

Who sets the beat in the electronic music industry?

The music industry continues to boom, partly thanks to the continued advances in technology in how we share, stream and consume our favourite tracks. The most innovative companies are already benefiting from technological possibilities, from discovering up-and-coming talent on social media platforms to creating more personalized marketing strategies and working with related brands that can…

IMS report shows electronic music industry value rocketed to $6 billion in 2021

The first physical International Music Summit in over two years was not without its surprises. This year’s IMS annual business report yielded fascinating figures, most notably the significant rise in industry value – which rocketed to an estimated $6 billion in 2021. Surpassing 2020’s sector value by almost 2x, the report revealed that we are…

What Are the Most Streamed Game Soundtracks on Spotify?

What are the most streamed game soundtracks on Spotify? The popularity of streaming on-demand music makes it easier than ever to listen to your favorite video game soundtracks, but some of these tracks might surprise you. The music in a video game is one of the most prominent ways to set the mood and plant…

6 Electronic Pioneers That Helped Mexico Become an Avant-Garde Haven

From ambient to hard techno, and everything in between, Mexico currently has one of the healthiest electronic music scenes in the world. Whether they adhere to the strict rules of subgenres or bend them to their will by adding folk and regional sounds into the mix, Mexico has been providing amazing electronic music to the world….

Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin Develop New Game, ELYNXIR

Deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin‘s new mobile game ELYNXIR, has some news and it might surprise you. The two are developing a game where the player searches for NFTs through out a immersible and beautiful world that features audio production by the two themselves. Players will have to journey through a world of NFTs and carefully selected music to…

Carl Cox announces first album in ten-plus years

Electronic Generations is the product of the live hybrid sets the artist performed from his Melbourne studio during lockdown. Electronic Generations is the product of the live hybrid sets the artist performed from his Melbourne studio during lockdown. Carl Cox has announced the release of Electronic Generations—his first album in more than ten years. The…