Jan 21, 2014

Ventla, i-fls and the road out of the Web

by Patrick ST. Michel

Tokyo bedroom producer Ventla has one goal and one goal only. “Ventla is in the process of releasing 100 digital albums for free over the coming years,” he declares on his website. So far, the relatively anonymous music maker has achieved a quarter of ...

The best albums of 2013 (so far)

Jul 3, 2013

The best albums of 2013 (so far)

The year in music so far has been filled with comeback albums that “hype” their way to the top. After the Twitter hashtags subside, though, such artists also seem to leave the minds of the public. (Is anyone still talking about David Bowie? Justin ...

Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

Apr 4, 2013

Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls

by James Hadfield

For two decades, it’s entertained, educated and — on more than a few occasions — polarized electronic music fans. As Barcelona’s Sonar festival enters its 20th year, it’s still as contrary as when it first started: an event with equal space in its heart ...