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AmPm masters the Spotify game

Music Feb 14, 2018

AmPm masters the Spotify game

by Patrick ST. Michel

The central pair behind electronic project AmPm didn't have high expectations when they flew to Jakarta last August for Spotify On Stage, a live event organized by the market-leading music streaming service. "We were the first act up, and I think most of the audience ...

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

Music May 9, 2017

Renick Bell discovers the art inside the algorithms

by Mike Sunda

In 2017, algorithms are everywhere. They determine the news we see, the music we stream, the advertisements we're served and the very means through which we communicate and access information on a daily basis. And it's not just our online experience that's underpinned by algorithms. E-commerce ...

Pop music catches up to De De Mouse

Music Apr 25, 2017

Pop music catches up to De De Mouse

by Patrick ST. Michel

Daisuke Endo made peace with EDM thanks to Mister Donut. The electronic artist, better known by his stage name De De Mouse, eats at the snack chain frequently. Recently, he says he has been enjoying the American pop music they pipe into the store. "They ...

Where Japan's club culture needs to go in 2017

Music | Sound Off Jan 8, 2017

Where Japan's club culture needs to go in 2017

by Mike Sunda

Last month, I was invited to speak at the inaugural Tokyo Dance Music Event — a conference consisting of workshops and talks, loosely modeled on long-running international equivalents like the Amsterdam Dance Event. On the first morning of the two-day program, I was asked to ...