Technologies

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Howie Lee is the Sound of China's Cyber Underground

The Beijing producer tackles questions of belonging in an increasingly disorienting world.
Alisa Yamasaki
7.13.17
Features

The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.
Joe Bucciero
7.11.17
Features

DIY Electronic Productions Are Challenging What Opera Can Be

Welcome to opera in the 21st century.
Daniel Shkolnik
7.5.17
Features

Your Facebook Activity Reveals a Lot About Your Drug Use

A recent study reveals how social media can detect—and help prevent—substance abuse.
Philipp Kutter
6.13.17
Features

Ableton Co-Founder: “We Need a Revolution in Music Education”

Technology must be accessible to the next generation of artists, Gerhard Behles says.
Max Mertens
6.2.17
Features

Austra Wants Listeners to Shake Off Apathy and Build a More Utopian World

Katie Stelmanis on the books, beats, and cities that inspired her synth-pop project's third LP 'Future Politics.'
Denise Benson
1.23.17
Features

A NASA Scientist Told Us Why People Love Bass So Much

Robert Alexander talks us through what low frequency does to us physically and psychologically.
Josh Baines
10.11.16
Features

A History of the Laser in Dance Music

From disco parties in the 70s to Daft Punk's carnival-of-lights show at Coachella 2006, here's how lasers became a big part of what defines a rave.
Michaelangelo Matos
10.7.16
Features

How do Cubans Make Electronic Music Without Reliable Internet?

The cost and inconvenience of getting online in Cuba is forcing its small but bustling dance music community to seek out creative ways to make beats.
Greg Scruggs
7.26.16
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This Adorable Synthesizer is the Size of Your Wallet

Mixing and matching is easier than ever.
Britt Julious
7.18.16
Features

A Tech Expert Explains What Apple’s Camera Blocking Patent Means for Concertgoers

We found out how the company's announcement last month will affect live music fans.
Benjamin Boles
7.11.16
Features

How New Scalping Technology Is Keeping You Out of Concerts

Increasingly sophisticated technology and a rigged system is making buying tickets to shows even more awful.
Will Caiger-Smith
6.10.16