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20/06/2019

In spite of the summer storms raging over the Netherlands these days, this year’s festival season is about to begin and the LCR crew is lining up some of the finest festivals for you. First in this series is Dr. Music’s fine selection of multi-day (live) electronica fe...

13/06/2019

In 1966, Pierre Schaeffer proposed the term acousmatic to define 'a sound that one hears without seeing the causes behind it’. As ordinary as such an act of listening might seem in the present, considering the prevalence of mobile musicking devices, acousmatic sounds h...

23/05/2019

Punk was explicit and colourful, post-punk was introvert and gloomy - so the story goes. In the 1980s bands like The Smiths and The Cure have set a model for other artists eager to paint their nails black and stare at their footwear (hence the genre is colloquially kno...

16/05/2019

It is that time of the year when the music industry exposes itself in all its facets at once: the Eurovision Song Contest. A competition-driven event in which everyone in Europe (and Australia?) has a vote in which countries’ representative artist(s) performed best. Ev...

09/05/2019

Imagine a digital girl ambitious to become a true popstar. Now remember Japan exists. Exactly, there you have it: virtuality has become reality. Her name is Hatsune Miku and she has millions of flesh-and-bone fans. The fact that she does not write her own material can...

02/05/2019

Now that Spring has set in the festival season has officiously begun. During its kick-off, Easter weekend, there were already over three hundred complaints about too loud sounds throughout the city of Amsterdam. Despite volume restrictions for festivals and clever dire...

25/04/2019

Over the course of Easter there were over 300 complaints of noise pollution addressed at the city of Amsterdam. None of these derived from the various renditions of Bach’s Matthäus-Passion. Rather, it was caused by the total of seven stages that DGTL hosted at the NDSM...

18/04/2019

Last week, Aphex Twin sold out Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner — a venue with space for over 3.000 people — at over $200 a ticket. While such prices are customary for front-row seats to concert productions like those of U2 and Coldplay, it is rare for a DJ to charge fans such...

11/04/2019

The average DJ headlining an Amsterdam club on a Saturday night will have spent about a week handpicking the records to be played. Keeping up with trends and inserting several crowd-pleasers, the average DJ goes to great lengths to prove her/his worthiness for that mag...

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