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Music, BeatBox Apparat

Apparat

Berlin-based producer Sascha Ring, aka Apparat, composes electrocoustic tracks that bridge the arterial with the ethereal. Whether solo or collaborating with fellow Germans Ellen Allien or Modeselektor, Ring uses granular synthesis and a penchant for strings to texturize arrhythmic beats…
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Music, BeatBox Allien Invasion

Allien Invasion

The concept-driven queen of mnml — the bastard genre of Detroit techno, European microhouse, New York's avant-garde, and oven-baked tranquilizers — Berlin's Ellen Allien came up in the warehouse party scene. Now with 15 years as a DJ and latest…
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Music, Berlin techno producer Ellen Allien steers to innerspace

Berlin techno producer Ellen Allien steers to innerspace

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 abruptly offered sizable options for euphoric electronic music fans. Formerly grayed-out factories-turned-clubs played host to a flush of activity. Warehouse spaces — cheap, plentiful, and relatively unpoliced — bulged with the exaggerated…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

Sly, absurd, and more prolific than God, MC/producer MF Doom was crowned '04's king of the underground after releasing a half-dozen proper albums and numerous instrumental records in the past year and a half. Aesthetically, Doom is a bottom feeder.…
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Music, BeatBox

BeatBox

With the House of Shields' old-fashioned Victorian fixtures, glossy tiled floor, and ostentatious old bar, you might expect to hear, say, an easy listening-ish jazz trio pumping out some smooth jams, or a cabaret chanteuse belting out a tacky Rodgers…
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