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2009 Stories by Tony Ware

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  • Apparat

    published December 30, 2009

    Berlin-based producer Sascha Ring, aka Apparat, composes electrocoustic tracks that bridge the arterial with the ethereal. Whether solo... More >>

  • Fedde Le Grand

    published December 9, 2009

    Though Dutch-born, Fedde Le Grand made his name with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit," a 2006 funky electrohouse anthem. Admittedly,... More >>

  • AC Slater

    published December 9, 2009

    You'd think DJ and producer AC Slater is campaigning for a Vicks VapoRub sponsorship, the way this New Yorker (born Aaron Clevenger)... More >>

  • Argy

    published December 2, 2009

    As the genre cryptically referred to as "minimal" has evolved, it has reconciled its tech-house foundations with some deep house and trance... More >>

  • Simian Mobile Disco

    published November 25, 2009

    Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford and James Shaw tweak their pulsing electronic assemblage into a mass of pastiche moments. The British... More >>

  • Max Tundra

    published November 18, 2009

    British pop composer Ben Jacobs becomes Max Tundra from the moment his "knees and arms start quivering in time to the curious rhythms,"... More >>

  • Rock 'Bots

    published November 18, 2009

    Some bands kick up so much racket, you feel like your hair is being whipped by a gale-force wind. Vancouver's Japandroids, a guitar-drums... More >>

  • DJ Spooky

    published November 11, 2009

    Turntablism artist DJ Spooky — aka Paul D. Miller, aka That Subliminal Kid — emerged in the 1990s with the theory that music... More >>

  • Why?

    published October 14, 2009

    As his art-pop ensemble's name — WHY? — would suggest, Yoni Wolf began recording as a riddle wrapped in a mystery. When he... More >>

  • Adultnapper

    published September 30, 2009

    Brooklyn-based tech-house producer Adultnapper, aka Francis Harris, approaches syncopated percussion as though it's a post-industrial... More >>

  • Pet Shop Boys

    published September 16, 2009

    In March, the Pet Shop Boys released Yes, the British duo's 10th full-length studio album (not including soundtracks, live shows,... More >>

  • Mew

    published September 2, 2009

    Iceland is the undisputed capital of music for the spirit world. But Denmark, home of Hans Christian Andersen and fairy tales aplenty, has a... More >>

  • Underworld

    published August 5, 2009

    In 1996, synth-saturated U.K. producers Underworld helped bring bleeps and blops closer to the mainstream with the high-profile... More >>

  • Flosstradamus

    published July 22, 2009

    If you prefer to pop your collar rather than pop 'n' lock, a Flosstradamus show isn't for you. Chicago-based DJs Autobot and J2K offer... More >>

  • A-Trak and Treasure Fingers by Tony Ware

    published July 15, 2009

    A producer of insurgent drum 'n' bass as well as adrenalized blog house, Ashley "Treasure Fingers" Jones is Fool's Gold Records' master... More >>

  • Busdriver drives against the flow

    published July 8, 2009

    Regan Farquhar, who has been rhyming under the name Busdriver for more than 15 years, has a good sense of direction. He wants things to go... More >>

  • Fake Blood

    published June 24, 2009

    If synths were straight razors, then London's shadowy Fake Blood would be the blogosphere's Jack the Ripper, driven toward riff-fueled... More >>

  • The Juan Maclean adds a Human touch

    published June 3, 2009

    John MacLean identifies with androids. Discussing the 1982 cult film Blade Runner, he admits that its artfully overcast tone has... More >>

  • Tiga

    published May 27, 2009

    By the time Canadian DJ and producer Tiga broke globally in 2001 (with a bedroom-produced cover of Corey Hart's "Sunglasses at Night"),... More >>

  • Germany’s Moderat busts the ghosts in its hard drive

    published May 13, 2009

    Sascha Ring was haunted by ghosts. In 2007, and Ring, a Berlin-based producer known for electrocoustic compositions under the name Apparat,... More >>

  • Stanton Warriors

    published April 29, 2009

    U.K. production and DJ duo Stanton Warriors recently featured a promo mix of the "freshest booty bassline bangers" on their Web site.... More >>

  • Sébastien Tellier

    published April 15, 2009

    Parisian producer Sébastien Tellier claims his 2008 album, Sexuality, was informed by "the abuse of sustained arpeggiator... More >>

  • Throbbing MSTRS

    published March 18, 2009

    It'd be easy to chart a Venn diagram of the sonic relationships delivered by Canadian production duo MSTRKRFT. Just assign red to the... More >>

  • Shoot the DJ

    published February 4, 2009

    Like tequila shots (a love of which inspired his name), New York DJ and producer Drop the Lime's music combines a sense of woozy... More >>

  • Capitol MC

    published January 28, 2009

    In the space of 61.4 square miles, Washington, D.C. produces plenty of national legislation, but few nationally acclaimed music acts. One rare... More >>

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