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Dawn Richard: Warrior
Andrew Ryce meets the woman fusing R&B, virtual reality and underground dance music into some of the most adventurous pop around.
Opinion: We need underground events more than ever
Andrew Ryce argues that, in order to prevent tragedies like last weekend's fire in Oakland, we need to support, not persecute, alternative venues like Ghost Ship.
Breaking Through: Project Pablo
Andrew Ryce profiles an artist who's bringing a new breed of house music to Montreal.
Paradox: The life of a b-boy
Andrew Ryce checks in with a singular drum & bass artist.
Biosphere: Introverted music
Andrew Ryce calls up the revered Norwegian ambient artist to discuss his distinctive new album.
Vancouver: Rhythms of the Canadian Riviera
Vancouver is currently thriving, with a distinctive sound and a vibrant music community. Andrew Ryce surveys the scene.
Label of the month: Unknown To The Unknown
Andrew Ryce charts the rise of DJ Haus's mercurial label.
America's gay techno underground
The way gay people party in the US is changing. Andrew Ryce investigates.
Junior Boys: A happy ending
Jeremy Greenspan talks with Andrew Ryce about abandoning, and then reviving, his band with Matt Didemus.
Playing Favourites: Dane
House and disco are sweeping Western Canada, and it couldn't have happened without Dane MacDonald. Andrew Ryce talks to one of the region's most respected DJs.
Label of the month: MOTOR
Andrew Ryce profiles one of the quirkier labels driving the Pacific Northwest's techno renaissance.
ASC: Out of sync
A master of futuristic ambience with a fondness for 170 BPM beats, James Clements has always done things his own way. Andrew Ryce finds out what makes him tick.
Donnacha Costello: Slowly sinking in
Andrew Ryce talks to the Irish producer about his return to electronic music.
SpectraSoul: More to give
Andrew Ryce speaks to the Shogun Audio duo about moving beyond the dance floor.
Bass Coast: Home away from home
Andrew Ryce explores one of Canada's most beloved electronic music festivals.
Gobby: New hats
The low-key New Yorker behind some of the most mind-bending electronic music of recent years gives a rare interview to Andrew Ryce.
Matrixxman: 808 state of mind
Quality, quantity and diversity—Andrew Ryce explains why the US newcomer is ticking all of the boxes.
Label of the month: Keysound Recordings
Keysound survived dubstep's demise and became one of the UK's most vital underground dance music labels. Andrew Ryce hears how.
Breaking through: Bwana
From post-dubstep to prog house revival, Andrew Ryce charts the evolution of a Toronto rising star.
Total Freedom: The hook
Weird, confrontational and totally unique—Andrew Ryce meets a DJ who sees functional club music as a sinister force.
Loscil: Cascadian rhythm
Andrew Ryce checks in with Scott Morgan, a Vancouver producer who has drawn from his Pacific Northwest surroundings to make some of the most striking ambient music of recent years.
Label of the month: 1080p
Andrew Ryce speaks to Vancouver's Richard MacFarlane about running one of the most unpredictable—and exciting—new labels in electronic music.
RL Grime: The best of both worlds
Henry Steinway has attained stardom in the US by blurring the lines between EDM and the underground. Andrew Ryce joined him on the bus for his recent nationwide tour.
Natasha Kmeto: Acceptance
Andrew Ryce sits down with the American singer and producer who's building a reputation as one of electronic music's finest new live acts.
The Black Madonna: She still believes
Marea Stamper is a pillar of Chicago's club scene and an increasingly popular DJ in Europe. Andrew Ryce tells her story.
Leon Vynehall: Be brave
From car rides in Crowborough to playing at Panorama Bar, Leon Vynehall tells Andrew Ryce his story.
Pinch: Finding the balance
"You've got to not just bend with the times, but hopefully bend the times." The forward-thinking veteran discusses his latest mutation.
Shifted: A call to mind
Andrew Ryce hears the story of one of techno's most mysterious figures.
Ultrademon: My hair is still blue
The seapunk originator talks magic, modern dystopias and surviving internet fads.
Breaking through: Bob Moses
Fresh off a new deal with Domino, this sultry deep house duo are on the rise.
John Barera: Milestones
With a hit label and an album coming out on Dolly, John Barera is putting Boston on the map. Andrew Ryce hears his story.
Lust For Youth: A better day
Andrew Ryce calls up the Danish band to hear how heartbreak, hope and friendships—and a lot of gin and tonic—fuelled their breakthrough album International.
Breaking through: Physical Therapy
From bedroom R&B edits to Berghain techno, Daniel Fisher's kaleidoscopic music is earning him all sorts of fans. Andrew Ryce finds out how he got there.
Walls: Rendering the voice
The Kompakt duo have drawn from the archives of early electronic music innovator Daphne Oram to create a haunting and illuminating tribute record.
The life and death of the mix CD
The mix CD lives on in the face of an increasingly difficult market. RA goes behind the process of the embattled format to discover how labels are weathering the storm.
Label of the month: ClekClekBoom
Andrew Ryce meets the figures behind ClekClekBoom, a label whose sound has become known simply as "Paris club music."
MikeQ: Letting it all out
Andrew Ryce chats with MikeQ, the most prominent figure among a generation of young artists carrying the torch for ballroom culture.
Francis Harris: Minutes of life
Mourning, healthy living and the world beyond dance music: Andrew Ryce spends time with the Scissor & Thread boss in Mexico.
Lee Bannon: Search / Destroy
Andrew Ryce meets the emerging producer who is as comfortable writing hip-hop beats for Joey Bada$$ as he is making a jungle record for Ninja Tune.
Amen, brother: How jungle inspired a new generation
In 2013, one of dance music's most iconic sounds is making a comeback.
DJ Rashad: Living the Teklife
Footwork's unofficial ambassador talks about taking the sound outside of Chicago and expanding his own horizons.
Breaking through: Helix
"What if Ron Hardy played grime?" It might sound something like the vital club music that Beau Thigpen has been turning out from his home in Atlanta.
10 years of Decibel Festival
Sean Horton only wanted to help his city's club scene. 10 years later, he runs a globally recognized electronic music festival. Andrew Ryce hears how it happened.
Alix Perez: Chromatic
Alix Perez is one of drum & bass's best producers—but is he actually producing drum & bass? Andrew Ryce gets to grips with his singular sound.
Breaking through: Jessy Lanza
The new Hyperdub artist is about to release one of our favourite albums of the year. RA's Andrew Ryce calls up Hamilton, Ontario to find out more.
Playing favourites: Alexander Nut
We get spiritual as the Eglo Records boss and Rinse FM DJ plays us some tunes.
Breaking through: Clouds
Rowdy house and techno by way of small-town Scotland: Andrew Ryce meets the young Turbo-signed duo known as Clouds.
SXSW: A first-timer's diary
The US festival is the most important date in the indie rock calendar, but what's it like for a dance music fan? RA's Andrew Ryce hit Austin last week to find out.
Playing favourites: Salva
One of LA's rising stars plays us the cornerstones of his record collection.
Label of the month: Opal Tapes
RA's Andrew Ryce meets Stephen Bishop, the man behind the homespun cassette label that's making waves in the electronic music underground.
Label of the month: Tri Angle
One of underground electronic music's most vital labels.
Unleaded physical power and giddy destruction: It's the best way to describe the sound of one of North America's rising stars. RA's Andrew Ryce explains.
Real trap shit?
The fastest growing sound in North America has superstars, a slew of hungry, scene-jumping adopters and a whole host of questionable social issues to go with it.
Amon Tobin: Chaos theory
RA's Andrew Ryce follows along as the celebrated Brazilian DJ/producer performs his final ISAM show in Los Angeles and preps his new album as Two Fingers.
Label of the month: Silent Season
Dub techno from the depths of the Canadian forest.
Breaking through: Ryan Hemsworth
The Canadian hip-hop producer is experimenting with emotional samples and melodies to stunning effect.
RA Roundtable: EDM in America
In the first in a new series on RA, Andrew Ryce talks to three major players in the electronic music scene in the United States.
Toronto's new guard
Canada's biggest city has seen an explosion of new talent emerge in the past few years. RA's Andrew Ryce profiles the wave coming up behind Art Department, Basic Soul Unit and the like.
Rockwell: High performance drum & bass engineering
RA's Andrew Ryce sits down with one of the genre's most exciting producers as he works on his debut album.
Label of the month: Hypercolour
RA's Andrew Ryce profiles one of the hottest UK labels of the moment.
Playing favourites: LHF
A member of the London collective talks about the myriad influences on his sound.
Mosca: Why not?
One of UK bass' leading lights gets rowdy with RA's Andrew Ryce.
Breaking through: Supreme Cuts
The Chicago duo's upcoming debut album is one of the year's most promising. RA's Andrew Ryce calls up the Windy City to talk cloud rap, getting that EDM money and Diddy-endorsed vodkas.
Clubbing in Vancouver
A love of bass has kept the scene alive in British Columbia's biggest city, and now things are looking as strong as they've ever been according to RA's Andrew Ryce.
Breaking through: Artifact
A new generation of Bristol producers is emerging. Andrew Ryce meets one of the most promising.
Bass / House
Over the past few years, UK dubstep DJs have turned to house music as the basis of their sound. RA's Andrew Ryce talks to Ben UFO, Pinch and more to find out why.
T. Williams: From grime to teknologi
One of London's hottest DJ/producers tells the story of how he came to make house music.
Breaking through: John Heckle
RA's Andrew Ryce calls up the Liverpool-based DJ/producer whose Chicago-tinged house has been turning heads of late.
Label of the month: Friends of Friends
Low end, high end and midrange theories from Los Angeles.
Playing favourites: David Kennedy
The DJ/producer formerly known as Ramadanman sits down to talk tunes with RA's Andrew Ryce.
Mike Paradinas: Planet µ-Ziq
RA's Andrew Ryce travels to Brighton to sit down with the man behind the label with one of the most furious release schedules in the world, Planet Mu's Mike Paradinas.
Label of the month: Critical Recordings
One of the few drum & bass labels that credibly toes the line between underground and overground, Kasra's London imprint is one of the reasons that the genre is so vital at the moment.
Headhunter: Paradigm shifts
Drum & bass, dubstep, juke and more: Tony Williams hates being pinned down, and is always looking for the next most exciting thing.
Herodot returns to Vancouver for Still Waters Run Deep
The Romanian DJ will play Vancouver in early February.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Check out the trailer for Flying Lotus's film, Kuso
The movie is premiering this weekend at Sundance.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Terry Francis goes back-to-back with Eddie Richards at StereoBar
The Wiggle DJs will hit Montreal in February.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017
The Eschaton weekender brings Truncate, Ben Sims, Dax J to Toronto
Orphx and Broken English Club will also play the two-night techno extravaganza in February.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017
Mark Fisher's colleagues set up memorial fund for his family
"There will of course be memorials, events and tributes to Mark to come, but for now this is the best way people can honour his memory and help his family."
Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Kevin Drumm plays Quiet City in Vancouver
The long-running deep listening series will host one of drone's most esteemed artists this Friday.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017
Listen to (and download) the Club Chai compilation in full
The Oakland-based collective are streaming their first compilation, which features tracks from Lechuga Zafiro, DJ Haram, 8ULENTINA and Russell E.L. Butler, among others. They'll also celebrate their first birthday this Saturday in Oakland.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017
Sam Binga, Enei, Current Value & Ivy Lab play Critical's 15th anniversary in London
The star-studded affair, also featuring label boss Kasra, goes down at Electric Brixton on March 3rd.