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Electronic

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

Check out the hook while my robotic DJ revolves it. It’s been a while since we heard from bd594 and his band of misfit computer parts. This time, they’re joined by a DECtalk speech synthesizer to provide a Stephen Hawking-esque take on Vanilla Ice’s vocals.

Device Orchestra: Happy

Device Orchestra: Happy

12 credit card terminals and a small sewing machine, members of the ever-changing lineup of the Device Orchestra, perform a rendition of Pharrell Williams’ hit track Happy, bringing a smile to our faces, and not wasting too much receipt paper in the process.

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Blue Monday on Floppies

Blue Monday on Floppies

Paweł Zadrożniak’s Floppotron performs yet another all-too-perfect tune for its clanky electromechanical instrumentation, the 1983 New Order classic Blue Monday. Those little click breaks on the hard drive servos are just what the doctor ordered.

Making Techno with Robots

Making Techno with Robots

Moritz Simon Geist performs electronic music with a tableful of strange and wonderful mechanical contraptions he built by hand. Each one makes a unique analog sound that combines to create a driving beat. Check out the making-of video to see how it all works.

Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse

Aphex Twin: T69 Collapse

(Flashing Images) The trippy texture-mapped environments of the video for Aphex Twin’s latest track is the perfect accompaniment to the driving, syncopated, electrofunk beats that seem at once both chaotic and meticulously planned. From the upcoming EP Collapse.

Flop Good Inc.

Flop Good Inc.

There’s something about the high-pitched sound of the scannner stepper motor that suits itself so well to Gorillaz Feel Good Inc., it now takes its place as our favorite cover track from Paweł Zadrożniak’s electromechanical orchestram, beating out The Final Flopdown.

Lusine: Just a Cloud

Lusine: Just a Cloud

Lusine’s chill ambient track is complemented perfectly by this minimal video from Michael Reisinger, who used 2300 colorful LED’s to illuminate the face of its subject, as she drifts into another plane listening to her headphones on the bus. From the album Sensorimotor.

Red Hot Floppy Peppers

Red Hot Floppy Peppers

Her papa was a Compaq, and her mama was a HP. For his latest video, MrSolidSnake745 hooked up his arsenal of floppy drives, hard drives, and stepper motors, and programmed them to perform a rockin’ rendition of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hit Dani California.

The Final Flopdown

The Final Flopdown

Musician and modder Paweł Zadrożniak’s electronic orchestra of 3.5″ floppy drives, hard drives, and flatbed scanners, aka The Floppotron performs a spot-on cover version of Europe’s cheesetastic synth-rock anthem The Final Countdown.

Music for 18 Machines

Music for 18 Machines

Steve Reich’s 1976 composition Music for 18 Musicians was about performers working in harmony to produce a minimal sound. Inspired by these properties, Simon Cullen and Neil O’Connor are creating a fully-electronic version. Coming 9/15/16 to Dublin’s Button Factory.

BRIXO Bricks

BRIXO Bricks
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BRIXO is a new breed of LEGO-compatible building blocks which can create circuits within in your projects. The system will offer conductive chrome blocks, sensors, lighting and motors. The Bluetooth module will let you control your builds from your smartphone.

Troy Samuela & Monsoonsiren: Fiend

Troy Samuela & Monsoonsiren: Fiend

A trap track about drug addiction. Fiend is a collaboration between Troy Samuela and Monsoonsiren. It’s published by the Foreign Family Collective, the new music and visual arts label founded by electronica duo Odesza.

Dan Deacon Live

Dan Deacon Live

Electronic maestro Dan Deacon made the staff of NPR work up a sweat in this amazing live set and impromptu dance party. Press play and wild out to Feel the Lightning, Sheathed Wings and Learning to Relax, from his album Glass Riffer.

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Dexter’s Justice

Dexter’s Justice

A brilliantly edited, unlikely mashup of Dexter’s Laboratory and the driving electronic beats of Justice. YouTuber xerograde created the mix from the tracks Stress and Waters of Nazareth from the album known simply as .

Odesza: Sun Models

Odesza: Sun Models

A sweet chill out track from the talented Seattle duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight aka Odesza, featuring Madelyn Grant. Sun Models is the debut single from their upcoming album that will be released this year.

Son Lux: Lost It to Trying

Son Lux: Lost It to Trying
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A brilliant cut from Lanterns, the upcoming fourth album of post-rock and synth pop artist Ryan Lott aka Son Lux. You can also stream the entire album on NPR. Pre-order Lanterns in the format of your choice on Bandcamp.

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