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Slamagotchi – Folded 

Slamagotchi AKA Sebastian Vivian (Photo via fb)

Slamagotchi is a Adelaide-based beat maker Sebastian Vivian. He’s released a slew of instrumentals to-date on his Soundcloud page.

‘Folded’ is one of his latest electronic chops, combining cinematic synths and jazzy soundscapes to a two-step beat. The track features on an 11-track compilation with other local Adelaide and Sydney beat-smiths from record label Paper Garden.

Download the compilation on Bandcamp

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Leif Podhajský: ‘Every artist should explore the medium of their time’

“I’m really interested in technology because that’s the world we live in, and I think every artist should explore the medium of their time.”

— Leif Podhajský, on digital art
Digital art is misunderstood like electronic music once was.
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Anthony Bourdain on EMD in Vegas

Never liked the EDM scene, nor the music.

Good electronica lives here, in the headphones.

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Electronic Dance Music Goes Hollywood

Electronic music is mainstream, which is odd considering fifteen years ago it was a niche genre placed in the back section of US record stores.

I grew up listening to Paul Oakenfold, Underworld, The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, and more obscure electronic DJs like Roni Size and Photek.  I never thought electronic music would be popular. 

To see dubstep break electronic music is even more surprising.  Just a few years ago dubstep was completely underground with the likes of Burial, Skream, and Benga.  Skrillex now makes $15 million a year.

Money taints music development.  Just look at the destruction of hip-hop, which like electronic music grew out of dance parties and peaked out after the rise of Eminem.  When music becomes more about Hollywood than the sound itself, it self-destructs.  Electronic music will burst as well but the real crate diggers will continue to support it.