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Get To Know Gqom, South Africa’s Slow-Burning Club Music

The Durban-born electronic style incubated on MP3 sites, file hosting platforms, and Facebook groups, and is the focus of Adam Harper's new System Focus column.
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The Voices Disrupting White Supremacy Through Sound

From NON Records to a compilation on a new label fronted by Mykki Blanco, rising networks of African and Afrodiasporic artists are choosing to disseminate music in solidarity.
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Why Today’s Underground Club Music Sounds Cybernetic

In this month's System Focus column, Adam Harper dives into cybernetic club music that provides a minimalist counterpoint to mainstream EDM.
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How A Traditional Rhythm Is Shaping Today’s Most Exciting New Music

Adam Harper traces the path of the tresillo rhythm through history to today's global club network, from Blaze Kidd to Palmistry.
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What Does “Experimental Music” Even Mean Anymore?

Adam Harper traces a new wave of electronic adventurers in the techno-mediated spaces and tense modernities of the 2010s.
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If You’ve OD-ed On The Internet, This Music Will Save You

Soothing underground music from or inspired by East Asia is the focus of Adam Harper's latest column for The FADER.
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What Health Goth Actually Means

It was started in Portland by a bunch of musicians, and says more about our age of aesthetics than it does runway trends.
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System Focus: High Speed Sounds to Blister Even Internet-Accelerated Brains

Adam Harper surfs a new wave of warp-speed sounds to blister even your internet-accelerated brain.
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System Focus: Bridging the Singular Sounds of Lisbon’s Underground

Chasing hyperlinks to a physical city, Adam Harper traveled to Portugal to meet the people behind the mysterious AVNL and Golden Mist labels.
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System Focus: Today’s Hi-Tech World Has given Birth to a New, Gleaming Grey Sonic Vocabulary

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Cold as platinum and hard as glass, Adam Harper deciphers a new wave of dazzlingly alienated beats.
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System Focus: The Evolution of the Voice in the Digital Landscape

From synthesised speech to J-pop vocaloids, Adam Harper traces the shifting role of the voice in popular music.
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System Focus: Inside 1080p, Zoom Lens & the New Digital DIY Labels

Adam Harper speaks with 1080p, Zoom Lens, Illuminated Paths and more to find out what it means to be a DIY label in the digital age.
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