Maya-Róisín Slater speaks with the Berlin-based artist following the release of Antifate, her most personal album to date. Searing EBM from the Berlin duo's debut album. Intimate and surreal electro-pop on the Canadian artist's second mixtape this year. As Black Bandcamp enters its fifth month, we speak with one of the founders about its rapid growth and fiercely independent approach. Calls to donate to grassroots groups like Feminist Collective are increasing following reports of soldiers shooting into crowds of protesters Tuesday. Results from the clinical study will help researchers understand whether rapid results testing could be a useful tool in screening for infections at large-scale events. 40 clubs and collectives who were awarded €10,000 from the city for their 'commitment to Berlin club culture' will take part in the celebrations. Public events, including legal open-air parties, are unaffected by the new measures. Offering limited capacity shows, this month's week-long festival has adapted to comply with local Covid-19 safety requirements. 54 events happened in Berlin this past weekend as the city's nightlife makes a precarious return. District mayors have been asked to scour their areas for parks, streets and sports halls that could be transformed into legal outdoor rave venues. Local DJs, artists and activists will take part in the discussion on August 16th. The 3,000-capacity festival will host guests at a resort park on the Baltic coast from January 22nd to 24th. Muqata'a premieres a new composition that expands on his noise-inflected experimentations with instrumental hip-hop. Unsound opens its 2020 program with a conversation on the challenges Black music industry professionals face and the importance of forming alliances for better futures. The fundraising digital party platform is broadcasting from Berlin's botanic gardens this weekend. It'll take place across three days at three locations in Puglia, starting on the 23rd. The Ugandan festival returns in hybrid fashion this September with events both on and offline. The polyrhythmic producer returns with another mesmerizing release.
Maya-Róisín Slater meets the organizers behind Club Matryoshka to learn why online raving was a popular choice long before the pandemic and will keep its crowd even after clubs can once again open their doors.