"It had elements of disco, but it also wasn't rock"—a new Dark Entries anthology captures the chaos and creativity of '80s synth music in Mexico.
Colorful club music that twists ballroom house into new shapes.
The five-month program balances music production, sound theory and business. The band's seventh album comes out on DFA Records at the end of August. The first in a series of reissues, it compiles music from three cassettes spanning 2010 to 2011. Out now, it includes over 90 minutes of recordings from two shows in May. El Silencio De Los Que Hablan comes out at the end of August. The Texas club duo recruited Lao, NNOA, TenTwentySeven and ZutZut for features on the LP. The two classic New York DJs will be joined by Oscar G at the Heroes party on Saturday, August 24th, which runs from 6 PM to 4:30 AM. One of Mexico's earliest techno experimentalists, known for '80s bands Syntoma and El Escuadrón del Ritmo, tells his life story in this 17-minute documentary. The Seattle artist, known for analog-heavy ambient music, has a rare form of sinus cancer. Buy music on Bandcamp and donate proceeds that way or contribute to his fund directly. Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, Nicole Moudaber, Hot Since 82 and Guy Gerber are among the other names on the lineup for the weekend-long party, which takes place across three venues starting October 11th. The LP features Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino alongside African pop stars like WizKid and BurnaBoy.