Piers Martin

  • Electric Independence

    If you love spending money you haven’t got on incredibly cool and expensive psychedelic disco records that you’ll play maybe four or five times before filing them away, then New York’s just-so Whatever We Want deserves to be your new favourite label.

  • Electric Independence

    It's always a treat to hear Aphex Twin DJ, especially in unusual places. He never disappoints.

  • Electric Independence

    Did you hear about Vitalic? Some arsehole stole his laptop last month in that Cargo venue in Shoreditch just after he'd soundchecked.

  • Electric Independence

    My parents have always taught me that honesty is the best policy and as far as I know they’ve never lied to me.

  • Electric Independence

    If you've got broadband and speakers and you're not permanently masturbating yourself into a frenzy then what are you playing at?

  • Electric Independence

    All my friends who live in Berlin say you'd have to be nuts to live anywhere else.

  • Electric Independence

    The top six Electric Independence things of 2005. Break it down...VITALICOK Cowboy</bOdd: I played this to death every day up until its April release. Since then I’ve

  • Electric Independence

    In Aix-en-Provence at the start of June, the only animals I really noticed were lizards, other than stacks of birds whose names I can never recall, and last time I checked they're reptiles.

  • Electric Independence

    Autechre are back and their latest album is actually fun to listen to.

  • Electric Independence

    This column is called Electric Independence because by and large it's all about electronic music, most of which is released on small and not-so-small independent labels. If you're into the stuff that's written about here then you probably like to think...

  • Electric Independence

    One of the coolest things about Francisco's new Music Business album on Nature-well, the coolest thing by miles, actually-is that the CD and vinyl editions turn into a board game, called Music Business, which is loosely based on Monopoly. The object of...

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    One of the best things about being a teacher is the long paid holidays you get, especially in the summer.