Miles Raymer

we saw this

Solange, Skrillex, and Utopia in a Futuristic Desert City

At FORM: Arcosanti, a festival held Paolo Soleri's legendary Arizona experiment, Skrillex and Solange shared a bill with underground experimental acts. There were hippies and hope and no bad trips.
Miles Raymer
5.27.17
Internet Exploring

This Record Label Releases Albums That Are Almost Impossible to Play

As a commentary on music’s increasing ease of availability, Auris Apothecary has released cassettes that are cut in half, CD-Rs covered in herbs, and more.
Miles Raymer
5.1.17
Features

Inside Chicago’s Chili-Synthesizer Cook-Off, Music’s Spiciest Night

One night each year, the Windy City's experimental community rallies around hearty stews and modular setups.
Miles Raymer
3.22.17
Festivals

The Future of VR at Music Festivals Isn't as Lame as You Think

Music festivals are gearing up for an arms race in VR experiences, and this summer is likely to be an inflection point. But what will that look like?
Miles Raymer
3.3.17
Interview

The Curious Story of Mushroom Jazz, Dance Music's Chillest Genre Ever

The surprising origins of the shroomy, genre-spanning sound, according to the man who invented it.
Miles Raymer
7.21.16
Moderat

How Moderat Got Comfortable With Pop on Their Boldest Album Yet

The German trio of Modeselektor and Apparat reflect on their path out of the clubs.
Miles Raymer
3.16.16
Features

Roland Recreated Three Classic Synths So You Don't Have to Spend Your Life Savings on Them

Studio-quality sounds at hobbyist prices.
Miles Raymer
3.9.16
Interview

Weird Twitter Leaves Irony Behind on Instagram

How an MIT grad student is curing Internet comedy’s irony addiction.
Miles Raymer
12.5.15
Interviews

We Dissected Song Exploder, the Podcast Where Musicians Dissect Their Songs, with Its Host

Hrishikesh Hirway has hosted everyone from Ghostface Killah to U2 on his podcast to discuss how they put together and record songs.
Miles Raymer
12.2.15
tech

We Tried iMaschine 2, the Digital Audio Workstation That Makes Making Music Feel Like a Game

Native Instruments’ new app is all about getting you to make extensive beats in the fewest number of steps.
Miles Raymer
11.20.15
we saw this

The Weeknd Is Playing Arenas Now, but He'll Still Get You to Sing Along to Siouxsie and the Banshees

How did The Weeknd manage to sell out three arena shows in New York City and still maintain his underdog appeal?
Miles Raymer
11.17.15
Stuff

How 'Trick 'r Treat' Became an Unlikely Halloween Classic

Director Michael Dougherty talks the joy of discovering a movie for the first time, the appeal of horror-comedy, and why he'd rather see fan tributes than win Oscars.
Miles Raymer
10.27.15
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