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Features

Deeper and deeper

And You Thought You Were Normal: Nash the Slash (RIP)

We hardly knew Jeff Plewman, the man behind the bandages. Nash the Slash, on the other hand, had a global

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Rational Youth, SMPJ, Psyche and I Satellite: The Nordic Tour for the New Cold War

At the end of April 2014, a series of mini-festivals were organised in Norway and Sweden, showcasing some of the

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Scratched in Wax: The Secret World of Matrix Etchings (Part I)

The process of manufacturing vinyl records affords a final opportunity for creativity to artists, labels and engineers, before the final

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Prepared to Energise: William Orbit

William Orbit LEAF 2013, London 10 November 2013 In his next life, William Orbit is going to be a university

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Still Rational: Tracy Howe on Rational Youth

In Canadian history, there is special respect for les voyageurs; the early pioneers who explored uncharted territory, discovered its wealth

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At Home with Page, Sweden’s Original Synthers

To viewers of Nordic Noir detective stories, the south of Sweden is a place occupied by disillusioned and lonely policemen,

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Interviews

Straight from the horse's mouth

SMPJ Reveal New Single

Sista mannen på jorden (EN: The Last Man on Earth) is Eddie Bengtsson’s highly regarded solo project. The Swedish poptronica

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From Australia with Love: The Parralox Interview

On the same day that Vladimir Putin opened the Winter Olympics, the EQ Music family took to the stage in

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Universal Poplab: The Electronic Autumn Interview

Doors at eight. Interview with the one and only Christer Lundberg from Universal Poplab a couple of minutes later. I

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Track of the Day

Our poptronica picks

Track of the Day: Sandra Mosh – Skallgång

Swedish DJ Sandra Mosh is best known as the current host of Sveriges Radio’s avant-garde Elektroniskt programme. Her own musical

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Track of the Day: Vogon Poetry – The Diceman

If you want to attract fans, naming yourself after “the third worst poetry in the universe” might not be a

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Track of the Day: Compute – Fading

Compute is Sweden’s Ulrika Mild. The Gothenburg-based songstress makes lucid downtempo beats but can also sing like Alison Goldfrapp. This

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Track of the Day: Analog Angel – Drive

The trio of Analog Angel make some intelligent darkwave sounds, and “Drive” is an exemplary, forceful track that warrants repeated

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Track of the Day: Komputer – Intercom

Way back in 2007, London-based duo, Komputer, released this track as part of an online-only EP release. A different version

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Track of the Day: Emmon – Smalltown Boy

Sweden’s Emmon have covered Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy,” and their version is a classy, dreamy take on the original. Emma

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