An unlikely electronica team? Jean Michelle Jarre and Edward Snowden

Wow. This year is just full of surprises!

“The whole Electronica project is about the ambiguous relationship we have with technology: on the one side we have the world in our pocket, on on the other, we are spied on constantly. There are tracks about the erotic relationship we have with technology, the way we touch our smartphones more than our partners, about CCTV surveillance, about love in the age of Tindr. It seemed quite appropriate to collaborate not with a musician but someone who literally symbolises this crazy relationship we have with technology.” – Jean-Michel Jarre

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/apr/15/jean-michel-jarre-records-with-edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower

Techno Music Artists Tale of Us Make Me Religious

This is what I’m talking about. I’m not religious, but dance music DJs Tale of Us makes me believe in something divine. The real (and only, for me) musical stars of the DGTL festival on Sunday were Tale of Us. If you like deep, melodic and bass-heavy techno, check ’em out. Hakam was also quite good, very musically talented and he mixed in Arabic singing/chanting with techno at one point which I thought was very touching and timely.