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Ambient music composer William Basinski says the four-volume work, now a box set, saved his life. James Elaine hide caption

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Dan Deacon On Computers, College And 'Electronic Music'

He is one of the few pop electronic dance musicians also consistently described as a composer.

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A fan of soul and disco, Nemiah Mitchell, Jr. (left) let the taste of his son, Vince Lawrence, shape the output of his record labels Mitchbal and Chicago Connection. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Old Chicago House: EDM's Family Roots

The compiler of a boxset that resurrects early Chicago house music traces the scene's prehistory to the relationship between a father and son who were ahead of the curve.

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Tanlines: Grown-Up Problems, With A Beat

On its highly danceable debut, the Brooklyn duo reasons that growing older often means accepting a certain level of uncertainty.

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Suzanne Ciani, Trailblazing Synth Musician, Looks Back

The electronic music pioneer has a new retrospective album out, featuring her commercial jingles and sound effects, as well as long-form piece.

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Air: Scoring A Cinematic Marvel, 100 Years Later

The duo wrote original music for a sparkling new restoration of Le Voyage Dans La Lune, Georges Melies' groundbreaking science-fiction film.

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The Oramics machine is the creation of Daphne Oram, the first director of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop and a central figure in the evolution of electronic music.

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Thievery Corporation: Power Of Two

Washington, D.C., lounge kings Eric Hilton and Rob Garza discuss their new album, Culture of Fear, and how working as a duo and not a full band has allowed them to remain versatile.

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Moby: On The Long, Lonesome Road

The musician and DJ discusses Destroyed, his new album about the isolation of touring. As a companion piece, he's also released a book of original photographs.

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Detroit Techno City: Exporting A Sound To The World

Today, most of techno's audience is in Europe. But its futuristic sound was nurtured by African-Americans in Detroit in the 1970s and '80s.

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Terre Thaemlitz: Deconstructing Gender Politics In Dance Music

The electro-acoustic producer makes politically motivated music.

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