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Electronic/Dance Music Interviews

Z-Machines, a "power trio" designed by Japanese roboticists, on stage in Tokyo last year. The songs on Music for Robots, a new EP by the U.K. artist Squarepusher, is performed entirely by the group.

Watch The Coming Robot Army Just Wants To Rock

April 6, 2014 – What if you had metal minions to do your bidding? And what if your bidding was making music?

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Lil' Jon performing in Hollywood in March.

Watch A Rational Conversation: Lil Jon's History Of Turning Up

March 25, 2014 – He may be best known as the king of crunk, but "Turn Down for What" isn't his first dance track.

"I feel like people don't take you as seriously unless you've done a 'studio record' — which is OK, but I think it's also important to not limit yourself to that," Skrillex says. His new LP Recess is a debut in name only, part of a consistent stream of mini-releases over the past several years.

Watch Skrillex, The Darling Of Dubstep, Speaks

March 22, 2014 – The DJ, producer and EDM poster child goes long with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Zac Brown (left) and Scott Hansen of Tycho.

Read Tycho: Music By A Visual Imagineer

March 16, 2014 – On the new album Awake, Scott Hansen merges a passion for design with an interest in ambient music.

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In spite of the robotic persona they've cultivated for years, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo elected to make the latest Daft Punk album in a real studio, with real musicians.

Watch Daft Punk On 'The Soul That A Musician Can Bring'

January 27, 2014 – Hear the elusive electronic duo in conversation with All Things Considered's Audie Cornish.

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Above & Beyond.

Listen Above & Beyond: Why Would An EDM Star Go Acoustic? KCRW

January 4, 2014 – Hear the massively popular EDM group explain to Jason Bentley why it's decided to go acoustic. KCRW

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Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer from Swedish electronic music duo The Knife perform live on stage at Lowlands festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands in August.

Watch The Knife On 'Shaking' Expectations

January 1, 2014 – In a rare audio interview, the Swedish band talks about its latest album, Shaking The Habitual.

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Jason Bentley sat down with Australian band Cut Copy during their stop in New York City.

Listen Cut Copy On 'Free Your Mind' And Early '90s Dance Music KCRW

December 30, 2013 – Metropolis host Jason Bentley interviews the Australian dance-pop band about its new album. KCRW

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One of the most influential electronic producers in the world, Giorgio Moroder has been back in the spotlight in 2013.

Watch Giorgio Moroder On Dance Music's Present And Future

December 29, 2013 – The pioneering producer discusses "sex songs," the return of disco and the rise of the DJ.

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Omar Souleyman's new album, Wenu Wenu, is out now.

Read Omar Souleyman: America's Favorite Syrian Wedding Singer

November 14, 2013 – Souleyman discusses the importance of music experimentation in an unlikely setting.

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Disclosure's Guy and Howard Lawrence with Jason Bentley.

Listen Disclosure On Working Beyond 'Build-Ups And Drops' KCRW

November 8, 2013 – Hear Jason Bentley interview British brothers and in-demand producers Guy and Howard Lawrence. KCRW

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Morton Subotnick performs at New York's La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in 2004. The pioneering electronic composer recently created a mobile app for children.

Watch Electronic Music's Godfather Isn't Done Innovating

October 12, 2013 – Morton Subotnick's Silver Apples of the Moon changed music. At 80, he still has more up his sleeve.

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First Listen

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.

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Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Why We Fight About Pop Music

Two music writers dig to the bottom of why other people's bad taste in music bothers us so much.

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral <em>Become Ocean</em>.

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams won for his orchestral Become Ocean.

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

Reunited And It Feels A Little Awkward: OutKast At Coachella

The rap duo and its fans might not have the same expectations about this summer's reunion tour.

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

A Debut Symphony That Embraced The World

An action thriller of a symphony, Mahler's First is piled with desire, fear and self-reflection.

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