Archive for April, 2009

“Hardcore Continuum” at UEL Wednesday 29 April

27 Apr 2009 | Comments (0) | Music

Found this on the occasionally, just slightly over-written but usually fantastic Blackdown Soundboy blog: I’m going to try to get there – maybe see you there?

The Hardcore Continuum? A discussion

Presented by the Centre for Cultural Studies Research, University of
East London In association with The Wire


Wednesday April 29th 2009 2:00pm-6:00pm

Simon Reynolds’’ commentary on the ‘’hardcore continuum’’ – the
mutating sequence of dancefloor music to have emerged from the
breakbeat hardcore matrix of the early 1990s – has recently generated intense debate in the musical blogosphere.

What is the value of this concept? Does it still usefully describe the
context from which dynamic new beat musics emerge? Can the conditions of creativity in the 1990s be replicated in the era of web 2.0? Should we even want them to be?

Speakers: Mark Fisher (K-Punk), Alex Williams (Splintering Bone
Ashes), Steve Goodman (Kode 9), Lisa Blanning (The Wire), Dan Hancox (Guardian, New Statesman), Kodwo Eshun (Author of More Brilliant than the Sun), Joe Muggs (Mixmag, The Wire), Martin Clark (Blackdown), Jeremy Gilbert (Co-author of Discographies)

Attendance is free but pre-registration is recommended. For info or to register contact

Location: UEL Docklands Campus (Cyprus DLR) Room wb.1.01

Technicians on Resonance FM

24 Apr 2009 | Comments (2) | General

Oh my actual non-existent God: we’re going to do a radio show on London’s Arts Radio station, Resonance FM!

We’ll kick off with a one-hour special, in which we want to give you an in-depth tour of the museum; and then we’ll begin a series of shorter but no less informative regular shows. We’ll be featuring richly learned discussions, useful information for the home techno producer, track reviews and interviews with luminaries from the UK and international electronic music scene.

Thanks to everyone who’s supported us so far – and we hope you enjoy the show.

Kind regards

Mssrs Braidy and Cornwell
Technicians, Museum of Techno

Latest Sherry Sessions video: Down to Work

24 Apr 2009 | Comments (0) | General

We’ve had an amazing reaction to this one – and there’s more to come. For now, though, get yourself over to our Youtube page to familiarise yourselves with our Sherry Sessions, so that you can best appreciate… the following:

Sherry sessions: Down to Work

  • Museum on Youtube
  • Museum Technicians on Myspace
  • Original Museum website
  • Technicians on iTunes

Do you have any appalling early attempts at making electronic music? Can we broadcast them?
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