Posts by Emma Robertson

Unum Festival 2019: A promising debut from the 24-hour Albanian event

Shëngjin, Albania 20190531
Houghton 2018

Houghton 2018: A festival defined by intimacy and exploration

Houghton Hall, Norfolk 20180809
© Ableton

Ableton Loop peels back the layers of technology and club culture

Funkhaus, Berlin 20171110
© Tim Buiting

Atlas Electronic 2017: Traditional Gnawa and local Afrobeat artists

Villa Janna, Morocco 20170824

Go the Distance: Celebrating 20 years of Perlon at Superlongevity

Funkhaus, Berlin 20170804
Terraform 2017 review

Breaking New Terrain at Terraforma 2017

Villa Arconati, Milan 20170723
Laurel Halo

Laurel Halo sings with strange voices

Emma Robertson meets the experimental musician to discuss her background in ‘fake jazz’, sax lines and why it’s important to make music weird

Close-knit collectives open up the party at Gottwood Festival 2017

Anglesey, Wales 20170608

Binh: Simple Pleasures

Mixing family life with extended DJ sets in Berlin’s most coveted clubs can’t be easy. But, as Emma Robertson finds, respected minimal mainstay Germann Nguyen has found a happy medium

Helena Hauff © Vitali Gelwich

Helena Hauff: Death Disco

On a bleak day in Hamburg, Emma Robertson meets the DJ who ascended from the underground by embodying dance music’s punk spirit.

Marcel Dettmann Ben Klock interview

Now is the Time:
Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock interviewed

After reuniting on a milestone release for their Berghain family, the techno duo reflect on the institutions that drove their success.

Lifelong Learning

The Berlin-based DJ and ://about blank resident talks to Emma Robertson about the community spirit that lies at the heart of techno

Nina Kraviz Collects Stories with Her трип Label

Nina Kraviz has sent audiences further down the rabbit hole of her tastes with трип. The Russian DJ discusses the energies that bring it to life with Emma Robertson

Ableton Loop:
A Summit For Music Makers

Funkhaus, Berlin 20161104
Love International

Avalon Emerson: Powerful Visions

For Avalon Emerson, making electronic music is a streamlined process of bringing the songs and stories in her head to life, as Emma Robertson finds out

Funkhaus became Berlin’s home for ambient music at Ambient Am Block

Funkhaus Berlin 20160828

Terraforma Festival

Villa Arconati, Milan 20160701

Polymorphism x Cosmo Rhythmatic

Berghain, Berlin 20160610


Reversed n5MD

Fatima Al Qadiri

Brute Hyperdub

Max Richter presents Sleep

Kraftwerk, Berlin 20160315

25 years on,
Tresor’s founders
fan the flames of Berlin’s nightlife

Discussing Tresor’s many transformations across the last 25 years, club co-founder Dimitri Hegemann looks to future generations to carry the torch

Moodymann DJ-Kicks Release Party

://about blank 20160224

Beyond Borders:
In conversation
with CTM curator
Rabih Beaini

Since he ventured from his native East Beirut into the city’s West side after the civil war, Beaini has sought to build bridges, not barriers, with music