Resident Advisor (also known as RA) is an online music magazine and community platform that's dedicated to showcasing electronic music, artists and events across the globe. It was established in 2001. RA's editorial team provides news, music and event reviews, as well as films, features and interviews. The website also manages services that include event listings, ticket sales, club and promoter directories, photo galleries, artist and record label profiles, DJ charts, an online community, and the RA Podcast.

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  • Live Balearic funk from LA. Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3216 "Most people who have chops don't have the flavour," Nicky Benedek told us early one morning in an LA warehouse, shortly after a deft DJ set heavy on his own productions. If you've listened to his releases for the likes of Peoples Potential Unlimited and Leaving Records, caught him live on tours...

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  • We explain why punk rock could be a missing chapter in the story of dance music. See the feature on RA: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3192 In most people’s minds, the roots of dance music seem pretty clear. Disco gave rise to house music and the art of club DJing. Reggae gave us soundsystem culture, and its musical DNA seeped into genres like jungle and dubstep. And sampling, a staple...

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  • The sun-warped sound of an LA original. Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3172 Making sense of LA takes a lifetime. Ed Ruscha channels the city's endless freeways, hazy light and bewildering energy through his synthesizers. Though he's just released his first album under his given name—which he shares with his father, the acclaimed artist—Ruscha first gained an ...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3175 Who am I? And what am I doing? These eternal questions shape the story behind our latest Between The Beats film. Harry Agius, the UK artist best known as Midland, has considered them from a few different angles. The first, and most obvious, is from the perspective of an artist. Agius, who got his break around 2010 and went o...

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  • Resident Advisor and Absolut are shining a spotlight on the crews that keep their local scenes thriving. The crews who, outside their nine-to-fives, work tirelessly to put on killer parties. For little or no return, these promoters bring their communities together. To celebrate this we’ve collaborated with multiple promoters throughout the UK to bring some of their favourite artists to play rare, ...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2989 Subscribe to RA's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1x7PeGy Carsten Nicolai is a Berlin-based artist and record label head, most commonly linked with solo work as Alva Noto and his curation of the highly respected label Raster-Noton. But Nicolai is a true multidisciplinary artist, whose work in film is increasingly being reco...

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  • Emotional acid. Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2799 The original “Nonneo” was kind of playful by Auvinen’s standards, with bright synths and wriggling percussion in the mix, but for his RA Session he focuses on the track’s darker emotional core, setting it to faster drums and jamming on the Roland SH-101. Credits: Director / Editor - Sophie Misrahi Producer ...

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  • Sudan Archives sits at the nexus of Los Angeles old and new. She's one of the youngest signings to Stones Throw, a legendary label that has helped shape the city's beat scene over the years. Armed with a violin and a sampler, Sudan Archives makes music infused with neo-soul warmth and backpacker hip-hop, but with a distinctly modern R&B sensibility. She only has one stunning five-track EP to her n...

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  • We attempt to demystify one of electronic music’s most enigmatic characters. The Detroit artist Moodymann has redefined house music over the last 20 years, all while remaining an unknowable cult hero. He rarely speaks to the press, and has been interviewed only a handful of times. He’s an artist whose intentions and backstory are often difficult to explain. Yet his work is littered with deeply pe...

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  • We attempt to demystify one of electronic music’s most enigmatic characters. The Detroit artist Moodymann has redefined house music over the last 20 years, all while remaining an unknowable cult hero. He rarely speaks to the press, and has been interviewed only a handful of times. He’s an artist whose intentions and backstory are often difficult to explain. Yet his work is littered with deeply pe...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2989 Subscribe to RA's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1x7PeGy In addition to his work as a DJ, producer and radio show host, Ivan Smagghe is an enormous fan of film. He says that most of the music he makes is not directly influenced by film, but he has an extremely clear idea of the soundtracks he likes and why they're so impor...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2989 Subscribe to RA's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1x7PeGy Max Richter is a composer whose music for film and television has permeated the popular consciousness. If you've seen the HBO show The Leftovers, Denis Villeneuve's 2016 film Arrival or season three of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, you'll be aware of his work. And ...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2989 Subscribe to RA's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1x7PeGy Michael Mayer is a cofounder of Kompakt, the Cologne-based label whose music has often been coloured by splashes of cinematic emotion. Mayer grew up in the '70s and '80s, and it seems that the era's film soundtracks left a lasting impression on his work as a DJ and a...

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  • Visit the RA feature page: https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2989 Subscribe to RA's YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1x7PeGy "Ultimately for me, it's about conveying mood, emotion and atmosphere," says Kelly Lee Owens about films scores. "Which is what I try to do when I write music." The Wales-born, London-based artist made this perfectly clear on her excellent self-titled debut album, wh...

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