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Electronic Empathy

In the 21st century, electronic music and club culture are as complex as they are timeless. In this section we’re discussing its fascination with some of the scene’s most interesting characters.

The Miracle Of “Madres”: Sofia Kourtesis On Finding Hope and Her Voice

On her search for hope in times of despair, Peruvian artist Sofia Kourtesis found it in the work of a famous neurosurgeon and her Berlin community. Her first full-length album "Madres" tells the story of her mother's recovery, of finding and nurturing family, and of fighting against homophobia. Norman Fleischer met with Sofia to discuss some of these topics.

Romy Celebrates Emancipation Through Euphoria On Her Solo Debut “Mid Air”

Following their global stardom, the three members of The xx started venturing into exciting solo activities in the early 2020s. Romy Madley-Croft's journey is a truly personal story of biographic emancipation told in musical form – including massive trance pads, pumping beats and the familiar sensitive songwriting. In the new edition of “Electronic Empathy” Norman Fleischer discusses these themes with the artist.
The artist at a live show. She is sitting behind a desk and laptop. Projections of green-blue water textures cover the stage.

Wired: Portrait XO On The Intersections Of Artificial Intelligence And Creativity

Will Artificial Intelligence replace humans in the creative process? Experimental sound artist Portrait XO collaborated with an AI in the recording process of her debut album "WIRE". Anna Grubauer met the artist to speak about AI in the music and art world and to discuss questions of how it might enrich or endanger artistic expression.

Electronic Empathy: Confidence Man Unleash The Right Sound For Potential Post-Pandemic Party Vibes

With their impending second studio album ‘TILT’ Australian dance sensation Confidence Man aim even higher as if they want to reunite the entire planet via the power of joint dancing. Needless to say, they hit a soft spot with NBHAP head Norman here. To celebrate the release and a shared love for retro-infused dance tunes he phoned up one of the group’s masterminds for more insights as well as a few proper tunes.

Electronic Empathy: Teen Daze Embraces The Timeless Joy Of French House On “Interior”

Restless artist Jamison Isaak returns with a new Teen Daze record and this time he takes his love for dreamy electronic sounds straight to the dancefloor, delivering an album full of funky grooves and nods to the sound that shaped him as a teenage. On top of our interview he also compiled a pretty epic playlist featuring some of his all-time favourites, so we kindly invite you to join us on one final disco adventure before the year ends.

Electronic Empathy: Kasper Bjørke Embraces The Return Of Club Music With Warm Balearic Vibes

Just in time fort the world slowly opening up again one of NBHAP’s longtime favourites returns with an album that celebrates the joy of joint dancing and togetherness unlike in a very uplifting way. If you happen to be a fan of sweet Baleraic house music bliss you should take a closer look at “Sprinkles” and also the tracks Kasper Bjørke put in our playlist. Time for a new edition of Electronic Empathy, girls and boys.

Electronic Empathy: NBHAP Head Norman On The First EP Under His Burnout Sumner Alias

After exchanging thoughts with various players of the electronic music scene throughout the past year, NBHAP head Norman is stepping into the limelight and actually talks about his own influences, love for electronic music and his freshly released original material under his Burnout Sumner moniker. So yeah, consider this to be a more personal edition than usual.

Electronic Empathy: House Music Icon Claude VonStroke Remains Restless And Hungry

The latest edition of our beloved interview series about electronic music welcomes a true heavyweight of electronic music – the one and only Claude VonStroke. The internationally known house music veteran and founder of Dirtybird Records just returned from his first official party event since the world started opening up again and he’s also launching a brand new white label series along with Justin Jay. Needless to say we had a lot to talk about. And on top of it the man himself also took care of our Spotify playlist.

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