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Planningtorock – “Welcome” Video

Planningtorock is a Berlin-based producer of intense, feminist dance music, and she last showed up on this site after she remixed the Knife. Early next year, she’ll release her new album All Love’s Legal. And if the title isn’t enough indication that this album will have a direct and personal message, the simple video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 30, 2013 - 11:36 am

The Knife – “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me (Planningtorock Rework)” Video

The Berlin-based dance-music feminist Planningtorock last worked with the Knife on their experimental 2010 opera Tomorrow, In A Year, and now she’s reworked their Shaking The Habitual single “Full Of Fire,” overhauling it completely and transforming it into a double-dutch electro playground chant called “Let’s Talk About Gender Baby, Let’s Talk About You And Me.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Photos: DFA 12th Year Anniversary Show

On Saturday, Brooklyn’s gorgeous Grand Prospectus Hall hosted an anniversary party for the new millennial cool factory that is DFA. The label tweeted that they were expecting around 4,000 people, and if you factor in the lack of weekend L train service, the formal attire, and the pent-up enthusiasm of that considerable number of ticket-holder… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 28, 2013 - 10:00 am

Planningtorock – “Patriarchy Over And Out”

Janine Rostron, who’s been recording conceptual dance music for years as Planningtorock, now has her own imprint on DFA called Human Level. And the first single on Human Level is a jittery, twerked-up humanist anthem called “Patriarchy Over And Out.” It’s the sort of track where muted drum-machine thumps and itchy violin scratches coexist alongside… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 5, 2012 - 11:59 am

Planningtorock – “Living It Out (Laurel Halo Remix)” Video

The Germany-based English artist Planningtorock (née Janine Rostron) has been on a steady course of profile bumps over the past year, from co-composing the Knife’s 2010 opera Tomorrow, In A Year to catching James Murphy’s fancy and dropping in on a Shit Robot track before releasing her own full-length, W, on DFA. She’s directed and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 2, 2011 - 9:57 am

Remixtape Vol. 5

This month’s Remixtape opens with a rework of the Miracles Club by Cut Copy, a pair of remixes by Grimes, a submission by Gwilym Gold of the band Golden Silvers, and a dancehall rework of Gang Gang Dance by the legend Lee “Scratch” Perry. It’s ten tracks and 93MB, downloadable via this zip:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 28, 2011 - 5:31 pm

New Knife – “Colouring Of Pigeons”

Over eleven minutes, the Knife introduce their most recent costume with “Colouring The Pigeon,” the first sounds from their operatic composition Tomorrow, In A Year, composed in collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock. The piece was commissioned by Hotel Pro Forma, to accompany the Danish performance art group’s opera based on Charles Darwin’s On TheMore »

By: Amrit Singh / January 6, 2010 - 9:26 am