Piotr Orlov

Piotr Orlov was born a music enthusiast in St. Petersburg, Russia – back when it was called Leningrad – and remembers hearing Louis Armstrong records in his crib.

He’s been a New Yorker since the plane carrying his family touched down at JFK in March of ‘77. Henceforth, Piotr’s life has been about adapting to, and pursuing the new. Cause that’s how immigrants do.

Piotr’s DJ debut was at his own 7th grade dance, and paints a direct line to the monthly “Treehouse” parties he throws in Brooklyn. Over the past 18 years, his writing on music and culture has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, Arthur, numerous alt-weeklies, and countless websites. (His own is Newly Lost Edge.) In the ‘00s, he’s helped curate the music for a museum show about Fela Kuti (“The Black President” at the New Museum), started a digital music business for MTV, and began consulting on digital strategy for bands, brands and one creative agency.

PS: Feel free to call him “Peter.”

Piotr Orlov appears in the following:

First Listen: Kelly Lee Owens, 'Kelly Lee Owens'

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stream the intoxicating debut album from the London-based singer/producer who brings a meditative songwriting style to club rhythms.


Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of February

Monday, March 06, 2017

Joy Orbison returns, Detroit gets the house track it deserves, and three of the biggest names in U.K. garage unite.


First Listen: Talaboman, 'The Night Land'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

John Talabot and Axel Boman's first album together produces feedback drones, new age psychedelia, and leftfield house.


Songs We Love: Ron Trent Shares Some Deep House 'History'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The deep house pioneer's new box set sheds light on the development of club music.


First Listen: Kingdom, 'Tears In The Club'

Thursday, February 16, 2017

With help from Syd Tha Kid and SZA, the famed "mutant R&B" producer's long-awaited debut continues to remodel modern soul while tackling the melancholy of the club.


Guest Dose: Byron The Aquarius

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The jazz keyboard prodigy and house aficionado spins some hard-hitting tracks, including his unreleased cut with Kai Alce, for his Recommended Dose Guest Mix.


First Listen: Sinkane, 'Life & Livin' It'

Monday, February 06, 2017

The pop-music polymath's new album is brimming with optimism, hope, and hooks that won't leave your head.


Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of January

Friday, February 03, 2017

We needed salvation, and these songs delivered.


Guest Dose: The Black Madonna

Friday, January 20, 2017

Marea Stamper, one of the top dozen DJs in the world, made you a mix of her favorite new tracks.


Return To Daddy

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Aphex Twin's first U.S. performance in eight years brought out the elements and cosmic comedy.


Recommended Dose: Our 25 Favorite Dance Tracks Of 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Stream a mix of the best electronic underground tunes of the year.


Recommended Dose's Favorite Electronic Albums Of 2016

Friday, December 09, 2016

We're not anointing the best. We're telling you what amazed us in a difficult year — music by visionary women and men.


Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of November

Thursday, December 01, 2016

We've got ambient atmospherics for a time of tension. Hear new music from Dedekind Cut, Visible Cloaks, Tycho, Yussef Kamaal, MJ Guider and Burial.


First Listen: Nina Kraviz, 'Fabric 91'

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Russian DJ/producer's complex mix for the London nightclub takes a journey through techno's small-town past toward an unreleased future.


The Death Of A Disco Host

Friday, November 18, 2016

Remembering David Mancuso — a social philosopher, a sound guru, a psychedelic humanist and a man who knew which records could move you.


First Listen: Jay Daniel, 'Broken Knowz'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

One of Detroit dance music's freshest talents carries on the city's legacy of electronic funk, while finding new ways to reinvigorate it.


First Listen: Michael Mayer, '&'

Thursday, October 20, 2016

One of global techno's boldface names pushes himself into new territories on a collaboration album stocked with dance-music's leading lights.


Songs We Love: Tuff City Kids, 'Labyrinth (Feat. Annie)'

Friday, September 09, 2016

The singer nicknamed "the Norwegian Kylie" meets the synth-pop, disco-house production duo from Germany for some deep bubblegum grooves.


Social Fabric: Will The Closing Of London's Great Nightclub Unravel A Scene?

Friday, September 09, 2016

One of London's most renowned clubs, fabric, is shutting down and the global dance music community is mourning. The decision will likely have broader effects than the shuttering of a single space.


Songs We Love: Black Coffee, 'We Dance Again (Feat. Nakhane Toure)'

Friday, September 02, 2016

Last year's hit collaboration between two South African superstars — a house-music producer and an openly gay crooner — escapes the country's borders.