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:
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
This alternate mix of the downbeat electronic producer's collaboration with the Moroccan folk group Innov Gnawa electrifies the track's cross-cultural currents.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Gary, Ind., electronic producer turns a Chicago footwork party into a global drum-machine circle.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Detroit techno colossus reimagines his greatest tracks with a concert pianist and a symphony orchestra.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The London grime producer's second album is a song-cycle about family.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Four Tet revisits the music of his longtime collaborators The xx.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Mzansi Beat Code is a groove-packed, sociopolitical statement that places the 34-year-old producer at South Africa's creative center.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Listen to six superb transmissions from the underground, ranging from ambient beats to rugged drum 'n' bass.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Stream the intoxicating debut album from the London-based singer/producer who brings a meditative songwriting style to club rhythms.
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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
John Talabot and Axel Boman's first album together produces feedback drones, new age psychedelia, and leftfield house.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The deep house pioneer's new box set sheds light on the development of club music.
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.
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.
Monday, February 06, 2017
The pop-music polymath's new album is brimming with optimism, hope, and hooks that won't leave your head.
Friday, February 03, 2017
We needed salvation, and these songs delivered.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Marea Stamper, one of the top dozen DJs in the world, made you a mix of her favorite new tracks.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Aphex Twin's first U.S. performance in eight years brought out the elements and cosmic comedy.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Stream a mix of the best electronic underground tunes of the year.
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.
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.