Sami Yenigun

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Todd Terje: Supreme Leisure On The Dancefloor

Friday, May 09, 2014

The producer grew up in a rural town in the south of Norway. He gave astrophysics a try but his DJ career took off, and now he produces underground hits year after year.


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of April

Friday, May 02, 2014

Another month means another Recommended Dose from All Songs Considered. We listen to literally hundreds of new electronic music tracks each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or


Revisionist History: 5 Crucial Frankie Knuckles Remixes

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Over the past week, dance music lovers around the world published several "beginner's guides" to Frankie Knuckes' catalog of house hits. Slate's Nicholas Fonseca tackled the godfather's top singles with an illuminating essay, and The Guardian's music blog ran down five of his essential songs. The ...


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of March

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In the world of dance music, March will be remembered first and foremost for the passing of house progenitor Frankie Knuckles on the final day of the month. If you haven't read our remembrance by Barry Walters, please stop what you're doing and check it out. It's hard ...


Space Artist Brings 'Alien Worlds' To Life

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

David Aguilar’s office at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a lot like any office in the building — except it’s full of aliens.

Aguilar is director of public affairs and science information there and in his latest book for young scientists, “Alien Worlds: Your ...


Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots?

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Welcome to Recommended Dose, All Songs Considered's roundup of our favorite dance tracks. We listen to literally hundreds of new songs each month, test the standouts on some very loud speakers, and highlight the best of the best in a 30-minute mix.

You can stream this month's mix here or ...


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome to the first edition of Recommended Dose, a monthly mix series for All Songs Considered that will collect our favorite new electronic music at the end of every month.

Our inaugural mix actually looks back at December and January. Unlike other corners of the music industry, the dance world ...


Top 10 Dance Tracks Of 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Over the past few years, dance music has been making major inroads into the pop-music world. Mainstream productions are pulling ideas that have been prevalent in underground house and techno for decades into singles that ride high on the pop charts. But unlike pop singles, which often are meant to ...


At Libraries Across America, It's Game On

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There's a battle going down at the Sollers Point Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library system. It's a one-point game in the fourth quarter with only seconds left on the game clock. Huddled around a big screen in a small room, 10 or so teenagers cheer on their ...


First Listen: Moderat, 'II'

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The German dance music duo Modeselektor makes music that can knock your head off its axis. Electronic producer Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, has made the kind of stuff that buries your heart deep in your gut. Moderat, the project that unites these two seemingly disparate energies, finds a ...


20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

Friday, July 19, 2013

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of ...


Guest DJ: Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired 'Random Access Memories'

Monday, June 17, 2013

Editor's note: Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo visited our New York City bureau to speak with All Songs Considered about the making of their new album, Random Access Memories, and share music by some of their favorite artists. NPR Music's Sami Yenigun spoke with the band from ...


Boards Of Canada Tap A Devout Following To Push New Album

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

By now you've likely seen at least one article or post about electronic duo Daft Punk. The wall-to-wall coverage followed weeks of intense viral marketing in which the duo sneaked tidbits of information to music hungry fans through a number of platforms. This spring another electronic duo,


The MIDI Revolution: Synthesizing Music For The Masses

Sunday, May 12, 2013

You can't hear it, not exactly, but it's in almost every song on the radio. It's a 30-year-old technology that hasn't changed much over the years but is now used in ways that its creators likely never imagined. In contemporary music, there's nothing closer to a universal translator than MIDI.



A Real-World Connection Between Video Games And Guns

Monday, April 29, 2013

In the aftermath of last year's Newtown, Conn., school shootings, the Entertainment Software Association, which serves computer and video game publishers, issued a statement saying that years of research has shown no connection between entertainment and real-world violence.

But there's still a connection between video game makers and real-world gun ...