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I'm too techno to be Brexit

I'm too mired in Belgian techno, German house and Liechtensteinian glitchstep to be anti-Europe. The stars of the European flag are my disco lights.

I grew up surrounded by people whose parents may well have been fairly new to the UK. And even then, my non-BME friends were geeks and weirdos who never quite fitted in. 'The other' was, in some way, the default of everyone I knew.

So I don't get any of this. People talk about taking back control, but that's hogwash. I've no doubt the Brexit wrecking ball was swung for nefarious reasons, whether it be blatant racism or a niggling distrust of 'the other'. The politics of pressure led to a terminal state of crapage.

That last sentence was constructed from Front 242 titles. They're from Aarschot in Flanders and they make music about the destruction of all that is good.

Yes, the European mainland gave us Aqua, DJ Otzi and Basshunter. And they will pay for this in the Great Pop Putsch of 2019. Dammit, I'…

Nathan Fake's creative block has made something beautiful

How does Spotify work? I'm glad you asked

Stand back because Lone's in a Crush Mood

Luke Vibert just made me do a poetry

You too can hire Fat Roland's chewed vegetables-- er, I mean-- words

Orbital get a keyboard fixed

Moiré's London techno looks to the sky

Ed Sheeran is here to destroy us all

Too slow slow, hush hush, three oh three*

What's in the Unbox? Techno remixes and new Future Sound of London

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Death of a computer: what I discovered while nozzling out the dust

Listen to Batu's noisy woodpecker

Miaow miaow Ceephax miaow Acid miaow miaow miaow Crew

Most-read pieces on FatRoland.co.uk: February 2017

Angry ambience: Blanck Mass has a new writhing earworm

Learning from Anthony Burgess

Listen to PVT's Kangaroo (not an actual kangaroo, hashtag fakenews)

The Feeling's Fill My Little World is still causing feels 11 years later

Clark reaches new heights with Death Peak... just hang back a bit, perhaps