This month sees the 40th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's Orwell-inspired Diamond Dogs. From Gary Numan's 'machine' phase to Janelle Monáe's messianic android – influenced by Fritz Lang's Metropolis – here are some of the best end-of-days LPs
Each year thousands descend on the freak capital of the west, North Carolina's Asheville, for an event dedicated to the culture-shaping synthesiser. Here, Hermione Hoby tells us why now, in its tenth year, the festival feels as much a testament to the man as to his Moog
Rave idealist, hippie capitalist, sci-fi dreamer … the EDM star talks to Joe Muggs about the promise of the Tumblr generation – and the rebirth of LA's music scene
With Todd Terje's album setting danceniks' trousers alight, we cast our beady eye over the best Scandi dance
The Swedish singer and the Norwegian DJs's five-song collection, Do It Again, was inspired by sculpture, rave music and 'big thumping house'
Mark Ronson has confirmed plans for London's first Other Ball, a music-orientated charity fundraiser taking place at a secret venue
The Berlin electro innovator and BPitch queen takes us through the contents of her psychic record bag
A new piece of technology feeds data to DJs so that they can alter the lights and music depending on how much you're sweating and moving
The Mercury prize-winners' oddball collection of acid-fried electro-rock and dreamy rave from their forthcoming album Love Frequency leads Klaxons back to the dance floor, writes Kate Hutchinson
After a string of acclaimed disco re-edits, the Norwegian synth wizard explains why some songs on his debut album are 'ridiculously stupid'
Tom Jenkinson is pushing musical hardware to its limit by working with a mechanised 78-fingered guitarist and a 22-armed drummer
Christopher Taylor's icy, pristine electronica is hampered by its offputtingly overwrought emotional intensity, writes Harriet Gibsone
African-style guitars, dub effects, trombone riffs and driving percussion combine winningly in this cool ambient set
Synth-pop has many cold-wave mimics, but Trust's Robert Alfons has the songs to stand out from the crowd, writes Tim Jonze