Music

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Balkan Beats

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Balkan Beats

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

The books that defined David Bowie’s love of Eastern Europe

Reviving Poland’s experimental radio archives

Reviving Poland’s experimental radio archives

Nina Kraviz’s lo-fi video for synthpop single This Time recalls the sweet ache of first love

Nina Kraviz’s lo-fi video for synthpop single This Time recalls the sweet ache of first love

Deri Dako’s hypnotic ambient LP explores the states between sickness and health

Deri Dako’s hypnotic ambient LP explores the states between sickness and health

Other People: the audacious hip-hop musical capturing modern Poland

Other People: the audacious hip-hop musical capturing modern Poland

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Lil Obeah from Transylvania: a trippy dub album infused with Romanian folk

Lil Obeah from Transylvania: a trippy dub album infused with Romanian folk

From woodland to rainforest: take a nourishing sonic journey from Poland to Zanzibar

From woodland to rainforest: take a nourishing sonic journey from Poland to Zanzibar

Watch a breathtaking rope dance performance set to electronic beats

Watch a breathtaking rope dance performance set to electronic beats

How Ukrainian DJ collective Uklon brought Kyiv-style raves to lockdown New York

How Ukrainian DJ collective Uklon brought Kyiv-style raves to lockdown New York

Latvian singer Waterflower is serving pure, plant-based pop

Latvian singer Waterflower is serving pure, plant-based pop

The story of Sofia Gubaidulina, the composer who created music for God in the atheist USSR

The story of Sofia Gubaidulina, the composer who created music for God in the atheist USSR

A party, a tragedy and existential comedowns: Knives is a generation anthem created from disaster

A party, a tragedy and existential comedowns: Knives is a generation anthem created from disaster

Can you believe? Watch Polish-Chinese musical artist Ai fen’s ethereal ode to the past year

Can you believe? Watch Polish-Chinese musical artist Ai fen’s ethereal ode to the past year

Kedr Livanskiy on freeing her true voice — and falling for Lord of the Rings

Kedr Livanskiy on freeing her true voice — and falling for Lord of the Rings

‘You Until Death’: how one man’s music freed Estonia from Soviet rule

‘You Until Death’: how one man’s music freed Estonia from Soviet rule

Listen to a one-hour techno set from the top of Chernobyl’s sister nuclear power plant

Listen to a one-hour techno set from the top of Chernobyl’s sister nuclear power plant

This Music Greets Death is a sublime electronic record by Russian artist HMOT

This Music Greets Death is a sublime electronic record by Russian artist HMOT

Indie band Borka Balogh transforms intergenerational trauma into fairytale-like healing

Indie band Borka Balogh transforms intergenerational trauma into fairytale-like healing