Michelle Lhooq is a journalist in los angeles hanging out at the intersection of music and weed

dark euphoria with hacker-ravers in Berlin (FADER)

dark euphoria with hacker-ravers in Berlin (FADER)

Finally meeting Amnesia Scanner” (FADER):

If you were lurking around experimental corners of the electronic music underground in late 2013, maybe you caught a series of music videos — all with titles starting with “AS” — of digitally rendered squiggles slowly rotating in empty 3D space. Maybe you recognized similar shapes getting tattooed on someone’s head in another video, or on the cover of the mixtape AS LIVE. Maybe you wondered what’s up with all those dogs in videos to follow in subsequent years — the robot dog getting kicked on loop in “AS Crust,” the demonic cartoon one in “AS Want It,” the nearly invisible outline in the beginning of “As Chingy,” a first-person shooter game for Oculus Rift. This cryptic symbology felt like digital breadcrumbs to a shadowy netherworld. Even the name of the group behind them sounded ominously sci-fi: Amnesia Scanner…


a Berlin podcast about cryptoraves (New Models)

a Berlin podcast about cryptoraves (New Models)

the cunt guide to ballroom music (NY Mag)

the cunt guide to ballroom music (NY Mag)