First Floor

Shawn Reynaldo
A newsletter about electronic music and the culture / industry that surrounds it.
Created 05 Jun 2019
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  • First Floor #105 – A Peek Behind the Curtain
    17 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    REAL QUICK A round-up of of the last week’s most interesting electronic music news, plus links to interviews, mixes, articles and other things I think are worth sharing. After last week’s crypto overl...
  • Some Questions for Bandcamp
    16 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Last year, Bandcamp became the toast of the music internet. The LA Times dubbed them the “anti-Spotify,” and that idea was hammered home in a comparative NPR article penned by none other than Damon Kr...
  • First Floor #104 – The Benefits (and Costs) of Friends with Benefits
    10 Nov 2021 • 14 min read
    A SMALL CHANGE If you’re a free subscriber to the newsletter, you’ve likely noticed this already, but I’ve made a slight change to the First Floor delivery schedule. In the past, the newsletter’s long...
  • An Inside Look at Music's Most Exclusive Crypto Community
    09 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    I don’t follow many crypto-related accounts on social media. Like many people in music over the past year, I’ve been curious about what’s happening with NFTs, Web3 and the blockchain—particularly as t...
  • First Floor #103 – What's the Point of Music Reviews?
    03 Nov 2021 • 14 min read • 4 0
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a weekly electronic music digest that includes news, interviews, my favorite new tracks and some of my thoughts on the issues affecting the...
  • Critique vs. Curation
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a newsletter focused on electronic music and the larger scene / industry that surrounds it. This edition of the newsletter has first been m...
  • First Floor #102 – Where Has Holy Other Been Hiding?
    27 Oct 2021 • 14 min read • 1 0
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a weekly electronic music digest that includes news, interviews, my favorite new tracks and some of my thoughts on the issues affecting the...
  • Holy Other Returns
    26 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a newsletter focused on electronic music and the larger scene / industry that surrounds it. This edition of the newsletter has first been m...
  • First Floor #101 – The Battle Between Futurism and Nostalgia
    20 Oct 2021 • 15 min read
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a weekly electronic music digest that includes news, interviews, my favorite new tracks and some of my thoughts on the issues affecting the...
  • Electronic Music Is Getting Old
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 0
    Hello there. I’m Shawn Reynaldo, and welcome to First Floor, a newsletter focused on electronic music and the larger scene / industry that surrounds it. This edition of the newsletter has first been m...
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