First thing’s first: we do not accept advertising requests or “paid content.” We will not accept money in exchange for talking about your festival, your product, your music, or anything else. Everything on here represents the opinion of the author, not of someone’s marketing budget.

Q: What is Dub Monitor?

Dub Monitor is a techno music journal currently being maintained by one primary author, Altstadt Echo, with a handful of guest authors appearing from time to time. It went away for a bit in the mid 2010’s, and is now returning.

Q: Why does Dub Monitor exist?

We’d like to provide an additional source of information for people interested in techno. Furthermore, we wanted to highlight up-and-coming artists that we believe deserve recognition, both in order to express our gratitude and perhaps help them succeed by marginally increasing their profile. Finally, we just have a lot of questions for artists and labels; not everything in techno happens out in the open.

Q: You guys don’t seem to give a lot of criticism. Do you just like everything indiscriminately?

Definitely not. But we also realized early on that it was not enjoyable to create a website that would make any artist feel bad, so we’ve instead just chosen to omit mentioning music we don’t like.

Q: How did you build the site?

Our site runs on WordPress. The SEO and other website optimization was performed by Climb Marketing, in Ann Arbor, MI.