In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Arpatle gives the scoop on Utrecht, Netherlands. Watch for his new album, The Day After, coming out January 26 on Psychonavigation.

In Utrecht singer-songwriter music is especially popular. Although house, electro and the like are quite popular, dubstep is also gaining popularity over the last few years. However, ambient music is relatively unknown, unfortunately.

We had an organization, called Interzone that organized ambient nights in a theater. The Touch label and Kompakt are among the acts they invited, but the initiative didn’t survive—there’s no vivid ambient scene.

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