Team behind Altered Zones launch new website, Ad Hoc

The team behind Altered Zones, a former sister website of Pitchfork, have launched a new site.

Titled Ad Hoc, it features contribution from a team of writers (including members of 20 jazz funk greats and Dummy) and comes edited by AZ‘s Emilie Friedlander and Ric Leichtung. It describes itself as “an underground music and visual culture publication created for and by a community of music lovers with a shared ethos: that of building the world you want to see using the materials at your disposal … a daily destination for MP3s, videos, mixes, interviews, artist’s writings, and cultural commentary– curated for quality, and with an emphasis on emerging artists and musical movements that best exemplify the new grassroots, Internet-fueled DIY.”

It was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, where almost 1,000 fans donated to the magazine’s cause.

As well as the website, Ad Hoc will publish a quarterly magazine, available both electronically and as a traditional paper mag. The site launched on Tuesday with a rewarding (and infinitely relatable) piece titled Things We Hate About Blogging, as well as a launch mix that we’ve embedded below.


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