LIVEN 8bit Warps wave memory synthesizer

The development team at SonicWave based in Tokyo Japan have created a new 8bit wave memory synthesizer aptly named the LIVEN 8bit warps which is equipped with four synth engines including 8bit FM. As well as step sequencer, filter, effects and Looper to name just a few of its features. Watch the Kickstarter video below…

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Georgia – Seeking Thrills

Seeking Thrills has been in Georgia’s lab for a long time. She released the singles ‘Started Out’ in late 2018 and ‘About Work The Dancefloor’ in March 2019, both landing on Radio 1’s A list and earning her plenty of praise from other corners. You might have thought that she would want to capitalise on…

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Diplo and Kris Wu Announce New Music At Louis Vuitton

TECHNO THURSDAY: Louis Vuitton made history on Thursday: the brand invited Cybotron, the electronic music band helmed by techno pioneer Juan Atkins, to play live during its fall 2020 men’s show. Diplo was visibly impressed. “Old school Detroit!” exclaimed the artist, deejay and music producer. “I come from Florida, Miami, and everybody who came from…

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Grimes and REZZ confirmed for new collaboration

by: Jessica Mao Jan 16, 2020 As preceded by much speculation, Grimes and REZZ have once again confirmed they are in the studio together. There has yet to be any hints as to what the upcoming collaboration between the two electronic powerhouses entails or when it arrives, but anticipation from fans has already erupted. Both…

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Vh1 Supersonic 2020 goes a notch higher

Ever since 2017 when a white rapper and hitmaker named Macklemore made his India debut, Vh1 Supersonic was viewed as the music festival that would go beyond its electronic music roots. Now three years on, there’s another white rapper – Machine Gun Kelly – occupying the headliner space for the three-day festival’s seventh edition, to…

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CMD: Experiment in bio-algorithmic politics

Created by Michael Sedbon, ‘CMD‘ is an apparatus designed to explore how our technologies and ecosystems interact and what narratives and politics do they serve. The project questions what sort of ecological and social logic should be implemented in the design of automated infrastructures and algorithms, and if it is possible to frame out technologies…

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RA Sessions: Karenn

Arthur Cayzer and Jamie Roberts' sets as Karenn ride the fine but thrilling line between success and failure. Since teaming up in 2011, they've embraced the risk-reward danger of improvised performance, trading the safety net of preparation for the high stakes of thinking on their feet. Last year was a banner year for the English…

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The Art Of Production: Abby Echiverri

You've described yourself as self-taught in electrical engineering—a discipline lots of people struggle to wrap their heads around in much more structured environments. How did you do it? Well, the dumb thing is that I took EE101, and I did not learn anything. I memorized for the test, I passed the test. But nothing taught…

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Wot I Think: MiniLAW: Ministry Of Law

Developer: Lasso GamesPublisher: Lasso GamesRelease: Out nowOn: WindowsFrom: Steam, itchFor:£11/€12.50/$15“I have ninety minutes to stop a nuclear bomb from going off, so I’ve given up on arresting and just started throwing people off buildings,” I told the RPS hivemind. This was a half truth. I’d been trying to figure out how to throw people off…

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FACT mix 741: Jasmine Infiniti

Techno sorceress Jasmine Infiniti infuses neck-snapping beats with rare magic on this high-energy portrait of NYC’s vibrant scene. Growing up in the Bronx, Jasmine Infiniti was surrounded by music of all kinds, from gospel music to rap and R&B, but developed a taste for electronic music at school. “I remember seeing The Prodigy’s ‘Smack My…

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Label Of The Month: Source Records

The roots of Source Moufang isn't sure whether Source's roots in this placid city make a difference to the sound of the label. "I think it's irrelevant where a label's from really," he said, "because it's coming out of the internet or out of the record store via distribution, and in 90 percent of cases…

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Complex Sessions 046: Sita Abellan

Born and raised in Murcia, Spain, Sita Abellan is fast becoming a staple in house and techno raves across Europe and beyond. She first made her presence felt in a big way when she appeared in Rihanna's "BBHMM" video in 2015, but has since gone on to be a sought-after selector, finding fans in the…

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Tribe of Colin – Age of Aquarius (2019)

Tribe of Colin – Age of Aquarius (2019) Tribe of Colin first appeared in 2014 with a series of shows on NTS Radio. You might have heard Frank Ocean one moment and Sleeparchive the next, nestled between uncredited techno jams that sounded ramshackle and homemade. Each episode was a dream sequence, sometimes fluid and sometimes…

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Scorn – Cafe Mor (2019)

Scorn – Cafe Mor (2019) After the release of Refuse; Start Fires in 2010, Mick Harris announced that he had put his earth-shaking Scorn project to bed after two decades of activity. He seemed to drop out of the music scene entirely until he reactivated his long-dormant techno alias Fret in 2017, and Scorn unexpectedly…

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REQ: Zenhiser – Forbidden Rhythms

Influenced by today’s Techno & Progressive House generation, “Forbidden Rhythms” features a 600+ deep, stocky collection of harmonically perfect, detailed, direct and hypnotic melodies primed for peak time misconduct. Inviting from the word go, you’ll be immediately impressed by the level of quality, structure and character wrapped up into one sonically beautiful medley of Progressive…

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REQ: Eplex7 DSP Replikorp 2249 VSTi / AU

is vintage futuristic instrument with analog, early-digital sounds, modular analog sounds, experimental, atmospheric sounds, pads, textures, FXs, soundscapes with vintage dirt and analog dust / noise but with futuristic atmosphere, perfect for Cinematic Film music / Video Game music, various styles of electronic music: (Intros / Outros for various styles of music, Psytrance, Psycore, Hitech,…

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BACK TO ACID

2nd single by Antarctica Apartment; From their musical trilogy "The evil owl and the black Moon"Directed by Guillermo Irriguible It was shot intermittently around 2019 in Barcelona. For its creation different super 8 cameras and reversible/negative films have been used. As well as 16mm, Hi8 video, iphone and digital kinetoscope with different glitch art methods;…

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Oscar Mulero, Perc, Anthony Linell appear on 54-track compilation in support of Chilean protesters

Utch Records will release La Furia Del Pueblo later this month. Santiago's Utch Records has put together a new compilation in support of ongoing anti-government protestors. La Furia Del Pueblo ("the fury of the people") is a 54-track techno album featuring the likes of Voiski, Perc, Oscar Mulero, Anthony Linell, Acronym, Umwelt and more. Utch…

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Discwoman launches interview podcast, DiscUs

Share The first edition features a discussion between Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson and Juliana Huxtable. Discwoman has started a new crowdfunded podcast series called DiscUs. The new series will feature Discwoman founders alongside artists and music industry figures "to discuss music, politics, food, techno and anything we feel like tbh," according to their website. It'll be…

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Discwoman launches podcast series, DiscUS

“The more we make here the more time we can dedicate to sustaining Discwoman and talking shit about the music industry!” New York-based DJ collective Discwoman has launched a new Patreon podcast series, DiscUs, to “discuss music, politics, food, techno and anything we feel like tbh” with their peers and colleagues. The first episode finds…

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Album Of The Week: Georgia Seeking Thrills

The best dance songs are about dancing. Dance music is self-referential: Here is a song about dancing that will make you dance. It’s a simple transaction. There’s a magic to it, an acknowledgement that the song is a tool for you to use to free yourself. “About Work The Dancefloor,” the highlight from Georgia’s new…

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Music on an island

Shilpa Ananth January 11, 7 pm onwards The Blue Room, Jayanagar Entry: Rs 500, via Instamojo/@theblueroom A graduate from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Shilpa Ananth is a vocalist and singer-songwriter whose music bears a distinct Indianness not just in the melodies, but also in her ability to weave in Tamil, Malayalam and…

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On ‘BUBBA,’ Kaytranada Captures Dance Music’s Central Tenet

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AceMo: Existential

Over the last year, the New York producer AceMo has been prolific. Between his solo efforts and his gleaming jungle revisions with frequent collaborator MoMa Ready, he’s released four EPs in the last 12 months, each stuffed with his uniquely scuffed techno tracks, while maintaining an exceptionally busy calendar of live gigs. AceMo is committed…

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Aleksi Perälä: Resonance

Aleksi Perälä started out in the late ’90s recording ambient electronica under the names Ovuca and Astrobotnia, but the Finnish producer has hit a particularly rich seam of late, and he owes it all to Colundi. What is Colundi? Well, it’s kind of hard to say. At its simplest, its advocates explain, it’s an alternative…

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The 100 best tracks of the year 2019

In the final year of the decade in which dance music has boomed into a global phenomenon, a whole load of bangers have been released that justify the hype. From pumping electro to throwback rave to garage-inflected UK drill to exultant house to blistering hardcore and much more, here are the tracks that have made…

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Rico Puestel puts on a public ‘Exhibition 2: SOLLING I’

After his Equity release on Cocoon Recordings, Rico Puestel returns to his Exhibition imprint with three alluring techno cuts entitled Exhibition 2: SOLLING I. Progressively-driven, meticulously curated, the EP is the beginning of the SOLLING series (a series within another series), conceptually fulfilling the "triad of A" throughout the canvas of this record: acid, analogicity and anachronisms.…

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The 10 best music machines released in 2019

The Behringer RD-8 was the most exciting product of 2019 for one simple reason: it finally gave 808 fans what they truly wanted. The original hit the market in 1980 and radically altered the future of the music industry. Nearly 40 years on, its mark is everywhere, from multi-million streaming pop, grime and trap to…

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