Episode 44 Eleven MiniMoog Sounds

February 5, 2011 · Posted in Blogroll · 1 Comment 

Showing off some synth sounds from this legendary machine. This is to counter the notion of the Mini being a bass machine. Even though it’s often used as one…

Inside the Nerve beat manipulator

October 28, 2010 · Posted in Blogroll · Comments Off on Inside the Nerve beat manipulator 

Here’s an in-deep video where the developer Steve Duda presents the Nerve plug to DT-TVs D.Ramirez. I’ve got to say Nerve is one cool beat creator/manipulator! Steve Duda was the developer behind the beatbox plug-in Guru from FXpansion.

Nevre can be purchased from Steves site Xfer Records
Xfer Records was initially set up to be a record label but currently Nerve is ther only release. You can really call this an indie release!

Skweee vs. Neo Electro : 0-1 on Spotify

April 14, 2010 · Posted in Blogroll, Electronic Music · Comments Off on Skweee vs. Neo Electro : 0-1 on Spotify 

There’s a healthy number of electro artists on Spotify including one of our favorite electro act The Blotnik Brothers, but no presence of Skweee what so ever AFAIK. Therefore we’ll share these cool Skweee mixes for your bleeping pleasure!

A Beginner’s Guide to Skweee by Allenheimer

Metropol Skweee #3 Pt. 1 by Marcus Price BASUTBUDET

Early days of Human League pt.1

December 10, 2008 · Posted in Blogroll, Electronic Music · Comments Off on Early days of Human League pt.1 

I guess anyone even vaguely interested in electronic/synth-based pop music have heard of Human League. They had major hit songs like “Don’t you want me baby”, “The Lebanon” and many more in the 1980/90’s. But Human League had a life before their major hit album Dare released in 1981. In fact they made two albums, Reproduction and Travelogue.

 

The group was formed in 1977 and recorded their first album in 1979, Reproduction.

Reproduction never had an impact in the charts but Travelogue made it to no. 16 on the UK album chart. The relationship between Oakey and Ware had always been turbulent. The lack of success compared with the success of Gary Numan’s work at that time had brought matters to a head. Ware insisted the band maintain their pure electronic sound while Oakey wanted to emulate more successful pop groups. This led to Ware and Marsh leaving the band and forming Heaven 17.

 

What made them stand out a bit from other electro pop/new wave acts at the time like Gary Numan, YMO and Ultravox is that they just like Kraftwerk (after the Autobahn album) only used synthesizer instruments. No acoustic drum, electric guitars nor basses.

 

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