Synth pop – new construction kit from Ueberschall

November 24, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Synth Pop grants you access to the full range of modern charts music. The 20 Construction Kits deliver everything which is needed to achieve modern Pop Music.  Synth Pop is characterized by an emphasized electronic sound. It is packed with harmonies, catchy melodies, basslines and club based drum programming.  The 1.8 GB of content brings a hugh amount of specialized samples and sounds, like drums, percussion, deep basses, synth sounds, atmospheric pads, strings, pianos and sound effects—to name but a few. Synth Pop is the ultimate production tool to create chart tunes on the fly. A must have for producers and sound designers worldwide. Great for music production, commercials, game audio, film cues, web applications, video, multimedia, corporate presentation

Structure
Each construction kit is grouped into several subfolders:
- Main Kit: Includes the main theme, with all of its sounds and phrases.
- Variation Kits: Provides an alternative track and phrases which are used to add contrast and extension to the main theme. Some Kits provide more than one variation for further flexibility.
Navigation
The given structure and features like labeled key signature and tempo information, makes it as easy as possible to find a song or groove that will match your tracking needs and goals.  Additionally the Elastik Player offers you a lot of DSP functions to adjust the songs to further fit your creations, such as:
- highspeed timestretching and pitchshifting algorithms
- save single or complete audio files of original and modified loops – mapping tools (automatic slice- & chromatic-map)
- multiple content management
- innovative „LoopEye“ for fast loop variations
- and many many more

Price: EUR 99.00

Visit: ueberschall.com

Monday morning music – Julian & Marina “Moon And The Stars”

November 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Julian Brandt & Marina Schiptjenko Directed By: Erik Artur 2011.

Julian Brandt (Bobby, The Paper Faces, Lustans Lakejer) have worked intensively with Marina Schiptjenko (BWO, Vacuum, Page) this summer and autumn with a forthcoming album. The project is called “Julian & Marina”.

Marina Schiptjenko is normally also a part of the Swedish synth pop act PAGE:

Find out more about PAGE here >>

More on Julian here >>

Electro pop treat: Little Boots – SHAKE

November 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Details:

SHAKE has landed!!

thank you everyone for waiting for new music!

hope you like the new song… this was just us trying out the test pressing but the real versions are nice and shiny

come see me on the shake DJ tour! paris/ berlin/ NY/ LA/ SF/ tokyo/ beijing and the big on in London!

SHAKE is now from 13.11.11 on iTunes UK
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/shake-single/id479416940
see www.littlebootsmusic.co.uk for more info

Background:

Electro-pop singer Little Boots has come top of the BBC’s Sound of 2009 list, which aims to highlight the best new music talent for the new year. Little Boots is 24-year-old singer and keyboard player Victoria Hesketh from Blackpool, whose influences include David Bowie, Gary Numan and Kate Bush. Little Boots was already highlighted as a promising act on Dolphin Music’s issue 2 of Music Planet magazine. Her original sound and creative setup includes a Yamaha Tenori-On, a Stylophone and a MicroKorg…mixed with a traditional piano.

Emmon – Ghost Dance / Live

November 10, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a live video with Sweden’s synth pop queen Emmon, to learn more check out our interview with her right here >>

Stereoklang got an interview with Emmon, real name is Emma Nylén, who has been very active in the Swedish and Scandinavian electro synthpop scene since several years back. She has been dubbed the title “Electro pop queen of Sweden”. Now the rumors are hot on the net that there is a new album on its way and Stereoklang caught up with her to ask her if this is true and also took the opportunity to talk about music production, DJ-ing and of course synthesizers, hard and soft. To find out more about her go here >>

Synth pop act Future Islands on tour

November 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Thrill Jockey crew Future Islands, whose latest album On The Water was released last month, have announced a tour of the UK and Ireland in March 2012. They’re also playing a one off show with Not Not Fun’s purveyors of sun-soaked dub Peaking Lights in December, and performing at ATP Nightmare Before Xmas.

DECEMBER
8th – London, Rhythm Factory (with Peaking Lights)
9th – Minehead, ATP Nightmare Before Xmas

MARCH
6th – London, Tufnell Park Dome
7th – Glasgow, Captain’s Rest
8th – Manchester, venue tba
9th – Brighton, The Hunt
10th – Dublin, Whelan’s

Directed by Mike Anderson

Future Islands – On the Water – Out Now!
thrilljockey.com/​catalog/​?id=105388

Swedish synth pop: Lilla Sällskapet – Morgonen efter

November 8, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Check out the band at: Facebook: www.facebook.com/lillasallskapet

Electropop act Foretaste are back with their 3rd album

November 4, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Foretaste return with their third studio album. “Love On Demand” is the new album from this French synthpop duo.

The debut album was released back in 2005. Since then the band have managed to release a second studio album and now they are back with their new studio album. “Love On Demand” is just like the title reveal yet another album with harmonic and sweet and tender electropop. The love for 80′s electronic music combined with modern instruments, the music is catchy and very melodic.

With both uptempo floorfillers and slower ballad-like songs the album witness on a great variety. But the songs have all something in common. It’s about love, passion, lust or even obsession. Something the band have focused on with this third album. The album follows very well what the band have been up to so far with past album and fans will definately see this one as something great.

Tracklist:

01. Alone With People Around
02. Do What You Can
03. The End Of Days
04. What About Me?
05. Superstar
06. Today
07. Automatic Love Response
08. What If
09. My Greatest Deception
10. Save Me
11. X Me

Sunday synth music: IVY – Fascinated [Official Music Video]

October 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The brand new music video for Ivy’s song, “Fascinated,” which Adam Schlesinger described to RollingStone.com as matching the “old-school, synth-pop” vibe of the song by featuring “some robot dancing, some vintage synths, and a guy with no face,” is out now! “Fascinated” appears on IVY’s new full length album, ‘All Hours.’

Ivy is a trio — multi-instrumentalist Andy Chase and Adam Schlesinger and singer Dominique Durand — that started out in the mid-’90s out of New York. They were widely recognized and acclaimed until their long hiatus six years ago. (Schlesinger found much success as the bassist in Fountains Of Wayne and the writer of the theme from That Thing You Do!) According to the band, that long period time was difficult for them — struggling through obstacles both in their music and in their personal lives. The band has now gotten back on their feet with this fifth studio album, but I really should call it the first, since it is the first album that displays their new electronic sound.

Get your copy of ‘All Hours’

iTunes: http://www.itunes.com/ivy
Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/mUIIAU

Erasure – Beatport announces remix contest for I Lose Myself single

October 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The monthly Beatport remix contests are a chance for producers out there to show their skills. This time Erasure and their song ‘I lose myself’ is ready to be remixed.

Here’s all the details from the Beatport website:

Ready to get lost in the music? Beatport is proud to announce Erasure’s “I Lose Myself” remix contest, featuring the pumping electro-disco single from the band’s new album for MUTE, “Tomorrow’s World.”

If you a resident of US, EU, Switzerland, Iceland, or Norway, this is your chance to collaborate with two of synth-pop’s veritable icons, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (himself a founder of Depeche Mode and Yazoo), along with the pop producer Frankmusik; and the parts to the single lend themselves to a vast array of remix possibilities, from filthy dubstep to stadium-grade electro house.

The winning remix will rack up over $5000 in prizes including a TRAKTOR Scratch Pro 2, TRAKTOR S2, Novation Launchpad, Ableton Live 8, Elektron Octatrack, iZotope Stutter Edit, Sounds To Sample Elements Library and $200 in Beatport credits. The MUTE label team will narrow down their selections to 10 finalists; those 10, along with Beatportal’s top 10 community-voted remixes, will then move on to the final round, with Erasure themselves selecting the grand-prize winner.

The submissions process begins on October 25, and the window for entries closes on Monday, November 11 10.00PM MST. Download the remix parts to get started.

More information:

UK synth pop act Mirrors are back with new material

October 21, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Although they are now one man short. After several EP’s and singles released in 2009 and 2010, which was then followed by the debut album “Lights and Offerings” early in the spring, the UK band Mirrors are now back with the first two snippets from their recent work in the studio. Here’s their official statement:

“Dear all,

Sorry for our brief hiatus but a lot has changed in the Mirrors camp over the last few months. Firstly we say farewell to Ally Young. Ally has been an integral part of Mirrors since it’s foundations and has brought his ideas and enthusiasm to every part of our world.

We are all very sad to see him leave and wish him all the luck in the world in his future endeavours. We remain the closest of friends. As for the rest of us, we couldn’t be more excited about our future in Mirrors. We’re back in the studio now and the songs are coming thick and fast!”

Shooting Stars by theworldofmirrors

Dust by theworldofmirrors

Make sure to check out the interview we did with Mirrors this spring, right here >>

A second album is under production and will reportedly be released early next year.

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