Every now and then a new producer of plug ins, sound libraries and loops appears targeting the sounds of Kraftwerk. What was once magic and very much the result of devoted experimentation in the Kling Klang studio has now become so much easier to realize through modern day DAWs and […]

Crafting the sounds of Düsseldorf – New plug in and ...

If you still have not decided whether to go for Roland’s new drum / rhythm machine, we are pretty sure you will be convince after watching this video with Steffi. No talk, no commercial bullshit just pure awesome rhythms. Dutch-born Steffi is a major force in contemporary electronic music, and […]

Steffi gets the groove going on the Roland TR-8S

An upcoming documentary on Dieter Rams, one of the most influential industrial designers of all time, will feature a soundtrack by composer and producer Brian Eno. The documentary, called simply Rams, is by Gary Hustwit, who also directed the design-oriented films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Rams, 84, was head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995, where he […]

Brian Eno scores new documentary on designer Dieter Rams

Lena Willikens has already established herself as one of the leading contributors to the contemporary club scene. So it came as no surprise, when it was time for the 5th iteration of the Dekmantel’s Selectors vinyl imprint, that Lena would be defining the line up. She has a strong ability […]

Lena Willikens gets the grooves going on Dekmantel’s Selectors 5th ...

Feeling tired of those 909s and 808s? Getting bored with your DAW? Then this little beauty might spice up your next techno hit. How about to turn to the infinite perfection of a circle to get those gyroscopic grooves going. DIY has been a trending area for some time now, more […]

Doing techno and electro DIY style – Gyroscopic grooves

Anyone into electronic music and synthesizer compositions is bound to have experienced the music for the original Blade Runner movie. Vangelis´album certainly ranks among the most impressive soundtracks to date. Now you will have the opportunity to explore the sounds of Blade Runner yourself. Deckard´s Dream was revealed at the […]

The new impressive Blade Runner synth – Check out Deckard´s ...

We have reported on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music before, but things are about to change. And the change appears to be positive. To be honest a lot of the AI generated music that we’ve heard so far has been far from good or innovative. It has […]

A new era of bands using artificial intelligence in creating ...

You most likely have heard of crypto currency and Bitcoins, but the full power of this digital revolution is hidden below. Blockchain technology may well be the technology that will change the way we enjoy music going forward. In a recent addition in Wired the concept of blockchain technology was […]

Blockchain technology and the digital you in music

“A musical program that explores the intricacies of time and space” Techno pioneer Jeff Mills has teamed-up with the UK-based radio station NTS and NASA for an exploratory six-part radio series titled ‘Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits’. The program, written, produced and presented by Mills will focus on exploring high-level concepts in […]

Techno pioneer Jeff Mills will join forces with NASA in ...

We have all seen Behringer’s recurrent announcements on new upcoming synth clones, but how many will de facto materialize. Recent information suggests that Behringer are struggling with their Minimoog clone and that delays are to be expected. This message came recently: “Please allow me to clarify that the first batch […]

Will all Behringer’s grand clone plans come true?

Summarizing something is often quite a subjective process and the same is true for this year’s list of albums and tracks that made an impression. Focus is, as always, on electronic music which also happens to be quite a subjective area, since the definition of electronic music today can be […]

The electronic tracks and artists that defined 2017

If you are into really weird stuff, this may be a treat for you. It has come to our attention that the rare and wonderfully idiosyncratic 1979 LP from Hiroshi Sato, Orient, is set to hit stores early next year. The record is being brought out of obscurity and onto record shelves […]

Time for some obscure Japanese synth music – Hiroshi Sato’s ...

As we are quickly approaching the holiday season we thought it appropriate to treat you with something quite unique. How about an “Alternativ Jul” (In english: An alternative Christmas). Fredrik Nilsson aka A.O.T has produced a couple of Christmas tracks that may come in handy when you are getting fed […]

A.O.T Christmas greetings – Minimal electronics in the holiday season

Since his passing in 2016 the featured documentary has been highly anticipated, and now the first trailer has been released. Since the announcement HBO has revealed very little on what to expect, but now, finally, the curtain had been lifted on this icon of contemporary pop music. Focusing on the artist’s […]

Time to get excited – David Bowie: The Last Five ...

Arturia have always been true to the originals in there V Collection and in general brings serious value for money. Although the latest iteration has a fairly hefty price tag at 399€ it is still worth checking out and with the Buchla now added in the line up, it’s become […]

The Buchla alone makes Arturia’s new V Collection 6 a ...

A bunch of electronic music innovators have been nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2018. It is with great pleasure we can conclude that Bonobo, Kraftwerk and Four Tet are among the nominated, and for good reasons one may add. In the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, Bonobo’s album ‘Migration’ is […]

Electronic music in pole position for the 2018 Grammy Awards

It’s that time of year again. As our US friends are about to put the turkey in the oven the rest of us are eagerly browsing the web for the best Black Friday deals. And if you are a musician you are as usual in for a treat. So set […]

Black Friday 2017 – List of the hottest deals in ...

It’s been busy times for the ever so productive Eric Prydz and alongside his more prominent artist persona as Eric Prydz, Eric has also made a custom of appearing under various aliases. As frequent visitors at Berghaim know it is not seldom that Eric will perform there under any of […]

Eric Prydz aka Tonja Holma makes a debut, and more ...

Ableton has finally rolled out the anticipated update of Live 10, and for the fans there are a lot of things to get excited about. It’s been nearly five years since Ableton Live got a major update, with 2013’s Live 9. Live 10 introduces four new Devices, a completely re-designed sound […]

The tenth iteration is finally here – Ableton Live 10 ...

Need some unearthly sounds for your next ambient adventure or do you simply want to stay in tune with what is happening in our solar system. Whether you will detect some alien communications going on or if you are a producer of obscure electronic music, the latest arrivals from NASA […]

The sound of space and beyond

For anyone interested in electronic music in the 1980’s is sure to have come across the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). YMO was to Japan what Kraftwerk was to Europe. Always in the forefront of electronic and synthesizer based music. Little less known to the general crowd is the profound importance […]

Interview with synth pioneer Hideki Matsutake – On YMO, Logic ...

The enormous focus on modular synthesizers does not seem to fade anytime soon. Not only do we see a plethora of hardware modular guys popping up here and there, but we are also now in a situation where modulars are not only for those with a healthy wallet. Tiny machines […]

How the VCV Rack may change the name of the ...

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has returned with her 6th studio album and it is a real treat for all fans of modular synthesizers. The new album is dubbed “The Kid” and in which she continues to excel, using her Buchla machines. Her truly original approach to synthesis combines voice, bright sonic environments […]

Listen to the new modular master piece from Kaitlyn Aurelia ...

Today’s topic revolves around Trentemøller and the release of a new documentary dubbed ‘The science of Fixion’, but before we go there let’s recapture a bit. Copenhagen based musician Anders Trentemøller´s talent for heart wrenching melodic moments and exceptional productions, fused with his trademark sound somewhere between indie and electronic, […]

New epic documentary featuring Trentemøller – The Science of Fixion