Sequential is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Dave Smith’s modern classic, the Prophet-5 (and Prophet-10) Rev4! As part of the celebration key artists like Kenny Larkin, Richard Barbieri and others asked Dave for the inside scoop on the vintage Prophet-5 and the Rev 4 — one year on. The Return […]

Exploring the Prophet-5 with Dave Smith


Brazilian techno DJ ANNA has just dropped two new versions of Orbital’s ‘Belfast’, marking its 30th anniversary. Released yesterday, November 10, ANNA’s remix pack features two altered versions of the Kent-born duo’s enormous 1991 released track. The pack boasts a rave-ready ‘Techno Remix’ adding tribal drums with a darker sound, along with […]

DJ Anna goes wild on Orbital


About time that one of the most influential acts in modern music finally got the recognition they should have received year’s ago 🙂 Kraftwerk received a Music Excellence Award this weekend after they were inducted at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Honoured by Pharrell Williams, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Run-DMC’s […]

Finally! Kraftwerk Officially Inducted Into Rock & Roll Hall Of ...



Roland has announced the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. In early 2021 — 30 years after the debut of the original JD-800 hardware synth — Roland introduced the JD-800 Model Expansion for the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer and select ZEN-CORE hardware instruments. Now, the […]

Roland ads the iconic JD-800 to its cloud portfolio


Out now is the brand new Soft Cell single “Bruises On My Illusions” which also announces the band’s first album in over 20 years for the duo consisting of Marc Almond and Dave Ball. Singer Marc Almond and keyboardist Dave Ball — the duo behind Eighties hits like “Tainted Love,” […]

New track and album from Soft Cell – 20 years ...


8Bit or Chiptune music – you either love it or hate it, but if you’re on this page our guess is that you adore those sharp Super Mario sounds that paved the way for so many underground music genres over the years. Back in 2006 a really amazing documentary over […]

8 Bit bonanza – The DIY Gen



Tresor has released its 30-year anniversary compilation, Tresor 30. The rather large box set has 52 songs and includes tunes from some of the Tresor veterans, plus new artists to the label. Tresor was founded in 1991 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Carin Abdulá, head agent at OUTER Agency, handled […]

Tresor 30-years – Let’s celebrate


We have written several times before on new tech in music, everything from AI powered instruments to innovative new gear. The new SOMI-1 from Instrument of Things is no exception as it truly merges movement and sound in an intuitive way. SOMI-1 is a highly precise sensor technology that provides […]

Transform your moves into sound with SOMI-1


Nothing else matters… Time to tune in and listen to Dave Gahan’s cover version of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”. Dave Gahan and a whopping 52 other artists have joined together to cover songs from Metallica’s landmark album “The Black Album”. This tribute, “The Metallica Blacklist”, celebrate the original album’s 30th anniversary. […]

Depeche Mode vs. Metallica



This past days we have been treated with two new exciting updates – one from Reason Studios and one from Roland. Reason 12 had a big goal of upgrading the Rack experience. It comes with a redesigned Combinator that is more customizable that allows the user to change the panel […]

Exciting stuff from Reason and Roland coming your way


Lee Scratch Perry’s influence on the modern music scene cannot be underestimated. Innovator in the studio, founder of dub and the man who made the drastic move to put drums and bass in the center stage of music production. Modern music and especially within techno and house have taken immense […]

A genius has left us – R.I.P. Lee Scratch Perry


Haven’t seen this one before but if you are into electronic music and the legacy behind it make sure to check it out. Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds. It traces the evolution […]

Modulation with LFO, Donna Summer, Coldcut and more



Music tech continues to evolve and below are two of the latest editions covering both 3D audio and AI generated lyrics creation. Researchers have developed a new AI that can create lyrics for live instrumental music. Titled LyricJam, the system listens to an audio stream via a microphone, whilst producing lyrical content to […]

Music tech: LyricJam & FUSE


Caterina Barbieri is launching her own label, light-years, and its first release is a collaborative track with Lyra Pramuk, titled ‘Knot Of Spirit’. Out now, the 10-minute track sees Barbieri pair her distinctive arpeggiated synths with Pramuk’s vocals. Offering more detail on her new label, Barbieri says: “After a period […]

Caterina Barbieri out with new material together with Lyra Pramuk


We are not blessed with all that much interesting Japanese experimental electronic music, but occasinally they do show up. Some time ago we reported on Kyoka but today we will listen in on singer and improviser Phew who is out with new material. Phew, a Japanese singer and analogue electronics […]

Electronics artist Phew continues her experimental journey



If you are an EDM fan in general or a SHM in particular these news should be welcome. Mysterious billboards began popping up all over the globe this week teasing new music from the Swedish EDM trio, Swedish House Mafia. Posters emerged in New York, Stockholm, and Mexico City, among other places, featuring three […]

Is this the return of the Swedish House Mafia?


Heading for the weekend with some nice tracks that will spark your day. Kicking off with ROMsets and a new low tech / minimal / techno / underground vibes. tune Then, moving on to Klaudia Gawlas´latest release. But it doesn’t end there we’re also listening in on a track from […]

ROMsets, Juan Atkins and more vibes for the weekend


For many creating visuals for your compositions can be a cumbersome process, but more and more tools are appearing that simplifies this process. VS’ multi-layered shader system allows you to create complex compositions by blending dynamic graphical elements using powerful controls. Portuguese developer Imaginando goes full on with the one-to-one […]

VS – Visual Synthesizer – Create visuals that react to ...



One may discuss how far from noise the standard repertoire of The Cure is or not is, but it is clear that after 10 years in preparations we are now up for not one but two release from this iconic band, fronted by Robert Smith. Robert Smith has further alluded to […]

The Cure’s Robert Smith goes noise


A big energy company has for whatever reason decided to sponsor a live streaming session with the undisputed queen of underground techno – Ellen Allien. The event kicks of at 8PM CET tonight (May 27th) and will be broadcasted live from Kraftwerk in Berlin. Ellen has during the pandemic been […]

You don’t want to miss this! Ellen Allien tonight at ...


Every now then new compilations appear that makes you wanna grab all the money you have left on the account to acquire something neat and this release surely aint an exception. No Photos On The Dancefloor by Various Artists ‘No Photos on the Dance Floor! Berlin Techno 1992–Today’, compiled by […]

Berlin Techno – No Photos On The Dance Floor! 1992–Today



There’s a plethora of music documentaries out there, but sometime they all appear at once or at least it may feel that way. This week we’ve lined up four recent additions for you, ranging from rave to Brian Eno. How Synth-Pop Became Synth-Pop Brian Eno & Stewart Brand on Film, […]

Music documentary time – Rave, Synth pop, New Romantics…


Known to most as Plastikman, the techno virtuoso Richie Hawtin has now teamed up with Endel to venture into the world of artificial intelligence. Their quest centers around soundscapes. Their new collaboration has been dubbed ‘Deeper Focus’. Backed by neuroscience, the partnership is part of a larger cultural shift of artists working […]

Richie Hawtin goes AI with ‘Deeper focus’


Especially so if the origin is coming from a cult classic like Telex. The Belgian trio has mesmerized us for decades with their utterly beautiful synth tracks powered by modular machines. Telex came up on our radar back in the 80’s and after a number of successful albums and a […]

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