The year of the synth is coming to an end and as can be expected it has been an exciting one. Euroracks continues to go strong but the traditional machines have also gotten their place in the limelight. Reverb magazine has published an overview of the top sellers in 2019, […]

Top selling machines in 2019


We have reported before on field recordings and the growing popularity of using these recordings in music productions. Now we may see an ever growing library of natural sounds as Australia pulls off an ambitious project. The A2O will transform environmental science and assessment in Australia, and foster cross-disciplinary research […]

The Acoustic Observatory – Monitoring the unheard


Stroboscopic Artefacts founder Lucy, aka producer Luca Mortellaro, continues to celebrate 10 years of the label with a new remix EP. Lucy Reworks sees the producer putting his own spin on tracks that represent “significant and deeply personal moments” in the history of the label, including Donato Dozzy’s ‘Sotto Ma Sotto’, Lucy and Ben […]

Stroboscopic Artefacts



After a 5 year abatement English electronic musician Tom Jenkinson, better known as Squarepusher is back with a new album “Be Up A Hello”, out on the 31st of January. Fans can enjoy a taster as the double-A side 12” Vortrack will be released on the 6th of December, featuring Squarepusher’s Fracture […]

Five years of silence has ended – Squarepusher’s back


Just like Brian Eno Jean Michel Jarre has the urge to release something innovative on the iOS platform in the shape of a new generative music app. To what extent it adds something to what’s already out there remains to be seen, but in case you are a JM Jarre […]

Jarre goes Eno – The generative music quest continues


Komputer, the Mute artists who joined the influential label in 1984 as I Start Counting, are rebooting for a live show in London. I Start Counting was somewhat of a gamechanger when they first appeared back in the days and theirjoyful tunes were allplaying well in the electro community of the time. The […]

Komputer is back at TEC 006



The short video below, created by Erik Righetti & Device, animates a portion of synthesist and sound designer Richard Devine‘s speech at Sónar 2019. For those who don’t know about Richard he’s an Electronic Artist and Sound Designer specializing in Musical composition, sonic mnemonics, field recording, sound effects, and sound design specific for […]

Richard Devine at Sónar 2019 – Synthesis and Sound Design


Are you stuck in your chase for alternative rhythms and beats? Does your loop library bore you to death, then perhaps Accusonus new AI powered tool that promises to let you do more with your grooves. Accusonus, known for the nice beat separation tool Regroover, has today expanded its beats […]

Creative beats with AI powered Rhythmic


Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto have announced a recorded version of ‘TWO’, the collaborative live show the duo performed at various venues, including Berlin’s Funkhaus and London’s Barbican Centre, throughout 2018. TWO captures their performance at the Sydney Opera House, which features a mixture of live improvisation and renditions of pieces taken from their […]

Two is here



The Store X The Vinyl Factory will present a new exhibition by United Visual Artists called Other Spaces at 180 The Strand this autumn, in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Other Spaces features three large-scale installations by the multi-disciplinary collective UVA – Our Time, The Great Animal Orchestra and Vanishing Point. Vanishing Point is an […]

Other Spaces – immersive experiences feat. Massive Attack and James ...


Few has the back catalogue of Richie Hawtin and even fewer keep pushing the boundaries like he do, perhaps with the exception of Björk and Prydz (as we have reported on earlier). Now it is time for an audiovisual treat that manifest his progressive thinking. Richie Hawtin announces the next […]

An audiovisual treat from Richie Hawtin


After putting a lot of effort into strengthening its hardware portfolio with the launches of the MC-707 and MC-101 grooveboxes, new Fantom workstation keyboards, Jupiter-X synthand JU-06A synth, Roland is now stepping back into the software realm with the launch of Zenbeats, a cross-platform production app that promises to “make music creation easy” Zenbeats […]

Roland goes soft with Zenbeats



The sovereign queen of techno is at it again. Apart from touring every corner of our planet she’s also a frequent producer in the studio. Post her latest album there is now a video out taken from that source Alientronic. So our favorite Berlin-based DJ, producer and label-owner Ellen Allien […]

“Free society” by our fav techno alien


For the past few years filed recordings has been the name of the game, but to be honest this is merely the tip of an iceberg. Apart from field recording we also have those Buchla wizards who deliver astonishing sound creations. However, what we are up for today is going […]

The Art of Noise – Sound recording


Reason Studios, formerly Propellerheads, are teasing the new version of their flagship product. The speculations online has been ongoing on for quite a while on what the team in Stockholm should come up with next. And as always the reactions on the new release divides the market into two camps: […]

Are you up for Reason 11?



Eric Prydz has been featured here a couple of times, but there’s no question that Eric is as ambitious as he’s productive. Perhaps he’s appearance at Tomorrowland tops it all. With EPIC 6.0: Holosphere he certainly put the bar high in pursuit of the ultimate dance party. Using technology as […]

The creation of an epic holosphere


There is a new 20-minute documentary out called Black to Techno and to be frank it is a stunning snapshot of the Detroit techno scene that reclaims the black origins of the genre’s innovative spirit and soul. Featuring a combination of vintage film and original footage, director Jenn Nkiru‘s film explores the roles […]

New impressive documentary – Black to Techno


We’ve been reporting on the evolution of AI in music production before, both Google and Facebook have done a lot in this field, now the time has come for Sony to enter the arena. Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that […]

Sony’s devious plan to replace the drummer



808 State has announced their first album in nearly two decades, Transmission Suite. At 15 tracks, it will be released on October 11. Drawing on the rich history of Manchester’s electronic music scene, as well as certain members of the city’s new guard, the album is described as an immersion in “their […]

After 17 years – 808 State is back in business


Ableton has announced the release of CV Tools, a collection of devices that allow you to control and interact with your modular gear with Live 10 Suite. At long last, Ableton has released their highly sought after CV Tools update, allowing users to directly control their hardware from inside the DAW. […]

Moog and Ableton – the perfect match


Nina Kraviz has announced a new EP that will come out towards the end of the month. The three track EP, stranno stranno. Neobjatno will be released on Kraviz’s label трип. In addition to the EP, she has shared the music video for EP track “I Want You.” The three track projects features […]

New video and EP from Nina Kraviz



It’s summertime and time to party and we are fairly sure that this gem will throw off any mixtape. Italian born DJ Deborah De Luca has pulled off a stunt that clearly delivers. No one has probably missed the Billie Eilish frenzy that kicked started 2019. Billie’s new album has […]

Deborah De Luca goes Bad Guy


Pryda aka Eric Prydz (or Cirez D for that matter) is out and about delivering pumping beats by the hour. The influences tend to come from a variety of sources, but always with a nice twist of his own. The driving beats and the delicate synth “loops” that flavored his […]

The Pryda retrospect


If experimentalism had a name in music Miles Davis would certainly be a candidate. The level of innovation in his life’s work is immense and now there is actually a new treat out there for you. Last summer we made a trip to Rome and of course did some decent […]

A hidden gem from Miles Davis