Posted by Dan Petrovic on March 29th, 2011
The Monome is revolutionizing the music industry and musical performances. Evolved from the 40h, the new Monomes started as an interface for personal musical and art performances.
But it quickly developed on a grander scale. It now consists of a reconfigurable grid made up of backlit key pads.
Posted by Pentago on March 29th, 2011
Here is our recent interview with Mikael, Dj Emok, owner of famous, Denmark based, progressive/techno label – Iboga Records. In next few minutes we’ll go through set of questions for Mikael and new stuff Iboga prepared for us in this year.
Posted by Dan Petrovic on March 22nd, 2011
There is an incredible amount of options for DJ’s looking for an excellent mixer. Price ranges vary significantly so that mixers are available to any DJ and any stage of his career. The following options are among the best that a DJ can purchase and include all of the standard features as well as many new and interesting innovations. Because they are top of the line, these mixers are also some of the most expensive DJ mixers on the market today.
Posted by Pentago on February 15th, 2011
The guy behind one of the hot projects, Ridden, was kind enough to give us inteview and exclusive Dj set to accompany the article, hope you’ll enjoy reading and listening to it as much as we did while preparing it. Read on..
Posted by FruitsNJuice on January 3rd, 2011
Posted by josephbrooks on December 30th, 2010
It’s well past midnight and while most people sleep Gerritt Tisdale works feverishly at the final mix on the last song of the year for the electronic music group he founded, Audio Runner. A collection of three high school friends, Audio Runner is quickly making a name for creating amazing music and marketing it via the internet and social media outlets.
The quality of music made by Audio Runner will leave you convinced that it is being produced in some multi-million dollar studio. You would be surprised (I was) to find that this HUGE sound is created in a tiny music laboratory with just enough room for the three musicians and their computers, laptops, keyboards, 2 microphones and small rack of tiny blinking lights and switches. At first sight this “studio” it is not that impressive but when these guys are at work, the Audio Runner machine is something to behold. Electronic music may never be the same again.
Gerritt Tisdale, Ryan Daniel and Andy Gonzalez all love music. It’s that simple. The plan for any Audio Runner song is that it must be “good”. There are no boundaries, there are no rules and the only expectation is that the quality must be top notch. To watch this trio in action would be something to see if you could somehow speed it up like an old movie from the 20′s. At any given moment, someone is on the guitar then at the keyboard then at the microphone then on the computer then back to the guitar then all three sit and listen for a minute until the process starts all over again. You get the idea.
Posted by Dan Petrovic on December 21st, 2010
‘I may be established but I’ll never be establishment.’
Dave Clarke, March 2005
Dave Clarke is holding forth as he drives back to his West Sussex home from a photo-shoot in London, interrupted occasionally by the bland feminine robot tones of the Satellite Navigation system offering traffic tips. The make-up still visible round his eyes makes him look a little like his post-punk musical heroes, while the futuristic route-finder reminds of his ceaseless passion for new technology.
‘I bought my first Damned album because I thought they sounded like they’d be really evil,’ he declares, ‘and even now their album ‘Machine Gun Etiquette’ is one I keep coming back to. I like the attitude, the free reign of it, and on an artistic level I see my music as in the alternative genre rather than dance music. Techno and electro is an alternative that happens to be on the peripheries of dance music.’
Posted by Dan Petrovic on December 21st, 2010
My music when beat-driven is generally speaking heavy, noisy and syncopated, in an IDM/ electro-breaks style with the odd bit off drum’n'bass and dub thrown in for good measure. I spend at least half my time making soundscapes however, which sometimes find their way into my beaty tracks, but generally never see the light of day, due to apparent lack of interest from anyone I know!
I can thank Sonic Youth for inspiring me to approach music making from a sound as apposed to melodic angle, and Autechre for making me spend a long time constructing my tracks in indirect homage to them. Other than that I don’t really listen to electronic music much these days, deliberately, so that I can develope my own sound and production techniques.
Since early 2005 I have made every single sound myself using effects processors, digital editing techniques and various bits of hardware that weren’t intended for music use, and occasionally a Reaktor synth for sub bass. Presets are the enemy. Recently I’ve also been getting into stringed instrument and electronic filter design, in order to make my music ever more unique.