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Joseph Capriati has been hospitalised after being stabbed by his father.
The 33-year-old DJ was reportedly stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife following an argument with his father on Friday night (8th January). He is currently being treated in Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano Hospital, Caserta. His injuries are believed to be serious. Capriati’s father, 61, has been arrested for attempted murder.
The Italian DJ, who normally lives in Spain, has been living with his family in Caserta during the pandemic.
This is a developing story. DJ Mas reached out to representatives for Joseph Capriati for comment.
Via Caserta News
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What So Not certainly capitalized in his own way on 2020’s downturn. After announcing an indefinite hiatus last February, the Aussie producer returned home and spent the year clearing his head after an extended stretch of lengthy tour schedules and festival bookings. Hearty doses of sunshine. surf, and studio time has clearly lent themselves to What So Not’s benefit as he returns with his first work since late 2019, an aced trap-leaning remix of Run The Jewels‘ “JU$T.”
The original cut, a standout inclusion on last year’s aptly timed RTJ 4 LP, features contributions from Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha and Pharrell Williams. Keeping the track’s charged up vocal energy intact, What So Not laces in his own percussive modifications to make “JU$T” a more natural fit within a DJ set. Laying his own signature marks on one of last year’s most apropos deliveries feels like the perfect way for What So Not to announce his return.
Virgil Abloh‘s artistry knows no bounds, as evidenced by the Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton artistic director’s newest song and accompanying music video. Titled “Delicate Limbs,” the ominous serpentwithfeet single is cinematic at its core. Accompanied by eerie production undertones and subtle visual imagery of serpentwithfeet and Jamal DeAndre, both of whom star in the video, the intensity of the track’s build paired with the emotive scenery is nothing short of gripping.
The video is a love story that takes a fantastical turn at the end when a large tree turns into a living creature that interacts with the artist, who is lost in the woods. “Delicate Limbs” is Abloh’s first release of the new year, and it is out now via Dark Grey.
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Joseph Capriati has been hospitalized and is reportedly in stable condition at the Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano Hospital in Caserta, Italy after being stabbed by his father. On the evening of January 8, the 33-year-old was reportedly stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife following an argument with his father, who has been arrested for attempted murder.
This is a developing story.
Via: Caserta News
Featured image: Joseph Capriati/Instagram
A new book exploring the history of jungle and drum & bass is set to be published by Velocity Press this March.
Penned by Paul Terzulli, ‘Who Say Reload’ takes in words from the likes of Goldie, Andy C, Roni Size and DJ Hype, and looks over the musicians, samples and influences that fed into early drum & bass and jungle, and beyond. Interviews with key artists are featured alongside previously unseen images from the archive of photographer Eddie Otchere.
“Despite the impact jungle had when it first hit, there was always an element of mystery about the music and its creators,” Terzulli says. “I felt that the stories of those responsible should be collated and presented in one place, rather than scattered across podcasts, YouTube videos and obsolete websites, or as anecdotes flickering past on a social media timeline.”
Velocity Press will publish ‘Who Say Reload’ on March 5th, and you can pre-order it here.
For more jungle, revisit Tim Reaper’s 2020 contribution to DJ Mag’s On Cue mix series.
You can also read DJ Mag’s feature on drum & bass legend Krust, marking the release last year of his first album in 14 years, here.
Behringer today announced plans to bring back its BCR2000 MIDI controller, but in a more compact format, as the BCR32.
The BCR2000, along with the BFC2000, was a well-received product in its day. Both of the B-Control MIDI controllers were surprisingly robust for their price points, and demonstrated early on what Behringer could do when they looked beyond knocking off established designs.
The BCR32 renders, above and below, show a much more compact controller than the original that adds four channels of CV/Gate outputs, along with analog sync:
They also plan to officially include Zaquencer – an alternative firmware that turned the original BCR2000 into a powerful multi-track MIDI controller:
“We’re very excited to announce that we’ve entered into a collaboration with Zaquencer to bring back the highly sought after BCR2000 – however this time with the famous Zaquencer built in.
This is a draft only but we’re excited to start the development after we’ve received your feedback.”
The original Zaquencer sequencer was created by developer Christian Stöcklmeier and released as alternate firmware for the BCR2000. It turned the readily available MIDI controller into a powerful standalone hardware step sequencer.
Here’s a demo of the original Zaquencer in action:
The BCR32 mockups show printed labels for the function of each knob, where the original had a blank label, so the new design looks like it will make a better step sequencer out of the box than the original, but may be more confusing to use as an open-ended MIDI controller.
Pricing and Availability
The Behringer BCR32 is in the development stage, so no release date has been announced, but the company says they plan on pricing it at $149 USD.
Not even a month removed from commemorating a five full years since Jai Wolf‘s entrance into electronic music with an “Indian Summer” anniversary re-release, the Foreign Family associate is now stepping up to a successive milestone. It’s been a similarly outstretched lapse in time since Jai Wolf’s last non-original—nearly four years to be exact—and he’s now resetting that clock by working his inimitable magic on keshi’s “blue.”
Prefacing the reimagining with a self-deprecating poke at how the remix wouldn’t necessarily phase his routinely episodic release schedule, Jai Wolf ended the 33-month intermission since his “Something Just Like This” spin in grand fashion. Jai Wolf educes his vintage tack on the “blue” adjustment, pitching up keshi’s vocals and coupling it with a generous measure of his wistful synths for a gratifying entrance to the new year, hoisting the original to an entirely different degree of transcendent.
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With the release of the 20th anniversary album of Linkin Park‘s sensational Hybrid Theory debut record approaching fast, 100 Gecs have sought out to deliver their portion of the reanimated series, taking the first bat with a song that took the world by storm—”One Step Closer.”
From the get-go, the remake channels 100 Gecs’ classic choppy bass imprint, before hurling itself into a grimy and somewhat dissociative smattering of punk-rock meets electronic. Linkin Park’s own Mike Shinoda praises the new-age grunge icons’ take on the song stating,
“Part of the spirit of Reanimation was to take the Hybrid Theory songs that people knew so well and let innovative artists flip them in ways nobody expected. I think 100 Gecs did exactly that.”
Keep an eye out for more from the forthcoming Reanimation series and watch the accompanying video for the “One Step Closer” remix below.
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Synthesist Robin Bigwood, director of the ‘synth-Bach band’ Art of Moog, let us know that about their new concert event, part of the Baroque at the Edge festival.
The festival invites leading musicians from all genres to take the music of the Baroque and ‘see where it leads them’.
The performance was filmed live just before Christmas in 2020 and features ‘Switched On’ style Bach arrangements, inspired by the pioneering work of Wendy Carlos. You can preview the performance via the embed above.
Tickets for the HD streaming concert are £10 (+standard booking fee) via Eventbrite.