RZA announces new album as Bobby Digital, ‘Digital Potions’, shares single

Listen to ‘Pugilism’ now

DJ Mag Staff

Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 11:12

RZA has announced a new album.

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, who sold the rights to 50% of his songwriting and production credits in August, has announced that he will release a new album under his Bobby Digital moniker this year.

After a 13 year hiatus, the new album — titled ‘Bobby Digital: Digital Potions’ — will see the rapper revisiting the alias first revealed in his solo work in the ’90s, and has been announced alongside new single ‘Pugilism’.

A release date is set to be revealed in the coming months. Check out ‘Pugilism’ below.

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UVI Super-7 Brings Back The Electronic Sounds Of The 80’s

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UVI has introduced Super-7, a new virtual instrument that they say ‘delivers the unabashed sound of the ’80s’.

Super-7 is inspired the Roland MKS-7, a vintage 8-voice rackmount synth that features the analog architecture of the Juno 106, paired with PCM sounds from the Roland TR-7o7 drum machine.

Super-7 features sounds, sequences and arps, with 260+ presets tailored to synthwave, new wave, electro, house, ’80s synthpop and more.

Features:

  • ’80s synth and drum machine sounds with creative arpeggiator
  • 260+ patches, including all-new and factory sounds and patterns
  • Deeply-editable, with both multi and individual instruments

Preset Demo:

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Pricing and Availability

Super-7 is available now with an intro price of $49.

London club E1 announces reopening party series with Rebekah, Sasha, DJ Stingray 313, more

E1 has announced its reopening party series.

1600-capacity East London club E1, which entered DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs poll at No. 52 last year, has revealed the line-ups for a series of reopening parties kicking off in June.

On the 25th June, Sidney Charles and Fuse’s Seb Zito will headline a Dance On Arrival event, before the likes of Hot Creations affiliate Ben Sterling, Saffron Stone, Secondcity, DJ Flight and Doc Scott all perform throughout the rest of June and July.

Throughout August and September, E1 Presents will welcome some of the biggest names in electronic music to six parties, with techno DJ/producer Rebekah, Sasha, Detroit’s DJ Stingray 313 and Ellen Allien among the names announced for sets.

There’ll also be music from Berghain resident Ben Klock, DVS1, Bambounou and German duo Âme, who will perform their first live show in over a year.

Speaking about the E1 presents series, head programmer at E1 Dolan Bergin said: “Having been part of the team that first launched E1 as a venue, this project is close to my heart. While the Covid 19 restrictions have disrupted the live music industry, we took the opportunity to pause and deconstruct E1 so we can present a new approach to its music programs and communication.

“We’ve worked hard to create a blueprint for E1 that places diversity at its core, laying the foundation as we continue to develop as a vital platform for culture to support emerging London talent. Dance music, by its nature, brings people together – something we’ve all missed sorely in the past year – and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to share music with one another again!”

Presale tickets are available from 12pm on Tuesday 27th April, with general sale from 3pm. To register for presale tickets, sign up here: https://e1ldn.co/newsletter

WoodSynth Gets Major Update

Woodman’s Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio has released WoodSynth 2.0 – a major update to its multi layer synthesizer for iPad and macOS.

Here’s what’s new in Woodsynth 2.0:

  • Added multi-point ADSR display/editor for the Amplitude Envelope.
  • Added FM synthesis (Phase modulation between the main oscillators).
  • Added source selection for the main LFO’s:
    • LFO signal can now come from the samples of any of the 4 layers.
    • LFO signal can come from the track or side chain audio (low-passed or RMS)
  • Added unison mode per layer (4 layers * 16 voices -> 64 voices !).
  • Added Aux Envelope ADSR routing to: Phase modulation (FM synthesis), Ring Modulation of OSC1&2, LFO frequency modulation, Crossfade OSC1&2
  • Added oscilloscope window.
  • Added Midi Learn for almost all controls.
  • Layer Velocity and Pressure popups are now multiple selection panels.
  • Added volume control for each step in the sequencers.
  • Added Parameter2 control for each step which can be routed to :?Filter Up/Down?Filter Q?LFO frequency modulation
  • Added oscillator and samples frequency modulation to the main LFO’s.
  • Added 15 presets.
  • When not using iCloud the AUv3 presets will be copied into a “from_auv3” folder in the stand-alone app.

See the Woodman’s site for details.

Shimmer Delay Ambient Machine Now Available For iOS, Mac & Windows

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Nembrini Audio has introduced Shimmer Delay Ambient Machine for iOS, Mac & Windows – an audio effect based on the classic ‘shimmer’ effect popularized by Daniel Lanois & Brian Eno in the 80s.

Shimmer Delay Ambient Machine combines reverb, pitch shifting, and feedback to create ambient soundscapes and effects.

The developers say “Shimmer Delay Ambient Machine promotes getting lost in creative production and electronic music facets of the ambient spectrum.”

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Shimmer Delay Ambient Machine is available now, with an intro price of $29.00 for the desktop version and $4.99 for the iOS version.

Covid-safe trial club event in Liverpool announces Fatboy Slim, Jayda G, The Blessed Madonna more

The line-ups have been revealed for two trial club events taking place in Liverpool next week. 

Earler this month, it was announced that 6,000 people would be attending Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock for two events taking place across one weekend, allowing the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) to study club environments and the spread of coronavirus. 

On the 30th April and 1st May, 3,000 people will attend the venue each day for two of DJ and producer Yousef’s Circus events, with Brighton’s legendary Fatboy Slim, Jayda G and The Blessed Madonna among the artists performing at the trial event.

Yousef will also play B2B with a special guest, and Hot Since 82, Jaguar, Cocoon boss and techno icon, Sven Väth, and Enzo Siragusa will also play sets across the weekend.

People who wish to attend must live within a Liverpool postcode and will be subject to rapid coronavirus testing prior to the event, as well as a second test some time after the event. 

Claire McColgan MBE, Director of Culture and Tourism in Liverpool previously told the Liverpool Echo: “Liverpool is an event city. They are a critical part of our economy, culture and community and so we are delighted to be working with partners across Government, our colleagues at University of Liverpool and a number of local venues and promoters to plan this series of pilot events.

“Our experience as the pilot city for mass testing means we have the knowledge and infrastructure in place to deliver complicated projects safely, and we really hope we can help provide the evidence needed to ensure the wider sector is able to open across the country in the coming months.”

Silque call in a sure-fire summer classic on STMPD RCRDS, ‘Dial Tone’

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Ever since joining the STMPD RCRDS family in 2018, Dutch house pairing Silque have remained by far and away one of the label’s most citable regulars. After paying homage to the 1986 cult classic film Ferris Buellers Day Off, Silque are fast forwarding back to present day on their second house delicacy of 2021, “Dial Tone.”

A full 24 hours hadn’t even passed before Eke Koopman, Freek van der Heide and Jeroen Sjoers fully materialized “Dial Tone.” Continuing to uphold their nostalgic release theme on STMPD RCRDS, considering a good percentage of the current population wouldn’t dare to strike the call button anymore, Silque check off all that’s required in a dual-purpose summer and heartbreak house anthem.

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YOOKiE finally release long-awaited ID, ‘BUBBLE BASS’

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If you even remember what riding festival rails is like, chances are you recall hearing YOOKiE‘s strange, deep bass cut “BUBBLE BASS” in sets for some time now. Though the tune has been a favorite amongst YOOKiE fans since it was first played out, the duo held off on releasing the track for what has now seemed like an eternity. Following a laughable teaser posted to YOOKiE’s Twitter account recently, the anxiously awaited ID is finally seeing the light of day.

“BUBBLE BASS” opens with a mean mugging trap beat topped with bright, bubbly pops and background vocal chants. A tight buildup quickly follows, which gives way to a crowd-leveling bass drop packed with creative, deep sound design. The second drop only steps further outside the box, capped by an unnerving squelch that, for some reason, is actually quite addictive. The YOOKiE boys have never been ones to shy away from the weird factor, and with “BUBBLE BASS” finally out of the ID vault, one of the group’s stranger cuts is now officially out in the world.

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Wave Racer returns with a bouncy future-bass single, ‘Left Behind’

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Wave Racer has expanded his post-hiatus discography with his first release of 2021, “Left Behind.” From 2014 to 2019, the Aussie beatsmith, real name Thomas Purcell, took a much needed break from touring and releasing music, claiming it, “came down to intense feelings of anxiety.” After five years of rehabilitating self-care, Purcell finally broke his silence with “AUTO” in 2019. After dispatching three additional singles between 2019 and 2020, Wave Racer now cements his presence in the new calendar year with “Left Behind.”

Distributed by Astral People Recordings, “Left Behind” encompasses Wave Racer’s quirky and fun production style. Lyrically, the song reflects a personal bout with “post-breakup depression.” The single, perhaps not coincidentally, arrives just ahead of Wave Racer’s appearance at Porter Robinson‘s VR-optimized Secret Sky Festival. Registration is currently open to attend the digital music festival, which boasts a stacked lineup, featuring Robinson himself with Baauer, REZZ, Boys Noize, and Wave Racer, among others.

Stream the official lyric video for “Left Behind” below.

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Ahead of ‘Nurture’ release, Porter Robinson shares ‘Unfold’ with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Ahead of ‘Nurture’ release, Porter Robinson shares ‘Unfold’ with Totally Enormous Extinct DinosaursPorter Robinson Credit Atwood Magazine

Porter Robinson and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs sounds like an obviously complementary pairing—so much so that it is surprising this is the first time the two have linked. Though, the wait proves to be well worth it, as “Unfold” arrives just hours before Robinson’s feverishly awaited sophomore LP, Nurture.

Following a steady stream of singles leading up to the album’s release including “Musician,” “Look at the Sky,” and “Mirror,” the final precursory offering from the project is now upon us. Euphoric, emotive, and bright, the track swells into stirring percussive peaks with heavily filtered, powerful vocal work driving this electronic masterwork to a very poignant space.

Despite being the final single to land ahead of Nurture‘s full release, “Unfold” particularly feels like a microcosm of what to expect on the rest of the album, seemingly reflecting the most concentrated parts of the album’s overall complexion. The record comes from a very personal place for Robinson, amid struggles with depression, the impact of COVID-19, and the largely incalculable pressure of Worlds‘ sweeping critical acclaim and the fear that lightning may not strike the same spot twice. “Unfold” feels as though it packs a lot of that emotion into one single song, with TEED’s stylistic sensibilities elevating the best of Porter’s sonic qualities. Listen below.

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