Behringer has shared a sneak preview of an upcoming polyphonic synthesizer, the Pro-16.
The Behringer Pro-16 appears to be closely based on the classic Sequential Prophet-5 synthesizer, below, which was recently reissued:
Details are still to be announced, but it looks like the Behringer Pro-16 will essentially be a knockoff of the Prophet-5, with increased polyphony. The increased polyphony, though, promises to be a transformational change to the design, because it may allow the classic Prophet-5 synth voice to be used without concerns over voice stealing.
This is an early prototype, so it may be a year or more before the Behringer Pro-16 is available.
Check out the photos and share your thoughts on the Behringer Pro-16 in the comments!
While Gryffin continues to hint towards his next single—assumedly “New Blood” from his Ubbi Dubbi set—he’s holding everyone over in the meantime. Reuniting alongside Kyle Reynolds, the “Best Is Yet To Come” duo has decided to break down their start-of-summer pairing with an absolutely stunning acoustic rendition.
Gryffin revealed that the first time he’d ever heard the completed version of “Best Is Yet To Come,” he immediately began to map out what it would sound like in its purest, most natural state. Taking to a rocky, beachside setup with nothing beyond a guitar and themselves, Gryffin and Kyle Reynolds smoothly play off each other in the acoustic’s visual and place another layer of charged emotion onto an already faultless collaborative effort.
Watch Gryffin and Kyle Reynolds’ “Best Is Yet To Come” remodel below.
After a forced hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian event promoter Multicolore has made a grand return this summer with its beloved outdoor event series, Piknic Électronik. The brand’s weekly concert programming has returned for a COVID-19-friendly set-up for summer 2021 at Parc Jean-Drapeau, and safe to say, Montreal’s music scene has welcomed it back with open arms.
This year’s rendition of Piknic follows the same carefree daytime picnic party model for which it’s known and loved—with a few new twists. Festival goers will be able to pick their preferred stage lineup, nab up to four friends in their zone, and drop the masks upon arriving at their spot.
Although July’s lineup illuminated the province’s ample stock of hometown talent, going into August, Piknic amped up its approach, bringing in a selection of internationally recognized headliners like Tiga, CRi, Leaving Laurel, Jacques Greene, Felix da Housecat, and many others.
Tickets can be purchased for afternoon (1:00 – 5:00 p.m. local time) and evening (6:00 – 10:00 p.m. local time) time slots each Saturday and Sunday of the month, featuring the same daily lineup for each section. More information on this year’s Piknic Électronik is available on its official website.
Mercer’s elegant take on “Buenos Aires” encapsulates a mixture of old-school and modern elements, with the reconfiguration draining the tempo of the original to supplant it with a renewed flow of laid-back disco grooves, funk, and electro.
Although everyone knows Ophelia as the label that stands at the front of melodic dub line, the imprint has never failed to routinely toss a harder-hitting reconfiguration into a single’s rollout trajectory. As she showed in her acoustic rendition, Chandler Leighton’s picture-perfect vocal set up “One More Day” to be re-imagined in any which way, with Kompany taking the heavier, Blanke-led drop a step further, holding onto the single’s emotive depth and rigging it with three distinct crests of mind-bending dubstep.
FISHER is back and cheekier than ever with his eighth wide-release single, “Just Feels Tight.” Primed for wrist-flicking hilarity, the Aussie’s latest arrives in tandem with a remarkably absurd music video perfectly aligned with his brand.
“Just Feels Tight” reflects the simplistic yet domineering tech-house production style that earned FISHER his incredibly loyal fan base. The single, distributed by Catch & Release Records, marks FISHER’s first widespread release since early 2020, when he delivered a dual-track EP featuring both “Freaks” and “Wanna Go Dancin’.” The “Losing It” icon’s already had some fun showcasing the new track at recent shows. And with a slew of looming tour dates, you can bet he’ll continue to do just that.
Catch DJ-turned-aerobics-instructor, FISHER, in “Just Feel Tight’s” official music video below.
Cincinnati-based electronic duo STAR SEED continues its release run with “Voice From The Sky” alongside Crunr. The latest in a long line of recent releases from the up-and-comers, “Voice From The Sky” follows “Shades of Blue,” “Chasing Stars,” and“U&I,” all of which succeeded their debut EP Innerspace, released in June.
After forming in September 2020, STAR SEED have taken the dance music scene by storm. After their debut, “Escape” with Meggie York, and their follow-up, “Heaven,” the lead single from Ophelia Presents: Advent Volume 2, STAR SEED have continued to build momentum through 2021, securing a slot on Insomniac’s Lost In Dreams festival.
Two new DJ Snake singles in as many weeks. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, fans are right to appreciate it. After releasing his sought-after ID “Ring The Alarm” with Malaa, DJ Snake returns with his first solo venture of 2021, “You Are My High.” Of note, it’s his first solo stint since 2020’s wall of death-inducing “Trust Nobody.”
“You Are My High” fuses elements of traditional dance music with classic R&B funk perfectly equipped for sun-soaked summer days. It arrives just in time for his back-to-back performance with Malaa at Southern California’s HARD Summer, where the duo will close out the main stage for the festival’s final day.
DJ Snake’s recently announced Summer Tour ’21 recently kicked off with dates in Ukraine for Atlas Week End and Serbia for EXIT Festival. The live initiative will continue deep into September with dates all over the world. On select dates, he will be joined by Malaa in back-to-back fashion as the two build on their Secret Room sets from the pandemic. Stream “You Are My High” below.
TOKiMONSTA and Channel Tres have teamed up for a grooving new track, “Naked.” Backboned by an old-school disco framework, the playfully collaborative new cut invites listeners to “get naked,” as Channel Tres’ velvet vocals warp the new track into a modern time capsule. “Naked” follows Channel Tres’ track with Yung Bae, “Wonder,” which also managed to pulled listeners into the ongoing nu-disco revival. Meanwhile, TOKiMONSTA fans will be able to catch the artist on her upcoming North American tour. Listen to “Naked” below.
The Wu-Tang Clan‘s seventh studio album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, has exchanged hands once again, as it was recently sold to a mysterious buyer by the US federal government. Now, it appears the enigmatic purchaser soon to reveal themselves, according to New York-based lawyer Peter Scoolidge. The record was forfeited by Martin Shkrelli, who paid $2 million to purchase the album in 2015, after he had been convicted of fraud in 2017.
Scoolidge, who is said to represent the album’s buyer, says that the anonymous figure who purchased the record for an undisclosed sum will reveal themselves within the next 30 to 60 days. According to CNBC, Scoolidge had also worked on several cases relating to the album. He once represented the Long Island-based artist Jason Koza in a lawsuit that sued Shkreli, RZA, and Once Upon a Time in Shaolin‘s producer, Tarik “Cilvaringz” Azzougarh, in connection with the illustrations and artwork that was included in the leather-bound book sold alongside the album. Azzougarh had also once hired Scoolidge to represent him when Shkreli was forced to forfeit the record.
Scoolidge has declined to comment whether a member of the Wu-Tang Clan has purchased the album. However, in 2017, RZA tried to purchase the record from Shkreli after the album was listed for sale on E-Bay.
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