Behringer Teases PPG Wave Knockoff, Offering Free Synths To Youtube Reviewers

Behringer today shared a teaser photo, above, for its upcoming Wave synthesizer – a knockoff of the Palm Products GmbH PPG Wave 2 series of synthesizers.

The PPG Wave is one of the early analog + digital hybrid synthesizers, combining wavetable oscillators with analog VCFs & VCAs.

Behringer says that the firmware for their Wave synthesizer is getting close to completion and that they are looking for people with PPGs to help them test and promote their copy. The company says it will give participants a synthesizer, in exchange for testing the synth and creating several comparison videos.

Details are available at the company’s FB page.

The Behringer Wave is still in development, so information on pricing and availability is still to be announced.

DJ Mag Originals series, How I DJ, returns this month, powered by Pioneer DJ

Our DJ Mag Originals series, How I DJ, returns on 14th July, with four episodes powered by Pioneer DJ.

James Hype is the first artist in the return episodes of How I DJ, followed by David Guetta (21st July), SHERELLE (28th July) and Tiffany Calver (4th August).

How I DJ is an in-depth look at the craft of some of the world’s leading DJs. In each episode, we sit down with the artist to explore their musical, technical and creative approaches, as well as their history as a DJ — how they started, their breakthrough moments, and their most memorable sets. We then invite them behind the decks at DJ Mag HQ to give a detailed practical insight into their DJ techniques.

From cue and loop preparation, four-deck mixing and switching up genres and BPMs to creative FX, EQ blends and playlist curation, How I DJ is a deep-dive into the record box and rekordbox of the world’s best DJs.

Previous episodes of How I DJ include Eats Everything, Jamz Supernova, Kenny Allstar and more. Watch the series via our YouTube channel.

Bensley releases title track from upcoming Deadbeats EP, ‘Cascade’

Bensley releases title track from upcoming Deadbeats EP, ‘Cascade’Bensley Credit DBS Music

Bensley is gearing up to release his Cascade EP on Deadbeats in the coming month, priming his debut project with the title track ahead of its full release. Marking his debut extended play on Zeds Dead’s fledging label, on “Cascade” Bensley finds himself experimenting with hollow soundscapes and slower tones, making for an intriguing, yet altogether alluring introductory offering.

Following last year’s string of energetic singles released on Monstercat, the release launches Bensley into a new direction, under the veteran guidance of DC and Hooks. “Cascade” lands as Bensley’s second track of the year, following “That Feeling” released in March. Listen below.

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SLANDER debut outer space-themed Starbase Music Festival with stellar inaugural lineup

SLANDER debut outer space-themed Starbase Music Festival with stellar inaugural lineupStefan Brending Slander DJ

Tagged by SLANDER as their “biggest endeavor yet,” Starbase Music Festival‘s lineup has officially landed. The outer space-themed concert event launches on the weekend of October 8 – 9 at The Woodlands Nature Reserve in Charleston, South Carolina. The LA-based duo first publicized their intentions to organize their own melodic bass festival via Twitter in June, 2020. Today, a month after unveiling the official dates, SLANDER present Starbase Music Festival’s debut lineup—and it’s out of this world.

Starbase’s inaugural run welcomes 37 of electronic music’s brightest stars. To name a few, Alison Wonderland, Big Gigantic, NGHTMRE, San Holo, and Subtronics will bless the decks alongside the festival’s founding fathers. The Woodlands Nature Reserve is home to 6,000 acres of natural beauty, neighboring 11 lakes and an abundance of wildlife.

In a press statement, SLANDER explained,

“Starbase was an idea we had a few years back of creating a place where all our artist friends could come together, hang out, and play music for like-minded people. A place where everyone is accepted and loved. A place where you can open your heart, let go of all problems, and rage harder than you ever have before. A place where emotion meets power. We are so grateful this idea is now reality, and we can’t wait to feel the love that will be generated at Starbase. This is our biggest endeavor yet and our end goal with Starbase is to bring more light into this world. Superhumans, welcome home!”

Tickets to Starbase Music Festival go on sale on July 8, and can be purchased here. See the official lineup in full below.

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Hudson Mohawke, Eris Drew, KMRU, more remix Lyra Pramuk’s ‘Fountain’ on new double LP

Berlin-based American producer and vocalist Lyra Pramuk has announced a double album of remixes, ‘Delta’, released through Icelandic imprint Bedroom Community. The reworked record will arrive on 24th September. 

The release sees 12 artists from four continents turn their hands to Pramuk’s acclaimed debut LP, ‘Fountain’. Hudson Mohawke, Colin Self, KMRU, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Caterina Barbieri, Vessel, Eris Drew, Tygapaw, Ben Frost, Gabber Modus Operandi, Heaven In Stereo, Nailah Hunter, and Valgeir Sigurdsson have all contributed. 

Pramuk has also announced ‘Siren Songs’, a new project with Spitfire Audio, offering free plug-ins for the LABS series created from ‘Fountain’ samples, which can work in DAWs across multiple formats. In April Pramuk contributed to DJ Mag’s crate-digging Selections series. Take a look at the full tracklist for ‘Delta’ below and listen to the first track, Vessel’s take on ‘Fountain (ars amatoria)’.  

Lyra Pramuk – ‘Delta’ 

1. ‘Offering’ – Valgeir Sigurdsson
2. ‘Witness (Selfless Rework)’ – Colin Self
3. ‘Constructs of Still’ – KMRU
4. ‘Tendril (Midnight Peach Rework)’ – Hudson Mohawke
5. ‘Returnless’ – Kara-Lis Coverdale
6. ‘Tendril (Germinative Rework)’ – Caterina Barbieri
7. ‘Fountain (ars amatoria)’ – Vessel
8. ‘Sugarcube Revelations’ – Eris Drew
9. ‘Everything Is Beautiful & Alive’ – Eris Drew
10. ‘Cradle (Patience Rework)’ – Ben Frost
11. ‘Kaca Bulan Baru’ – Gabber Modus Operandi
12. ‘Gossip (Catalyst Rework)’ – Heaven in Stereo
13. ‘New Moon (Distant Shores Rework)’ – Nailah Hunter
14. ‘New Moon (In Pisces Rework)’ – Tygapaw

Image credit: Joseph Kado 

ALWZ SNNY tugs at listeners’ heart strings with ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’

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ALWZ SNNY‘s signature is the fresh spin that he routinely places on his dance productions, frequently calling on his country roots and converging them with electro-pop to create head-turning conversions. He impresses this signature anew on his fourth single of 2021, “I Don’t Wanna Know,” a song with foundations in a Parisian coffee shop. “I began writing this song in a coffee shop in Paris [and] to this day, I still can’t figure out if it is a sad song or happy song,” Alwz Snny said of the successor to May’s “SNNYLAND.”

He elaborated,

“The original title was going to ‘Paris Nights,’ however I changed it to ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ after I finished writing it. Heartbreak is a part of life, but what is important is bouncing back from it. Always remember that good things fall apart so better things can come together!”

Arriving in tandem with an accompanying visual, “I Don’t Wanna Know” is preceded by “SNNYLAND,” “Stupid Love,” and “My Time.” View the official music video for “I Don’t Wanna Know” below.

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Supertaste propel ‘Super Classic’ EP rollout with ‘Spins’

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Imbued with indie-electronic sensibilities that tangle with light tempos, synth melodies, and instrumental texture, “Spins” is synth wave satisfaction that surfaces as the fourth snippet of Super Classic sound. Walking in the wake of “Super Classic“—with which Supertaste formalized their plans for the forthcoming EP—”Neon Prayer,” and “In Your Head,” “Spins” slips out of the Brooklyn-based production pair’s studio with poise. Exemplifying the sonic ethos of Supertaste’s sophomore EP—described by the duo as “Bon Iver, but make it disco”—in a silky three-minute and 33-second stint, “Spins” is available to stream below.

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Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, Subtronics head to Philadelphia for two-night run

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11 markets over 19 dates—this is the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour x Subtronics.

After kicking off in Yuba City, California on April 16, the live partnership between the Monster Energy Outbreak tour—established in 2011—and the Cyclops Recordings head will come to a peak in the “City of Brotherly Love” from July 23 – 24, when Subtronics can be caught on a two-night run at The Ave Live.

Although the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, which reigns as the largest national touring brand in the club and theater space, was initially conceptualized as a pod-driven initiative, Subtronics’ stints at The Ave Live mark the run’s return to a standard venue format. Cyclops Army can secure tickets to the first and second evenings of Subtronics’ takeover by clicking on the respective hyperlinks. Support is to be announced by show. Doors will open at 9:30 p.m. ET each night.

The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour x Subtronics alliance trails Subtronics’ recent four-single run, providing a platform for devotees to hear “House Party,” “Bar Mitzvah Disaster,” “Resist,” and “Bunker Buster,” among his 2020, mid-pandemic releases in a live setting. In the meantime, listeners can read Dancing Astronaut‘s interview with Subtronics here.

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No tricks, just treats: Escape Halloween unveils first phase of 2021 lineup featuring Zedd, Eric Prydz, Tchami, and more

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From October 29 – 30, Escape Halloween will spook Southern California with a lineup of 30-plus artists including Zedd, Tchami, Eric Prydz, Noisia, Baauer, KSHMR, DJ Snake, Loud Luxury, Ganja White Night, Lucii, and many, many more. The Halloween affair will feature a head-to-head performances from Doctor P and Funtcase, Machinedrum and Holly, and Loco Dice and Nicole Moudaber, while welcoming stage takeovers from Audiotistic, Basscon, Bassrush, and Factory 93.

Tickets to Escape Halloween will go on-sale at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT on July 9. And, with more artists soon to be added to the already-bustling experience, Insomniac‘s annual Halloween event is making a strong case for can’t-miss status.

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Kaleena Zanders commissions ‘RELOAD’ remixes from 12th Planet, Vindata, and more in honor of Black Music Month

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In honor of Black Music Month, Kaleena Zanders invited five Black producers—12th Planet, R3LL, Lee Wilson, KOIL, and Vindata—to remix “RELOAD,” which chronicles her experience with police brutality. Of the initiative, Zanders said,

“Even though dance music was created by queer Black folks, in today’s world, Black people have somehow taken a backseat in this genre, and it’s now more shocking than expected to see a Black person thriving in electronic music. My goal is to normalize seeing Black and BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and People of Color] people united in dance, and that through love and a conscious effort, more people like me will permeate this industry’s gates. Dance music must be an eclectic place where all races exist equally. Much love to 12th Planet, R3LL, Lee Wilson, KOIL, and Vindata for helping me push along this message.”

Each of the five remixers applies their own twist to Zanders’ original, culminating in a meeting of disco-house, Jersey Club, dubstep, tropical house, and deep house on RELOAD [reloaded]. Zanders’ remix package challenges dance artists—and their listeners—to think about injustice through the sonic medium. Stream RELOAD [reloaded] below.

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