Techniques Of Early Electronic Music

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In his latest video, synthesist Hainbach takes a hands-on look at techniques of early electronic music.

Hainbach demonstrates some of these ‘lost’ techniques, using vintage oscillators under hand control, layering sound on tape, tape editing and tape effects and more. Then, in ‘Against The Clock’ fashion, he makes an electronic piece live.

Video Summary:

“I was asked by Goethe Institut Tokyo and Gebrüder Teichmann to do a talk on early electronic music techniques, with a special focus on Stockhausen and the WDR. I had no idea how I could present the results of my research in a fun way until the morning it was due, when a friend asked me to connect the dots of what I was doing. What a better way then to create a piece, like I do on my channel anyway?

Using techniques by Stockhausen and others at the WDR Studio, I assembled a piece with audience help in an “Against The Clock” fashion.

I held this talk at Superbooth22, thanks to everyone at the stage, sound, light and film crew for making this recording.”

New Eurorack Module Features 200 Effects In 14HP

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Happy Nerding has introduced FX AID Pro, a new Eurorack module that packs 200 effects into 14HP.

Features:

  • OLED screen shows current effect’s number, name and its three parameters
  • 200 onboard effects which can be arranged in any order via online editor https://fxaid.app/pro
    instant switching of the effects or seek then activate option
  • stereo input level control
  • SRR input can also be routed to parameters 1-3 or effect selection
  • advanced internal lfo which can be routed to the Sample Rate, parameters 1-3 or effect selection
  • manual control of the Sample Rate with one click for default position
  • 10 user storable presets with handy indicator lines for each stored parameter
  • screensaver with 1, 10, 30, 60 minutes options
  • easy update by playing wav file, level indicator for proper volumes matching
  • 14 HP size

Pricing and Availability

The FX Aid Pro is expected too be available in one month for 330 USD or 300 Euro+VAT

REZZ unlocks fknsyd-assisted ID, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’

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Sweet dreams are indeed made of this. Fresh on the heels of her electrifying set at EDC Las VegascircuitGROUNDS under the early morning moonlight on May 23, comes REZZ‘s highly anticipated festival ID. The intoxicating rendition of the Eurythmics‘ 1983 classic, “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This),” is REZZ’s second all-time collaboration with Floridian vocalist, Dancing Astronaut Artist to Watch in 2022 fknsyd. The pair previously joined forces on 2021’s “Let Me In,” the final single from REZZ’s fourth studio album, Spiral, released in November 2021.

Dispatched via RCA Records, REZZ and fknsyd’s crowd favorite ID is now streaming everywhere. Take a worthwhile listen to a revamped “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” below.

Featured image: REZZ/Instagram

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Anti Up’s highly anticipated single ‘Chromatic’ hits streaming platforms

Anti Up’s highly anticipated single ‘Chromatic’ hits streaming platformsAnti Up

Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo are quite the duo when it comes to creating unique, never-before-heard sounds in the house music domain. First identified by Dancing Astronaut, “Chromatic” debuted during Chris Lake’s February 26 at Skyline Festival in Los Angeles. Out now via Atlantic Records, “Chromatic” marks Anti Up’s first release of 2022, following 2021’s “Something’s about to go down,” and surfaces as the potential fourth single from their debut album, previously put on hold.

“Chromatic’s” sing-along-friendly lyrics, mixed with energetic risers and room-filling kick drums, provide the framework for an early house Song of the Year contender. The latest Anti Up single has already seen enormous support at Ultra Music Festival and Coachella, receiving play out from Fisher, ACRAZE, and John Summit back-to-back Dom Dolla.

Stream “Chromatic” below.

Featured image: Anti Up

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San Pacho debuts on hau5trap—stream ‘Pride’

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On January 31, San Pacho entered the dance/electronic release ring, his debut mau5trap single, “Pieces Of Me” featuring Avacar, in hand. Just a little over three months later, San Pacho finds himself in deadmau5‘s orbit once more, the occasion, “Pride.”

The Croatian tastemaker’s first hau5trap outing, “Pride” is a four-on-the-floor fireball that derives some of its power from its slick vocal sample and kick drums. It’s a production with clear club presence, but more than that, it’s ample support for San Pacho’s deserved status as one of house’s more dynamic ears.

“Pride” trails April’s “Amor,” a Latin-infused cut that can be considered a sister production to San Pacho and Matroda‘s August 2021 single, “La Pasion.” Stream San Pacho’s latest below.

Featured image: San Pacho/Instagram

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Beirut Synthesizer Center at Superbooth, on sharing and music in times of crisis

What good is music and music technology in moments of crisis and trauma? Beirut Synthesizer Center co-founders talk about just that – and how much it has meant to those not specializing in music as well as those who do. Now as this project grows, they’ve also had a chance to learn how to make projects effective and sustainable – lessons worth sharing in your part of the world, too.

It was really a pleasure to moderate this panel at Superbooth, especially after the chance to play with these folks in Germany and Lebanon in April, so I’m glad now you can watch even if you weren’t with us here in Berlin.

And there’s a movement on to treat music technology in newly open and shared ways. It’s no accident that synth libraries and other sharing schemes are popping up all over the place – Beirut was even inspired by an initiative in Prague. (Meet the Czech-Lebanese connection!) Now this week in Berlin, we got to welcome Give Something Back to Berlin, which has produced both an open school and open studio space catering to refugees (from Syria to Ukraine and beyond) and other marginalized groups who may have unequal access.

From Beirut Synth Center, Bana Haffar, Elyse Tabet, Ziad Moukarzel, and Hany Manja join – they’re all wonderful humans and musicians, too. And they talk about the program, what it’s meant, and also how they’re sustaining it:

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Photos by Maria Mouk.

For more information:

https://www.instagram.com/beirutsynthcenter/

https://linktr.ee/beirutsynthcenter

Over in Czechia:

http://www.zvukpraha.cz/synthlibraryprague/

The exchange program I got to be a part of in April:

BEIRUT x BERLIN [Your Mom’s Agency]

And previously:

Jubilee and DJ Holographic remix Majorettes’ ‘House Amazing’ on new EP: Listen

Jubilee and DJ Holographic feature on a new remix EP for Marjorettes.

Majorettes, the trio comprised of New York’s The Carry Nation and Justin Cudmore, have invited the two US artists to remix their summer 2021 track ‘House Amazing’. The remixes come off the back of other remixes of their tracks in recent months by Bézier, Sister Zo and Ariel Zetina

Both new remixes are out today (Friday, 27th May), and can be listened to below.

DJ Holographic appears among the nominees for this year’s DJ Mag Best Of North America awards, picking up a nod for Best Compilation for her Planet E-released ‘Detroit Love Vol. 5’.

Revisit DJ Holographic’s DJ Mag

Jubilee and DJ Holographic remix house collective Majorettes on new EP: Listen

Jubilee and DJ Holographic have been enlisted to feature on a new remix EP for Marjorettes.

The trio, comprised of New York’s The Carry Nation and Justin Cudmore, have invited the two US artists to remix their summer 2021 track ‘House Amazing’.

Jubilee and DJ Holographic’s remixes for the trio come off the back of other remixes of their tracks in recent months by Bézier, Sister Zo and Ariel Zetina. 

Both new remixes are out today (Friday, 27th May), and can be listened to below.

DJ Holographic appears among the nominees for this year’s DJ Mag Best Of North America awards, picking up a nod for Best Compilation for her Planet E-released ‘Detroit Love Vol. 5’.

Goldi returns in textured fashion with ‘Rose Tinted’

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“Grow your own wings and you can just keep on flying.” This vocal sample, positioned in the intro of Goldi‘s first single since July 5, 2021, “Rose Tinted,” is an apt description of what the Chicago native is doing through the Goldi project: growing his own wings.

A pivotal step forward for the producer and songwriter born Pierce Colbert, “Rose Tinted” is the vehicle through which some new elements of Goldi’s branding debut. In the context of his catalog, “Rose Tinted” is only Goldi’s third all-time single, but in its spryness and sound design is the promise of a blossoming career poised to enjoy prominence. A textured and mellifluous rush of sound, “Rose Tinted” will appeal to audiences that gravitate towards instrumental dance/electronic and, particularly, ODESZA.

At its core, Goldi sound is a kinetic amalgamation of inspiration taken from different genres, decades, and even regions. The artist project has roots in Colbert’s early ardor for music, catalyzed by YouTube’s early boom and influenced by 2000’s video game soundtracks. Inspired by an eclectic assortment of acts, including N.E.R.D., Fall Out Boy, and Daft Punk, Colbert has won praise from industry fixtures like NGHTMRE, SLANDER, Ookay, and Hekler. Assuredly, he’s one to watch, and the justification for his recognition as such can be found below.

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D Double E shares video for new single, ‘Roll Up’: Watch

D Double E has shared a brand new track, ‘Roll Up, alongside a video for the song.

Produced by Swindle, the new track is lifted from the UK artist’s forthcoming EP, ‘Bluku! Bluku! 2’. Comprised of seven track, the EP is the successor to 2011’s ‘Bluku! Bluku!’ EP. 

In addition to ‘Roll Up’, the release includes recent Chip-featuring track ‘G’s Only’, as well as a cut with Novelist, produced by D Double E himself. The full EP is out on 1st July.

‘Roll Up’ sees the UK rapper namecheck the likes of Chabuddy G, Chaka Khan and Christian Louboutin. The video, which you can watch below, was filmed in the smoking room of a mansion, and depicts D Double E, as well as various well dressed guests, partying through to the early hours.

D Double E recently had a track featured on the soundtrack for this year’s FIFA 2022 video game.