News Round-Up: 18/10/13
New Mopho, Kyle Hall’s guide to Detroit, porn soundtracks, and Snoop Dogg changes his name. Again.
Ohm Studio goes live. Ohm Force’s long-awaited collaborative DAW officially left the beta testing stage this week. Check it out here.
Stream Ryan Hemsworth’s debut album. Pitchfork present the Pokémon-loving Canadian sweatpant addict’s forthcoming Guilt Trips LP. Stream it here.
FabFilter announces new multi-band compression plugin. Pro-MB promises to make multi-band dynamics processing “intuitive yet powerful at the same time”. Check out the intro video below.
Boys Noize oversees Dance Mania tribute album. RA reports that Boysnoize Records will release A Tribute To Dance Mania next month.
Dave Smith announces Mopho SE. The special edition of DSI’s excellent Mopho Keys features a larger 44-key keyboard, the soft-touch knobs from the Prophet 12 and a new paint job. It goes on sale at the end of this month, priced at a very reasonable $949 (we expect that to translate to somewhere around £600-650 in the UK).
“It’s like a certain prestige to being a Detroit DJ… but at the same time you’re from this terrible city.” In the fourth and final instalment of the SUB.Culture Detroit series, Kyle Hall shows Thump around his home town. Check out the video below.
Stream Patrick Cowley’s porn soundtracks. The late disco legend best known for his 15-minute remix of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ (below) also recorded a catalogue of more experimental music, some of which was created as soundtracks to porn director John Coletti’s movies, collated on the forthcoming School Daze album. Stream the album courtesy of NPR.
Arturia teases new product release. The French synth and drum specialists will release something on October 25th. Any guesses?
Moogfest expanded to five days. DJ Mag reports that next year’s celebration of all things Moog – to be held in Asheville, North Carolina in late April – will be bigger and better than ever.
Read Bill Brewster’s sleevenotes to the Traxbox compilation. The DJ History man contributed the extensive sleevenotes to the recent exhaustive Trax Records box set. Check out the first instalment courtesy of Ransom Noted.
Snoop Dogg and Dâm-Funk discuss collaboration. Pitchfork spoke to the two Cali kindred spirits about their new project, due out on Stones Throw in December. Oh, and Snoop’s now known as Snoopzilla, “an offspring of Bootsy Collins” apparently. Well, it can’t be any worse than his Snoop Lion reggae project.