News Round-Up: 28/6/13
Our weekly review of the latest news in music and tech. This week: Daft Punk remix themselves, Arturia announces Pro Tools 11 compatibility with AAX Updater and Maya Jane Coles’ debut album is available to stream.
Daft Punk remix Daft Punk. ‘Get Lucky’ is the first track from Random Access Memories to get a dancefloor-friendly makeover from Thomas and Guy-Man themselves. The result is… well, you be the judge. Stream the full thing via Spotify or a watch the 47-second video promo below:
Dubstep is dead. Or is it? With Skream being misquoted as decrying the genre in the Daily Star and dubstep bookings plummeting, Noisey discusses whether dubstep has really had its day, or is just readjusting back to its origins in “creativity and sweat infused raves”?
Wave Alchemy releases Drum Fills & Builds. A new collection of drum fills, builds and percussive add-on loops, spread across three tempos (70, 105, 126 BPM). Download the free taster here or buy the full pack here for £11.95.
Maya Jane Coles’ debut album available to stream. Maya Jane Coles’ slow-burn, bass-heavy LP Comfort is jointly released next week on her own label I/AM/ME and Kobalt, but is streaming now on Pitchfork Advance.
Arturia adds Pro Tools AAX compatibility to plugins. Users can run AAX Updater to convert all Arturia software instruments to 64-bit AAX format, ready to run as plugins within Pro Tools 11. You can download the AAX Updater for free here.
Dego shares another eloquently named mix. Former 4hero man Dennis McFarlane, better known as Dego, shares his ‘don’t have chairs that look nice but are not comfortable to sit in’ mix – 44 minutes of his signature ‘electro soul’ vibe.
Amazon’s AutoRip launched in Europe. AutoRip automatically adds MP3s of CD (and more recently vinyl) purchases made via Amazon onto the user’s Amazon Cloud Player account. More than 350,000 records are reportedly already available with the AutoRip function. Read more here.
Moderat to premiere album at Eastern Electrics. The Apparat + Modeselektor supergroup will perform the world premiere of their album Moderat ‘II’ live at Eastern Electrics to coincide with the album’s release. Watch Moderat babble about making music, children and history below.
Xbox Music app will turn websites into playlists. At a press event before the Xbox Music for Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft revealed a feature that scans a webpage for artists’ names, songs and other musical information to pull together a playlist in Xbox Music. It’s assumed this feature will be available by the time the final version of Windows 8.1 launches. Read more on the Xbox Music redesign here.