Synths, Samplers & More: the Best of NAMM 2017

As this year’s instalment of the winter NAMM show draws to a close, we pick out our highlights of…

Phil Weeks

The Parisian hardware aficionado shows us around his studio.…

Flabaire

“Where can you hear my music? At the shoe section of your local department store.” Parisian DJ, producer and Seinfeld…

News Round-Up 20/1/17

William Onyeabor, 1946-2017. Mind and Percolate to present panel on mental health in music. Simon Reynolds on activist writer…

Leaks, Rumours & Hype: What to Expect at NAMM 2017

The annual winter NAMM trade show in California is undoubtedly the busiest time of the year for new gear releases…

The Future of Disco: Sean Brosnan on UK Club Culture’s Fight Back in 2017

Having recently released the latest in his outstanding Future Disco compilation series, Needwant boss Sean Brosnan lays out a vision…

808 House Beat with Liquid Rhythm

In the latest Beat Dissected, we construct an electro-tinged house beat using Roland TR-808 samples.…

U-he Repro-1

U-he’s latest synth plugin is an emulation of an early 80s classic. Jonny Strinati puts it to the…

Mixes Of The Week: 16/1/17

This week’s top mixes include Craig Richards’ Old-Meets-New RA Mix, Dekmantel’s favourite selectors of 2016 and…

News Round-Up: 13/1/17

Moby laughs off invitation to play at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Ball. Mad Mike opens up about Underground Resistance’s…

2016: The Year In Gear

As 2016 draws to a close, we look back on the year’s developments in music technology.…

Djebali

Djebali shows us around the beautiful Paris studio where he created his new album.…

Mixes Of The Week: 9/1/17

This week’s top mixes include a classic Oneohtrix Point Never set, Serena Jara’s mix for “scary girls”, and…

News Round-Up: 6/1/17

How Panasonic turned its back on DJs with the reissued Technics SL-1200. Laurent Garnier awarded French Legion of Honour…

The Secrets of Dance Music Production: Lo-Fi Sound

This tutorial is a short excerpt from our new book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, which is available to…

Positive Feedback: Moodmusic’s Sasse on Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age

Moodmusic boss Sasse discusses how he learned to make music and how he’s passing on his knowledge to the…

Cinthie

“I’m gonna make you dance, baby!” Beste Modus boss and house all-rounder Cinthie introduces herself.…

Mixes Of The Week: 2/1/17

This week’s top mixes include Claude VonStroke showcasing his new hip-hop project, Ben Sims’ Essex Rascals Special, Fred…

Mixes Of The Week: 19/12/16

This week’s top mixes include Pure Blazing House with DJ Boring, no-nonsense stuff from Neville Watson and Helena…

Elektron Analog Heat

Elektron move into effects with an expensive but beautifully designed stereo distortion unit. Greg Scarth finds out what it can…

News Round-Up: 23/12/16

Discover the story of Bloc. Erica Synths release Pico System 1. Legowelt releases latest issue of his cyberzine.…

Christian Nielsen

“The easiest way to make it in the music industry? What’s the fun in easy?” Danish house producer Christan…

Attack Releases The Secrets of Dance Music Production Book

Attack’s first book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, is available now via the all-new Attack Store.…

Butane

In our occasional video series, artists present a series of clips to introduce us to their interests outside music. This…

News Round-Up: 15/12/2016

SoundCloud announces that DJ mixes will no longer be taken down. Tim Exile celebrates five years of Flow with a…

Resampled Pads with Spitfire Audio Tundra & Ableton Simpler

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Facilitating Music: Robert Ames on Working with Justice, Actress & Radiohead

The London Contemporary Orchestra conductor discusses working with Actress and Justice, fusing classical music with dance and why conductors might…

Realistic Analogue Synths in NI Massive

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Mixes Of The Week: 12/12/16

This week’s top mixes include a rare MF DOOM mix for Solid Steel Radio, five hours of eclectic selections…

News Round-Up: 9/12/16

Watch a new video on the roots of house music. Protecting DIY spaces in the wake of the Ghost Ship…

ARP Odyssey Module

ARP’s iconic 70s synth becomes a desktop module. Greg Scarth explains why it demonstrates how specifications only ever tell…

Novation Circuit v1.4

Novation’s groovebox has been steadily upgraded since its introduction last year. Greg Scarth finds out what the latest firmware…

Sean Moriguchi

“If you like the sound of heavy post-production on dodgy home recordings with various Japanese and German synths you…

Wavetable Pads with UVI Falcon

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Juan Maclean

“I love noise. When I hear hum, white noise and distortion I’m very happy.” Juan Maclean goes in-depth…

Tech-House Bass With U-he Repro-1

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Mixes Of The Week: 5/12/16

This week’s top mixes include a Trip label mix, Bok Bok x Dazed, Jackmaster & Jasper James live from…

News Round Up: 2/12/2016

Colonel Abrams passes away. New clones of classic Roland drum machines released. Aphex Twin announces first UK show since 2012…

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