Long Reads

Making A Synth From Scratch – Sonicware Liven 8bit warps

Creating a new synthesizer is a long journey full of challenges, deadlines and pressures. We talked with Japanese boutique instrument company Sonicware about the process behind the making of their new synthesizer, Liven 8bit warps.

Sound System Revolution

Marcus K. Dowling takes a look at the influence of West Indian sound system culture on the birth of the…

The Revolution Will Be Digitised: 25 Years Of The MP3

The 14th July 2020 is the 25th birthday of the MP3. We spoke with artist and curator Dr John Kannenberg…

Do DAWs Really Have Their Own Sound?

We attempt to answer the question that has plagued music production for years: do DAWs sound the same or do they indeed imprint a sonic signature on your music?

From Pedals To Plugins: A History Of Modulation Effects

The history of modulation effects is long and fascinating, stretching from the electromechanical devices of the 1940s up to our ultra-modern digital plugins.

Unlikely Moments In Dance Music History

Dance music and DJ history has been driven by disruptive technologies, revolutionary movements and pioneering people. We look at few…

Respect: How Black Artists Changed The Way We Hear

We pay tribute to the Black Artists who changed the way we hear dance music.

Always Listening: Behind the Scenes at Audio-Technica

We go behind the scenes at Audio-Technica’s Tokyo headquarters to learn more about the company’s dedication to…

How Berliners Are Coping With COVID-19

We spoke to five Berlin-based individuals who work across the music industry as DJs, promoters, event managers and artists…

Wrong-Speeding: A Brief History of Records That Sound Good At The Wrong Speed

We looked into the history of DJs playing records at the wrong speed, with a little help from LTJ Bukem…

What Will DJing Look Like in Ten Years?

Around the turn of the year, it seemed everyone in dance music was looking back at the last ten years…

Back To The Old School, Again (Pt 2)

Following on from part-one of our ‘Back To The Old School, Again’ article, we thought it would be interesting…

Back To The Old School, Again (Pt 1)

Hardcore rave from the early 90s is often derided, but there were plenty of important innovations happening within those records…

Manila: Music is the Answer To Keep on Moving

As the club raids continue and the death toll rises as part of President Duterte’s ongoing drug war, Liz…

Champions of Change: Carl Craig and the Chineke! Orchestra on their Royal Albert Hall performance

Carl Craig and Chi-chi Nwanoku of the Chineke! Orchestra explain to Attack how and why their collaboration is another…

Exploring a World of Sound with Erica Synths’ Girts Ozolinš

The Erica Synths founder talks about his native Riga, Latvia as a hub for both tech and electronic music instrument…

How Social Media is Changing Music

This is part two in our conversation around the impact of social media on electronic music, which explores how social…

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