Flying Lotus Q&A, The Story of a Sample, Ibiza’s biggest records of the summer and Octave Minds’ symphonic debut.
Skew and Satirist Eaten Alive. An audiovisual experience and collaboration between Japanese video artist Itaru Yasuda and noise-techno duo Skew & Satirist entitled ‘Eaten Alive’. Skew & Satirist is a collaboration between Max Cooper and Gareth Williams. “We both worked with our own setup simultaneously, feeding the result together into a common mixer… One of the main features of the track is a feedback matrix we created by accident which ran out of control.” Stream above.
Novation Audiohub Revealed. Novation‘s first audio interface, the Audiohub, brings together a compact audio interface, with Focusrite-quality sound inside, and a USB hub. Included are three USB ports, two RCA inputs and two RCA outputs, plus independent level controls and super loud headphone outputs for performing live. Check it out here.
Listen to Octave Minds’ Symphonic Debut. Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) and virtuoso pianist Chilly Gonzales create an electrifying musical fusion in their self-titled debut Octave Mind, which you can stream in full via Dazed here.
The Story of a Sample. Philip Sherburne traces the fascinating history of a mysterious bird sample now found all over dance music in classic tracks like ‘Pacific State’ and ‘Sueño Latino’, all the way up to modern pop hits like Nicky Manaj‘s ‘Anaconda’. Read Pitchfork‘s feature here.
Fred P: I can feel it. A New York artist, producer and curator of Soul People Music who is considered a “a genius” by Levon Vincent, RA find out what’s behind the emotionally loaded sound of Fred P aka Black Jazz Consortium in their feature interview here.
Ibiza’s Biggest Records. Defected Records identifies 10 records that stood out from the crowd this season, stating that “while this is by no means a definitive list, it should give you a good idea of the kind of tracks that have been dominating the White Isle over the last few months.” Read here.
Goldie Charts D&B History. On KnowWave‘s show GameChangers, Goldie is interviewed about the many innovations of the UK’s original drum and bass scene, how the music got made as well as the conception, development and evolution of the scene that he and his label Metalheadz continue to spearhead. Stream above.
Machine Love: Peverelist and Kowton. RA discovers the no-nonsense working methods behind one of UK club music’s best collectives, Livity Sound, which serves as both the record label and the live performance moniker of Peverelist, Kowton and Asusu. Find their interview and Machine Love session here.
New Akai Rhythm Wolf demo video released. A short demo of Akai‘s new drum machine, sequencer & bass synth combo The Rhythm Wolf. Its 100% analogue signal path provides selectable waveforms, a filter and drums including fully tweakable kick, snare, open and closed hi-hat, and accent percussion sounds. Watch it in action above.