Aphex Twin at the Summer NAMM trade show, the DEA’s hilarious guide to “rave parties” and Boiler Room promises to end abuse in the comments section.
Aphex Twin at the 2016 Summer NAMM Show. Aphex Twin had a booth at Summer NAMM to introduce his new Cheetah EP and display the rare British synth – a Cheetah MS800 – which was used to write the record, and the Cheetah Sweet Talker, a speech synthesiser for the Synclair ZX Spectrum computer. Check it out above.
Acoustic Drummers & Electronic Music. Reflecting on their 2015 Loop summit, where innovative drummers discussed their perspective on the evolving relationship between human drummers and electronic music, Ableton present a discussion of rhythm. Their feature covers playing with backing tracks or loops, playing “ahead of” or “behind” the beat versus strict quantisation, and how drummers generally think about the flow of musical time. Read it here.
Korg Legacy Collection Special Offer. For users of their controller products, Korg are offering 50% off the Legacy Collection of synth emulations, which includes the MS20, Polysix, Mono/Poly, M1 and Wavestation. The special offer is available for one week, starting from 27th of June and ending 4th of July. More info here.
The DEA’s Guide to “Rave Parties”. A Drug Enforcement Agency report on “Rave and Club Culture/Designer Drugs” has surfaced during investigation into the ambiguous relationship between the agency and “grandfather of ecstasy” Alexander Shulgin. The report is based on a presentation by a retired detective who had been “going to raves since 1992”. Find out more here.
Boiler Room to Police Comment Section Insults. Boiler Room have announced that they will be acting to police “transphobic, misogynistic, racist” comments in the comment sections of their live streams, explaining that they feel a responsibility to stand up for their “liberal values” after Nightwave called out those insulting her online as she DJed at a Boiler Room event in Paris. Find out more here.
Behind the Scenes of Eric Prydz’s New Live Show. Mashable take an exclusive look behind the scenes of EDM superstar Eric Prydz and his team’s journey to bring America an ambitious new live show, EPIC 4.0. Their video gives us a look at their preparation, the thought behind Prydz’s tracks and the life that he lives as one of the biggest DJs in the world. Watch above.
Oneman teams up with Patta for XOYO residency. To celebrate his 13-week residency at London’s XOYO, Oneman has teamed up with Dutch streetwear label Patta for some exclusive t-shirts which will be given to guest DJs and made available as competition prizes over the coming weeks. Check out the full list of guests at the residency here.