Huge holiday savings on music gear and software, Ben UFO profiled, David Guetta under fire for bank partnership, download a free Waves plugin, and Legowelt shines the spotlight on a forgotten synth.
Ben UFO at RBMA Tokyo. UK DJ and RinseFM resident Ben UFO started out playing dubstep on pirate radio station Sub FM in ’07 alongside Pangaea and Pearson Sound, with whom he also co-founded Hessle Audio. RBMA tells his story above, while Crack Magazine also contextualise his career in their profile.
David Guetta & Chase Bank Partnership Criticism. Pitchfork writer Philip Sherburne publicly criticises David Guetta‘s recent partnership with JP Morgan Chase, drawing attention to Rolling Stone‘s coverage of the bank’s misdeeds including “massive criminal securities fraud” and subsequent $9bn attempts to silence a whistleblower. Read it here.
James Lavelle on Nike, Mo’ Wax and the legacy of his creative collaborations. In build-up to the drop of Mo’ Wax and Nike’s clothing collaboration, which you can check out here, Gary Warnett chats to James Lavelle about how his relationship with Nike began with a CD in ’97, the conceptual intentions behind his branding choices and the cultural references in his shoe designs. Read it in full here.
A History of Dance Music Radio in Detroit. From radio DJ personalities The Electrifying Mojo and Lisa “Lisa Lisa” Orlando to a brief flurry of pirate radio stations, one of which was manned by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May – RBMA‘s feature recounts the rich history of dance music radio in the Motor City here.
Juju & Jordash: It’s All In Our Heads. Improvisation, insomnia, influences and the gruelling processes that go into recording a Juju & Jordash album are all topics for discussion as Juno Plus catches up with the Amsterdam duo for their insightful feature interview here.
Holiday Deals For Electronic Musicians. A number of the biggest and best pro audio companies including Ableton, iZotope, Native Instruments and many more are offering gear or software specials for the holidays. Note that these are limited-time specials – check out Synthtopia‘s guide to the best deals here.
NI’s Thanksgiving Special Offer. For five days only, save 50% on selected Komplete instruments and effects, the Maschine 2.1 software update, and Traktor Pro 2 here.
Free Waves plugin for Black Friday. OneKnob Pumper is designed to achieve an instant ducking effect, simulating sidechain compression, and saving you the need to route the kick track to the sidechain input of a compressor. Grab yourself a free Waves plugin here.
Legowelt gives an introduction to the Cheetah MS6. The multi-aliased producer, DJ and retro technology enthusiast Legowelt blogs about the semi-obscure analogue synth, built by the now-defunct Welsh company Cheetah. Check it out here.