London Mayor Sadiq Khan Responds to “Save Fabric” Petition, Nicolas Jaar Launches Online Radio Network, and Lightning Strikes Berghain.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan Responds to “Save Fabric” Petition. With London nightclub fabric closed indefinitely following the suspected drug deaths of two young club-goers on its premises, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded to a petition begun to “save London’s nightlife, stop the closure of fabric” before its licence is reviewed by Islington Borough Council. Read the statement and find out more here. Sign the petition before September 6th here.
Nicolas Jaar Launches Online Radio Network. Other People boss Nicolas Jaar brings an end to his label’s weekly subscription service, but has launched an online radio network named The Network, possibly as a lead up to a new release, via his label’s website. The details of each station’s programming are unclear, but users are allowed to pick a channel between 0 and 333 and listen to content. Check it out here, and read Jarr’s explanatory statement here.
Lightning Strikes Berghain. “Never saw so many topless girls and boys in a club,” says the DJ playing as legendary Berlin nightclub Berghain was struck by lightning over the weekend, triggering a series of technical failures: turning the sound off for some minutes, shutting the air conditioning down completely, and bringing the emergency lighting on for three hours, but “nobody left the dancefloor”. Find out more here.
The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things. For electronic musicians working to emulate the synth-heavy sounds composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E for Netflix hit Stranger Things, Reverb.com has created a video dedicated to taking a deeper look at some of its most memorable themes, using a Roland Juno-6 and Minimoog Model D to reproduce the sounds. Watch above.
Spitfire Audio’s Vintage Keys. Spitfire Audio introduces new sampled keyboard classics to their Producer Portfolio series. North 7 Vintage Keys is a rendering of four 60s and 70s vintage keyboard classics, played by session supremo Sean Hargreaves and recorded by engineer extraordinaire Simon Changer. Listen above and find out more here.
New M-Audio Interfaces and MIDI Keyboard. M-Audio has announced the immediate availability of their high-performance and intuitive M-Track C-Series 2X2 and 2X2M recording/monitoring interfaces, which provide the ability to produce 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings, and their CTRL49, a new keyboard providing advanced control of virtual instruments and DAWs via a full-colour high-resolution 4.3-inch screen and seamless software integration. Find out more here.
Music Innovators ROLI Acquire FXpansion. Music technology innovators ROLI, whose touch-responsive instrument the Seaboard has been acclaimed as “the future of the keyboard”, have acquired renowned makers of software instruments FXpansion, explaining that the ROLI team will integrate its technologies, creating “a new class of digital instruments that are more expressive and versatile than anything before”.