Thomas Bangalter’s 909 for sale. Elektron Octatrack mk2 announced. Rare Legowelt footage unearthed.
Read on. A new book, INRUSSIA, shines a light on the little-known 90s rave scene of St Petersburg. i-D have extracts that reveal how it inspired fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy, here.
Wax on. Sony are to open a new vinyl pressing plant in Japan to keep up with demand. Read about it, and about the resurgence in vinyl sales around the world, in the Guardian.
Come on! Heavyweights Mike Banks, Theo Parrish and Omar-S have reportedly been in talks with Detroit mayor Mike Duggan about how the city should be celebrating its techno history. RA have more details.
Dream on. Fans of vintage analogue gear might want to check out this Facebook group which is auctioning off Daft Punk man Thomas Bangalter’s Roland TR-909 to the highest bidder. Check it out in action above.
Elektr-on. An updated version of the Elektron Octatrack has been announced with new dedicated buttons for faster workflow, a higher grade OLED screen and more features. The unit will go on sale in August, priced at €1449/$1349. Find out more here.
Rave on. Synth wizard Legowelt has unearthed a video of him playing live in The Hague in 1998. Watch it here.
On and on and on. Noiiz are starting an unlimited, royalty-free sample and presets download service in July. Read about it here.
One off. Limited advance tickets for this year’s BPM PRO show at the NEC are available for a short time, priced at £15, here.