Denon DJ announces full Serato integration. Splice announces iZotope upgrades as rent to own. Nina Kraviz faces backlash on Twitter. Ableton reveals the full lineup for Loop 2020. Tresor’s owner to open a new club.
Upgrading with rent to own. Splice has announced, that for the first time, iZotope’s latest Ozone 9 and Neutron 3 are now available through their rent-to-own model for the same monthly price that users are already paying. With 32 offerings currently available in the rent-to-own marketplace including popular products such as Serum and Movement, the rent-to-own model helps producers looking to spread payments. iZotope need little introduction to Attack readers: their Ozone plugin has become one of the most popular full suite mastering plugins on the market. Both tools are available now as a bundle starting at $14.99/month or separately for $9.99/month. More here.
The wait is over. Having been announced back at NAMM in January, Denon DJ has now released the full implementation of Serato with Denon DJ’s Prime hardware: The Prime 4, SC5000 M Prime and SC5000. This full-scale integration is another big step for Denon DJ who has shown tremendous growth in a market traditionally dominated by stalwarts Pioneer DJ. Check out if it’s the “ultimate controller” for you over on their site or kop the launch video below.
Loop 2020. Ableton has released the second round of artists participating at Loop 2020. The next edition of Loop sees the festival return to its spiritual home in Berlin and you have until November 4th to register for a pass. Artists just announced include Electronic Drone Choir, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Kyham Allai. Loop 2020 will also feature a nighttime event on Saturday, April 25th in Tresor and OHM nightclubs. More here.
DJ Faces – A Journey Through House Music. Twelve years in the making, over 100 portraits, 1000s of miles covered worldwide and one joint delicately rolled for Moodymann – DJ Faces is the definitive dance music family photo album. This beautiful coffee table book is now available from Attack and we’re the only people to have in in the UK. It makes for the ultimate Xmas present. Read the full interview with its creator Jos Kottmann here.
Tech Dissect. Saffron Music, a not-for-profit label and artist development program aimed at teaching women the skills necessary to empower them in traditionally male spaces, has announced Tech Dissect. The event is being held next Saturday November 9th at Spitfire Audio in London. Entrants must identify as female or non-binary and over 16. The day includes making modular techno presented by Moog, creative coding, music mastering, a conversation with Hannah Peel and more. For more information and tickets visit their website.
It’s more than a hairdo. In case you missed it, a row played out on Twitter this past week and is part of a much bigger debate. Nina Kraviz, after posting (now deleted) photos of her new cornrow hairdo seemingly came unstuck in response to the overwhelming backlash to the post. Two great articles have surfaced (plus a huge amount of online debate) as a result. Firstly this excellent piece by Marissa Malik and then this from Ash Lauryn. Both well worth a read. RA have summarised the whole discussion here.
Dimitri from Westphalia. Dimitri Hegemann, best known as the founder of Tresor is opening a new club in Westphalia. Originally from the region, he has called it a “dream come true” on his Facebook page. It’s likely this will be a dream come true for most of the locals also. Opening date TBC.
Online eternity. Red Bull Music Academy has shared its full archive of lectures and editorial. After having announced earlier this year that RBMA was to shut down, the company which fully shut yesterday, has launched a searchable archive of lectures. Some of these are some of the best dance music content you’ll ever read/ watch. Cancel your weekend plans and get stuck in here.