This section includes compiled posts from some of Lars Behrenroth's favorite (Deep) House and Tech blogs.
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Jun
26

Mad Zach How I Play Interview + Hour-Long Live Set

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mad-zach-live-how-i-playMad Zach just wrapped up a brief US tour and was kind enough to record a quick How I Play interview from behind the booth at his gig in Oakland, explaining how he uses his Midi Fighter Spectras, Twister, and Moogerfooger to perform a dynamic set. Watch the quick interview inside as well as a complete video of his hour-long set later that night.

Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/djtechtools/~3/NqEt_tm0SEk/

Jun
26

Martyn: The Air Between Words

Posted in // music feeds


The long awaited LP from Martyn, The Air Between Words, has left many wondering about what the future holds for Martijn Deykers... Will he continue to release his own productions, or leave it in the more than capable hands of his 3024 roster?Continue Reading >>

Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bodytonicmusic/~3/aISpdHMRqRk/

Jun
26

Carl Craig, King Britt reinterpret Bach for Red Hot

Posted in // music feeds

A new charity compilation, Red Hot + Bach, sees modern musicians take on the work of the German composer.

Read more: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=25320

Jun
26

SND reissue debut 12-inch Tplay

Posted in // music feeds

The landmark 1998 record will get an extensive re-release with five bonus tracks next week.

Read more: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=25318

Jun
26

Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 Synth Video Mega-Roundup; SH-101 Due July

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It’s the fourth and final piece in the AIRA puzzle: Roland’s AIRA SYSTEM-1 has finally appeared in finished form in the last few weeks, and is starting to arrive in dealer and user hands around the world.

Like the other AIRA models, the SYSTEM-1 is build around component modeling, new digital models of analog components. But whereas the TR-8 and TB-3 model the 808/909 and 303, respectively, the SYSTEM-1 initially ships with an all new synthesizer assembled from the sounds of its Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) models. For a Roland classic of yesteryear, we’ll be waiting until the end of July for the SH-101 PLUG-OUT to ship.

CDM will have more on PLUG-OUT, ACB, and that SH-101 model soon – as I think the SH-101 is really the key to whether you’d have this synth.

In the meantime, though, the SYSTEM-1 is an ultra-slim, compact synthesizer with lots of hands on controls (though no velocity sensitivity). In fact, that contrasts with the TB-3, which, while it sports a really lovely touch-enabled sequencer, limits control over synthesis to broad-strokes.

The SYSTEM-1 enters some fiercely competitive waters for inexpensive synth hardware. But it also fits nicely with the rest of the AIRA line, and it’s earning no less attention, even if it doesn’t have the “look, I’m a new 808″ draw of the TR-8. So, we’re pleased to offer a range of videos from around the world for your AIRA-gawking pleasure.

As usual, topping the bill are the intrepid lads of SonicState, out front with their hands-on review.

Markus Fuller hilariously takes the thing apart, to reveal the innards. No big surprises, but — yeah, FPGAs. (Very cool way of making hardware these days, and speeds up the development process.) He also does something really risky and unwise, and talks about the merits of digital versus analog. (ducks!)

Jim has a bit of a jam with one. As you’ll hear, it doesn’t really sound like an SH-101 out of the box – it’s a new synth. The good news is, quick access to preset slots for your own patches. And in keeping with the hardware workflow, he has a go of recording via the RC-300 BOSS LoopStation.

Of all the artist tracks, Nina Kraviz absolutely kills it, with a flight of acid-inflected techno. And she sings and breathes into the mic for extra bonus points.

More like what happens when I touch something is this wonderfully-weirdo jam by Matt Edwards, Mathew Jonson, and Vakula. The whole AIRA range really fits together nicely and lends itself to this kind of live jamming – hurrah, hurrah for hardware, when it comes to going live:

Nacho Marco has a go of his own track, re-instrumented for the synth. Hypnotic.

When unboxing causes you to trip out, psychedelic kaleidoscope style:

(What, that doesn’t happen to you?)

More my speed is this video, which is trance-tastic, especially with those lights. (Yeah, right now SYSTEM-1 is sounding very, very 90s to me.)

My favorite reviews really come in Japanese. I … can’t understand a word. But, you probably know exactly what’s going on. Comprehensive (and you hear a lot more of the raw sound of the thing):

One knob at a time seems to be the default way to review this stuff.

Lastly, while I hear AIRA also went to, um, Indiana, for retailer Sweetwater’s annual get-together, it was probably more fun to catch up with it at Detroit’s Movement Festival:

Finally, for the record:

You’re all pronouncing it wrong, fellow Westerners. (Except in Japan, where you have it exactly right.) My understanding is, it’s “Aye-Ra”, as in “aye aye, Captain,” not “error,” which is not a terrific name for a synth. Actually – scratch that. Error is a wonderful name for a synth, but it might need to be … glitchier.

It’s AYE – I – RA. Because it’s from Japan, and not England, and so that “AIR” isn’t pronounced “air.”

SYSTEM-1, meanwhile, sounds so much more awesome when mixed with Japanese. Nintendo DS + AIRA jam. Let’s make it happen.

Back in the world of English speakers, though:
http://www.roland.com/products/en/SYSTEM-1/

Stay tuned for when SYSTEM-1 and the full AIRA quartet – plus that SH-101 – land here in Berlin.

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The post Roland AIRA SYSTEM-1 Synth Video Mega-Roundup; SH-101 Due July appeared first on Create Digital Music.

Read more: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/06/roland-aira-system-1-synth-video-mega-roundup-sh-101-due-july/

Jun
26

Diagonal introduce Bronze Teeth

Posted in // music feeds

A new project from Dominic Butler and Richard Smith will appear on wax this month.

Read more: http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=25316

Jun
26

Henry Saiz – Reality Addendum (Natura Sonoris)

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With previous releases on Permanent Vacation, Sashas Last Night On Earth, Créme Organization, Bedrock, Balance, and his own label Natura Sonoris, Henry Saiz has become revered contributor to Madrid’s thriving electronic music scene. His body of work has lifted him up amongst the likes of fellow inhabitants John Talabot and Pional as an artist with a lucid creative vision capable of producing impassioned and awe-inspiring electronic music.

Using Natura Sonoris as the outlet, he released his previous LP ‘Reality Is For Those Who Are Not Strong Enough To Confront Their Dreams’ last year, an elongated excursion into a broad spectrum of colors and musical styles stamped with his own unique brand. A year later, Henry presents Reality Addendum; an artistic extension of this original LP that bears the same degree of variety and ardor in the form of a cohesive anthology of B-sides. Spread over 60 minutes, Reality Addendum bears flecks of House, Italo, Retro-Pop, Balearic and experimental Electronica and covers an expanse of emotions. Reality Addendum delves deeper into Reality Is For Those Who Are Not Strong Enough To Confront Their Dreams and provides a rousing soundtrack for brimful festival crowds.

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Artist:  Henry Saiz
Title:  Reality Addendum
Label:  Natura Sonoris
Catalog No.:  NS047

The post Henry Saiz – Reality Addendum (Natura Sonoris) appeared first on Music is 4 Lovers.

Read more: http://musicis4lovers.com/2014/06/henry-saiz-reality-addendum-natura-sonoris/

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