“Naturally we are always looking for new things, new challenges, maybe even niches, because we want to do new things.” Those are the words of Robert Fehse of software company Sugar Bytes, and go some way in explaining the success of the small Berlin set-up which specializes in production plug-ins. Unlike many companies with their eye on the bottom line, Sugar Bytes is dedicated to catering to the niche user with programmes like Cyclop, Consequence or Turnado becoming key pieces of kit for the likes of Boys Noize, Mouse on Mars and Matthew Herbert.
According to the global trade group IFPI; mass online piracy is to be blamed for the ‘collapsing state of local music’. The IFPI-hosted invite-only event focused on media developments over the past year, with music tycoons from Warner Music Group International and Universal Music Group International, were present at the event. The Digital Music Report – more
British house producer Wbeeza, who we featured as in our Ones to Watch column last month, is about to drop his debut album on Third Ear Recordings. Having released three EP’s already for the label, Void is a collection of previously unreleased gems from the Peckham based producer. Vinly fans may be dissapointed though, as – more
They’re back! Germany’s kinda hip-hop / rave / dAdA outfit Deichkind have just released their new single ‘Illegale Fans’ which is taken from the upcoming album Befehl von ganz unten, which will be out on February 10th 2012. While the video clip is a collage of YouTube culled CCTV footage with some of the images – more
Now that leather harnesses are sub-mainstream accessories, can we look forward to the social fetishization of medical jewelry as well? Editor Daniel Jones hopes so. – more