“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.
Ninja Tune are helping to put the finishing touches to Andrea Triana’s debut album, due out later this summer. Produced by Bonobo, Lost where I Belong is set to showcase the Red Bull Music graduate’s broad range of influences that take in everything from soul to broken beat and cinematic soundscapes. We also showcased Triana’s – more
Bush Tetra’s vocalist Cynthia Sley and sometime B-52s collaborator Pat Irwin are joining forces with filmmaker Rachel Dengiz to form a new band – Command V. Created after a chance meeting at a photography exhibition, the band have taken their individual interpretations of the no wave sound and created something pretty exciting. Sley is best – more
Diary of an extremely happy man, soundtracked by Married In Berdichev, WMX, Theologian, Gore Tech, Madden, and Pete Swanson. – more
New year, new favorite artist. But who did you vote as the most exciting additions to the musical landscape this year? Find out inside. – more