“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.
Apple recently disclosed that the invention of the iPod is not actually theirs. British inventor Kane Kramer actually drew up the first outline of the iPod in 1979, which at that time was named the IXI. However, Kane was sadly unable to raise the £60,000 needed to renew patents and thus the innovative technology became – more
Munk, aka Mathias Modica, is the one-man disco machine that has been pleasing dance, funk and electro fans across the world with own musical output genre shaping productions and via his cult label Gomma Records – a Teutonic DFA in waiting. His latest EP Mondo Vagabondo sees him in fine fettle channelling two parts summer breeze – more
So the new Björk album Biophilia. There’s an app for that. There’s a regular music release coming out. There are loads of interesting articles on the concept of inter-galactic travelling and its technical execution. There are remixes by fellow collaborator and
Brendan Moeller syncs up his his deep, dark banger of a track with a live recording of a 50’s vibrophone orchestra and dancers in a horse costume. – more