“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.
Wu-Tang Clan’s influence on modern music is undeniable; from Lil Wayne’s swagger across the stage to Mos Def’s melodic hip-hop stylings. But even beyond that, RZA’s immense production skills that have defined a generation of hip hop artists. Reinterpreted, imitated and broken down is the best way to hear Wu-Tang and one of the best – more
Little is known of this ominously-named trio, though I hear they like to work into the dead of night and are fond of bedroom beats. They have been working double time recently to produce finer remixes and more original tracks, their production is now more pristine than it’s ever been. They are currently signed to – more
Ninja Tune recently released images of their highly-anticipated Amon Tobin Boxset, and we’re truly floored by the beautiful packaging. Created by the London-based design team Oscar & Ewan, the massive packaging is based around the aesthetics of flower presses. Undo the bolts and open it up, however, and you’re treated to not only seven CDS – more
Blur, yes Blur, have released a new single in support of Record Store Day which took place last Saturday. Limited to 1000 7″ vinyl copies, the song – Fool’s Day – is also available as a free download from the bands website. Record Store Day is an annual event aimed at promoting local independent record – more