“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.
If you find yourself missing the days of carefree dance music in the warm sun, RxGibbs might just be the perfect solution. Young Michigan producer Ron Gibbs is the latest signing from Cascine, home to other optimistic young faces like Pandr Eyez, Chad Valley and Jensen Sportag. Stream and download the lush title track from – more
The experimental attitude of Benjamin Stefanski aka Raffertie fits well into the Ninja Tune world, balancing between the texture expeditions and the dancefloor smasher tunes. His new release the Mass Appeal EP is out now, following his label debut Visual Acuity from earlier this month. Raffertie, as a contrast generator, divided his new music pack – more
Hailing from London, Sara Atalar and Joni Juden share a similar grasp of sentiment. Working together under the banner of Visions Of Trees, the pair first became known as remixers. Now the time has come for their sophomore release, following the amazing ‘Sometimes It Kills’/‘No Flag’ from earlier this year. We are more than happy – more
My introduction to Russ Yallop was through one song, but I have the feeling that will be a case for a lot of other people too. Apparently a friend of Jamie Jones et al, he has released music on Leftroom and Mothership as Rustie James but it is his latest record – on Damian Lazuras’ – more