“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’re missing summer the way we are, the newest single from Sleigh Bells is going to make you very happy indeed. ‘Born To Lose’, the first taste of their sophomore album Reign Of Terror, is a screaming, waltzing anthem to heavy emotions and heavy thrashing. While we may still be stuck waiting for the – more
Is the paranormal real? What’s it like to play live in Mexico City? Flipping out or chilling out? Ten questions and ten answers with Edd Gibson of Friendly Fires. – more
Ekoplekz is a cardinal force on Bristol‘s electronic music scene. Intense, freestyle live performances, dark and jagged beats; Ekoplekz makes music entirely manually. The result is wildly experimental, rambunctious and fractured. It’s a passionate ode to early electronic music and proof that Bristol is still one of Britain’s most exciting music cities. Bristol has always – more
From the swaying coos and house-inspired synths of “Painful Like” to the soaring and bittersweet piano-led melancholia of “Home”, you get the feeling that you’re being spoken to directly from the heart. – more