“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.
Manchester’s Damu is putting the final touches his debut album which will be released later this year – November 7th to be precise on the closest thing he has to a home label; Keysound. With just three releases under his belt so far – a brace of EPs and a split 12″, Damu has nailed – more
We love you, France. You always seem to churn out the most fun electropop around. While performer Rikslyd may be originally Norwegian-based, her current city of Paris and associations with other underground pop divas like Butterclock make her (in our eyes anyway) an official part of the modern French Wave of Weird. We’re pleased to – more
“Let’s do this thing” is a bad-ass phrase my cool uncle used when I was a kid. He’d hook his thumbs in his jean pockets or maybe his belt and say it in a really serious way, like a movie cop. He had a bald spot that I’ll probably have one day myself. Let’s do – more
Micachu, a.k.a Mika Levi is a 21-year old musician from the UK. Her debut album “Jewellery”, produced by influential electronic musician Matthew Herbert and released on Rough Trade, was tipped by many critics to become the album of the year. She performs live with the band The Shapes. How would you define the music that – more