“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 someone said “Franco-Teutonic beats”, what would be your first thought? Probably something like, “What the hell is this guy talking about” . . . unless, perhaps, you happened to be listening to something like Astro Lab Recordings upcoming compilation. The aptly-titled Treasure Hunting features, among others, Andrew Weatherall, Kaos, Timothy J Fairplay, and Mugwump, – more
It’s pretty cold out there (of course it’s wintertime) but it’s also freezing in social terms. While everyone’s busy buying christmas gifts we tend to forget about people without a Christmas budget. Today we’re asking you to buy in support of people in need of help. Electronic Beats will be setting up a charity christmas – more
The Red Bull Music Academy will be hitting London for the first time next month, presenting 30 exciting music events in 30 nights, for a magical feast of dance and electronic music. The music symposium will bring a truly memorable lineup to venues right across the city, with legendary artists such as Soul ll Soul, – more
Pioneering Chilean producer Ricardo Villalobos has re-released some of his most seminal work through the German label Playhouse. Available now, the six records and a CD include his much-lauded Alcachofa LP and a number of 12″s, such as the Halma EP and the double sided Luna/ Zu Früh. Also included in this fine package is – more