“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.
I’m so sick of hearing and reading the word ‘dark’. I truly wish we’d come up with something new to describe this sort of music without using equally annoying words like grave, witch or (a sure sign of CRAP AHOY!) the dreaded nu. ‘Goth-without-goth’ is too clumsy; ‘advanced goth’ maybe, but that’s a label with – more
Nile Rodgers of legendary disco band Chic is going to be in trouble… well maybe not trouble exactly, but the dance music veteran has let it slip that he is working with Daft Punk on the French duo’s new album. In an interview with Houston’s Culture Map when asked about the band Rodgers said; “Those – more
We first came across Finnish mad-man and chiptune-eccentric Aku Raski aka Huoratron when we stumbled over this sick video art back in 2008. It hit us like a ton of bricks and bought to mind the heavy bass music, we were all listening to in Berlin during the naughty nineties. Human Resource anyone? Last year – more
2013 is Kompakt’s 20th anniversary year and to celebrate the pioneering label has taken its record store on the road across Europe. Next stop: Berlin, supported by Electronic Beats. Find out more, and how to enter our competition to win Kompakt vinyl, inside. – more