“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.
Wild and crazy Berliner Peaches returns with a new album under her silver jump suit. “I Feel Cream” will come out in Europe on May 4, with some excellent guests including UK super producers Simian Mobile Disco, Belgian electro kings Soulwax, Germany’s own Digitalism and Drums of Death. Now, Electronic Beats has decided to pass – more
Berlin’s annual festival of “Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts”, Club Transmediale, just revealed much of its amazing line up for 2010. The 10-day-extravaganza, which takes place from January 28 to February 7, will feature luminaries like Planning to Rock, Glass Candy, Andy Blake, Faulty DL, Four Tet, Scuba, Hiroaki Umeda, The Mole, and EB – more
Chi l’ha visto is a testament to the DIY approach to film-making. Made with a small handful of people, an even smaller budget, and some talented actors and musicians, the film (Who Saw Him in English) tells the tale of Gianni Meurer, a half-Italian searching for the father he last saw 25 years ago. The – more
“I’m not really good at writing songs when I’m on something…unless it’s caffeine.” – more