It also includes features not found on the original.
Let Roland’s legendary drum machine be your master clock.
The series also covers a wide variety of other classic synthesizers.
This ringed drum machine maestro takes you through some of the drum machine’s best beats.
The legendary track’s presets are even still loaded.
Behringer’s new drum machine could be a game changer.
Acidlab’s new “Detroit” drum machine could be the TR-909 killer we’ve all been waiting for.
This is huge.
Getting a slow start to your day at the office? Why not make some classic house beats with this fully functional 909 in your browser. The 909 is Roland’s classic drum machine from the 1980s and a touchstone of techno production. This digital version was coded in html-5 for maximum compatibility and it’s easy to use. … Continued
The Berlin-based house newcomer weighs in on the frustrations of production on the cheap and the fallacies of the analogue-vs-digital debate.
The Dutch brand’s interdisciplinary approach to outfitting the underground while staying true to their local community has made it one of the most coveted brands among sneakerheads and DJs alike
Italian multimedia platform and retailer Slam Jam bills itself as “clothing and attitude for the global underground.” Capturing the spirit of this underground, whether it be by collaborating with niche music scenes, scions of skate culture, or buzzy visual artists might be the modus operandi of most savvy streetwear brands today, but that wasn’t the … Continued
Michelle Lhooq gives the unofficial account of New York’s club scene in the 2010s, a pivotal moment when the city went from DIY underground to club superpower.
Maybe it’s seeing all those awkwardly distanced raves appearing up on the timeline, or maybe we’ve been spending time with more of our friends at once–but is it starting to feel okay to listen to fast and furious mixes again? This month’s selection goes harder than usual, though it’s not without its doomy moments, as … Continued
Every summer deserves its anthem–the track that follows you around from dancefloor to dancefloor, the one that’ll always remind you of that time and those people. In another timeline, we’d have established the contenders by now, but this year’s soundtrack is bound to be more personal, defined by our headphones and our closest crew. This … Continued
Our newest series Ode to the Night captures the rave as a rite of passage. Each personal essay reveals how the party scene is as much about hedonism and celebration as it is about coming of age. In the inaugural piece, writer Geoffrey Mak searches for himself within a helix of self-destruction and enlightenment during … Continued
We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to what promises to be one of the standout performances from this year’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event.
Tune in starting at 12:00 CEST on Saturday, September 21.
Mathew Jonson takes a look at the Simmons SDS 800 analog drum synthesizer.
The affordable box is a perfect companion for travelling dance music producers.
‘Land of the Rising Sound’ charts Roland’s incredible story through its most beloved machines.
Damon Wild moved to New York City in the late ‘80s and worked at Experimental Records in Manhattan. During this time, he also worked at Sonic Groove Records in Brooklyn alongside store founders Adam X and Frankie Bones. In the early ‘90s, Wild began Synewave, which gave birth to many well-known artists from around the … Continued
The March edition of the Toxic Ladies Show features tracks from the likes of Nitzer Ebb and 909 Junkies.
Breakbeat house is back. The sound, which initially came to prominence in the ’90s, has recently taken the dance music world by storm, and the frenetically ravey sound’s revival isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Scroll through any of your favorite online record stores, and you’re bound to find a sizeable stream of weekly … Continued
Spiral Deluxe’s third EP ‘Voodoo Magic’ was released last month on Jeff Mills’ Axis Records imprint.
“When I write something, I’m writing because I need to. I’m just being honest.”
The breakthrough artist shares his journey from an Australian cover band to the German dance music underground.
And your seller will be none other than Moby.
We talked to the artist in anticipation of her forthcoming album on Ninja Tune, ‘Working Class Woman’.
The granular convolver is the newest piece of hardware from the famous synth engineer.
Like anger management therapy, but cheaper!
Now that’s what we call analog.
A definitive guide to getting your hands on some of the best vintage drum sounds.
These reworks of Tori Amos, Depeche Mode and more are classics-turned-dance floor heaters.
The DJ and producer shares his journey from the UK bass stage to his Berlin modular studio.
Who says music journalism can’t be inspiring anymore?
A permanent fixture of Berlin techno speaks in our latest ‘Tech Talk’.
One of Japanese techno’s undisputed masters releases an hour of deep, spellbinding sounds.
From Ken Ishii to Shinichi Atobe, here are 15 of the best Japanese techno albums ever released. Listen to them here.
Give your 909 sounds that extra edge.
The TR-8S will feature sounds from Roland’s legendary family of analog drum machines: the 808, 909, 707, 727 and 606.
This year’s edition of Berlin’s always excellent CTM Festival explores the theme of turmoil. Born In Flamez, one of the curators, reveals the essentials.
The German producer picks 12 tracks that shaped the imprint’s signature sound.
Roman Flügel and Jörn Elling Wuttke tell us how their work kick-started the city’s notorious techno legacy.
We count down some of the talents contributing to a house and club music renaissance in the Hungarian capital.
The producer and synth aficionado is delivering old-school house and techno sounds that cull from new jazz, UK breaks, IDM and hip-hop.
This November the DJ superstar will play at some of your favorite clubs in Germany.
This year Hungary’s best, overlooked music festival confronted political issues threatening Budapest’s underground.
Like a golf clap for techno.
Go deep inside the mind of one of dance music’s most visionary producers.
Faster genres and harder sounds are the soundtrack at Poland’s wild and trollish WIXAPOL parties.
German club culture rages in smaller towns, not just big cities. Here’s where to go when you’re off the beaten path.
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to our party with Bicep at Blitz!
The 909 virtuoso has signed the new boutique rhythm composer with all proceeds going to charity.
In anticipation of the release of their long-awaited LP, the Belfast duo showcase some of their favorite current tracks.
The track is the third single off the duo’s forthcoming debut LP.
You can rip the classic sounds of Roland’s TR-808 and TR-909 on the fly while DJing.
Last week we asked you to submit your tracks. Now we’ve selected our 10 favorites for the first batch of EB’s Record Pool.
Stacked with peak-time burners, get ready for what will go down at Institut für Zukunft this Thursday.
Former resident DJ Monika Kruse names the tracks that defined Ultraschall, one of Munich’s most historically important nightclubs.
The Japanese music giant has been busy.
Reports have surfaced that the Ongaku, Klang Elektronik and Playhouse label co-founder and Robert Johnson resident DJ née Heiko Schäfer has passed away.
Discover the people who have made a name for Zagreb techno.
The much-discussed Minimoog Model D clone made a surprise appearance at a Berlin music tech trade show over the weekend.
From the Goethebunker club to the best bars in town, we’ve identified 10 great places in the most happening part of west Germany’s underrated city.
Music is just a distraction for people with the rare neurological condition called ‘anhedonia.’
The ultra coveted Minimoog Model D is now in public domain, and ready to be cloned.
No TB-303? No problem.
Could warmth and emotion be the keys to vinyl’s enduring success?
The French duo’s timeless debut came out 20 years ago today.
From Russia to South America, these are the most booming club music scenes in the world right now. Book your flights!
Two new Berlin events combine clubbing fun with charity.
There is now a boutique MIDI controller that allows you complete flexibility.
Tobias Thomas runs downs some of the signature jams from the party he hosted at Studio 672 for 16 years with Kompakt’s Michael Mayer and Superpitcher.
We salute the Rex Club employee who got fired for this.
Ben UFO, Objekt, Hodge, Livity Sound and more select the best 12″s from Dave Huismans’ experimental bass music alias A Made Up Sound.
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence sat down with DJ Daniele Baldelli to learn the story of how cosmic disco emerged from northern Italy in the late ’70s.
If this record collection was a beach, yours would be a grain of sand.
Viennese acoustic group Electro Guzzi are back with “Room”, a deep and somber techno cut from their new album Clones.
The 909 Day celebrations continue as Roland rolls out new versions of the TB-303, TR-909, VP-330, TT-99 turntables, a new DJ controller that lets you live program 909 sounds and more. Roland closes out a big week of announcements for music tech with details on a new line of gear that includes updated versions of … Continued
Portishead, The Human League, Jeff Mills and more share some insight into the inspirations Roland has provided over the years.
Edit: the original video was taken down, but you can find the recording here. Sun Ra is more than a legend of music; he’s also one of the most intriguing orators of his time. To hear him speak is to be swept away into his vision of the world and beyond—and as the video here proves, he … Continued
Did you know you can access some pretty powerful synthesizers and drum machines from within your browser? This guide will help you get started.
Say goodbye to your lunch break.
Ever wonder which spectrum your musical taste places you in? Well, thanks to this graphic version of the Sorting Hat, you can rest at ease. See you in the depths…
One-third of the Apparat x Modeselektor supergroup talks about how the new Moderat album, ‘III’, is different from its predecessors and the “modular hype.”
Analog synths are creating the warmest and cushiest sounds, no question about that. What if you could rest your head on one of these beautiful machines? Berlin-based manufacturer Soft Machines has got you covered. They’re selling pillows that resemble your favorite machines, patch cables and all. As you’re browsing their shop, also be sure to … Continued
Mike Huckaby, DJ Qu, Shanti Celeste, Palms Trax and more tell us about their favorite tracks from Detroit icon Kenny Dixon Jr.
Another week, another installment of work-distracting hardware for your web browser. We already featured a fully functional 909, Google’s very own Musiclab and the Sampulator for creating more-or-less advanced tracks in your office hours. Now we’ve discovered a comprehensive modular synth setup. For your browser. For real. Check it out here. (via Sonicstate)
When we think about drum machines, we usually don’t think further back than the 1970s. There are some earlier examples, of course, but they’re rarely referenced in electronic music; techno and house history pretty much starts with the Roland 808. Check out the world’s first drum machine from 1931 above, and get the full rundown … Continued
We’re fans of all music-related apps that help us break up—or eat up—the office workday. (Case in point: the Sampulator and virtual TR-909.) Happily, Google has launched Chrome Music Lab, which encourages easy music-making in your browser using the Web Audio API. The Lab features interactive instruments and a spectrogram that shows what sounds look … Continued
Belgian producer Legowelt just released the SMACKOS AMIGA 909—a drum machine for Ableton 9.5. You can download it for free on his website. The machine is based on Legowelt’s Amiga 909 sample floppydisc. He writes: “Introducing brand new technologies such as FLOCCULENCE, AMIGAnizer and SKOOLY SPACE to give u a fresh spectacular 909 experience u never had … Continued
If you’re searching for something to pass those boring early office hours, we got you covered. We’ve already featured this fully functional Roland TR-909 to play in your browser and the Sampulator to crank out some beats while doing that sales report. With Typedrummer, there’s now an even more clandestine way to draft some tunes: just type a … Continued
Over the past few years, a swarm of cassette labels have appeared in China. Here’s an overview of the key players.
We already featured a full-blown TR-909 that’s playable in your browser, and now someone has come up with a new fun way to waste time at work. The Sampulator features an extensive sample board—there’s even a DJ Khaled snippet in there—and you can use your keyboard to play them all. Loop and layer sounds and then share … Continued
Can dark music be healing? Techno specialist Xosar talks to influential New Age artist Iasos about finding inner balance and transforming her sonic output.
What if you could take a photo of a physical object with your smart phone and control how it behaves? That’s the basic principle of MIT’s Reality Editor: it’s a tool to connect and manipulate objects around you. Theoretically, you could build connections between anything you want and draw virtual maps everywhere to make those things interact. … Continued
Explore the Zenker Brothers’ style behind the decks in the fourth installment of our Played Out series.
Check out photos and listen to what was played at our parties during this year’s EB Festival in Zagreb.
EB is taking the Berlin-based house producer’s live project on the road this fall, and we’re giving away a pair of passes for each show.
L.I.E.S. affiliate and hardware fetishist Xosar has created her own label, Gyrocyre, which will launch on November 30 with the Show Yourself EP. Preview it here via Juno, and read a statement about the creature that inspired the imprint below. “When people on our planet hold built up psychic tensions under the skin, the energy gestates in … Continued
The founder of integral distribution network and label Clone Records talks about how Rotterdam developed a relationship to club music.
In response to the rush of refugees fleeing violence in their home countries into Europe, the dance music community has been throwing fundraisers to route much-needed funds to charity organizations. On Wenesday, September 30, ://about blank in Berlin hosts Refuge, an event billing Objekt, Fred P, Lakuti, Barker & Baumecker, Palms Trax, Telephones, Benjamin Damage and Tornado … Continued
All “how to start making music” guides are the same, so we compiled eight tips to get you started on the path to artistic freedom.
Us millennials have been making beats on iPads since we fresh in the crib. Now you’re twelve years old and those swung 909s are getting a bit old hat. Y’need a new app, stat! Chock full of color, preferably. Well get ready to jump on a technicolor hamster wheel of beat-thuggery. Begin your downward spiral into the heart … Continued
Find out what the Ghostly International alumnus uses to make music and how he travelled around the San Francisco Bay Area to find his hardware.
Venus X explains how how a fiercely loyal club night became New York’s key incubator for autonomous youth and how she protected it from Rihanna.
We’ve profiled some of the best German and Stateside tape labels. Here are the UK’s top cassette proprietors, from Opal Tapes to Astro:Dynamics.
The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist names the jungle and trance records that inspired him to make electronic music.
What does music smell like? Ephemera, an exhibit at experimental music & art festival Unsound, turns tracks by Kode9, Tim Hecker and Ben Frost into perfumes.
We reflect on the Domstadt’s best musicians, from Stockhausen to Barnt, in anticipation of the EB Festival in Cologne.
Modeselektor, Legowelt, Lee “Scratch” Perry and more star in R IS FOR ROLAND, a book dedicated to classic Roland machines.
Conceived in 2010 as a more socially conscious metal platform, Doom Over Leipzig celebrates the darkness in both metal and techno.
One of Berlin’s favorite DJs speaks about his method and the future of his hometown, Detroit.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, explore underground club culture and acid-tinged adventures with Audioccult.
Let’s be honest: you don’t know a single thing about music. That’s why you need new tunes from Boothryod, Tamara Sky, Yuji Kondo, Oake and more.
In the latest edition of our new tech series, techno producer Tin Man shares the methods behind his acid lines and offers tips for the producer who’s just starting out.
The genesis of Digital Hardcore—the label and genre—from East Berlin’s post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Each month in BPM, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music going. This time, Angus Finlayson on Cooly G, FaltyDL, Shackleton and more.
Mere weeks before the riots that saw Hamburg succumb to martial law, we visited Hamburg to present a portrait from the mouths of it residents, many of whom had some prescient views on the air of economic discontent.
In our BPM column, we review a clutch of the most intriguing electronic music currently on offer. This month, Robin Howells on on B.N.M. / P.D.D.G., Charles Cohen, John Heckle, Levantis, Logos, and Visionist.
Vienna is a city defined as much by its former greatness as by the forced exile of its greatest citizens. Where does that leave it today? We spent seventy-two hours in the city to find out.
Angus Finlayson speaks with the young British producer re-imagining the possibilities of grime into something that transcends its highly localized origins.
We report from Springfestival’s opening night, featuring performances from the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Rangleklods, BCK2BCK (Ronson & Riton), and COMA.
In advance of their set together at Springfestival Graz tonight, we speak with the DJs, producers, and London neighbors about their collaborative, B2B session and DJ philosophies, and grab you a free, new download to boot!
On April 26th, we are bringing Modeselektor, A-Trak and Hundreds to our 2013 festival in Poznań, Poland. Stay tuned for another announcement about the special guest!
Bridging the gap between techno and house with his own productions, Ian Pooley was born in the city of Mainz, near Frankfurt and first came to fame with the now legendary Force Inc. imprint.
Louise Brailey tackles the third and final instalment of The Weeknd’s re-released Trilogy, the unrelentingly bleak Echoes of Silence.
In 1993, Patrick Pulsinger and Erdem Tunakan founded the Viennese label Cheap Records. One year later, two other guys from Vienna named Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister also had the idea to start their own label and G-Stone Recordings was born. While the latter had enormous commercial success culminating in 1998’s The K&D Sessions – … Continued
Doc Daneeka and Benjamin Damage are two British producers who have linked up with Berlin based Modeselektor to release their album THEY! Live on the duo’s 50Weapons label. Daneeka is also the man behind the cult-club label 50 Yen but we were first introduced to both producers at our Electronic Beats Modeselektor editorial take-over party. … Continued
Brown shoes and jumpsuits and caffeine – these are a few of Modeselektor‘s favorite things! The two German boys may be famed worldwide for their music, but they’re just people like you and I, and they like all kinds of stuff! Here six of those things; let’s find out a bit about them together! 1. … Continued
Joel Gibb is a man of many faces. The Canadian musician has been living in Berlin for a while now and is best known for his band The Hidden Cameras. But Gibb is also active as a visual artist, as an actor (‘The Lollipop Generation’, 2008) and as a solo musician (check out his tribute … Continued
“When I produce a track, I don’t have a rule for how to start“, explains Frank Müller aka Beroshima during his interview with Electronic Beats Slices Magazine. For the latest issue of the Slices DVD, the German producer gave us a deep insight into his studio routine Watch the new feature right here on EBnet … Continued