Tagged: music

Embrace your inner gabber

The legendary Dutch gabber festival will have its 25th anniversary party last weekend. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that gabber is beginning to enjoy something of a comeback. But while these new gabber...

Listen to over 99 hours of ambient noise from sci-fi films

A YouTube user by the name of Cheesy Nirvosa had the genius idea of sampling, stretching and looping noise from films like Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner.  He has morphed these tiny moments into...

A walk through techno history

Tresor is an underground techno nightclub in Berlin and a record label. The club was founded in March 1991 in the vaults of the former old Wertheim department store at Leipziger Strasse 126-128 in Mitte,...

The ultimate browser-based music production guide

Roland TR-909 This easy-to-use digital version was coded in HTML5 for maximum compatibility. Check it out here. Roland 808 Vincent Riemer emulated this legendary drum machine on the web. The browser version’s sound isn’t as good...

Man caves of the 60’s and 70’s

Some people love the term “man cave,” others hate it, but the idea of a room dedicated to “manly things”—cigar smoking, scotch drinking, football watching—is something that’s been around for a while now. Nowadays,...

Music archeology

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by “digging” for obscure music created by overlooked artists. These music “archeologists” are consumed by a desire...

Sony: a tale of innovation

Sony Corporation is one of the best-known names in consumer electronics, famous for innovations like the Walkman and the Playstation. Since its establishment shortly after World War II, Sony has introduced a stream of...

The Synth Allure

Tracklist: 1. Diana Gitallog & Pacifico – Snowy Palms 0:00 2. Timecop1983 – Indigo Tears 05:27 3. Portamento – Sarah Connor 10:21 4. Timecop1983 – Tonight 13:33 5. Eau Rouge – Hunting Melodies (Futurecop!...

Press your ashes into a working vinyl

Pressing the ashes of the dead onto records: odd novelty or tender remembrance? When it first made headlines in 2010, Jason Leach’s UK-based company Andvinyly – which presses the ashes of the deceased into...