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Jamie XX composes Ballet

In-demand producer Jamie XX is set to compose a contemporary Ballet score for the Manchester International Festival.  The Manchester Opera House will play host to performance which will see the Mercury Award winner compose the music for Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, ‘Tree of Codes.’ The book is famous for its experimental formation, Foer ‘cut’ words and passages from Bruno Schultz’s ‘Street Of Crocodiles’ and created an entirely new story. Experimental producer Jamie …

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New Model 500 album confirmed

2015 marks 35 years in the game for Juan Atkins and he’s decided to celebrate with a new 9 track LP. Briefly revealed to us in the form of a Facebook post, Digital Solutions will be Model 500’s third album and acts as a belated follow up to 1999’s ‘Mind And Body.’ It will also be the first to be released through his own Metroplex label, with both …

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Whatever the weather…

Quintonics have released a new synth…. that’s controlled by the elements! The Weather Warlock is a low voltage synthesiser designed by Quintonics, founded by Robert Rolston AKA Quintron. The Weather Warlock uses an array of sensors to pick up rain, sun, wind etc and the analogue synth translates them into a series of tones that relate to the source. Currently the Weather Warlock sits on a beach in New Orleans and broadcasts …

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Pioneer ejects the CD

The ‘pioneer’ of CDJ’s has revealed a new deck…. that doesn’t use CD’s. Back in the early 00’s Pioneer unleashed the revolutionary CDJ-1000 and persuaded many DJ’s to put their vinyls back on the shelf and make the move from analogue to digital. In the age of iTunes, Spotify and mp3’s, CD’s are under a similar threat and Pioneer’s new toy could be the final nail …

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Carl Craig spreads the love

Detroit veteran Carl Craig has announced that he plans to hit up selected cities with a new event concept, Detroit Love, and to release an album of the same name.  Last month Amsterdam played host to a new club series called Detroit Love, pulling together the likes of Mike Banks, Moodymann and Recloose for an evening of Motor City-focused partying. Now Carl Craig plans to export …

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5 minutes with… Beaty Heart

London’s Beaty Heart are an eclectic, neo-psych-infused four-piece with a heavy world music and electronic pop vibe. They juxtapose their musical and cultural influences into their work, weaving an array of samples, instrumentation, and percussion to create a sound that is otherworldly and distinctive, yet familiar at the same time. Both their live and recorded music is accompanied by original artwork and video …

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Back to the Bloc

Bloc is set to return after a 4 year absence with a whopper of a lineup for 2015. The festival will take place at Butlins in Minehead next March (13th-15th) and so far has unveiled 56 artists, with the promise of more to come! The festival’s lineup features a slew of big names in the Electronic scene from the UK and across the pond …

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Signs of American Intelligence

We’ve been following the breadcrumbs since the release of ‘Footwork‘ back in February. Now after much tantalising, the details for Theo Parrish’s new album ‘American Intelligence’ can be revealed! Around a week ago white labels for Theo Parrish’s long awaited new album hit the streets of Detroit hinting at the album’s imminent release. It can now be confirmed that the album will drop November 17th.  Sound Signature will be releasing …

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John Carpenter ‘Lost Themes’

“It’s Halloween, everyone’s entitled to one good scare.” Halloween may have just passed but there’s still one more treat in store…. Director and score composer, the man behind classics like ‘Escape From New York,’ ”The Thing’ and ‘Halloween,’ has announced the release of a Solo Album entitled ‘Lost Themes.’  The album will consist of nine unreleased scores that have been ‘fleshed out’ with the aid …

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MUTE unveil ‘Statement against MPEG culture!’

Record Label MUTE have teamed up with Dirty Electronics and designer/ writer Adrian Shaughnessy to create the MUTE Synth II. The battery powered synth features a small patchbay and number of touch electrodes that allow for “a labyrinth of possible connections and resulting behaviours.” Sounds are played by creating rhythmic sequences via “hybrid 4-bit binary coding, feedback loops and bit bashing.” The Synth’s features include wave shaping, noise generator, oscillator and …

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