There is a rumor going around that Panasonic the parent company of Technics will stop producing the stable turntables that we’ve all been so familiar with. Technic 1200s have been the industry standard for decades when it came to a DJs setup. The recent transition to CDJs and digital controllers seem to have finally taken away market share of the traditional vinyl ways. This is a major blow to the traditional godfathers of DJing.
As of now I haven’t found a legit source but it if were true, I wouldn’t be surprised. One thing I can’t help but wonder… how will this affect the price of MK5s once they are sold out at major retailers. How much longer will we see DJs using vinyl?
The details explain that Panasonic will completely stop production in 2010. This might be the best time to get a pair of 1200s. Now I almost regret getting a pair instead of the Vestax’s. Who knows MK5s could become a serious collectors item in a few years.
I’ve recently been shown a new up and coming artist tracks. I’m all about that crazy dubstep fifth even if its just laying in bed, driving, work, or club. As much as the growing trend is to hate the aggressive styles of some dubstep producers, welcome to you’re worst nightmare haters!
Tomba is about to explode all over your face. This guy’s styles are quite parallel with the infamous Borgore’s style. Mind blowing samples to hook you in and then unleash pure bass all up in your face.
Keep your ear out for this man.
He has two upcoming releases coming out on Rottun Records and Bass Punch Records.
Also don’t be surprised if you catch a fresh new mix tape by him in near future.
You might also be lucky enough to catch him on UK tour in the works.
Four Tet has been quite busy and hard at work this year. Earlier this year he had great sucess with the 12″ release with Burial. It sold out within the first day it was released. Just this past week he released a solo 12″ EP, Love Cry. Now word is that at the end of the month another 12″ will be released, Love Cry Remixes.
The big news though is that Four Tet plans to release a new LP. This might be a great start of releases in 2010. There Is Love In You, looks to be released on January 25th 2010.
We all know about the epic Fabric Live mixes we’ve come to love. The series of mixes has taken the best of all the genres and put together something special. It looks like the Fabric label is looking to expand into actual CD releases now.
This may be the first of the last but from the looks of it I wouldn’t count on that. The first CD they are sticking to the 140bpm bangers! Tons of unreleased stuff that too be honest I haven’t even heard most of these. From glancing over who the producers are though I don’t expect I’ll be disappointed.
One thing that has really excited me about this releases is that we’ll most likely see it come out on wax!
Elevator Music Vol. 1 Tracklist:
1) Hot City – If That’s How I Feel
2) xxxy – Sing With Us
3) Doc Daneeka – Drums In The Deep
4) Hackman – Pistol. In Your Pocket
5) Julio Bashmore – The Moth
6) Untold – Bad Girls
7) Octa Push – Doctor Bayard
8) Shortstuff – Behave
9) Skinnz – Behave
10) Mosca – Gold Bricks, I See You
11) Martyn – Friedrichstrasse
12) Vista – Elixir
13) Caspa & Rusko – One Of The Same
14) Om Unit – Encoded
15) Starkey – Black Monolith
16) Shortstuff & Brackles – Melvin Blue (Digital Bonus Track)
Today a close friend of mine were talking. I was recently invited into her music group. She told me about this site Grooveshark and how I should totally check it out.
Imagine Pandora + Last.FM on crack! They have an extensive library of artist and you can listen to everything for free! Not to mention que up songs, move around in the track, play how many times you want, build playlist, favorite stuff, have followers, etc…
I’m thrilled to have been recommended this. Another huge plus about the service is that it’s developed by a company in Florida. Three UF graduates started it up and have made it grow tremendously.
I highly advise anyone really into music to check the site out! Fan me on there too: afromonk
Maryanne Amacher R.I.P
(February 1943 – October 2009)
Yesterday a revolutionary musician died, Maryanne Amacher.
She is most recognized for her work on what she called the Third Ear. If done properly when your ears would take in the music and it would make your own ear to emit sounds as if it was coming out of your head.
She was mainly a performance artist setting up installations and customizing the sound and speakers based on the acoustics. She does have a few releases but I’m sure they provide no justice to her installation work.
May another Maryanne Amacher enter this world to explore these shapes of sound.
Here is quite an informative interview with Maryanna Amacher, to get more insight into her movement.
WMC 2010 Dates are Official, Tuesday March 23rd to Saturday March 27th.
I have such a great feeling about the upcoming events. I know lots of people here have already started making arrangements. Looks like I’ll also be involved in an event if all goes well. Recently been quite active in the Glitch community and they might be trying to throw a party. Right now it’s being discussed so we’ll have to see what the future holds.
WMC is one of the biggest events that goes on in the city of Miami when it comes to electronic music. The infamous Ultra Music Festival is a massive event that people from all over the world come into town for. The week is full of madness and parties non-stop.
If 2010′s WMC is anything close to WMC 2009 I’ll die happy, probably will die considering don’t know how I survived work or sleep deprivation.
Last year I was lucky enough to catch: Plastician, Skream, Benga, Shy FX, 12th Planet, Mala, Rusko, Kutz, Juan Basshead, & many more.
The most exciting part of this upcoming WMC is the fact that Glitch will be present. I don’t care if we have to setup a party in the park or small venue, it will happen.
Introducing… Fire Friday Mixes!
Every week I plan on uploading a new mix for you to enjoy.
It’s time to bring the heat and this weeks mix will bring it.
Hope you enjoy and hope to make this a ongoing thing on this site.
If you have any favorites that you think I should check out please let me know and just comment.
If you are a DJ and want to be featured on Fire Friday Mixes please let me know or send me your mix via dropbox on the right hand side navigation link. All mixes submitted must include a track list or else it will not be accepted.