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R&S Records To Put Out New Talaboman Album


On March 3rd, R&S Records will release The Night Land, a new album by John Talabot and Axel Boman’s collaborative act Talaboman.

The history of Talaboman dates back to 2013, when Talabot included a track called “Sideral” on his DJ-Kicks mix, and the duo have proved to be an immensely popular DJ double-act ever since.

The artists describe the album as "a journey inwards, an attempt to reach our subconscious and to document our dreams. We want to ignite hope and push imagination… Love is all this world needs. Loosen up those tight fists and give your sisters and brothers a helping hand and dance your anger away."

You can check out a teaser video for the album, which promises to be one of the freshest early releases of 2017, right here:

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Clone Records To Reissue Final Drexciya Album



Clone Aqualung have announced that they will reissue Drexciya’s final album, Grava 4.
Grava 4 is the final installment in the TR-808 pioneers’ ‘afrofuturist’ myth, a narrative that spanned the course of four spellbinding albums of electro-ambience. In the band’s mythology, Drexciya is the name of an underwater city populated by the unborn children of women who were thrown off slave ships as they crossed from Africa.

Grava 4 boasts 8 tracks, most of which are themed around interplanetary travel, and this reissue features a slightly re-sequenced track list. Electro is often a genre criticised for lacking ambition. The same thing could never be said about James Stinson and Gerald Donald’s music, and this reissue is a timely reminder of that fact.

Check out Drexciya’s mythopoeic track “Wavejumper” below.


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Nina Kraviz Launches New Label GALAXIID



Russian wonder-DJ Nina Kraviz has announced the launch of a new record label, GALAXIID, which will run as a sub-label of трип (Trip).
GALAXIID will expose audiences to the “listening side”of Kraviz’s musical taste, with a focus on the genres of “experimental, ambient and psychedelia.” Moreover, Kraviz intends the label to have a strong “visual identity”, with cover artworks drawn by psychedelic artists, and plans to release books of graphic art under the GALAXIID label further down the line.


GALAXIID will officially be launched on the 25th of March with an exciting live show at Printworks London. Nina Kraviz will headline the event, with support from Dopplereffekt, Luke Vibert, 808 State, Bjarki, Aleksi Perälä and PTU.  





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A Gearhead Shopping List for 2017



The world’s biggest musical merchandise expo, the 2017 NAMM show, has come and gone, turning up its usual selection of exciting surprises and profound disappointments. So what new products are gearheads looking forward to in 2017?  

With Roland not unveiling a single new hardware product at NAMM 2017, Dave Smith Instruments’ Toraiz AS-1, a tasty analog mono synthesiser, was able to step in and steal the show.  Early indications are that the AS-1 is even more exciting than 2016’s Toraiz SP-16 sampler, but - of course - a premium price will be attached to these premium pieces of gear.

Although announced weeks before NAMM, Akai had the chance to unveil two new standalone MPC units, the MPC Live and the MPC X. The company have also released a flurry of promotional videos (see below) to showcase the new groovebox/sampling units, which - judging by early whispers - are massive improvements on previous recent installments of the MPC series.



There was also buzz surrounding the Elektron Digitakt - a new “beatmaking powerhouse” of a sampling-enabled portable drum machine (if you’re willing to take Elektron’s word for it). Unfortunately, since there was only a non-working prototype of the Digitakt at the 2017 NAMM show, there is no ways to contradict such a description at the moment - but producers who favour the ‘old school’ standalone approach of units such as the MPC1000 might want to hold off on buying one of the new Akai units until they’ve checked out the Elektron Digitakt.

Finally, innovation darlings Teenage Engineering have joined forces with Sonic Charge (the people behind the Mictrotonic drum VST) to add to their wildly popular Pocket Operator series by including the PO-32 Tonic, a minute drum machine that can input new drum sounds through a built-in microphone. The PO-32 Tonic will never be a match for full-functioning units such as the DrumBrute (by Arturia), but early signs are that it might become the new industry standard for budget-conscious producers.   


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An On Bast: Expermiental Techno To Keep Your Brain Fit


Polish techno pioneer An On Bast's new track 'Life is a Dancer and You Are the Dance' has caught our ear. The enigmatic, very leftfield producer is know for rocking festivals around Europe on a full hardware rig, remixing Stravinsky and her experimental, minimal techno style.

We thought we'd give the producer's latest offering, "Life is a Dancer and You Are the Dance" a listen after checking out her accolades, which include participating in the Red Bull Music Academy Melbourne Edition, performing in clubs worldwide, nailing the Boiler Room with an adaptation of film music and the release of her new album ‘Neuroplastic Brain Fitness’.



Hailing from Wroclaw, Poland, Anna Suda is clearly one of the most dynamic live talents as well as one of the deepest sound explorers of the Polish electronic scene. An On Bast describes the inspiration behind the forthcoming album, saying "What keeps me fascinated about the sound itself and the music in general is that it is still pretty unknown and this way very magical phenomenon that influences human emotions, wake thoughts and drive actions. This album is for me the continuum of my research of this process in effect which I composed and produced those songs to play with our perception. The main idea that reflects in every track is the training of our brains with music. Electronic music that uses mostly no vocals, so no words meaning, with unobvious verse-chorus-verse structure is for me the most powerful in that matter because it seems it can act on a deeper level of interaction." Also, making this album I wanted to ask the question in terms of keeping our brains fit is it better to choose always your good safe zone or to put yourself in front of the unknown and experience the unpredictable?

Her challenging approach in the research of the most high-powered sounds combination is the cornerstone of her techno live groove and experimental concerts. She abandoned gradually the use of the laptop to experiment pure freedom in her live set-up. She moves from the sampler to the drum machine, from the modular synth to effects showing a natural and confident connection with her machines. The result is a performance that represents not only high-quality entertainment for the public but a complete immersion in An On Bast’´s energetic music flow.

Take a listen to 'Life is a Dancer and You Are the Dance'


‘Neuroplastic Brain Fitness’ Album Tracklist:

01 Life is a Dancer and You Are the Dance
02 White Rainbow
03 Adore
04 Free Fall
05 Self
06 Statue of Circulating Force
07 Notes on Fire
08 Mind the Nothing
09 I Dance to a Different Song
10 Untold

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