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Interview with music producer Emma Acs



Copenhagen born Emma Acs is ready to return with a new EP “While I Shoot from My Fortress of Delusions” ‘Disarmed’ is the third single from her new EP “While I Shoot From My Fortress Of Delusions”. The EP is out on January 31st 2020.

‘Disarmed’ sees Emma exploring a colder sound influenced by electronic and hip hop music only warmed up by the acoustic guitar and distant strings. Out of all the tracks on the EP, ‘Disarmed’ feels like the most symptomatic of Emma’s departure from her original rock roots.

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If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

my friend described my music as sprawling. I kind of liked that.

Tell us about yourself. How did you get into music?

I guess I always have done everything I could to escape real life, and music is a good way to escape the world even as an adult.

When you compose and produce tracks, do you make music for yourself or do you make it with others in mind?

The best songs I've written I wrote with someone in mind. Someone that I tried to tell something through what I composed.

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?

I'm trying to avoid any software to define my sound. I sometimes feel like it sounds like everyone is using the same plugins and it bores me.

Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?

It changes all the time. At the moment I have an extremely minimalistic setup, but sometimes the more limited you are the more creative.

Three favorite tracks of all time?

David Bowie - ‘5 Years’, Elvis Presley - ‘Crying In The Chapel’, Jacques Brel - ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’

What inspires you outside of music?

My surroundings. Right now I live in Los Angeles, I moved here because I always found it very inspiring here. Love inspires me, my friends inspire me, movies, art and literature.

What is the best or strangest reaction you've had to your music this far?

I love when people write to me that I must never quit making music. It makes me feel like it's important, at least to some.

What, in your opinion would be the perfect genre fusion?

Free-jazz and Trap

Do you consider the Internet and social media as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

Technology and social media are fun if you don't put too much thought into it. I always enjoy being in touch with followers and as a true millennial, I kind of panic when my phone dies.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or releases in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

I have some new projects coming out in 2020 that I'm very excited to share with the world.
That and of course my EP that is coming out on the 31st of January 2020.


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Interview with music composer Three Oscillators



Three Oscillators is a solo project by music producer Brij Dalvi, the sound of Three Oscillators falls under the realm of glitch, sci-fi influences and the future. Seamlessly shifting through genres within these attributes, Three Oscillators is a diverse mix of otherworldly samples and dreamy sounds.

His DJ sets range from underground dance floor numbers to heavy bass and fast-paced beats. Three Oscillators is also a part of jwala, an artist collective based out of Mumbai and Delhi. His music has been covered on reputed websites like Resident Advisor, COLORSXSTUDIOS and Rolling Stone India among others.

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If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?

Emotional, glitchy, weird, introspective

Tell us about yourself. How did you get into music?

My name is Brij and I'm from Mumbai, India. I quit my job 3 months ago to pursue music full-time.

I can’t remember a specific time or moment that made me start producing music. It was a gradual process and my interest for making music steadily grew over time, but the seed was sown when my dance teacher in school gave me this CD with about 25 music-related software that he thought I’d be interested in, mostly because I was one of the few kids listening to “English Music.”

That was 9th grade. One of that software was this thing called FruityLoops 3, and I messed about with it, did random shit on it, realized that FL3 was from the early 2000s (I passed out of school in 2010), and got a heavily updated copy of the software. I did this weird DJing course after school that didn’t really teach me anything but did give me some direction as to where I was headed, musically. I think it was 2011-2012 when I made something that had “structure” and “arrangement” but was horrid nevertheless. That was also the time I found out about artists like Skrillex, Savant, Pegboard Nerds, Knife Party, SkiSM and a few other names in Dubstep and Glitch Hop. That was when the journey really began according to me because I wanted to make some cool shit and be like those guys.

When you compose and produce tracks, do you make music for yourself or do you make it with others in mind?

A bit of both. As much as I like to puzzle and confuse people with my tunes, I also like to maintain some sort of structure or melody so that people relate to it in some way.

What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?

I use a lot of dblue Stretch and Fruity Granulizer! Even the free Glitchmachines plugins are an important factor in shaping my sound.

Has your arsenal of equipment changed much since you first started?

Apart from upgrading to a high-performance laptop from an old PC 2 years ago, nothing much has changed. I still use my mouse to make music and I have this tiny MIDI controller to play chords and stuff.

Three favorite tracks of all time?

Tough question but

1. Phonat - Flutter
2. Boaz van de Beatz - Breakoe
3. Seven Lions - Isis (Deep Mix)

What inspires you outside of music?

Traffic sounds, train sounds, beaches, mountains, conversations and other things around me.

What is the best or strangest reaction you've had to your music this far?

Someone recently commented "smooth and silky like my asshole" on a tune from the new EP and that is already my highlight of 2020.

What, in your opinion would be the perfect genre fusion?

I'm really into the fusion of psytrance and dubstep. They go really well together!

Do you consider the Internet and social media as fundamental in building a career in music today, and what is your personal relationship with the new technology at hand?

The Internet has pretty much shaped my entire career. I started off talking to other music producers online, sent my first few emails out to promoters to get me shows and constantly updated my social media accounts to keep everyone updated with my latest music and ventures. Social media, despite its disadvantages, is a very important tool in 2020 if you want your music to reach people from your country and around the world. I'm a social media addict and I'm always online, but I'm finding ways to curb my usage.

What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or releases in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?

I've been trying to do some audio-visual stuff on my own to add an edge to my music. I have a few singles planned for the year and you'll hear from me again in no time!

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Take a ‘Gamble’ with DJ Ten’s newly released song


Retrowave producer DJ Ten shared his latest track, ‘Gamble (feat. Immortal Girlfriend)’ via TenStars. The track is lifted from his EP, We Dream Aloud which was released November 8, 2019. While tracks such as ‘Eternal (feat. By An Ion)’ and ‘We Are The Night (feat. Jessie Frye)’ have received significant attention, ‘Gamble (feat. Immortal Girlfriend)’ has gone relatively unnoticed, until now.

With both lyrics and lyrical melody written by Will Bush, DJ Ten and Immortal Girlfriend come together to create smooth, retrowave goodness with elements of old school R&B sprinkled in for flavour. DJ Ten is a pioneer in the retrowave scene as the owner on the prominent Youtube channel, New Retro Wave.

We Dream Aloud EP Tracklist:
1. Eternal (feat. By An Ion)
2. We Are The Night (feat. Jessie Frye)
3. Gamble (feat. Immortal Girlfriend)
4. Nightfall
5. Creation (feat. Lost Nights)


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FUSE has received a first grant awards to open a new experimental Arts Hub.


FUSE has received one of the first grant awards through the Transforming Places Through Heritage fund to open a new experimental Arts Hub in the heart of Bradford.  Made possible through new funding from the Department of Culture, Digital, Media and Sport focused on reinvigorating England’s high streets and town centres administered by the AHF (Architectural Heritage Foundation).

“We are very excited to hear the news that FUSE has won funding through the Transforming Places Through Heritage Fund. This kind of grassroots initiative to restore and develop buildings for innovative creative uses is exactly what Bradford needs. The more we take control of our assets and provide spaces in which the cultural life of the city can thrive, the better we will serve our communities and enable Bradford's powerful creative spirit and energy to be seen and heard.  City of Culture 2025 will then become an entirely logical progression.” Eleanor Barrett, The Brick Box CIC
What this award means for FUSE is that they can begin to look at expanding their facilities, based on the needs of their communities, artists, and audiences. They have outgrown their small space in the five years they were there. The award forms the beginning of an ambitious £750,000 expansion project that will see FUSE purchasing the freehold of a building and renovating that property to create a purpose-built facility. This will include gallery spaces, a cafe/bar, performance space (with world-class sound equipment), artist studios, education space, offices, a micro-cinema, and accommodation for artists.

The project will be undertaken in close consultation with their communities and will keep their charitable mission at its heart, which is :(1) to provide opportunities for emerging artists to explore new ideas and expose their work, (2) to provide opportunities for people in Bradford to access world-class modern art, music and culture, (3) to propel the regeneration of Bradford's northern quarter, and (4) to provide a well-equipped cultural facility for the use of our community. 

The new facility, like the old, will continue to work closely and in consultation with the communities, it serves and to re-invest any profits into the provision of its facilities, trading for the benefit of its artists and audiences through the selling or merchandise and music and working closely with other local like-minded businesses to provide the services we don’t offer. They expect the new facilities to be open to the public in 2021.

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Music producer Mod3llr shares a new album ‘Fundamental Interactions’



Mod3llr's latest quantum creation delves deeply into the Fundamental Interactions at the core of his sound. Exploring the fusion of his most experimental/experiential and the physical industrial techno he produces.

This exploration is all about finding a new form for his music, a new shape to it. Keeping his output fresh and forward-thinking at every turn.

At its core, Fundamental Interactions is pushing against the boundaries of main room Techno, without losing it's edge when it comes to freaking you out on the dancefloor.

MDLR.09 was released December 17th, #MDLR catalogue second year anniversary.


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Synthwave producer DEADLIFE breathes new life into Panaviscope song


Synthwave producer DEADLIFE has provided his own fresh take on Panaviscope’s ‘Kiss Yourself To Death’. The remix was released on the 14th of January via How Bad Pretty Bad and has been compared to the works of SebastiAn, Kavinsky, or Gessafelstein. Combining dark synthwave and darkwave with ‘80s synths, the remix is bound to catch the attention of synthwave lovers around the world.

Panaviscope has seen support from edgy fashion meets music publication WONDERLAND Magazine as they premiered his previous single, ‘Breathing In Reverse’. The track was also picked up by the music webzine, Muze FM. ‘Kiss Yourself to Death (DEADLIFE remix)’ has already been picked up by Youtube channel New Retro Wave, garnering nearly 15 thousand views in less than 24 hours.

"I heard the vocals and immediately knew what kind of remix I wanted to do. I wanted to basically make a fresh song with a DL touch. To be honest, it was a pleasure to mix and experiment with." says DEADLIFE.


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Matt O'Brien announces a new EP ‘Headz Towards The Light’



Matt O'Brien is a name you might recognise from his releases on Rekids or more recently Curle Recordings. Known for his Techno leaning electronic explorations, he is also the head of Off-key Industries, and it’s here we find his latest offering.

Opening the record we have "If we're all in the back who's driving?". Driven by a broken beat, an undulating pad and a sprinkling of acid fairy dust the track requires no more to feel complete. Intentionally sparse but with the ability to fill your perception. A minimalistic attribute that’s wholly down to the refinement of the production.

"This is not a drill" breaks us out of the trance-like state of the opener and plunges us straight into his more off-kilter sound. Groove, groove and more groove all wrapped up in weird goodness that is unafraid to show a un-pretentious but deadly side to the EP.

"Goodbye Mr Lahey" is a track for the late-night heads, it ebbs and flows with latent acidic intent. Piercing acid licks coupled with the dizzying bassline add to the danceable confusion O'Brien lays down in this head spin of a track.

Rounding up the EP we have "A particular kind of peculiar" with Matt again showcasing another facet of his production palette. Moving back towards the rich textures he evokes with his use of emotive pads this time layered up with a driving 4/4 beat. Each track in this EP finds a way to provide an alternative feel, and the finale is no exception with the dark soundscape and intricate drum programming he weaves together.

As with all his work, this is still a raw cut of no-nonsense music, but one that has a lot of depth to it when you take a closer look. A record that takes inspiration from various scenes to generate his own unique and nuanced sound aimed squarely at the dance floor. Offering plenty of variety and stylistic choices, that are all tied together by a playful and alternative feel.

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Music producer Haring announces new song, ‘Disappearing’



Haring’s emphatic productions took shape in a cross-border town with a family tree rooted in Oran weaving connections between electronic matter and organic substances. In 2014, Haring released his standout track entitled ‘Us’ carrying a powerful emotional charge and fascinating feelings leaving no one indifferent. At the crossroads of house, IDM and techno tinged with melancholy, the Belgian producer’s universe seems boundless as he delves into multiple styles with a varied palette of sounds. With the body and soul of the City Tracks label, Haring now pursues his mutation with ‘Disappearing’ featuring Night Works who is a former member of Metronomy and studio performer of Christine and The Queen.

‘Disappearing’ delivers powerful and emphatic atmospheres through impactful vocals, sweeping melodies and meandering bass waves that balance harmoniously with the cosmic waves throughout. The outro rounds off the single with mellifluous chords and soothing tones evoking strong emotions.

This track is the second single extracted from his new album ‘Blurred’ that will be out on 27th March 2020.

Haring ‘Disappearing’ drops on City Tracks on 30th January 2020.

Tracklist:

Disappearing
Disappearing (Radio Edit)
Disappearing (Outro)

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