Electronic Music Books
Despite the ever-growing gadget list for on-screen reading devices, few things beat an old-fashioned book to have and to hold. Every year, there are tons of new and repressed electronic music books, covering histories and eras from acid and Chicago house to disco, rave and everything in between. Here’s our pick of long-reads that’ll keep you inspired well into 2019. Give the gift of after-party one-upmanship this Xmas.
When DJ Mag Tech first heard of the Roland/Serato hook-up we were intrigued. Roland, which has cut its chops in the music technology industry for years, a leading player with an undeniable history in regards to its synths, drum machines and hardware now looking to enter the DJ controller arena; and Serato, one of the industry leaders in digital DJing software. What could they both bring to this already saturated marketplace?
Marcus Lambkin, aka Shit Robot, has his third ace album on DFA out this month — ‘What Follows’. It follows 2010’s ‘From The Cradle To The Rave’ and ‘We Got A Love’ a couple of years ago, but unlike those previous two pieces of work ‘What Follows’ is a lot more analogue. “I wanted it to reflect my DJing style a bit more — less pop, less disco, more machines,” says Lambkin.
At the age of only 20, Danny Avila has become one of the hottest acts in the world of EDM.
January is a notoriously slow month in clubland — a time when gym memberships take priority over all-nighters and pennies are scraped together. Many top flight DJs disappear off to warmer climes (Mexico etc) for the month. Bastards.
Initially, 2015 was a big year for label anniversaries, with Kompakt turning 20, Planet Mu 25, and Tri Angle five — putting out a host of standout compilation releases. While in the US, vinyl sales reached a 26-year high, reflecting the increasing desire to own wax.
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