"This is a modern tribute to the Sequential Prophet-5, which was really popular in the ’80s," TSHA says. "I really like using it for brass as there’s a 'Slop' control that reduces the tuning stability and gives things a wonky feel. I really enjoy being able to mess around on it without having to rely on a computer. The presets aren’t great but thankfully it’s pretty easy to make it sound good.
Denis Sulta will release his first extended EP via Ninja Tune in November.
Winner of DJ Mag Awards' Breakthrough Producer in 2016, the Glaswegian DJ, producer and label boss has released his productions via his own Sulta Selects and Silver Service sub-label, as well as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Numbers. His debut extended EP, 'Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd', will be released on 8th November.
Ninja Tune's long-awaited Zen Delay hardware unit is finally available to order. Leaked way back in 2018, the unit never made it to market until now, and features a whole bunch of silky features including a valve signal path, low-pass, high-pass and band-pass filter, MIDI CC and CV control and a Drive knob. There are four modes of delay – BBD for classic 80s-chip delay, ping-pong for left-and-right channel delay effects, tape delay and standard stereo delay – and can be sync'd to external BPM via MIDI DIN, but there's also a tap tempo button.
Floating Points is set to release a new album.
The influential UK producer - real name Sam Shepherd - who released his first material since 2017 with the 'LesAlpx' EP in July, will release his new album 'Crush' via Ninja Tune in October.
Marie Davidson has spoken of her plans to retire from live club music after one final show in that vein in Montreal next month.
Taking to Instagram, she said, "I’ve been talking about it for a while and the day has come for me to depart from the club scene to explore new horizons. It’s with a lot of emotions that I present to you my last party playing live hardware club music which will take place in my home town, Montreal."
The Independent Music Cup is back for its fifth year later this month, with 32 teams from across the music industry gearing up to compete to raise money for War Child.
The football tournament, founded and run by Ninja Tune (who will naturally be fielding a team), will see representatives from the likes of Warp Records, NTS, Boiler Room and ourselves here at DJ Mag, amongst many others, battling it out on the pitch all day on Saturday, July 27th.