Trance, as we know, is usually intended to be enjoyed fast, loud and with a fair amount of zeal.
Sometimes though, it’s more fun to manipulate the tracks you’ve got to create something totally different using just the slightest of changes.
Australia's largest known record collection has gone up for sale, an archive so vast it will take the buyer six-and-a-half years to get through every last tune.
Ken Perkins had been building his music library for over 50 years, with some vinyl almost a century old. Sadly the avid enthusiast died last month, leaving behind a black book of release catalogue numbers he was still trying to track down, and notes to family in the covers of his favourite albums.
Unglued is the latest name to join drum & bass powerhouse, Hospital Records, and with a mere handful of tracks has already garnered support from the likes of Andy C, Noisia and Randall.
Though he may look pretty silly with a face full of Post-its and tracks with names like 'Chicken In A Spacesuit' and 'Bootstrap Bill', Unglued's music is deadly serious.
Last track that blew your mind?
Dutch duo SHMLSS will play Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick, London this Saturday 19th May for Cadillac Soundsystem’s fourth birthday party. Regulars in Amsterdam and Utrecht’s finest clubs, the pair also produced and have had strings of dazzling releases on labels including Disco Deviance, Oye Records, Eskimo Recordings, Nein Records, To Rack & Ruin, Paper Disco, Special Edition and Giant Cuts Presents, as well as their own XXX imprint.
Maceo Plex has revealed plans for a new run of techno EPs titled ‘Mutant Series’.
Maceo Plex (real name: Eric Estornel) has dubbed the productions his “techno mutations”, with the first EP set for release on Jennifer Cardini's imprint, Correspondent.
Made up of three tracks — including ‘Mutant Moog’, Mutant DX’ and Mutant Disco — the first 12-inch EP lands on 18th May, with a follow-up on the producer’s own label, Ellum Audio, out later this year.
Check out the first EP's artwork below.
A gift card-style Record Token scheme is set to make a return to independent record stores in the UK this May to cater for a new generation of vinyl collectors.
During the ‘90s similar schemes were worth millions and its hoped that a new, more modern scheme will be able to tap into the resurgent vinyl market.
Like a credit card, the gift cards can be used at participating independent record shops to purchase vinyl, CDs and cassettes.
Fatboy Slim will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ album with a vinyl reissue.
Set for release via BMG on 16th March, the album will be available in a deluxe double LP or in a limited edition ‘meal deal’ package. The ‘meal deal’ LPs come delivered in a very snazzy, stencilled pizza box. It will also come with a t-shirt made in the same design as the original album’s cover star, replacing the caption “I’m #1 So Why Try Harder” with “I’m #20…”.
Discogs have released a comprehensive list showcasing the most collected records of 2017 by genre.
With lists spanning from Electronic and Experimental to Folk/World/Country to Hardcore, it all adds up to quite the goldmine. Under the Techno heading of course, there were some superb releases on the list among some interesting inclusions.
It’s no secret that the vinyl resurgence has been under way for some time now. Although much of this is attributable to classic album re-issues, vinyl as a medium is as popular within the electronic music sphere as it has been since the turn of the millennium.
Technics unveiled their “most premium turntable ever” during this week’s CES Conference in Las Vegas. The equipment is a revival of the brand’s SP-10 player that originally debuted in 1970.
Carrying the SP-10R name, the new turntable and its $10,000 price tag, is aimed at the wealthy audiophile searching for the premier in home hi-fi listening.