August 2017

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Posted in: Latest

Roland Boutique TR-08 & SH-01A with Mathew Jonson The Roland Boutique series has finally reached its zenith with the hotly anticipated reincarnation of the Roland 808 Drum Machine and the SH-101 Synth. Two iconic chunks of hardware that are like the Pele and David Beckham of electronic dance music. And what better way to show off both bits of kit than to get Mathew Jonson, who owns both the original models, jamming them live for Roland. Yes he may have a vested interest to say they're worth you hard earned cash. Yet it's clear from the video below that his enthusiasm for both bubbles up with a natural, almost child like infectiousness. ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Deep Cinematic Techno: Trevor Jackson – RGBPM Today has been a strange day of conflicting emotions regarding my own personal and continued involvement in music. For anyone who has seen the film 'Eden' and can relate to its final third will perhaps understand where I am coming from. With all that in mind today has been a serious battle against the demons of failure, insignificance and opportunities missed. Yet like a carrot dangling in front of an expectant mule, music continues to lure me down its merry path, with todays seduction coming via Utter and their pressing of Trevor Jackson - RGBPM... According to the official blurb - ... Read more / Preview track
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Posted in: New Music

Acid House Anthem Reissue: Grey House – New Beats The House Before clubbing was a thing it was all about the beats and the party. In the late 80's early 90's electronic music was synthesized punk as apposed to v-neck t-shirt wearing, fake sun tan, Prosecco endorsed nonsense. This is not to say that banging rave's no longer exist, rather that this once landscaping altering sound has become, in the most part, overly homogenised and devoid of originality. A reality that means the majority of the current generation of clubbers no longer get to experience the thrill of what 1989's 'Grey House - New Beats The House' embodied. So what makes 'New Beats ... Read more / Preview track