Karen Gwyer and more turned Braga into an audio-visual utopia for Semibreve

Karen Gwyer and more turned Braga into an audio-visual utopia for Semibreve

The seventh edition Portugal’s Semibreve festival saw performances from Gas, Karen Gwyer, Rabih Beaini, Lawrence English and more. April Clare Welsh headed down to Braga for a relaxed experimental music festival with a radical streak; a festival that asks its audience for complete focus. “What is ambient music?” David Toop asks at the beginning Ocean Sound, his 1995 book that […]

Over 2.55 Million Ecstasy Pills Seized in Turkey's Largest Drug Bust

Over 2.55 Million Ecstasy Pills Seized in Turkey's Largest Drug Bust

Turkish anti-narcotics police units seized over 2.55 million ecstasy pills last Thursday, accompanying 56 kilograms heroin, 120 kilograms skunk cannabis, five kilograms opium gum, 600 kilograms cocaine and 770 kilograms acid; this event marked Turkey’s greatest drug bust to date. Istanbul police intervened after being notified that a massive drug shipment was en route from the Netherlands and Asia to Europe. […]

Monstercat Receives Its First Platinum Record for Marshmello's 'Alone'

Monstercat Receives Its First Platinum Record for Marshmello's 'Alone'

Congratulations are in order to Canadian independent record label  and producer Marshmello. It is celebrating its first RIAA Certified Platinum record thanks to Marshmello’s ‘Alone‘. The label was founded in 2011 by Mike Darlington and Ari Paunonen, and recently won in July 2017. ‘Alone’ was released on May 13, 2016 and has reached an astounding 1,000,000 digital copies sold. The single vaulted […]

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with free sound library

Apple updates GarageBand for iOS with free sound library

Apple is planning on adding more sound packs “periodically”. Apple is expanding its popular music creation app, GarageBand. A new update to the iOS version the easy-to-use stware today confirmed the addition a new “Sound Library” where users can download additional free instruments, loops and sound packs  for free. According to a press release from Apple, the new library kicks f […]