The 12 best affordable, pocket-sized, hackable synthesizers

Hardware synths are smaller, cheaper and more flexible than ever. Scott Wilson picks the best pocket-sized, affordable and hackable synths synths on the market for experienced studio heads and beginners alike. As computers gradually replaced hardware synths towards the end the last century, it seemed as if outboard gear was a dying relic another era. However, the demand for hardware […]

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Vice Media closes electronic music site Thump

The company will shift towards video. Vice’s electronic music publication Thump has closed its doors amid a series layfs at the company today, Variety reports. As part a shift towards expanding internationally and increasing video production, Vice laid f 2% employees throughout various departments including the closing Thump and Vice Sports. Editor Michelle Lhooq confirmed the news prior to the […]

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Jay Z releases new video 'Kill Jay Z'

The next visual from 4:44. Jay Z has released a video for ‘Kill Jay Z’, the opening track f his new album 4:44. The video is directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz and follows videos ‘The Story Of O.J.’, ‘Bam’ and the title track ‘4:44’. Listen to 4:44 here and watch the visual for ‘The Story Of O.J.’ below.

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Rihanna, Stormzy, Nile Rodgers pay tribute to Chester Bennington, dead at 41

The US artist was found dead on Thursday. Artists including Rihanna, Nile Rodgers and Killer Mike have paid tribute to Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, whose death at the age 41 was was announced yesterday (July 20). The singer had reportedly hanged himself and was discovered early Thursday morning by his wife at their home in Palos Verdes Estates in […]

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The KLF confirm comeback with three-day live event

The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are returning. The KLF have announced a mysterious new live event set to take place next month, coinciding with the release a new book. The duo will reunite under their original Justified Ancients Mu Mu moniker for the “three-day situation”, which will take place from August 23, marking the end their 23-year absence (or […]

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Stream Tyler, the Creator's new album Flower Boy

The rapper’s fifth full-length arrives today. Tyler, the Creator has released his new album Flower Boy and you can stream it now. The album features recent singles including ‘I Ain’t Got Time!’, ‘Who Dat Boy’ featuring A$AP Rocky, and ‘911/Mr. Lonely’ featuring Frank Ocean. Flower Boy is out now Columbia. Watch the video for ‘Who Dat Boy’ below.

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Drum 'n' bass heavyweight Sub Focus shows us his immaculate London studio

See the rave master at work. Nick Douwma, better known as Sub Focus, has been creating drum ‘n’ bass tracks since the early ‘00s and is synonymous with the genre. In 2005, he scored a number one single in the UK dance chart with ‘X-Ray’ and since then has been producing across multiple genres, while also building up his hardware collection, which includes […]

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The Smiths announce deluxe reissue of The Queen is Dead

The reissue will feature the band’s first take ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ The Smiths have announced a deluxe reissue their landmark 1986 album The Queen is Dead. Out October 20, the double-disc edition will include the first take album highlight ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’, which you can listen to Spotify below. It will also feature a previously […]

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Colleen announces album A flame my love, a frequency on Thrill Jockey

Hear the hypnotic first single ‘Separating’. French electronic composer Colleen, aka Cécile Schott, has announced her sixth album, A flame my love, a frequency, will be out this fall on Thrill Jockey. For the follow-up to 2015’s excellent Captain Of None, Colleen sets aside her usual viola da gamba to embrace an entirely electronic setup Moog pedals and Critter and […]

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