Techno producer and club denizen Kate Simko can now pencil in “soundtrack composer” to that promising resume of hers. The Spectral Sound artist recently scored the PBS science documentary The Atom Smashers (137 Films), a project that Ghostly International has released as of today via iTunes and other digital outlets. For this album, Simko delved deep into her past experiences as a classically trained pianist and composer, while also keeping the electronic current in full swing. Read more »
Brazilian DJ and producer Maga Bo recently unveiled his new documentary, an interview with Montreal's king of bounce, Ghislain Poirier. A dry biographical piece this is not. Filmed over two months, between New York City and Berlin, the film features video clips of Poirier’s songs interspersed between the bass-loving producer’s thoughts on musical influences, the importance of dedication, and his process behind making music.
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For those new to Tonium's magical music machine, Pacemaker is a hard drive-based player that allows its users to fully interact with music on the machine, in much the same fashion as a DJ would manipulate tracks during a set. The difference is that Pacemaker is a single device not much bigger than your hand, and Tonium just announced a new model of the machine, No 666 (spooky!).
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KMS and Fabric Recordings will honor legendary Detroit techno forefather Kevin Saunderson by releasing a retrospective two-CD compilation of gems from his 20 years in the biz. Brooklyn-born Saunderson moved to Detroit as a kid and rapidly became one of the most sought-after DJs and producers at home and across seas, known for his steady stream of dancefloor tunes, reputable record label, and allegiance with fellow Detroit techno DJs Juan Atkins and Derrick May.
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