NEWS
Many parents worry for their children. They fear for their future carrier, they wish to keep them clear of drugs and they want them to have a good life.

 
NEWS
There's a point in life for every music person when it would be nice to give a shot at producing.

 
REVIEWS
The minimal-tech house scene got huge over the last couple of years.
 
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Method One - Blackwood EP
You give up after listening to hundreds of mediocre tracks on soundcloud, you retreat to facebook for a bit of relief, and BAAAM. You click on a link from a friend who's notorious for finding "off the scale" music, and all of a sudden you're in paradise. The Blackwood EP is breathtaking in an intelligently mean way. Progressive and atmospheric breaks are something that you don't hear on every corner. In fact it's deep down in the underground right now. It wasn't always like this: in the mid-late 90's, when progressive and atmospheric breaks were sort of well known, Hybrid and Way Out West being the most important influences as far as the internet can tell. Almost two decades later the scene is on the rise once more. It is a flourishing scene with Labels like Morphosis or artists like Slighter, Dave Gluskin, E.F.G., and many more. If you consider the above mentioned "ingredients" mixed together as a cake then the Blackwood EP is the cherry on the top, or the strawberry, because I...

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The future of DJing: Funkanomics in the Focus
As a form of art and as a profession, DJing relies heavily on technological advancements. From the introduction of the first DJ mixer "Rosie", to the latest flagship model of Native Instruments "S8" everything has a huge impact on the DJ-world. At first it was just two turntables and a mixer. Everything was done manually by the DJ. There was no BPM counter, nor Sync and every DJ was carrying a huge collection weighting a ton to each gig. Compared to that, today we have CDJs, programs and countless controllers with zillions of buttons and options, but the whole stuff can fit in a regular backpack (at least most of the time). (Please note: The video is not about Funkanomics but showing the heart of the deabte that we're discussing about) You might ask what's interesting about this as this is only evolution. The tricky part comes with the fast pace of music-related gadget evolution. This pace was so rapid that in 40 something years the industry went from turntables to laptops and...

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Music and globalization:
The interesting thing about these styles is that one does not necessarily have to be British to produce UK garage, nor French to make French-touch house. It all comes down to the sound. Why can anyone pinpoint these genres as heard? It's quite simple. As far as history can tell different groups off people from all around the world had their own unique way for expressing their art. This art was defined by their surrounding and the conditions they were living in. All in all cultures were mostly far from one another so they developed in different ways. These differences were present all across the history. There were also similarities in music but that was only limited to the technology available for musicians in a given moment of history. USA was the perfect breeding ground for electronic musicAs time was passing by a few things came along that defined the music of a given region. These were the major artistic styles of the past decades, the spread of religion and the rise of...

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Art or Money 2 / The Fear of the Unknown:
There's a never ending debate about what should be in focus for the music biz. Art or Money? Some are surfing on waves of money while some need a daytime job to make a living. There is a gap of creativity between these groups regardless of the fact that not all super rich DJ/producers are sellouts and not all bedroom producers are making gold. In the previous article lines were clearly drawn between art driven and "McDonald's" music with the help of Lifelike. Now that we see the tip of the iceberg it is time to stick our heads in the shallow water in order to capture fragments of something that might be really big. We could only guess the size underneath the surface. The first article ended with questions about what should be the correct path for a DJ or a producer to balance his craft to earn some money and to express musical visions at the same time. I realized that the best way to map this uncharted topic is to talk to producers and DJs from each side. So I found a couple where...

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Have you ever been Phunked?
You can feel that in the sound. There are tons and tons of new noises to grab your attention. It would be a major mistake form me to label this good or bad. It is how it is, musical evolution is something far greater than us. Mostly the reasons for my statement in the previous paragraph is that many non and music-head people are telling that there is no new music and nothing compares to the good old times and blah-blah. Breakbeat hardcore had everything I love such as electro driven sounds, acid spicing and breaks of course This is where Lee Coombs steps in. Lee has been around the breaks scene for quite a while. During 2014 he was releasing EP's and singles with another producer Costas G. It took me quite a while to find them and to gather the power to wirte the review, but it's worth it. Breakbeat hardcore or rave music was the phenomena that made the people of England go crazy over electronic music. Breakbeat hardcore had everything I love such as electro driven sounds, acid...

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Collecto
House, acid house and breakbeat was melted into one giving a unique sound that defined the electronic scene till the mid 90's. For those who considered 4/4 too organized and saw hip hop as something too loose breakbeat hardcore was the real thing. The pumping basslines, the uplifting vocals and the energizing vibes made the illegal rave scene such a phenomenon in England that police had to intervene on a high profile. It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything. It is mad and it just gives anything that one needs to dance like hell and forget about anything Than evolution came along and breakbeat hardcore became the feeding ground for new styles like oldschool jungle, bigbeat, Uk garage and Drum and Bass. Breakbeat hardcore became a part of the past and by today is only knew by the people who were living it or those who get stuck in the world of the music like me and many others. The fact is that mainstream music consumers and...

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