Yes Whosehouse have another sweet line up for you guys on Thursday the 13th with the very best of House / Disco / Techno / Garage & Funk being played by the very finest Dublin has to offer we are doing a bit of a back to back event so we have the following stepping up to do what they do best Bobofunk & Ed Fay / Oli Drakeford & Jack Thompson / Timmy Nolan & Philli / Robbie Hickey & DJames Beardsley
Whosehouse have something special in store for you we have been listening to TACHES now for a couple of months and taught it is finally time to bring him over to play for us in the button factory on thursday the 24th of April with support from ( Mobius / DJames Beardsley / Gareth Elliot & more TBA)
With such hits as
Naughty Boy Feat. Wiz Khalifa & Ella Eyre – Think About It (TÂCHES Remix)
A trio of deft electronic tunes made on proper machines.
An Irish man based in London, Johnny Oakley goes under the name Monoak when he’s make electronic music that is the work of a deft mind and a skill for creating nimble textures in that language and admirably uses machines (MPC1000, Roland MKS-50 and more as stated at Get Some) as opposed to a laptop – always a good sign for me.
Newest track ‘Sync Sequence 1′ has a fluttering synth line and some light touches in the rhythm department, ‘When’ has some garage touches to its step while ‘Dawson’ goes deeper. The three tracks are nice intro to the man’s music. Keep up on Facebook,Twitter and Soundcloud.
Groove Armada (DJ Set), Four Tet (live), LFO, Maya Jane Coles, Joy O, Nina Kraviz, Dixon, Ben Klock, Dj Koze, Tensnake, Nathan Fake, Ben Pearce, Waze & Odyssey, Ejeca, New Jackson (Live), Parasense, Egorythmia, Kormac’s Big Band, Sunil Sharpe, Frank B, Lumigraph, Barry Redsetta, Nathan Jones, Slowburn, Lunar Disko and Apartment Records
The May dance festival in Westmeath is looking good.
Bodytonic and art collective Hunt & Gather and “Cirque Noir” are partners as are RBMA who will host a stage featuring much of the above: Four Tet, Nina Kraviz, LFO, Ben Klock, Dj Koze, Joy O, Nathan Fake and Dixon.
Roland Corporation, the company behind various classic drum machines, appears to be reviving its most beloved product, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. A vital beat box for both hip-hop and dance music, the 808 was introduced to the market in 1980 and succeeded by the 909 (generally speaking, techno’s drum machine of choice) in 1983. Although a simple Google will bring up high-quality 808 samples to download, for many artists it’s impossible to beat the sound of the original machine – hence them trading hands for £2,000+ on Ebay.
A video uploaded yesterday by Roland Corporation gives a brief overview of the 808′s story, before closing with the statement that it’s time for the company to “take the next step” with the machine. The video’s description, meanwhile, refers to the “evolution” of the 808 “beginning again”. It’s deliberately vague, but whether this “next step” is an updated (or simply reissued) version of the 808 hitting shelves, or an introduction of 808 software in the same way that classic synths like the Minimoog are now available as official software replicas, it will be done under the banner name AIRA. You can watch the video below.
Update:Attack Magazinehave published a leaked photo that claims to show how the 2014 808. Its legitimacy is yet to be confirmed (though as pointed out in the comments, if you look closely at 1:03 on the video, the model on the desk looks very similar), but here it is: