One could argue that part of what made Ridley Scott’s seminal cyberpunk film Blade Runner so special, was it’s groundbreaking soundtrack. Composed by Greek musician Vangelis, the soundtrack made heavy use of the Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer. A beast of a machine, the 8 voice, dual layer synthesizer was both very large and weighed in at a whopping 220 pounds or 100 kilos! Since the machine was … Continue reading Deckard’s Dream: The Blade Runner Synthesizer
Hailing from Canada, Bwana aka Nathan Micay, may have given the world one of the most fun, unique and coolest concept albums in a very long time, with the release Capsule’s Pride. For the album Bwana sampled the classic anime feature films Akira (the whole audio track) as well as it’s soundtrack, which he then remixed and and reformed into techno, ambient and IDM tracks. Released for … Continue reading BWANA – TETSUO’S DANCE
Hailing from Australia, Dj Boring aka Tristan Hallis, first came on many peoples radar after the release of his cult track Winona in 2016. The track was known for it’s lo-fi sounding drums. acid line and a sample of Winona Ryder talking about a negative response she received after getting to Hollywood. Sunday Avenue, which came out the year after, has a similar vibe and has … Continue reading DJ BORING – SUNDAY AVENUE
It’s not often that records labels make effects units for musicians to use, but this is exactly what is happening with the legendary British record label Ninja Tune! The label, whose artists consist of groundbreaking producers such as Wagon Christ, Actress and Amon Tobin, seem to be releasing a delay unit called the Zen Delay with some help from Eric Synths. The four delay styles … Continue reading Ninja Tune Make A Delay Effects Unit!
Haling from Los Angeles, California; Ariel Pink aka Ariel Marcus Rosenberg is a multi-instrumentalist, whose songs cover a number of genre’s. Lipstick is a prime example of his 80’s inspired vibes. The lyrics seem to tell the grizzly tale of murder, all wrapped in a wonderfully catchy, underground pop vibe. If you want something to read true murder stories too, while drinking milkshakes, this is … Continue reading ARIEL PINK – LIPSTICK
Owner of the Far East Recordings and best friends with fellow Japanese house pioneer Shinichiro Yokota. Soichi Terada not only is a pioneer when it comes to Japanese house music but also is known for both composing soundtracks to video games such as Ape Escape and Japanese TV shows such as Psychometrer Eiji. The track Purple Haze sounds exactly like that or the sun setting … Continue reading SOICHI TERADA – PURPLE HAZE
Upon hearing American House music in his native Toyko during the late 1980’s Shinichiro Yokota decided to get into the genre himself and along with his friend Soichi Terada produced what argumentatively could have been the first Japanese house records. The records were released on Terada’s Far East Recordings label and have since become house classics on a global scale. Do it Again is a … Continue reading SHINICHIRO YOKOTA – DO IT AGAIN