[Interview] Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan has lived many different guises so far; DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host, and each with great success. Keen to keep moving forward, what, one might wonder, allows Alkan to rema...
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Is Roland Set To Re Release The TR-909?

A celebration of the studio favorite Roland TR-909 is scheduled to go down next month. Promising the offer of "new and inspiring electronic instruments," Roland is set to release a slew of new instruments wi...
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The io808 Is A Roland 808 For Your Browser

Hours of fun right here, as Roland's TR-808 is now available in browser version. There are a few 808 browser apps around, as we have reported here, but according to Electronic Beats this one is the "definiti...
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Classic Soviet Era Polivok Synth To Be Reissued

The Polivok was the Soviet Union's favorite synthesizer and now the company behind its production then has lifted the veil on its impending reboot. Of course the completely hand made synth will be limited, with only 100 being made, but with 85% original Sov...

Meet RE-303: The Exact Replica Of The Original Acid Sound

Oh yes, the day is about to come that producers no longer have to consider lesser versions of the original acid sound in their studio set up, because there is a machine underway that is not a TB-303 clone, but an exact replica.  Synthopia reported that synt...

Make Beats With This Browser Drum Machine App

Because office hours can be spent much more wisely than actually working, the good people at Irritant Creative have constructed an in-browser drum machine called xOx that makes it possible to actually lay down a beat consisting of all the right instruments to ...

Acid House Pioneer Charanjit Singh Dies At 74

Widely considered to have produced the first acid house track back in 1982, Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh passed away over the weekend. He was 74 years old. With a career that mostly centre...

Analogue Lego Machine Creates Driving House Beats

Much like acid, two of the world's great inventions, house music and lego, have combined to blow your mind. A full on Lego acid music machine, dubbed Play House, is what programmer and artist Alex Allmont ha...

Roland’s Iconic History Documented In New Book

The history of Roland is riddled with revolutionary moments in dance music from around the world.  From the Jupiter 8 to the TR-808, Roland's collection of synthesizers has become synonymous across genre. Now, the company is set to release a limited edition bo...