Tag: Soft Cell

Get A First Look At The New Roland TR-8S With Saytek (Cubism, Superfreq)

Is there a piece of equipment out there that’s had as much of an impact on modern music as Roland’s classic TR-808 drum machine? Or do you think other Roland units like the 303 or the 909 deserve the top spot? Whatever you think, spend a couple of hours listening to the latest hip-hop from the states or club sounds anywhere in Europe and you can’t miss the 808’s signature boom. The original module ceased production in 1983 and will set you back upwards of £3,000 on eBay or similar, although digitised samples have been available for decades. It wasn’t ... Read more

Uto Karem Releases Intricately Constructed Debut Album

Definitively a member of the world’s Rechno elite, Italy’s Uto Karem is widely known by way of releases on the likes of Plus8, Tronic, and Sci+Tec. It is, however, is own Agile Recordings imprint, which sees the bulk of his studio output, frequently hitting Beatport’s Top 10 in the process. Now, after years of singles, remixes, and EPs, Uto Karem has just released his debut LP – “Waking Up The Neighbours”. [soundcloud url=”http://soundcloud.com/uto-karem/uto-karem-03-dazed-album-low-quality-preview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Drawing on influences from New Order and Depeche Mode to Soft Cell, Uto Karem highlighted the melodic synth lines that first drew ... Read more