Tag: vinyl

Judge a DJ on their music, not their equipment

Technological developments have forever changed the craft of DJing, moving the focus for many away from physical mixing to using software to play music. The rise of digital DJ programs, alongside the move away from vinyl as an essential piece of equipment, has given more budding DJs the opportunity to follow their passion. It is much easier to download a software program rather than acquire decks and vinyl, which has enabled many DJs to carve out a career that would have been inaccessible even a decade ago. This change has inevitably sparked a range of opinions. One particularly strong opinion came ... Read more

Traxsource Improves Functionality, Adds Features With New, Rebranded Site

The primary digital music destination – Traxsource – has just re launched their website with upgrades, additions, and more. Traxsource has always been a company run by DJs and made for DJs, not to mention the deep digging House music connoisseurs out there. With that, the new additions and re brand of its interface massively improve upon the original design, with many of the industry’s top names in agreement. Amongst the new additions, Traxsource has added: – Dropbox Integration for Downloads – Responsive Site Design – DJ Charts – New + Improved “My Traxsource” There are already more than 26,000 ... Read more

World’s First Magnetic Levitating Record Player is On It’s Way

For spinning records on zero Gravity might soon become not only a dream of a Star Trek fan. This Slovenian Kickstarter is about to reach 500 thousand dollars for their First Magnetic Levitating Record Player project. MAG-LEV is a turntable whose platter magnetically floats in the air during playback. Just one month ago a Slovenian developer started their campaign to fund $300.000 for developing this idea and the goal was quickly reached.  ‘We believe that how you listen to music is sometimes just as important as what you listen to.’ Well we do too, and, to be honest, if not beautifully designed these turntables ... Read more

Dutch Company Produces Environmentally Friendly Vinyl

World may learn a few things from the Netherlands, when it comes to environmentalism. From choosing bikes as the main choice of transport to vinyl production. Thus here is where one producer in Harm, the south of Netherlands, came to the rescue with his environmentally friendly vinyl production process. Little did we know how harmful to the environment were our vinyl collections… While the usual production process includes using PVC materials. Now these are pretty scary. Considering they are one of todays most commonly used plastics, as Greenpeace reports, their production involves some of the most hazardous synthetic toxic chemicals, including a host of additives to ... Read more

Supermarket Chain Lidl Now Sells Turntables

Next time you pass by your favourite budget vegetable shop for brocolli, consider getting yourself a set of turntables. The German discount supermarket Lidl is now stocking turntables. Coming with a pleasant price-tag (£50), thean all-in-one ION record player has a 3 Year Warranty, a playback system and is able to spin and convert 33¹⁄³, 45 and 78 rpm records. We have to say, next to that it’s quite a decent looking design. However Lidl is by far not the first supermarket to smell the vinyl resurgence, it begun with Wholefoods, Tesco, Aldi and Sainsbury’s selling vinyl. In any case, the accessibility of vinyl players, means a growing demand of vinyl. As a ... Read more

Ricardo Villalobos Announces New Collaborative EP With Umho

Drumma Records turns 5 with a very special offering from Ricardo Villalobos and Umho (aka Ricmho). The two unique electronic music personalities with join forces in celebaration of their home country of Chile, with “Melo de Melo,” marking the first time the two will release a collaborative EP. Released on vinyl, the two tracks were created last winter in Berlin during the duo’s winter tour, the sounds here are rhythmic and textural microworlds combined with unrivalled syncopation and evocative melodies beholding fundamental traits of the Latin American continent’s culture and integral elements of this duo’s musical language. “Melo de Melo” ... Read more

New iOS Speaker Recreates The Sounds Of Vintage Vinyl

Designed by Italian creator Paolo Cappello,’Louis,’ a “wooden trumpet” speaker system for iOS draws its inspiration from the sounds of vintage vinyl. The speaker, which uses no electrical components, relies on its wooden structure, which bring out the retro sounds. Coupled with a specially designed iOS app that allows users to control the playlist, as well as their ideal sound experience, ‘Louis’ becomes a sum of all its parts. Available in natural, yellow and anthracite and is crafted from carefuly selected beech grain. Check out the video below for a better idea of how ‘Louis’ works. The speaker retails for ... Read more

Playable Business Cards Made From Recycled Vinyl

The Croatian Phonographic Association has commissioned artist Ivan Dilberovic to create business cards with fully functioning, phonographic capabilities. With the reduce-reuse-recycle concept behind it, van took old vinyl records and created the cards, which are capable of playing a song of your choice when put under a needle. Oh, the business cards also show all your personal information, as business cards tend to do… Previously, Dilberovic created business cards that doubles as reusable performance tickets. Source: Mixmag  

This Dutch Designed DJ Cabinet Is Class (And Mobile)

Dubbed the “Selector’s Cabinet,” Dutch designer Rik ten Velden has created a sleek new portable DJ console. Unveiled in early April at Milan Design Week, the console is suitable for turnables and CDJs, with removable components made from brushed wood and metal frame. As custmizable DJ accessories become more in vogue, Rik’s fully midifiable and customisable “Selector’s Cabinet” takes the DIY Ikea model a step up.  See also: Custom Design Record Shelves For Any Size Vinyl For more information, images, and specifications email the designer. Source: The Vinyl Factory

Mondo Label Shows How They Made Their Liquid-Filled ‘Aliens’ Vinyl

Get this. Mondo, the franchising production company that focuses on the production of movie-related posters, toys and soundtracks, have given a behind-the-scenes look into the making of their quite revolutionary new product: the liquid filled vinyl record made especially for the re-release of the soundtrack to horror movie Aliens. Interesting fact: each copy of that liquid-filled vinyl release took over an hour to make. Mondo dropped the news of their newest release last week, which is to be a 75-copy only special edition of James Horner’s Aliens soundtrack, filled with green blood of the infamous xenomorph. The special edition vinyl was released ... Read more

Nanotechnology That Self-Repairs Your Vinyl

Nanotechnology is making its way into the vinyl market in pure Johnny Depp style. However, in contrast to the (2014) film ‘Transcendence’, there are only positive outcomes to this breakthrough – for your vinyl at least. A Japanese company called Ulvac has unveiled a patented technology that claims it could solve problems for scratched vinyl and offer better sound quality. The company demonstrated the idea at the Hi-End Audio Show in Taiwan, in which a nano-coating of the chemical molybdenum prevents scratches, mold, and static electricity. Ulvac also claimed the material may prevent heat conductivity issues and record warping. Ulvac’s vice CEO Clare Wei initially ... Read more

Premiere: Kurt Baggaley – Winterland (Original Mix)

As the waning of the final winter moon came to an end, Kurt Baggaley entered label ‘Chapter 24’ into the world of wax for its first 12-inch release. Kurt Baggaley is an artist who lives and breathes the electronic music culture. He has evolved his productions into a unique and personal sound since his early days as the Electro artist Scape One. Taking in influences from early 80’s Chicago House, Detroit Techno and New York Club, with a fusion of Italo Disco, Euro Synth and Electro, his huge Former Self EP on SoHaSo in Spring 2015 was met with widespread acclaim ... Read more

Top 10 Releases in March

Which records from this month are worth your money? Here are our top 10 releases in March for you, including new records from Satori, Ellen Allien, Recondite and Good Guy Mikesh, as well as a must-have compilation of the work of DMX Krew.  #10 Just Her ft. Kieran Fowkes – Let Myself Go EP | Constant Circles For the 7th instalment on the Constant Circles imprint, Kieran Fowkes hops in the studio again for Let Myself Go, a warm, deep affair with a focus on the excellent vocal work by Fowkes. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/wearesoundspace/premiere-just-her-feat-kieran-fowkes-let-myself-go” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #09 Ed Davenport – Silver Walks ... Read more

10 Tips When Heading To A Record Fair

The vinyl resurgence has created loads of new vinyl fanatics. And while a lot of them won’t be looking further than the selection of represses in stock at Urban Outfitters, there will be some who want to dig a little deeper to expand their record collection. The answer of course, is the good old record fair. The record fair is a bit different than a typical run to the record store, as its highly likely you’ll be unable to preview them at a listening station. Therefore, you’re going to have to use your intuition and gut-feeling to get the biggest bang for your buck. Here ... Read more

HD Vinyl May Soon Be A Thing

Potentially on the market in three years, European patents have been filed for a high definition vinyl technology. Making the vinyl 30% greater volume would allow 30% more capacity, which would double the fidelity of a contemporary piece of vinyl. The patent has been filed by Rebeat Digital, which shared them with Digital Music News this week, and looks at 3D topographical technology in the creation of the product. “HD Vinyl,” for now, is only a working title for the product, but the idea behind it is to 3D print, combined with laster inscribe, new vinyls. With this approach, not ... Read more