Moog launches new semi-modular analog synth, Matriarch

A high-end counterpart to last year’s Grandmother synth. Moog is expanding its family of semi-modular analog synths with a new high-end instrument, the 49-key Matriarch. Moog’s Matriarch takes its retro visual cues from last year’s semi-modular Grandmother synth, though the new model has four analog oscillators over the Grandmother’s two. Unlike the Grandmother, Matriarch is…

Jenny Hval and The Bug to curate Le Guess Who? 2019

Fatoumata Diawara, Patrick Higgins, Moon Duo, Iris van Herpen and Salvador Breed will join them at the Utrecht festival. Utrecht’s foremost avant-garde music festival Le Guess Who? has announced the curators for its 2019 edition. Jenny Hval and The Bug will be joined by Malian actress and Grammy-nominated musician Fatoumata Diawara, New York-based avant-garde composer…

MI.MU launches new version of musical performance gloves

MI.MU’s gestural performance gloves get an upgrade. British music tech company MI.MU has upgraded its gestural performance gloves, with the aim of giving them broader appeal in terms of “user friendliness and affordability”. MI.MU, which was founded by Imogen Heap in 2010, launched its first pair of performance gloves in 2014. As with the original model, the…

CCL, Doc Sleep and Violet featured on Bandcloud compilation, Missives

Featuring artists who have been included in the much-loved mailer. CCL, Cruel Diagonals, Doc Sleep, Yamaneko and Violet are just some of the artists featured on Missives, a new compilation from the much-loved Bandcamp and SoundCloud mailer Bandcloud. The compilation features original tracks from artists who have been featured on Bandcloud. Proceeds from the project will…

Legowelt returns to L.I.E.S. under “Greco Roman house” alias, Gladio

Means To Freedom is the producer’s first release under the cult moniker since 2007. Legowelt, aka Dutch producer Danny Wolfers, will return to L.I.E.S. with a new album as Gladio. The “Greco-Roman house music” moniker is just one of many aliases adopted by Wolfers. Listen to snippets of the album’s seven tracks below. Last year the…

Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats join forces on Anger Management

Stream the whole thing right now. Rico Nasty and Kenny Beats have shared their latest collaborative project, Anger Management. The nine-track project was entirely produced by Kenny Beats, with guest production from Baauer and Harry Fraud, and features guests appearances from EARTHGANG and Splurge. Last year Rico Nasty released Nasty, one of our very favorite records…

FKA twigs shares haunting new track, ‘Cellophane’

Her first new music in three years. FKA twigs is back with a haunting new single. ‘Cellophane’ was written and produced by twigs in collaboration with Jeff Kleinman and Michael Uzowuru. “Throughout my life I’ve practiced my way to being the best I could be, it didn’t work this time”, she explains. “I had to…

Ciel debuts on Spectral Sound with new EP, Why Me?

“I wanted to write something that was heavy.” Xi’an-born, Toronto-based producer Ciel will debut on Ghostly sub-label Spectral Sound with a new EP, Why Me? The four-track project marks a heavier departure from the producer’s previous releases. “I was dealing with a lot”, she explains, “anger, despair, paranoia, feeling unjustly targeted.” “These are harsher sounds but…

Swing Ting enlist Blvk H3ro, Kemikal and Bobby Blackbird for ‘Play...

Dancehall boogie from Equiknoxx studios. Swing Ting, aka Balraj Samrai and Ruben Platt, have enlisted “a trio of talented Jamaicans” – Blvk H3ro, Kemikal and Bobby Blackbird – for a new single. ‘Play Another One’ sees Samrai & Platt channeling funk, boogie, dancehall and hip-hop for the latest sun-drenched product of what the duo describe…

Kelly Moran pays tribute to Japanese figure-skater Yuzuru Hanyu on Origin...

Listen to a new single, ‘Night Music’, now. Experimental pianist Kelly Moran will return to Warp with a new EP. Origin is an acoustic follow-up to her brilliant 2018 Warp debut Ultraviolet, and, according to the label, is a tribute “to the drive, determination and perseverance of Yuzuru Hanyu, the world-renowned figure skater from Japan who Moran…
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