Electronic music pioneer, DJ, and remix legend Andrew Weatherall dies aged 56

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Renowned producer, DJ and all-round musical powerhouse Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56, it has been confirmed this afternoon. “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London,” a […]

Space Dimension Controller on his new record, harnessing classic synths and creative efficiency in the studio

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“I was a complete mental case. If it hadn’t been for meeting my now wife, I’d probably still be a total disaster.” Irish producer, DJ and electronic music-making polymath Jack Hamill tells us, of how his investment in hedonism and a party lifestyle consumed his life. Meanwhile, his alter-ego Space Dimension Controller has creatively fired […]

Matt Black on the legacy of Coldcut, the values of Ninja Tune and building innovative new technology

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There are few figures in the industry that have had the same level of impact as Matt Black, from a production and performance point of view, his work with Jonathan More as part of Coldcut alone would be enough to enshrine his legacy as a pivotal figure in the evolution of dance music. Arguably the […]

James Hurr shares some pro secrets on crafting the perfect mix for a dance floor anthem

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As a child of the 80s, raised in Ash Vale in Surrey, James Hurr had a relatively quiet life until he discovered rave culture at the tender age of 15. His enthusiasm for this incendiary new movement was not approved of by Guildford’s Royal Grammar School, where years earlier he had won an assisted place. […]

Show Off Your Studio: PäPöNoize Studio is bright, sleek and sophisticated

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#SHOWOFFYOURSTUDIO Studio Owner: Pablo González Contact: paponoize@gmail.com Website: paponoize.es Key kit Reason Studios Reason 11 Suite MOTU 828 MkII Mackie Control Universal PRO & Mackie C4 Neumann TLM 103 Yamaha HS7 Ableton Push 2 Tell us about PäPöNoize Studio, Pablo. PäPöNoize Studio has been around for only six months and is located at a chalet […]

15 mastering tips from pros

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Once considered a dark art, we’ve done our utmost to illuminate the mastering process in these pages over the last few years. Here’s some of our best advice… Cassian Irvine Wired Masters was established in 2003 and specialises in advanced mastering techniques, including stem mastering. Cass is one of the co-founders of the innovative studio. […]

The Dandy Warhols’ Zia McCabe on learning via experimentation and building bass lines

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For the past 25 years, The Dandy Warhols have forged a successful path through a shifting musical landscape with their distinctive cacophony of guitar and synth-based rock ’n’ roll. This route has included recording huge hits like 2000’s colossal Bohemian Like You, We Used To Be Friends and Not If You Were The Last Junkie […]

Ørjan Nilsen on the birth of his career and what tracks inspired him

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This Norwegian producer and DJ was first known for his driving and anthemic Trance sound, with his breakthrough tracks in 2005 and 2006 for Armada Music under his DJ Governor alias. A successful debut solo album came in 2011 before hundreds of solo releases, remixes and another three studio albums. Constantly working with some of […]

15 recording tips from pros

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Preparation is crucial for capturing your ideas accurately and priming yourself for the recording process… Dani Bennett Spragg The recipient of the Breakthrough Engineer Of The Year gong at the MPG awards ceremony, Dani has worked with some of the music world’s rising stars, including The Amazons, Palace and Circa Waves, as well as Noel […]