How Clubbing Changed The World

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Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World takes a look at how British underground music emerged from raves and clubs to take on the world.

The documentary is a bit hyperbolic, but features anecdotes from David Guetta, Armand van Helden, Paul Oakenfold,, Nile Rodgers, Goldie, Pete Tong, Katy B, Skream, Moby and others.

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How to Make Music With iPad Apps & Ableton Live

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Can you make music with iPad apps?

In this video, Ableton Live instructor Danny J Lewis demonstrates one approach, recording a variety of iOS apps with Ableton Live.

iOS apps used include:

  • iMaschine
  • Korg MS-20
  • Animoog
  • GarageBand
  • BeatShuffler

Check it out and let us know what you think of Lewis’s approach…..and his results.

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Friday Freebies – Free Music Software & Samples

It’s Friday, so we thought you might want to start of the weekend right with some music-making freebies:

But wait! There’s more!
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50 Filthy Dubstep & DnB sounds For NI Massive

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Xenos Soundworks has introduced Damnation Dubstep and DNB – a sound library of ‘filthy’ sounds for Native Instruments Massive:

Damnation Dubstep and DnB contains 50 high-quality, filthy dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass patches for Massive by Bryan “Xenos” Lee, who has worked as a sound designer for many well-known soft synth developers.

Each patch uses the Macro Controls, the vast majority of them using all 8 for maximum tweakability and expression. The soundset ships in a zip file containing both KSD and the new NMSV format.

Damnation Dubstep & DNB is available for $5.95.

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Danoteck’s BEAT The Machine

Free Music Friday: Danoteck’s BEAT The Machine is described as “a fast paced Drum N’ Bass journey through the awakening of ‘Binary Emulation of Advanced Thought’ or B.E.A.T.- A Supercomputer that becomes self aware.”

But, while BEAT The Machine may be a drum and bass concept album, Danoteck doesn’t let the concept get the way of the music.

The album starts with about 10 seconds of deep synth drones. But about the time you think you put on a Hearts Of Space album by accident, Danoteck unleashes an unrelenting onslaught of machine gun rhythms and sub-shredding basslines. This is followed by an hour of face-grinding beats, heavy breaks and synth bass nastiness.

If you’re looking for something subtle, this probably isn’t it.

On the other hand, I listened to this while driving 200 miles across Western Kansas, and when I arrived at my destination, I was ready to break things with my bare hands.

You can download a few tracks from BEAT The Machine from the player above, or get the full album at Amazon.