Over a decade, female festivals acts have tripled, says female:pressure; now what’s next

female:pressure have posted their latest FACTS report. A decade of data and advocacy now shows measurable progress – while also illustrating more work to do, and a broader remit to tackle other forms of inequality.

Listen today to unparalleled musical voices: Tania León, Amy Wadge, Germaine Franco

International Women’s Day is as usual bringing attention to people who are perpetually deserving of more. This particular lineup I think is especially vital and worth tuning in today, for the breadth it covers of impact worldwide. Meet Germaine Franco, Tania León, and Melinda Newman.

Arturia FX Collection 2.1 is now Apple Silicon native; more enhancements

One of the top native effects suites is now also Apple Silicon native for M1 and M… whatever might be next. That brings a ton of effects to Apple’s next-gen processors. There’s more in here, too.

Music from Ukraine, music benefiting Ukraine – keep feeding yourself with music

Music matters; music keeps us connected to our emotions and one another. So don’t give up on it. Here’s music for this moment, with an emphasis on Ukrainian voices. But I hope we also acknowledge that musical livelihood is on the edge everywhere, too. And wherever you are, I hope this gives you even a little peace.

303 Day celebrates DJ Pierre’s acid house revolution – back to the Phuture

Here’s to the sound of acid over the sound of bombs. “The future will survive / future will stay alive.” Yeah, acid might be needed now more than ever.

Epic Games just bought Bandcamp – so what does that mean?

Epic Games, makers of Unreal Engine, the Epic Games Store, and Fortnite, just bought Bandcamp. The promise is that the core Bandcamp platform as we know it will remain – but this means a big shift in where opportunities on Bandcamp might go.

Put that magic spell on me: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth is coming to Oculus Quest in minigolf form

Sure, maybe you weren’t sold on the metaverse, but what if you had 36 holes of Labyrinth-themed minigolf in VR?

Sinevibes Skew bends pitch, warps time on any curve, as Ukrainian plug-ins don’t stop

We’re getting news and refugees out of Ukraine, but it’s also worth saying, today we got a press release and a download. I’m sorry, that’s worth noting. Also, Skew is brilliant – hard to describe, but ingenious once you really get it.

Here are Ukrainian artists and labels you can support and celebrate

There’s never too much music, and never enough attention on independent artists and labels. The reality is that Ukrainian artists – like so much of eastern Europe – often got little recognition even as their cities grew as international party destinations. So let’s do what we always do, and love music – right on to the weird and unheard.

Underground Resistance is back with new EPs, reissue, mix, and Detroit – Tijuana hookup

With electronic sounds like no others, Detroit legends Underground Resistance are treating us to a massive lineup of news. While this likely got drowned out by war, it’s worth visiting, as UR dropped the news at Black-organized festival Dweller last week in New York.