Here’s Jan Hammer in an 80s power suit rocking his Miami Vice theme on the Fairlight CMI

I swear this isn’t a parody. It’s just Jan Hammer going full-on Miami Vice to his own theme. There are still gratuitous swimwear shots, but now the camera lingers over the Fairlight CMI interface.

“Words become plastic”: Stephen Mallinder, Cabaret Voltaire founder, polymath, interviewed

He’s been a vocalist (as a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire), a lyricist, a vocalist. But if you know the incredible Mal from his past, you don’t want to miss his latest, either – the groove is alive on the wonky disco Tick Tick Tick, ““cowbell on every track, and entirely no reverb.” David Abravanel shares words with the wordsmith and frontman.

David Abravanel - December 23, 2022

Traveler takes you on an hour-long Korg retrospective full of synth sounds

Alex Ball has a new documentary out covering 60 years of Korg instruments – complete with loads of synth demos so you’re getting sounds, not just looking at gear pics. I missed this last week when of course Synthtopia was on top of it – hat tip! Even the YouTube algorithm was confused why I […]

Peter Kirn - October 12, 2022

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