Sarah Sommers’ debut is a deep journey through live sets, all in custom pink

Behind all the meticulous electric-pink customization, the debut full-length from self-identified “bimbo princess” Sarah Sommers is a return to deep, smart techno, made live the old-school way. Glammed-up synths meets stripped-down production.

Hard as queer: Brutal Gegen releases and videos capture a party that’s defiant as ever

Forget for a second industrial and techno and “queerness” as social media fashion and commodity. Don’t even worry if you particularly like the music on this EP. Berlin’s Gegen remains a bastion of opposition to norms – and in spite of that, perhaps its greatest feat has managed to be successful anyway.

Peter Kirn - June 22, 2022

MPC standalone updates look tasty: retro and vinyl FX and amps, probability, ratcheting, workflow

You’re spoiled for choice in standalone drum machines. But Akai is leaning heavily on frequent updates – and there’s plenty in the latest MPC 2.11 release for all their standalone devices.

Peter Kirn - June 13, 2022

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