The TR-808 Drum Machine Changed the Sound of Pop Music Forever

Sometimes, technology has more impact after it’s obsolete Even if you don’t know the Roland TR-808 drum machine by name, you’ve almost certainly heard it. If you’re familiar with the percussion on Marvin Gaye’s 1982 hit “Sexual Healing”—those bursts of bass and snare drums amid robotic ticks and claps that collapse atop one another—then you…

Despite the ongoing war with Russia and a looming threat of danger, the Ukrainian capital is regaining its energy: bars are open, daytime parties are back and optimism is in the air.

Despite the ongoing war with Russia, Kyiv’s electronic music scene is slowly coming back to life. It’s the fifth month of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. At the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian army made a great effort to protect Kyiv and repel attacks from the north. Around the start of April, Russia ordered…

Kanye sued for sampling house music classic “Move Your Body” 22 times

A lawsuit filed Wednesday lights up Kanye West for alleged “blatant exploitation” of Marshall Jefferson’s house music classic on “Flowers” from Donda 2… A track on Kanye West’s Donda 2 album contains uncleared samples from Marshall Jefferson’s 1986 House Music classic “Move Your Body” (The House Music Anthem) featuring Curtis McClain — and he acknowledged doing it,…

‘Glue of the band’: Fans pay tribute to Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy Fletcher

Tributes to Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher have poured in, after the Depeche Mode’s keyboardist passed away on Friday.  The legendary electronic band announced the news of Fletcher’s death on social media, saying they were “shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate.”  Fletcher, aged 60, leaves…

You have an amazing song and Mexico is grateful with your support.

Founded in México in 2015, B-Liv’s My Own Beat has rapidly become one of the most talked about underground labels around, with many tracks in the Top100 and also with a fresh approach to the industry seeing big names such as Eddie Amador, Joeski, Stanny Abram, Dead Celebrities or Marco Lys to name a Few….

“The History” according B-Liv

B-Liv joins Whartone Records with his new single “The History”, taking you on an impressive journey through the history of house music and beyond. A special tribute to the roots, made by one of the most renowned house music producers in México. “The History” was launched the past week and today has climbed to the…

Riva Starr returns!

From Traxsource: Riva Starr returns to his own Snatch! Records for a hot Traxsource exclusive. ‘The Flame’ is a feisty basement cut, guaranteed to keep the vibe going ‘til the early hours and we’re stoked to have this one all to ourselves! We caught up with Riva Starr to celebrate the release.. – Check the…

The WMC List is on!

Winter Music Conference, in its 31st consecutive year, is a pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry. During WMC, music enthusiasts, artists, DJs and industry delegates from over 70 countries converge on Miami Beach for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops. Established in 1985, WMC is the largest…