New Delhi’s Arjun Vagale is all about the DIY approach, and his career as a techno producer, DJ, label owner, booking/management agency founder, and music academy creator stands testament to this now “unfavourable” method for success. Growing up during India’s rock and metal explosion in the early 90s, Arjun Vagale is a product of the internet-free environment, and first developed his taste in the electronic music scene the old-fashioned way:
The Bulgarian live performer and producer KiNK has been on our wishlist for a How I Play interview for years. Videos of him in the studio and at live shows have been incredible to watch, so today we’re excited to share this exclusive look at what his current live show is composed of, and how his gear all works together in one fantastic rig. Click through to watch this behind-the-scenes video.
Zielinsky pulled back the curtain, revealing nine powered monitors set up in a proprietary pattern that aims to replicate all the nuances, reflections, and voicing of a live show. Matched with advanced recording techniques, the new audio system promised to bring the recorded concert to life through 3D imaging. And after being successfully tricked into believing I was surrounded by a live audience in a large hall rather than a tiny sound room, I can attest that Sennheiser’s new format offers scary-real results.
Mothersbaugh has accumulated a vast collection over the years. We had the chance to check out a small selection of Mothersbaugh synths and spent some time talking about the future of music with the prolific artist.
The last time techno mastermind Oliver Huntemann visited the motherland was for BLOT!’s memorable Technodrome, back in 2012. Technodrome was the electronic music offshoot of the Unbox Festival (a collaboration between the BLOT!, Qilla Records and Unbox cadres), and Huntemann slayed the night presenting his acclaimed Paranoia Reactable show to Indian audiences. Now that he’s back, we thought we’d reunite the two to have an in-depth chat about life, creativity, gear and most importantly, music.
Apple calls it revolutionary. I disagree. The concept of radio is as old as … well, as radio. But no one’s made a curated streaming online service quite like this. With the forthcoming Music service, Apple will turn the music world on its ear.