Ras Neftali – “Steppaz Sound Killah LP” Is Out On Optikal Dubs

Ras Neftali - Steppaz Sound Killah LP - Optikal Dubs

Steppaz Sound Killah“, is our launch ODD011, a conglomerate created by Ras Neftali, ambassador of bass culture in Venezuela. The LP had the collaboration of Venezuelan producer ZoundColector, and great musicians from Venezuelan dub scene like Onechot, Adelking Farmer, Alexander “Motoraton” and the singer Nayra Gutiérrez.

The work is totally influenced by the sound of dub music, stepper, rocker beat, dancehall, even dubstep and dub-techno, a look at the “bass culture” of Jamaican and British sound systems. The lyrical content of Ras Neftali ranges from personal and spiritual experiences to social issues such as injustice and racial claims.

Tracklist

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Google celebrates the 44th Anniversary of Hip-Hop culture!!

The Google team has created a very special doodle that lets you play music from your own web browser. This doodle is dedicated to Hip-Hop movement’s anniversary that according to Google reach 44 years.

Check doodle Hip Hop Anniversary here.

Entering the doodle you can use a set of two turntables, a crossfader, a BPM control and a small collection of classic drum breaks, loops and samples. You also have a “sync” button that you can also deactivate to synchronize beats by hand.

Each recording is in stereo, so you can use your headphones or speakers you already have. A nice doodle to enjoy this curious tribute that includes a realistic experience of playing music and recordings.

You can see here how this great doodle was created.

Source: google

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Spinbox, New record player DIY for your vinyl records!!

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Now, with the revival of the vinyl record, Spinbox arrives. A portable turntable that you can assemble in a few minutes. In the box is offered the turntable, audio and power circuitry, amplifier and speakers, all pieces that you can put together to build it, plug it in and then play your vinyl records.

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The record player is part of a project in Kickstarter, with a target of $ 30,000 Spinbox has already $ 150,000. After having been presented last year, with a launch of 4,000 units with another crowdfounding campaign of three months; Spinbox, has all the guarantees of a finished design that works perfectly. It is customizable, and is offered in black, marble and brown cardboard finishes (other colors to come).

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Spinbox, will be sold at $ 99 per unit, its developers also offer volume packages for schools or stores, and their first shipments are expected for November 2017.

Open funding will close on September 1.

Source: kickstarter

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Watch the “Moog Drummer From Another Mother” creating a sick bassline!!

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For all those who are crazy about Eurorack synthesizers, Mack Bartsch a.k.a spaceprodigi, presented through her Facebook account, a nice demonstration that exposes the power of the module Moog Drummer From Another Mother.

The Moog Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM) is a limited edition product, created in the Moogfest 2017 by its Engineer VIP assistants. Bartsch in company of other assistants had the task of building this impressive module in those DIY sessions taught by an Moog engineer.

In the video Bartsch demonstrates everything the Moog Drummer From Another Mother can do.

Enjoy video below.

Source: spaceprodigi

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Marcus Intalex aka Trevino has died

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The drum and bass world scene is in mourning. The Manchester producer Marcus Kaye aka Marcus Intalex has died last weekend, the news was announced through the Facebook account of Soul:R label.

Various artists related to the Manchester scene expressed their condolences, surprised by their early goodbye. Marcus Intalex, who also developed his alterego Trevino, is considered a pioneer on the scene in Manchester, active since the early 90s, was the founder of Soul:R label, and co-founder of Revolve:R, emporiums dedicated to the most interesting drum and bass side, where genres such as soul, funk, jazz and disco were fused with voices, potent beats and subsonic basses. Kaye was the founder, resident DJ, and promoter of the Soul:ution series of drum and bass parties in Manchester.

Marcus Intalex was definitely one of the great musicians of Manchester thanks to his musical vision and his eagerness for technology, innovating and pushing the limits of creativity, making true timeless works that still captivate dancers and music lovers today.

R.I.P. Marcus Intalex.

Listen “Temperance” from the master Marcus Intalex below.

 

By Ed Vera

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Your Own Modernist Record Player Console On A Few Steps

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If you have a good collection of vinyl records, you could build your own cabinet in a modern style.
The initiative has a sumptuous design comes through the youtube channel Chris Salomone, who has shared a friendly guide for the construction of a magnificent shelf for vinyl and turntable console.

With a dynamic video, we can learn basic steps to create a parallelogram design with sense of movement, being at the same time a complete functional piece of furniture.

Check video below.

Source: thevinylfactory

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Ras Neftali – “Steppaz Sound Killah LP” Is Out On Optikal Dubs

Ras Neftali - Steppaz Sound Killah LP - Optikal Dubs

Steppaz Sound Killah“, is our launch ODD011, a conglomerate created by Ras Neftali, ambassador of bass culture in Venezuela. The LP had the collaboration of Venezuelan producer ZoundColector, and great musicians from Venezuelan dub scene like Onechot, Adelking Farmer, Alexander “Motoraton” and the singer Nayra Gutiérrez.

The work is totally influenced by the sound of dub music, stepper, rocker beat, dancehall, even dubstep and dub-techno, a look at the “bass culture” of Jamaican and British sound systems. The lyrical content of Ras Neftali ranges from personal and spiritual experiences to social issues such as injustice and racial claims.

Tracklist

OUT  NOW!

Free Download Version (Mp3 128kbps) available here:
Download

BUY (Worldwide)

Mp3 192 kbps / 320kbps / Wav Format

Juno Download

Beatport Pro

Digital Tunes

itunes

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Robert Miles, Creator of Dance Music Anthem Children, Has Died Aged 47

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Today is mourning the world electronic scene with the passing of Italian dream trance star Robert Miles, who has died aged 47 on the Spanish island of Ibiza, on May 9.

The producer was known for imposing a unique character style, hoisted by strings and melodic pianos mixed with a slower punch tempo rhythms, creating nostalgic and beautiful landscapes that captivated everyone in the mid 90s. His “Children” hymn of 1995 sold more than 5 million copies and spent 13 consecutive weeks in the number one of the Euro Top 100.

Miles was also characterized by powerful dj sets that contrasted with his dream style, being techno and ambient his favorite genres that he played arround the world, filling the dance floors around the world. He created eight studio albums, his debut album Dreamland is the best known of his work and the most representative.

According to diverse information in social networks, his death is related to cancer that the dj suffered for a long time.

Now, Miles is immortalized in his music, our memories and hearts.

Check his hymn Children below.

Source: telegraph

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Reissue Radiohead – OK Computer On 3LP Vinyl + Unreleased Tracks Forthcoming

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Ok Computer album from 1997 created by Radiohead, opened the way to the new British alternative rock, a work that was almost unanimously acclaimed by specialized critics, this piece marked a before and after on the world music scene.

Now, the band will release a new edition in vinyl through XL Recordings. The special edition includes the original twelve songs album + three unreleased tracks (‘I Promise’, ‘Lift’ and ‘Man Of War’) and eight B-sides, all remastered from the original analogue tapes.

The package features three 180-gram black vinyl records, a book with unpublished art works and lyrics of all songs. In addition, a notebook with 104 pages of notes scrawled by the same Thom Yorke, a 48-page sketchbook with of Donwood and Tchock and a C90 cassette tape with demo of Ok Computer.

As if that were not enough, 23 tracks will also be released in MP3s of 320k, Wav 16/24 bit and Compact Disc on 23rd June. (Download Cassette inside the box).

The special edition is only available at oknotok.co.uk to be sent next July.

Price: £100 / $130 / €120

Check photos below.

Radiohead Ok Computer - Optikal Dubs

Radiohead Ok Computer - Optikal Dubs

Source: oknotok

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Mondo Celebrates “Alien Day” With Original Alien Soundtrack Reissue On 4LP Vinyl

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Today, for all big fans of Alien franchise, we are celebrating Alien Day. The saga that began in 1979 has an unquestionable reach in the science fiction world, for that reason, we are happy to pay tribute to this nasty creature and to all its universe, this date 26th April.

Why do we celebrate Alien Day today? Do you remember the planetoid where Nostromo guys find eggs of the xenomorphs? Well, that planet is called LV-426 the place where everything begins, and that is why the date coincides perfectly with the genesis of this whole horror films world.

Alien LV426

Mondo label pays tribute to this special day. The original soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith will be released in a 4xLP vinyl color 180g Special Edition. The sleeves of each record, were created by Tyler Stout, with different illustrations, ranging from egg to its final Xenomorph form.

Also be released a 2xLP on vinyl 180g black or color, with Kilian Eng illustrations.

Price: $75

It is worth mentioning, that according to information from The Vinyl Factory magazine, last year Mondo celebrated Alien Day with a vinyl release filled with liquid, limited to only 75 copies.

Today fans will celebrate with global live stream event in Fox Studios L.A.

Today you can make Pre-Orders on MondoTees.com.

Check photos below.

Alien Day - Mondo - Soundtrack - Optikal Dubs

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