808 The Movie


This month sees the long awaited release of the much anticipated documentary ‘808 The Movie’.

Alexander Dunn’s documentary on the Roland TR-808 charts the rise and fall of the legendary drum machine whose boom-bastic low end helped give birth to hip-hop and modern EDM. Everyone from Phil Collins to Li’l Jon weighs in on the significance of this clunky “Rhythm Composer” black box, with plenty of party people attesting to how the presence of its electro-funky beats could get folks up out of their seats and make their bodies sway.

Roland AIRA MX-1 Mix Performer


The MX-1 Mix Performer brings together your synths, drum machines, loops, DAW tracks, and more into a single performance-optimized mixing instrument. Combining elements of a mixer, control surface, audio interface, and step-based effector, the MX-1 is designed to be the nerve center of your electronic music rig. It’s a mixer you can play – and so much more.

Available March 2015.

Addictive Behaviour 10 – ED:IT (Drum & Bass)


Available on vinyl from 23rd February 2015 on Addictive Behaviour.
Digital downloads available March 9th 2015.

Courtesy of Cygnus Music PR.

Roland Promars Plug-Out VST


Roland have just announced the latest addition to their series of plug-out synthesizers in the shape of the Promars Compuphonic.

The Promars synthesizer was originally produced by Roland in the early 1980s and was a predecessor to the classic Roland Jupiter. It’s since become one of the hardest vintage synthesizers to track down on the second hand market.

As with Roland’s previous plug-out instruments, you don’t need to own a System-1 in order to use it since it’s able to run as an independent VST plug-in.

Available March 2015.