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The $100 BeatStep Sequencer and Controller: Everything You Want to Know [Review, Resources]

Even if Arturia’s BeatStep did nothing other than act as a dumb controller, it might get your attention. The compact control surface / sequencer hardware runs about $100 street. As a controller, it has both 16 pads and 16 endless encoders (with notches, so you can feel where you are), plus transport triggers and a … Continue →

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Pink Mountaintops – “The Second Summer Of Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pink Mountaintops are gearing up to release Get Back, their first album in nearly half a decade. Outside of the head-scratchingly strange lead single “North Hollywood Microwaves,” featuring a gust rap from Annie Hardy, the band’s singles have been in the vein of the solid rock music we’ve known them for. Now you can hear [...]



Percussions (Four Tet) – “Blatant Water Cannon” & “Ascii Bot”

After SXSW, Four Tet was on my flight from Austin to Charlotte. I saw him sitting up in first class, feet stretched out, drinking Naked juice and reading The Goldfinch, all casually baller. He looked like a man who knows how to live life. But given the ridiculous volume of his recent output, I’m almost [...]



Chance the Rapper Channels Elton John

Kyle Ellison lives his life like a candle in a wind tunnel Chance the Rapper is the kind of clumsy-ass Sesame Street rap name that we all wish we didn’t have to say out loud. For the most part you can get away with shortening it to Chance, but on a scale of 1 to… Continue reading »

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