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How It Was Made: Christian Hornbostel -Annus Alchemicus

21 November 2022

Christian Hornbostel has released his fifth album ‚Annus Alchemicus‘ (from the lat. ‚Alchemical Year‘), sticking to his ‘Latin titles’ concept. Recorded as usual at the foot of the Upper-Bavarian alps, the new twelve tracks, without any names and numbered with Roman numerals, ideally represent the months of a year-long journey through transformation and experimentation.  This […]

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How It Was Made: Fatboy Slim ‘Rockafeller Skank’ (Jay Robinson Remix)

31 October 2022

Back in 1998, Fatboy Slim released an album that would rock the electronic music world to its core, the seminal You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby. Over 20 years later, the lead single, The Rockafeller Skank, sees a fresh new remix from rising talent Jay Robinson. To celebrate the remix’s release, we asked Jay to break […]

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How It Was Made: Mild Minds – DEVOTION

1 August 2022

Contents How To Make A Track Like Mild Minds  Step 1. Mild Minds’ Synth Work Step 2. Creating The Groove Step 3. Transitional FX Step 4. Use Controllers and Pianos Step 5. Ideology Towards Producing Music While the past decade has seen Benjamin David as the driving force behind several successful artist projects, 2017 saw him […]

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How It Was Made: Coe – Spin Cycle

19 July 2022

Back in June, London’s Coe released his Spin Cycle EP, the follow-up to his acclaimed Radial release on Woozy Records. Chopped snappy vox and snips of laughter sit over a volley of bouncy kick and sludgy bass tremors – this is futuristic, cheeky, tripped-out electro, prime for a full club meltdown. Spin Cylce is an incredibly produced […]

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Anjunadeep’s Durante takes over remix duties for Bookah Shade’s ‘Fire & Rain’ and we learned how it all came together in this week’s How It Was Made

4 July 2022

Durante is on a fast track to becoming a house hold name in the melodic house and progressive scene.  Already racking up releases on labels such as Armada, Anjunadeep, and Last night On Earth, his production chops and skills behind the decks have awarded him collaborations with the likes of Diplo and Amtrac.  ADVERTISEMENT Thanks […]

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How It Was Made: Yann Tiersen – 11 5 18 2 5 18

4 July 2022

Contents Breton based artist Yann Tiersen is releasing his newest album 11 5 18 2 5 18, which is set to release on 6/10 via Mute on CD and digital platforms with a vinyl version dropping on September 30. Following the release with fresh tour dates stretching across North America.  Yann has so far released […]

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How It Was Made: Anor Londo – Caos & Materia

29 June 2022

In April, Anor Londo released his EP Caos & Materia, stems from an analogy between hermetic philosophy and the composer’s mindset. Heavely influenced by the practice of alchemy, the EP is an excellent body of work with outstanding sound design. Anor was kind enough to showcase some of the tools used in the EP’s creation. […]

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How It Was Made: Sleepy & Boo – Lucent [Where The Heart Is]

6 May 2022

We’re always trying to envision how a track will sound on the dancefloor when it’s being played out, and what kind of scenario would a DJ play it. Is this track something for the peak hours of a party, is it better to build the groove of the party, like a warm-up vibe? And once […]

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How It Was Made: Rony Seikaly’s Ephemeral

3 May 2022

Rony Seikaly is a Miami-based producer with some seriously prodigious musical output, pulling inspiration from a truly unique origin story. He found his initial burst of stardom playing professional basketball in the NBA and it’s this same drive that got him to succeed in that competitive industry is what allowed him to sore to new heights […]

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How It Was Made: David Lindmer’s ‘Altered State’

3 May 2022

David Lindmer’s ‘Altered State’ EP dropped on Nora En Pure’s Purified Records last month, and it’s dark and brooding progressive house melodies and pounding techno percussions percussions have caught the attention of heavyweights from across the industry.  Read Magnetic’s Full Review Of David Lindmer’s EP Here The ‘Altered States’ EP sees the Purified Signee honing […]

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How It Was Made: Ruth Royall – New Ride [Our Space]

25 April 2022

Fresh from the debut single and collab with Spearhead Record founder BCee – Sunshine on SIGMA’s relaunched Beats, Bass, Ruth Royall continues to light up the drum & bass world with the latest enchanter New Ride via Our Space. From starting her career at 14 voicing the X-Factor video game to recording a jazz album […]

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How It Was Made: High Contrast – Music Is Everything (Pola & Bryson Remix)

21 April 2022

This year marks the 20th anniversary of High Contrast‘s debut album ‘True Colours’ and to celebrate the heavyweight has enlisted some of the scene’s most promising talent to put their own spin on the originals he made 20 years ago. To celebrate, a special 20th-anniversary edition of the LP will drop on vinyl on Record […]

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