UK based producer Blame, AKA Conrad Shafie has been at the cutting edge of dance music for almost 20 years. It all started back in 1991 with the release of ´Music Takes You´ on Moving Shadow Records, which is regarded today as a key track in the early development of Drum and Bass music. Then in the mid 90s, Blame signed to LTJ Bukem´s Good Looking Records label and mixed the second volume in the now legendary ´Logical Progressions´ series. Then came his own 720 degrees label which saw the Blame sound evolve further and releases on Charge, Metalheadz and Hospital Records cemented his place in the hierarchy of UK Drum and Bass. Time and Space have interviewed him, and you can see it here!
He’s responsible for some of the most iconic British bass lines of all time, and now he’s playing Ashdown. Bruce Foxton was loving the tone of an Ashdown Electric Blue combo, purchased by the legendary Jam bassist for recording. Now hitting the road he’ll be bringing the low end with an ABM 900 head and ABM 810 cabinet. Check out From The Jam dates…
Audioholics.com reviews the SubDude HD, a platform for your subwoofer. Why would you want it? Well, a subwoofer, as you may know, generates a lot of vibration due to the fact that it puts out low frequencies and has a larger driver than most speakers. Well, these vibrations move into your floor and reduce the actual efficiency of the sub. After all, if it’s expending energy into moving your furniture around the room, its not putting all of its energy potential into making sound waves. Plus it can just be a nuisance - as anyone who has experienced dishes rattling in their cupboards during a bass-heavy scene can testify.
Music Radar have reviewed Ashdown’s Little Bastard Bass Amp this week. Their overall verdict: “There’s something very special about this set-up. It certainly looks good, but the sound of the EL84’s and a couple of 12-inch drivers is just so damn good to hear again. 4 1/2 out of 5!”
Gorillaz are to release a new song called ‘Doncamatic’ on November 22nd. The group recorded the track, a collaboration with British singer/songwriter Daley, just a few weeks ago.The inspiration for the new song and its name came from the KORG DoncaMatic, the groundbreaking Japanese-designed drum machine, introduced by KORG Inc. in 1963. The song features a sample of the voice of KORG’s founder and Chairman Tsutomu Katoh.
The latest incarnations of Fender’s famous Telecaster and Stratocaster models comprise the American Special series-built “by the people and for people” as value-conscious “guitars for the times.” They are designed specifically to bring the full Fender experience of a terrific-sounding, smooth-playing, rock-solid-built U.S.-made Fender guitar to the workingman without emptying his bank account.
Guitar icon and three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton released his 19th album a few weeks back…
Clapton created a collection that touches on everything from century-old traditional brass bands to little-known country blues to brand-new originals. The result is both relaxed and revelatory, and unlike anything the guitarist has done in his legendary career. See what Clapton had to say about the process of making the album and how to win a signature Fender Stratocaster model AND the sold-out Clapton Deluxe Limited Edition Bundle….
As included in Komplete 7, this tutorial gives an overview of both Abbey Roads 60s and 70s Drums, explaining basic parameters and the mixing desk as well as some of the advanced features such as randomization.This KONTAKT Instrument delivers expressive acoustic drums that combine detailed realism with flexible and nuanced control.