9 Jul
The 2nd release in a series devoted to classic drum machines

Illustrator and toymaker Patrick Wong has released a limited-edition 3″ resin toy representative of his Beats Series — a collection designed in homage to old-school 12-bit drum machines. This time, Wong anthropomorphizes the legendary E-mu SP-1200 sampler, first released in 1987. With a limited-edition run of  only 50 toys, each is hand-crafted of polyurethane resin and thus to […]


27 Jul
A new leak from London producer's upcoming sophomore LP

Its been a good week for music, highlighted by Flying Lotus releasing his “Between Friends” track with Earl Sweatshirt. Now comes the other shoe from SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome). Like the London-based producer previous release via SoundCloud, “Gamelena”, “Gloss” was captioned with minimal text: “#gloss #sbtrkt analog music”. So here we are again, thankful that […]


20 Mar
British designer Rob Ricketts graphic odes to Roland

British graphic designer Rob Ricketts has designed a series of posters that illustrate the seminal 808 basslines from classic tracks dance tracks of yore. The Roland TR-808 is one of the most fundamental instruments of EDM, with a very classic analog look, which makes the posters not only super appealing to music nerds but also […]


15 Aug
Store your beats with this detailed 8GB drive

New from Alkota is this Roland Tr-808 Drum Machine-inspired flash drive. From Electronic to Country, the sounds from the seminal drum machine/synthesizer have been used in almost every genre of music. Heavy bass addicts, hip hop heads and synth fans will all appreciate the detail put into this scaled down version of the vintage drum […]


6 Apr
Austin, Texas trio prepare for May 10th album "E.S.P."

You have to love any band who’s favorite person to take a long train ride would be Uncle Buck and Yoko Ono. And those are two of the three first-ballot ride mates of Austin, Texas’ Love Inks — as they explain in our Q&A below. The trio play simple dream pop, stripped down indie united […]