Ah the Roland TR-808. It’s given us some good moments, hasn’t it? From 'Planet Rock' to today's breed of hip hop superstars, it's subby kick drum, tinny hi hats and weird AF triangle can be found on countless tracks.
It's time to open the dance music history books.
You’ve lugged your equipment across the city centre to reach your destination, having taken two buses, a train and a 20-minute walk staggering beneath the weight of your back-breaking record bag. You pitch yourself up behind the booth and begin your set. A few hours in you sense the time is right to hit play on the record you’ve been addicted to all week. The euphoria is brewing within your soul as you look up to bathe in the glowing adulation of the crowd, then… nothing. There’s an old man propping up the bar, a part-time Topman model is being carried out the place and a hen night straggler is shouting “GOT ANY SEAN PAUL?” in your ear. Your heart sinks, but you’re a pub DJ, so you’ve come to expect these things.
Italian photographer and filmmaker Domenica Melillo has shared details of her documentary titled Discotex, which chronicles her adventures exploring the forgotten treasures of Italy’s disco-era nightclubs.
It's that time of year again. Sónar Barcelona is back and boasting a line-up brimming with talent. Up and comers mingle with legends of the game alike across three days and two nights of some of music's most exciting, experimental and avant-garde acts.