I Won’t Ever Get To Play (Beats In Space)

A tribute to Tim Sweeney’s long-running radio show on WNYU, Beats In Space. He and his guest DJs provided inspiring and edifying music every week for over 20 years. Thanks for all the music Tim!

Techno’s Primordium

The creator of the Devilfish, Robin Whittle, once defined techno music as the sound of “machines cranking over, lovingly tended”. Well, it turns out that humans have been “tending” music machines, while they crank over, for a surprisingly long time! The earliest known mechanical musical instruments date back to 9th-century Baghdad. These were apparently water-powered… Continue reading Techno’s Primordium

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Hardware House

The Man With The Golden Drum Machineā„¢ – “The Big Sweep” TMWTGDM was a project born out of frustration with the sloppy midi clock timing of computer sequencers, now commonly known as audio workstations. I went back to hardware sequencing on a Roland MC-50 and MSQ-700, and synced a raft of drum machines together via… Continue reading Hardware House

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