This Sega MegaDrive-powered synthesiser is exactly what we need in our lives right now…

There’s DIY synth projects, and then there’s this latest effort from Sam Battle, aka Look Mum No Computer. Battle has taken an old Sega MegaDrive and hooked it up to

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“When you feel it, it wraps itself around you…” Frankie Knuckles on the devastating impact of the Roland TR-909

Today, 9 September, marks ‘909 Day’ – an annual opportunity to commemorate the impact that the Roland TR-909 has had on electronic music – this site, for example, would likely be called

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Queen – Football Fight [November 1980]

With Bohemian Rhapsody likely to clean up at the Oscars this coming Sunday, it’s only fitting that for this week’s Throwback Thursday we pay tribute to a little-known synth pop

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Happy birthday to New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’, which turns 35 today… [March 1983]

It’s hard to believe that Blue Monday, the track that cemented New Order’s transition from a post punk outfit to synth pop superheroes, turns 35 years old today, 7 March

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A ‘Divine’ intervention [1982]…

Maybe I’m watching too much Ru Paul’s Drag Race at the moment (!), but back when the glamorous star of that show was just a twinkle in her creator’s eye,

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Happy 808 day everyone..!

To a generation of techno/acid/hip hop aficionados, August 8 means only one thing – an opportunity to reminisce about the mighty Roland 808, arguably the ‘rhythm machine’ of its generation

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Giorgio Moroder toasts 40 years of ‘I Feel Love’…

Now THIS was a good idea… Brooklyn, New York-based Schimanski pulled a jewel out of the record box on 27 July when it convinced moustachioed maestro Giorgio Moroder and Francois

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