Coralcola Releases “X”

Long-time Make It New resident DJ and Worcester-based musician Coralcola surprised us by releasing a sixteen-song album.

“It’s been exactly 10 years since i made “Heath Ledger,” so i reuploaded it on bandcamp

Also decided to drop an unannounced ambient/drone album. Feel free to share with anyone you think might enjoy the album. <3"

Consider it shared! Please pay what you will…

Get lost in the fixed feedback of “Ten,” or the epic chord changes of “Fourteen.” Clocking in at around 106 minutes, the simply-titled masterwork is really a double-album full of immersive technique and impressive breadth.

It was announced yesterday that Coralcola will be playing with international live music group HVOB on February 8th at Make It New.

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HVOB are Anna Müller and Paul Wallner. The duo has established itself on the international electronic music scene not just with its releases, but more significantly as a live act as well. HVOB performs live on stage and always with a drummer.

Ableton 10 Now In Public Beta

It’s lit.

Be like Pete:

Soundcloud redesign shines spotlight on creator communities

A much needed home screen change

SoundCloud has introduced a refreshed home screen that allows users to see more music from the service’s most popular independent creators. The refreshed home screen features song collections sorted by genre and curated playlists popular in the platform’s community. The new home screen is a welcome update that should help differentiate the struggling service against rival offerings from Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Co-Founder Alex Ljung sure is excited:

Read more over at The Verge.

Legends of Synthesis: J Dilla and the MPC

When it comes to music synthesis, one of the most recent to stand out as a giant of innovation is Detroit hip-hop producer J Dilla. James Dewitt Yancey. Dilla produced music for Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, De La Soul, and many more. He was also a part of Slum Village, who made what some consider one of the greatest hip-hop records — Fantastic Vol. 2:

So when Red Bull Music Academy shared this video (“He used the MPC like Jimi Hendrix used the guitar”) via the folks at @voxdotcom, it sort of broke the internet.

As the first comment puts it: “Imagine what Dilla could have done with Ableton and a Push 2.” Indeed.