This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

When you think of electronic music, it conjures up images of big beats, layered synths and auto tune heaped on with an oversized ladle, but it all had to start somewhere.

One of the first instruments to make controlled noise out of volts was the Theremin in 1920 – and you didn’t even have to touch it to hear how ground-breaking it was…  Continue reading »

This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Music is an intrinsic part of the Christmas spirit.   Carols are sung pretty much the world over and anyone who’s been shopping during December in the past 50 years is sure to relate sleigh bells to a specific month of the year.

But these are old stereotypes – in the past few decades, many songs have been written which are now engrained into the psyche of the public.   How do they do it?   When did this obsession with Christmas pop music begin?

Let’s have a look…
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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Pretty much every conventional band has a drummer.   They’re the backbone of the music, the driving force atop which the melody resides… the irritating band member that’s always late.   But have you ever looked at a drummer’s kit?   Like, really looked at it?

If you think about it, it’s quite an obscure set-up, right?   I mean, who thought to put two cymbals together to make the hi-hat?   And when was it decided that the bass drum should go on the floor with a pedal to trigger it?

I think it’s time to delve into the history of the Drum Kit…

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Video games are huge.

Over the past few decades, video gaming has progressed from a few lab coat-clad geeks playing virtual tennis to become the most lucrative industry in the entertainment world – surpassing movies and even the music industry in terms of sales in 2008 – so to any naysayers who still think of video games as a childish hobby, it’s time to crawl out of the rock you’ve been living under.

With that growth established, you might be able to appreciate it a bit more when I say that the music within those games has grown on a par with their popularity – but what happened along the way?   How did we get from piercing sine waves to the epic, interactive musical scores, sound design and dialogue we have today?

It all started with…

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The following article was written by my homeslice Murray from www.beginnerDJ.com – he’s really knowledgeable when it comes to DJing and plans to bring out a bunch of blogs and hopefully video tutorials!   be sure to check it out and get your RSS on! :)

The History of DJing

To look at the history of DJing we have to go back, waaaay back.

Before we delve into the world of DJing, it’s important to know where it all started from, before the first record was spun.

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Distortion.   What does it make you think of?

If you’re a rocker you’ll jump to guitars, a drum and bass head then you’ll spring to some violent synths… a studio engineer and you’ll head for the nearest noose.   It’s certainly a versatile technique.   But where did it come from?

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