Trent Reznor and Mogwai to score Dicaprio’s new documentary.

Trent Reznor and Mogwai will team up to score Leonardo Dicaprio’s new documentary Before the Flood.  Continue reading “Trent Reznor and Mogwai to score Dicaprio’s new documentary.”

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Roland to re-release iconic TR-909

The Japanese company Roland is giving its iconic drum machine a reboot as the TR-09. The were only 10,000 of the original TR-909s ever produced by Roland but the drum machines distinctive sound became sought after due to the rise of techno, acid and house music.

 

Jamaican Rocksteady legend Prince Buster dead at 78.

Prince Buster passed away in a hospital in Miami after experiencing heart problems. Buster had suffered from strokes in his later years, one in 2009 left him unable to walk again.

Prince Buster was a godfather of both ska, and rocksteady and his early recordings laid the groundwork for what would become reggae. Buster’s impact on both the Jamaican musical landscape and World music in general cannot be overstated.