New photo of my studio together with the Adam A7X monitors

August 11, 2014

XAKK Studio 2014

Here’s what the studio looks like at the moment. I have installed my new Adam A7X monitors and switched around the stuff in the rack. Now there should be room for some euro modules as well.

Commodore 64 demos are part of our cultural history

August 9, 2014

Last year the demo No Sleep 2 (1987) by my old C64 group XAKK was chosen to be part of the exhibition Typemotion at ZKM at the Center for art and media in Karlsruhe Germany.

If you missed the exhibition you can catch it again and again since it’s a travelling exhibition. Next up will be in Vilnius, Lithuania and the National gallery of art, the branch of the Lithuanian art museum, between Oct 10 and Nov 9, 2014.

Improvisation on a Roland System-100 Semi-modular analog synthesizer

August 2, 2014

I did a demo of some of the possibilities using sample & hold on the System-100. This is a bit different from the usual stuff I do nowadays but here you go..

Bibio-Down to the sound (Bjorn Fogelberg Remix)

July 12, 2014

Here is my first bootleg remix of the summer. My Deep House summer version of Bibio – Down to the sound. Listen and download before Soundcloud takes it down.

One more banging track from a forthcoming EP

July 9, 2014

Check out this brand new, refurbished version of my old track called Heavy Skitz. This will be part of the second, still unamed EP which will be released in the autumn on 2014.

New track added to my SoundCloud page

June 21, 2014

For a while now I have been working on refurbishing some of my older and previously unreleased tracks. When I’m done I plan to release them as two EPs. One with some Electronica tunes and the other with the more banging Progressive House, Tech House stuff. I have uploaded one of the tunes that will part of the latter EP and it’s called FGP. Some of you that have been following me for 10-15 years may remember it as Future Gene Pool. Originally made in 2003, but never properly released. Anyway.. This is pounding Tech House / Progressive House / Techno. Deep deep bass on this one.

Check it out and don’t forget to listen to my other music on soundcloud.com/knatter.

Download Jnana for free

May 12, 2014

My latest original release Jnana is now free to download on Soundcloud.

Bye bye Ubetoo

March 23, 2014

I’m cancelling my subscription with the music distribution site Ubetoo. The only track I have with them, Jnana, will be added to the excellent service Distrokid instead.

Reasons for ending the deal with Ubetoo are 1: They’re move expensive than it’s worth for me and 2: They fucked up the Beatport release date for my track Jnana. Because of their fuckup it got several weeks delayed and was never shown among the new tracks on Beatport. Consequently it got buried among hundreds of other older tracks.

Mind your matter added to Spotify

March 23, 2014

Mind your matter, one of my biggest trance tunes in terms of who played it (Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schulz etc) and how much it sold on Beatport, is now available for streaming on Spotify again. 2014 remaster! Check it out.

http://open.spotify.com/album/5yOmDGy4X0NVqRGsOhKUnK

The sounds of the LXR drum synthesizer

February 4, 2014

Sonic Potions LXR

So what does the LXR actually sound like? Too show you, I just recorded some loops that I made last weekend. The sounds on this demo uses a mixture of imported samples (from TR707/808/909) and sounds synthesized live on the LXR. This is a pretty straight forward basic demo with not much manipulation of the sounds. I’ll try to add some more demos in the future with examples of the digital madness you can cram out of this baby.

Check out the LXR on www.sonic-potions.com