The music-tech world is ramping up for NAMM, the industry’s biggest trade show, which takes place at the end of January in Anaheim. And, as always, the world’s biggest synth makers are prepping to reveal their newest gear lines. So what’s Moog got up its sleeve? Click on through to see.

– Original Moog engineer and synth pioneer Herb Deutsch walks us through the latest synth in the company’s lab, and gives us a taste of what to expect at NAMM later this month. (full story)


– Italy’s Vertigo Festival, which takes place in the alps in August, has already announced its initial lineup, with M.A.N.D.Y. set to headline. Move D, Alex Niggemann, Reboot, and plenty of others have also signed on. (full story)

– It seems like we just wrapped up a visit to ADE—wait, we did, actually!—and they’ve already got the dates set for the 2013 installment of the conference, which happens October 16-20. (full story)

– “Uppercut” is Low Limit’s jittery submission for Ourobouros, the Innovative Leisure comp that he recently curated—and here’s its video, in all its gold-painted glory.


– Legowelt’s The Paranormal Soul was one of our favorite records last year. Now we get to take a peek into the studio of its maker, Danny Wolfers. (full story)

– Never one to shy away from controversy, New York rapper Zebra Katz is back with another censor-baiting track—and (actually sorta tame) video. That said, if you’re gonna play this one in your office, you may wanna put on headphones.


– Sasu Ripatti (aka Vladislav Delay, Luomo, and many other guises) talks with Resident Advisor about his new Raster-Noton releases and why he’s not interested in electronic music anymore. (full story)

– Eric Prydz had a pretty huge 2012, with the release of Pryda and some huge tour dates around the globe. One such event, his two-night stay at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, has been captured for all posterity.


– Jacques Greene—the Montreal-based house producer whose real name isn’t Jacques Greene—is about to hit the road for 13 US and Canadian dates in February. (full story)

– SFV Acid is a bit of an oddball—and it’s likely what makes his rudimentary house- and techno-infused tracks all the more appealing to us. Equally odd: This video for “As Is.”