In today’s news roundup, we take a peek inside the synth-heavy studio of Portishead’s Adrian Utley, find out who the world’s most illegally downloaded artists are, and preview the trailer for a documentary on the influence of Laidback Luke, Tiesto, and more.
- Call him “busy.” Zedd and Sebastian Ingrosso collaborator Matthew Koma talks about his new album, remixing Bruce Springsteen, and whether or not he’s dating Carly Rae Jepsen. (full story)
- Portishead’s Adrian Utley shows off his synths, including a vintage Maestro Echoplex EP-4 tape delay and plenty of other drool-worthy analog goods. (full story with video)
- Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Sander Van Doorn, Tiesto, and all your favorite Dutch house jocks turn up in the trailer for a new film about the influence of the Netherlands on today’s electronic music scene. (full story with video)
- Demdike Stare, DJ Harvey, and Laurel Halo are set to play Mutek’s Mexico City installment in early October. (full story)
- New Order are heading back in the studio, with plans to make an “electronic synth album” due for next year. (full story)
- So who’s the most illegally downloaded artist in your area? (full story)