Happy Friday! In today’s news, we start with a few big announcements, including the untimely break-up of Crookers and the timely unveiling of Serato DJ. So let’s get at it!
- First up, the Italian electro-house duo Crookers (pictured above) is calling it quits. “After having worked together for more than eight years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions,” member Bot says. (full story)
- Roger Linn, the creator of two of the most important pieces of electronic-music-making gear ever—the LinnDrum and the Akai MPC—has a ton of products that never made it to primetime. Check out a few of the designs that got shelved along the way. (full story)
- Serato DJ is coming. The software will be released to the public on November 1st, and right now you can peep a few screenshots of how it looks. (full story)
- Electronic music would be nothing without the proliferation of low-bit videogame soundtracks. Dummy takes a look at the very best of the lot. (full story)
- Snowbombing, a huge Austrian festival set to take place in April, has announced its initial lineup, with Carl Cox, Todd Edwards, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Brackles, and plenty more appearing. (full story)
- And to take you fully into the weekend, Parisian art prankster Mr. Brainwash has directed the new video for David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s “Metropolis.” Check it out.