Well, we’ve got a few funny surprises for you in today’s roundup: First up, there is a real-life Inspector Morse, and someone’s made a nice documentary on the young Norwegian fellow. And two, it’s true… Deadmau5 is in the new Dave Grohl-directed Soundgarden video. Click on through to check it out.
- Moderat, the infamous partnership between Berlin producers Modeselektor and Apparat, have a new LP planned for August. “It’s simply more than ‘just’ making music together. It is, again and again, an experiment of exploring our similarities and differences and to interlace them to something new and exciting,” they say. (full story)
- Generally speaking, a new Soundgarden video wouldn’t be the type of thing we post on Beatport News, but their clip for “By Crooked Steps” warrants a little discussion: one, early in the video the band shames a laptop DJ at a club, and two, THERE’S A FREAKING DEADMAU5 CAMEO! Watch all the way through to check out Joel Zimmerman’s turn as a traffic cop.
- Not something you see every day: Vibe’s done some hunting and pulled out a few long-lost pics of Swedish House Mafia from over the years—many of which are from before SHM existed. (full story)
- Todd Terje’s “Inspector Norse” was one of our—nay, everyone’s—favorite tracks from last year. Now Terje let’s us into the world of the real-life Inspector Norse in this great little documentary, entitled Whateverest. (full story)
- In case you didn’t catch it, MIDI turns 30 this year, and one of its creators, Dave Smith—yes, he of Dave Smith Instruments and also the founder of Sequential Circuits—is receiving a technical Grammy for his having engineered the protocol back in 1983. Here he speaks with NPR’s Marketplace on MIDI’s birthday. (full story)
- Yves De Mey and Peter Van Hoesen—who comprise the Belgian/German duo Sendai—speak with Mutek about the challenging, abstract beat music they make together. (full story)