Morning Roundup

Maceo Plex speaks on Nina Kraviz remarks, Eno heals, Kompakt's oral history, and the most important breakbeat of all time

By Ken Taylor

Well, after the big Nina Kraviz “bubblegate” controversy of last week, Maceo Plex has got a bit more to say—in particular, he wants to apologize to Kraviz for his previous remarks. Check out what he told The Independent in today’s roundup.

- This may not feature the most lively of voiceovers you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing, but despite its narration, this video does a really nice job of jogging through the history of the centerpiece of much of modern electronic music—the Amen Break. Get schooled!

- Propellerhead Reason 7 is less than two weeks away! (full story)

- A lot has happened to Cologne techno powerhouse Kompakt over the last 20 years, and Resident Advisor has gathered a cast of characters that have graced its storied hallways for an oral history. Wolfgang Voigt, Jorg Burger, Riley Reinhold, and more sound off on the label’s legacy. (full story)

- Ever the innovator, experimentalist Brian Eno has taken to creating healing music-and-light installations for hospitals, the first of which launched this week at Montefiore Hospital in Hove, East Sussex, England. (full story)

- Lastly, Maceo Plex caused a bit of a stir a week or so ago when he made some remarks about Nina Kraviz’s appearance in a Resident Advisor-produced tour documentary on the Siberian producer/DJ. Now Maceo has elaborated on the whole debacle with The Independent. See what he has to say: (full story)