Wearable MIDI Ring Controller Puts Your Finger on the Pulse of Music

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Genki Instruments’ Wave Ring is a wearable MIDI controller that allows users to control sounds, effects and send commands with the motion of your hand. It’s one of the cooler tech inventions we’ve seen as of late.

Wave Ring was created in collaboration with musicians. Here’s how it works: a user slips on the ring and then has the ability to control and manipulate sounds and effects by simply waving their hand. Pretty cool, eh?

The Iceland-based team behind Wave Ring first developed the idea about three years ago. As the product evolved, the company later launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. Reaction among techies was enthusiastic to say the least — the results of their campaign far exceeded their $30,000 goal. To finalize the product, Genki Instruments partnered with Anamaly, an award-winning design firm, and Haltian, a product development manufacturer

The MIDI device can be connected to turntables or just about any instrument that runs via a computer. It can also be paired with bluetooth devices running most software production software and apps.

The unit ships in April and will be available for$200. If you act now, one can be yours for $129 on Indiegogo until the end of the month.

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Reggie Dokes March 2018 Chart

Reggie Dokes

  1. Brian Neal and Reggie Dokes – Detroit Luv EP (Psychostasia Recordings)
  2. Kai Alcé – NOT (NDATL)
  3. Pirahnahead – UR (Mahogani Music)
  4. Boo Williams – The Place of Safety (Strictly Jazz Unit label)
  5. Teddy Douglas – Land of Love (Ron Trent overdub) (Tribe Label)
  6. Phyllis Nelson – I Like You (Dessca Records)
  7. Javonntte – Zodiac (People of Earth)
  8. Gari Romalis and Reggie Dokes – Psycho Deep / Brown Sugar (Psychostasia Recordings)
  9. Reggie Dokes – Earth, Wind and Fire (We Play House)
  10. Reggie Dokes – My Soul Reaches Up EP (Shift Imprint)

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End of an Era: NME Ceases Print Publication to Focus on Digital


NME announced today that its print edition will cease on March 9. The move comes as parent company Time Inc. adopts a digital-first strategy. NME will continue to publish special issues in print, such as its new paid-for series NME Gold.

Born as New Musical Express in 1952, the publication served as a hotbed for music news and criticism. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart. In recent years NME faced declining ad sales. It relaunched as a free publication in September 2015, increasing its print run to 300,000 from a circulation of 15,000, but it continued to struggle.

Paul Cheal, Time Inc. UK group managing director, Music, said in a statement: “NME is one of the most iconic brands in British media and our move to free print has helped to propel the brand to its biggest ever audience on NME.COM. The print re-invention has helped us to attract a range of cover stars that the previous paid-for magazine could only have dreamed of.

“At the same time, we have also faced increasing production costs and a very tough print advertising market. Unfortunately we have now reached a point where the free weekly magazine is no longer financially viable. It is in the digital space where effort and investment will focus to secure a strong future for this famous brand.”

Keith Walker, digital director of NME, added: “NME has been at the digital forefront for more than two decades. Our global digital audience has almost doubled over the past two years. With these new developments, we are giving consumers even more of what they want from us. By making the digital platforms our core focus we can accelerate the amazing growth we’ve seen and reach more people than ever before on the devices they’re most naturally using.”

With the shuttering of the print edition, NME aims to keep going by focusing a suite of new “products” intended to optimize its digital footprint.

NME Audio, comprising two new music channels – NME 1 and NME 2 – is available on Regional DAB, the TuneIn App and on NME.COM. NME 1 will champion new talent on NME’s radar and NME 2 will feature a range of artists and NME classics. In addition, a new weekly franchise, The Big Read, is to launch on NME.COM, replacing the weekly cover star interview. This in-depth feature will also be the lead item in a weekly curation of NME.COM’s biggest stories available in the App Store.

Rouchos March 2018 Chart


  1. Because Of Art – Astral (Eponne)
  2. Anthony Fade – Higher (Sb Editz)
  3. Guy Incognito – Feelings (Unknown/White)
  4. Jane Oak – Low Pressure Zone (Caduceus)
  5. Paling Trax – Once Upon A Time In Palingtown (Paling Trax)
  6. Subjected – Selected Works Ii (Arts Collective Holland)
  7. James Welsh – Thread Remixes (Phantasy Sound)
  8. Stare5 – Void Swimmer Ep (Epm Music)
  9. Stef Mendesidis – Cyborg Ep (Projekts)
  10. David Carretta – Vicious Game 2018 (Gnd Germany)

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.

Pioneer DJ Unveil Updated DDJ-SB3 for Serato DJ Lite

Pioneer DDJ-SB3

Beginner and pro DJs alike have reason rejoice. Pioneer DJ have upgraded their DDJ-SB2 Serato DJ controller in the form of the improved two-channel DDJ-SB3. The unit sports a more inuitive interface, including the introduction of the dedicated play and cue buttons and the independent Auto Loop button.

In collaboration with legendary turntablist/arist DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pioneer DJ have introduced a new feature called Pad Scratch, which enables DJs to reproduce scratches based on Jeff’s own recordings by simply pressing the Performance Pads. Plus, smooth mixing is a breeze thanks to another new feature, FX Fade.

The DDJ-SB3 is available now at an SRP of £229 including VAT (roughly US $315). The DDJ-SB3 unlocks Serato DJ Lite – which is available for free download – when connected to a computer running the software.

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Fernando Lagreca February 2018 Chart

Fernando Lagreca

  1. Nachap – Rage
  2. Luzon – Manila Sunrise (Khainz Remix)
  3. Marc de Pulse – Kontrollverlust (feat. Xenia Beliayeva)
  4. Pisetzky – Orici
  5. Fernando Lagreca – Try the Wheel
  6. Thomas Schumacher – Stella
  7. Sin Sin – Pegasus
  8. Paride Saraceni – The Other Side (feat. Monce)
  9. Clint Stewart – Freight Trains
  10. Opuswerk – IUW
  11. Exilles – Maths
  12. JXTPS – X

DJs, submit your top 10 chart along with a photo and we’ll publish.