News Round-Up: 1/12/17

Bad new for Birmingham ravers, good news for London ravers. New rave-inspired Eurorack modules from Mumdance. And an explanation of why rave is everywhere in 2017.

Fight for your right. Esteemed Birmingham party complex Rainbow Venues has been closed down following a drug-related death, despite the operators being recognised for their high security measures. The club will fight the ruling. More here.

Yes we Khan. The London mayor has announced city developers will be subject to the ‘agent of change’ principle. It means if they build near existing music venues, they are responsible for sound proofing on behalf of tenants. More here.

Various Artists: Diggin’ In The Carts, A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music by Hyperdub

Sound tracks. Dazed speak to the composers of legendary computer game soundtracks from Japan’s 8-bit era. Read it here.

Dive in. Take an in-depth look at the new Wavetable synth device in Ableton 10 courtesy of the developers themselves, here.

In the mix. The Guardian looks at how rave music has been co-opted by the fashion and art worlds, as well as politics, 25 years on since the first illegal parties. Read it here.

Your mum. MUM M8 is a new Eurorack low-pass filter based on the circuits used in the classic Akai S950 sampler. It has added resonance control, dual audio inputs and more. Check it out above, full details here.

Free again! Elektron has made Overbridge free for all compatible products having previously tried to charge for basic and premium editions. Those are both done away with, as Music Radar explain here.

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