GDD™ Morning Update: Moby, Fort Romeau, Pearson Sound, Moog


Moby‘s album – most downloaded torrent of 2013
• Preview Fort Romeau‘s Forthcoming ‘Her Dream’ EP
Pearson Sound announces beatless 7″ Raindrops
Moog‘s Upcoming Sub37 Synth Detailed in New 20-Minute Video


Moby’s album – most downloaded torrent of 2013

Who would’ve thought it? Moby’s ‘Innocents’ album was the most downloaded BitTorrent of 2013, even beating Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ and American cult show Breaking Bad which saw its season finale illegally downloaded by more than 500,000 people.

Although the album was downloaded by legal means, through the BitTorrent Bundle, the total number of downloads totaled in at around 8.9 million.

This topped the amount of downloads Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Deadexperienced last year, each receiving 5.9 million, 4.2 million and 3.6 million respectively.

BitTorrent Bundle makes it easier to download and access torrents, compared to if they are illegal, and sits in between both legal and illegal torrenters.

(via Mixmag)


Preview Fort Romeau’s Forthcoming ‘Her Dream’ EP


London house specialist Fort Romeau (an artist more recently associated with the venerable Ghostly label) has announced that he’ll soon release a new EP via Frankfurt’sLive at Robert Johnson imprint in March. Entitled Her Dream, the forthcoming three-track effort appears to find Fort Romeau continuing to explore the dreamier sides of house, with a refreshingly subtle streak of soul in the mix. Few details have accompanied the announcement of the ascending producer’s next EP other than its release date, March 17, and the preview of Her Dream’s three tracks, which can be heard below.

(via XLR8R)


Pearson Sound announces beatless 7″Raindrops


David Kennedy might be best known for his slew beat-laden cuts on the Hessle Audio imprint (which he co-runs), but this new single looks to switch things up a bit.

Raindrops is the latest release on Kennedy’s own Pearson Soundimprint, and explores new territory for the bass vanguard. The 7″ features two distinct parts of the title track, and each one eschews the usual rhythmic rattle in favour of bubbling synthesized structures not a million miles away from Anthony Manning’s “forgotten classic” Islets in Pink Polypropylene.

It’s a daring move for Kennedy which confirms the direction for some time now: last year’s spacious Starburst EP sported an experimental leaning that was hard to ignore, and with Raindropsit sounds as if he’s ready to take the plunge whole-heartedly.

Raindrops will be released on January 31 via Pearson Sound. [via Juno Plus]

(via FACT Mag)


Moog’s Upcoming Sub37 Synth Detailed in New 20-Minute Video


Amidst the swell of continuing NAMM developments, a new video has surfaced detailing the features of the Sub37, Moog‘s new “paraphonic analog synthesizer” which is expected to see a release later this year. The Sonicstate website provides this comprehensive look at the Sub37 prototype—including its voice architecture similar to Moog’s SubPhatty synth, its built-in arpgeggiator, and a host of new routing and modulation features. Furthermore, what Sub37’s “paraphonic” quality actually is is explained in the 20-plus-minute video as well, which can be watched in full below.

(via XLR8R)