Program Your 808

You probably remember the first round of these prints: Afrika Bambaataa, Cybotron, A Guy Called Gerald and Adonis. Four classic beats and how you’d program them on the Roland TR-808 – that was the basic idea behind Rob Ricketts‘ poster series. On March 1st, the Birmingham-based designer announced eight new designs that will all be available shortly for £12.00 each. Here’s a look at them:

Rob Ricketts' 808

Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock (poster)
Cybotron – Clear (poster)
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (poster)
Adonis – No Way Back (poster)
Hashim – Al Naafiysh (poster)
Freeez – I.O.U. 1983 (poster)
Warp 9 – Light Years Away (poster)
Mantronix – Needle To The Groove (poster)
C.O.D. – In The Bottle (poster)
B.B & Q Band – Genie (poster)
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (poster)
Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (poster)

The size for the posters is A3 (297mm x 420mm), all Indigo printed on 200gsm Symbol Freelife Satin paper. If you’re after the whole batch, you can choose between several bundles on Rob’s online store.

September 13, 2013 If you planned ordering some records from Bleep, let me mention that they sell Rob’s posters as well!

Edits by Edit

Nitzan Hermon, founder of Fine Art Records and a man with overall good taste (check his tweets) has launched a new poster project titled “Edits by Edit.” Thirteen creatives, designers and musicians, took a minimal approach to design posters that represent music genres. Here are some of the results:


Haven’t decided on a favourite myself, but I’m somewhere between Twist, Detroit Techno and New Wave.

Each screen printed poster comes in A1 size (that’s 594×841 millimeters or 23.4×33.1 inches) and costs $75. You can get your’s on the Edits by Edit website or the Bleep store.

Weekly Bits 37/2009

You know I have a crush on the Kindred Spirits label, so I’m pleased to report they have some new releases. Build an Ark will soon return with their new album “Love”, in the meantime you can listen to the new EP which is available for pre-order. Already available is the album from the Kindred Spirits Ensemble, should be in stock at every good record store.

As I continue sucking up everything related to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue album lately, I stumbled across these Legacy Podcasts about Jazz of 1959. In four episodes you can learn about jazz in the year ’59, the making of the milestone album Kind of Blue, but also on Dave Brubeck’s and Charles Mingus’ albums that came out that year.

I very much enjoyed Resident Advisor’s interview with Disco punk DJ Harvey and you should also check out FACT’s interview with Floating Points.

Mymanhenri has posted this live recording of Dorian Concept, Mamiko Motto and Cinnaman playing at L.A.’s Dublab.

Fans of the classic Reinforced label might want to show their love with this new (ehm, oldskool) t-shirt. And if I had some money left, I’d get me one of these Ghostly 10 Year Edition Posters from ISO50.