Acid Box Blues is the home of dyLAB, a Melbourne based Acid Music Maker, I like to tinker with analogue boxes, and sounds that come out of them. I am an English born but Melbourne based acid music producer. Over the past number of years I have crafted a solid body of music, releasing tunes […]
My latest EP out on Enigmatic Output is title House Speak. Three tracks of techno house vibes featuring my Boss PC-2 pedal on speaking duties. Yes all the vocals are analogue synthesis 🙂 You can buy the EP now on beatport https://pro.beatport.com/release/house-speak-e-p/1754398 Listen to youtube preview below of two tracks from the EP House Speak […]
I recently completed a remix of Acidulant’s track “The Acid Music” on his “Doing it Right” Ep out on Balkan Vinyl. You can have a listen to the remix below. Big bass line dripping with a ton of reverb. Doing It Right by Acidulant Check out the whole EP. Maltese producer Acidulant’s full debut EP […]
Top notch acid techno from this long time producer and lover of all things analogue. 3 deep tracks, propelled by classic drummachine sounds and a chirping 303, without losing the subtle touch.. My first release on New York Haunted – its 3 tracks of techno/ acid called SHNC, 2 mellow and one fast one. Featuring […]
I have a new EP out now called Success on Clash and Splash. Its out now on beatport. Its a three track EP featuring my new studio addition a Yamaha CS-10 and a fair bit of the Roland GAIA too. You can have a listen to tracks below. The tracks are SuCSeeded SuCSess SuCSeed Thanks […]
Unfold is an local Organisation aimed at cultivating Melbourne’s Techno community. Through their events, podcasts and any medium they can get our hands on, they aim to give artists a space to breath, create and unfold. They asked me recently to do a live set for their podcast series, so I got all the gear […]
I have archived all my radio shows for FNOOB TECHNO and Seance Radio on https://hearthis.at/dylab/#sets. You can grab all the FNOOB shows here https://hearthis.at/dylab/set/dylab-live-from-the-studio-for-fnoobtechnocom/ All the Seance Radio shows are available here https://hearthis.at/dylab/set/seance-radio-shows/ Seance also have an archive on their website. You can grab them all here http://seanceradio.co.uk/artist/dylab/.
My latest radio show for Seance Radio went out on the 6th of December. You can watch the first 20 minutes of the show below. The acid line for the first track is from the MILWAUKEE VS MELBOURNE EP by Poor Boy Rich & Myself out on Council House Records. or listen and download the […]
I have been collecting the Boss Microrack effects units for a while now. Whilst I don’t have the complete set of them, I have got the final one I have been looking for, for quite a while. The Boss RPD-10, it is a stereo panning delay and chorus effect. It has 5 second to 2 […]
When is a delay effect not a delay ? Well in the video I made I use the feedback and tone on my Boss RDD-10 to start it making lovely feedback noises and use the modulation to get the effects moving along. The Boss RDD-10 has a cv input for the modulation so you can […]
I had the pleasure of doing a live set at Loop for for Acid Chicken and #normal. Its good fun to get out and give the machines a work out outside of the studio. This live set uses the Roland TR-8 and BassBot TT-303, reverb from Boss RRV-10 and Delay from Boss RPS-10, and mixed […]
I’ve started putting all my radio shows on hearthis.at. Hearthis is an alternative to soundcloud. The radio shows are all available for download. You can check out the shows at https://hearthis.at/dylab/ enjoy
Seance radio recently profiled me on their website. It runs through my creative process behind each of the radio shows and features lots of shots of my new studio setup. You can read it here http://seanceradio.co.uk/seance-insight-dylab/.
I have a monthly radio show on FNOOBTECHO radio. It goes out once a month on a Tuesday Morning at 10am GMT. Its 1 hour of live improvised techno from my machines. This is an archive of al the previous shows so have a listen. Check my facebook for the latest show dates.
When my new purchased Technology Transplant TT303 met with my TB303 Devilfish something good was bound to happen. What followed was a series of 15 minute acid workouts for you to enjoy. You can buy all three of these serious workouts from my bandcamp page http://dylab.bandcamp.com/album/fishy-technology
A four track EP celebrating the joy of the 1940’s Australian classic steel prefab Beaufort Home. These beautifully constructed homes are now a rare architectural oddity in Victoria though at the time there were plans to build 1000’s of these modernist steel beauties. You can buy this EP direct from my bandcamp page. https://dylab.bandcamp.com/album/steel-house
This is my homage to the great little synth the Roland SH101. Each track is uses a specific VCO range to create the sounds. This is a 4 track EP with some proper techno vibes. You can buy it now direct from my bandcamp page. https://dylab.bandcamp.com/album/sh101-business
For the past 4 months I’ve been doing a monthly radio show on Seance Radio. It goes out usually the first Sunday of each month around 11pm GMT. The show is around about 1 hour of live improvised techno combining my synths and drum machines with software run via the iPad using Phaedra as the […]
Ableton operator is a great FM synth with lots of options. Using Phaedra as my main sequencer and setting up VEL > OSC is operator allows me to draw in pitch data using velocity which is then mapped to the pitch in operator. You can also assign velocity to filter frequency and other settings. Using […]
I’ve had my MC202 for a long while – along with the Sh101 its one of the first synths I bought back in the late 1990’s. I’ve always enjoyed sequencing it but using it live meant writing patterns on the fly or using tape load to load new patterns. For a while now I’ve been […]
I have a profire 2626 and if you have one you’ll know that M-Audio have been slow to update any drivers for this product. I think 10.8 is the only currently supported Mac OS for the profire 2626. I’ve been reading some forums and have come across this suggestions. NB I haven tried it as […]
I have a new EP out on Vict’ry Acid . Its a studio jam type ep – heavy on the effects and analogue. Its called Black Irish. You can grab a copy from http://victryacid.bandcamp.com/album/black-irish Or have a listen below Cover art by the talented Billy Bleed.
On Saturday the 15th of March an old friend of mine passed away, he lost his fight with cancer and left behind a young family. I met Mutley in the early 90’s and got to know him over the years, as we were both regulars at warehouse raves, free festivals and squat parties at the time. […]
I have a new self released EP called Variant. After 2 weeks away from the studio in London I couldn’t wait to get back onto the gear and jam out some new sounds and this is one of the end results. Its 3 variations of a jam on my Roland TR 808, Boss SYB-3 and SH 101 with plenty […]
The April Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The April patterns (there were two this month) were from King Mental – the guy who looks after UKRUFF For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of gear used for each track, where the producer […]
The March 2014 Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The March pattern was from my acid of cassette Bradford Kraft. 15 tracks give his 22 step pattern a good run for its money For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of […]
The February 2014 Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The February pattern was from acid legend Mike Dred. 25 tracks give his sociosexual acid pattern a good rinse out. For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of gear used for each track, where […]
I have a new EP out called Microrack on a new independent acid label out of Australia called Vict’ry Acid . This 3 track EP a big work out for my boss micro rack effect boxes and features the SH101 as the main sequencer and cv out from the 101 running the tb303. Its pretty […]
A new studio setup and a now new sample pack. I have sampled my Roland D110’s extensive drum sounds. 63 hits of a mostly 80’s flavour. Big reverbed kicks, sharp snares, nice hats and brushes and my favourite native drums 1, 2 & 3 – which remind me of the 808 conga/tom variation. Nice for […]
Now I finally have a studio setup I have been exploring the audio possibilities of this setup. This EP is a collection of jams exploring my setup. Its free to download. Its primarily a drum machine based standing setup, with trigger outs running the SH101 & the Boss PC-2. All the other gear is synced […]
The January 2014 Acid Pattern Group compilation is out now for download – its free but feel free to pay what you like. The January pattern was from Drug Culture. 21 tracks of New Year Goodness to kick 2014 off with a bang For the synth nerds amongst you there are details of gear used for each […]