Introducing the Sony PS-F5– a very unique turntable created in 1983 around the same time as the Walkman. It was arguably the beginning of Sony’s own burgeoning portable music craze. It unfortunately wasn’t the same success as the Walkman. Production was halted and the remaining inventory was quickly sold at a discount and largely forgotten along with the records they played from the late 80’s through the late 2000’s.
With the resurgence in the popularity of vinyl recently, the player has come back into fashion. I randomly discovered it through an eBay search and saw that they were a very sought after item, commanding a premium price for a working model. Prices were anywhere from $100-200 US if broken, skyrocketing to $300-$600 or more for a working model. Accessories, the original box, manual, carry case, etc. all increased the price.
One item that is usually missing from the turntable is the U-shaped dust cover that went over the top. These were probably easily lost or even broken over the 30+ years. Since there is not source for original dust covers any longer, I took it upon myself to recreate the dust cover for the Sony PS-F5 and make it available for sale on Shapeways (a 3D printing manufacturer). You can purchase the dust cover in black or white strong and flexible plastic.
I’ve been invited to have a guest DJ set for All Tomorrow’s Parties on WVUD 91.3FM in Newark, DE. It’s simultaneously exciting and terrifying. The theme is synthpop, new wave and the Fairlight CMI. I’ve attempted to put together some cuts that I enjoy myself while trying to weave some threads through the artists.
I’ll be on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm EDT.
I love this Benny Benassi song “Satisfaction”, the saw-tooth bass and obvio-synthetic vocals stick in your head. Anyway, found two videos for it. The “dirty” one (below) is a RIOT! May be NSFW if girls in bikinis are frowned upon. It's sorta like the Snap-On calendar girls turned up to 11.
On this day of commencement at my alma mater I'm reminded of the great IDM music that was just coming of age when I first started college. B12 was signed to the WARP label which also harbored many other great acts. B12 later started their own record label as well as continued their own music. This is a two parter live radio set from Chicago's WNUR FM. Track listing included!
Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is giving away his new album titled The Slipp for free. You can even download it in several lossless formats and even in 24bit/96khz audio (if you have the heavy equipment). Or opt for the very well encoded MP3s like I did.
Glasgow School of Art trio SHITDISCO have made a really clever video for this song OK. It's the kind of video that makes you smile because you know it's a great idea and you wish you'd thought of it first but you didn't so you just enjoy it instead. Oh yeah, the music ain't bad either.
It's the 80's all over again! These artists bring the nostalgia back like a boomerang. You'll want to get out your leg warmers, neon colored sunglasses and your Atari 2600 and relive the best decade evar.