The Casio Rapman

Of all the vintage digital toys cluttering up my home studio, perhaps my favourite is the Casio Rapman, which I reviewed for Making Music magazine in 1991 (see below). Until working with Swami Baracus on last weekend's Immersion Songwriting event I'd never seen it used by a really gifted rap artist. It struck me that its collection of cheesy oldschool riffs deserved to be shared…

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Tips for Playing SxSW?

Q: I'm a UK artist playing at South By Southwest for the first time this year. Do you have any advice or tips on how to get noticed? A: You're already doing the right thing by starting to contact people from the UK media who might be going out there, such as myself. Alas the BBC only sent me out there for the first time…

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