Ron Trent and Fred P have also been tapped for the new series featuring music made on the AIRA line of hardware.
The AIRA line was launched by Roland last year as a way to revive the sounds of some of their classic machines (like the TR-808), and has since expanded to include quite a few different models. This new project is directed by Miho Ichikawa in collaboration with the German label Rawax and invites artists to make tracks with the new equipment and explore its possibilities.
The first 12-inch features Ricardo Villalobos on one side. His track was made with the TR-8, TB-3 and VT-3 devices, while the flipside sees Oscar Burnside (AKA Oskar Szafraniec) taking on the TR-8, VT-3, System-1 and SBX-1, with Infinite Livez on vocal duty. Rawax have indicated Ron Trent and Fred P will contribute future volumes, but details of those are still under wraps.
A Ricardo Villalobos - Rabbit Over
B Oskar Szafraniec feat. Infinite Livez - Vitality
Rawax will release Aira Series Vol. 1 on April 27th, 2015.