John Bowen has been involved with some of the most influential synthesizers ever: the development of the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 & Prophet VS. After Sequential was bought by Yamaha at the end of the 80s, John Bowen moved over to Korg where he helped design the Korg Wavestation series and also the Korg OASYS system.
At the end of the 90s John Bowen started to develop for the Creamware Scope dsp platform and among other projects, he recreated the Prophet 5 and a totally new synthesizer called Solaris. After many years of planning, John Bowen decided to create a hardware version of the Solaris and the first preview was made at the Frankfurt Messe 2007.
Playing for peanuts
Sebastian Ahrenberg, better known as Seba is a drum and bass producer and DJ from Ingarö, an island just outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Sebas career started in the middle of the nineties when he formed the ambient drum and bass band Peanut Planet and have since built himself a solid reputation in his genre. Seba is the owner of Secret Operations, a drum and bass record label. I caught him a few days after jockeying in the new year and winning a game of Monopoly.