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TMA-2 KNTXT EDITION

We have done a special project with KNTXT, the boutique label curated by DJ and record producer Charlotte de Witte - recently ranked as #1 on the Alternative DJ Mag Top 100 chart!

YOU ASKED FOR IT

The RP-01 was developed in collaboration with Benji B, the man with the idea behind the product/design, for the TMA-2 Deviation Music edition. After seeing all of your comments and requests for the before unnamed jack holder, we decided to release the 3D file to print for you, our community.

RE-READ: SLOWTHAI INTERVIEW

Before the release of Slowthai’s debut album ”Nothing Great About Britain”. We met with him at the recent JOURNEY fest. in Copenhagen to have a chat about what makes Britain great after all, his new music and taking off your clothes on stage.

BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER

To support anti-racist efforts worldwide we have joined forces with global music platform NTS and cult label Brain Dead to launch a limited edition TMA-2 model with all profits donated to anti-racist organisations.

NEW RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING

With our upgraded packaging, launched in the summer of 2020, made completely from recycled materials, and in reduced dimensions and weight, our total packaging CO2 footprint is reduced by 80%.

CIESAY FROM PLACES + FACES

"Music has been a part of it from the beginning. Places+Faces started as me and Soulz taking photos of the rappers that we like. We only take pictures of artists that we enjoy. Places+Faces is a curation of artists we enjoy who are current and also legends."

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Since the launch of our TMA-1 headphones in 2010, we have been committed to doing things better. With Scandinavian design, modular functionality, and sustainable materials we extend the longevity of every product, creating less waste for the planet.

FASTCOMPANY ON MODULARITY

Why Modular Electronics Matter Even After High-Profile Failures. Audio design company AIAIAI believes modularity has a place in electronics. Here’s why.

LETS KEEP MAKING MUSIC

This is a free platform for you all to share the music you are working on, what you studio set up looks like, or other forms of inspiration to all the music makers out there.

Livestream supporting BLM

143 Soundsystem + Special Guests will stream live from 143 Worldwide Twitch account with DJ sets and a community public forum discussion. Raising money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

TMA-2 COLORS EDITION

By popular demand, finally we’re delighted to be able to present the official COLORSxSTUDIOS and AIAIAI headphone, available in a special limited-edition. Since 2016, the TMA-2 has been a core part of COLORS’ visual and sonic identity.

AIAIAI x THE DEN PARTY

With Boy Better Know star and London MC Frisco we were celebrating the fifth anniversary of his monthly music showcase The Den. The Den celebrates outstanding British talent in the music industry and has seen the likes of Stefflon Don, Ms Banks, Giggs, Ambush, Skepta and more take to its stage.

INTERVIEW WITH EMMA HOPE ALLWOOD

Before the new decade got out of bed, Men’s Fashion Week was on in London. One of many the next couple of months. We met withHead of Fashion at Dazed Digital, Emma Hope Allwood, in her East London home to talk about the relationship between music and fashion in the 2010s and the future.

INTERVIEW WITH BABY ROSE

Hailing from Atlanta with support from the likes of SZA J. Cole and Kehlani rising star Baby Rose is your new favorite R&B and soul act. “It’s only gonna get better” Baby Rose says reflecting on what it’s like being an artist in 2019. Her career has taken a fast turn after the release of her debut album To Myself and for the first time she’s touring Europe.

AIAIAI Mix 026 - Kai Alce

Staying true to house music, Djing for Djing’s sake, Kai Alce isalways pushinghimself, and us on the dancefloor. Whether it’s behind the turntables or through his label NDATL Muzik, he’s a force to be reckoned with.

AIAIAI Mix 025 - Sadar Bahar

Sadar has been digging for records all of his life. In s time where Chicago was filled with DJ’s who played house and disco sounds, Sadar chose a different direction, playing rare, hard-to-find grooves.

AIAIAI Mix 024 - Honey Dijon

Honey Dijon's brazen style blends all genres without looking to the past. She captivates with her instinct, versatile sound and dazzles the club and fashion circuit in London, Paris, Berlin and New York.

AIAIAI Mix 023 - DJ Spinna

DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music.  A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. Turning heads throughout the industry, Spinna’s sonics soon infiltrated numerous genres. Tapped by everyone from Mary J. Blige, to Motown Records.

AIAIAI Mix 022 - Oneman

Oneman is a club DJ through and through. Stephen Bishop hopscotches through his hard drive playing the best in UK club music and well beyond. His playful presentation style is carried over from the pirate radio stations he grew up listening to in South London.

AIAIAI Mix 021 - Riobamba

Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian producer, DJ and cultural activist based in Brooklyn. She’s on the Discwoman roster, and is known for her rowdy and deeply researched live sets, reflecting back nightlife’s power as a site of joy and resistance. 

AIAIAI Mix 020 - Lunice

Based out of Montreal, producer/DJ Lunice has always been a disciple of hip hop. Crafting his early education listening to masters like Dilla, Madlib, and 9th Wonder, his outlook completely changed when he got his first break DJing legendary parties, in the then-budding Montreak Bass scene, circa 2007-2008.

AIAIAI Mix 019 - Waajeed

Founder of record labels Bling 47 and Dirt Tech Reck,Waajeed, emerged from the birthplace of soul driven hip-hop underground music - Conant Gardens in Detroit. Today, a force to be reckoned with, Waajeed continues to push the envelope as a producer and with hiseclecticDJ sets.

AIAIAI Mix 018 - La La

Lauren Andrew aka. La La began her musical journey getting her first set of decks from local Glasgow institute Rubadub, and it wasn’t long before she took to DJing across the city. Her signature sound has carried her across Scotland and she is now setting her sights on the rest of the UK and beyond.

AIAIAI Mix 017 - Jamo Beatz

Based out of London, Jamo Beatz is the DJ for South London rap collective House of Pharaohs. He has worked with the likes of Migos and Sheck Wes, just to name a few, and is known for his unpredictable style and ability to spot emerging talent. We're happy to announce him for the 17th edition of our Mix series.

AIAIAI Mix 016 - MARS89

Tokyo-based Techno DJ and Producer Masayoshi Anotani, also known as MARS89, gives us his prescription for inner city pressure - works anywhere from Tokyo to Copenhagen.

AIAIAI Mix 015 - Yuksek

Producer, DJ and Partyfine label boss Yuksek is a vital force in the electronic music scene, releasing a string of albums, EPs and remixes on various labels and his own, much lauded imprint. His latest long-form offering, ‘Nosso Ritmo’ is no exception.

AIAIAI Mix 014 - Alan Fitzpatrick

Universally respected DJ and producer Alan Fitzpatrick provides the next edition of the AIAIAI mixtape. The ‘We Are The Brave’ label boss continues to transition rapidly from techno underground artist to global headliner.

AIAIAI is an audio design company, founded in 2006, dedicated to developing premium audio products for music makers.

AIAIAI boasts a world-renowned network of professional music makers, industrial designers, audio technicians as part of its unique and highly collaborative development process. Driven by a sustainable design philosophy, and informed by a heritage of Scandinavian design, AIAIAI incorporates precise engineering and product design far beyond trend-driven aesthetics.

TMA-2 is the world’s most extensive modular headphone system, enhanced and refined over the last 10 years. Modularity is the ability to upgrade headphones as technology evolves, extending the longevity of every product and creating less waste for the planet. The quick and easy changes to individual parts allow for more than 1,000 possible headphone configurations, empowering users to create truly individualized headphones that fit lifestyle preferences, music taste and other use case requirements. The foundational belief of AIAIAI is that life is rarely static; therefore, headphones should be able to adapt whether a listener is at home, in the office or on the go—over time. Music professionals can also tailor the system to any creative context, from studio production and audio editing, to DJing or listening on the go.

The TMA headphone is developed in collaboration with more than 30 DJs and music producers, and put to the test on stages all over the world.

Benji B

"The Anna Wintour of Music" - Benji B started his climb to success earlier than most of his peers in the industry. His first step was landing a job with legendary radio DJ Gilles Peterson on Kiss FM at just 16. From there it wasn’t long until he had his own show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Today Benji holds down a weekly slot on Radio 1 using the platform to introduce listeners to underground electronic music from around the world.

Busy P

Here’s a little history lesson for those under the age of 20: During the 2000s, Ed Banger Records, helmed by the diligent and aptly named Busy P, were lighting up dance floors across the world with their neon-tinted, funk-filled, distorted take on the proud, French, electronic music tradition through acts like Justice, Mr. Oizo and DJ Mehdi.

Kaytranada

Effortlessly bridging the worlds of RnB soul and electronic music the musician DJ remixer and Canadian beatsmith known as Kaytranada is many things but chief among them an extremely talented producer with what already looks set to be an exceptional career ahead of him.

Brodinski

Brodinski thumped onto the international scene at the end of his teenage years in 2007. His first release Bad Runner shot him straight onto the crest of the electro-house wave on a level with contemporaries Busy P 2manydjs Tiga and Erol Alkan.

Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin is a genuine original. His critical acclaim spans the creative realm of the fine art community to the technological vanguard. Meanwhile, as a performing artist, he is constantly pushing conceptual frontiers, moving things forward, welcoming as many as he can to ideas and experiences that would have seemed pure science fiction when he began his career.

Charlotte de Witte

On stage de Witte charms techno heads with her natural ease, composure and expertise. Making it almost look easy to play the biggest stages in the world. Her own studio productions have proven to be intense, addictive and downright impressive, captivating sounding labels like Novamute and Mary Go Wild. The future looks bright for Charlotte de Witte.

Bonobo

When Simon Green first burst onto the scene in 2000 with the ‘Animal Magic’ LP it was a time when words like ‘downtempo’ were frequently thrown about by music journalists and experimental turntablism and crate-dug samples were all the rage among producers. While Bonobo’s immediately recognizable sound has always been indebted to these traditions it has also matured over time into favouring the organic unpredictability of live instrumentation over the post-modern collage of sampling.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, AIAIAI is proud to contribute to Denmark’s worldwide reputation as leader in acoustic and electro-acoustic design and engineering.

Since 2016, the TMA-2 has been a core part of COLORS’ visual and sonic identity. As the popularity of the platform has grown, the audience had countless questions about the specific model that COLORS trust to be used by the artists featured in their renowned A COLORS SHOW. By popular demand, finally we’re delighted to be able to present the official COLORSxSTUDIOS and AIAIAI headphone, available in a special limited-edition.