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Steve Angello acquires CHD-4 Drum Machine to raise awareness for congenital heart disease

The modular synth comes via a Swedish collab of Teenage Engineering & Love Hultén

  • Miki Kitasako
  • 2 May 2023
Steve Angello acquires CHD-4 Drum Machine to raise awareness for congenital heart disease

No stranger to charitable foundations, Steve Angello is the newest owner of a modular synth that decodes the rhythms of children with congenital heart disease.

In the need to raise awareness towards the disease in children at birth, Swedish company Teenage Engineering and artist Love Hultén created the music-making device named the CHD-4 Drum Machine.

According to his Twitter post, Angello joined an auction by the Swedish Heartchild Foundation and won himself the modular synth which has a bigger purpose than its proceeds of €3,526.

Hultén has contributed his knack for creating pieces that focus on art, design and tech that are entirely handmade. Glazed in white and red with a heart monitor small screen, the name of the drum machine, CHD-4, pays homage to the disease and the four children that offered their assistance in this piece of work.

Though the disease is considered a common defect during birth, awareness towards it is relatively low.

The device uses ECGs from four different children who suffer from congenital heart disease to create an interchangeable rhythm, showcasing each’s child’s irregular BPM, shape and pace that has been decoded into a four-track circular sequencer.

“Drum machines are defined by order – beats, pace, and rhythm. This machine disrupts that system, the same way life is disrupted when a child is born with congenital heart disease,” explains Hultén.

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Over the years, Steve Angelo has been an avid charitable angel to many issues that concerns the well beings of children around the world. He has his own non-profit organization, Size Foundation, which supports children through education, local communities, grants and human rights.

Throughout the years, the foundation has helped the children in Cambodia through education, supplies, clean water and teachers. Through this, he has also won an MTV Chiuku award for his charitable efforts. He has also made smaller efforts in donating money towards a young girl who needed a liver transplant and pushing out free shows.

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Angello also has other charitable foundations such as För vårt Sverige which looks to help single mothers, those with diabetes and children, plus För vårt Malmö which focuses on education.

Learn more about the CHD-4 Drum Machine here and check out a digital version you can try out here.

Via: Got Music Talent

Miki Kitasako is Mixmag Asia’s Social Media and Content Producer, follow her on LinkedIn.

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