10/10 Would Troll Again. I can support DJs starting to actively troll dancefloors that expect silly ass moron-breaks like we’ve seen on the Beatport Top 10 the last year or so. Kudos to him. Can’t wait for this to become a thing. (Update: IT’S A THING! deadmau5 dropped the remix on the unsuspecting Ultra crowd after he replaced Avicii on the main stage.) Old McDonald Had A Party!
Monthly Archives: December 2013
“When music and courtesy are better understood and appreciated, there will be no war.” ~Confucius
Detroit Is Awesome & Apparently Has Really Lax Traffic Enforcement.
I got concerned that this guy would get arrested, and then I remembered that the only law enforcement in Detroit is that big statue of Robocop that got Kickstarted a while back. Hilarious & innovative way to use space and sound.
Ship-Based Interaction Tips.
Kanye Sued By Ricky Spicer For “Bound 2” Sample.
All is not well in Westeros (I’m just going to start using that to describe the land inside Kanye’s mind). Bound 2, or as the rest of us have been calling it “Boning Kim in front of a green screen,” seems to have lifted a major sample & component of the track from a previous artist without permission. Rolling Stone reports that Ricky Spicer recorded the refrain that is clearly audible in the Kanye track when he was 12 years old. Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal, Island Def-Jam & Rhino Entertainment have also been declared as defendants in the suit. This video debuted on Ellen, in one of the more confusing moves of 2013, even by Kanye’s standards. I’ll leave it up to you, the listener this is the original, 12 seconds in:
And this is Kanye’s hilariously bad music video.
Honestly, I try really hard to find the best in everything, but it seriously looks like the entire video was done with a green screen, one of those rides outside of grocery stores & a lot of vicodin. He’s got the entire creative universe at his finger tips & he chooses stock footage of mountains, a sample from 1976, a bunch of tits in your face and tortured rhymes? I hope the lawsuit goes better than the video.
(Image via GQ)
How A Fabricated Story About Iron Maiden’s Love Of Music Pirates Became Internet Truth
Tell whoever forwarded you that piece about Iron Maiden using data to find music pirates & play for them that they owe you a coke. Real talk from TechCrunch.
Jim Morrison Calls It.
Ten Questions with Terry Gotham: Electric Candy Couture
1. For anyone who didn’t read any of the promo/information materials, can you give us a brief overview of what Electric Candy Couture is? Electric Candy Couture is my line of glowing & light-up wearable art. I laser cut and engrave acrylic components, and use stainless steel chains and rings to make jewelry, accessories, and costumes. I’m a huge fan of ancient mythology and lore, so I’ve poured a lot of that inspiration into my work, blending old world aesthetics with modern materials. The pieces fuse neon with Neolithic, to evoke an incredible other-worldliness. Two of my most popular pieces: I’ve designed Egyptian-style shoulder armor that lights up, and valkyrie-inspired halter tops that look like shimmering rainbow feathers. When people wear my stuff, jaws hit the floor all around them. It transports people into a fantasy. There’s nothing out there quite like it.
The Best Free DJ Software Right Now!
FACT Mag has done a sweet round-up of some of the best tools you can get on the internet right now for zero dollars. Highlights include Partycloud (mixing straight from Soundcloud), BPM Counter (does what it says on the tin), and the DJ Pro Decks. These tools officially relieve you of the excuse that you don’t have any money so you can’t get started learning how to mix/spin/dj. Your New Year’s Resolution just became infinitely more doable. You’re welcome. (via FACT)