“What do machines sing of?” is a project by artist Martin Backes that features a machine not only programmed to perform 90s hits from the likes of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion, but to mimic the ballads’ emotional intensity. Click below to watch the most endearing AI ever!
VSCO’s new music platform Venue kicks off with a gorgeous feature on Leon Bridges performing “Coming Home” at the Old Bronx Courthouse. Directed by photographer Rog Walker & Street Etiquette, the video is based on Bridges’ one-take performance inside the landmark building back in June and opens with a beautiful spoken word performance by Joekenneth Museau. See more images and watch the full video below!
West Coast producer on the rise, Tele Fresco, put together a fantastic mix for us which you can stream or download below (download it while you can).
When I discovered his rework of Travi$ Scott’s Upper Echelon I pretty much listened to everything on his Soundcloud. It’s only a matter of time before this guy really breaks through. I did a short online interview with him a couple weeks ago, so while you’re listening you can learn a little bit more about him! Enjoy.
There are a lot of struggling artist stories but this one might take the cake. After numerous setbacks (broken computer, stolen hard drive), Prince Harvey recorded his entire album using nothing but his own voice and a display computer at an Apple Store in Soho! Even after befriending a couple of the employees, and using some ingenuity to actually save his work at the store (hiding files in the trash to save them from nightly memory wipes), it still took months to finish.
The album entitled PHATASS, set to release July 26th, is an acronym for Prince Harvey At The Apple Store: Shoho. Check out the result of Prince Harvey’s four-month labour of pure determination below.
Video of the Day: Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Performs Fantastic Renditions of Classic Hip-Hop Tracks
Polish orchestra conductor Radzimir Debski, also known as JIMEK, wins the award for best encore ever. This is the best video on the entire Internet today as far as I’m concerned.
Debski and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra perform a 30-song medley of hip-hop classics (and one original piece) as an encore following concerts at the Polish Nation Radio Orchestra Concert Hall in Katowice, Poland. I love that this is edited together using mostly footage shot by fans in the audience.
Watch the video below!
Brandon Bogajewicz, the music blogger behind The Burning Ear, has a great project on Kickstarter called Vinyl Moon. His idea is simple; release mixtapes pressed on limited edition vinyl with insane packaging every month. Artist Joseph Veazey, previously a designer for Adult Swim, is designing Volume #1 and based on the preview images the packaging looks amazing.
Watch Brandon’s video below!