19.09.14 by Jeff

James Murphy and IBM Turn Data from US Open Tennis Matches into Live Streaming Music

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I love this idea so much. Recently James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) teamed up with IBM to create nearly 400 hours of live streaming music by interpreting data from US Open tennis matches. I love that you can imagine all the action in the match by listening to the music.

Watch the video, which explains a bit of the process, and then check out the music in the embedded playlists below. I’ve included James Murphy’s remixes of the entire US Open in one playlist, and then all the generative music from matches in the other playlists.

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12.09.14 by Jeff

“Diggin’ In The Carts” Documentary Series About Japanese Video Game Music

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Red Bull Music Academy has produced a fantastic documentary series called “Diggin’ In The Carts” about the secret history of Japanese video game music. Watch parts 1 and 2 below!

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12.09.14 by Jeff

A Musical Travelogue Through British Knights’ History

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This will be a heavy dose of nostalgia for some and completely confusing for others. A surreal journey through British Knights’ history, straight off of vhs tapes, with music from Alchemist, Samiyam, and Action Bronson. The stream of consciousness vibe here reminds me of Madlib.

Watch “Which Ways The Beach Mix” below.

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26.08.14 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: Budweiser’s #MadeInAmericaFest

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Heads up to my LA friends, Budweiser’s Made In America Fest is coming to Grand Park, downtown LA, Labour Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) and the event benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The line up includes: Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, a million others. I’d go to see YG and DJ Mustard.

Full list of performers in the video below:

You can get 2 day tickets for here, or single day ticket for Aug 30th here, or single day ticket for August 31 here.

17.04.14 by Jeff

Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography”

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This song on repeat. Cancer is a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When The Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their debut “Ragazzi” comes out on Tambourhinoceros on June 9th.

 

24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.

 

22.10.13 by Jeff

Kutiman “Thru Tokyo”

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Kutiman, the famous Youtube remixer, is back! The artist has started a series now where he visits cities, records his own video clips, mashes them all together, and creates music. You might remember his last video “Thru Jerusalem”. This time he visits Tokyo!

Watch the “Thru Tokyo” video below!

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24.08.13 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: Zero 7 “On My Own”

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British duo Zero 7 return after severals years of radio silence and I’m loving this new direction. Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker deliver the chillest 9 minutes with vocals by Danny Pratt (AKA Danny Boy). Enjoy!