All photos © Sébastien Roy Montreal is preparing itself for the launch of an intense series of festivities during which IX symposium, Sight & Sound, ELEKTRA, and MUTEK will each offer an international window into digital, audiovisual creativity. Show More Summary
#ICYMI, a roundup of noteworthy musical happenings in the city some call The 6. Blake Brings the Heat: Toronto emcee Blake Carrington has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his anticipated new album titled Failure. In the meantime, he’s delivered a single and video to tide us over. Track “AHH YEAH” features […]
Sweden’s Forsman & Bodenfors, best known for testing Jean-Claude Van Damme’s flexibility and, more recently, creating a Seventh Seal/Sound of Music “mash-up” of sorts for UNICEF, tackles a tricky word in its newest ad: organic. Everyone...Show More Summary
Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial scientific study of the history of popular music to date.
Wild & Free is a Los Angeles based duo who make summery music that incorporate a myriad of instruments and sounds. Their latest single “Tropique” is a loose, warm, and uplifting single that’s a crucial cut for summer lounging. Take a listen below.
Enchantress Sade has been creating beautiful, soulful music since the early 80s. In my own life, my mother often listened to smooth jazz and soft R&B music. Sade was always a special favorite of hers, and at a very early age Sade became a favorite of mine. I spent many summers growing up at the […]
The hushed whispers surrounding the Federal Trade Commission's supposed investigation into Apple's Beats Music service relaunch have gotten a little louder. From the sounds of it, Cupertino's approached record labels and over a dozen...Show More Summary
A great sounding set of studio monitors can do wonders for our productions. We’re not looking for something to add magic to our tracks; instead we want an honest representation of the music. Most people will be listening on systems that color music in one way or another. Show More Summary
A few members of Yes were in this band during its short time together. Some have even gone so far to describe the band as a precursor to Yes, which is not too far off. You can definitely hear some of it in the sound, but only in traces. Show More Summary
From small boxes, big sound, and enormous fun… Something has happened in the evolution of electronic music production. What was once so often a slow process has become a jam, what was carefully orchestrated on screens finds itself embodied in gear. Show More Summary
Britney Spears needs help sounding sexy... according to the guy dragging Sony Music to court for jacking his samples, and dropping them into Brit's hit, "Piece of Me." According to the docs, Kirk Rothrum -- owner of bangin-beats.com --…
Here are some factoids about Gavin James. 1. He's 22 and he's from a suburb outside Dublin. 2. He's pretty much got the most British sounding name ever. 3. Music is in his family tree: his great grandparents were famous opera singers in the 1920s. 4. Show More Summary
It's bank holiday Monday in the UK so here's a magnificent fresh potage of musical magic to help you enjoy the extra day off work... Percy - Whatabout Sublime Wizadry - Trouble in the Street Pankhabilli - Water on Mars Feral Five - Neurotrash Shades - You Can Keep Your Immortality, Herpo
Sounds like: Tourist, Klangkarussell, Nosaj Thing Song: Maribou State - The Clown (Ft. Pedestrian) What's so good? One of the best things about taking a 10 day break from the internet is getting to return to a bunch of new music. Case...Show More Summary
A female Punjabi-Indian rapper from Chicago + a pair of Danish producers = heat. Read more...
One of the challenges with producing electronic music is maintaining a human feel in the music. If producers aren't careful, loops and patterns can easily sound robotic and stale, leaving listeners bored. Today Multiplier shares a simple trick to help humanize drums and add some variation in Ableton using the Velocity effect.
Torres “Cowboy Guilt” Torres’ music mostly sounds like anxious, angry, confusing emotions being buried beneath the surface, but then busting out when it’s too much to repress. The moments of catharsis in her songs are great, but I’m more interested in how she conveys the feeling of holding in nervous energy while trying to keep […]
Upon first listen to Kig Op 15 (ILK) the music by the Simon Toldam Trio sounded like something I expected to hear on Sesame Street or some kind of program on PBS, very friendly in a Dave Brubeck sort of way. However, “Hop” is just the first track. Once the album gets to song #2 […]
The music of Jeremy Bass sounds ready made for any and all different projects, and when I say “projects”, I mean in something like television shows, motion pictures, video games, anything that has to do with media, Bass wouldbe the guy you’d want to rely on to create some positive music because his work sounds […]
Chris Stapleton's album "Traveller" and Samo Sound Boy's "Begging Please" draw the admiration of pop music critic Randall Roberts. Chris Stapleton's album "Traveller" and Samo Sound Boy's "Begging Please" draw the admiration of pop music critic Randall Roberts.