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The $60 Gadget That’s Changing Electronic Music
The Swedish company Teenage Engineering has won over kids — and professionals — with a revolutionary idea for a synthesizer: Make it simple.
I leaned forward and lightly tapped the circle, stopping it from spinning. See? Kouthoofd said, as if I had revealed the objects purpose. I looked up at him, baffled. Kouthoofd explained: Its, like, a tape recorder? But it spins? His statements often came o… [+2512 chars]
Ryan Bradley
2019-07-25 16:34:12




Ishkur's legendary guide to electronic music updated
Iskhur's guide to electronic music is a true classic of the web, now freshly updated for a new generation of fabulously obscure and ephemeral subgenres. [via Metafilter ] See also Every Noise at Once. Read the rest
I particularly like the Flaco Jiménez tee. This song has been in my rotation since MP3s made it easy for there to be such a thing. Jonathan Mann (previously) writes, "Like many people, I've been disturbed by the borg-like tweets coming out of the Amazon Amba… [+1371 chars]
Rob Beschizza
2019-08-20 12:40:37




A New Approach to Electronic Fabrics Can Turn Your Clothing Into a Remote You'll Never Lose
Losing the remote is less of a catastrophe these days with TVs that can be controlled using your phone or your voice, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for improvement: Researchers at Purdue University have developed a way to turn any fabric into a simple…
Losing the remote is less of a catastrophe these days with TVs that can be controlled using your phone or your voice, but that doesnt mean theres no room for improvement: Researchers at Purdue University have developed a way to turn any fabric into a simple e… [+2683 chars]
Andrew Liszewski
2019-08-09 15:22:00




Sphero has acquired LittleBits
Sphero and Little Bits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon they’ll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respe…
Sphero and Little Bits have long been kindred spirits in the world of entertaining STEM toys, and soon theyll be one and the same. Sphero this morning announced plans to buy the New York-based electronic building block company. Founded in 2010 and 2011 respe… [+3946 chars]
Brian Heater
2019-08-23 14:00:22




DIY Teensy Looper Multiplies Music
If you’re into electronic music, chances are good that you like to roll your own. While step one is usually to build something, anything that makes sound, a natural step two is to build a looping device to extend and play with those sounds. [Cutlasses] has fi…
If you’re into electronic music, chances are good that you like to roll your own. While step one is usually to build something, anything that makes sound, a natural step two is to build a looping device to extend and play with those sounds. [Cutlasses] has f… [+1105 chars]
Kristina Panos
2019-07-23 15:30:00




Interactive map traces the history of electronic music
Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music traces the history of electronic music from the early 1900s to the present through a timeline/map that has links to playlists to different subgenres. Read the rest
Founded in 1623 in Turkey and now based in Norwell, Massachusetts, Zildjian has manufactured cymbals continuously for almost 400 years. This is how they do it now. “The sponsors said it was going to be three days of peace and music. It was that alright, and … [+1193 chars]
Mark Frauenfelder
2019-08-20 21:20:08

Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music
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2019-08-20 07:27:23




Tetris Effect remains transcendent on PC
Tetris Effect’s PC version is even better than last year’s PS4 instant classic, with support for VR headsets including the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Image: Enhance I named Tetris Effect my favorite game of last year, and with more than six months of hindsight, I feel pretty good about that call. It’s not something I play every day or even every week, but I think it’ll be seen as a classic, and it’s someth… [+1416 chars]
Sam Byford
2019-07-24 12:39:13




Visionary Musicians Seek Truths for the Future in a Spiritual Past
Moor Mother, Ben Lamar Gay, Angel Bat Dawid and other jazz-adjacent storytellers are embracing tradition and questions about the nature of performance.
Encouraged by her music-loving mother, Ms. Charles studied operatic vocals and jazz flute while attending D.J. shows on the weekends, finally landing on a hybrid identity. Today she is a singer, songwriter, electronic musician and budding video producer. Her … [+1148 chars]
Giovanni Russonello
2019-08-13 17:00:53




Call Them the Beatles of Electronic Dance Music (1997)
Kraftwerk, German band that pioneered electronic dance music, appeared at recent Tribal Gathering, Luton, England; band is now viewed as one of most important and enigmatic bands of time; photo (M)
Neil Young is often cited as the grandfather of grunge. To credit Kraftwerk as the grandfather of techno would be to humanize a band that likes to be thought of as part machine. Besides, Kraftwerk's legacy encompasses a lot more than techno. Think of the band… [+7768 chars]
Neil Strauss
2019-07-29 16:30:11




Neil Young hates what the internet has done to music
Spotify may not be literally damaging our brains, but he's not entirely wrong, either.
Spotify may not be literally damaging our brains, but he's not entirely wrong, either. There's an epic interview slash feature in the New York Times with music legend Neil Young. The notoriously particular audio purist explains why he believes the internet i… [+4463 chars]
Xeni Jardin
2019-08-20 22:12:16




Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music: An Interactive, Encyclopedic Data Visualization of 120 Years of Electronic Music
In a very short span of time, the descriptor “electronic music” has come to sound as overly broad as “classical.” But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal for…
In a very short span of time, the descriptor electronic music has come to sound as overly broad as classical. But where what we (often incorrectly) call classical developed over hundreds of years, electronic music proliferated into hundreds of fractal forms i… [+4678 chars]
Josh Jones
2019-08-21 08:00:29




What Myspace Lost
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Myspace was never finished, only abandoned.” Not those words exactly, but if brainyquotes.com disappeared, and the Louvre burned down, and all libraries were defunded, and a solar flare wiped out all of Earth’s power, and a hi…
As Leonardo da Vinci once said, Myspace was never finished, only abandoned. Not those words exactly, but if brainyquotes.com disappeared, and the Louvre burned down, and all libraries were defunded, and a solar flare wiped out all of Earths power, and a histo… [+20702 chars]
Whitney Kimball
2019-08-21 14:30:00




This infamous Counter-Strike team helped pave the way for women in e-sports
Counter-Strike e-sports team Les Seules may be best known for questionable magazine covers and a racy reality TV series, but the team also helped pave the way for women in competitive games like StarCraft and Overwatch.
Photo courtesy Anna “aNNa” Nordlander. The story of Les Seules Les Seules means “the outsiders.” Sofi Byström, a founding member of the e-sports team who went by “Sophie” online, said as much in an interview with The Associated Press in 2004. “We all knew eac… [+13188 chars]
Nicole Carpenter
2019-07-24 17:26:25




How a cymbal is made
Founded in 1623 in Turkey and now based in Norwell, Massachusetts, Zildjian has manufactured cymbals continuously for almost 400 years. This is how they do it now. Read the rest
“The sponsors said it was going to be three days of peace and music. It was that alright, and much more.” I’ve been putting up with a heart murmur for a few decades now. It’s never been a big deal. During my last physical, however, my doctor took a renewed i… [+1229 chars]
David Pescovitz
2019-08-20 18:20:40




Bugha Wins Fortnite World Cup Solo Finals
Fortnite player Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf won the World Cup Solo finals today. The 16-year-old North America East player finished with 59 points and takes home a prize of $3 million. Read more...
Fortnite player Kyle Bugha Giersdorf won the World Cup Solo finals today. The 16-year-old North America East player finished with 59 points and takes home a prize of $3 million. The Solo finals kicked off with a concert by electronic music DJ Marshmello, whi… [+910 chars]
Riley MacLeod
2019-07-28 21:10:00




Wearable Photon Beatbox
This project was inspired by code for a photon beat box I found on Adafruit: https://makecode.adafruit.com/examples/photon-beat...I decided to elaborate on this concept by taking the code and making it into a wearable el…
To make the pouch, I used a combination of felt and repurposed leather from a handbag that was falling apart. The pouch should be big enough to comfortably fit the battery pack with a little wiggle room all around. Cut two pieces of fabric to the size you w… [+152 chars]
BananaIvy
2019-08-06 19:53:43




Psytrance Guide
Welcome to the very first, complete, up-to-date Psytrance styles guide. It's a great place to discover new subgenre you haven't heard before and to use it as a reference for organising your DJ collection tags.
Also known as: Goa, 604 Psy BPM range: 135—150 Goa Trance is the ancestor of all Psytrance music as a whole we know today. Formed in the 80’s in Goa, India, by the modern hippies of that time, Goa Trance got its global recognition in the mid 90’s. Goa Tranc… [+625 chars]
Daniel Sokolovskiy
2019-08-14 09:26:58




These drugs land EDM partiers in the hospital
Talking with people who go to a lot of electronic dance music parties reveals how many have had scary or unsafe experiences with drugs and alcohol.
People who frequent electronic dance music parties often use multiple drugs simultaneously and experience adverse effects with some ending up in the emergency department, researchers report. Their study in the International Journal of Drug Policy is the firs… [+3630 chars]
Patti Verbanas-Rutgers
2019-08-22 16:35:51




Listen Up
From dramatic tunes to disco tracks, experimental to electronic, our favorites from the week Angel Olsen: All Mirrors With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives way to a 14-piece orchestra and a stirring string-ladened …
From dramatic tunes to disco tracks, experimental to electronic, our favorites from the week Angel Olsen: All Mirrors With a pared-back introduction featuring synths and sporadic percussion that gives way to a 14-piece orchestra and a stirring string-ladened … [+2889 chars]
CH Editors
2019-08-02 16:33:14
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