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“Uber Of Live Music” Is A Thing, But It May Not Be A Good Deal For Musicians

There are “Uber” of horse carriage, “Uber” of waterways, and now there is the “Uber for live music” too. Sofar Sounds is a start up that is touted as the “uber for live music” that lets you book live music where musicians turn up at your location of choice for a private performance. It is strange that this is even a legit business model and even more stranger, it has recently closed a $25 million round of investment. Like, don’t we already have something like this? Continue reading “Uber Of Live Music” Is A Thing, But It May Not Be A Good Deal For Musicians

Watching The Marble Conveyor Belt Creating Music Is Very Hypnotizing

Not going to lie. I was coaxed to sleep a few nights ago watching Wintergatan’s newest project, the Marble Conveyor Belt, churning out music. The combination of audio produced by the marbles, and the visual of the marbles moving through this inexplicably complex musical marble sculpture is absolutely hypnotizing. I slept earlier than usual and I am not the kind who sleeps early. Just for that, Marble Conveyor Belt is definitely worthy of a mention here. Continue reading Watching The Marble Conveyor Belt Creating Music Is Very Hypnotizing

Zappa Records And UMe Announced 40th Anniversary Zappa In New York

Marking Frank Zappa’s classic 1978 album Zappa In New York, Zappa Records and UMe have announced a suite of 40th anniversary releases, including Deluxe 5 CD Box Set, Expanded 3 LP on 180-gram audiophile grade vinyl, and digital format. The re-release was oversaw by the Zappa Family Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Vaultmeister Joe Travers. Continue reading Zappa Records And UMe Announced 40th Anniversary Zappa In New York

King Records Is Keeping Evangelion Alive With New Single And Music Video

If you have doubts over Neon Genesis Evangelion’s immortality, well, lets just say that it is very much alive. In between now and the last series and the last movie, there have been a series of collaboration and promotional stuff, including Evangelion-themed smartphone, Evangelion-themed bullet train, human-size statue which was sold at Japan’s 7-Eleven, and more recently, Evangelion-themed musical instrument accessories. And now, we heard there’s a new Evangelion Cruel Angel Thesis (that’s title of the anime’s theme song, btw) video. Continue reading King Records Is Keeping Evangelion Alive With New Single And Music Video

Def Leppard Releases 30th Year Multi-Format Hysteria (Remastered 2017)

Holy shit. Thirty years? Already? Wow. Time really does fly. I fondly remember listening to Def Leppard, which was arguably one the biggest rock act of the 90s, when I was in my late teens. But that was before I became obsessed with Slayer and Sepultura, that is. Anywho, the British rock band Def Leppard is marking 30 years of the band’s seminal album Hysteria by releasing a 30th Anniversary Multi-Format Anniversary Edition Hysteria (Remastered 2017). Continue reading Def Leppard Releases 30th Year Multi-Format Hysteria (Remastered 2017)

Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Music Video Has All The Elements Of A Viral Hit

According to wikiHow, there are a few key elements in making a viral video and it includes, but not limited to, simple idea, tacky, and most often then not, funny. South Korean music maker and singer Psy can attest to some of those points when his single Gangnam Style when viral, topping YouTube views, as well as the iTunes chart. Psy’s song was very catchy, contains repetitive sentences, and the video, has dance moves that are simple yet, fun. The video was tacky in a way, but it was a tacky magnet that racked up billions of views. Fast forward to today, we may be witnessing yet another viral music video in the making but this time, this song is no Continue reading Pen Pineapple Apple Pen Music Video Has All The Elements Of A Viral Hit

Star Wars Headspace 10-inch Vinyl Single Features Psychedelic Images

Good news, electronic music-loving, Star Wars fans who also happen to have a deep love for vinyl records. Disney Music Group will be launching a new vinyl single at the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, happening on July 15-17 at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre, Celebration. The Star Wars Headspace 10-inch vinyl single, a Hollywood Records and American Recordings compilation, features the track Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-work (Feat. A-Trak) by Shag Kava as found on the Star Wars Headspace electronic album announced earlier this year. Continue reading Star Wars Headspace 10-inch Vinyl Single Features Psychedelic Images

Aliens Soundtrack Vinyl Record Is Filled With “Xenomorph Blood”

If you don’t already know, April 26 (4/26) was the designated “Alien Day” and this day wasn’t choose by the virtue of the planet number LV-426 featured in the first two Aliens movies. “Alien Day” is certainly not as huge of thing as Back to the Future or Star Wars day, but it certainly has its fair share of following that’s enough for businesses to “to something about it.” We have saw Reebok releasing Ellen Ripley’s kicks as worn in the movie that caused quite a bit of furore and unbeknownst to us, there’s a release of the Aliens movie soundtrack on vinyl by Mondo. Continue reading Aliens Soundtrack Vinyl Record Is Filled With “Xenomorph Blood”

Wu-Tang Clan’s One-Of-One Copy Of “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” Album Sold For Over $5M

Remember Wu-Tang Clan’s one-of-one copy of “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” album that apparently took the band six years to cut? Well, that hand-carved nickel silver box crafted my British-Moroccan sculptor Yahya, which contains the painstakingly created album, has been sold for “over $5 million” in an auction held by Paddle8. However, how much exactly is “over $5 million” and to whom it was sold to is unknown. For the uninitiated, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” one-of-a-kind album is a 31-track double LP containing previously unreleased, new material. Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan’s One-Of-One Copy Of “Once Upon A Time in Shaolin” Album Sold For Over $5M

Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Complete Island Recordings 11-LP Collection

Universal Music Enterprises is celebrating 70 years of Bob Marley with the release of two new box sets, The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition. Each set contains the reggae legend and The Wailers’ songs pressed onto 180g vinyl, recorded during their stint with Island Records. All told, there are 11 albums, which include the band’s 1973 label debut “Catch a Fire,” the 1976 breakthrough album in the U.S., “Rastaman Vibration,” and two live albums “Live!” and “Babylon by Bus.” Continue reading Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Complete Island Recordings 11-LP Collection