Looking for new sound sources for your next dubstep jam? Why not try a science experiment or two. Over on the Periodic Videos YouTube channel, you’ll find one helluva cool clip that featuring Dave from Boyinaband.com creating samples from a series of chemistry processes—and they’re all stitched together into one killer low-end sketch-track.
There’s a lot of chatter lately about lazer cutters and 3D printers—heck, you can make a gun with them, for god’s sake! But there’s of course much safer fun to be had with new technology, and one such example is the awesome experiments being done by Amanda Ghassaei, who 3D-printed a record last year and who has now lazer-cut one of our wood.
There’s lots of Ultra-related news to get to today… First up, the festival has announced its dates for 2014, but also of note is that Swedish House Mafia, who famously handed in their wings at this year’s UMF, have got some surprises up their collective sleeves. Read on to see what they’ve got brewing.
As the intro to this video says, there’s always one guy at every club night who actually remains committed to the claim that he’s all about the music. So committed, in fact, that he often shows up by himself, dancing well into the night, paying no mind to those (quizzical looks) around him. In the case of London, England, his name is the Dancing Misanthrope.
Well, rumors are flying that Daft Punk will officially stream their new album, Random Access Memories, sometime today, but for now, we’ve got something pretty cool to help build up that anticipation—a video of the duo unwrapping the vinyl edition of the album and teasing yet another one of its tracks.
An ambient pioneer, a Roxy Music alum, and a creator of wonderful things sonic and visual, Brian Eno recently sat down for an 80-minute chat with Red Bull Music Academy to run through his history and present work during the academy’s current New York stint. Among many things discussed, Eno delves into his recent A/V installation 77 Million Paintings, his healing compositions, and collaborations with James Blake and the like.
Paul Williams isn’t a name that most new Daft Punk fans would know. However, had you been alive in the ’70s, and a watcher of either The Muppets or Love Boat, you’re probably well aware of this singer-songwriter-actor’s legacy. In any event, he plays an equally important role on the much-ballyhooed new album by Daft Punk, Random Access Memories, which is due out on May 21 on Columbia. And he talks about said role at length in this video below, so check it out, along with more interviews from DP’s Collaborators series.
A few years back, director Stephen Alex Vasquez decided to take a look at the coming revolution in electronic music in the US, via acts like Steve Aoki, Diplo, Switch, Lil Jon, Pitbull, A-Trak, Dave-1, DJ Premier, Moby, LMFAO, and more. As Justice and David Guetta were making waves in the US, and artists like Kanye West were teaming up with the likes of Daft Punk, it only made sense to start documenting the sea change. What Vasquez didn’t have in terms of filmmaking resources, the upstart interviewer, videographer, and producer more than made up for in sheer tenacity, landing spots with many of the aforementioned artists in their career prime.
If you’ve been paying attention the last couple months, you’ll likely know that Richie Hawtin took a brief tour of South African to join up with the Bridges for Music foundation to spread the message of electronic music globally and to play some pretty unique shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In this quick documentary, you’ll catch a glimpse of Hawtin’s musical discovery there and the socio-cultural exchange in which he engaged, visiting townships while speaking and performing alongside SA greats like Black Coffee and Niskerone.