We’ve got a slew of fun stuff packed into the news wrapup this morning, including Kraftwerk live footage and an explanation of how Shazam works, but we start things off with a premiere of Machinedrum’s Travis Stewart outlining his artistic path for Red Bull Music Academy.
– The other day we hipped you to Red Bull Music Academy’s new video series, H∆SHTAG$, in which they investigate several different internet-related musical phenomena—the latest of which was the so-called “post-dubstep” scene. In that episode, among many names, they speak with Travis Stewart, of Machinedrum and Sepalcure fame, about dubstep’s changing landscape. Well, today we’re pleased to bring you another few exclusive moments with Stewart in this RBMA Radio Fireside Chat, in which the now Berlin-based producer discusses the trajectory of his solo career. Check out it below, along with that second episode of H∆SHTAG$.
– You likely caught our huge announcement a couple of days ago that Beatport has partnered with music-ID app Shazam so that you can more easily identify which track you’re hearing in a club by just holding up your phone for a few seconds. But how does Shazam actually work, you’re probably wondering. Here’s how: (full story)
– Just in case you thought that Kerri Chandler was going off on the Rex Club in his rant the other day about commercial house music, well, he wasn’t. He was simply getting passionate about the underground sounds he loves. (full story)
– A few months back we checked out the Barclay Center’s Sensation Festival as it made the leap across the Atlantic from the Netherlands to New York for its first time. Well, apparently things got a little loud, and the venue’s operators have been hit with a fine as a result. (full story)
– Lastly today, Kraftwerk have begun their Tate Modern residency in London, playing each of their albums over eight nights. Lucky for us, the Guardian’s got a little bit of video to check out. (full story with video)
Travis Stewart photo by Matt Barnes