Making Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up”. Pretty cool to see how the song is constructed, makes me believe I can sit down and bang out the next great club hit.
A grown’s up guide to indie rock. An interesting perspective, largely summed up by the idea that everything old is new again.
Work Associates recently created a typographically inspired cover for Klang, the third album from The Rakes. Given that the album was recorded in Berlin, Work turned to the Bauhaus movment and the work of Ludwig Hirshfeld Mack for inspiration. Hirschfeld-Mack developed a light and colour modulator apparatus, to provide a visual translation of music.
Unwanted Scrobbles, a brief list of the most deleted tracks and artists on last.fm.
Concern in Middle England has been mounting in recent days over the threat to the nation’s youth posed by emo. I can’t stop laughing. It probably has something to do with the mental image of a white-haired newscaster with a British accent uttering those words with the greatest severity.
Forensic typography or how Jonathan Hoefler stopped the next hip-hop war.
- The National — 90-Mile Water Wall
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — Ain’t No Easy Way
- The Killers — When You Were Young
- MGMT — Time to Pretend
- Reverend and the Makers — Heavyweight Champion of the World
- Justice — D.A.N.C.E. (Mstrkrft Remix)
- Tiga — Louder Than A Bomb
- Kanye West — Stronger
- Hot Chip — Over And Over
- Tokyo Police Club — Nature of the Experiment
- Of Montreal — Gronlandic Edit
- Okkervil River — Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe
This would also be a good place to mention the mixes over at Yewknee, some of my favourites. Drop a comment if you’ve got one to listen to, I’m always up for discovering new music.