Monthly archives: October, 2013

Biffy Clyro: ‘Mercury Prize seems to bypass heavy music at every stage’

Biffy Clyro have said that they deserved to be nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize for their album ‘Opposites’. ‘Opposites’, released earlier this year, did not make the shortlist of albums nominated for this year’s prize, the winner of which will be handed out at a ceremony held in London this evening (October 30). Speaking…


Microsoft Wants To Make Your Next Gigantic MIDI Controller

It looks like Microsoft wants to make your next gigantic MIDI controller. This video, via deadmau5, captures him working with “some pretty righteous touch software that drives the OSC / MIDI to… other … stuff.”…


FLIGHT. A short film featuring great sound design

/flīt/ 1. the movement or trajectory of a projectile or object through the air 2. the action of fleeing or attempting to escape 3. an extravagant or far-fetched idea…


X Ambassadors – Litost – A Trolley Show

From New York, X Ambassadors join us for A Trolley Show in San Diego. Here they are performing their song “Litost”. For more on the band, check out www.facebook.com/XAmbassadors. Special thanks to Taylor Guitars!…


Where Rock The Bells Fails, Drake’s Tour Succeeds

What does the concert-ticket buyer want? If we’re accepting that the market for albums — physical and digital — won’t ever rebound, that digital singles will never make up for the loss in revenue and that streaming can’t be profitable under current licensing laws, professional musicians (and the labels that love them) need to figure…


Jeezy Sued By Hells Angels Over Logo Usage

Jeezy is being sued by the Hells Angels, according to TMZ.com. The motorcycle club filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages against Jeezy’s 8732 Apparel for its alleged use of the Hells Angels Death Head logo, as per TMZ.com. The lawsuit, which also seeks to stop 8732 Apparel from selling merchandise featuring the logo in dispute,…


Eminem to Feature Three KIDinaKORNER Artists on ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

Eminem’s new album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ is coming soon. The release date has been set (Nov 5th), and the tracklist has been released. Congratulations to the three KIDinaKORNER Artists that are featured! ‘***Hole’ Featuring Skylar Grey ‘Desperation’ Featuring Jamie N Commons ‘Wicked Ways’ Featuring X Ambassadors    


Stevie Wonder on Reviving ‘Songs in the Keys of Life’

As a press conference at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia yesterday, Stevie Wonder explained his decision to perform his seminal Songs in the Key of Life album in full for the first time for his 18th annual House Full of Toys benefit. After fielding questions from the press and performing three songs – “Sir Duke,” “As”…


The Making Of Lou Reed’s Biggest Hit

‘As a remembrance of Lou Reed, here’s an excerpt from engineer/producer Ken Scott’s memoir Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust. Ken worked with Lou on Transformer, which many consider his best record and contained his great hit “Walk On The Wild Side.” “Bowie was a big Velvet Underground fan and had taken to playing a few of…


‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit: Marvin Gaye Family Now Claims Robin Thicke Stole Two Songs

Marvin Gaye‘s family is responding in a major way to Robin Thicke‘s lawsuit claiming that “Blurred Lines” wasn’t stolen from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” On Wednesday, the family went nuclear with counterclaims that allege that Thicke stole the summer mega-hit and also committed copyright infringement on Gaye’s “After the Dance” to create his…