Monthly archives: July, 2014

Beastie Boys’ Mike D on How Grunge Killed ‘Big, Fluffy Long Hair’

The Beastie Boys’ Mike D has been revisiting the 1990s as part of a video series for Vanity Fair, with the rapper touching on everything from the Biggie/2Pac beef to the Arsenio Hall Show. On Wednesday, Mike D briefly touches on the grunge scene that changed the look and sound of rock music during the…


Perry Farrell Q&A: Lollapalooza Headliners, Building a Festival Lineup & More

Starting this Friday, as they have every year since 2005, bands and fans will make the pilgrimage to Chicago’s Grant Park to attend Lollapalooza. Started in 1991 as the vision of Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lolla changed the face of the music world and helped demonstrate the viability of wide-ranging festivals. Lollapalooza was the…


The Ambient Sounds Of Science Fiction Spaceships Playlist

Slightly off topic: YouTube user crysknife007, aka Cheesy Nirvosa put together this playlist that features the ambient sounds of science fiction spaceships. The playlist includes these greatest ambient sound hits: Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs) Star Trek TOS Ambient Engine Noise (Idling for 24 hrs) Original Battlestar Galactica Ambient Engine Sound…


4 Reasons Why Music Careers Are Getting Trounced By Tech

It used to be that if our best and brightest had any affinity for music at all, they would go to great ends to enter the business, with a long-term vision in mind. Not so today, as music careers are getting trounced by the tech industry when it comes to job choice and availability, and…


A$AP Rocky Doc Features Instrumental Album Tracks, Or ‘How Music Is Supposed to Sound’

It started from emptiness — empty beds, really, on A$AP Rocky’s tour bus while globetrotting as the opener on Rihanna’s Diamonds tour, and Vice Media’s music channel Noisey had its first feature-length film. The documentary, titled SVDDXNLY (pronounced “Suddenly”) will be released in five parts on Noisey beginning Aug. 5. “He’s been on a rapid…


8 Questions To Ask To Determine A Production Budget

It used to be that when you were working your way up the food chain as a music producer, you’d hone your chops with indie artists, at first not signed to a label, then signed to smaller labels. Today this is a fact of life for all production pros whether you’re just starting or are…


Jeezy “Under The Influence” Tour Vlog #1

Check Young Jeezy on the “Under The Influence” tour with Wiz Khalifa. [RealTalkNY]


SoundWorks Collection Interview Series – Chris Dugan

Bay Area based engineer and producer Chris Dugan talks with the SoundWorks Collection about his road to Jingle Town Studios. We talk about his journey as a small studio owner to recording the grammy winning Green Day album American Idiot. Chris also talks about an unreleased Green Day holiday album and his perspective on recording…


New App, GliderVerb, Lets You ‘Glide’ Between Room Sizes

Amazing Noises has released GliderVerb – a “Reverberator with Glissandos”, simulating a room gradually changing its shape. Here’s a preview of GliderVerb in action:…


Fabolous Speaks On “Loso’s Way 2″ & Upcoming Tracks With Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj

Get More: Fabolous, Music News Fabolous speaks on his upcoming tracks with Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj. “Loso’s Way 2″ is on the way. [RealTalkNY]