Looks Like Music – the Welcome Return of Yuri Suzuki

Looks Like Music – the Welcome Return of Yuri Suzuki

Our friend and collaborator on the Make the City Sound Better Sound Taxi Project strikes again. And this time he’s bringing robots. Little white robots that turn marker squiggles into sound.

Renaissance Man Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

Sometimes a Boiler Room set comes along and reminds you why you fell in love with house music in the first place. Without wanting to sound too gushy or melodramatic: this is one of those times.

EIGHT Magazine x Red Bull Studio Copenhagen Party in Studio A

EIGHT Magazine x Red Bull Studio Copenhagen Party in Studio A

On the 30th of August Studio A will host an opening arranged by our friends at EIGHT Magazine and Red Bull Studios Copenhagen.

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Trans Metro Express 2013 Teaser

We hooked up with the good people at the STRØM festival for a little video featuring their Trans Metro Express project, which takes you on a journey of electronic music through Copenhagen.

AIAIAI’s 20 Greatest Science Fiction Movies of All Time

People of all creeds and nations, it’s time to huddle up in front of the holographic campfire for a list containing our favorite scif-fi movies. Indulge in bittersweet, dystopian scenarios, rough ultra-violence and highly speculative imaginings of the future. Become enthralled by gilded, prissy androids, white-haired cyberpunk cyborgs and the eeeend of the wooooorld as we know it. Ladies and gents, it’s all very subjective and it is AIAIAI's 20 greatest science fiction movies of all time!

The Sound of Ayrton Senna

The Sound of Ayrton Senna

Honda teamed up with Funktion One for a video that recreates Ayrton Senna’s most memorable race through the world’s best sound system.

Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

Moderna Mix for Modularfield’s Aircast

Ghostly International’s ever dependable Missy Livingston AKA Moderna steps up and delivers a choice selection of ethereal melancholy, sun-bleached disco and atmospheric techno. If you need a soundtrack that provides the aural backdrop to driving into a radiating, orange sunset with your best friends, look no further.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Washed Out – ‘Don’t Give Up’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Washed Out – ‘Don’t Give Up’

It doesn’t get much more summery than Washed Out’s latest single that comes with an accompanying jungle-tastic video directed by London-based, multitalented creative, Kate Moross.

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Point Blank Interview Young Guru

Our friends from the Point Blank School of Music fire a few pertinent questions at the man of the moment, resulting in a chat about DJing, adapting to the unpredictable, rapid changes of the music game and, of course, the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru headphones.

The TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru is Out Today

This is it. Our collaboration with one of hip hop’s most prominent audio engineers is out. We’re finally ready to release the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru, the headphones tweaked by the expert whose award-winning work can be heard and felt on records by Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Go cop the new AIAIAI x Young Guru headphones, available worldwide from today, the 17th of July!

Game, Set & Beat Match

Game, Set & Beat Match

Beat Match is an ingenious, interactive, collaborative ping pong game that merges sound and image. It’s pretty simple: you control music and graphics through playing with your partner. Sound and image follow the tempo and rhythm of your game, which means that the music stops when you stop. The challenge, then, is to keep a steady beat for as long as possible to create a consistent track.

Original Version of ‘Dead Presidents III’ Produced by Young Guru

Original Version of ‘Dead Presidents III’ Produced by Young Guru

Our latest collaborator just pulled an interesting rabbit out of his sound engineering hat in the form of a previously unreleased track he produced for the almighty Jay-Z himself. Have a listen to the atmospheric hip hop of‘Dead Presidents III’ after the jump.

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BINKBEATS Performs Amon Tobin’s ‘Lost and Found’

BINKBEATS Performs Amon Tobin’s ‘Lost and Found’

BINKBEATS is a talented producer/percussionist/ musician who does these rather remarkable multi-instrumental covers of forward-thinking producers like Flying Lotus, Lapalux and Madlib. If this is your first introduction to the Dutch creative, you’re in for a bit of a treat.

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Spoek Mathambo's Escape from '85 Mixtape

Spoek Mathambo's Escape from '85 Mixtape

South Africa's bestest most dopest producer/rapper/designer unleashes a rad new mixtape that pays homage to his birth year and comes with an 8-bit video game. Listen to the mix tape, play the game and enjoy your weekend. Starting: now.

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Crate-Digging with Young Guru

Crate-Digging with Young Guru

The tall music oracle who has tweaked the soon-to-be-released TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru ruminates on the art of crate-digging. There was, for example, that time in Amsterdam where he had to go past several drug dealers and a sketchy brothel to get to a vinyl goldmine guarded by an old lady. Not completely sure what that was all about, but this interview is definitely a fascinating must-see if you’ve got more than a passing interest in music. Click play and get inside the crate-digging mind of one of hip hop’s most prominent engineers.

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GhostlyCast #48: Fort Romeau – Spectres of Summer Mix

GhostlyCast #48: Fort Romeau – Spectres of Summer Mix

Ghostly’s Fort Romeau comes up trumps with a summer-y mix that provides the aural equivalent of a giddy teenage stroll beneath the iridescent lights of an amusement park in June. If you’ve no idea what the hell that means, we can assure you it means warm, imaginative and thoroughly inviting disco and house that has a bliss-inducing, anticipatory vibe about it.

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Discobelle Mix 002: Teki Latex

Discobelle Mix 002: Teki Latex

Our with-it Swedish pals at Discobelle hook up with Sound Pellegrino’s mighty Teki Latex for an exclusive mix full of uncompromising, dubby, industrial dance floor mayhem from the likes of Kowton, Pearson Sound, MikeQ, Edmx and Truss. Teki - who happens to one of the original TMA-1 testers - goes in hard with a mix that hints at angular new dance music genres. Give it a spin and tell us what you think.

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NeuroKnitting: Creating a Scarf by Listening to Bach’s Goldberg Variations

NeuroKnitting: Creating a Scarf by Listening to Bach’s Goldberg Variations

A couple of weeks ago we posted a video featuring a group of disabled people who were given the chance to create music with their brainwaves through a new technology called Emotiv EPOC. This week we give you a guy who knits himself a scarf using the same technology with some added modifications. It may not have the same life-altering, grandiose feel to it, but it certainly is very entertaining nonetheless.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Siriusmo ‘s New Album ‘Enthusiast’ is out Today

New Flavour in Your Ear: Siriusmo ‘s New Album ‘Enthusiast’ is out Today

Today is the day that Modeselektor’s Monkeytown records release the 3rd album from the mad, Berlin-based, disco professor, Siriusmo. On first listen, ‘Enthusiast’ is punishing a tour de force through Diasporic grime, futuristic electro, disco, funk and abrupt, disorienting shifts in tempo and mood. We can safely say that it’s never boring.

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Binary Prints by Alex Trochut

Binary Prints by Alex Trochut

Conveying duality through two-dimensional work on paper, illustrator and designer Alext Trochut has made a series of prints that feature some of the most remarkable electronic musicians of our time, such as James Murphy, Caribou, Four Tet, Acid Pauli, John Talabot and Lucy. Truchot has invented a process through which separate images can be shown on one surface: one that appears in light and one that appears in the dark.

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DJ Fresh and Mindtunes: Letting disabled people create music with their Mind

DJ Fresh and Mindtunes: Letting disabled people create music with their Mind

Let’s just clarify: utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Smirnoff got some severely disabled people together and let them create music USING THEIR BRAINWAVES. This is actually jaw-droppingly incredible. We had no idea that this kind of technology had come so far. Prepare to be amazed.

MaKey MaKey - the Invention Kit for Everyone (including Your Cat)

MaKey MaKey - the Invention Kit for Everyone (including Your Cat)

Remember that guy who played Massive Attack’s Teardrop on fruit & veg? Well, this is the actual invention that he used to wow us with! A couple of MIT students dreamt up this brilliantly goofy invention that lets you turn your banana into a keyboard, and makes your cat take pictures of itself when it’s having a drink. Sound weird? It is. But it’s also the very quintessence of awesome.

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Ryoji Ikeda's 'Superposition'

Ryoji Ikeda's 'Superposition'

The fact that we haven’t yet featured the brilliant work of Ryoji Ikeda must be down to some sort of collective blip. The Japanese artist’s fusion of art, technology and wide-eyed wonder strikes at the very heart of our nerdy fascination with the Art & Technology continuum and this post can thus be seen as an attempt to rectify that embarrasing blunder. Inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics, his latest performative piece is called Superposition and explores the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale.

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Plugg – the Radio that lets You Put a Cork in It

Plugg – the Radio that lets You Put a Cork in It

And this is meant in the most literal sense. Have you ever tuned into a radioshow, which suddenly got polluted by the incessant, grinding voice of a person so utterly in love with themselves that you lack the appropriate tool to make it stop. To really ram it home that this infuriating wall of self-congratulatory inanity must cease and never be allowed to speak again? Well, it turns out you’re in luck. Norwegian company Skrekkøgle has invented a radio with an accompanying cork that let’s you whip out a can of STFU on that cretin of a radio host.

That DFA Documentary is Here

That DFA Documentary is Here

Remember how we told you not to sleep on this documentary last week? Well, it turns out we kinda slept on it. It was released last Wednesday. Hey, what do you want, this is a busy company! Anyways, the of Red Bull Music Academy’s spot on one of the most important labels of last decade is pretty tasty (and self-deprecating in that characteristically dry New York fashion), so step inside, press play and check out James Murphy’s rakish new hat - and enthusiastic take on peanut butter.

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Clerkd: the New App that Lets You Listen to the Sounds of Your Favorite Hood

Clerkd: the New App that Lets You Listen to the Sounds of Your Favorite Hood

Listen to the music being played in Dalston, London, Williamsburg, New York, or Nørrebro, Copenhagen; these days music discovery apps are a dime a dozen, but the Clerkd app makes a remarkable promise that just might nudge the app landscape in a bold new direction if the student-founded enterprise from Helsinki play their cards right and manage get enough people invested in sharing on their network.

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Shugo Tokumaru - 'Katachi'

Shugo Tokumaru - 'Katachi'

Marvel at the painstaking work of paper cut enthusiasts who spent what seems like a significant part of their lives just to impress your eyeballs. Show these people some goddamn respect and watch this video immediately!

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A-Trak’s Spectacular Domino Extravaganza

A-Trak’s Spectacular Domino Extravaganza

There are quite a few domino videos doing the rounds on the web, but very few are as inventive and well-executed as the action in the promo for A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s ‘Tuna Melt’. Sit back, relax and enjoy the relentless ride through dominoes, flames, water, toilets and pretty much anything else you can think of within a dominoes-related context.

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KiBiSi’s Family for Muuto Expands

KiBiSi’s Family for Muuto Expands

- with this nifty little wooden juicer called Turn Around, which not only looks beautifully simple, but also brings back juicing to its tactile origin through the ‘Nordic hyper analogue design’ as KiBiSi put it.

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Fragment: Introducing Beastie Respond

In this, the latest Fragment interview, we stayed close to home, more specifically the Copenhagen borough of Nørrebro, where we had an in-depth conversation with up-and-coming producer/DJ Beastie Respond AKA Tobias Hjørnet Pedersen. This is what the Rinse.FM-featured, Blawan-remixed and progressively rising artist had to say about drum and bass, his enduring love for the 80s - and singing into an iPhone on the bus.