Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

Interview: Peanut Butter Wolf

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We caught up with our new collaborator for a quick chat about the music and the TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition.

The TMA-1 Stones Throw Edition is out today

After the TMA-1 Fool’s Gold edition, AIAIAI now proudly the present the second chapter in the LABEL/ED series: The TMA-1 Stones Throw edition.

Introducing TMA-1 X Insights: scan the packaging to see interviews and insider tips from producers and DJs

As a new TMA-1 X packaging feature, we've interviewed some producers and DJs who shared their tips for making it in the music game. Getting your hands on the content is fairly easy: download the Layar app to your smartphone, scan the TMA-1 X packaging and hey presto! You’ve got access to handy tips from people in the know. Check out the video and get cracking.

Michael Mayer Rocks TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

Kompakt’s legendary co-founder gets real on the 1s and 2s in a trippy, technicolour dream space. This, girls and boys, is how you do it.

Jam City Rocks TMA-1s at Boiler Room Madrid

The white-clad Nightslugs producer/DJ treats the Spaniards to a generous helping of forward-thinking bass music.

Launch of the TMA-1 X in Studio A Next Thursday!

On the 28th of November, we’re launching the latest addition to the TMA-1 headphone family: TMA-1 X. Our new headphones have been given a new sound design that suits all genres of music, it provides a lightweight alternative to the existing TMA-1 range and it comes at an entry-level price. Come and celebrate the birth of our new, matte-black baby in Studio A and at Fortunen where a diverse range of DJs, producers and musicians will kick out the jams for your listening pleasure.

Terranova Rock TMA-1s at Boiler Room Berlin

Fetisch and &ME AKA Terranova are not only very nice guys, they’re also the duo you need to book if you want the sort of wonderfully unpredictable party soundtrack that channels the freedom-loving spirit of The Paradise Garage while kicking out the latest lean, focused and forward-thinking jams. Check out how one of Kompakt’s classiest twosomes effortlessly balance the divide between full-on house music dance-a-thon and cultured listening session at the perpetually rowdy Boiler Room Berlin.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room

African acid-rave and pounding house vibes aplenty, as the man with the tallest headgear in dance music takes center stage at Boiler Room London, armed with facepaint, dancers and champagne. If that opening sales pitch doesn’t have your undivided attention, we will posit the contention that you are well and truly dead inside.

Young Guru Talks Music Software, The Black Album and the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru in NYC

Young Guru Talks Music Software, The Black Album and the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru in NYC

When Young Guru Young was in NYC to speak at The Apple Store In Soho, Nod Factor caught up with him in the street to discuss the new Logic Pro, FL Studio for Mac, why the industry needs Acapellas, that "Control" conversation he had with the great 9th Wonder, and the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru.

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Trevor Jackson Rocking TMA-1s at Rough Trade

The legendary DJ, producer, graphic designer and founder of the seminal Output Recordings, presents his new compilation called ‘Metal Dance’ at Boiler Room’s Rough Trade event. Expect EBM, Proto-Chicago-house, synth oddities and percussive curiosities from a classy, modern renaissance man who knows a thing or two about the darker side of dance music.

Video from the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru Launch in New York

With a slight delay, here’s a little video capturing the atmosphere of the TMA-1 Studio Engineered by Young Guru launch and the subsequent party at the DL. It was hotter than all hell when we launched the Young Guru headphones back in early August. Fortunately, our new headphone collaboration piqued the interest of the NYC massive to the point where they were down to come out and mingle instead of staying home in their air-conditioned abodes.

Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team Rocking TMA-1s at Boiler Room Paris

We love these dudes. Watch how they get the crowd all riled up with Afrofuturistic, skittering industrial-step (yup, just made that up) and then confuse the hell out of them with Shabba Ranks…only to get them all worked up in a tizzy once again, wooohooo! If you thought Paris was slippin, shame on you. Teki Latex and and Orgasmic AKA the Sound Pellegrino Thermal team are here to slap you upside the head with badman skills and A-list attitude.

Jacques Greene Rocking TMA-1s in the Boiler Room Pitchfork After party

- in which Mr. Greene unleashes a veritable tidal wave of tight, sweat-drenched house, techno and disco house upon a diverse, equally sweat-drenched, array of eager party beavers.

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!

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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Traktor Weeks in Studio A

Traktor Weeks in Studio A

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That’s right, Studio A will be having Traktor weeks in Studio A from the 4th until the 16th of March, which means that everyone’s welcome to drop by and try out Native Instruments’ acclaimed DJ Software used by a diverse and brilliant range of DJs from Matthew Dear to Richie Hawtin.

AIAIAI Valentine's Day Card

AIAIAI Valentine's Day Card

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Here's a little video we made to celebrate the day of love. Not for the faint of heart. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! We're so loved up that there's free shipping on all headphones in the webstore...

AIAIAI @ Copenhagen Fashion Week 2013

We came, we saw, we....parked a heavily modified sound taxi in the middle of Forum. And times were had at the Gallery fair where we presented our latest products and had a tight line up of local DJs, if we do say so ourselves. Thanks to everyone who dropped by with friendly support.

Young Guru and Just Blaze @ The AIAIAI Art Basel Party

We had a decidedly ballin’ time at this year’s Art Basel in Miami. Here’s a little video that captures the atmosphere and shows our latest collaborator, Young Guru, and his pal Just Blaze rocking TMA-1s at the AIAIAI Art Basel party, which we held at Bardot. Check it. And remember not to sleep on the upcoming TMA-1 Studio Young Guru edition...

Launch of Eyes & Ears on a Fashion Friday

The growing toddler that is our blog has amassed quite a few talented, new contributors, which is why we're renaming it and giving it a separate contributor page. That does of course call for a celebration. Come party down and drink Red Stripes with us tonight from 5-8!

AIAIAI Søger Store Assistant

AIAIAI Søger Store Assistant

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Vores nye flagskibsbutik Studio A er travl og besøgt. Vi søger derfor en Store Assistant, der kan hjælpe vores Store Manager i den daglige drift 1 gang om ugen.

The Sound Taxi Got Nominated in the Midem Marketing Competition

What do Amnesty, Snoop D-O-double-gizzle and AIAIAI have in common? They all got nominated in the Midem Marketing Competition, that’s what. Our creative director is going to Cannes this weekend to present the project and attend the award ceremony. Fingers crossed!

AIAIAI @ Gallery 2013

AIAIAI @ Gallery 2013

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Betcha didn’t know that we plan to hit Copenhagen Fashion Week like a fashion-hungry freight train? Well, we do! And this particular audio-riffic locomotive will consist of a tight little line-up of local DJs, our latest products and quite a few fashion-specific surprises. If you’re at the Gallery fair in Forum, we think you ought to bring over your champagne glass and say hi, come have a gander at our latest products, and, check out the spectacularly swag AIAIAI Sound Taxi that we'll drive into Forum for your personal enjoyment.

Video from the XMAS TING Feat. Window Decorations by Lucy Love

This December, Copenhagen's feisty grime queen Lucy Love decorated our shop window in a XMAS stylee, albeit with that characteristic Lucy Love touch. That did, of course, call for an impromptu little celebration, which we decided to call XMAS TING in the spirit of Yuletide and Jamaican beer.

AIAIAI @ The NAMM Show 2013

AIAIAI @ The NAMM Show 2013

This year we'll be hosting a booth at NAMM, so swing by and meet the AIAIAI team. During our stay we'll be unveiling our latest collaboration with a man who needs no introduction, but will get one anyway: Jay-Z's legendary sound engineer and music director, Young Guru, is our new partner in crime and we have exciting things in store. Come by our booth for a drink, to meet Young Guru and to learn more about the TMA-1 universe. We're also hosting a little soiree with our friends from Teenage engineering. More specifically, it's a Stones Throw Records showcase with support from OBEY Records Radio, which effectively means that you'll have to drop all prior engagements and excuses to party down on Friday the 25th.

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Fredagsbar Featuring Tomas Barfod (DJ set) - Today at 5pm

Now that everyone's had ample time to get over New Year's Eve, we thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things with a Friday bar. Dive headfirst into 2013 with Tomas Barfod on the decks and free Red stripes for all.

Video From the AIAIAI x Acrylick Backyard Boogie Featuring The Pharcyde

That's right, we hooked up with Acrylick for a Backyard Boogie. But this particular boogie was no ordinary boogie as it featured the totally and utterly amazing hip hop legends from the Pharcyde!

The AIAIAI Best of 2012 Playlist

From hip hop to horror-step, goth to Grimes, trap to techno, rock to rave and so on and so forth, here’s a list of the best in show from 2012. It’s been another righteous year for music and it’s only fair that we share the major players and remarkable rhyme-sayers that filled the AIAIAI airwaves. Those who enter 2013, we salute you with the AIAIAI Best of 2012 Playlist!