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.
Shooting an iPhone video with your friends just got a lot more interesting. Say hello to Vyclone - a social video creation, collaboration, and sharing app for iOS.
Here's a mesmerizing installation that invites visitors to draw on a disc with a felt tip pen, which is then translated into a musical sequence to rather startling effects.
Tomas barfod, the versatile creative and intrepid AIAIAI product developer, found the time to participate in this rather interesting project that gave him a challenge: make a track in 24 hours, using a car and a modest selection of gear, which (not so coincidentally) happened to include the TMA-1 Studio.
Oh Levon. Is there any better way to enter the new year than with a mix from your hand? Back in 2010, you and the now defunct mnmlssgs blog rang in the new year with an exquisite mix of house and techno of the finest kind. Now, you're doing it all over again!
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.
The nifty/quirky handheld music device you never knew you that you desperately needed. Dam-Drum is a handheld drum machine and sequencer with four unique sounds selected by Dâm Funk, the undisputed king of iridescently smooth electro-funk. This is a collaboration with Stones Throw and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas and it does look a treat.
If any and all objects could be used as a musical instrument what would you choose to rock the world with? A Ninja Turtles action figure? A slice of Roquefort cheese? That may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually a very real possibility as interaction designer Dennis P Paul has created this amazing contraption that scans surfaces of objects and transforms them into audible, rhythmic frequencies.
Throne of Blood's Pixelife muses on the genre that shaped his formative years from Steve Reich to William Basinski, resulting in a choice little read and an excellent introduction to post-minimalist music.
One of the coolest object I’ve seen in 2013 so far is this. Re: Sound Bottle is an automatic remixing object that can record all given sounds and then automatically remix them into a music beat. Just pull the cork off the bottle, make or find some sounds to record, and this magical little bottle turns it into music!
As an electronic music lover visiting Paris, these are the 3 must-go-to places in town.
Kristian made a dope video for Kúra and he'd like to tell you about it. Take it away, Kristian.
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!
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!
Brandt Brauer Frick's forthcoming album should not be slept on says Emil.
Quantum Stealth! The name sounds like a 007 weapon made by Q. This device is a piece of cloth reminding us of the magical invisibility cloak Harry Potter uses to visually disappear when he hides behind it. It's a garment that renders whatever it covers invisible. In this context Q’s name is Cramer and owner of the Canadian company called Hyperstealth. He claims to have developed this magical camouflage material that works “by bending light waves around the target.”
Nsyde Music is a Berlin-based label aiming to bring together different electronic genres with one similarity – it’s ‘deeper soul’. Releasing timeless pure house & techno from some of the finest names in the business including New Yorker Fred P of Soul People Music and Underground Quality fame, Japan’s current #1 producer Imugem Orihasam and Denmark’s’ own Samuel André Madsen, Nsyde are on a roll. Dunkel Radio’s Daniel Bruhn Jensen had a chat with head honcho Richard Zepezauer.
This December, Core77 curates and produces a unique pop-up store in New York City that embodies the creative designer community, and our Capitals are the exclusively featured headphone.
- by the team at the Universal Everything design studio. Check out how a Tai-Chi master’s flowing movements are rendered in digital form through a series of fantastical, moving, digital sculptures. It’s delicious, regenerative eye-candy posted to brighten up your Monday.
It’s been a good long while hasn’t it, acid fiends? This Friday in December it’s time to get down on a full-on educational tip as we give you an old, acid house mini-documentary that provides you with a good indication of just how befuddled grown ups were by this whole acid house malarchy.
Tartelet's main geezer sheds a knowing light on the weekend in Berlin. If you like clubbing and you're in Berlin from Thursday - Sunday, this is the one blog post you must read right this minute. Take it away, Emil.
In which Hans went to take some memorable photos of the three winners of this year's prestigious art prize. Take it away, Hans.
Hard at work and wasting no time during the Australian summer, the Aussie division of AIAIAI are cooking up big things in the fair city of Melbourne.
It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with our discerning pals from Ghostly International. Not only are they one of the world’s best record labels, they’ve also gradually evolved into multi-armed powerhouse of style, art and design with notables like Sougwen Chung, Matt Shlian and Charles Bergquist on their expanding roster of visual artists. Check out the video that features a variety of Ghostly tidbits, a few AIAIAI headphones and merry New Yorkers getting it on.
As an electronic music lover passing through Hamburg, there are at least 2 places you must check out.
We asked our young, talented friend, Anton to make us a video that touched on the theme of sound and was relevant to what we do. This yielded a mini documentary about a young, Drake-loving, Copenhagen-based poet who poses poignant, intelligent questions about authenticity and his role in a social media-saturated technological reality where the notion of self is becoming an increasingly fragmented and elusive idea.