Archive for March, 2012
“Sex dwarf.. Isn’t it nice.. Luring disco dollies to a life of vice” – Soft Cell’s Marc Almond
One of my favorite tracks off of the Angel Dust record. Takes me back. Hard to find a good recording of this track because they didn’t play it too often. Nonetheless amazing.
For some reason I was sleeping on the A-Side of this 12″ until it came up on my iTunes. Ordinary Things is dope but this one is equally as amazing.
From Jack to Juke: 25 Years Of Ghetto House
“Sound frequencies are displayed as they are heard. Lower frequencies are mapped low (bottom) to high (top). Brightness is determined by amplitude.
Sweeping tones and rhythmic patterns create intricate structures. The circular form is in memorial of dead formats; the CD, MiniDisc and others. R.I.P.” – Jon-Kyle Mohr
You can download the Circular Spectrogram application HERE to create your own visuals (currently only available for Mac users).
Before iPods (or even CDs) there were boomboxes. It’s been 20 years since they disappeared from the streets, but the nostalgia they evoke is about more than stereo equipment. We’ve changed the way we listen to music — and to each other. Watch a video about the history of the boombox. Learn more about the boombox HERE.
A series of informative posters detailing how some of the most notable drum sequences were programmed using the Roland TR-808 Drum Machine. Each sequence has been analyzed and represented as to allow users to re-programme each sequence, key for key.
“The unspectacular things are the important things. Especially in the future.” – Dieter Rams
Documentary about how a much-derided music actually changed the world. Between 1969 and 1979 disco soundtracked gay liberation, foregrounded female desire in the age of feminism and led to the birth of modern club culture as we know it today, before taking the world by storm.