Music

  • ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Expanded Edition Now Streaming

    ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Expanded Edition Now Streaming

    Covering something like the new Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition in a tonally appropriate way is difficult, since it’s more than likely true that if Prince were alive today, it wouldn’t exist, at least not in its present form. Music is music, though, and even if no one in their right mind would trade the […]

  • Group Playlists: Collaborative Spotify Playlists on Facebook Messenger

    Group Playlists: Collaborative Spotify Playlists on Facebook Messenger

    The best playlists represent the curator’s individual point of view, for a sequence of songs that reflect a single sensibility, that couldn’t be replicated by anyone else. There’s something to be said for committee efforts too, though, and those are a lot easier to make with the new Group Playlists feature in the Spotify Chat […]

  • “Overnight”: Daft Punk Collaborates with Australian Band Parcels (Audio)

    “Overnight”: Daft Punk Collaborates with Australian Band Parcels (Audio)

    Daft Punk tends to be pretty picky about who they collaborate with, which is why they surprised many by teaming up with a largely unknown Australian band called Parcels for a surprise single. It’s called “Overnight,” a nice electro-slink co-written and produced by Daft Punk. If you go back and listen to Parcels’ (slightly, they […]

  • JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    JAY-Z: Rapper Has Adjusted His Name Format Again

    Here’s a story for the “I’m not sure if this is notable or not” file. Rapper/business JAY-Z has apparently expressed his wish for his moniker to be formatted in all caps and with a returning hyphen, after a few years spent as the more minimalist Jay Z. The last name change came around the time […]

  • Bushmills x Lowden Guitars Made from Whiskey Barrels (Video)

    Bushmills x Lowden Guitars Made from Whiskey Barrels (Video)

    I don’t know if this is symptomatic of late capitalism or what, but there definitely seems to be an obsession with using whiskey barrels to do things other than age whiskey as of late. The freshest example is a collaborative project between Lowden Guitars and Bushmills Irish Whiskey: Bushmills x Lowden guitars. Bushmills x Lowden […]

  • ‘Bey-Z': Beyoncé / Jay Z Mashup Album from amorphous (Video)

    ‘Bey-Z': Beyoncé / Jay Z Mashup Album from amorphous (Video)

    An Orlando, FL artist who goes by the handle amorphous has created a mashup album combining two artists who are, as it happens, already married. I’ll give you one guess as to which artists they might be after I give you the name of the album: Bey-Z. The usual formula for mashups is to combine […]

  • Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Coming to Harlem

    Hip-Hop Hall of Fame Coming to Harlem

    One can only guess at why it took so long for this to happen, but plans have finally been approved for a genuine Hip-Hop Hall of Fame, coming next year to Harlem, NY. The organization heading up the project have placed the winning bid for a 125th Street building that will become the Hall’s home. […]

  • “Thong Song”: Remix by JCY Has New Vocals from Sisqo (Audio)

    “Thong Song”: Remix by JCY Has New Vocals from Sisqo (Audio)

    DJ act and electronic music trio JCY remixed Sisqo’s 1999 jam “Thong Song” out of some mix of nostalgia and prankishness, but their efforts got the attention of none other than Sisqo himself, who took the time out of his busy schedule to provide brand new vocals for an official reissue of the song. You […]

  • Nutella Unica: 7 Million Unique Jars of Hazelnut Spread (Video)

    Nutella Unica: 7 Million Unique Jars of Hazelnut Spread (Video)

    Nutella recently sold 7 million jars of its addictive hazelnut spread in Italy, but unlike most of their sales these 7 million jars were different. I mean that literally, because every jar in this special edition are visually unique, created using an algorithm that ensured no two jars could be alike, for a project called […]