Music

  • “moDernisT”: Song Created From Sounds Lost to MP3 Compression (Video)

    “moDernisT”: Song Created From Sounds Lost to MP3 Compression (Video)

    Most of the music we hear nowadays seems to come from MP3 files or some equivalent alternative, and to a lot of our ears it sounds just as good as any other version of the song. But “moDernisT” is a new song from Ryan Maguire, a Ph.D. student in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia […]

  • ‘Motorcycle Jesus': New Short Film/Music Video From Producer Boots (Video)

    ‘Motorcycle Jesus': New Short Film/Music Video From Producer Boots (Video)

    If you know the name of music producer Boots, it’s probably because he worked extensively on Beyoncé, last year’s self-titled album from the reigning Queen of the World. But he’s embarking on a solo career too, with two really good advance singles “I Run Roulette” and “Mercy,” and now a short film/music video showcasing those songs […]

  • Sample Stitch: Recreate Beats From Kanye, J Dilla, and More

    Sample Stitch: Recreate Beats From Kanye, J Dilla, and More

    Sampling has been a legitimate musical art form for decades now. But unfortunately, there are still some hopeless squares out there who think it’s just a matter of grunting “uhh, uhhh” over some other musician’s work, which is why the new website Sample Stitch is important in addition to being a fun time-waster. Basically, Sample Stitch gives […]

  • ‘Kreezus': Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Gets Parody Christmas Album (Audio)

    ‘Kreezus': Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Gets Parody Christmas Album (Audio)

    Sometimes an idea that sounds like it would be absolutely awful actually produces something entertaining or worthwhile, thanks to an attention to detail or just straight-up commitment to a gag. That’s definitely the case with Kreezus, a Christmas-themed parody of Kanye West‘s Yeezus featuring tracks such as “I Am A Claus,” “New Sleighs,” and “Red […]

  • ‘Yours and Mine': New Short Film From Beyoncé (Video)

    ‘Yours and Mine': New Short Film From Beyoncé (Video)

    It’s been a year since Beyoncé dropped Beyoncé, her highly acclaimed visual album. And the creative journey of the project is still ongoing, as the artist/goddess just released Yours and Mine, a companion piece to the album that takes the form of a 12-minute short film of Beyoncé reflecting on her life as a supremely […]

  • Vinyl Me, Please: Records and Other Stuff Delivered Every Month

    Vinyl Me, Please: Records and Other Stuff Delivered Every Month

    Building and curating a quality record collection is one of the great challenges of the 21st century, as unless you’re lucky enough to live in a city with a quality record store scene, your choices are limited to whatever’s in stock at Barnes and Noble or Best Buy. But with Vinyl Me, Please, you can […]