Tag Archives: Music

The slime mould instruments that make sweet music

It is probably safe to assume the slime mould Physarum polycephalum doesn’t long for the limelight. It normally spends its life quietly eating microbes surrounded by decaying wood and leaf litter. But this humble single-celled organism has nonetheless found itself centre stage in an unusual musical movement. Eduardo Miranda thinks we’ve spent too much time building wacky instruments and touchscreen controllers for making ... Read More »

Music Monday for July 24

Whither Christian Jonassen? The day Christian Jonassen came into my life—courtesy of Bob Moss and Mike Kirkland, who handed me a copy of his debut album—was one of the most confusing and happiest days of my life. The towering towhead with ice-blue eyes could’ve crushed my skull with one swat, but he was soft-spoken and gentle, resembling a huge kindergartener. ... Read More »

Prince’s Music Videos Hit YouTube

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to binge-watch some Prince videos. Music superstar Prince may have fought hard during his life to keep his music off of online outlets, but 15 months after his death, his estate is embracing them. A half-dozen of His Royal Purpleness’s greatest hits appeared on a YouTube channel bearing his name over the weekend. Among the ... Read More »

How A Music App Can Help Dish Network

Recently, Dish Network launched Dish Music, a mobile app which allows customers to sync music throughout their home via a central control. This app uses DTS Play-Fi technology to allow customers to stream music from various services such as Spotify, Pandora and Tidal via their Dish devices, at no additional cost. Through this initiative, the company is looking to provide multi-room streaming set ... Read More »

Music is a DISTRACTION when you’re driving: Listening to the radio makes it difficult to concentrate and can slow down reaction times

Listening to music while driving could be having a serious affect on your ability to concentrate. Scientists measured brain activity while volunteers concentrated on sounds coming from speakers. Participants were found to have slower reaction times and higher mental stresses when looking away from the audio source they were focusing on. The scientists behind the study believe the effect could ... Read More »

Music In Africa Foundation

The Music In Africa portal is owned and governed by the Music In Africa Foundation, a non-profit organization formed on 27 July 2013 in Kenya. The Foundation is officially registered in South Africa. Aims And Objectives The broad objectives of the Music In Africa Foundation include (but are not limited to): providing reliable and useful information that promotes the African ... Read More »

Mika Vainio’s quiet influence on electronic music was deafening

Man of few words … Mika Vainio, left, and Ilpo Vaisanen performing as Pan Sonic in Brooklyn in 2000. Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images As one half of Pan Sonic with Ilpo Väisänen, Mika Vainio had a transformative effect on the deconstructed techno that lurks around the fringes of dance and electronic music. In fact, when news of his death last ... Read More »

Dublin Duo Bad Sea Turned a Bad Tinder Date into Beautiful Music

Daily Discovery is a feature that highlights a new or recently discovered artist who we’re excited about. See the rest of our Daily Discoveries here. Dublin, Ireland-based duo Bad Sea have an interesting origin story, to say the least. After initially meeting on Tinder, Ciara and Alan quickly realized that a romantic relationship might not be on the horizon but ... Read More »

Google Play Music Revamp Brings Machine Learning Recommendations and More

  Google on Monday gave its Play Music app total overhaul with smart features which will be powered by Google’s machine learning and contextual tools. The brand new Google Play Music app will make its way to Android users globally starting this week alongside iOS and the Web users. The company says that the new app starting this week will ... Read More »

Belkin iPhone 7 Adapter Lets You Listen to Music While Charging

  The removal of the 3.5mm audio jack has given manufacturers the opportunity to bring in alternate accessories to fill the gap. Apple itself launched a bundle of accessories, like the AirPods and the Lightning-to-3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter to compensate for the nostalgia that may be created. The inability of listening to music with wired headphones while charging the iPhone ... Read More »