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Scratching beats into the locked groove of records

by | August 19, 2013 | In Music, Technology, Videos Comments Off on Scratching beats into the locked groove of records

This needs to happen more often.

Vimeo user Nick zammuto has figured out a really ingenius way to use media for reasons other than it was intended. It is also an ingenius way to get amazed music nerds to buy your record. He’s been using household implements to scratch beats into the locked groove of vinyl records. Scratching beats. Into records. The template he uses is screenprinted, cut out and placed on the record. Then he uses a pushpin to put a small notch onto the record according to the quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note divisions on the template. It’s really cool.

From Nick:

“I’ve invented a method of scratching rhythms into the ‘locked groove’ at the center of vinyl records. This kit includes a unique hand scratched vinyl LP of our first record, with a hand screenprinted cover including templates for making your own scratched rhythms on other records in your collection. The music portion of the LP is unnaffected, of course. Includes five templates for common time signatures. All are signed, dated and silkscreened by me here at home in VT. The first 45 copies are on spectacular blue splatter vinyl.”

So there.

Sidenote: Who saw his awesome studio shed?


Dust In The Wind (Kansas cover)

by | August 19, 2013 | In Music, Rocking Out Comments Off on Dust In The Wind (Kansas cover)

Over the past 4 months I’ve been trying to learn guitar. I wanted to learn a reasonably hard song and this one popped into my head. Noone told me playing a lot of guitar makes your fingertips look like toes. This is part one. Part two will get the Kid Static treatment.

Dust In The Wind by Kansas


I Will Never Write Better Music Than This

by | May 18, 2013 | In Funny, Videos Comments Off on I Will Never Write Better Music Than This




IllumiRoom: That Next Level Video Game Shizz

by | April 29, 2013 | In Games, News, Technology Comments Off on IllumiRoom: That Next Level Video Game Shizz

All you need is a Kinect enabled projector and IllumiRoom will extend your video games out into the room with you. IllumiRoom from Microsoft Research is taking gaming technology from “seen it before” to “holy shit! it’s the future.” The whole thing calibrates itself and even works with games that it’s not built for. The Kinect camera reads the physical layout of your space in real time, then uses that to bring explosions from FPS games, atmospheric and lighting conditions, and other effects out of the TV. Just watch the video. It’s hard to explain, but once you see this crazy futuristic mess, you’re about to be all SHUTTUP AND TAKE MY MONEY. Unless you don’t care about video games….then you probably won’t.

IllumiRoom - WHAAAAAAAT?


Sound Supply Mini Drop – 5 albums for $10

by | April 28, 2013 | In Uncategorized Comments Off on Sound Supply Mini Drop – 5 albums for $10

Our friends over at Sound Supply do great things to get people a ton of great music at a reasonable price. This week they’re doing their first Hip Hop drop. It includes music from Astronautalis from Fake Four, Inc. , Mike Mictlan from Doomtree, Kid Static from Cobra Records, and MORE. But you gotta get on it now because it’s only available for a week. If you haven’t picked up “It Gleams” before now, this is the perfect time to not only get the latest album from Kid Static, but so many other awesome artists too.


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From Sound Supply:

Soundsupply is committed to finding the best albums to deliver as high quality bundled downloads. All participating bands have joined up to collectively share their music. Buying this bundle supports these artists and helps to usher in a revolution in music distribution.

We curate a collection of awesome albums. We digitally bundle them as “Drops” for easy download. Drops go on sale for a low price, but for a limited time.


Jay-Z on Howard Stern (2012)

by | April 26, 2013 | In Music, People Comments Off on Jay-Z on Howard Stern (2012)

Jay-Z went on Howard Stern to promote his book Decoded. What followed was a really in depth look into what made him who he is, and how he dealt with his life’s different turns. Topics include his relationship with his dad, growing up in the Marcy projects, his dreams and aspirations, and his views on Rihanna and Kanye as artists he manages. I only respect Jay-Z more after watching this interview.

Howard Stern is more serious than usual and plays the part of the interviewer as well as a fan of the book. He seems like he not only respects Jay-Z as an artist but as a person.


Kid Static – K.I.D.

by | August 14, 2012 | In Music, Videos Comments Off on Kid Static – K.I.D.

BRAND NEW VIDEO from the soon-to-be-released digital EP, It Gleams : B-sides. One of the 4 tracks that didn’t make the full length, K.I.D is a nod to all the parts that make me.

Thanks to Antler for filming and editing

And thanks to all the awesome people who let us act a fool at Wonder Con without kicking us out.
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Kid Static – Moonlight

by | April 24, 2012 | In Videos Comments Off on Kid Static – Moonlight


Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

by | March 26, 2012 | In Music, Song of The Day, Videos Comments Off on Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Hauntingly beautiful. Reminds me of the Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins I used to listen to when I was younger.

From Youtube:

Australian singer Gotye has become an international sensation with his haunting song, “Somebody that I Used to Know.” He makes his KCRW debut with a live set of soaring art-pop songs. Watch / Listen to the full session here:


Allen Stone – Unaware

by | March 19, 2012 | In Music, Videos Comments Off on Allen Stone – Unaware

Wow. Just wow. Soul singers for the win. I’m so glad this dude exists.