Gil Scott-Heron “The Last Holiday. A Memoir”
Gadgets & Stuff
Soul

Gil Scott-Heron “The Last Holiday. A Memoir”

via Shook.FM (awesome website): “Gil Scott-Heron’s final opus, one that he was working on intermittently for the last two decades of his life, is not an album of music but a memoir. Autobiography isn’t quite the right word, because this book pulls down the shutters and closes shop in 1981, the …

READ MORE →
Introducing MPC Renaissance
Gadgets & Stuff

MPC Renaissance – MPC Fly – MC Studio

If you haven’t heard the news already, welcome back from Mars. AKAI is starting 2012 with a bang by taking over NAMM with one-two-three all-new MPCs: MPC Fly merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of your iPad 2, embodying legendary capabilities that have made the MPC an industry …

READ MORE →
AIAIAI Capital Headphones
Gadgets & Stuff

AIAIAI Capital Headphones

via Hypebeast.com: Primed for the individual on the go, AIAIAI has crafted the Capital Headphones, which pride themselves in a smooth listen no matter the extent of outside elements. The audio accessory boasts a rather impressive material composition, as it makes quality use of nylon, reinforced with fiberglass, and an …

READ MORE →
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Gadgets & Stuff
Hip-Hop Soul

Georgia Anne Muldrow on Production

Acclaimed producer, singer, and lyricist Georgia Anne Muldrow gives a rare glimpse into her beat making philosophy and how she came to the decision to make music her life passion.

READ MORE →
Moog Minitaur – Analog Bass Synthesizer
Gadgets & Stuff

Moog Minitaur – Analog Bass Synthesizer

via CreateDigitalMusic.com: Look past the plug-ins and controllers and hosts that work with controllers and iPads sitting in docks and such. If you like dedicated, analog monosynth hardware, life is actually pretty darned good. Okay, so for those of you without deep pockets, you may not know some of the back story …

READ MORE →
Introducing MPC Renaissance
Gadgets & Stuff

Introducing MPC Renaissance

http://www.akaiprompc.com Music by AraabMUZIK, Sean C, and LV Fusing legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer. MPC Renaissance is an unrivaled music production instrument. Find more information at http://www.akaiprompc.com PRODUCT FEATURES MPC RENAISSANCE HARDWARE Fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer Vintage Mode …

READ MORE →
hgg
Gadgets & Stuff

2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Nerds

Buying a christmas gifts is always a dicey situation isn’t it. You can never be too sure if the person you’re giving to will like it or, even worse, already have it. Especially true when talking about someone who has really precise interests. Well, seeing as most of the people …

READ MORE →
Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92
Gadgets & Stuff
House / Techno

Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92

Soul Jazz Records’ deluxe 200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92, features hundreds of stunning photographs from the hidden world of New York’s house ballroom scene out of which came voguing, the dance made famous by Madonna. Photographer Chantal Regnault …

READ MORE →
Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling
Gadgets & Stuff

Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

(by Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola) Giving anything music related to a music lover is a pretty perilous adventure. You risk either giving that person something he or she doesn’t like or simply giving something that this music lover already has. But fear not because I got a great idea …

READ MORE →