Over on Offworld, our Brandon's got exciting news about a remix of the music from the Katamari games, some of the coolest, most infectious video-game music ever recorded.
Kicking off a series of official posts for Sony's PlayStation blog on Namco's upcoming PS3 'tribute' release Katamari Forever, producer Kazuhito Udetsu relays a message from longtime series (and Noby Noby Boy) sound designer Yuu Miyake, who explains the process of collaborating with various Japanese acts to remix classic Katamari tracks.
Saying he wanted a split between 'organic' and 'electric' sounds, Miyake highlights oft-blogged NES-samplers YMCK and the chiptune swing of their "A Crimson Rose and a Gin Tonic" remix. Unfortunately, we don't get the whole track, but we do get enough to hear that it's going to be another must-buy collection.
The great Patti Smith collaborated with New York City experimental audio artists Soundwalk Collective on the forthcoming LP “Peyote Dance,” a celebration of French avant-garde dramatist and poet Antonin Artaud (1896-1948). I’ve been fascinated with Artaud’s “Theater of Cruelty” since my first exposure to him in my friend Adam Parfrey (RIP) and Bob Black’s seminal […]
In 1986, Chicago’s local TV news discovered the city’s pioneering house music scene, featuring the likes of Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and Steve “Silk” Hurley. From this groove came the groove of all grooves. Below, two classics of the genre: (via r/ObscureMedia)
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Kudos to those of us who have chosen a less wasteful third option to “paper or plastic” at the supermarket or club stores. Tote bags are reusable, but they can be a pain to tote around. Here’s an upgrade to that planet-saving measure. The Club Cart Lotus Trolley Bag is that rare tote you’ll want […]