Polygraph and Billboard's HOT RAP SONGS" CHART (1989 – 2015) is a perfect visualization (and audiolization) of how music drifts in and out of the public consciousness, using a generation-worth of rap hits as the raw material.
Today, people may look at the 8-track tape format as something of a sonic dodo bird, a kitschy artifact from the 70s (if they know about it at all), but as The History Guy points out, it was revolutionary for its time. 8-track allowed consumers to be able to bring their own music into the… READ THE REST
The first eight bars of this remix version of The Smiths, "This Charming Man," by Mexico City-based duo Digital Charanga, counts with an accordion and guacharaca, where Johnny Marr's guitar usually seduces us with singular string work. Ulises Vergara and Damián Martínez are the genius talent behind this mash-up. This is the Charming cumbia version.… READ THE REST
In 1971 when this video was aired on UK's ATV network, the sounds of the Moog synthesizer were still strange and otherworldly to most ears. This was the era of Wendy Carlos's "Switched-On Bach," Jean-Jacques Perrey's "Moog Indigo," and Gershon Kingsley's "Music to Moog By." I dig these experimental dancers modulating their bodies to a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anyone unsure about getting a tattoo has undoubtedly waffled about precisely what they'll get or if they're even comfortable with having something on their body that'll last a lifetime. Not to mention,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's just something therapeutic and relaxing about locking your eyes onto a soothing light. With LEDs becoming more mainstream in lighting fixtures, you can tap into an array of colors with a simple… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. One of the best parts of the holiday season is giving — but finding a gift can get stressful when you don't know what to buy. How about an Apple iPad… READ THE REST