3/10/2007 8:04:43 am by CarlJ
According to a report
that was released a few days ago in Britain, "Illegal drugs can be 'harmless' and should no longer be 'demonised'
3/9/2007 8:38:51 pm by CarlJ
365 Mag has an interview
3/9/2007 8:33:23 pm by CarlJ
marks the 10th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s death.
3/9/2007 8:23:15 pm by CarlJ
"SampleSwap.org has officially launched a public website featuring 4.6GB of free, professional-quality loops and audio samples.
3/9/2007 6:29:55 pm by CarlJ
Yes, you read that correctly.
While aimlessly browsing the interweb this morning before work, I came across the TrekStor Vibez mp3 player.
3/6/2007 5:25:41 pm by CarlJ
NY band The Beastie Boys are working on the last bits and bobs for their new studio album
, scheduled for a release later this year
3/6/2007 5:23:17 pm by CarlJ
From ZDNet UK
"Microsoft PlayReady was unveiled at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. It will allow users to share protected pieces of content between mobile phones, PCs and other devices.
If you're wondering what DRM is, check out Wikipedia
3/6/2007 5:18:36 pm by CarlJ
Stanton has come back from an awkward breakup with Native Instruments and introduced FinalScratch OPEN
, a system that “offers DJs the freedom of choice, allowing them to decide which software THEY want to use, utilizing the state of the art Stanton ScratchAmp.
3/5/2007 7:47:14 pm by CarlJ
Just found this interesting article
over at TheObserver.
"The government is to be urged to consider a controversial plan to reclassify drugs according to the harm they do. The new ranking system would see alcohol placed high on the scale because of its links to violence and car accidents. Tobacco, estimated to cause 40 per cent of all hospital illnesses, would also come before the class-A drug ecstasy.
3/5/2007 5:55:59 pm by CarlJ
Looking for a new place to go and party? Well, On The Beach have put together a list of "Top Beach Vacation Party Resorts
Read on to see the list.
3/5/2007 5:34:50 pm by CarlJ
From 365 Mag
"Finally the municipality of Berlin has made a decision on the future of parades in their city. Typically the domain of the Love Parade, Rainer Schaller, the new 'owner' of the Loveparade franchise, has recently announced that his Loveparade will not take place in Berlin this year, due to the sluggishness of the Berlin Bureaucracy and time running short.
3/4/2007 6:28:11 pm by CarlJ
Ever wonder what happens when you mix red and green lightsticks (glowsticks) in a toilet
3/4/2007 11:04:02 am by CarlJ
"Microsoft and world famous DJ Tiesto have teamed up for the development of a nifty Tiesto-gadget for Windows Vista. The tool provides Vista users with the latest news about Tiesto and his music.
Also, from Tiesto's site:
"Microsoft UK collaborated with Robbie Williams to create a version of the application similar to Tiësto's, which has been developed in close collaboration with Microsoft for the launch in the Dutch market.
To download the Gadget for Vista, go to Tiesto.com
3/3/2007 10:20:13 pm by CarlJ
XLR8R and Revision3 (who brought the world digg.com) are thrilled to announce the debut of XLR8R TV
. Now, instead of telling you about the music, art and technology we covet, we get to show it to you.
3/3/2007 5:23:56 pm by CarlJ
From this article
over at Save Internet Radio, "If the RIAA and SoundExchange get their way, independent webcasting / Internet radio will soon cease to exist.
The Copyright Royalty Board has announced new royalty rates, which are based on "performances", where one performance is a single song streamed to a single user. For a station with an average of 1000 users, they will have to pay $154,176 for 2007, $193,536 for 2008 and $248,832 for 2009.
It gets worse, these new rates are retroactive as of the beginning of 2006.
3/3/2007 1:18:10 pm by CarlJ
Synthtopia is having what it calls "Free Electronic Music Month
", in which they'll be featuring free electronic music, which are mostly released under a Creative Commons license, which means that you can download, burn, share and maybe even remix and sample.
3/3/2007 1:07:04 pm by CarlJ
For all of you Computer DJs who want the control of tradional mixers, Numark has announced Total Control, "The Missing Link for Software DJs".
3/3/2007 12:31:33 pm by CarlJ
, aka BT, is offering $20,000 or his equivalent time as a producer for the name and address of the perpetrators who stole over $150k worth of gear from his Los Angeles studio, while he was in London for the holidays.
3/3/2007 12:13:54 pm by CarlJ
"It's time for a culture cull and the likes of Paul van Dyk, Gordon Ramsay and Donatella Versace are all in my firing line.
From the mouth
of John Moore (formerly of Jesus and Mary Chain), "Being able to mix in another record with similar beats per minute does not require anything but the most rudimentary command of a twin-decked record player. The fact of the matter is that nobody would notice, or give a toss if it all went pear shaped - except other DJs. Without sounding too sinister, if they all disappeared tomorrow, nobody would remember they'd even existed.
3/3/2007 11:56:22 am by CarlJ
"The number three DJ in the world according to DJ Magazine will release at the middle of April his third artist album in his career
carrier. Is it called ‘Elements Elemenats of Life’ and combines elements of electronic music, trance, progressive and rock.
The original quote was edited because of typos.
3/3/2007 11:39:50 am by CarlJ
According to Yahoo! News
, "Abuse of prescription drugs is about to exceed the use of illicit street narcotics worldwide, and the shift has spawned a lethal new trade in counterfeit painkillers, sedatives and other medicines potent enough to kill, a global watchdog warned Wednesday.
2/25/2007 12:54:58 pm by CarlJ
According to the Resident Advisor
, Twenty-three acts have signed on so far for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2007 including Booka Shade, Claude VonStroke and Richie Hawtin. The festival will be held May 26-28, 2007.
2/24/2007 3:29:00 pm by CarlJ
I know that this is totally off topic (which is something new for this site), but I came across something that I found pretty interesting.
In a nutshell, over a 18 month period, researchers mapped the romantic and sexual network of 832 of the approximately 1,000 students at a High School, with one component of the network linking 288 of the students.
If you're interested in reading the article, then go here
, or if you prefer pictures, then go here
2/24/2007 12:15:16 pm by CarlJ
I'm sure we have all heard of some really dumb laws, such as in California, you can get a $500 fine if you denotate a nuclear device within city limits, or in Florida, where it's illegal to give oral sex, or how about Hawaii where you can be fined if you don't own a boat, or how about this one, residents may not fish from a giraffe's back, which is in Idaho.
Well, according to various source, the city of New York has upheld an 80 year old cabaret law that bans dancing in bars. The law was enacted during the Prohibition era to "crack down on speakeasies".
According to the court, "Recreational dancing is not a form of expression protected by the federal or state constitutions", so therefore, it doesn't violate your constitutional right to free expression.
The $500 fine for denotaing a nuclear device, takes the cake, but you have to admit that not being able to dance is pretty dumb.
2/15/2007 6:50:33 pm by CarlJ
I just ran across this interview
with John Digweed, where he discusses Transitions Vol. 2, where he got the name "Warung Beach" for one of his tracks, as well as "Diamonds", his North American tour in March with Canadian electro act MSTRKRFT.