Albums of the 20th Century. From the instrument
that was created by Leon Theremin
, to the Moog
Guitar that's been named after the legendary Bob Moog
(the inventor of the Moog
Synthesizer), Electronic music
has come a long way
since its early days
. YouTube [a
, (extreme caution advised: graphic images of death, destruction and 9/11 c)
] (Previously mentioned here, here, here, here, here and here)
posted by hadjiboy
on Jun 29, 2008 -
More business innovation from Radiohead
Radiohead, iTunes and GarageBand are giving you the opportunity to remix the band's new single "Nude". To make remixing easy, the separate 'stems'* from the song are available to purchase from iTunes _here_
. The 'stems' available are bass, voice, guitar, strings/fx and drums. You can mix them in any way you like, either by adding your own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.
posted by psmealey
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Like free music? Like Blogs? Try putting them together:
To start, search Hype Machine
to find music you like. Then start following the links and blog-rolls, and before you know it, you'll have dozens of blogs just begging to give you songs to download. If you like indy dance music like I do, here are some blogs to get you started: Digital Eargasm
, Missing Toof
, Palms Out Sounds
, These Rocks Pop
, Kiss Atlanta
, Resonator Magazine
, Fluo Kids
posted by empath
on Sep 21, 2007 -
Frankie Valli is very old but he is not dead,
(MySpace, music plays on load) so you can keep those periods packed away. That first link showcases Pilooski's shockingly subtle and effective remix of Beggin', which should have been the radio hit of summer 2007, except for the small problem of not getting airplay in the States. You can compare different video treatments of the full song here
(cyriak's trippy animation), here
(pretty dancing people), and here
(Northern Soul slideshow). The original 1967 version of the song should still be available here
posted by maudlin
on Aug 14, 2007 -
by ccc and ill chemist is a mash-up of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
and an amazing array of songs you know. While not quite on par with the focus and sheer audacity of DangerMouse's Grey Album
, Cracked Pepper is a smart, rich, and rewarding listen. Available track by track or as a torrent. See inside for tracks sampled.
posted by saguaro
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Inspired by comments Brian Eno made in his book A Year with Swollen Appendices
, Duncan Sheik
released White Limousine with two discs: One, a CD labeled Mine
and the other a DVD labeled Yours
. The former contains his stereo mixes, while the latter contains WAV files of the individual elements of the mixes for each song. Sheik is requesting that people remix his CD to their liking, and has even provided a place for people to upload their efforts
. The best remixes will be streamed on the remix site, and some will even be released as downloads.
posted by terrapin
on Sep 23, 2006 -
Hippocamp Ruins Sgt Pepper's
A group of electronic artists have worked on a "ruined" version of the Beatles Sgt Pepper's classic. Designed to accompany and contrast with the ".... Ruins Pet Sounds" release from earlier in the year
.... this ruined release exists to be compared and contrasted to the original album and its artistic competitor Pet Sounds.
The original classic is recontextualised through the humour and vision of these artists whose approaches to the tracks aims to re-examine Pepper's through a filter of 2005 technology.
posted by room
on Dec 10, 2005 -
Shining trailer from a few weeks back? Now they've done it with
Big. (embedded WMV)
posted by adrober
on Dec 1, 2005 -
hosts a set of mindblowingly amazing mixes using the recorded speech of American political figures -- mostly President Bush, but others, like Hilary Clinton and Gov. Schwarzenegger, both make appearances. It's a brilliant exercise in free speech, using the words of the administration against them, especially in the middle and later parts of Who's The Nigga?
and downloadable mp3
.) And did I mention it rocks? Because it rocks- after it breaks your head completely. You must listen to this.
posted by blacklite
on Oct 14, 2005 -
is a site that hosts MP3s made by video game afficionados who have remixed the tunes from their favorite video games, old and new alike. Check out the releases page
and try out a few songs. You can also search
for songs by a particular game system, genre, specific game, etc. (Unfortunately, search seems broken for me right now, but it usually works!)
The users generally provide extensive reviews that will help you sort out the great from the mediocre before downloading.
posted by knave
on May 23, 2005 -
Hippocamp Ruins Pet Sounds: A group of internet-based electronic musicians are celebrating the
anniversary of the release of the classic Beach Boys album ‘Pet Sounds’ by
remixing it for the 21st Century. The album, titled ‘Hippocamp Ruins Pet
Sounds’, comes from contributors to acclaimed net label Hippocamp.net. Each
track from the original album has been reconstructed by a different artist,
creating an album as diverse and inventive as the original.
I've been listening to this all morning. It's fantastic. Get it while you can?
posted by cathodeheart
on May 15, 2005 -
a further experimental mashup (this time, in video) of the Beatles and Jay Z, for the DJ Dangermouse song Encore. Looks almost as slick as the old Weezer Happy Days video by Spike Jonze.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 16, 2004 -
"Open source record labels... believe that creativity requires that musicians reappropriate and reinterpret music and sounds to enable them to create truly innovative music."
Two instances: Opsound
and Loca Records.
posted by signal
on Jun 6, 2004 -
The Slack Album The Slack Album is the latest (for the next ten minutes) in a slew of Jay-Z Black Album remixes and mash-ups. In this case, the Black Album is melded track-for-track with samples taken from Pavement's 1991 lo-fi / indie classic Slanted and Enchanted.
posted by mcsweetie
on Apr 29, 2004 -
Fancy yourself as a mixmaster? Marillion
are offering you the chance to remix their last album, Anoraknophobia
. Tracks cost £10 per song for the masters, or £60 for the whole album. Whatever you think of the band (like/hate/never heard) this is certainly an unusual opportunity. Feel creative? There's a prize of £500 per song for the best mix.
posted by salmacis
on May 6, 2003 -
Smokehammer Video Update
Wonderful video clip and mp3 put together by some Warp Records
video artists. George Dubya's "warped" rendition of the State of the Union is excellent. "Our first goal is to show utter contempt for the environment... For the first time we must offer every child in America 3 nuclear missles."
posted by meanie
on Feb 15, 2003 -