According to Pitchfork: Billboard reports that according to Nielsen Soundscan, this year’s Record Store Day marked the biggest single day for vinyl sales in the history of Soundscan, which started counting things in 1991. According to Billboard, RSD’s co-founder, the Music Monitor Network’s Michael Kurtz, also reports that stores including New York City’s Other Music, Seattle’s […]Read more "Record Setting Record Store Day"
The classic Apple II computer hacked to use the Twitter social networkRead more "Apple II Series as a Twitter TTY"
I blog about food somewhat frequently, also I go around DJing as Shortstack, so I guess it’s to be expected I speak up about the latest culinary mess coming from pancake purveyor IHOP with their Cheesecake Stuffed Pancakes. Check out how absolutely heinous these look, there is not enough coffee in that restaurant to make […]Read more "Cheesecake Stuffed Pancakes"
I geek out on analytics and visualization of useless facts pretty hard, this probably explains why I have had a last.fm account for so long. A few months ago, WeatherSealed posted an analysis of 2,000 blogs, separated by gender, and generated a word cloud to exhibit the differences in commonly used words by the two genders. Obviously, being […]Read more "He Said, She Said – The Language of Blogging"
General Motors has recently aired commercials noting it’s newfound success for it’s ability to repay government loans, and promises a commitment to exceed consumer expectations. The Washington Times reports however that the company is currently under investigation for repayment fraud, allegedly using TARP funds to repay government loans. I’m not going to pretend to have […]Read more "General Motors : I hope GMAC didn't teach you this"
Airspace Rebooted from ItoWorld on Vimeo. This video comes linked from an article from FlowingData, an awesome site showcasing some cool stuff in the realm of analytics and data-visualization. Nerd out to this one!Read more "Eyjafjallajokull's Effects On European Air-Travel Observed"
A few years ago, before I was really actively interested of the movement in minimal electronic music I came across The Black Dog through being a fan of their side-project releases as Plaid on the seminal Warp Records label. 2008’s release Radio Scarecrow was my first real introduction to The Black Dog and it is […]Read more "The Black Dog : Fact Magazine Mix #144"
It should not require too much explanation but obviously I have always been a long time fan of Joe Nice, the man is an amazing performer to watch, technically one of the most amazing club DJs I have had the luxury of seeing over and over, one of the nicest people I have encountered, and […]Read more "Joe Nice: Big Up Magazine Interview"
As I mentioned in a previous post I will again be travelling out of town this weekend however for those readers of mine who are planning on being in Atlanta this weekend, Atlanta Dubstep is at again this week with the return of Altitude, the groups newest monthly happening every last Saturday of the month […]Read more "Altitude : MJQ Concourse 24-Apr"
It has been a rather busy week with travels to New York to catch Dub War and the chance to join the Embassy and Crown and Anchor crews for an exciting show in New Paltz. This week also marked the one year anniversary of Atlanta Dubstep’s monthly event Sub.Traction which featured sets from myself, Section […]Read more "Chattanooga Bound This Weekend"
As many of you read in an earlier post, I am recently back from an exciting trip where the Crown & Anchor crew was courteous enough to extend to me the opportunity to play at the one year anniversary of their Watchtower Wobble event in New Paltz, NY. Right before an amazing headlining set from […]Read more "Download: 17-April DJ Rodan + Shortstack"
Space Dimension Controller: ‘Journey to the Centre…’: Available on: Clone Royal Oak 12″ Following on from the sublime ‘The Love Quadrant’, Belfast’s Space Dimension Controller (real name: Jack Hamill) returns with another awesome 4/4 journey between the constellations of Space Disco, 2nd Gen Detroit Techno (Drexciya et al), LA Modern Funk and Bristol’s ‘Purple’ sound. […]Read more "Space Dimension Controller: ‘Journey to the Centre…’"
James Blake will release his first EP for R&S Records, ‘CMYK’ this May. Fact Magazine is reporting on the upcoming release from James Blake to electronic-music powerhouse label R&S. The ‘CMYK’ EP will be released on May 31, in digital and 12″ vinyl. You can stream a radio rip of the title track here (warning: […]Read more "James Blake preps new EP for R&S"
Dub War promo mix for URB: ” Check out this special Dub War mix from Alex Incyde for URB http://www.urb.com/2010/04/13/dub-war-april-16th-in-nyc-exclusive-preview-mix-from-incyde/ Tracklist beneath the fold 01. Onra – Broken Language – All City 02. FaltyDL – Hard – dub 03. Sbtrkt – 2020 – Brainmath 04. Ike Release – Vagabond Saga – dub 05. Jus Wan […]Read more "Dub War Promo Mix (Incyde) for URB"
Dave Huismans brings the techno and dubstep fusion on this week’s RA podcast. Of the artists to emerge from the dialogue between techno and dubstep, The Hague’s Dave Huismans must be rated as one of the finest. His production roots are actually in broken beat and his Dogdaze moniker, but 2007 saw him launch the […]Read more "Resident Advisor 203: 2562"