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Bang Bang (Green Day)by Rohan Kapur
Anybody a fan of Green Day? There's a new single by them in preparation for a new album called Revolution Radio in October. Listen:
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If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture? (NYTimes)by Anant Jain
The death of SoundCloud, then, would mean more than the sunsetting of a service: It could mean the erasure of a decade of internet sound culture, says Jace Clayton, a musician and the author of ‘‘Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture.’’ He reminded me of an online music service called imeem, which MySpace bought in 2009 in the hope of absorbing its 16 million users into its own platform. But the struggling service shut down, and all the music uploaded and shared to it was lost, including what Clayton recalls to be a very eclectic subset of black Chicago house music. ‘‘What does it mean if someone can delete hundreds and thousands of hours of sound culture overnight?’’ he asked.
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Favorite EDM Artists?by Prabhav Jain
What EDM artists do you guys listen to? I'm mainly looking for music that can help you focus with high intensity beats.
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Shepard Tonesby Anant Jain
Shepard Tones are an auditory illusion where the sound appears to keep rising or falling in frequency forever. Check this fun video out! Also, do you know of artists who have used this in their work - is it a common tool in the music industry?
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Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all timeby Keshav Dhandhania
A video by Vox on the mechanics of rapping. Vox does a really good job making videos, and they hold true to their byline - Understand the News.