You Don’t Have ADHD, You’re Just Listening To Too Much Bassnectar

You don’t have ADHD, you’re just listening to too much Bassnectar….well not really, but hear us out. A new study published in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences has established a link between brain activity mimicking the tempos and pitches of audio files. This discovery enhances previous theories supporting that neurons will activate and fire in a synchronicity[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Whateverest: No Bad Days; The “Inspiration” For Terje’s Inspector Norse

Time to familiarize yourself with Norwegian DJ Todd Terje. Terje has risen to electronic European prominence since the early 2000s. His tracks bring a euphoric mix of 80’s synths and euro-disco to make listeners feel like they’ve been transported to a funk dance party and have earned Terje spots at Sonar, Pitchfork, and Coachella. His most famous track, Inspector Norse, is a funky,[...] Read more >>

Soundmachines: A Sleek Design In The Face Of An Electronic Future

Remember those good ol’ days of saloons having self playing pianos? When you and your folks used to get a sarsaparilla and watch the ghost keys play to what seemed to be a series of dots and lines appearing on a rolling pin inside the piano? Probably not. Although you may have never seen one of these self-playing pianos in action, it’s likely that you do have some sort of an idea[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Chaim Machlev’s Stunning Tattoo Art Comes to Life in “Dots to Lines”

Tattooing has captivated communities the world over for thousands of years. The first documented tattoo was found on a Chinchorro mummy from 6000 BC. To some cultures like the Egyptians and Japanese, tattooing held great religious significance and represented a connection to spiritual ideals. Other cultures used tattooing as a way of signifying social caste, militia, and even criminal[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Painting Music: Tim Bavington Transforms Sheet Music Into Abstract Paintings

Tim Bavington combines two things he loves - music and painting - in a creative way to fabricate one truly unique style all his own. He has devised a way to paint songs - not a picture or representation of a line or lyric from the song, but the song itself. Bavington turns a song into a painting by using a solid line of color to represent each note, his own interpretation of the[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Julia Wolfe Shows Burning Man’s “Black Rock City” Is For Kids Too

Music lovers often keep an eye out for the festival with the biggest lineups and the best bang for their buck. Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening Music Festival, and others of the like continue to gather massive crowds each summer, and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Faithful festival-goers, however, should recognize that this is not the only type of[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Interactive Tabletop Installation ‘Kinetic Sand’

The company Adrien M / Claire B is in the spotlight once again, introducing their new project that features kinetic sand on an interactive table that responds to touch. Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne are well known throughout the digital and performing arts community for their numerous performances that meshing graphic design with interactive dance, such as[...] Read more >>

Meet The Psychedelic Visual Artists of Great North 2015

Great North Music & Arts Festival returns to Norridgewock, ME in September! With proper musical guests like Break Science, G Jones and Papadosio, it’s easy to overlook the roster of visual artists also coming to Last Breath Farm. Check out the list of wildly talented artists to keep an eye out for over the weekend below. GREAT NORTH 2015: INFORMATION   Chris Dyer: Chris[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] What’s Diss? Australian Street Artist Buff Diss Makes Designs That Stick

How do we improve? How do we take the ordinary and make it unique? It doesn’t just happen, it requires inspiration. Some of the greatest innovators in modern arts are the street artists around the world who, despite sanctions of legality, bring life to the mundane. We have seen its many popular forms; paint, mosaic, decal, and so on, but in all true art forms, there are no[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Shawn Wasabi Gets [Sugar] High and Releases a Must Hear Mashup

Shawn Wasabi is anything but your typical producer. Fueled by junk food inspiration, an array of lights and colors that would make a rainbow put on sunglasses, and a custom-built DJ Tech Tools Midi Fighter, this California native has been assembling some of the craziest and most diverse mash-ups to hit the internet.     After a 10 month hiatus, Shawn has released his[...] Read more >>

Museum of Modern Electronic Music Opening in Germany in 2017

// With a rich history spanning more than half a century, electronic music has made its mark not just as an art form but as a movement. Electronic music is pervasive throughout the art world, including dance, visual art, and (of course), other genres of music. Innovations made in the field of electronic music have influenced popular music as we know it today, from the Moog[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] 3D-Printed Sculptures Create Otherworldly Illusions In Blooms

Blooms is the new candidate for the coolest optical illusion our eyes have ever been perplexed by. John Edmark, a design teacher at Stanford University, created the magic by spinning a series of 3D-printed sculptures on a flat surface and capturing the motion with a high-speed camera. Sounds simple enough, but the resulting animation is dazzling; the sculptures appear to be rotating[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] J.viewz Shows Producers How To Score A $5 Drum Pad

Fans of electronic music know that the genre certainly is constantly evolving and always reaching territories previously unthought of. Raving, clubbing, and dancing to your favorite house tracks at two in the morning with a group of newly-made friends is only a fraction of the excitement within the music; it seems that every week producers are surprising fans with totally awesome new[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Stroll Through Atmeture, An Environment That Breathes Along With You

“Atmeture” is an art and design piece that was constructed for the inaugural Fire & Fright Festival, which ran the week of Halloween in Letchworth, UK. The large, interactive tunnel acted as a centerpiece for the festival and was brought to life periodically for key nights of the event. The studio Loop.pH, founded by design duo Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmatchl, has done a[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] What’s In My Baggie? Takes an Honest Look at the Festival Drug Scene

As festival culture continues to balloon and expand into the mainstream, there remains one big topic that's often skirted around: drug culture. It is a divisive and sometimes uncomfortable subject, with some believing that psychoactive chemicals enhance the experience while others claiming that their presence not only makes these events dangerous, but also pulls the focus away from the[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] South Korean “Light Barrier” Pushes the Boundaries of Performance Art

Mimi Son is a South Korean based artist with exhibitions that span across the globe including installations in Prague, Seoul, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Russia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. As a co-founder of the Kimchi and Chips art studio in Seoul, Son uses her studies in interactive storytelling and design to explore the concepts of imagined reality within the physical world. A[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Hakanaï — A Performance In Light and Movement

She stands, surrounded by four walls of light. As she stretches her arms upward, the light comes to life. The grid projection transforms, changing shape and scaling upward with her. She begins to dance, and as she does, light and motion are married, her dancing one with the environment. It’s a hypnotic, magical, and inspiring experience.     This is Hakanaï, a visual[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Moog Music: Old School American Manufacturing on a New Frontier of Sound

When asked what defines American musical instruments and sounds, it’s pretty fair to say many members of the electronic community are missing out. While companies like Gibson, Fender, and Zildjian have become household names of instrument manufacturers for fans across all categories of music, it’s time to familiarize yourself with Moog Music - the East Coast company that has been[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Artist Beeple Sees No Line Between Sight and Sound

  Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, has a very different approach to art than most. Known for his self-described “cinema 4d projects,” the Neenah, Wisconsin-based visual artist takes a unique, synesthetic approach to production, meshing visuals with sonics to fantastic effect. This goes far beyond basic visualizations, though. Winkelmann’s aim is for direct[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Johnnyrandom Constructs Bicycle Beats In “Bespoken”

Have you ever stood outside on a rainy night? You hear the delicate splashes of raindrops on your deck and the dull roar of cars driving by on the road. In those moments, it may feel like your surroundings are creating their own natural symphony. Meet Johnnyrandom, a man inspired by the natural symphonies of bicycles. An avid bike rider during his childhood, Johnnyrandom thought one[...] Read more >>

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