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40 Noises That Built Pop

The Word posted an excellent list of 40 Noises That Built Pop. Essentially it backs up the argument made in Everything is a Remix I talked about last week: some genres lean heavily on the same noises. Though strictly speaking it’s not sampling, how could you ever hear a dubstep song without that distinct wubwubwub, […]



Everything is a Remix

For people who liked RiP: a Remix Manifesto, I can also recommend Kirby Ferguson’s 4-part documentary Everything is a Remix. You can see part 1, part 2 and part 3 on Vimeo. Part 4 is scheduled for Autumn. If you watch them, wait till after the credits. And if you like it, make a donation. […]



One person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics

Jim Morrison in 1970: “One person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics” I could say he was talking about me, but really he’s talking about a LOT of people who make music these days. Like this? Buy me a drink!



Porkka Playboys – Bohemian Rhapsody

Stadiums? Concert Halls? No, you don’t need a whole lot of space to play one of the most epic songs in history. A car is just big enough: Porkka Playboys – Bohemian Rhapsody Like this? Buy me a drink!



Muzikantendag 2011

I visited the Utrecht edition of the Muzikantendag and like previous years it was veeery interesting, especially when you don’t have the stress of dropping demo’s and just enjoying the lectures. The opening by veteran Henk Westbroek was inspiring and funny, much more so that I had suspected. It’s obvious he’s very used to the […]



Tubular Bells on classic synths

Wow. Just wow. Never seen so many classic synths in one video: No Casios though or did I blink? I blinked. I saw a Casio. :D Like this? Buy me a drink!



EHPO Jongerendag

I attended the EHPO Jongerendag, by Dutch blogger/music professional Niels Aalberts. The event was both intended as lecture on how to promote your band and also a launch event for his book Doorbraak. I got quite few good ideas from it and if anything it was entertaining at least to hear all the people struggling […]



Crazy pre-sales result in crazy records

I spoke too soon in my previous post. I said: “This means the crazy situation arises that tickets for a festival like Lowlands held at the end of August 2011, might likely be sold out already before half December“. I got it wrong. When 45000 tickets went on sale today at 11:00, they were sold […]



Crazy concert pre-sales in the Netherlands

The current Dutch government is going to increase the VAT-tax rate (in Dutch: BTW) for performing arts in the Netherlands from 6 to 19%, starting 2011. As a result of this, there have been many protests. One of the more prominent protesters, concert organiser Mojo Concerts has been very vocal about opposing this. And for […]



Quit MySpace Day – the Aftermath

What happened after quit MySpace day.



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