Music

Skrillex Made Some Expensive Phone Cases With Google

Skrillex and Google have “teamed up” to bring a new line of Live Cases that juice your phone with new features.


Who Knew A 16-Knife Orchestra Could Sound So Good?

Music can come from just about anything, floppy drives included. All you need is a bit of effort and the electronic know-how to get… whatever you’re using to play in-sync. For artist Neil Mendoza, his instrument of choice was the humble kitchen knife. Well, 16 of them.


Spotify Wants To Be Your Endless Source For Video And Podcasts, Too

Spotify just revealed a huge service overhaul that adds video, podcasts and improved discovery to its massive streaming music service.


Watch And Listen To The Fascinating Process Of Making A Steel Pan Drum

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of banging and hammering and mashing and even torching involved in making a steel pan drum. Watching it all come together and seeing flat steel get shaped in the most irregular pounding way to create the most perfect sounding notes for each section is pretty damn awesome. I couldn’t turn my ears away.


Watch A Musician Play Every Instrument In A 70-Person Orchestra At Once

This is great. Ben Morfitt cleverly and hilariously recorded a video of himself playing every instrument of a 70-person orchestra at the same time. It looks like he’s conducting an entire orchestra of musicians, but it’s really an expertly edited cut of 70 versions of himself playing all at once.


Rdio Launches $5.99 Service For Budget Streaming

Jay-Z’s TIDAL made big, messy waves the other month when it launched a $23.99-a-month streaming service. The accepted monthly rate for this kind of streaming service has normalised around $10 — which is why Rdio’s is hoping to undercut the competition with a new US$4 tier.


Hands On: Aftershokz Bone Conduction Headphones

Sick of listening music through your ear canals like a chump? It turns out you can actually hear via the bones in your skull instead.


Apple And Google Are Racing To Analyse Your DNA

Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at might be and will be. BitStream gathers the whispers all in one place to divine what the future has in store.


Grooveshark Defiantly Resurrected By A Rogue Pirate

Last week, after a protracted court battle with music rights holders, the illegal online streaming service Grooveshark went dark. But an ambitious, and mysterious person named “New Grooveshark” emailed me today with news that they’d defiantly brought back the site at a new address at grooveshark.io. The shark just won’t die.


How To Recover Deleted Playlists In Spotify

Got rid of a carefully crafted Spotify playlist that you later wish you hadn’t? Fear not, because Spotify keeps a list of the playlists you’ve deleted, and you can bring them back in seconds — here’s how to do it.


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