Now That’s What I Call MIDI is a project by Internet Archaeology. They want to make a full length EP containing 16 of your favorite Jamz from yesteryear (Nirvana, Ace of Base, Eminem, Jay-Z …) converted from MIDI format onto the plush sound of vinyl. It will be limited to 500 copies only.
You can help this project through Kickstarter. If you pledge $25 or more you’ll receive a copy! They need $2.500 by Sunday January 9th 2011, otherwise no ones pays or receives any money (no risk for you or them). They’re almost half way there, so pitch in. It’s MIDI on vinyl!
I guess you all remember Daito Manabe his Electric Stimulus project where he stimulated his facial muscles with small electric pulses, synced to music. Daito and Masaki Teruoka developed the next step of this system. Together with myoelectric sensors, they can make music by tapping on each other’s skin. Just watch the video!
This is the new music video for “Story to Be Told” by M.I.A. Just like her previous video XXXO, it’s again an internet style inspired one (just like the cover art and her website). This time it’s not that glossy but more like real amateur style mixed with CAPTCHA’s. She even bought an URL for it: www.yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwinbuttheycanfuckshitup.com.
The track itself isn’t that great though.
What’s up with the music videos today? The internet amateur style finally made it into a music video, thanks to Hype Williams & M.I.A. The video for XXXO is just pure bliss! It’s the music video of the year, hands down.
There’s just one bitter taste about it. I can’t watch the official video in Germany, M.I.A. even uses the official YouTube video on her homepage. Is 2010 still the year where licenses are local but music is global?
Chill Space is Daniel Leyva his contribution to JstChillin. Caitlin Denny & Parker Ito started JstChillin as a collaborative curatorial project. Every two weeks an artist will take over jstchillin.org with all new work that pertains to the interests of chillin.
Till this Friday it’s Daniel Leyva with Chill Space. When you visit the project, you’ll be asked to fill in your name and your URL. Then you’re asked to click on the checkboxes and radiobuttons, to use the dropdowns and even to write in the textfields. It all doesn’t make much sense till you press “GO” at the bottom of the page. All your input then defines the your ultimate chill space.
You can find a gallery with all the submissions here.
This is my Chill Space: