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Time Train: new album from Singaporean band Strait Groove

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By Benjamin Lim in New Music on Thursday 2 May 2013

Singaporean music collective Strait Groove has released their new album, Time Train. With a new guitarist thrown into the mix, their latest record features a richer and more complex sound. From the brooding dark riffs of opening track Lost My Mind to the acoustic heartbreak song Chains, they somehow retain their schizophrenic mix of rock-blues-jazz-indie-folk-acoustic […]

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The Doors’ Riders of the Storm in a major key

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By Benjamin Lim in New Music on Wednesday 1 May 2013

The folks at MajorScaledTV enjoy twisting classic minor key tunes around and digitally reworking them into disturbingly brighter sounding major scale tunes. While these bizarre versions might not work as well as the originals, the refreshing shift and creepy familiarity will tickle your ears and minds. Check out Riders of the Rainbow, which sounds like […]

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Animated music video for Send Me On by Seyra

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By Benjamin Lim in Video on Tuesday 30 April 2013

Seyra, a Singapore band, has released their latest music video for their new single Send Me On, an indie-pop tune that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling. Directed by Sean Christie, the animated typography and pastel colors accompany the simple soulful melodies, sending you into one of those wistful afternoon moods.

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Humans of New York shows the power of community

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By Benjamin Lim in Cool Websites on Friday 26 April 2013

What do you do when a giant corporation steals your work? Instead of starting a lawsuit, Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York used the opportunity request DKNY donate $100,000 to send underprivileged kids to summer camp. They forked out just $25,000. Dissatisfied, Stanton turned the situation around raised more than $100,000 himself with help […]

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Walking on the Wild Side: a comedy sketch show starring talking animals

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By Benjamin Lim in Video on Friday 26 April 2013

British accents and wild animals. David Attenborough aside, check out clips from BBC’s Walking on the Wild Side, a comedy sketch show featuring hilarious overdubs to natural history footage. The beatboxing chipmunk just kills it.

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Inside the brain of surfboard design: shaper Ryan Burch

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By Benjamin Lim in Video on Thursday 25 April 2013

Do you want to deal with trying to get to where you want to get or do you want to deal with trying to exist in where you are? Surfboard shaper Ryan Burch gives us some fascinating insights into surfboard design and the elements of wave riding, from Cyrus Sutton at Korduroy TV

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