Epic, eerie Vivaldi Four Seasons remix by Max Richter

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford in New Music on Friday 8 March 2013

Max Richter has made a career out of reworking classical music for the digital age, but possibly the most interesting is his remixed version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Richter took the piece apart at the compositional level – rather than working with existing recordings – and layered its familiar themes for a truly magical effect. […]

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Trap Music: there is where the Harlem Shake got started

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By Jonny Burt in New Music on Saturday 2 March 2013

I have recently developed a rather unsavory addiction to Trap music, a hybrid genre of music that fuses aggressive hip-hop with dub-step and electronic elements. Characterised by hypnotic droning bass-lines, skittering hi-hats and sinister hooks, the Trap movement is being fronted by emerging contemporary electronic producers such as Baauer and Flosstradamus, who have acquired their […]

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Don’t Wait Up: a new EP from Chordashian

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By Chordashian in New Music on Wednesday 22 February 2012

Our name is Chordashian, and we are a nu-funk, disco pop group hailing from Brooklyn. Check out the EP on Soundcloud. It’s currently top 10 on Juno.

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Tell Dustin Wong your dream, he’ll compose a song for it

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Dustin Wong’s announced his Say Your Dream, Create a Sound project in which you tell him a dream, and he will compose a song based on your discription. He will begin posting the songs on his Soundcloud page starting February 20.

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Silent Dust

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By Kathleen Edwards in New Music on Saturday 22 October 2011

A few months back, I was randomly contacted by UK production duo Silent Dust (named after an episode of The Avengers), who planned to release their self-titled debut album this Halloween. I loved that they had enough conviction to start their own label (none60) to give the album a home, in this day and age, when music is hardly a money-making business.

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