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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.