VIDEO: Push the red button and wait for action

Olivier Piedboeuf Reader Find

By Olivier Piedboeuf in Video on Wednesday 16 May 2012

With over 34 million views on YouTube in less than a month, this video has become a huge success. To launch the high quality TV channel, TNT, in Belgium, they placed a big red push button on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text «Push to add drama» invited […]

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Live at the Soul Dayer: live sound system mix from 1980s

Sunil Pawar Reader Find

By Sunil Pawar in New Music on Wednesday 1 February 2012

Sound system culture in the UK is what Hip Hop Block Parties were to the US. In the eighties, these sounds took on American and Jamaican influences and gave them an English twist with explosive results. Although too young to go to the soundclashes at the time, Live at the Soul Dayer was a live album which was a MASSIVE influence on me while growing up. It’s an amazing piece of history pressed onto vinyl: a live recording of England’s finest soul and Hip Hop sound systems, including Main Attraction, TNT and Beatfreak.

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