17 year-old designer Andrew Seunghyun Kim has blessed us with his latest masterpiece: the Soma music player. The UI is amazing as you can see in the shots that you can flip through albums and click on one to slide it out of its sleeve and let it start spinning. The design’s not too shabby either. It comes in plastic, steel, wood, leather and bamboo. (more…)
I listened to this track by Asher Roth recently and just felt that it kept things simple. There’s no beat and it’s a minute and 22 seconds long. Just Listen brings light to alot of things that go on around us that we choose not to acknowledge. Asher’s PA-bred and his poetic skills are already loved by many of the industry’s finest including Jay-Z and Andre 3000. (more…)
iPhone users can rejoice because there’s something for us at MacWorld this year. Apple’s announced that you will now be able to preview and download iTunes tracks right from your iPhone over 3G or EDGE. As you may know already, downloading music from iTunes through the iPhone was only available with WiFi. (more…)
It doesn’t hurt to be humble sometimes, does it? We’re not surprised Kanye’s 808s and Heartbreak hit number one on iTunes and presumably the Billboards as well, but his interview with AP last week didn’t surprise us either. He was quoted as saying: “I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade.”
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We’ve always respected John Legend’s style as much as his music. With his new album Evolver out now, guess he’s pulling out some other new goodies. How about a piece from Mackage’s first men’s collection? He was spotted wearing the Mackage Shane leather jacket in gunmetal last week after leaving a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman in NYC.
Mackage launches its first men’s collection this fall, taking the superior fit and intricate detailing of Mackage’s iconic women’s coats and translating these essential attributes into masculine, formfitting pieces. Job well done? We think so.
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While in Sydney, Jermaine Jackson, one of the original Jackson Five told reporters that they are working on the logistics for a world tour next year. No one’s being left out. Michael and Janet will be out there as well.
“It is going to be more like a family affair, Janet’s going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 … Michael, Randy and the whole family … we’re in the studio, we’re planning on being out there next year,” he said.
The last time the Jackson Five were on tour together was in the ’84. Times must be tough, no?
Jay-Z is going to be holding a free concert this Saturday night at Cobo Arena to encourage more people to vote. Barack Obama’s getting some more support it seems. People are probably lining up right now for those free tickets. Where do you have to go to get them? Head over to one of the Obama campaign offices in Metro Detroit to grab tix for the 8:30 pm show.
Saturday’s concert will come just two days before Michigan’s Monday deadline for voters to register for the Nov. 4 presidential election. The Obama campaign has made new voter registration a major part of its election strategy in Michigan and other states.
Just some rules and regulations: you have to be 18 or over to attend and you can only pick up one ticket per person. Get in line people!
The bootleggers on Canal Street are jumping up and down right now and for good reason.
MySpace Music goes live, my friends. We don’t have MySpace, but their reach is vast, with roughly 120 million users. They signed a deal with the big four music companies – Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI.
As a user, you get to stream full songs for free, build playlists and buy tracks from Amazon or as ringtones from Jamster. On top of that, MySpace will also offer concert ticket purchases and merchandise. Did we mention that the tracks are going to be DRM-free?
Amit Kapur, chief operating officer at MySpace, said that, “In order to really meet the needs of users, you need to unlock the content,” he said. “The only way you’ll solve that is having a free, ad-supported environment.” MySpace chose to partner with Amazon over Apple because Amazon offers music free of rights management restrictions and variable pricing, Kapur said.
Well, if you are part of MySpace, then log in and check it out and let us know what you think. If you’re not already part of the cult, maybe you should consider joining or wait until Facebook unveils their music integration plans.
40,000 fans are expected to watch Sir Paul McCartney perform at Tel Aviv park in Israel later today. He has a strong following, but many are opposing the event. Sir Paul’s gone on and spent roughly £1.5 million on police, officers from Britain’s MI6 and Israeli agents as well.
The event’s to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary, but it’s facing Islamic opposition as well as opposition from extreme right-wing Jewish groups due to British “anti-Semetic elements.”
Sir Paul’s also hired three floors at the five star Dan Hotel for about £70,000. About twenty-one suites including the Royal Suite he’ll be staying with his lady Nancy Shevell have been occupied.
It’s been 43 years since Israel’s government banned The Beatles from playing there amid fears the band would corrupt young fans. But earlier this year, Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, visited Liverpool and apologised to the band.
The security’s been beefed up to keep the ex-Beatles’ safety as priority, and we hope that the show is a success.
At the Church of the Nativity in Manger Square, Sir Paul lit a candle said: “This candle is for peace for all people all around the world, especially in Israel and Palestine.”