• James Murphy Plans New York Subway Symphony
  • Posted 10 months ago by Joe Reeve · music · 3540 Views
  • Former LCD Soundsystem man, DJ, record producer and self-styled "man about town” James Murphy has come up with a concept to turn New York’s harsh subway sounds into a symphony. The plan is to have a set of harmonic tones play when people enter the turnstiles, replacing the unpleasant “bleep” which is currently used.

    "What i propose to do is to create a series of 3 to 5 note sequences, all unique, one for each station in the subway system. These sequences will be part of an intersecting larger piece of music, which would run from station to station, and cross one another as, say, the 4, 5, 6 line (one musical piece) intersects with the L, N, R, Q and W (another musical piece) at Union Square. At each turnstile in Union Square, as you tap your new tap and ride card, a pleasant bell tone will sound, in one of a set of possible notes, all related to that station's note sequence. The effect would be that at the busiest times, like rush hour, what was once cacophony would now be music."

    Find out more about the project and sign a petition to get it going here. Watch a video above with samples of the music.

  • New Music: GAPS - All The Days Are Now
  • 10 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 2283 Views
  • Brighton duo GAPS create beautiful dream-pop tracks with delicate electronics and soaring vocals, citing influences from Kate Bush and Jon Hopkins. They released two wonderful singles last year with the always great London label Sexbeat, and have been busy this year already with...
  • Listen: Lana Del Rey - All Smiles (Demo)
  • 10 months ago · music · 0 Comments · 3191 Views
  • Lana Del Rey is soon set to release her new album Ultraviolence but has still yet to give us a proper taste from it. We do however have this demo of track “All Smiles” to share. Far from the pristine production we imagine will be on the final product (if their will be...
  • Kid Cudi Has Been Cast As Ari Gold's Assistant
  • 10 months ago · film · 0 Comments · 2342 Views
  • According to Deadline, hip-hop artist Kid Cudi has been cast in the film adaptation of the popular television series Entourage. The role will see him play the assistant of the famously short-tempered film executive Ari Gold alongside...
  • Kanye West Wants To Collaborate with James Blake
  • 10 months ago · music · 3 Comments · 2991 Views
  • British singer James Blake recently unveiled that Kanye West has been in touch with him regarding a collaboration. While speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Blake said: ""I have been in contact with him... You know, the way that...
  • Video: The World's First Human Loop The Loop
  • 10 months ago · culture · 3 Comments · 7590 Views
  • Stuntman and parkour runner Damien Walters has managed to pull-off the world's first human loop the loop. We've all seen this done on skateboards and BMXs, but until now no one had managed to achieve it on foot alone. Before...