The smoke has finally cleared after a brief legal battle between Radiohead and Lana Del Rey. Nnews continued to float around regarding Radiohead’s apparent lawsuit claiming that “Get Free” by Lana Del Rey shamelessly infringes on the composition of the famous alternative rock anthem “Creep” by Radiohead, released in 1993 from their debut album Pablo Honey. Continue reading Lana Del Rey’s Legal Battle with Radiohead Finally Ends
Being a DJ requires a lot more work than “spamming spacebar”. Get a closer look into the complexities of DJ performances and managing control of the crowd and the mind. Continue reading Wearing Shackles | Battling Self Control on Stage
How to raise your infant loop into a successful college graduate with a paid off car and a mortgage.
In any medium of art, the initial capture of ideas is both invigorating and instantly rewarding.
The initial sketch on a canvas.
The opening stanza of a poem.
The perfect loop for a chorus.
However, once captured, it becomes far too easy to let these pieces of effort remain stagnant and eventually be forgotten, especially in regards to music. The audio remains dormant, and you venture off to create a new snippet of sound, chasing that feeling of easy accomplishment. The following are ways to push past that initial gratification, put in the work, and create a tangible form of art. This will specifically target audio production, but the concepts discussed can be applied to other art forms as well. Assuming you have a chosen Digital Audio Workstation, you most likely have a library of projects, ranging in levels of completion. Choose the project that you’d like to complete and release, and let’s get started. Continue reading 4 Bar Loop to 4 Minute Opus | How to Fight Creator’s Block in the Studio
After less than a decade of buying vinyl records and expanding my vertical collage, I’ve become a well-versed scholar in the ancient art of turntablism. If you’re new to vinyl, you’re in luck. In this post, Crate Craft is going to discuss how to find the perfect record player.
Firstly, welcome to Crate Craft and congrats for diving into vinyl! Collecting and enjoying vinyl records is a great hobby, and you’ll find it rewarding as time comes. Continue reading Beginner Guide to Turntables | How to Buy a Good Record Player
Hip-hop needs a new home.
Hip-hop is one of the most popular genres in today’s music scene, and the ruthless, cutthroat community – often a killing floor – is a narrow stomping ground with little room to grow.
Then there’s Hobo Johnson. Continue reading Hobo Johnson | The Rise of a Poet
So you want to assemble a home recording rig? You couldn’t have stumbled across a better article. Whether you want to explore a new hobby or establish a budding career in audio production, I want to help you seek out the necessary equipment. I will also point out what you don’t need, as well as dispel some misconceptions and common pitfalls. Continue reading How to Build a Home Recording Studio
The Lollapalooza 2018 Lineup has been announced today!
Chicago’s musically magnetic festival has round up a heavy-hitting cast of some of the biggest trending artists on the charts. This year, will definitely result in a huge turnout, and everyone is excited to see these artists rub shoulders at one of the most prominent music festivals in the US.
Lollapalooza is bringing a wide spread of artists to the forefront including Jack White, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Tyler The Creator, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, and several more great artists.
Personally, this is a fantastic lineup. It’s been a while since a lineup this ripped has spawned. Although I’m a loyal ‘Roo fan, this is a lineup I’d hate to miss.
The festival kicks off on August 2nd and runs through the 5th at Grant Park in Chicago, IL. Tickets are on sale now.
Who are you dying to see this year?
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The vinyl resurgence is no joke. Artists are releasing albums on vinyl, fans are crafting collections, and record stores are seeing a fair spike in business. With all of this growth, it’s nice to look back at why vinyl records are such a successful, timeless medium. Continue reading The 4 Reasons We Love Vinyl Records