The Internet is Saving Culture

In an New York Times article brimming with hope, author Farhad Manjoo argues that while it may have appeared the internet was being detrimental to culture, in fact, it’s saving it. First, he makes clear that a series of new formats have led to low barriers of entry for creators. This may have hurt the business model of culture at first, but now it appears …

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Remembering Beatles producer George Martin, an algorithm for music videos, Cassius gets Cat Power on a dance track and more in this week's music

Cassius feat. Cat Power + Mike D: ACTION Cassius’ 2010 EP The Rawkers was a goldmine: every one of those six tracks—from “I Love U So” to “Arcadine” and “Shark Simple”—showed off a different aspect of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass’ personality and musical style, striking the hearts of dance music bloggers with the golden French touch. Zdar has since kept busy behind the scenes—producing, …

The Internet: Special Affair/Curse

The Internet (aka Odd Future affiliates Syd the Kyd, Matt Martians and friends) has just released a three-part video for “Special Affair/Curse,” from the outfit’s third record Ego Death—which was released last year, but has a seemingly never-ending shelf-life. Beginning with a sexy, slo-mo, black and white dance party, the video morphs into a performance and then a cameo from Tyler, The Creator—all the while …