If so, you’ll want to check out Spotibot.com, which uses the data of Last.fm to generate a playlist for you. Or tap into you own Last.fm account for more. After giving this a few tries I’m pretty impressed. This will definitely get me to use Spotify more.
Last night Jawbox performed for the first time together since 1997. They did one song, Savory, live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in support of the re-issue of For Your Own Special Sweetheart. Great band. Great song. Would love to see more but Jawbox were very adamant that the reunion was one and done.
Seems they did a few more songs just not for broadcast.
68 (Fallon – web exclusive)
FF = 66 (Fallon – web exclusive)
I’ve never heard of the band Ólafur Arnalds, but this video is astounding. The explosions of color. The beautiful flowing liquid/smoke effects. The visual dance to the melody of the song. Together they make magic.
Back in the day The Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, The Prodigy and others were the captins of cool. Essential parts of MTV’s Alternative Nation’s life blood. Known for both their innovative visuals as well as their hypnotic beats. With their mixing of sources, styles and sounds everything felt new, electronic and energetic. Times and tastes changed, as did their sound. Well looks like 2009 may be come back time.
Earlier this year The Prodigy returned with some new tracks and a new album, Invaders Must Die. The first single, Omen is an updated version of the classic Prodigy attitude and sound. The title track continues that trend, if nothing else it may even have kicked it up a notch. Thanks to the Internets you can rock some samples from ThePodigy.com
The Crystal Method have returned to dropped some new beats as well. Their first single Drown in the Now is a bit more or a departure from the TCM of yesteryear. Visually the video ups the cool quotient, though I need to take in a few more listens before casting an opinion on the new sound. Got to say it’s growing on me. In both cases they sound nothing like any of the other new tracks I’ve been listening to which is refreshing all its own.
Refresh Philly, in it’s third installment, will feature talks from Luke Crawford of Muxtape and Todd Warfel of Message First. There will also be some information regarding some upcoming *camps that will be running this Spring in Philly.
Luke Crawford, Muxtape:
Muxtape has relaunched after a short hiatus due to issues with record companies. The core idea behind Muxtape is still to allow users tocreate their own mixes using the music available from their site. Find out what Luke has to say on these changes and where they’re going.
Todd Warfel, Message First:
Todd will be talking about Sketching and Rapid Iterative Design. He’s from a Philly based design firm with a focus on data driven design, web standards and prototyping.
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Presentations begin at 6:30pm. Please bring a snack or beverage!
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