Stuff posted in the ‘Dosage’ Category

Hypetape

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Hypetape claims to be the lovechild of Muxtape and Hype Machine. While it’s obvious the website is inspired by the overly-simplistic interface of Muxtape, and seems to work much like the original semi-controversal Muxtape, it’s actually more like what Muxtape should have been. You are able to create your own profile, and then search music and create multiple playlists (one big feature the original Muxtape was lacking).  It’s not clear as to where Hypetape gets their music, but apparently it doesn’t actually get any MP3s from Hype Machine. Regardless it’s a neat, simple little website. We’ll see if it last’s without the man shutting it down.

We Are Hunted

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We Are Hunted is a website that provides music stats for new forms of music media. It collects information from social media websites, music blogs, torrents, Twitter, and other peer-to-peer networks and gives you the most poplular artists and musicians in a clean, concise, easy to view format. You can even preview the songs and purchase from the links provided.

Limited Edition Supra Stubb’s Skytop: SXSW Edition

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I am not what you would call a “sneaker head” by any means, but I think this collabaration between Supra and Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is pretty unique. The shoe is called the Stubb’s Skytop and is being released at SXSW in Austin, TX this Friday. Apparently Stubb’s Bar-B-Q is known for its amazing barbeque sauce as well as being a great venue to see live music. The special edition package will include a pair of Stubb’s Skytops, a 2009 SXSW apron, a bottle of Stubb’s sauce, all inside a handmade wooden numbered box that is branded with the 2009 SXSW seal. There are only 50 of these packages being sold, so if you are at SXSW and want to go stand in a long ass line in the Austin heat to pay a shit load of money for some really cool kicks you had better be at Stubb’s! Info Below.

Stubb’s Skytop: SXSW Edition
Friday March 20
10am-11am

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
801 Red River
Austin, Texas 78701
512.480.834

Eliss for the iPhone/iPod Touch

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Eliss is a game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that caught my attention from the second I heard the soundtrack and saw the semi-8-bit style graphics. The game was developed by Steph Thirion who seems to have a background in this “retro” style gaming and design. It took me a bit to get a hang of the game, but after I did I was hooked. Even if the game wasn’t fun I would still play it just to hear the soundtrack. Eliss has a reasonable price tag of $3.99 and is available at the iTunes App Store.

Chris Cornel On NPR

The other day I was listening to an interview on NPR with lead singer of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell. The interview was about his recent project with the well known producer Timbaland. Timbaland has worked with a wide variety of artists, but I think it’s obvious most people wouldn’t have expected Chris Cornell to team up with him. In the interview Cornell talks about how they got together and his reasoning for changing up his sound. I think he comes of as a really intelligent guy. I don’t particularly care for the music much, but I have a lot of respect for artists that are willing to try something different.

Watch the video from the single ‘Scream‘ by Chris Cornell

Junior Boys Talk With XLR8R

Canadian Duo Junior Boys are featured on the cover of this month’s XLR8R magazine. The boys chat about their new album titled Begone Dull Care and their influences. Head over to XLR8R.com to read and listen to some clips from the album.

Changethethought

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I don’t often post about other blogs, but I recently came across Changethethought which quickly became added to my daily reads. I am surprised I hadn’t seen it before seeing as it has been around now for over seven years now. The blog was founded by designer/writter Christopher Cox from the well known design portal Design Is Kinky and has now grown to include the writings of ten people. The blog features a lot of great work from some very talented designers and other inspirational work.

MSTRKRFT Announces North American Tour

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When you have reached the caliber of popularity that MSTRKRFT has it’s hard to avoid the backlash of haters. But somehow they are able to get away with remixing Britney Spears and still maintain their street cred. With the much anticipated release of their album Fist Of God coming up in March MSTRKRFT is hitting-up a bunch of cities across North America to build the hype (as if there won’t be enough already). The tour includes performances at SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and ending up at Coachella. They are even doing a special live performace of ‘Bounce’ on Jimmy Kimmel. Damn, pretty mainstream. Let’s hope they keep that street cred.

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MP3 :: MSTRKRFT – Bounce (Teh Interweb Kidz remix)

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Cut & Paste Competition L.A.

Cut and Paste LATomorrow is the kickoff of this year’s Cut & Paste competition in Los Angeles. If you are in LA I suggest you check this event out. Just watching the footage from previous events makes me excited.  I have been wanting to attend for a long time and barely missed the contest in Hong Kong last year. But I just so happen to be in LA right now so I won’t be missing out again. They have expanded their tour this year to include 16 cities worldwide  so check out the city schedule to see if Cut & Paste is coming your way. Keep your eye out for upcoming coverage of the LA event here on TheDopeFiend.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Doors open 5:00 PM
Avalon Hollywood
1735 Vine Street
$15.00 online
$20.00 door

XLR8R’s Vis-Ed

The other day I walked into some random convenient store in Los Angeles and found the special edition magazine that XLR8R recently published (I love that convenient stores carry ‘zines like this in LA). The magazine is dedicated solely to the section of XLR8R called Vis-Ed, and is cover-to-cover full of featured artists. XLR8R is one of my favorite magazines, if not my favorite magazine out there and I think what they are doing with Vis-Ed is really cool. They have also launched a website dedicated to Vis-Ed which I am hoping is updated frequently.

The Presets – If I Know You Video

The Presets have just released a video for the track “If I know You” off their album Apocalypto. They have chosen French director Eva Husson who also did the video for M83’s “Kim and Jessie”. This track isn’t one of my favorites from the album, but I really like the video and how it goes along with the song. It could have easily crossed over into being pretty corny, but the way it was filmed and produced made for a really cool video.

MP3 :: The Presets – If I Know You

Amplive Remixes In Rainbows

There seems to have been a bit of controversy surrounding the remix album Zion I producer Amplive did of Radiohead’s In Rainbows. The project recieved a cease & desist order before it was even released. However, the artists involved were able to come to an agreement and have made the entire 8 track album available for free. Nice resolution! The remix album which, was titled Rainydayz Remixes, has injected a nice hip-hop twist on the original featuring guest appearances by Del The Funky Homosapien and Too $hort. I also really enjoy Amplive’s semi-glitchy production style that he also uses on Zion I albums.

Krop Portfolio and Resume Builder

When it comes to your portfolio, in most cases, the simpler the better. Krop who is known for their creative and technology job posting website has just launched a new website for creative professionals. The new site is a portfolio and resume building website that gives you everything you need to showcase your work without all the extra, unnecessary bells and whistles. The tools they provide for building your portfolio are super easy to use and really fast. Of all the portfolio sites out there this is one of my favorites. The basic account is free and it’s only $9.99 per month to upgrade to a pro account.

NPR’s Exclusive First Listen

I have been a fan of NPR for some time now. I would like to congratulate them on their new segment called Exclusive First Listen. The segment is hosted by Bob Boilen who talks with selected artists that are about to release a new album. The artists are interviewed about the albums and listeners are also able to submit their own questions via chat. I find it really interesting to hear first hand what the artist/artists had in mind when creating their music. Not only that, but Listeners are able to visit NPR’s website and listen to the entire album that is featured for that show. The show is fairly new but already they have featured Animal Collective talking about their new album Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Andrew Bird talking about his new album Noble Beast. I believe they are in the works of doing a show with Dan Deacon, so I am excited to hear that.

Hydro74 Updates

I have posted about Hydro74 here before and it’s with good reason, he is an amazing artist. He has recently updated his website with over 55 new works. His illustration and type styles have kind of a neo-gothic style that is easily recognized. His new work includes designs done for Endeavor Snowboards, Nike, Lucas Films, DCMA, Burton, Quiksilver and many others. He also has some great typefaces available for some very reasonable prices.

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XLR8R Adds Miami to Their Guide

XLR8R's City Guide now has Miami.

Griffin Slap Watches

Remember slap bracelets? Like those, but cooler.

Eboy’s FixPix App For the iPhone

Great puzzle game with graphics by Eboy himself.

XLR8R Atlanta City Guide

XLR8R added ATL to thier city guide. Check it out.

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Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (Twin Shadow Remix)

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

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Twin Shadow has been making some waves throughout the internets lately. I recently purchased his new album Forget, and I must say I quite like it. I am also really liking this remix he has done for Hooray For Earth, who I had never heard of before this song, but will surely be checking them out after hearing it.

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Muscles – Girl Crazy Go (Muscles Inception Remix)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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The last I heard of Muscles he had quit the music business because of problems with his label Modular. This disappointed me because I love his music. However, I was happy to see that if the rumors were true at the time he has apparently changed his mind. A new EP by Muscles titled Younger & Immature is due out October 29.

Here’s a remix of the first single from the EP ‘Girl Crazy Go’. Check out the music video for the original version here. From the sounds of it Muscles hasn’t lost his musical touch, or his ego.

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Sleigh Bells – Run the Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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Music by Bassnectar isn’t something I would normally post here. For the most part I feel his stuff is for dirty rave hippies, and if you read this blog at all you probably know how I feel about the wobbly bass-heavy Dubstep. That being said this remix done of Sleigh Bells‘ song ‘Run the Heart’ is still bass-heavy, but not completely overboard. It also manages to keep a lot of what makes the original track so good.

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Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – Hello

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

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Chances are if you spend any amount of time on the internet you have heard ‘Hello’ by Martin Solveig featuring the lovely Dragonette (considering it went number one on Hype Machine). But I couldn’t resist posting this super-fun dance-pop masterpiece. It’s basically impossible not to want to dance to this song. I don’t know a lot about Martin Solveig, but from what I have heard and seen so far I am liking his stuff. Purchase the EP with several remixes on Beatport now.

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Millionyoung – Local Joke (Neon Indian Cover)

Friday, October 1st, 2010

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Millionyoung, aka Mike Diaz, is shaping up to be one of my favorite artist of 2010. I really love this cover he has done of Neon Indian’s ‘Local Joke’. He adds his own personality to the song, so much that it sounds as though he could have written it. I am looking forward to a full-length album from him.

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