If you’ve ever thought of bringing a retro club vibe to your bathroom, you’re in luck. Contemporary Italian design firm Olympia Ceramica are getting ready to present a new collection of sinks inspired by a traditional DJ setup.
Designed by artistic director Gianluca Paludi and set to debut at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair in April, Vinyl is comprised of faucets that look like tone arms and control water pressure and temperature and sink basins that resemble record platters.
A wooden base includes a storage drawer that’ holds with a Bluetooth speaker, which are obscured by a series of small holes on the front panel. There’s also a mirrored panel with LED lights that simulate a graphic equalizer and a tempered glass shelf, a towel rail and a leather bag, providing storage for toiletries and accessories.
The Vinyl bathroom sink collection will be sold in one- and two-sink designs. There’s no word yet from the company on the release date or how much it will cost.
Motor City techno stalwart Carl Craig launched the Detroit Love event series in 2014 to spread the city’s musical vibes far and wide. An artist who’s always thinking two steps ahead, Craig has just announced the launch of an eponymous imprint, a collaboration between his Planet E label and !K7. The series will shine the spotlight on up-and-coming and established artists who have aligned themselves with the city’s sound.
The label will make its debut on May 18 with Detroit Love, a sprawling 16-track DJ mix from feloow hometown icon and Blackflag Recordings boss Stacy Pullen.
Pullen’s expansive mix features tracks and mixes from DJ 3000, Craig Sherrad, Patrice Scott, Delano Smith, Gary Martin and Ataxia. (See full track list below.)
Obligatory press release gush from Stacey Pullen: “I wanted to showcase the versatility of music from Detroit, whether it be a Detroit label or Detroit artist, the connection is there for you to grasp. My mix features music from across the board by artists that have been around for a while and those new to the scene.”
Obligatory press release gush from Carl: “Detroit Love as a label is the most obvious progression from what we have done with the parties. The idea is to connect the vibe of the parties with something people can take home with them.”
Detroit Love: Stacey Pullen Track list:
- Soulphiction – Ann Arbor (Original Mix)
- Craig Sherrad – The Fader
- Remote Viewing Party – 410
- Delano Smith – They’re Coming
- Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
- Burning Bridges – System
- Gary Martin – Galaxy Style
- Ken Young – Horney Chords
- Ataxia – Time
- DJ 3000 – Delray (Original Mix)
- Sawlin – Wired Everything
- Chicola – Sidechain Memory
- MOTUO – Purple Pulse
- Burning Bridges – Low Down (Original Mix)
- Gary Martin – We Get Down (12inch Mix)
- Patrice Scott – Detroit State of Mind
- Freddie Frampton – Black Betty – Wired
- Ron Carroll – House Dimension (Dario D’Attis Remix) – Milk & Sugar Recordings
- Gorgon City – Motorola (Extended Mix) – Realm
- Freddie Frampton & Marcellus Wallace – Keep On – NoExcuse
- Miguel Bastida – Kickness – Sola
- Lordie – Chug A Lug – Shanghaied
- Garry Todd – Wait For Me – Knee Deep In Sound
- Marcellus Wallace & Freddie Frampton – Keep On – NoExcuse
- Marco Lys and The Deepshakerz – Too Busy – Safe Music
- Eats Everything & Dajae – The Tribute – Cajual
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Metalheadz boss Goldie made UK history on March 15, but his feat had absolutely nothing to do with music.
Goldie (real name: Clifford Price) pleaded guilty via FaceTime from Thailand to assaulting a security guard at Glastonbury Festival 2017. It is believed this is the first time a defendant has remotely entered a plea to a UK court.
Daughter Chance, 19, was also involved in the incident on June 23 which occurred when Dennis Poole refused her re-admittance to a backstage area. It’s alleged that the d’n’b star pushed Poole and scratched his face.
Goldie had previously failed to show up at the court. He sent an email saying he would plead guilty, reading: “Yep, guilty as charged.” District Judge Lynne Matthews wasn’t pleased about the no-show and said, “I don’t have a separate rule for people who earn rather more than average.”
The DJ was then contacted by his lawyer via FaceTime, confirming his personal details to the court, saying to the judge: “Correct my dear.” She promptly clapped back: “No, I’m not your dear.”
Both father and daughter are due back in Bristol Magistrates Court on May 30. Chance was released on unconditional bail until then, and the charges against her will be dropped if her father makes his court appearance.
Moogfest 2018 returns to quaint Durham, NC, on May 17-20. The three-day event will once again offer music and technology fans an assortment of panels and music showcases organized by one of the mainstays in the world of synthesizers.
If you’ve ever dreamed about building their own Moog synth, well, you’re in luck. The brand is offering the rare opportunity to construct an unreleased at this yea’s Moogfest.
Those who purchase the $1500 for the Engineer Festival pass will get the chance to build the Sub-Harmonicon, a brand-new, unreleased synth, alongside Moog engineers.
The synth is inspired by the Trautonium, the Rythmicon, and the Schillinger System and is described as “a semi-modular harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down.”
Related: We Took the Moog Factory Tour (and it Was Awesome)
The two-day workshop is open to all enthusiasts — a technical background in synth-building isn’t required, but space is limited. In addition to building your own synth and getting full access to panels and showcases, the passes gets you the following:
- VIP Access to all events and exclusive areas.
- Complimentary food and beverage in select areas.
- Prioritized access to workshop registration.
- Access to a dedicated Festival Concierge who organizes your Engineer class schedule and is available for any questions you have may have.
- A custom embroidered patch representing the 2018 Engineer Workshop class.
More info about the Engineer Pass and other festival options can be found here. If you’re on the fence, keep in mind that payment plans are also available.
Globetrotting DJ/producer/sound designer Tom Middleton has been burning the creative candle at both ends since the late ’80s in Cornwall, England. At the start of his production career he struck up a friendship with a then unknown chap named Richard D. James, whose Aphex Twin project was just getting off the ground. Not too long after Middleton had found his groove, creating genre-defining music with Mark Pritchard in Global Communication. (The duo’s 1994 album, 76:14, is a benchmark of excellence in the field.)
Middleton’s lengthy discography is truly something to behold — countless productions, remixes and a spate of brilliant mix CDs spanning ambient, deep house and downtempo. (2002’s sprawling three-disc opus The Sound Of The Cosmos is as sublime a mix collection as they come.) Factor in a variety of work as a sound designer, sample pack producer and that equals a busy man.
More recently, Middleton has come to learn and better understand the science of sleep, which invigorates the mind, body and soul, reduces stress, energizes, calms and plays an important role in overall wellbeing. If you don’t get enough of it on a consistent basis — a challenge for many of us in our always-on culture — then serious health problems may develop.
The cost of sleep deprivation in the US costs 1.2 million lost working days a year, costing $411bn or 2.28 percent of GDP. Middleton says if we could get just one more hour of quality sleep to make up to 7 hours plus, it would add £24bn back to the UK economy.
Middleton trained to become a sleep coach, learning about sleep architecture, sleep health and hygiene. Before long his two passions converged. It led to Sleep Better (Universal Music), an album of soundscapes designed to help inspire relaxation before bedtime. The tracks he created slow respiration with the goal of reducing blood pressure and stress levels, with the goal of activating the relaxation mechanism.
On the eve of the album’s release on World Sleep Day, Middleton recalls how he became interested in sleep science and why Sleep Better could be the important project of his career. Continue Reading