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Check out the new Twitter #Music app

Posted in Apps, Music, Social Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by dc

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After a week’s worth of rumours, earlier this afternoon Twitter finally got around to launching their new music app.

Many people, including myself, thought they’d launch it to coincide with last weekend’s Coachella festival – that said, if anything, the timing is even better, as this weekend herald’s the arrival of Coachella part two and another weekend of music. Plus it’s Record Store Day on Saturday. Nice one Twitter!

The app has been launched on the web and on iPhones too, with the promise that an android version will be coming very soon.

The aim of the app (which has come about after Twitter‘s purchase of new music recommendation site We Are Hunted late last week) is to allow users to discover new music based on trends and similar tastes.

The music is hosted on Spotify, Rdio, Soundcloud, iTunes etc and the free app has five tabs – ‘Popular’ (new music trending on Twitter), ‘Emerging’ (hidden talent found in the tweets), ‘Suggested’ (artists you might like), ‘Now Playing’ (tweeted by people you follow) and ‘Me’ (artists you follow).

I guess the next logical progression is artist accounts, label accounts and music promotion packages. That said, Twitter doesn’t seem quite as desperate as other well-known platforms to monetise, monetise, monetise, so who knows?

In the meantime check out the new #Music app here and see what you think (I reckon it’s great!).

Daft Punk and Ariel Pink team up on new Tron: Legacy remix EP

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by dc

On paper it’s a mildly peculiar proposition – Daft Punk teaming up with Ariel Pink on a Tron: Legacy soundtrack remix. In reality it’s rather lovely.

Vinyl International are the record label behind the team up, which features on a newly released 10″ EP called Sky Sailor,  and also includes two new TRS-80 remixes of tracks from Daft Punk‘s score for Tron: Legacy. The tracklist is as follows:

01 Daft Punk – Sky Sailor (feat. TRS-80 and Ariel Pink)
02 TRS-80 – Now Approaching
03 TRS-80 – Night Flashes (10″ Mix)
04 Daft Punk – End of Line (feat. TRS-80)
05 TRS-80 – Blue Fade

The title track (a remix of, Solar Sailer) is the stand out tune and includes some delightfully dreamy new lyrics and vocals from LA underground darling, Ariel Pink. Check it out below:

Lil B – I Got AIDS – new song

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by dc

Lil B is at it again. The rapper who released an album called, I’m Gay (I’m Happy) back in July, now has a song out called, I Got AIDS.

Clearly a fan of raising eyebrows, the tune is being billed by Lil B as an AIDS awareness song and #igotAIDS is currently trending across Twitter. Listen to it below:

The tune describes the onset of AIDS in a young man and it’s one of the track’s on a new mixtape he released today called, BasedGod Velli (which you can download here).

On the song’s YouTube page, Lil B writes:

“PLEASE EVERYONE I MADE THIS TO INFORM EVERYONE THAT I LOVE AND RESPECT AND EVERYONE THAT LISTENS TO MY MUSIC AND LOVES BASED TO PLEASE GET TESTED AND PROTECT YOURSELF AND PARTNERS
AND BE SAFE,
I WANT YOU TO NO IF YOU HAVE SEX YOU ARE AT RISK
PLEASE USE CONDOMS AND HAVE SAFE SEX,
PLEASE I LOVE YOU,
IF YOU CARE ABOUT ME UPLOAD A VIDEO OF YOU GOING TO GET TESTED AND SEND TO ME I WILL ALSO UPLOAD A VIDEO OF ME GETTING TESTED,
I LOVE YOU AND IF YOU ARE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE NO YOU HAVE SUPPORT – Lil B

The tune is also well timed as it’s World Aids Day on 1st December. You can donate here.

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