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SketchSynth – A Drawable, Interactive Control Panel

SketchSynth – A Drawable, Interactive Control Panel

SketchSynth is a program created by Billy Keyes that allows anyone to draw their own interface and use it to control a device—in this case, a synthesizer.

Coffee Break for Heroes & Villains Vol. 21: Beastie Boys Tribute

Coffee Break for Heroes & Villains Vol. 21: Beastie Boys Tribute

In honor of Adam Yauch’s life and career Coffee Break for Heroes and Villains has curated a playlist of Beastie Boys interviews, b-sides and rarities.

Talib Kweli “Prisoner of Conscious” by James Jean

Talib Kweli “Prisoner of Conscious” by James Jean

Check out this artwork for Talib Kweli’s upcoming album Prisoner of Conscious by artist James Jean.

Double Tiger: “No Give Up”

Double Tiger: “No Give Up”

‘No Give Up’ is the first single from the debut album Nebula by Brooklyn-based dub producer Double Tiger. It is a slow and infectious scorcher of a track, pulling the user in with a groove that is bleak, beautiful, and relentless.

Arlene Gottfried, Singing Photographer

Arlene Gottfried, Singing Photographer

Arlene Gottfried is an award-winning photographer born and raised in New York City. She is also a gifted singer with a passion for soul and gospel.

PressPausePlay: On Creativity in the Digital Age

PressPausePlay: On Creativity in the Digital Age

PressPausePlay, a documentary by creative agency House of Radon, is a riveting meditation on the challenges and opportunities facing creative people and industries in the relentlessly changing digital landscape.

Wax Poetics: Prince Mix by DāM-FunK

Wax Poetics: Prince Mix by DāM-FunK

The Wax Poetics team has enlisted electro-funk maven DāM-FunK to create an exclusive Prince DJ mix. The mix features a number of re-edits and rare versions of Prince staples, as well as a new track by DāM-FunK himself.

Don Cornelius 1936–2012

Don Cornelius 1936–2012

Legendary producer and “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius died today at the age of 75. A collection of videos in his memory.

Video: “Big Mouth” by Santigold

Video: “Big Mouth” by Santigold

The irrepressible Santi White has released “Big Mouth,” an ethereal, pulse-pounding anthem produced by Switch and Buraka Som Sistema. The track heralds the upcoming release of Santigold’s sophomore LP Master of My Make Believe, which is set to drop in the Spring.

Rome: “Two Against One” feat. Jack White

Rome: “Two Against One” feat. Jack White

“Two Against One” is one of the standout tracks from Rome, the 2011 album by Danger Mouse and Italian film composer Daniele Luppi. It features vocals by Jack White over a haunting and relentless guitar riff.

The official video is a brooding, feverish affair directed by Anthony Francisco Schepperd and Chris Milk.

Mr. Kaves video by The New Pop

Mr. Kaves video by The New Pop

Our friend Trevz over at The New Pop shot and directed a video for George Dubeouf featuring legendary artist and musician Mr. Kaves. In it Kaves discusses what it was like growing up in Brooklyn in the late 70’s and how this influenced his creative trajectory.

Steve Stoute Interviews Pharrell On “The Tanning Effect”

Steve Stoute Interviews Pharrell On “The Tanning Effect”

In a recent edition of “The Tanning Effect,” Pharrell sat down for an interview with Steve Stoute and discussed growing up in Virgina Beach, his experience producing Justin Timberlake’s Justified album, and how he ended up partnering with Marc Jacobs to design a line of sunglasses.