Red Bull Music Academy To Release A Film About Making Music

shockleewebpic_RBMAfilm-aboutmakingmusicThe Red Bull Music Academy will be releasing a full-length film titled ‘What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music’ next month on February 18th for free on their site. The mysterious trailer was just released and it looks like we can expect a lot of opinions from some of the music artists that participated in the last academy event in NYC, on their music making processes and experiences.

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Space Distortions: Daydream Installation By Nonotak Studio Showing In NYC January 2014

shockleewebpic_daydreambynonotakStep into the light… Daydream V.02 is a mesmerizing installation by Nonotak Studio [Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto] which was recently shown at the Insanitus Festival in Lithuania and is coming to New York City this coming January.

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Emika’s Dva World Tour Begins This Month!

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The first chapter of Emika’s Dva World Tour is here! Make sure to catch her in a city near you, upcoming dates in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal at Mutek, London, Paris, Berlin, Russia and more in celebration of her new album Dva.

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Happy New Year From NYC! Watch The Ball Drop Live From Times Square Right Here

Tune in here starting at 6:00 PM EST for LIVE coverage of the New Year’s Eve festivities taking place in Times Square, the crossroads of the world. No need to brave the cold weather or the New York crowds – celebrate here with us up until the ball drops! Coverage ends at 12:15 AM.

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Emergency Tips, How You Can Help + Photos

Here are some of the resources and efforts being organized around Hurricane Sandy’s devastation in the New York Metropolitan region, an area with a population well over 20 million residents. There is a lot of ground to cover and clean up will take quite a while. If you have any recommendations on additional tips, post them up in the comments.

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Live Coverage: Hurricane Sandy Hits The East Coast – Storm Streaming + Webcams + Apps + Resources

Hurricane Sandy AKA ‘Frankenstorm‘ is on its way up the East Coast and the full moon forecast calls for it to combine with a couple of severe weather systems in the Northeast that according to experts is threatening to be ‘the storm of the century’. With the U.S. Presidential Election just days away, this event will no doubt be a major disruption.

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RIP Jimmy Castor

New York born singer and saxophonist Jimmy Castor passed away this week at age 71. We salute this man for influencing a generation of music fans, b-boys and b-girls and seekers of the beat. Jimmy’s music greatly influenced the beginnings of early hip hop culture and his work has been recognized by many as a significant part of our modern day pop culture history. His second album as part of the group, the Jimmy Castor Bunch and single by the same name, ‘It’s Just Begun’ [1972, RCA] will go down in dance floor and music sampling history as one of the all-time greats.

Here is some of his best work that will surely live on.

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