You can always count on OK Go to create a very creative music video.
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Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.
The sounds have been modelled on data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC and you can listen to them here.
Not sure if anyone will appreciate this as much as I do. Here's an interview with Derrick May, the creator of the seminal dance classic Strings of Life. Released in 1987 you could still play it on a dance floor today. In fact, it's still being remixed to this day. It's amazing how humble he is about his creation.
Here's the full version of the track. It's still one of my favourite tracks.
Just today I listened to all 3 parts of the BBC Radio series 'The Definitive History of UK Dance Music' which went back to the early 1960's, but it wasn't until the late 1980's that music like Delia's track appeared. [via]
A home-made mixing deck, created by the worlds first disc jockey is set to go under the hammer in Boston.
Ron Diggins, who died last year at the age of 90, has been dubbed as the worlds first disc-jockey by DJ Magazine.
He created the mixing deck out of coffin wood.
It was the first mobile disco that used a 25-watt amp and a wind-up gramophone playing 78s on two turntables to entertain Land Army girls and Italian POWs at a village hall in 1947.
The equipment named Diggola is expected to rake in thousands of pounds at a sale. Link
Thomas Edison has long been considered the father of sound but a recording from 1860 has been demonstrated that features a woman singing.
Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville's 1860 phonautogram was made 17 years before Edison received a patent for the phonograph and 28 years before an Edison associate captured a snippet of a Handel oratorio on a wax cylinder, a recording that until now was widely regarded by experts as the oldest that could be played back.
The recording will be presented on Friday along with recordings made in 1853 and 1854. Those first experiments included attempts to capture the sounds of a human voice and a guitar, but Scott’s machine was at that time imperfectly calibrated.
The New York Times has the 1860 recording.