DJ Earworm mashes up the top 25 singles of the year from the US Billboard charts into a single song and video. View the tracklist here. This guy's got some talent. And if you liked the video, he's got more mashups here. [via]
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]
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.