Every month tons of great music is released and shared around the interwebs. It’s always hard to choose favorites and that’s why we have 50 songs waiting for you over at our Best of April Mix!
We want to give a shout out to Make Use Of for including us in their article 7 Tools That Will Revolutionize Your Music Listening Habits On The Web. Thanks for your continued support!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from garage-rockers Bass Drum of Death, which is why we were particularly elated to hear their new single “Shattered Me.” We were also stoked to hear on of our favorite MC’s Danny Brown was tapped to jump on the remix of Charli XCX’s “What I Like.” Brown is an outspoken fanboy of the british goth-pop princess so knew it would be a match made in heaven. He definitely gave the track that extra edge it was lacking.Shattered Me by Bass Drum of Death (via austintownhall.com)
This Saturday exfm is hosting the first Monthly Music Hackathon NYC! This is a free, monthly, all-day event for musicians, programmers, composers, and engineers to come up with new music-related project ideas, spend the day making them, then perform or present what they came up with at a concert in the evening.
There are only 2 slots still open for hackers! and still (FREE!) tickets available for the concert portion. You can RSVP for either HERE. We hope you come check out some radical experimentation with music and technology.
In addition to the ecclectic group of musicians, music researchers, and music industry programmers presenting fascinating projects, we also have two very special artists in residence this month:
Didier Aschour: is an experimental guitarist and composer from France. He’s in NYC for the summer on a grant from the French Institute working with American composers Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, and others. His performances — both solo and with his acclaimed ensemeble Dedalus — of the music of Tom Johnson, Harry Partch, James Tenney, and Michael Pisaro are widely praised. He’ll be collaborating with the hackers in attendence on music for acoustic and electric guitar, and will perform his composition Buzzing which explores a technique to make multiphonic sounds with the guitar.
Piste 15 by Tom Johnson
Joe Drew: is a fantastic trumpet player, keyboardist, composer, and Stockhausen scholar based in NYC. His 9-, 12-, and 24-hour performances of John Cage’s ASLSP are legendary. He’ll also be collaborating with the hackers on music for trumpet, and will perform a piece for trumpet and pre-recorded sound.
ASLSP by John Cage
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
ADMISSION IS FREE!
10 AM hacking begins
8 PM concert/presentation of projects
Space is limited, please RSVP
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!
In the spirit of supporting Northside Festival and giving back to our awesome community, we’ve partnered with Northside to give away two FREE all-access badges to one lucky exfmer! We’ll also be offering you a special 25% discount when you use the code EXFMNSIDE to purchase a badge this week (June 4-8).
What will these badges get you? How about access to over 350+ bands during the festival (June 14-17), in addition to all the Northside Art, Film and Entrepreneurship events that will be going on the rest of the week.
How do you become that lucky exfmer? It’s simple; starting NOW until 10:00 pm EST on Friday, June 8th, follow exfm and northsidefest on Twitter and then tweet the phrase below. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and announced on the morning of Monday, June 11th. Good Luck!
Tweet, I want to win a badge to the Northside Festival! @exfm @Northsidefest #exfmnside
Remember, even if you don’t win a free badge, they are still available for purchase at a 25% discount using the special exfm code EXFMNSIDE (case sensitive). Be sure to come visit us down at the Entrepreneurship Festival where we’ll be showcasing exfm along with a bunch of NYC’s hottest start-ups. Also catch Dan, exfm’s CEO, speaking on the Tuning in with Radio Airwaves and Online Streaming panel.
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Every week Daily Tekk posts it’s popular top 100 tech tools series. This week they focused on “ways to discover new tunes, the best tools and services for creating a perfect music listening experience, tons of concert and live show resources, many ways to enhance Spotify, social tools for getting down with your friends, iPhone and iPad music apps, music locker (cloud) services.”
Guess who was named number one in discovery? That’s right, it’s us!
Get the full scoop here!
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