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Sky hi-fi

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Ever been to a wedding where the invitation asks you to submit your favourite tune for the DJ’s playlist? Ever hidden in shame as the dance floor clears and everyone tuts when your choice comes on?

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The taste of music

The taste of music

The grills are alive, with the sound of meatballs. Whilst this soundbite makes for a catchy intro, it technically isn’t true as most people tend to favour frying their meatballs. Still, it doesn’t make the latest project from a group of students at Hyper Island any less tasty.

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Play the road

For something that’s essentially a practical mode of transport, driving’s an incredibly emotional experience. Whether you’re sat silently swearing at the roadworks as the traffic chugs along at 1mph, or putting your foot down on Route 66, the feeling you get behind the wheel is a powerful one.
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Turn up the beats

There was a time when Andre Romelle Young was better known for his ‘mild frustration’ with the Greater Los Angeles Police department. But in more recent years Young (aka Dr Dre) has transformed himself thanks to Beats – his range of headphones that became a range of speakers that have now launched a new digital music service. (Word to Jamie C.)
 

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Top of the Shops

Christmas is over. The sales are gone. And finally shops have removed the annual bombardment of Cosby, Wham and Wizard from their in-store playlists. Music has returned to normal. Or has it?

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Winning in a winter wonderland

Real athletes aren’t put off by rain. Or hail. Or even four foot of slushy snow. Making the rest of us feel like wimps, Nike’s latest campaign pits leading US athletes against their toughest competition yet: the weather.

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Turning the tables

Pick up some Bob Marley with your milk. And while you’re at it, pop some Daft Punk in the trolley with your potatoes. Whole Foods, the organic supermarket chain, is now selling vinyl records alongside its usual food and health products.

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Vinyl lending

You won’t find strict librarians in this library. Or signs telling you to shhh. Or any books, for that matter. But you might just find a rare copy of that album you’ve been hunting for since 1982. This is the newly opened Vinyl Library, tucked away in an empty shop on a residential street in Stoke Newington.

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The sound of beer

Everyone loves the sound of wine glugging from the bottle. But now, beer has a soundtrack all of its own. As part of Beck’s Record Label Project, the Kiwi firm Gyro Constructivists set out to create the first ‘playable’ beer bottle. (Nice one Bobby!)

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Infected album release

Norwegian rock band Kaizers Orchestra recently spread a virus that people actually wanted to catch. (Cheers, Tim) The virus, which swept across 50 countries, was disseminated via a smartphone app to promote their album Violeta Violeta Vol. III.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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