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DADA NYC: A Digital Artist Playground
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Art is life and amazing how it's always open to interpretation regardless of what thought or medium was used to create it. With soo many advances in the digital age we live in, visual expression was bound to hit the pixels hard and become something that many people participate in, converse and share. Now we have an amazing start in the art and collaborative space called DADA nyc, a visual social network where you can communicate, collaborate and occupy a space where expression is key. I absolutely love the idea of having daily topics where people create pieces from and also the ability to have someone else come in and draw in the same piece as you. 

Visual conversation by artists at dada.nyc

Art is an amazing tool to communicate with, share our lives and thoughts, especially when no barriers and labels. I believe this site has an amazing idea and drawing tools (desktop only for now) for an amazing collaborative movement in a public space without getting arrested, haha. Their interface is primitive yet beautifully stylized and I love it, from the illustrated site buttons to the way type is utilized in menu options. Want to start drawing right away? Below is what you'll see once you click the pencil on the site's bottom center. Nice clean canvas... have at it.

They have also released their first art gallery named "Creeps & Weirdos" (see below) where you can even buy a piece of digital art using Ethereum (ETH), I am completely on board with cryptocurrency and glad they have their foot in it. Yes you can own limited edition art on the blockchain, once purchased you will received the edition number and the right to resell the piece as well. They are currently working on the certificate of ownership which will even further solidify this projects contribution to the art space. You can literally collect art that's limited and most importantly support the artist for their work, how cool is that?

Easily said this is a highly ambitious project and one that has very cool achievements already in the art and crypto space. There seems to be a great community there with folks sharing their pieces and coming together as artists to create. I am also going to start using the drawing tools myself and hopefully I'll see you guys there as well.

For more information: DADA NYC | DADA NYC Blog

Aleph Vol. 1 Melts the Shader off your face (Good thing)
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All I see and hear is bass heavy and grimy electronic glitches everywhere... I love it.
It's like Aleph turned life turned into a big continuous scene of dripping pixels with a constant sense of power and textures it's sound. Yeah fucking awesome. Some of it also reminds me of the 90's UK jungle music movement like Goldie's 'Temper Temper' in Goliath with it's heavy bass and industrial sound. Everything is complex and full of life. Trust when I say you should buy this (9/8/17) and have a listen below, you'll see what I mean...

From Alpha Pup:
The ALEPH project is a reflection of the heavily textured aesthetic found in today's electronic music, and exists as the evolution of the previous bass music incarnation known as Prophet. Where much of mankind's history in the exploration and study of music lies in the evolution of melody and harmony, the ALEPH project seeks to explore the nature of sound itself. When ideas are left unbound by dogma and tradition, the base concept of music blurs and breaks, yet foundations still lay within the wreckage of the old. ALEPH Vol. 1 seeks to capture this aesthetic, in both texture, experimentation, and raw power.
Solomon was a once great king whose legacy was forever tarnished by sin. The track of the same name was inspired by the fall from grace while in a position of power, and the devastating effects that can have. Goliath was the giant who conquered all in his path with his pure might and only fell due to his own arrogance. The song representing Goliath attempts to capture this fury with the simple yet heavy handed saw bass. "Monolith" represents a change in form, from a slow pounding rhythm, to a more complex percussive force, inspired by the stone that enlightened the Neanderthals in Arthur C. Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
"Scintillations" is an even more complex song furthering this evolution, changing time signatures multiple times and meshing rhythm and bass with melody. "Lull" seeks to lure the listener into a trance, carefully changing its rhythm under the trembling bass and dust covered wind chimes. "Isalot" returns to the broken beats with a droning dull siren, exposing the forced imperfection of time and tone one can forge in electronic music.  The evil spirit calls us back to the past, with archaic rave stabs, but modern power.  
This project attempts to follow the change of form that music takes as the countless musicians of the past have shaped its previous incarnations, and attempts to explore what the future might hold, while still holding onto the lessons of old.

Mystery Caves 'Ausarian Comforts' Coats Ears

Ever poured out a nice cool glass of sharp squared liquified matter, it spills everywhere then it coats everything in a thick organic layer? Of course not but this is what Ausarian Comforts is like, difficult to explain but while listening to it you might understand due to it's sound and beautiful composition in each track. It feels like a constant higher meditative state with little details in the sound that add sharpness to the album overall. This is Mystery Caves first full length album under Alpha Pup's in-house imprint Psychic Fortitude. A great kick off to what's sure to be a success in sound. My favorite track is Ancestral Ascension, it seems to encompass the overall theme of the entire album pretty well within that track and it sounds great.

The album is now available on iTunes, Boomkat, Bleep and Amazon, if interested in buying vinyl then hit up their shop. Listen below for track 'Ancestral Ascension' for a taste of what the album is like.

Shiva Arrives at the Dark Moon Safely

LA based Shiva's latest 'Dark Moon' is something else... I had it on constant repeat for a while and it always felt like it ended too soon. She creates this engulfing soundtrack consisting of 5 tracks that float along beautifully as it seeps its way into your ears and completely wraps your head with waves and vibration. Something about the consistent hi-hats and that goddamn bass at 1:25 on 'Home' was an instant marriage of atmosphere and sound. Over too soon (I know, I know, EP) yet never overstays it's welcome, 'Dark Moon' is bass filled with airy crystalline touches that would sound perfect on a re-make of the movie Legend. Highly recommended if you want to zone out and travel in audio waves of awesome. Hear the album below, you can also purchase it on iTunes or Beatport.


Prime Yeezus Re-Do's

KWY_RDWith Yeezus setting some sites in a fiery fervor or immense boredom, this might be the album that has the most controversy so far in 2013. Kanye obviously knows what he's doing regardless of how focused/unfocused you think Yeezus is but take a listen to some of these dope remixes floating around Soundcloud now.

My verdict of Yeezus: An acquired taste for sure and not everyone will appreciate it. I enjoyed it mostly.