In so many ways, both heartbreakingly serious and entertainingly meaningless, March has indeed been full of madness. Similarly, this month’s round-up covers a lot of ground, spanning from the latest in immersive business to art to pure creativity to the passing of a rock legend. So here we are again, bringing you our favorite internet-osity from the past month. So now you know…
loops for days
For 50 years, Roland has been providing the tools for producers to create the sounds that defined entire eras of music. Now with the help of Yuri Suzuki, Roland is giving these tools to everyone with Roland50 Studio – put on some cans and let your inner Dilla shine.
In Celebration of 50 Years, Roland has Collaborated with Sound Designer Yuri Suzuki to Create Roland50 Studio
started with an ape now we’re here
After a $4 billion (yes that’s billion with a “b”) valuation, the NFT giant Yuba Labs has raised $450 million in funding to start their NFT media empire. A “completely decentralized” and “gamidfied” Metaverse project, you say? Check out what the Bored Ape crew have their eyes set on for the future of gaming in the metaverse.
Bored Ape Yacht Club Raises $450M to Build an NFT Metaverse
look out, sneakerheads. these are immersive kicks
Introducing Droplabs, the first Haptic pair of kicks that turns audio into vibrations that you can feel through your feet. At this rate we’re about five years away from hypebeasts sleeping outside Best Buy to cop the new Nike Immersive Jordans.
The Only Haptic Shoe Made For Gaming: Droplabs
this is what you should know about bandcamp
Ever since the news broke that Fortnite creator and gaming powerhouse Epic Games is acquiring Bandcamp this month, you, me and everybody else have been asking themselves, “what does this mean for the future of music?” Well, Pitchfork went ahead and wrote an article to tell you just that. Read up.
What Bandcamp’s Acquisition Means For Music Fans and Artists
before the black turtleneck was a thing
“When you use the term “personal computer…” Sit back and watch the legend tell you how, what and why he’s going to do what he ended up doing, all before we had any idea what the fuck he was talking about. And while wearing a pair of jeans in the workplace, no less. Thanks for everything, Steve.
Watch a 1981 Video of Steve Jobs Becoming Steve Jobs
rest in power Taylor Hawkins
Maybe something like this:
Only a month after our post Super Bowl show with the Foos – when we had the chance to speak to Taylor about having charisma on stage in front of thousands, his drumming heroes, and his time with Alanis – he tragically passed away. His passing is a reminder that life is short and precious. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. His musical legacy will live forever.
Taylor Hawkins: A wild light blinding bright
Bonus: Taylor singing with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones