This Week in Tumblr: TakesQuestions, Gorillaz & more
Last week was busy, so hopefully you didn’t miss anything! Just in case you might have, here is a recap of what went on at our Tumblr blog. Check it out:
- If you have an iPad, you probably noticed we switched on OnSwipe, to make this blog look like a magazine, sort of like Flipboard.
- Our newly launched project TakesQuestions is all about social audio in the form of Q&A. The concept was first conceived and tested at Midem Hack Day with Imogen Heap, with a great response so far with a real range of personalities from Diana Vickers to The Maine to The Blackout! You can even check out what SoundCloud’s own Alex has been up to!
- After the success with iELECTRIBE and iMS-20, KORG has teamed up with the Gorillaz to create a new dedicated beatbox for the iPad: The iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition.
- Demolished Thoughts, the Beck-produced new solo LP from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, is out May 23rd on Matador. Moore is streaming a cut from the record using one of our lovely artwork players over at demolishedthoughts.com.
- Converse once again brought together a mix of talent as part of their year-long campaign to represent the thriving British music industry. With their track ‘Desire’ they’re doing some really cool stuff with animated fire engulfing the waveform when sharing it to social sites.
- Our Marie Elliott’s doing a regularly occurring segment now, Deutsch Dienstag:
- My Chemical Romance are giving you the chance to see them headline the main stage at the Reading or Leeds festival! Create your own remixed version of “Planetary (GO!)” and drop it off.
- The Howard Jones ReWork project gives music producers, both rising stars and old hands alike, the chance to remix/recreate/ReWork some of Jones’ finest records. Head here for updates on the project.
- Remix Mike Nichol’s ‘Durado’, ‘Like’ Infrasonic Recordings on Facebook to download the stems, mix your track and submit it to their SoundCloud Dropbox!
- Edward Burns’ upcoming indie film Newlyweds is looking for a song for placement in the film. You can submit your track to Edward via the submissions page here.
- Win a day in the studio with the godfather of garage (the Artful half of Artful Dodger) ArtfulMark.
- The new film from the director of Kidulthood “EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE” hits cinemas on MAY 6th, here’s your chance to remix the title track by Fearless feat. Sonna Relle.
- Burn Studios/Plastikman ‘Ask Yourself’ remix contest came to a close and the winning remix came from Oblique Industries, congratulations!
- Check out MobileRoadie’s slick video from the MusicTech Meetup at SXSW. Appearances by Songkick, Topspin, SoundCloud, last.fm and other usual crowd!
- Fake-Arnold popped up on Takes Questions. He wants to know who’s your daddy and what does he do?
- Saturday would have been Roy Orbison’s 75th birthday and wished him a Happy Birthday! His page’s got a rare interview, so check it out.
Don’t forget to keep a look out for what’s going on this week at our Tumblr blog!