In 2014, Eric Prydz had high hopes of debuting the festival version of his visual show EPIC 2.0, otherwise known as HOLO. At the time, the five-ton LED hologram stage set up would have been the largest hologram ever used in North America, but gusty winds and bad weather deferred the premiere of the mammoth production.
However, the Swedish DJ did not need a host of holographic effects to impress fans at Ultra Music Festival, stunning Bay Front Park with high-octane clubs hits from his Pryda and Cirez D aliases before interweaving celebrated cuts from his own primary project such as “Every Day,” “Liberate,” and “Pjanoo.” Fans were fortunate to witness a true master at work from the ultimate platform: Ultra Music Festival Miami.
Dancing Astronaut celebrates the lead-up to what would have been Ultra Music Festival’s 2021 iteration with two weeks’ worth of Good Morning Mixes. Follow the series here.
Back in February, fans of Justice, as well as their label Ed Banger records, noted similiarites between the duo’s logo and Bieber’s new album artwork, where the “t” is accentuated to resemble a crucifix.
According to Rolling Stone, in a March 10th letter from Justice’s counsel to Bieber’s lawyer and management, Justice called for Bieber to cease-and-desist his use of the stylized word in tandem with the “cross,” “a ‘Mark’ which the duo trademarked in both France (in 2008) and the European Union (in 2014).”
“Your use of the Mark is illegal. You have not received permission from Justice to utilize the Mark,” the letter, obtained by Rolling Stone, states. “Moreover, Bieber’s work is in no way affiliated with, supported by, or sponsored by Justice. Such use of the Mark is not only illegal, but likely to deceive and confuse consumers.”
Despite the letter, and a request for damages to be payable to the duo, Bieber has today (19th) released his sixth studio album ‘Justice’, alongside a new merch line featuring the logo. Fans have also pointed out that Bieber’s Justice Cross Hoodie uses a font similiar to the title font for Justice’s 2019 film Iris: A Space Opera.
One of the industry’s niftiest forces is back and bolder than ever. That’s right, we’re talking about Baauer, who’s notching his first original of 2021 a la “DDOKBOKKI.” You can try saying that three times fast, or you can do what we’re doing: smashing the “stream” button.
After picking up his first-ever Grammy Award nomination for his sophomore long-form, PLANETS MAD, which was not only considered for “Best Dance/Electronic Album” honors but also landed on Dancing Astronaut‘s list of the Top 20 Electronic Albums of 2020, Baauer is back to business. More specifically, he’s bursting out of the 2021 gate with “DDOKBOKKI.” The one-off is full of flavor and, thanks to a fateful DM exchange, involves Balming Tiger frontman Omega Sapien. Powered in part by resounding 808s and punchy energy, “DDOKBOKKI” finds Baauer making his presence felt in the new year—and it feels damn good.
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Sound Magic has released Morin Khuur, its latest hybrid modeling virtual instrument for Mac (AU 32-/64-bit, VST 32-/64-bit) and Windows (VST 32-/64-bit).
The Morin Khuur, also known as the horsehead fiddle , is a traditional Mongolian bowed stringed instrument. It is one of the most important musical instruments of the Mongol people, and is considered a symbol of the nation of Mongolia.
Sound Magic says that their new virtual instrument is the most comprehensive Morin Khuur sample library on the market. The samples were recorded at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.
The recordings were created with 4 stereo sets of microphones:
A close microphone perspective, to capture the detailed sound of Morin Khuur;
A decca tree perspective, to reproduce the texture and dynamic of the Morin Khuur string section;
A stereo set, to come closer than close perspective to emphasize details; and
A stereo set that is placed above the audience seats to capture the full reverb sound of the hall of National Centre for the Performing Arts.
Mixing the 4 perspectives lets you customize the sound to your needs.
Pricing and Availability
Morin Khuur is available with an intro price of $99 until June, 2021 (normally $299).
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