10:50 pm - Tue, Apr 22, 2014

TwistVolt is a power strip with built-in USB outlets that twists to help you charge multiple devices without blocking any ports. The strip is comprised of linked triangles with joints that rotate, making for a variety of different possible configurations that can help you save space around your desk or just provide you with a power supply that looks a bit more interesting than the standard fare.

Each joint rotates 270 degrees and indexes at 90 degree increments. That’s four possible positions for each of the seven joints (4^7) giving 16,384 positions. Many are not physically possible but that still leaves many thousands that are.

TwistVolt’s creators are currently raising funds for the project on Kickstarter. They expect the first units to begin shipping in December 2014.[Laughing Squid]

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10:43 pm

Pyro Board: 2D Rubens’ Tube

Rubens’ Tube is an awesome demo and here we take it to the next level with a two-dimensional ‘Pyro Board’. This shows unique standing wave patters of sound in the box.

The pressure variations due to the sound waves affect the flow rate of flammable gas from the holes in the Pyro Board and therefore affect the height and colour of flames. This is interesting for visualizing standing wave patterns and simply awesome to watch when put to music. [h/t]

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10:36 pm

Scattered

This atmospheric film is the first ever screen-adaptation of the work of award-winning sci-fi author Ken MacLeod. Scattered examines society’s relationship with its past through a son’s relationship with his father, and challenges our established ideas of destruction and terrorism through a crime that is as surprising as it is all-consuming. As all great sci-fi should, Scattered offers a vision of the future that illuminates the present.

After a 15 year wait, Conal is going to meet his father for the first time. His father Keith is the world’s most notorious criminal, convicted of a crime which changed history itself. Convinced of his father’s innocence, Conal needs Keith’s help to set the record straight. But his quest for justice takes an unexpected turn and Conal soon finds himself confronted with the unimaginable.

Ken’s original story, “The Surface of Last Scattering”, was published in an anthology by TRSF, who have kindly permitted us to adapt it for the screen.

Scattered is an official selection of the 2013 Sci-Fi London Film Festival, The Lighthouse Film Festival and Cinema at the Edge. [h/t]

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10:30 pm



Leaving Records’ flagship artist Dakim is swaddled in mystery and intrigue. Praised by luminaries of the global beat scene such as Flying Lotus, Ras G, and House Shoes, Dakim’s productions remain largely unheard. The reclusive and prolific producer (who cites music as 90% of his life) literally lives in a world of ceaselessly unturning sounds and textures yet unheard. Operating on instinct and a seemingly unquenchable musical curiosity, Dakim creates tracks that are less “beats” than living, breathing organisms which move and swing on their own preternatural accord. Hot off the heels of a fevered, sure to be legendary performance on L.A.’s Boiler Room, Dakim may not be a “producer’s producer” for long.
With ’6F00FF’, Dakim has crafted another immersive foray into his densely realized and inimitable style. Here he often trades out the loose, head nodding undulations of earlier releases for a careening pace more akin to the rich electronic music heritage of his native Detroit. Far from the cold and steely pulse of techno, however, ’6F00FF’ is an organic, sprawling soundscape. Careening from the dogged, clattering intensity of first track “shadow world” through to the heavenly, largely ambient peak of its title track (which designates a shade of purple), ’6F00FF’ is perhaps the best entryway so far into the rare genius of Dakim.
A remastered & unedited version of ‘thisone’, originally a free release on the Leaving Records website, is a cassette-only bonus. [x]

Leaving Records’ flagship artist Dakim is swaddled in mystery and intrigue. Praised by luminaries of the global beat scene such as Flying Lotus, Ras G, and House Shoes, Dakim’s productions remain largely unheard. The reclusive and prolific producer (who cites music as 90% of his life) literally lives in a world of ceaselessly unturning sounds and textures yet unheard. Operating on instinct and a seemingly unquenchable musical curiosity, Dakim creates tracks that are less “beats” than living, breathing organisms which move and swing on their own preternatural accord. Hot off the heels of a fevered, sure to be legendary performance on L.A.’s Boiler Room, Dakim may not be a “producer’s producer” for long.

With ’6F00FF’, Dakim has crafted another immersive foray into his densely realized and inimitable style. Here he often trades out the loose, head nodding undulations of earlier releases for a careening pace more akin to the rich electronic music heritage of his native Detroit. Far from the cold and steely pulse of techno, however, ’6F00FF’ is an organic, sprawling soundscape. Careening from the dogged, clattering intensity of first track “shadow world” through to the heavenly, largely ambient peak of its title track (which designates a shade of purple), ’6F00FF’ is perhaps the best entryway so far into the rare genius of Dakim.

A remastered & unedited version of ‘thisone’, originally a free release on the Leaving Records website, is a cassette-only bonus. [x]

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10:16 pm
Coming back was just very exciting. I definitely missed my team sisters.

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10:11 pm

Knxwledge | Kauliflowr

LA beatmaker Glen Boothe (a.k.a. Knxwledge, Knx.) practically doesn’t stop working, but a sizable portion of his off-the-cuff remixes and quickly sketched productions don’t actually land on wax; he has a Bandcamp discography to rival the output of most veteran artists. Despite all of that music constantly making its way into the digital sphere, a physical release from Boothe is still something of an event, as the producer makes sure to save his choicest beats for the full-length records. The 18-track Kauliflowr will mark the second LP to come from Knxwledge via Dublin’s All City label when it drops on October 14, and we’re lucky enough to have the exclusive stream of that album a week before its release. Chock full of warped samples and blunted beatwork, Boothe’s latest full-length is yet another fine dispatch from a prolific artist who is constantly exploring the lineage of Southern California’s instrumental hip-hop tradition, never forgetting to add his own idiosyncratic touches into the mix. Kauliflowr can be heard in its entirety via the player below. [XLR8R]

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9:55 pm

Mario Deep

From rap and video game fan Teddy Faley comes Mario Deep, this odd bit of smashed-up sounds straight from the streets sewers of NYC. Throwing Mobb Deep vocals on top of tracks that sample music and sound effects from popular Mario video games, the result is Nintendo realness from the Official Queensbridge Mushrooms that’s on like Donkey Kong. [egotripland]

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9:45 pm
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Staycen X Koen So Natural | Never Too Late (10/15/12)

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9:34 pm

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9:28 pm
RZA’s a coach who won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan.

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