Warner Signs Algorithm to Record Deal

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ODESZA Announce A Moment Apart Tour Finale @ Los Angeles State Historic Park 7.27.19

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The EDM duo known as ODESZA announced their A Moment Apart Tour Finale at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday, July 27th. The event will be ODESZA’s last performance of their acclaimed A Moment Apart show before going back into the studio to begin work on their next chapter. They’ll be joined by Big Wild, EVAN […]

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Scientists gave alligators ketamine and headphones to study dinosaur hearing

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While the human medical uses for ketamine are still being explored, German and American scientists are making great use of the drug on another front. Looking to learn about neural maps and hearing in prehistoric creatures, biologists Lutz Kettler and Catherine Carr injected 40 American alligators with ketamine and gave them headphones in a recent study.

Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the paper aims to learn more about how dinosaurs were able to hear by using their closest living descendant—the alligator, which has been on Earth for more than 200 million years. After sedating the alligators with ketamine, the creatures were equipped with Yuin PK2 earbuds, which played sounds meant to imitate natural noises from a variety of distances and locations. Tracking their neural responses with electrodes, the scientists found out that alligators hearing works quite similar to that of birds, another direct descendant of prehistoric creatures. Insights gained from this study include the affirmation that birds and alligators both evolved from similar dinosaur ancestors, and that the hearing functions of alligators and birds have evolved similarly over millions of years, even with the drastic variations in animal size and anatomy.

H/T: Motherboard

Deadmau5 primed to deliver new Essential Mix as Testpilot

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It seems deadmau5 is perennially hard at work. From consistently live streaming his creation process for fans and overhauling his Cube rig for the third time, to scoring films and pulling double duty at Ultra this year, performing under both his deadmau5 and Testpilot monikers, it seems Joel Zimmerman rarely takes a moment to smell the roses, if ever. Luckily for fans, the Mau5trap head honcho keeps the pedal to the floor, and his latest offering comes by way of a rare Testpilot outing, on perhaps the most renown mix show in electronic music. That’s right—we’re getting a Testpilot Essential Mix.

The BBC Radio 1 mix, debuting on March 23, is actually billed as deadmau5/Testpilot, suggesting that Joel will be flipping between aliases, and a trove of new material is likely underway. The Essential Mix comes hot off the heels of the recent release of Testpilot’s full Electric Forest performance from 2018. Revisit the Electric Forest set below in preparation for one of the most anticipated Essential Mixes of the year.

Tune into deadmau5/Testpilot’s Essential Mix here at 1:00am GMT

Outside Lands Announces Paul Simon As 2019 Festival Closer

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Outside Lands announced today that Paul Simon will be coming out of retirement and will return to their stage for a special live performance to close the festival on Sunday, August 11th. The full lineup won’t be fully revealed until March 26th. While no longer touring, Paul Simon has previously stated his commitment to perform […]

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Outside Lands Announces Paul Simon Headline Set

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Paul-SimonLast year, Paul Simon wrapped up his grand farewell tour with a show in Queens, a short distance from the house where he grew up. But the farewell tour wasn’t a real farewell. When he launched the tour, Simon was clear that he wasn’t retiring from performing. He said that he wouldn’t tour … More »

Open Mike Eagle’s New Comedy Central Series “The New Negroes” Gets Air Date

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MF Doom, Hannibal Buress, Danny Brown, Lizzo, Father, more set to appear on new “stand-up and music” series

Bruce Hornsby Releases “Cast-Off” Featuring Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)

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Bruce Hornsby has released a new track called “Cast-Off” featuring Justin Vernon, the brainchild behind Bon Iver and numerous other projects. Produced by Hornsby, Vernon, Tony Berg and Brad Cook, the track was recorded at Vernon’s April Base studio and includes vocals and keyboards by S. Carey. The single is his first new track off […]

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Mother Earth’s Plantasia Gets First Official Vinyl Reissue

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Mort Garson’s 1976 cult favorite is back on vinyl

6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Nilüfer Yanya, Jenny Lewis, and More

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Also stream releases from Lambchop, American Football, These New Puritans, and NAV