A notable departure from the Ibiza maven’s masterful dance floor detonations, What To Do is a slow-burn — a pensive after-hours assemblage of anthemic proportions. Perhaps the title track captures the nature of the EP’s slow-build in the most eloquent fashion, though as Gerber continues to chart out soothing sonic territory, he weds an emotional fervor of layered lyrics and Balearic groove that transcends the earthly realm and delivers listeners to spiritual nirvana.
A Reddit user just might have uncovered evidence of the very first Virtual Self performance.
Porter Robinson recently attracted attention for the release of not only a new track, but a brand new alias as well. The single that Robinson shared on his social media platforms, “Eon Break,” was notably credited to a “Virtual Self.” After some healthy Internet digging, Robinson fans determined that Virtual Self appeared to be somewhat of a long term side project, as opposed to a fledgling invention.
The nature of Robinson’s Virtual Self alias has continued to remain elusive, but if Reddit user, shirazdh’s post is indeed authentic, Robinson will soon be touching down in Brooklyn for his first appearance under the Virtual Self alias. Shirazdh allegedly discovered a poster advertising the show while “walking around Brooklyn” the day after a Brooklyn-based Madeon show. Robinson and Madeon are memorable for their recently concluded Shelter Live Tour, an initiative that successfully merged their respective fan bases, rendering the flyer’s posting as particularly timely.
The poster appears to be legitimate, with the poster’s blue hued abstract artwork reminiscent of the track cover for Eon Break.
A less speculative bit of evidence that supports the theory that a performance is imminent for Virtual Self arrives in the form of an email response from Avant Gardner. A Reddit user emailed the address associated with the Avant Gardner venue, receiving a brief sort of confirmation regarding to question as to whether there might be any veracity to the Robinson rumors.
While concrete details of any Virtual Self activity remain mysterious, Virtual Self’s first “known event” will occur on December 8 at Avant Gardner.
The golden master version of iOS 11 appears to have leaked yesterday evening, shedding some very early light on products and features Apple plans to announce at their unveiling event on Sept. 19 at 10am PST. Apple blogger, John Gruber, has referred to the spoiler as the biggest for an Apple product to date: “More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any leak in Apple history.”
Two most of the most controversial rumors were confirmed in the leak last night, which had been evidently sent to tech blogs 9to5Mac and MacRumors by a “rogue” employee. The first was the removal of the home button so as to enhance the overall full screen experience. Second, rumors were confirmed over Apple’s new facial recognition software. Face ID appears to be the official marketing name for the facial recognition features, which will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature.
The leak also solidified rumors that Apple’s newest device would be called the iPhone X. According to sources, Apple has chosen to name the OLED version of the new model to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. The two LCD models will be named iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
There even appears to a lot more fun in iOS 11 than rumors previously anticipated. One particular feature, referred to as Jellyfish, appears to be 3D, animated versions of emoji characters for iMessage. Dubbed “Animojis,” the characters will use facial tracking and your voice to create expressive animated messages.
There are also references to AirPods 1, 2, which may be a revised version of the wire-free headphones Apple first introduced last year.
Perhaps one of the most exciting features of the newest software is an integrated camera feature called Portrait Lighting, which will produce dSLR-like shots by using depth by simulating different lighting effects. The new feature will supposedly work with the flash on the device, offering up Contour Light, Natural Light, Stage Light, Stage Light Mono, and Studio Light, as well as provide a new range of video recording options like 1080p HD at 240 fps.
Finally, a selection of colorful new wallpapers are said to look impressive on an OLED display. There are stills of the earth and moon, several floral images, a selection of retro-style rainbow wallpapers, and one wallpaper that’s plain black.