Morning Music Notes – Spotify This, Spotify That
It’s not easy to remix one of the stand out tracks of 2013, but CFCF has pulled off a solid remix of Childhood’s End. He doesn’t revamp the entire thing, but rather adds a subtle background beat, and a flurry of sounds that surround the melancholy song and don’t distract you from what you remember about the original. Check it out below.
Morning Music Notes
It looks like the Beatles will be releasing a second volume of BBC recordings. This has not been confirmed, but has been discovered by some detective work by fans on the Internet (via Guardian)
The Barclays Centre in Brooklyn will soon be a twerk-free zone. At least that’s what Queens of the Stone Age have said in their announcement for their performance there on December 14. “On December 14 Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center will be designated as a (relatively) twerk-free-zone as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE will play its debut headline engagement at the arena, restricting teddy bears to the merch table and returning guitars, drums and other such live instruments to the Barclays stage.” (via Hollywood Reporter)
Spotify has reviewed the top streaming tracks of the summer – well, June 1 to August 20. Daft Punk didn’t land in the top 3, but they did manage the number 5 spot. Ahead of them: 1 – Robin Thicke and his Blurred Lines hit. Imagine Dragons was number 2, while Miley Twerkasaurus Cyrus was third. Not (m)any rock songs in the top 20 – sad times (via Hypebot)
Sticking with Spotify, Daft Punk have put together a playlist of their own for Spotify, picked out by Thomas Bangalter (the taller robot). Daft Punk isn’t on the list, but they did pick out MGMT, Jai Paul, James Blake, Bon Iver, and then a bunch of their Random Access Memories helpers, such as Animal Collective, N.E.R.D., Chilly Gonzalez, Giorgio Moroder, The Strokes, and Chic. Pop on Spotify to check it out (via Pitchfork)
You know those YouTube video responses that you see at the bottom of some videos? If you haven’t, you’re not alone, as only 4 out of a million users click these response videos. With a 0.004% click through rate, YouTube is killing this feature. Maybe they can focus on more hilarious cat videos, as those surely have better click through rates (via TechCrunch)