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New Apple Technology May Block Cameras On Dancefloors

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We all know the phones on the dancefloor conversation: should you? shouldn’t you? where? why? all of that…

Well, everyone’s favorite multi-national behemoth Apple seems to know this conversation too and has now been awarded a patent that, theoretically, will be able to block mobile phone camera within certain spaces. Basically, using the iPhones infrared sensor (see diagram below), participating venues would be able to transmit data points, making iPhone cameras shut off when pointed at the stage.

The patent has been circling around Apple since 2011 and, at time of writing, there has been no announcement to implement the technology into the next generation of iOS, but the 2014 re-filing seems to show that Apple is indeed interested in its capabilities.

Aside from the photo blocking capabilities, the technology also is aimed at augmenting realities, as well as creating certain “second screen” and multi media presentations. For example, whilst looking at an artwork in a museum, users could point the camera and information on said artwork would appear on their screens.

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Source: FACT

The post New Apple Technology May Block Cameras On Dancefloors appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Lovecast Episode 143 – m.O.N.R.O.E.

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Miami producer, m.O.N.R.O.E., is quickly climbing the ranks of house music. With original music out on some on the industry’s most superb labels; including Lawler’s VIVa Music, Get Physical Music for M.A.N.D.Y., and then Nic Fancuilli’s Saved Records.

80% of this groovy Lovecast episode is composed of m.O.N.R.O.E.’s original tracks and remixes (track list below). We’re happy to add this hot up-and-coming talent to our roster. Learn more about m.O.N.R.O.E. in the interview below.

Lovecast Episode 143 – m.O.N.R.O.E.

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Track List:
I Know (Original Mix) Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E
9 Lives  (Original Mix) – m.O.N.R.O.E.
Seeing Things (Original Mix) – m.O.N.R.O.E.
Words Of A Diva (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
You & Me feat. Seven Plath (Original Mix)  - Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
11:41 (m.O.N.R.O.E. Remix) – George Vala
Mixtape Joint (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
Down Under (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
That Sounds (Original Mix) – m.O.N.R.O.E.
Joy (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
Come Back (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
Next Reality (Original Mix) – m.O.N.R.O.E. & Vanjee
Tubby (Original Mix) - Matthew Dekay, Lee Burridge
What You Say About My Momma (Original Mix) - Jesse Perez
Around the Black Rock (Original Mix) – Daniel Dubb & m.O.N.R.O.E.
Revolution 909 (Original Mix) – Daft Punk

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Interview with m.O.N.R.O.E.

How did you first get introduced to underground dance music?  
I was a huge Daft Punk fan growing up then went to Ultra when I was 15 and saw my first DJ, Carl Cox not knowing who he was at the time. Ever since I’ve been hooked on dance music.

What has been the most exciting turning point of your career so far?
Seeing Richie Hawtin use my track “Kill It” for his promo video at Techno Tacos party at BPM earlier this year. He’s been one of my biggest influences from the start.

What city do you call home? If we were visiting your hometown, what clubs and/or parties would we want to check out? What about restaurants? 
I’m from Miami.

Clubs – I’d say Trade (Friday), Bardot, Heart (Friday), Story (Saturday), Space (Saturdayafter story), Tree House (Thursday), Electric Pickle, and Don’t sit on the furniture. There’s probably a few more dope parties I’m forgetting.

Restaurants – Gigi’s, Izzys Fish & Oyster Bar, Yard Bird, Las Vacas Gordas, Joes Stone Crab, Panther Coffee (Best Coffee EVER), Go bistro (a bit far but the ramen is the best in Miami, Get the curry ramen trust me)

Do you have any rituals in the studio?
Wake up put my oil mister on, go get cold press juice and Coffee.

What’s on the horizon for m.O.N.R.O.E. in 2016 and beyond? 
Have a few new releases coming out this summer that I don’t want to ruin the surprise! A few interesting collab’s, and thinking of starting a label.

Dream gig…  
Circoloco @ DC10

Dream collab…
Martin Buttrich

Dream label…
hmm can’t say I like so many for different reasons

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The post Lovecast Episode 143 – m.O.N.R.O.E. appeared first on Music is 4 Lovers.

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Sven Vath Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘Electrica Salsa’ With New Remix EP

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German electronic music staple and label boss Sven Väth is set to re-release his seminal track ‘Electrica Salsa’ with a 4-track remix EP.

“I was most happy about the great success we had with ‘Electrica Salsa’ in Ibiza and Italy, where we actually made number one… Ibiza was the greatest source of inspiration. We flew down there every year in the eighties, the Island really had a strong influence on us with its eclectic sounds at the times. The Balearic Sound was a mix of Italo Disco, Wave, Funk and African Percussion. We wanted to become part of it – and I still am today! Thirty years on that fire is still glowing and that’s the reason why we released new mixes: they are a gift to my fans that have been accompanying me for such a long time.”

The track was first released back in 1986, when Sven was a 21-year old member of OFF and changed the face of electronic music in European pop culture. Now, 30 years later, Sven has enlisted 2 fellow veterans of the German electronic music scene, Henrik Schwarz and Roman Flügel to rework his acclaimed track.

“Electrica Salsa” is available 25 July on Cocoon

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Tracklist

Electrica Salsa – Henrik Schwarz Dub Version
Electrica Salsa – Henrik Schwarz Remix
Electrica Salsa – Roman Flügel Remix
Electrica Salsa – Henrik Schwarz Radio Edit
Electrica Salsa – Original

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The post Sven Vath Celebrates 30 Years Of ‘Electrica Salsa’ With New Remix EP appeared first on Deep House Amsterdam.

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Check out this ultra-limited, monochrome “design” synth

Would we love synthesizers if they were a little, well, nuts?

And, by extension, don’t we love them even more if they’re a lot crazy instead of a little?

If that’s how you feel, you’ll love the 20. Everything about it screams sex appeal. Apart from luxe materials, this is finally a synth that looks like someone kidnapped Dieter Rams to do the panel design. And the “20” is a reference to how limited it’ll be – twenty black, twenty silver. But if you’re Darth Vader, you really do need those black keys with black body. I mean… why did you work so hard to get to where you are otherwise?

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Yeah, that’s actually a serial number at the top.

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The 20 is the creation of esoteric synth genius Axel Hartmann. This is the designer who gave us one of the craziest synths of all time – the neural network-powered Hartmann Neuron, which is still beloved by a handful of devotees. But if BT, Peter Gabriel, and Hans Zimmer were finding their Neuron was getting a bit lonely, you can bet they’re on the preorder list for the 20. (Hmmm.. um, make that “17/20.”)

Some of the legacy of the Neuron is here – in an instrument that I think is genuinely more practical and more desirable. You do get a sample set pulled from the Neuron, for one (minus the interface, though that may be a feature, not a bug).

And the rest sounds nice, too:

Waldorf / Sledge synth engine
SPL “Supra Op-Amp” audio technology (maybe someone can enlighten me here – not sure what makes these supra Op-Amps, but I’ll bite)
Aluminum shell, milled from a single block – oh, sure, easy for Apple, but not something you generally get in boutique synths
“Collapsable, milled ultra thin aluminum panel” – this bit is especially nice, keeping a low profile
Acrylic-glass switches — yes, you read that right, switches
Pure aluminum knobs and wheels

Custom wooden case.

Custom wooden case.

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And there’s that monochrome keybed, all black Fatar.

It’s luxury, in other words, but there’s still a rational reason to use it.

And it sounds lovely. Here are some videos posted this week. I don’t know why they didn’t do a proper record, either. Tell you what, if you’re a potential customer, just go visit them. I’m sure they’re up for it.

All that, and it comes in a custom, wooden case that doubles as a flight case – no cardboard packaging here.

Made in Germany – down to the case. Of course.

All of this can be yours for the low, low price of … 20,000€, or if you’re Has Zimmer, “a few Euros.” Then again, if Europe falls apart, that may be price competitive with a Korg minilogue soon (he gulps, nervously in Berlin).

Actually, that sounds absurd, but if you actually calculated the real worth of a prototype synth, it’d be astronomical. Scale is what gets price down to what you can afford.

Anyway, assuming I have more than forty readers, this isn’t a synth you’re going to buy anyway. It’s one you’re going to imagine on your own personal Death Star in your dreams. I know that’s my plan. Don’t change a thing, Axel – we love you just the way you are.

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The post Check out this ultra-limited, monochrome “design” synth appeared first on cdm createdigitalmusic.

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