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#Phonotonic: when dance becomes music

Music - June 07, 2017

We have something for the music conductor AND the dancer in you: here is Phonotonic.

Behind this oh-so-cool cool name hides an even cooler connected gadget that can transform movement into music, don’t believe us, see for yourself.

We love the idea … but we’re not sure that our neighbors will love it as much. Indeed, just imagine what would be an evening with friends where everyone would have their Phonotonic gadgets…

The fact remains that it is fantastic to be able to dance to your own rhythm and associate sounds to your very own dance steps, so as far as we are concerned, Phonotonic is validated!

As the brand’s tagline says: “do not play music, be music”

 

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LCD Soundsystem's Dance Party

Music - May 31, 2017

Who never dreamed of dancing in a music video? Well, thanks to American rock band LCD Soundsystem, your dream came true.

At Google’s I/O conference in May 2017, the main attraction was “The Ballroom” where people were seen jamming and grooving to the band’s upcoming single via a VR headset.
In other words, a virtual dance party!

There’s no party like a VR dance party! Preview of LCD Soundsystem’s web VR music experience. #IO17

Une publication partagée par VRScout (@vrscout) le

Some lucky attendees were able to save their dance performances and watch them later in virtual reality. The best showings will be included in the video for « Tonite », which will be out Summer 2017.

The ever-changing VR experience was created by the band alongside the Google teams and interactive designers Moniker and Jonathan Puckey.

Reportedly, Google is working on a VR version of its Chrome web browser to ensure projects like this one are even more interactive and immersive. Looks like the future to us!

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The wonder women of musicals

Music - May 24, 2017

The super powers of the wonder woman of cinema are very diverse. Some can read minds, others have mastered martial arts like no other but a lot of them are experts when it comes to singing and dancing.

Here’s a selection of our favorites songs from musicals where females take the lead.

Get your mic and your two-step ready!

 

  1. Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge
  2. Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
  3. Catherine Deneuve in The Young Girls Of Rochefort
  4. Emma Stone in La La Land
  5. Anna Kendricks in Pitch Perfect
  6. Björk in Dancer In The Dark
  7. Diana Ross in The Wiz
  8. Barbra Streisand in A Star Is Born
  9. Whitney Houston in Bodyguard
  10. Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia

And if you have a Deezer subscription, see you there

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Rockstars for Cannes’ jury duty!

Music - May 17, 2017

Rockstars at Cannes Film Festival, that’s nothing new. Rockstars in Cannes Festival jury, that’s never happened, but could it all be set to change?
Although many musicians have been part of the jury in the past, most of them had a direct link to the cinema industry, like French film composer Alexandre Desplats and as of late Will Smith who, just like 2016 jury member Vanessa Paradis, is as successful as a musician than an actor.

But does it take evolving in the movie world to be even considered for jury duty?

Not at all, for example Malian singer Rokia Traoré and Norwegian author and journalist Linn Ullmann have both served on the jury. And if Thierry Frémaux’ latest remarks are anything to go by, it seems like the director of the festival is willing to shake things up by including some legendary rockstars to future panels : « Bruce Springsteen is a musician I really like… president of the jury ? No. Juror ? Yes. Mick Jagger, who often comes to Cannes and is a huge cinema lover, president of the jury ? Never, part of the jury ? Yes ». He also said that it’s not everyone that can be part of the jury, you need “credibility”.

Clearly the festival is looking to get cooler with time, and nothing says “COOL” like rockstars, so Mr Frémaux, please make it happen!

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How Val Kilmer got the role of Jim Morrison on the biopic « The Doors »

Music - May 10, 2017

Oliver Stone’s flick about rock legends The Doors received mixed reviews when it was released back in 1991… despite its orange poster. But Val Kilmer’s performance as lead singer Jim Morrison was critically acclaimed and remains one of the actor’s most glorious moment of his career.

To bag the very covoted role, Kilmer made sure to put all the odds on his side.
First of, he learned over 50 songs of the band, then he dressed in similar fashion as Morrison for at least a year. Last and certainly not least, he made a 8 minutes music video of himself where he could be seen singing and looking like Morrison at different times of his life.

He sent it to Oliver Stone who hated the video and wasn’t convinced that Val was the right fit for the movie, but ultimately the actor’s dedication –and his tremendous talent –  was enough to secure him the role. The story goes he had to go through therapy to get out of that character that he had been “cultivating” for so long.

« Stone, Kilmer, Morrison » … what a fantastic pop trifecta !

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All Almodòvar, all classics!

Music - May 03, 2017

The only thing as renowned as Pedro Almodóvar’s movies is the music in Pedro Almodovar’s movies.

Indeed, it is impossible not to think about the soundtracks which set the tone in the director’s films. Penelope Cruz ‘singing’ « Volver », Caetano Veloso making « Cucurrucucu Paloma » his own during Talk To Her and more recently Buika’s « Por El Amor De Amar » in The Skin I Live In, every movie has its iconic song (or songs).

Here’s a selection of our favorite ones :

 

Caetano Veloso – Cucurrucucu Paloma (Talk To Her)
Luz Casal – Piensa En Mi (High Heels)
Buika – Por El Amor De Amar (The Skin I Live In)
Estrella Morente – Volver (Volver)
Trentemoller – Shades Of Marble (The Skin I Live In)
Pedro José Sanchez Martinez – Moon River (Bad Education)
Luz Casal – Un Ano de Amor (High Heels)
Ismael Lô – Tajabone (All About My Mother)
Maysa – Ne Me Quitte Pas (Law Of Desire)
Sara Montiel – Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Bad Education)

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Our 10 favorite "green" anthems!

Music - April 26, 2017

Environment isn’t the most glamorous subject especially in the very flashy entertainment industry. So we’re delighted every time we hear that some of our favorite musicians care about the wellbeing of our planet and are willing to talk about it in their music.

Today, we give you a Top 10 of our favorite « green »-musical anthems, and they are all classics!

ELSEWHERE ON ORANGE POP

Playlist: Music with a (green) message

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Introducing Flow Machines, the AI that loves the Beatles

Music - April 19, 2017

If you ever thought that one-day artificial intelligence would write songs instead of humans, then you were right all along.

Introducing Flow Machines, the software which learns music styles from a huge database of songs and then creates musical pieces in the style of a certain genre or artist.

So far, Sony CSL Research Laboratory has released two songs, one is inspired by the work of Duke Ellington and Cole Porter and the other one sounds like it could have been on a late 60’s-early 70’s Beatles album. Impressive!

Launched in 2016, Flow Machines has already been the subject of many conversations with many considering it the end of music as we know it, and others as the natural evolution of the music industry as progress is something that simply can’t be stopped.

We, for one, are very excited about what the future holds for Flow Machines especially after hearing that an album is on the way and will feature household musicians on it.

How cool would it be if the next Beyoncé or Coldplay album was AI-produced? : -D

 

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The wise Sean Parker: tech's unsung hero

Music - April 12, 2017

At a time when companies like Facebook and Deezer are ruling the world and their founders have become pop culture icons, it seems like one particular tech guy isn’t getting the recognition he deserves: Mr Sean Parker.

After launching Napster in 1999 – the first peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service – and see it shut down due to copyright issues only 2 years later, Parker has definitely left his mark in the tech industry where he is considered a pioneer – as documented in the movie “The Social Network

Owning part of Facebook, his story has been eventful to say the least and his words, although not as celebrated as those of his peers, are very uplifting too.

Here are a few quotes from a man who seems to have 9 lives:

“I definitely wanted to earn my freedom. But the primary motivation wasn’t making money, but making an impact.”

“Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”

“Your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur is not concealing your idea from others or keeping your idea a secret, it is actually convincing people that you’re not crazy and that you can pull it off.”

Sean Parker is more than a movie villain, as much as he is depicted as a tech bad boy, he still is one of its biggest heroes, an unsung one, but still a hero.

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Rihanna is Harvard’s Latest Valedictorian

Music - April 05, 2017

« … so I’ve made it to Harvard! ». This is how pop princess Rihanna started her acceptance speech at the world famous university on February 28, 2017.

The singer who was invited to collect a Humanitarian Award gave a speech that could have only been delivered by her.

Amidst all the carefreeness often associated with her, you could tell she was really speaking from the heart when addressing her philanthropic work, stressing that helping others had nothing to do with being « famous or college educated »

Sporting a more demure look – but still showing the right amount of skin – the artist was looking strikingly beautiful and definitely made an impression on that little guy that was chosen to present her with her award.

We love it when celebs use their power not only to entertain us, but also to talk about first world issues. More power to you, Rihanna!

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