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Straight outta East Berlin: DJ Paul van Dyk remixes the politics of electronic music

Growing up in East Germany gave DJ Paul van Dyk a unique perspective that helps fuel the throbbing electronic beats of The Politics of Dancing 3, his latest album.

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It just makes the chiptunes sound warmer: Streets of Rage and Shenmue soundtracks coming to vinyl

If you tried to come up with a gaming product that would cater primarily to hipsters, you would be hard-pressed to beat this: The London-based Data Discs is releasing vinyl soundtracks for Shenmue and Streets of Rage.

Gaming

Foul play? Two of B.B. King’s daughters allege legendary musician was murdered

Less than two weeks after B.B. King's death, two of the legendary musician's daughters are claiming foul play was involved. The daughters allege King was poisoned by his business partners after being sequestered in the week leading up to his death.

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iOS 9 News: The new iOS will bring Force Touch, split-screen apps, and more

Apple's next major iOS release packs a bevy of improvements. It'll notably introduce Maps improvements, Apple Music, Force Touch, support for larger iPads and better optimization than previous iOS releases.

Mobile

Video Games Live orchestral show lives on at Gamescom

Video Games Live, the orchestral show from composer Tommy Tallarico, is headed to Germany for this year's Gamescom. Featuring a wide range of game tunes, tickets are only available to Gamescom attendees.

Gaming

Shake it to Murs, Muse, and more in our top 5 songs to stream

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Murs, Holly Herndon, Muse, and more.

Mobile

Check out this crazy industrial rock ad for David Lynch’s coffee brand

David Lynch has his own coffee, and the eccentric director's daughter has made an amazingly bizarre, utterly catchy ad for the brand, mixing German industrial set design and rock music from the duo Nonviolet.

Movies & TV

Creative's Soundblaster Roar starts a party faster than a round of Jell-O shots

Creative’s Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker is loud for its size, packing in plenty of sound and features in a small box.

  • Pros: Very loud for its size , Roar and Tera Bass buttons serve…
  • Cons: Still bulky, even when folded in , Uneven audio quality…

Kanye may release his new album exclusively on Apple Music

Kanye West's highly anticipated seventh LP Swish could be exclusively launched with the debut of Apple's upcoming streaming music service, Apple Music. While just a rumor at present, Kanye appears to have had a falling out with Jay Z and his Tidal streaming…

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Weav allows artists to alter their music to follow your body’s rhythm

With Weav, a music engine produced by Google Maps co-creator Lars Rasmussen, the tempo of your soundtrack could fluctuate with your heart rate. Fundamental to the project is giving artists control of what happens when the tempo is changed in Weav.

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Pandora buys major data firm to get to know you better

Music streaming service Pandora acquires Next Big Sound to better understand its users' listening habits. The partnership will also make Pandora a more valuable partner for artists and labels.

Music

You can now click to shop from YouTube ads

Google is launching shoppable ads on the YouTube ad platform, enabling potential consumers to access products they see advertised right from the video. It's called TrueView shopping and is aimed at driving higher ad retention and sales.

Business

Snapchat jumps into music videos with new Goldroom collaboration

Video messaging app Snapchat has partnered with rising electronic musician Goldroom to release four videos this week on the platform. As the service continues to diversify beyond its core messaging system, more music videos may be part of its future.

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Strap on DTS’ wireless virtual surround sound courtesy of Samsung’s new 4K TVs

Select Samsung TVs will now stream DTS: Headphone X wireless virtual surround sound to any Bluetooth headphones, enabling a surround sound adventure for one.

Home Theater

You can now use Soundcloud on the Apple Watch

As Soundcloud preps for its upcoming subscription service, the company ventures into wearable technology for the first time with Apple Watch compatibility.

Music

Watch Tyrion and Jaime Lannister get musical with some help from Coldplay

Game of Thrones actors Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau serenade fans with a little help from Coldplay's Chris Martin in a series of clips from the Red Nose Day charity campaign event.

Movies & TV

For 2016, the Mazda MX-5’s sound system is tailored for top-down driving

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 features an optional Bose sound system that is tailored specifically for open-air driving. The audio package automatically adjusts itself based on roof position, wind, and road noise.

Cars

Skrillex and Google have made a trippy limited edition case for your phone

Google has teamed up with music producer Skrillex, and indirectly, Skrillex's dog, to produce a set of very cool limited edition cases for your smartphone. Each has unique artwork, and live wallpaper showing images taken from a satellite.

Mobile

Nickelback may not be as dumb as you think

Blake Shelton, Nickelback, Eminem, and Mariah Carey are among the artists to have taken top honors in lyric intelligence. A recent study suggests, however, that lyric intelligence is not required to top today's Billboard charts.

Music

Spotify expands into video, podcasts, tracks just for running and more

At a media event in New York City, Spotify announces its foray into video by partnering with numerous content providers for short form video clips.

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Holy trademark trouble, Batman! DC and Rihanna battle over the name ‘Robyn’

After musician Rihanna attempted to trademark the name "Robyn" for an upcoming series of online magazines, DC Comics issued a challenge to the request due to its longstanding comic-book character Robin.

Movies & TV

Steve Aoki on Neon Future II, his obsession with Wolverine, and DJing on Mars

We speak to DJ Steve Aoki on his passion for music, high-res audio, comic books, and why he’s so excited about the future.

Music

MIxRadio is no longer a Windows Phone exclusive — It’s now on iOS and Android

MixRadio, the radio music service that Microsoft sold to messaging app Line, is now available for iOS and Android. The music streaming app is ad-supported and offers music from many well-known artists.

Mobile

Coffee and streams? Spotify to serve up all music at Starbucks in new deal

Starbucks is re-entering the music industry in a big way and it’s bringing Spotify along. A new deal will see Spotify supplying the music in Starbucks’ 7,000 U.S. retail locations and will connect with the 10 million members of the Seattle-based…

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Jay Z uses his rap skills to dis the streaming competition

In an intimate New York show, Jay Z had some choice words for Spotify, Apple and YouTube. The rapper/mogul, and main financial backer of Tidal, threw down some freestyle about the competition.

Music

We go hands-on with Philips’ stylish Fidelio NC1 noise-cancelling cans

Those looking for style, portability, and comfort will find all three in the new Fidelio NC1 from Philips. But a stiff price of $300 makes these noise-cancelling on-ear cans are up against some very stiff competition.

Home Theater

Spotify vs. Tidal: Can a star-studded newcomer upend the current king?

With more than 10 million subscribers, Spotify maintains a strong hold on streaming, but Jay Z's upcoming Tidal wants to woo listeners too. Who reigns supreme when you strip away seniority and celebrity endorsements?

Music

The best name in Bluetooth ‘buds outdoes itself with the Phiaton BT 100 NC

Phiaton's latest headphone is perhaps one of its best offerings yet. The BT 100 NC sport Bluetooth for wireless listening, active noise cancelling, and IPX4-rated sweat and water resistance, making them a super choice for those with active lifestyles.

Home Theater

Snoop Dogg teams up with Stevie Wonder and more in our top 5 songs to stream

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week that are are worth using your bandwidth on. Up this week: Astronautalis, Snoop Dogg, Jaill, and more.

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