01. d-touch DIY audio sequencer + drum machine (Pictured)
“designed by a team of researchers as a tactile, DIY interface for realtime audio production, the d-touch drum machine and sequencer lets users record samples and loop them into mixes by repositioning ordinary paper cubes or other marked objects. first made available in 2009, a just-released version of the free software permits the importation of pre-existing wav files and additional control functions.” (Designboom)
02. Arturo Gatti case re-analyzed in Brazil
“Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday they are looking again into the death of boxer Arturo Gatti.
Brazilian investigators had ruled Gatti’s 2009 death a suicide, but a spokesman with the Pernambuco state prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press the case is being analyzed again. That comes after private investigators in the U.S. presented evidence challenging whether the Italian-born, Canadian-raised boxer had killed himself.” (ESPN)
03. Unpacking “No Church In The Wild”
“Jay-Z’s verse on No Church In the Wild is one of the most interesting on Watch the Throne as it combines religion, spirituality, and philosophy. I tried to unpack most of what I heard but I’m sure there’s things I’m missing. It’s a deep verse. (Again, my point system is based on amateur boxing with 2 points for great lines, 1 point for good lines and 0 for anything else. But in this verse there’s no 0s.)” (Infinite Juice)
04. Big K.R.I.T. Pushes Debut Album Release to Top of 2012
“It looks like September 27 won’t be a day filled with former XXL Freshmen releasing their debut albums, after all.
Though J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story is still slated to drop on that date later this month, Yelawolf recently pushed his Interscope debut Radioactive to an October 25 release date, and now Big K.R.I.T. has announced that his Def Jam debut, Live From The Underground, won’t be hitting ears until early next year.” (XXL)