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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Our friends at Smirnoff have created new artistic project, Mindtunes, that involves groundbreaking methods of creating music through brainwaves.

Accomplished British electronic music producer DJ Fresh teamed up with three disabled musicians—Andy, Mark and Jo—who share Fresh’s passion for electronic music, but lack the ability to physically play the keys of a synthesizer, in order to create a new song based solely on the three men’s brainwaves. Dr. Julien Castet is the fellow who manages the technology, which utilizes Brain-Computer Interfaces that allows individuals to literally send commands to a computer via their brainwaves. It’s hugely powerful technology that opens up a world of creativity and digital productivity to people previously denied such means of expression.


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Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
SPONSORED POST: The latest in hip + sophistication/technology has merged into the new Sony Xperia Z, which features all the best of Sony’s state of the art technology in a smartphone.

The screen on this powerful little machine has to be seen to be believed. BRAVIA® TV tech gives you 1080p HD quality on your cell phone and the 5” full HD Reality Display packs 443 pixels per inch, for razor sharp pictures and superior brightness.


The Sony Xperia Z’s slim, handsome design will slip easily into your pocket, ready for anything, wherever you go. But don’t let its elegance fool you. The Sony Xperia Z is tough and built to withstand conditions that just kill the ordinary smartphone. See what Sony does to their Xperia Z here, and be amazed.


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Monday, Jun 18, 2012
by PopMatters Staff

POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Far East Movement made their mark on the downtown LA dance scene with a sound they label as “dirty bass”, which takes elements from hip-hop and pop equally to concoct a banging sound designed to fill dancefloors. The group released their new album Dirty Bass this past week, their first full-length since 2010’s Free Wired. Below is the video for the album’s single “Dirty Bass”, as well as number of Dirty Bass Boombox Sessions filmed recently.


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Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012
POPMATTERS SPONSOR -- Erika Forster, keyboardist and vocalist for “Au Revoir Simone” is pictured here in a stylish and striking outfit from GAP’s spring line.

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POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Erika Forster, pictured here in a look from GAP’s new spring collection, is no stranger to serendipity.  Stepping on board a train in 2003, little did she know that, on that same ride her life would change forever. She would bump into Annie Hart, then a stranger, and the two would share their common dream of starting an all-keyboard band.


Flash forward a few years, and these two women, along with Heather D’Angelo, make up the all-female alternative folk band, Au Revoir Simone.  Similarly, few could have anticipated that Pearl Jam’s decision to hold a 1993 concert on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in the desert of Indio, California, once seen as too dry of a climate to accommodate musical events, would lead to that site becoming host to what is now one of the largest music festivals on the circuit: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.


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Friday, Mar 30, 2012
POPMATTERS SPONSOR -- Erika Forster, keyboardist and vocalist for “Au Revoir Simone” is pictured here in a stylish and striking outfit from GAP’s spring line.

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Photos by Nicky Digital / Makeup by Erin Green


POPMATTERS SPONSOR—Erika Forster, keyboardist and vocalist for the all-female trio Au Revoir Simone, is shown here in a look from the new GAP Spring line, which she picked out specifically to wear at the array of music festivals that will grace the upcoming summer season. With such standouts as Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and a plethora of others on the horizon, the summer festival circuit promises to be filled with exciting music, colorful crowds, and, of course, fantastic fashion.


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