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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 3, 2012

Ryan Adams Teams Up With Deadmau5

Love him or hate him, Deadmau5 won’t quit and he’s announced a small collaboration with guitarist and singer, Ryan Adams.  This is all news that was posted on Ryan Adam’s twitter page.  What type of music will come from a guitarist and an EDM producer?  Who knows.  They make a brief allusion to the Eagle’s Don Henley and Blade Runner, which really says nothing.

Aside from the announcement, nothing has been set in stone; no clips of audio and no dates of any releases yet.  It is, however, nice to see Deadmau5 working together with someone and perhaps learning to play well with others.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 3, 2012

Watch: Daft Punk Edit Junior Kimbrough Songs for Saint Laurent Fashion Show

Music from Daft Punk is as iconic as the recognizable outfit they wear during their performances.  Their guest appearance on the remake of the 1980’s movie “Tron” movie was welcomed and fitting as ever, but it doesn’t stop there.  The Duo has been working to get their music beyond audiences of EDM lovers, and in the ears of listeners at other types of venues.

Daft Punk worked on a soundtrack for the Saint Laurent show in Paris, which included remakes and mashed of songs by the late blues artist Junior Kimbrough.  The audiences had small cards attached to their seats that advertised that it was Daft Punk that was providing the tunes.

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 3, 2012

Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, and Ean Golden To Embark On CNTRL Tour

For those that haven’t heard the CNTRL tour is set to begin, with presentations at colleges around the east coast, Midwest, and parts of Canada – with dates for the west coast expected to be announced soon.

The CNRTL tour is more than just a line of performances.  I mean, there will be performances and demonstrations, but there will also be seminars with open discussions and interviews with guest DJs and innovators in the controllerism and EDM scene.  Richie Hawtin will be discussing his uses of technology to control creativity, and Ean Golden (of djtechtools) will be around to share his views on digital DJing in the age of controllerism. …

MOBILE STUDIO
Chris

Chris
October 1, 2012

Le Castle Vania: Guidance for Beginners

Producers and DJ’s: tune in for this final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview. If you are an up and coming artist, you should give this a listen. Wanna-be’s and copycats plague every genre of music and it’s no surprise. Just turn the radio dial to a Clear Channel or Cumulus station and listen to the first five songs that play. Le Castle Vania doesn’t say anything revolutionary in this part of his interview, it’s not the first time anyone has ever said it, but the more advocates that come forward and say it and the more artists will take the message to heart. In case you missed it, you should also check out Le Castle Vania talking about his personal studio gear.

Transcript

My advice to DJ’s and producers that are trying to come up is to always be aware of what’s going on in the sound but

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Chris

Chris
September 24, 2012

Le Castle Vania: Personal Studio Gear

It’s no big secret: EDM producers work almost exclusively on their laptops. Anybody could get a laptop, the right software, and produce tracks just like Le Castle Vania or deadmau5, right? Well, almost. We toured the 2012 ID Festival with Le Castle Vania and had the pleasure of bringing him onto our bus. Le Castle Vania talked about some of the outboard gear he uses in this part of the exclusive interview on the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio. He’s come a long way from remixing tracks in his bedroom to headlining festivals and he shared that journey with us. You can check that out here if you missed it. Also, be on the lookout for the final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview in which he gives some guidance for any up and coming artists.

Transcript

One thing that I would definitely like to have in my studio is a