Wednesday, April 19, 2017

DJ Premier Joins Moogfest 2017

Moogfest announced their last and final additions to the 2017 festival, rounding out an already impressive lineup with DJ Premier, Zola Jesus, King Britt, Jana Hunter, Baltra, IDEO, Modular on the Spot, and Durham music collective The Floor. This announcement builds on Moogfest’s trajectory: balancing Future Sound (performances) and Future Thought (conference) conversations and workshops, with artists and technologists who participate in both sides of the program.

Grammy-award winning producer and half of the legendary hip hop duo Gang Starr, DJ Premier will grace the stage at this year’s festival. Premiere’s prized productions have threaded through the decades, defining the sound of multiple generations of hip-hop. Always evolving yet timeless, celebrated rappers and lyricists from KRS-One to Kanye West, have called on Premier to create the sonic foundation for their voices.
Dark wave electronic artist Zola Jesus is set to perform from her unreleased 5th studio album, TAIGA. Described by the artist herself, “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals.” King Britt has prepared a Moogfest exclusive part live part DJ (hybrid set) fusing his mastery in track selection with live hardware electronics including two Mother-32s, while NYC-based producer Baltra will perform a DJ set showcasing his expertise of gritty underground techno productions.

Moogfest is proud to invite select 2016 participants to return this year, but has prompted them to contribute in entirely new ways. Last year award-winning design firm IDEO created a much-talked about sound installation. This year, they return to Moogfest with a host of top-tier minds in a workshop series that explores creative confidence, rapid prototyping and future narrative through the making of speculative sound machines. Last year, Moogfest alum Jana Hunter (Lower Dens) hosted a conversation with Laurie Anderson. This year she hosts a late-night DJ set. Modular on the Spot founders Eric (Rodent) Cheslak and Bana Haffar bring back their unique environment-specific outdoor eurorack synthesizer performances to downtown Durham.
Last year, the best underground after-party at Moogfest was organized by The Floor, a local collective known for amplifying the talents of regional DJs. For the 2017 festival, Moogfest organizers have partnered with The Floor to curate a lineup including DJ Bosslady, Andrius, Sound Resurgence, Ladyfingers, 3ZKL, and Strider -- talent that is all local to North Carolina.

Today’s announcement also includes 6 additions to the festival’s film program -- Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present which examines the pioneering work and life of the artist Tony Conard;Tomorrow: Travel the World of Solutions a in-depth documentary exploring solutions to climate change from around the world; Two films led by Moogfest 2017 artist Zena Loxton SpeakUP: The Power of Lyrics, which follows the life of a group of creative activists, hip hop artists, and journalists who came together in 2012 to create a revolution through music in Senegal and SpeakUP: Women of Africa, which looks at Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo journey in Dakar as she passionately meets young female artists, inspiring them to continue using their work as a platform for social change; Transfiguration, an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, scored by Moogfest 2017 performer Pharmakon, which follows a troubled teens fascination with vampire lore; and Life in Waves, a film which explores Suzanne Ciani’s pioneering work through her eyes.
                                 
The full list of participants announced today is as follows: DJ Premier, Zola Jesus, King Britt, Jana Hunter, Baltra, IDEO, Modular on the Spot, DJ Bosslady, Andrius, Sound Resurgence, Lady Fingers, 3ZKL, Strider, Virginia Tech ICAT, ONO, Brandon Stosuy, Elliot Inman, Johnny Turpin, Krista Anne, Fannie Mae, Frankie Hutchinson, Hisham Bharoocha, Joseph Murray, Marshall King, Valencia Wood, Elizabeth Traina, Zena Loxton, Jessica Collette, Raj Bhakta, Senator Jaiz, Give a Beat, Armida Ascano, Pierce Freelon, and films Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, Tomorrow: Travel the World of Solutions, SpeakUP: The Power of Lyrics, and SpeakUP: Women of Africa, Transfiguration, and Life in Waves.

Below are some additional highlights from the artists announced today, and a closer look at some of the previously announced daytime programs.

Hacking Systems
Musical circuit educator Elliot Inman reveals the electric DNA of the modular synth genome via his limited-seating make-and-take workshop Musical Pencil Synth.

Artist Krista Anne leads two limited-seating workshops on building a web-based music visualizer with code, intuition, and magic. Krista Anne is a North Carolina-based artist, focused on making the feminine experience and the logic of the heart visible in technology and business.

Black Quantum Futurism
In addition to his Future Sound set, King Britt also participates in our Black Quantum Futurism programming alongside Moor Mother, P. Michael Grego, and Travis from industrial avant-gospel band ONO. In a conversation moderated by Moniker Records’ Jordan Reyes, titled Prisms, Mirrors, Lenses: Tricks of Light, Time, and Sound in Afrofuturism, atemporality and spatial distortions are explored as a vehicle for representing black experiences in terms of art, literature, and beyond.

Spatial Sound
Professors Mike Roan, Charles Nichols, Tanner Upthegrove, Eric Lyon, and Ivica Ico Bukvic of Virginia Tech’s ICAT program bring this year’s Spatial Sound theme to life through an array of workshops and conversations. The workshops include a 3D Audio Space Jam in which participants control the location of sound in 3D space with interactive devices like the Leap Motion and WiiMotes; a session onCreative Coding for Spatial Sound where participants learn to code spatial effects using the free, open-source program SuperCollider; and a conversation with musician Ry X on what it takes to set up and operate a 24-channel immersive audio system.

Instrument Design
Leading designers at IDEO; Matt Brown, Danny Deruntz, Ashley Holtgraver, and Peter Hyer explore creative confidence, rapid prototyping and future narrative through the making of speculative sound machines.

Techno-Shamanism
Elizabeth Traina, a working artist, award-winning muralist, and lightworker leads a workshop titled The Future is Now | Hypnotic Journeying for Consciousness Awakening, which explores the synthesis of entrepreneurship, art, healing, and consciousness awakening. Using her sacred geometry artwork, Traina will facilitate a guided hypnotic journey for inner exploration.

Spiritual instrumentalist Garth Robertson leads Sacred Sound Baths, an enhanced meditation augmented by the ancient harmonic vibrations of chimes, Tibetan bowls, flute, guitar, overtone singing, sansula, shruti box, harmonica, frame drum, didgeridoo, gong, and tuning forks.

Transhumanism

As announced previously, Google Brain’s Magenta project leads workshops exploring how machine learning can be used to create compelling art and music. Their workshops include an introductory session on the basics of training neural networks to generate musical sequences using the open-source Magenta library, an interactive “AI Jam Session” in which participants can play with the Magenta project’s newest technologies, and an advanced hackathon-styled workshop focused on the AI-based musical sequence generation API provided by the open-source Magenta library, which uses MIDI for communication.

Protest
Artist Zena Loxton screens the following two films, which she directed, and hosts a related Q&A session.

SpeakUP: THE POWER OF LYRICS follows a day in the life of Y'en A Marre, a group of creative activists, hip hop artists, and journalists who came together in 2012 to create a revolution through music in Senegal.

SpeakUP: WOMEN OF AFRICA follows multiple-Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo as she meets young female artists across Dakar, inspiring them to continue using their work as a platform for social change.

The Joyful Noise of STEAM
Written by Brandon Stosuy, illustrated by Amy Martin, and blurbed by Björk, "Music Is..." is a board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles. AtMoogfest, Stosuy will read from the book, accompanied by a DJ set by Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle, Kill Alters, Black Dice, Lightning Bolt, etc). Afterward, Bharoocha will DJ an all-ages dance party.

Joseph Murray and Valencia Wood of IO Workshop & Mélong Ling present The Moog Mandala, a family-friendly workshop engaging participants in light warm-up stretches, meditation and partner poses. Kids and grown-up kids will create unique Moog Mandala art pieces, using cutout waveforms and shapes.

The Future of Creativity

VP of Insight at Trend Hunter Armida Ascano explores post-millennial identities and post-internet reality, drawing a distinction between those predicting the future and those creating it.

Here Are The Netflix Adds & Drops For May 2017

Check out the rest of the Netflix adds and drops for the month of May 2017…
AVAILABLE MAY 1
American Experience: The Big Burn (2014)
American Experience: The Boys of ’36 (2017)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
Blood on the Mountain (2016)
Chaahat (1996)
Chocolat (2000)
Decanted (2016)
Don’t Think Twice (2016)
Drifter (2017)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Happy Feet (2006)
In the Shadow of Iris — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Love (2015)
Losing Sight of Shore (2017)
Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)
Nerdland (2016)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Richard Pryor: Icon (2014)
Under Arrest: Season 5 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 2

Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower (2016)
Hija De La Laguna (2015)
Maria Bamford: Old Baby — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 5

Chelsea: Season 2 (streaming every Friday) — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Kazoops!: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sense8: Season 2 — ORIGINAL
Simplemente Manu NNa — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spirit: Riding Free: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Last Kingdom: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mars Generation — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE MAY 6

Cold War 2 (2016)
When the Bough Breaks (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 7
LoveTrue (2016)
Stake Land II (2016)
The Host (2013)

AVAILABLE MAY 8

Beyond the Gates (2016)
Hunter Gatherer (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 9

Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Queen of the South: Season 1 (2016)
All We Had (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 10

El apóstata (2015)
The Adventure Club (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 11

Switched at Birth: Season 5 (2017)
The Fosters: Season 4 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 12
All Hail King Julien: Exiled: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Anne with an E: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Get Me Roger Stone — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Master of None: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Mindhorn — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Sahara — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

AVAILABLE MAY 15

Command and Control (2016)
Cave (2016)
Lovesong (2016)
Sherlock: Series 4 (2016)
The Intent (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 16

Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Break-Up (2006)
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

AVAILABLE MAY 18
Royal Pains: Season 8 (2016)
Riverdale: Season 1 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 19

BLAME! — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Laerte-se — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Keepers: Season 1 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE MAY 21What’s With Wheat (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 22
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
They Call Us Monsters (2017)

AVAILABLE MAY 23
Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dig Two Graves (2014)

AVAILABLE MAY 24
Southpaw (2015)

AVAILABLE MAY 26
Believe (2016)
Bloodline: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
I am Jane Doe (2017)
Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
War Machine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

AVAILABLE MAY 28

Bunk’d: Season 2 (2016)

AVAILABLE MAY 29

Forever Pure (2016)
A New High (2015)

AVAILABLE MAY 30
F is for Family: Season 2 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
House of Cards: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Doctor Strange (2016)
Masterminds
Sarah Silverman A Speck of Dust — NETFLIX ORIGINAL

COMING SOON
Supergirl: Season 2 (2016)
Supernatural: Season 12 (2016)
The Flash: Season 3 (2016)

LEAVING MAY 1
11 Blocks
Alfie
Bang Bang!
Black Mamba: Kiss of Death
Cujo
Doomsdays
Fantastic Four
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue
Flicka: Country Pride
Garfield’s Fun Fest
Invincible
Jetsons: The Movie
Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Paulie
Samurai Headhunters
Stephen King’s Thinner
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
The Doors
The Real Beauty and the Beast
The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz
The Sons of Katie Elder
The Wedding Planner
Things We Lost in the Fire
To Catch a Thief
Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine
Truly Strange
Turf War: Lions and Hippos
Van Wilder: Freshman Year
Venom Islands
World War II Spy School

LEAVING MAY 2

Good Luck Charlie: Season 1 – 4
Kickin’ It: Season 1 – 3
Scrubs: Season 1 – 9

LEAVING MAY 5

Amapola
Flubber
Grosse Pointe Blank
The Recruit
What About Bob?

LEAVING MAY 7

American Dad! Season 7
Bob’s Burgers: Season 2

LEAVING MAY 11

American Dad! Season 8

LEAVING MAY 15
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 1 – 5

LEAVING MAY 17
American Dad! Season 9 & 10

LEAVING MAY 19
Step Up

LEAVING MAY 26
Graceland: Season 1 – 3

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day is coming ! This year marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, which ,means that it will be like Christmas for vinyl collectors everywhere. In anticipation of the many festivities and giveaways this Saturday April 22, 2017 we here at WITIN RADIO have compiled a list of "must haves" ! Check out our list below and let us know what you think !
Crosley, a leading audio brand since launching its first radio in the 1920s, merges Record Store Day’s tenth anniversary with the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, to create the ultimate audio-geek must-have. The special edition Crosley Cruiser Deluxe is a retro-looking portable three-speed turntable that features modern touches like pitch control and bluetooth capability. Price: $109.95
An out-of-print picture disc of Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” and “1999” will be reissued. Limited to 5,000 copies. A number of the musician’s other singles, including “Sign O’ the Times”, “I Wish U Heaven”, “I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man”, and “Batdance” will also be reissued on 12-inch maxi-vinyl.
André 3000 previously covered The Beatles’ “All Together Now” for a 2010 Nike commercial. Seven years later that cover will finally be released on 7-inch vinyl, with an unreleased instrumental serving as its B-side. Limited to 5,000 copies.
David Bowie fans will get not one, but two releases including a reissue of the late great icon’s 1971 Bowpromo white label album and a previously unreleased live recording from September 5th, 1974 in Los Angeles.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Recap SWCO 2017: Star Wars Battlefront II Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Prepare to return to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Battlefront II, the explosive sequel to one of the most-played multiplayer shooters of the past year. The game’s exclusive reveal was this past weekend at Star Wars Celebration where we all got a first look at the next chapter in this fantastic series that continues to make the dreams of all Star Wars fans come true.An exclusive to the console version of Star Wars Battlefront II will be two-player offline split-screen co-op. Get ready to team up with your friends from the comfort of your couch as the two of you battle across the Star Wars universe. In this mode, you’ll be able to earn customization rewards and bring those upgrades with you to the online multiplayer battleground.

As an Xbox One gamer you no doubt already know that EA Access is an exclusive console feature, giving you availability to an expanding catalog of EA classics like Titanfall, Battlefield 3, and Star Wars Battlefront in The Vault along with an exclusive 10% discount on EA digital purchases on Xbox One which include Star Wars Battlefront II that is available for pre-order on Xbox One starting today and available worldwide on November 17! Pre-orders receive “The Last Jedi” heroes, with exclusive-themed looks inspired by the upcoming film, and the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will get you access to Star Wars Battlefront II three days early.


Steph Curry Reveals How The Power of Prayer Helped With Injury Recovery

Sports Illustrated has posted an excerpt from a new book about the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry, and it contains an interesting story about faith, prayer and healing.

The book, Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry, describes how back in 2012, Curry suffered a gruesome ankle injury that was so bad, it could have ended his career.

But after undergoing a risky surgery, doctors were hopeful that he would make a full recovery.

However, after returning to the court, the ankle was re-injured when it was accidentally kicked by another player. Though team doctors were optimistic that the recent procedure would allow him to recover quickly, the team decided it’d be better if he didn’t play.

Days after the re-injury, the team’s then-coach, Mark Jackson, invited Curry and several teammates to a church service at True Love Worship Center International, where he served as a co-pastor.

From the book: “Curry, two days removed from his latest sprain, found himself taking laps with Jackson and the other members filled with the spirit.”


After the high-energy worship service, Curry was invited down to the alter where pastors “took off his shoes and socks, anointed his ankle with oil and prayed for healing.” Though Curry is an outspoken Christian, the book notes, “church was much more passionate and engaging than Curry was used to back in Charlotte.”

After the prayer, Curry began to return to his seat, when a pastor told him, “You don’t get a blessing from the Lord and just walk off! Show us you believe in the power of God.”

According to the book, “Curry started shimmying and hopping on his right foot, much to the delight of the congregation.”

As basketball fans will know, Curry has since become one of the best players in the league, being named MVP in 2015 and 2016.

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Xbox FanFest: E3 2017

The return of Xbox FanFest to E3 begins a profound year for Xbox and its fans. When we started doing FanFest a little over 3 years ago, we not only wanted to build rally points around the world for Xbox Nation, but we wanted gamers everywhere to know how deeply important they were to our past, present and future. Last year, we reached an incredible 13,000 Xbox fans at FanFests around the world. In Mexico, we built a huge Xbox-only event, in Australia we not only took fans drifting to celebrate the launch of Forza Horizon 3 but we took them to Bondi Beach for a little Gears of War 4, and at gamescom, we shut down our booth so FanFest attendees could play all the hottest Xbox exclusives. This year, we’re looking to do even more, with more surprises, to show the world Xbox is ready for the fans in 2017.

Once again, Xbox FanFest will give 500 lucky fans a one-of-a-kind, up-close-and-personal experience to the gaming industry’s biggest showcase. Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 kicks off Sunday, June 11 and runs through Tuesday, June 13.

Today, we’re happy to share the first details on just how you can go about taking part. First, as with previous Xbox FanFests, you’ll need to be over the age of 21 and have an Xbox Live gamertag. Next, you’ll need to get a ticket. We’ve had a big change from previous years, as we will now be employing an online registration process. After listening to fan feedback from last year’s event, we wanted to streamline the process to ensure Xbox fans can lock their attendance months in advance. We believe we will deliver an even better FanFest in 2017 with the additional time this new process affords us.

Here’s how it’ll work: 400 of the 500 tickets will be available first-come, first-serve starting this Wednesday, April 19. Tickets will be released in drops throughout the day, with the first drop starting at 6 AM PT. Stay glued to #XboxFanFest and @Xbox on Twitter for when those drops occur! Please note that you will need to have a credit card to hold the ticket. There is no charge to reserve a ticket but cancelation fees will apply. The remaining 100 tickets will be distributed through a variety of other promotions/giveaways. Follow #XboxFanFest on Twitter for when some of those promotions start. Be sure to hit the official Xbox FanFest: E3 2017 page for complete details and an FAQ.

We’re also excited to share information on more of what you’ll receive if you’re one of those 500 lucky fans. As in previous years, you’ll get entry into the Xbox E3 2017 Briefing on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 PM PT, in downtown Los Angeles, as well as a custom-built backpack full of gaming swag. Attendees will also get “Early Access” to Xbox’s hottest exclusives, Project Scorpio, and our biggest blockbuster games at a private event on Monday evening, June 12th.

Of course, we’ve still got plenty of awesome E3 experiences for those fans that can’t make it to Los Angeles for FanFest. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ E3, our live news show that covers all things Xbox at E3, will begin airing on Monday, June 12, and can be streamed live on Beam, Xbox One, on Xbox.com (both on your desktop and on mobile), on Xbox 360, and on the Xbox Twitch Channel.

These are just a few of the activities Xbox has planned for the week, so stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest on E3 2017!

Clear Coffee Is Making It's Way To The U.S

A pair of Slovakian brothers have created the beverage you never knew you wanted.David and Adam Nagy have just released a drink called CLR CFF which, as Grub Street notes, the brothers claim combines high-quality coffee beans with “methods which have never been used before” to create a product that is basically colorless.

Actress Mila Kunnis Unveils Chicago Cubs World Series Bourbon

Actress Mila Kunis surprised Chicago Cubs fans on Saturday at Wrigleyville bars with a limited expression of Jim Beam that barrel-matured on the night of the Cubs’ 2016 World Series win against the Cleveland Indians. Kunis, a global partner of the best-selling bourbon brand, treated baseball fans to a taste of the new Game 7 Batch which will be available for purchase (as long as supplies last) in the Chicago area beginning June 1.

Aged for four years and matured on the night of the Cubs’ ecstatic triumph at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, the bourbon boasts an oak vanilla aroma and a sweet finish, not unlike the team’s 2016 season. Even the packaging of the Game 7 Batch commemorates the Cubs’ proud heritage with a blue cap, batch sticker, and specialty label. The 750mL bottle’s suggested retail price is $17.99.
On Saturday, Kunis threw the first pitch at the Cubs versus the Pittsburgh Pirates game on Wrigley Field, kicking off Jim Beam’s first season as the official bourbon of the Chicago Cubs. She then made appearances at three neighborhood bars and raised toasts with the crowds to another season of baseball.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Job Report: United Airlines Is Seeking a Brand Public Relations Manager

The airline’s public image has suffered devastating damage after being ridiculed and lambasted by everyone in the past week. However United’s response to the inhumane way they dealt with overbooked Flight 3411 only made things worse !

The same week as their fiasco, United Airlines advertised an open position for a “brand public relations manager.”

Your responsibilities:

Creating and maintaining a favorable image and brand reputation for United in destinations United serves to Latin America


Serving as company spokesperson


Respond to media inquiries


Discovering, analyzing and recommending new opportunities for external and internal storytelling


Proactively pitch stories