Learn about the origins of the lo-fi sound, including saturation, wow, flutter, and tape delay—and how the quirks of analog tape machines have translated to the digital domain.
From MPCs and vinyl shopping to FL grids and sample chopping, today we celebrate the sounds, styles, and creators of hip hop.
We sat down with Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park, Fort Minor) to discuss the creative process behind Meteora, how it informs his trajectory for the music he’s releasing today, his advice for budding music creators, and more.
Learn how some of the biggest artists today have used remixing and sampling as “loss leaders” to develop their fanbases and grow their careers.
Let’s take a look at the history, culture, and state of dancehall, a constantly morphing genre of Jamaican popular music.
Learn about three key innovations in music production and songwriting history that have come from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Hüsker Dü, and SOPHIE.
Learn about the beginnings, development, and future of Bollywood music, one of the most popular forms of music in the world today.
Let’s walk through what a tritone is, its impact across music history, and its surprising sensitive side that isn’t so diabolical.
We explore the history, anatomy, sound, and lasting influence of the cello, a versatile instrument that’s heard across everything from classical music to pop and jazz.
We spoke with Mystro, LeriQ, and Dunnie to explore the origins of Afrobeats, where the genre is at today, and where it’s headed next.
Join us as we take an in-depth look at the history, instruments, and leaders behind the ancient sounds from Drâa Valley, Morocco.
Learn about what cosmic country is, the influential musicians who’ve shaped it, and why the genre will continue to be relevant for the foreseeable future.