Monday, February 28, 2011

The Bubble Series 1963

The Bubble Series:re-blog from Polkadot

Melvin Sokolsky for Harper’s Bazar, 1963. Yes, 1963, can you believe it? More pictures here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

That's the Most Illegal Thing I've Seen in the History of Wrestling!

We are moving to THUNDERBOLT era!

Daft Punk partners with Coke 2 release new flavor + 'branded experience'

Daft Punk partners with Coke 2 release new flavor + 'branded experience': re-blog from HipsterRunoff

It makes me rlly sad thinking abt how Daft Punk's career turned out. Sure they wrote one of the greatest electronic/dance albums of all time... but then they 'sold out' [via Disney] 2 do Tron. Now they are partnering with another billion dollar Fortune 500 company, Coca Cola, in order to go more mainstream and make more easy money.

I guess u gotta give them props 4 riding the robot brand all the way to the bank...but at the same time... sorta just wish they'd sample some solid dance music and make music worth blogging abt again, instead of just coasting off their pre-existing brand.

Following a successful collaboration with Mika in 2010, soft drink giant Coca-Cola partners up with another major act in 2011 as they introduce the Daft Punk x Coca-Cola “Club Coke”. Produced in two distinctive colorways, mimicking the helmets worn by the French duo, the gold and silver bottles will see a limited production run beginning in March 2011. In addition to the general release at clubs, the bottles will be packaged in a collector’s box as a set, made available in exclusively through colette in Paris. Further information on this collaboration will become available through, which goes live in a few months.

Part of me only wants to drink Daft Coke 4 the rest of my life...

but at the same time... maybe it is time 2 switch 2 Pepsi.

Sorta get the feeling that the new Coke Daft Punk flavor tastes like rusty nails, ethernet cords, and USB flash drives.... Doesn't sound 2 tasty 2 me.

Here is some boring commercial/promo that features some new boring sounding Daft Punk music.

I wonder if Mountain Dew is 'regretting' Green Label Sound... Like 'we shoulda just spent all of that money on buying a Daft Punk album instead of wasting it on all of these low level blog buzzbands.'

Is Daft Punk 'the future of how bands will make money'?

R u sad abt Daft Punk's career, or happy that they will make money?

What's ur fave flavor of coke? Vanilla Coke? Coke Zero? Cherry Coke?

Did Coca Cola outsource their vending machines + fountain stations 2 robots? [via touch screen]

Can Daft Punk ever be relevant again, or are they just 'coasting' off their pre-existing brand?

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Solowheel: re-blog from Cool Hunting


Like a stripped-down Segway, Inventist's new Solowheel is geared for the mobile urbanite. The "self-balancing electric unicycle" operates through gyroscopic technology, which a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel lasts two hours—but the battery actually recaptures energy when going downhill.

Weighing only 20 pounds and consisting of little more than a simple wheel with a fold-up foot platform on either side, you can easily throw it in your backpack or briefcase once you reach your destination, or carry it by its convenient handle.

Solowheel will be available stateside March 2010 and will sell for $1,500.

Levi’s Fixed Gear

Levi’s Fixed Gear: re-blog from Polkadot

Collaborazione unica per Unik-bike, negozio di Bruxselles specializzato nella rimodellazione di bici vintage, Fixerati, fornitore di pezzi rari e introvabili per le bici e Brother Cycles, il produttore londinese di telai di altissima qualità. Insieme firmano una bici a scatto fisso ricca di particolari per Levi’s.”Cuciture” sulla forcella, denim sulla selle e manubri, e colori della bandiera americana. Fino al 9 marzo si può vincere con lo Share and win sul sito Levi’s.

Midget & Giant

Midget & Giant: re-blog from Polkadot

Midget & Giant by Ryuji Nakamura: webcam like a giant in a world of midgets!

Moullinex - Catalina


Friday, February 18, 2011

Pioneer Nexus – The New DJM-900

Re-blog from DJTechtools

Pionner has now announced a new mixer in their ubiquitous DJM line of DJ consoles. Its the DJM-900 “Nexus” with direct Traktor support, USB connections and a multitude of new effects and features. At a price of $2000 its heavy on the wallet, but perhaps low enough to become another club standard. Read on for video, photos and more.
Multitude of Effects
The DJM-900 Nexus follows Pioneer’s traditional control layout enabling an easy transition to the mixer. As with other Pioneer mixers, the DJM-900 Nexus features a variety of advanced sound effects that allow DJs to have more creative expressions while mixing their music. Three new Sound Color FX, two Beat Effects and an X-Pad control were added to the mixer to enhance the user’s performance.
  • Sound Color FX – The DJM-900 Nexus includes Space, Dub Echo and Gate/Comp in addition to Filter, Crush and Noise for its Sound Color FX. At any time with a simple twist of the knobs, DJs can quickly add their choice of audio effects bringing numerous combinations and arrangements to currently played music.
  • Beat Effect – A total of 13 effects, including two new ones called Spiral and Melodic, can be added by the user at any time to the beat effects is accomplished through a selectable knob located on the right side of the mixer.
  • X-Pad – A touch screen control bar that enables quick access, control, and manipulation of the thirteen built-in beat effects. With a touch and/or slide of the X-Pad control, the user can change the parameters of each effect for further creativity in performances.
Sound Quality
Part of the DJM-900 Nexus’s design attribute is combining functionality with great sound quality. The mixer utilizes high quality components that ensure the best possible audio output when connected to other components.
  • Built-in 24bit/96kHz High Performance USB Sound card – Pioneer developed an onboard USB sound card that can simultaneously handle input and output audio signals from up to four (4) stereo sources through a single USB port1. The sound card supports 24-bit/96kHz high resolution signal processing, and can input and output all audio signals with no degradation of sound quality. Once connected to a PC or Mac, the settings utility tool can be used to customize the mixer’s output signal path to suit various purposes, such as DJ play, song recording or production2. Furthermore, smooth transfers between DJs are possible with the easily accessible USB ports on the top surface of the mixer.
  • Sound Quality Design –The DJM-900 Nexus is equipped with the same audio input and output circuits as Pioneer’s flagship DJM-2000 to achieve the most accurate audio reproduction from connected sources. The 32-bit digital to analog converter supports all outputs of the mixer, including the master audio outputs, booth outputs as well as headphones. Additionally, the built-in high performance 32-bit digital signal processor (DSP) suppresses any digital and analog circuit noise by way of high quality balanced hybrid operation amps and full balanced output circuits.
With more DJs continuing to use their personal computers as part of their rig, the new DJM-900nexus is ready for a direct connection to a laptop PC or Mac, increasing its convenience and functionality.
  • PRO DJ LINK – Via an Ethernet (LAN) cable, the mixer can quickly link to the latest Pioneer PRO DJ LINK compatible CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 players (with firmware version 4.00 or later3) or a personal computer running Pioneer’s rekordbox™ software, giving users fast access to a song’s beats per minute (BPM) and beat location information, resulting in a precise beat matching capability. Furthermore, the built-in quantize mode compensates for Beat Effect operation timing errors automatically, so effects are matched perfectly.
  • TRAKTOR™ Functionality – Using a USB connection with a PC or Mac, the four decks (players) inside TRAKTOR can be connected simultaneously with the mixer, enabling enhanced flexibility with the software. In addition, the mixer is also TRAKTOR SCRATCH4 certified for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO / DUO 2, allowing scratch control functionality when using a time code disc5.
  • Time Code Output – Through its USB port, the mixer can output time code disc signals for DVS (Digital Vinyl System) software6 when used with a Pioneer CDJ player or analog record player. DJ play using DVS software can be done without difficult and complicated connections7.
Feature Packed
The DJM-900nexus is equipped with additional features that add to the user’s DJ play.
  • High performance channel faders – The slide mechanism supports the fader knobs with two metal shafts for both longevity and smooth operability Furthermore, the new mechanism’s design minimizes the effects of moisture or dust particles on the mixer’s performance capabilities.
  • Integrated input selector – Enables users to simultaneously switch all channel inputs.
  • Indicators – The DJM-900nexus is equipped with a “USB connection indicator” to display the status of sound card and PC or Mac communications as well as a “USB audio input indicator” to display audio inputs from a PC or Mac.
  • Industry’s First MIDI Signal Output8 – The DJM-900nexus features the industry’s first musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) signal output that changes at beat-by-beat intervals. The mixer also includes a “MIDI LFO function” to control external devices such as effecters.
  • Assignable MIDI Functionality – Nearly all knobs and buttons operation information can be assigned to control other devices. The mixer can also be used as a MIDI controller.
  • Switching 3-Band EQ/Isolator – Each channel of the mixer is equipped with a switchable 3-band EQ (+6dB to -26dB) and 3-band Isolator (+6dB to -?dB).
  • P-LOCK Fader Cap – Keeps the fader channel and crossfader knobs (caps) locked preventing them from physically slipping off during use.
  • Auto Standby – Automatically senses the presence of active operation and input signals and switches to standby mode when inputs are not detected for a long period of time.


CD/Line Input6
Phono Input2
Digital Input4 (COAXIAL)
Touch Panel
Beat Effect13 types
Sound Color Effect6 types
Inst Effect
USB Audio Interface (USB TypeB)4IN 4OUT
USB recording (USB TypeA)
Traktor Scratch CertifiedYes
Mic ConnectionXLR/PHONE, PHONE
Mic EQ2-Band
Mic EQ Range-12 / +12dB
Talk OverYes
Advanced Talk OverYes
Talk Over Level ControlYes
Mic Effect
19 inch Rack MountableYes (Optional)
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz
SN Ratio: Line107 dB
SN Ratio: Phono88 dB
SN Ratio: Mic84 dB
Distortion0.004% (JEITA)
Sampling Rate96 kHz
A/D, D/A Converter24 bit
Digital Sound Processing32 bit
Power Consumption42 W
Auto Stand-By FunctionYes
Dimensions (W x D x H inches)13.0 x 16.1x 4.2
Weight15.7 lbs