Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Music Gym is Closed! WTF Mate?

Okay read this description and tell me this doesn’t sound like the sickest place ever:

The Music Gym and Lounge is a unique music venue where musicians, producers, artists and fans all come together to share resources and express themselves through music, art, film and dance. Each location has media production stations and music rehearsal studios that all surround a central lounge and performance area.

The equipment and rooms are all communal and promote a thriving creative co-op-style community. Musicians come here to practice and record. Fans come here to listen and to dance with friends. Video producers come here to use our production stations. Students come here to take one-on-one classes. Some come here just to hang out and enjoy a nice cold beer in our lounge while mingling with others. Continue reading


Introducing: Matthew Macchioni

Just got done recording an awesome interview with Philadelphia HOUSE DJ, Matthew Macchioni. Being newer to the DJ scene in Philly, Matthew discusses the steps taken to pursuing a solid start to his career in music. Learn the struggles of an everyday independent DJ and the things needed to successfully get your name out and promote your events. Also get the down-low on his next big show in Old City, Philadelphia. The interview will be released in the next couple weeks on none other than, The Beat-Play Experiment. Get your mind right and check these tracks:

Latest tracks by Matthew Macchioni


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Here is a nice mellow find from the interwebs. Coming from the plains of Illinois, ELSINORE brings a very chill vibe with their alternative and classic rock blend. The quartet is composed of Ryan Groff as lead vocals and guitar, Dave Pride on drums, Mark Woolwine on the keys, and Chris Eitel on the bass. Also if you are in the MidWest anywhere I encourage you to go check them out while they will be touring until mid-November. They currently have two album out, The Chemicals EP and the more recent YES YES YES album. I’m going to stop talking now and give you the chance to hear this great group with their title track; “YES YES YES”


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Introducing…UltraLove [MUSIC]

Today we’re throwing a really awesome style at you. We’re going for it here blending hiphop, rock, and R&B with the sick sounds of UltraLove. Bringing an awesome singing voice similar to Jamiroquai mixed with verses spit like Andre 3000 it’s hard to imagine UltraLove could harness this upbeat funk to accompany each track. This guy is barely known with only 15,000 views on his MySpace Page so please spread the love!!! Just have a listen to this tack here entitled: “I’ll Find You”

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Trademark Da Skydiver – “Dead Fool” [VIDEO]

Hear more Soul Cannon [MUSIC]

“Dilapidated Buildings”

“Sucked Out Of A Dream”

Some new age hip-hop coming to you from Baltimore, Maryland is Soul Cannon. Having performed with many mainstream greats like Mos Def and Talib Kwali, they are no stranger to todays hiphop game. They have the amazing live sound similar to The Roots, with a more offbeat jazz feel coming from Matt Frazao on guitars/electronics, Jon Birkholz on keys/electronics, and Nathan Ellman-Bell on dums, equipped with quick lyrical flow on vocals from Eze Jackson. Check out their newest album, “The Mixed Ape” coming soon; Listen to “Mother May I” here:

Here is some awesome footage of the group for their video Talk Less brought to you by AT Media and the Music Without Labels team.

Download their album Kaboom

How to make your own synth, instrument and effects plug-ins w/ Synthmaker – oscillator synth tutorial

Holy sh*t this is cool! Wish I had enough time to f*** around on this thing all day..damn I curse a lot..

FL Studio’s SynthMaker is an audio programming tool for Windows that lets you create your own sounds, virtual instruments and effects, without having to write any code. The instruments and effects you create can then be used for playing live via MIDI or as VST plugins.

Image Line put together this Synthmaker tutorial that looks at how to make a 2 oscillator synth.

Source: Synthtopia


Ben Folds plays the Chatroulette piano guy live in NC for 2000 ppl – Guy on toilet doesn’t mind

Haha, just click the picture to watch it.


Setting up and Adjusting your Electric Guitar – Walkthru

When buying a new electric guitar you’d probably think that it would be in top-notch playing condition as soon as you pull it out of the box. The fact that your new guitar is made of wood…..and wood moves! Temperature and humidity both effect wood and by the time your guitar gets to you it may need a minor adjustment or two. Additionally, as your guitar ages, you may have to perform periodic adjustments in order to keep your guitar in good playing condition. This is normal for all guitars.

The following tips concern general, basic set-up…however, if you are not sure of what is being described here or are not sure of your capability to carry out the instructions, do yourself a favor and take your axe to a qualified guitar technician.


All electric guitars have an adjustable metal truss rod that runs down the center of the neck. (Figure 1)

The truss rod adjustment can be both simple and complex at the same time. On the simple side, a minor adjustment to straighten a neck with too much concave bow or to relieve a convex bow is possibly all that is needed to make a dramatic improvement to your guitars playability. On the complex side, adjusting the rod alters other aspects of the set-up such as overall action, string height and intonation.….and YOU CAN DAMAGE YOUR GUITAR PERMANENTLY IF THE ADJUSTMENT IS NOT MADE CORRECTLY. If you feel confident that you can make this adjustment…read on.

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Easy, Awesome Paper CD Case – No Glue

Pretty fckin  sweet. Click pic to watch the vid.