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We don't know much about Dutch dance and electro house music, but after watching this video, we're going start studying up. THUMP, the new electronic music and culture channel from VICE, has just released a new video of Melanie Iglesias seduced by a raver's glowing fingers as the Dutch electro house banger "Buzzcut" from the DJ duo Bingo Players plays in the background. There really aren't words for it, other than an open-mouthed, "Wow."
So you want to play music and even do some home producing, huh? Are you sure? You know that making music yields no money for most artists, right? Are you ready for a life of poverty that might or might not lead to gigs at dingy bars? Really?
Well, you're still here, so we'll give you some pointers to get you started. Forget about "Big Pimpin'" yacht parties and wearing clothes you laughed at when you were broke; you have to get your skills down before thinking about anything close to the big time.
1. Spend a little dough on equipment
As you'll quickly realize, music's not a cheap hobby, from buying equipment to going all-in with a DAW. Spend time researching items you'll need, and try them out at a music shop before you commit. A combination of local Guitar Centers, Sam Ashes and mom-and-pop shops probably have what you need on display.
Online customer reviews and other secondhand accounts are helpful, but if you don't feel comfortable with whatever you're using, you're only playing yourself.
Last week, we reached out to you on Twitter to find out what you'd ask a member of the Illuminati if given the opportunity. Through a series of complicated sources and connections we were able to send those questions to "Dave," who refused to explain how he became a member, but proved it by setting up a 2013 MTV Movie Award win for Martin Freeman in the Best Hero category. We didn't ask him to do it, but he said he "was tired of 'The Avengers'" winning everything.
Here are Dave's answers to your questions. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for future Q&A sessions with Dave.
We are not an "organization" and people do not have "jobs" with us. We are an all-encompassing circle of control that can hot-wire your thoughts and make you send pornographic e-mails to your grandparents. Sometimes for fun, we invent a new animal just to see if people can figure out how to kill it. So no, you cannot "get a job" with us, but here is a link to a place where you can: www.KMart.comRead More...
Jay-Z recently announced that he's selling his share in the Brooklyn Nets to pursue his NBA agent certification. His company, Roc Nation, has partnered up with CAA to form Roc Nation Sports, a heavyweight hitter of athlete management firms. Here are five reasons why we're convinced Jay-Z will dominate as a sports agent.
1. He Knows How To Close A Nine Figure Deal
Jay-Z secured $150 million from Live Nation in 2008, even after his 2007 album "American Gangster" failed to go multi-platinum. A $150 million deal after a disappointing performance? Can you imagine what he could get Manti Te'o?
2. Access To The Entertainment World
Rappers want to be athletes and athletes want to be rappers. Sure, Scott Boras can get you a contract, but can he score you studio time with the best hip-hop producers in the world? Shaq, Chris Webber, Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace all would've gladly accepted (and benefited from) Jay-Z's rap mentoring.
When writers on the internet make fun of Coachella (and boy, do writers on the internet make fun of Coachella), they often start with people like the guy above. Look at him show off his ample armpit hair and his fancy smartphone. Look at that pose. Look at those unnecessary arm bands. Look at his "freaking awesome, bro" headdress.
Chief Poses With Phone is by no means alone in perpetuating the stereotype of Coachella attendees as insufferable doofs. We've gathered a handful of pictures showing even more. If you scroll down and find a photo of yourself, don't feel too bad. You can always dry your tears with those piles of cash you peeled a few hundreds from to attend the festival.
Why didn't Hansen stop singing? According to police, it might've been revenge. The couple had been fighting because "Hansen accused Malson of drinking all the alcohol in the house." In fact, cops say, "his face was flushed and it was difficult to tell if the redness was from alcohol intoxication or from Malson grabbing his neck."
Regardless, she's now facing domestic violence and harassment charges. On the bright side, at least this couple finally has a tune they can consider "their song."
A lot has changed since the very first MTV Movie Awards all the way back in 1992. For starters, viewers were unable to vote for the winners via the Internet. We don't wanna lecture you on how life was back in the days of Heather B. and "Liquid Television," though. What we'd like to do is celebrate the 22nd Movie Awards with a trip down memory lane. Turn off the Super Nintendo, put aside your Jordan Dream Team jersey, and catch up on the winners/nominees/performers from the '92 Movie Awards.
When he decided to hang up his action-flick boots, he was elected governor of California. Among many other bills passed, his most popular one was the legalization of (cough, cough) medical marijuana. Nowadays, Schwarzenegger is returning to films, but not without a little scandal in the form of knocking up his maid. That's a judgment day we'd want no part of. Read More...
Celebrating his big day got us wondering: Where are some of the other big rappers from the '90s these days?
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Guess what Nas is doing right now? That's right, still rapping. According to his Twitter feed, Nasty Nas is set to release the name of his new album next month, and he's apparently pissed that he didn't get to see Pearl Jam in concert last week.