Monthly Archives: October 2018

Concerning technology.

Electronic dance music (EDM). The words that just roll of your tongue.

Here’s some little known facts about EDM:

– EDM was founded by Dutch composer Dirk Van Hooijdonk in his musical work “Muziek Voor Houtblazers en Percussie in Db-Major, Op. 23” in 1712. Of course this was before the electricity was invented so the music was originally called acoustic dance music (Akoestische Dansmuziek).

– In 1913, German physicist (and amateur cellist) Otto Munchhausen experimented with prototypes for very primitive motion sensor device. The called his invention “radaroscope”. The blueprint for the radaroscope was a few decades later used for the first commercial synthesizers.

– The first EDM single to sell gold in US was “Nachos” by Baba Johnson in 1968. The tune hit the charts again in 2003, when it was featured in blockbuster movie “The Year of the Dreamer”.

Ok, only one of those is actually true, the other “facts” I just made up.

Can you guess which one’s the real deal?

Oh yeah, and: LAZER POINTEE.

Hooray for mammals.

Koko was a great girl. Rest in peace, friend.

KOKO is also a big heck yeah for international co-operation. This time our willingness to work together reaches from China via Trinidad and Tobago to every elementary school music class of the past.

And by that I mean: If you know what I mean?

Coming up (but not) next: Washoe!

APOTY.

Last years autumn pop of the year was delayed pretty badly. In the spring kind of badly. So, this time, we’re right on the schedule:

LATITUDE. Yay.

What’s the deal with must having this “autumn pop of the year” then?

Well don’t ask me. I only know that you gotta have one, once a year. You know, like Christmas.