I have not always been in the best of health. I thought that it was just hereditary since my mom has a lot of issues too, but I found out that it was just bad habits being passed down to me rather than something genetic. I was eating the wrong foods, and that is why my stomach was always hurting. I found this out when I started drinking Shakeology shakes after reading some Shakeology reviews. I had been on an online forum about gastric issues, and some of the women there told me they were experiencing fewer digestive problems after starting a regular regime of drinking Shakeology.
I thought that sounded great, because I was tired of being in pain and limited in what I was able to do. Continue reading →
The sight of a head bobbing slightly behind a laptop can’t really compare with the axe-wielding spectacle of rock, so electronic musicians have long paired themselves with flashy visuals. The best are unforgettable – Daft Punk’s disco pyramid, Kraftwerk’s 3D projections – but many, generally based around zooming geometric graphics or photo collages, look a bit like a screensaver made for an introspective Bond villain.
With their new collaboration Double Vision, German producer Atom TM (aka Uwe Schmidt aka Señor Coconut) and Australian artist Robin Fox are avoiding these cliches, with music that swings between sleek pop and mangled noise, and visuals dominated by a trio of red, green and blue lasers. These shudder across all four walls and three dimensions, until your body feels diced by colour. It’s even more impressive when you realise Fox is taking Schmidt’s improvised noise and translating it directly into laser light.
I meet them in Montreal, where they’re performing Double Vision at the Mutek festival; they come to Britain next week. Each appears every inch their national stereotype: Schmidt is neat and black-clad, Fox shaggily bearded and baggily dressed. But
The perfect night out is hard to come by. Even in London, the glittering metropolis catering to every hedonistic whim, you can’t always rely on someone else to run a night that plays the very specific kind of music you’ve been craving. The only solution is to put on your own.
In an idle exchange on Twitter, my friend Sammy and I discussed our favourite breakup songs – not the weepy Un-Break My Heart sort, but the Screw You Pal, I’m Amazing power-anthem kind. As we moved from tweets to email, we agreed that this would make a great night out. Neither of us had ever put on a club night before but you should never let having no idea what you’re doing put you off doing things. And thus U Suck was born.
1 Build your playlist
We started by creating a huge, sprawling playlist in which we dumped every breakup anthem we could think of. No genre was off limits, so we had everything from Fleetwood Mac to Daphne and Celeste in there, and we had some long and intricately worded email chains about what counts as a breakup song – should we
At the EDMBiz conference in the middle of June, in the lead-up to this year’s EDC in Vegas, three big dance music artists argued over how important unique and spontaneous DJ sets should be from one show to the next. On the side of extreme importance: Z-Trip. Opposing him? Nicky Romero and 3Lau. In this article we delve into the art of variety, why it matters, and a few things to try to avoid stale sets.
Why Some DJs Need To Rely On Similar Sets
For many touring producers, crafting a set is less an active selection process and more viewed how a traditional band would view putting together their song set for a show. If you have a methodology that works to build up a crowd through a certain series of mixes and effects, it could be difficult to try anything new.
- Regular Success: For touring artists, this is a job. You’ve got to kill it onstage every single night you perform, and failing to do so could mean less bookings next season and the potential end of a career.
- Time In Your Set: To get warmed
I had been watching a lot of my programming online the last year or so, and it was really inconvenient. I thought that I was saving a lot of money doing it this way, but I ended up paying for different subscription rates to the individual websites. I realized that I could get a subscription service to either the local cable company or a satellite TV company. I looked into both, and I saw that there were some amazing packages that pop with Direct TV. After seeing the different packages, I knew that I was going to go with them.
The only thing I had to figure out was which package I was going to go with. There were so many different choices, and I really liked that a good bit. I like being able to choose exactly what I want rather than having someone else decide what is best for me. I looked at all six of the packages that Direct TV offers in their programming plans. I knew that I wanted to have more than the lowest, but I also knew that the Premier package, which has over 300 channels, was too much for me. Continue
“It started two years ago. We’d been in business two decades, working with planners, licensing authorities, and the police. But then all these weird things started happening.”
Alan Miller, a 44-year-old serial entrepreneur and devoted lover of London, is sitting in the Blues Kitchen, a luxurious deep south-themed bar and restaurant in Shoreditch. Around us, people are starting to congregate in readiness for a night out, and the early-evening air is abuzz with the sense of quiet excitement that tends to arrive in British cities in the summer. In the surrounding streets, gaggles of people are drinking outside, and viewed from a certain angle, the scene might look idyllic: proof, perhaps, that the UK is at last embracing the continental ways that have long been said to be beyond our national grasp.
At a huge table nudging an open window, Miller starts to explain the turn of events that have defined the last three years of his life. He talks quickly, with wide-eyed passion, and his spiel bounces wildly between high and low culture – from Shakespeare and Plato to Liam Gallagher – and past a huge array of reference points. But he soon settles into
Clubbers—people who dance the night away in dance clubs—are seeking communal, ecstatic experiences. And, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, modern clubbers get a more controlled, legalized version of the raves of the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Authors Christina Goulding (University of Wolverhampton), Avi Shankar, Richard Elliott (both University of Bath), and Robin Canniford (University of Exeter) immersed themselves in club culture for five years, interviewing clubbers and researching the history of raves and clubs.
According to the researchers, raves were secret, underground, spontaneous parties, whereas modern clubs are controlled by security staff and fashion police, who decide who gets in and who doesn’t. But the emphasis on the pleasure of dancing and the use of the illegal drug Ecstasy survive into the new era.
“We find that the effects of the deafening music, the ingestion of Ecstasy, the energetic dancing, and the management and organization of space combine to produce a calculated, highly sought-after, shared experience and a temporary suspension of the rules and norms of everyday life,” the authors explain. “Further, we suggest that the club, and the pleasurable practices and experiences that it supports, has become a
In the world of quantum science, Alice and Bob have been talking to one another for years. Charlie joined the conversation a few years ago, but now with spacelike separation, scientists have measured that their communication occurs faster than the speed of light.
For the first time, physicists at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo have demonstrated the distribution of three entangled photons at three different locations (Alice, Bob and Charlie) several hundreds of metres apart, proving quantum nonlocality for more than two entangled photons.
The findings of the experiment, Experimental Three-Particle Quantum Nonlocality under Strict Locality Conditions, are published in Nature Photonics today.
Once described by Einstein as “spooky action at a distance,” this three-photon entanglement leads to interesting possibilities for multi-party quantum communication.
Nonlocality describes the ability of particles to instantaneously know about each other’s state, even when separated by large distances. In the quantum world, this means it might be possible to transfer information instantaneously — faster than the speed of light. This contravenes what Einstein called the “principle of local action,” the rule that distant objects cannot have direct influence on one another, and that an object is