Muzik Release the First Pair of Smart Headphones

by Tom Newman on November 25, 2014

Muzik BlackAfter two years of development, and with the help of $10 million of crowd funding, Muzik are finally ready to release their pair of smart headphones to the World.

The Muzik headphones look like a standard pair of on-ear headphones, but with four well placed buttons on the side that do more than change track and volume, these are unique in their own way. The free Muzik Connect app lets you create customisable tap and swipe gestures on the ear-cup to save a song you want to remember, tweet the track you love, post it to Facebook, etc.
Gesture Controls
Muzik WhiteThe headphones have an open source accelerometer built-in. This adds an extra layer of input to the headphones via head movements. Third party developers can access Muzik’s SDK to create apps and games that integrate the headphones’ tech. Take the headphones off, instantly pause the music. Genius!

Available in black or white, enclosed in aluminium, and memory foam ear cups give these headphones a solid and beautiful build quality.

It’s unlikely these will take the world by storm anytime soon. If it’s sound quality or style you’re looking for, then your money is probably best spent elsewhere, but for $299, you can pickup a pair or headphones with a difference just in time for the holidays.

Find out more here.

Muzik App

Oh Wonder – Body Gold (Louis The Child Remix)

by RouteBot on November 25, 2014

MNEK – The Rhythm

by Tom Newman on November 25, 2014

Singer-songwriter and record producer MNEK has been totally killing it in the electronic music world for the past couple of years. Writing & producing records for Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Oliver Heldens, Naughty Boy, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Little Mix, Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Bastille and Tinie Tempah.

Here’s a new track of his own ‘The Rhythm’.

Flexson VinylPlay – Streaming Records

by Tom Newman on November 24, 2014

Flexson VinylPlay
Record players and vinyl has been in the ‘niche’ category of music listening for the last few decades. VinylPlay hopes to propel records into 2014. Connect it up to a Sonos speaker, and with the help of its on board analogue-to-digital converter and phono amp, you’ll soon be streaming your 80s records through your brand new wireless speaker setup. You can also keep it old fashioned and plug it straight into active/powered speakers or conventional hi-fi and AV systems.
No need to hide this player away, its beautiful monochrome design will have you proudly displaying it to all on your coffee table.

Find out more here.

Tobu feat. Brenton Mattheus – You & I

by RouteBot on November 24, 2014

Mary J. Blige & Disclosure – Follow

by Tom Newman on November 21, 2014

Mary J. Blige collaborates with Disclosure again for her new track ‘Follow’, after the duos previous success with ‘Right Now’.

Her new album ‘The London Sessions’ is due out on the 24th November and can be pre-ordered here.

YouTube Music Key Beta – Is It Worth It?

by Tom Newman on November 21, 2014

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The long awaited and much rumoured YouTube Music Key is here kind of… Currently in Beta, in UK, US, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland and Ireland, and it’s an invite only for the first six months of testing. More information on the service here.

But is it worth parting with your cash?

Subscriptions currently are $7.99/month (discounted from $9.99/month). Most current YouTube music streamers love it because it’s free. Other than that, there’s nothing really that attract users to YouTube over Spotify, Deezer, Rdio or any of the other major players in the game. YouTube is new, so can’t offer the same user friendly features that others can. Those who currently use Google Play Music will get the YouTube service added for free, which is a great bonus.

Apple and Beats Music To Merge

by Tom Newman on November 21, 2014

Beats Apple

After Apple acquired Beats back in May, it’s often been rumoured whether Apple will bring some sort of streaming platform under the Apple name. Recent reports show Apple will soon brand the Beats Music service under the soon all-in-one iTunes. It’s thought Apple will install the Beats Music App on all iPhones and iPads in a coming iOS update.

Beats Music currently only have 110,000 paying customers, which goes against streaming giants Spotify with 12.5 million premium users. Will bringing Apple and Beats together tempt the 200 million iTunes users to make use of the Beats Music subscription?

The Walking Dead vs. Another One Bites the Dust

by Tom Newman on November 20, 2014

The Hillywood Show on YouTube recreate some favourite scenes from The Walking Dead, in a music video style, to the sound of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.

Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were (Music Video)

by Tom Newman on November 20, 2014

Ben Howard releases the music video for his first single off his new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Not your usual video, this tells a story in a unique way.