The Blip Festival: Like Girl Talk and a Game Boy Had a Baby

Brooklyn's Blip Festival 2008, which is taking place this weekend, December 4th through 7th, is a celebration of modders, music, vintage game consoles, and graphics. Artists come from all over the world to perform electronic music created with Game Boys, Commodore 64s, and Famicoms, and it's more than just bleeps and… » 12/06/08 7:00pm 12/06/08 7:00pm

Girl Talk Meets the Macbook Air Commercial, Lends it Some Street Cred

Girl Talk, the manic mashup artist who combines hundreds and hundreds of samples to create his frenetic, ADD music, just released his new album, Feed the Animals last week (as a pay-what-you-want download, incidentally). It includes a song with "New Soul" by Yael Naim sampled, the song from the Macbook Air ad. Of… » 6/23/08 9:55am 6/23/08 9:55am