When Singing to No One In Particular Was The Hot New Thing

Back in 1910 the highest paid singer in the world was blazing trails into the future. Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso reportedly pulled in a quarter of his $200,000 income (about $4.8 million adjusted for inflation) from singing to an audience of nobody. Which is to say, he was singing for recordings that would be… » 11/18/14 5:37pm Tuesday 5:37pm

World Premiere: "Sweat On Me" by Flynt Flossy & Turquoise Jeep

Winter is coming. For much of the world, it's already cold, wet, and terrible out there. We need a legit dancehall banger to heat things up. Well, ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes and bodies on this Gizmodo-exclusive world premiere. It's "Sweat On Me," from Flynt Flossy and the crew at Turquoise Jeep Records. » 11/13/14 2:00pm 11/13/14 2:00pm

Incredible music video shows how science experiments react to music

Sound makes funny shapes. We don't usually see it in real life but when you put together water and sand with speakers bumping at different frequencies, you'll start seeing spirals and kaleidoscopes and other wild objects. This new video by Nigel Stanford and directed by Shahir Daud features all those awesome cymatics… » 11/12/14 10:02pm 11/12/14 10:02pm

Killer Mike and El-P Told Us Why They Give Away Music For Free

Killer Mike and El-P, together known as rap duo Run the Jewels, are having a moment. A very big moment. Their ascent has been unconventional for many reasons, one of which being they're giving away their followup album Run the Jewels 2 for free. I talked to them a little bit about why. (By the way if you haven't… » 11/12/14 12:25pm 11/12/14 12:25pm