Force Majeure: Eddie Izzard Takes On BitTorrent Bundle
The iconic comedian’s first U.S. tour stop is the Internet. We get a first look at unreleased material from the open road. Eddie Izzard: veteran surrealist, long-lost Python, free-associater, and funny person, stated last year that he’d like to go on tour. As in around the world. As in three languages. As in here. America….
Net Neutrality: We Need a Better Deal
The FCC’s new proposal for Net Neutrality rules include effectively abolishing it: proposing preferential treatment for certain traffic. In the wake of February’s Netflix and Comcast deal, it becomes obvious that only companies willing to pay for access have traffic worthy of preferential treatment. The open Internet has been paywalled shut.
Public Enemy Gives BitTorrent Fans an iTunes Record Deal
The Public Enemy Bundle has been downloaded by more than a million fans. The group’s new remix collection, created by BitTorrent listeners and curated by Public Enemy, debuts on iTunes and as a BitTorrent Bundle. Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip hop. They pioneered a socially-aware, sonically-dense brand of rap that still reverberates today….
Staff Picks: Malkovich
In this edition of Staff Picks: Great Expectations, a new mixtape that might just live up to its name. Irangeles (Iran X Los Angeles) lyricist Malkovich’s album was written around the world. And it sounds that way. Unlike a lot of hip hop, it’s defiantly anti-regional: not East Coast or West Coast; a sound that’s…
Friday Download: Stonedgiant
Friday Download is dedicated to curating the best download-able objects on the web, courtesy of BitTorrent Bundle Publishers. In this edition of FDL: style is the king (kong), (obviously). The new BitTorrent Bundle from STONEDGIANT (Batsauce and MC Qwazaar) is a hip hop throwback to the tight songcraft of sixties pop, with eight original tracks…
The New De La Soul Vinyl is Out. But You’ll Have to Dig for It.
BitTorrent fans are the first invited to dig for secret Smell The Da.I.S.Y. Dilla instrumentals. De La Soul’s Smell The Da.I.S.Y. Bundle, released on March 26th, is an audiovisual tribute to the world of influential producer J Dilla. Jay Dee was De La Soul’s producer. He was also their muse: “the springboard; the sound that…
SF Hacker News @ BitTorrent HQ
We had a great time meeting and supporting the local developer community and hosting SF Hacker News (@SFHackerNews) for their mixer and lightning demos last Thursday.
Staff Picks: The Road Home
In this edition of Staff Picks: an inside look at the Oscar-shortlisted film The Road Home, Rahul Gandotra’s exploration of identity and otherness in the Himalayas. A young boy of Indian descent escapes from a remote boarding school, plane ticket to London in hand. In running away, he learns he can’t run from everything; especially…
Friday Download: Illectrix
In this edition of FDL: Digital Evolution. 23 year-old London native Illectrix has a style based on synthesis: part funk, part electro, part glitch; all soul. From synthesis, to a step change. The artist’s new album, Digital Evolution, reflects a lot of work in the lab: sounds, ideas, and genres transformed into tactile, visceral electronic…
First Listen: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 BitTorrent Bundle
MDBP 2014 tickets are on sale now. Grab the interactive mixtape, including the world premiere of new remixes of Diplo’s hit “Biggie Bounce” and “Boy Oh Boy” right here. The idea of the music festival is semi-mythic to us: Woodstock is a high school history lesson, and a hand-me-down, and an entire genre of clothing…