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cheyenne_h on 08/13/2018 at 10:37AM

Foo Fest 2018 Is Coming!

FOO FEST is AS220's annual summer block party all-ages fundraiser in downtown Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, August 18th, 2018!

From 1 PM to 1 AM, outside on Empire Street and inside AS220, people of all ages will delight in 12 incredible hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists, makers, and like-minded arts and cultural organizations, delectable food and drink, and much more, all highlighting arts, culture, and creativity in Providence and the Ocean State!

We've included some of the tracks from their preview mix below, but you can listen to the full sampler here! You can also listen to previous years' samplers at the AS220 FMA page.

For tickets visit here.

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Simon_Mathewson_1429 on 08/10/2018 at 05:27AM

New release: Sector by Silicon Transmitter

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YizzyV on 08/08/2018 at 10:55PM

Musiio Playlist 8 #TripHop

Search 'lofi hip hop' on Youtube and you'll likely find many mixes with "chill/study/relax" in the title, plastered with an anime thumbnail image. 

I don't know about you, but from where I am (Singapore), these playlists are EVERYWHERE. Almost everyone I know are either listening to these mixes or a new upload by Majestic Casual. 

Because of the popularity of these playlists, Trip Hop (used synomously with Downtempo - though the latter has a cleaner, less 'earthy' sound) is 'Lofi Hip Hop' to the people in this region. 

And they are not wrong. Trip Hop pioneers Portishead, for example, record their material to old tape from real instruments, and then sample their recordings rather than recording their instruments directly to a track. Part of its aesthetic is its unabashed use of tape hiss, degraded audio signals and samples of 60s-70s soul/jazz crooners. 

We fed our favourite trip hop tracks into our A.I and it resulted in this stunning playlist from the FMA. Enjoy. 

Ysabel @ Musiio 

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cheyenne_h on 08/07/2018 at 01:27PM

Battery Operated Orchestra's delighful, minimalist synth-pop

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Their formula is simple, but the results are wonderful. Just because something is labeled 'minimalist' doesn't mean it can't be layered and interesting. A group that demonstrates this principle beautifully are Battery Operated Orchestra: the duo of Chris Black and Brigitte Rose from Brighton, UK. Their "Wish List" EP has only four tracks, but it packs a lot of enjoyment into those fifteen minutes. See if you agree and have a listen below! 

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