Music

July 8, 2019

Sony Celebrates Walkman’s 40th Anniversary with Epic Retrospective Exhibition

Kids of the ’80s and ’90s are sure to remember the Walkman. The portable media player was first originally released on July 1, 1979 and revolutionized the way people listened to music—it allowed us to listen to tunes on the go. It was created by SONY co-founder Masaru Ibuka, who felt the brand’s existing portable player was too heavy, bulky, and expensive.

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April 11, 2019

Artist Reimagines David Bowie Songs as Old Pulp Fiction Book Covers

When LA-based screenwriter Todd Alcott isn’t writing for feature films, he’s working on his artistic side project. He merges his love of pulp fiction with music to create David Bowie-inspired vintage comic book covers. Alcott uses pre-existing vintage paperbacks as his starting point, before digitally altering the text and parts of the image to create his mashup prints.

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January 16, 2019

Chinese Opera Singer Masters the Impossible “Diva Dance” Song from ‘The Fifth Element’

Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element was released more than two decades ago and is still considered one of the most iconic sci-fi films ever made. For fans of the cult film, there’s one scene that’s bound to stick out in your mind—the Diva Dance. Performed by an extravagant alien opera singer called Diva Plavalaguna, the blue-skinned, tentacle-headed character wows an audience with her impressive vocal range and otherworldly dance moves.

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January 4, 2019

Photographer Spends Years Finding Original Locations of Vintage Vinyl Covers

Music lover and photographer Alex Bartsch pays homage to his favorite vinyl albums by documenting them at the original locations where their cover photos were taken. By holding each vinyl cover art so that it seamlessly merges with its real-life setting, Bartsch’s portfolio showcases the passage of time and provides a fascinating insight into the history and cultural identity of British reggae music.

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