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Robin Good's insight:
Here's a great curation story. Derek Vincent Smith also known musically as Pretty Lights has published a video album that is a curation masterpiece since its very inception. To create a uniquely personal sound and style Derek has brought to the recording studio tens of musicians to record and master 25 vinyls from which he would then sample, remix and curate the final tracks of his new album.
The videos of the tracks, (here is a short playlist I've created of some of the most representative ones) are equally impressive, as they have been produced by capturing imagery that would be otherwise be considered utterly useless and curated with graphic and visual effects of all kinds as to generate some truly visual masterpieces.
Check the story of the making of the video here: http://youtu.be/jOZtWO7P6-g
The results, in my humble view, are truly stunning.
See this video to get an idea of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RlcrCRSY4Y&feature=share&list=PLCoh11EkrUagtT06Dlv4ayybfF1BlHNHc
Here we have a music artist who has not simply written music and recorded it, but has conscioulsy produced musical content to the curate from it something new and unique.
Curation at its best: 10/10
The making of Color Map of the Sun: http://youtu.be/C402fprLRDw
Download free album: http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/therecordlabel/
Download free video and audio tracks via BitTorrent: http://bundles.bittorrent.com/prettylights-a-color-map-of-the-sun/
Color Map of the Sun playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCoh11EkrUagtT06Dlv4ayybfF1BlHNHc
Robin Good: If you want to listen to the music curated by the world best DJs, your search is over.
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From the official site: "Thefuture.fm is your access to the best music in the world - recorded live at exclusive events in New York, in the nightclubs of Berlin, at festivals in Ibiza, and hand-picked from all over the net. All of this, right here, for free.
...there’s too much of everything on the net.
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