Blisspop Daily News, 7/15/15

This is what happened in dance music today, July 15, 2015.

  1. A new Kickstarter called “Reify” is allowing users to use 3-D printing techniques to create a physical totem that is representative of a specific song. The totem can then be read through an application which can recognize the song based on the totem’s appearance. In other words, bros can now have 3-D printed obelisk shaped like a lacrosse stick if their favorite song is “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia (via Wired).
  2. A study by the University of Exeter and the Tokyo University of the Arts has shown that music is actually a universal language which allows persons to be able to connect with persons from different social groups. In related news, the sky is blue and french fries are delicious (via Your EDM).
  3. Noel Gallagher was put up head-to-head against dance music because it was a slow day. Unsurprisingly, Oasis’ favorite curmudgeon won, but not before expressing his love for Defected Records (via Mixmag).
  4. Arcade Fire has a documentary coming out in September about the recording of Reflektor and its subsequent tour. It will be directed by FKA Twigs and Kendrick Lamar collaborator, Kahlil Joseph, and is being described as “a unique cinematic experience, meeting at the crossroads of documentary, music, art and personal history.” We wish we could think of something snarky to say about this, but it sounds freaking awesome (via Consequence of Sound).
  5. BBC Radio 1 is going to make users’ favorite shows available for download through an upcoming update on the notorious iPlayer app. That means Annie Mac, Pete Tong, B. Traits, DJ Target, Toddla T, and the rest of the Radio 1 gang will now be available at our convenience. Whether or not girls named Becky who eat a lot of Chipotle and quote Meghan Trainor songs will care about this remains to be seen, but we find the forecast to be grim as America continues to suffer the harsh conditions in Top 40 Hell (via NME).