27 July 2011
24-hour party people
Soulwax release a day’s worth of music and visuals with a new app
Soulwax have stepped up their 2manydjs compilation series with the all new Radio Soulwax
, writes John Ridpath. This new app ‘experience’ (also available on the band’s website for fans without smartphones), will see the release of a series of one-hour mixes with visuals (or, in the words of Soulwax, ‘musical films’). Over the next few months, a new mix will be added every week, culminating in a 24-hour audio-visual experience.
Above and below: Stills from the Web version of Radio Soulwax.
The iTunes blurb for the app explains the band’s motivation for the release: ‘Instead of releasing another 2manydjs mix album, we’ve tried to come up with something different … something outrageous!’
But even with this non-traditional release, the popularity of the LP format endures: the video area is square, like a vinyl sleeve. And the animations for the images pictured are a space journey through LP covers, with the elements of each design breaking apart and flying across the screen independently.
Below: Original cover of ‘Cosmos’, by Venus 4 (1977)
Above and below: Stills from the app version’s menus
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