Dan Wilkinson

we asked a smart person

We Asked a Linguist Why Alex Turner Now Sounds Like an Old Cowboy

Alex Turner's voice now sounds like Sean Bean doing a Bill Clinton impression at gun point first thing in the morning. We wanted to know why.
Dan Wilkinson
4.8.16
Stuff

Meeting the Man Who Plans to Set His Entire Student Loan On Fire

British student Brooke Purvis wants to critique the student loan system by burning a load of cash.
Dan Wilkinson
10.28.15
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One of the New York Times Classical Albums Of The Year Was Produced By A Robot

Listen to the record created by two human minds, and one very artifical one.
Dan Wilkinson
3.26.15
Interviews

Meet the Musical Clairvoyant Who Finds Ghosts In Your MP3s

This sound technician makes music from the bits cut out during compression, and it's mad spooky.
Dan Wilkinson
3.18.15
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Jonathan Katz Makes a Living from Writing Songs about Your Girlfriend

He’s basically a one-man musical Hallmark.
Dan Wilkinson
3.5.15
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This Guy Turned Surreal Sleep Talking into a Cult Album

From mustard battles to Chinese-Austrian dwarf geniuses, the recordings of Dion McGregor are weird enough to be totally fascinating.
Dan Wilkinson
2.11.15
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This Guy Turned a Photo of Birds Perched on a Wire Into Sheet Music

He turned crows into crotchets, now he's looking to collaborate with cars and ants.
Dan Wilkinson
1.28.15
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We Talked to the Grindcore Band Who Are Fronted by Their Middle-Aged Mum

"She has come to appreciate the anger and message behind punk"
Dan Wilkinson
1.14.15
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This Russian Soundsystem Turns Radiation Into Ambient Music

Dmitry Morozov has already shown us tattoos that make music. Now meet his latest invention...
Dan Wilkinson
1.8.15
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The Purplelizer App Makes Your Favourite Songs Sound like Too Much Sizzurp

In a few seconds, you can transform pretty much any song into a chopped and screwed version. Why? We asked the guy who made it.
Dan Wilkinson
12.10.14
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This Guy Can Hear Wi-Fi, He Says it Sounds like Minimal Techno

Phantom Terrains is a project which is mapping the sound of wireless networks, transforming whole cities into sonic wonderlands.
Dan Wilkinson
12.3.14
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Do Birds Respect Human Musical Scales?

We spoke to a zoomusicologist who argues that there are more similarities between humans and birds than you'd think.
Dan Wilkinson
11.26.14
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