Taliesin Gilkes-Bower

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The Hi-Fi DIY of Colombia's Bass Lords

Late nights street dances have gone down on Colombia's Caribbean coast since at least the early 1950s, when picó sound system culture was born.
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
9.11.15
Features

Inflatable Architecture That Doesn't Blow

What does the future of architecture look like? For four young designers living in Providence, it’s time to blow everything up.
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
6.23.15
Motherboard Blog

Bass Grows in Brooklyn: Why One Man Spent a Year Hand-Building a Massive Sound System

In the late 1940s, Colombians and Jamaicans simultaneously began building and decorating massive sound systems and throwing street dances playing imported records. In Colombia, it was African music. In Jamaica, it was American R&B. Like finding cell...
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
10.12.12
Music

DJ Rupture Augments Western Music Software With Middle Eastern Sounds

<p>Sufi Plug-Ins project remixes cultures.</p>
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
8.16.12
Motherboard Blog

DJ Rupture Hacked Western Music Software With Middle Eastern Sounds

In a 2008 "interview":http://www.negrophonic.com/2008/fetishism-is-so-vague/ Jace Clayton laid out a manifesto of sorts. “I don’t care what ‘Westerners’ fetishize. They’ve been fetishizing black people for centuries now, who cares? You simply exist in...
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
8.14.12
Motherboard Blog

Quit Screwing with Trap Music: An Interview with Houston-Born Producer Lōtic

Club kids drawing on the sounds he grew up with doesn’t bother him, exactly. It’s just that, to his ears, most of these so called “trap” tracks are soulless, saccharine approximations of the latest Top-40 trap street hustler hit.
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
6.11.12
Motherboard Blog

Quit Screwing with Trap Music: An Interview with Houston-Born Producer Lōtic

Trap music’ is one of those broad musical genre-terms that does little to warn you that it includes such diverse sounds as the shallow intensity of Lex Luger’s midi-horns on “B.M.F.” and the Promethazine dread of UGK’s “One Day.” Thus it shouldn’t be a...
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower
6.11.12