I've started to listen to music when I was 13. Yes, quite late.
Music is an important element in my life. A song is able to recreate feelings, emotions and sometimes is the last memory of past situations.
During these days I've curated and created a particular playlist.
"Exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement" - Oxford dictionary
The name is a littel weird I know, but it's absolutely perfect. This playlist is filled of different and contrasting songs. Many genres that come together and create a sense of euphoria, sadness and other emotions (this is the reason why music is made, isn't it?). There's not a common thread that binds. In part are songs from my past, others are new and popular.
Press play (I suggest to activate the shuffle mode).
This remix is quite old, but it's still one of my favourites.
A genre of music that fascinates me it's the mix between dubstep and classical instruments. I don't if it's possible to define this combination as a music genre, but in my opinion it's awesome. One artist that is able to do that (in a gorgeous way) it's Lindsey Stirling, but recently I've found a new artist that combines these two contrasting elements. You can find the video of his song below.
This artist, called J.Viewz, is able to do something very strange and creative: play a song using vegetables. You don't believe it? Take a look, in the video he plays Teardrop (Coldplay).
I see the video below as a representation of cultures and people changing. It's a modern revision of the famous "Scuola di Atene" made by Raffaello Sanzio in 1510. Is this the real world of today? Great philosophers and scientists replaced by bitches? I'm not against this way of think, and I'm fascinated by this mix between classic and modern: in my opinion it's a questionable and provocative way to awake the viewer and let him think. Take a look.
These days I've discovered a new great artist thanks to Spotify. His name is Parov Stelar and his music it's absolutely gorgeous.
Stelar started to play as a DJ during the 90s and then he created his own label in 2004, the "Etage Noir Recordings". He's defined as the creator of Electro Swing. This genre combines the swing with the sound of electro, generating a new kind of music. I would define it in three words: relaxing, energizing and classy.
He's in my opinion a must-listen-artist.
Almost one year ago (or more) I found myself looking for a new stereo to put in my room. I was extremely attracted by the Zeppelin but it was really expensive, so I found an alternative in the SoundSticks III. The design of the SoundSticks was amazing, with that transparent plastics and that wonderful big subwoofer. Not everybody know, but the design of this stereo was made by Apple, yes that "Apple":
"[…] a late 90's collaboration between the audio engineers at Stamford, Conn.-based Harman Kardon and Sir Jony Ive and his industrial and mechanical design team at Apple […]"
So, I was deciding, when a question started to move in my mind: "and if you want to hear the music in another room? or if you move your macbook on the bed, what about the cable?". I suddenly realized that a stereo like that wasn't appropriate for my purpose, i.e. I was looking for a stereo that could follow me (I've a Macbook after all! Not an iMac). So, I started to look at expensive wireless stereo. The Bose was nice, but still too big and expensive.
However, surfing the internet, I stumbled upon a page: there was a little and colorful wireless stereo. Its name was Jambox. By that day, it changed the way (or better the place) I listen to music. In fact, after few other days of searching, I decided to buy the Jambox (not the Big Jambox). I've discovered a cool stereo and I was finally able to bring my music in every room of the house: while I cook, while I take a shower, while I wash the car or even outside the house.
The design is simple but really gorgeous, with that tidy texture and those big buttons on the top: plus, minus and a circle. It's minimal but extremely functional. The music flows wirelessly from my Macbook (or iPhone, or iPad, or iPod) and the sound it's clean and deep for a little thing such the Jambox. The Jambox comes with its nice cover, so you can bring it everywhere. I've used my Jambox in different places, not only in my house. Do you imagine how would be difficult to bring a Zeppelin on a boat, or into an hotel room? Try to put it into your bag or luggage. The Jambox fits in every bag, and it's really easy to use: simply switch the bluetooth on and press play. That's it.
The Jambox is one of my favorite gadget. Lots of my friends are doubtful about my Jambox and they cannot figure out why I bought it. It's a little bit expensive (as every great product in the world) but it's worth every penny I've paid. It's updatable and customizable thanks to MyTalk.
I really enjoy my Jambox. If you are thinking to buy a stereo you should absolutelly consider the Jambox Line: the Big Jambox, the Jambox and the all new MINI Jambox.