A Dutch company has designed a DJ booth for use in public places.
As you can see in the video below, it seems that the people at Yalp want to create an electronic music utopia where people are free to come together and dance in the sunshine for free.
Well, that’s what they seem to be up to with Fono, which is what the outdoor booth is called. It’s been installed in parks in Holland, Finland and Denmark and is aimed at young people, who can rock up to the booth and play music stored on their phones.
It kind of looks like your average playground shelter, but closer inspection reveals it to be way cooler. The CDJ-style decks feature FX and sync and cue functions, though users won’t be able to change the pitch of tracks. That’s not half bad, though.
Judging from the video of one in action, the sound is pretty tinny and the functionality a little rudimentary, but it’s still an outdoor DJ booth, that you can plug two iPhones into and have a mix on. Round up some mates and several tins of Polish lager. Decent!
But the guys behind the invention say they came up with it so that young people can get outside and get creative with music, so you’d have to fit in any pre or after parties around kids clanging together trap records.
Watch the promo video and a demonstration of how the Fono works (and sounds) below.
Disclosure will start working on their second album properly this September.
The UK duo plan to set up a studio in London and reckon the “change of scene” from the suburban studio in which they wrote debut album ‘Settle’ “will be good”.
The brothers revealed their plans during Superstar DJs, the Channel 4 series based on the lives of electronic music superstars hosted by Annie Mac.
When asked about their “time off in September”, Guy (the older one) told Annie: “[We're] going to differentiate the sound a little bit from the previous album. We don’t want to go a million miles away from where we are.”
It sounds like they’ve started writing songs, a process which has “actually been going really well”, with full studio time beginning later in the year.
The Verge has a nice piece on the history of the Walkman, which is apparently now 35 years old. I think I became aware of what a Walkman was sometime right before the yellow “Sports” version came out. I never actually owned a real tape Walkman, but had a few of the Minidisc ones and of course some CD players.
Source The Verge