SYNTHPOSIUM VOL. 15 - CHALLENGE 2

SONG OF THE YEAR 2013

  • Lar’s pick: Childhood friends Drake and producer Noah “40” Shebib channel the Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson dynamic for a timeless downtempo R&B jam

    Drake - Hold On, We’re Going Home




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  • Les’ pick: The unusual pairing of Daft Punk and Animal Collective member Noah Lennox results in a feel-good summer jam that combines the best of both of their capabilities

    Daft Punk feat. Panda Bear - Doin’ It Right



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SYNTHPOSIUM VOL. 15 - CHALLENGE 1

MUSIC TRENDS of 2013

  • Les’ pick: Blurred lines between feminism and oversexualization in music videos, Beyoncé - Flawless feat. Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche

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  • Lar’s pick: Revision in pop music, Snoopzilla & Dâm-Funk - Do My Thang

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SYNTHPOSIUM VOL. 14 - CHALLENGE 4

SYNTH IN COMEDY: Find a film clip/standup comic/parody video where a synth is used for comedic effect

  • Les’ pick: Big Train - Keith Emerson



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  • Lar’s pick: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Sick Keyboard



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SYNTHPOSIUM VOL. 14 - CHALLENGE 3:

SYNTH REJECTION:  Find an artist who established themselves with synths, only to reject them later

  • Lar’s pick: David Byrne - Make Believe Mambo



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  • Les’ pick: Popol Vuh - Kyrie



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