Red Bull Music Academy have been working with Google + and have created ‘Revolutions In Sound’, a living archive of UK clubbing culture.
A couple of Friday afternoons ago, we were invited to the Red Bull Studios in London Bridge to be introduced to a new platform named after Red Bull Music Academy’s occasional soirees on the London Eye. Alongside Google + RBMA have created ‘Revolutions In Sound’, an online hub that invites DJs, clubs and ravers alike to archive treasured dance floor moments and musical epiphanies – the aim is to create an interactive and ever-evolving database of UK clubbing.
We were treated to an intimate Q&A session with veteran DJ Danny Rampling who provided entertaining accounts of cutting his teeth in London club land and of an infamous holiday to Ibiza that would change the musical landscape of the White Island forever.
Also on the sofa was Kevin Maguire one of the guys in charge of music at Google+, using Rampling as a an example he gave us a guided tour of the platform which looked and functioned fantastically. Using information from Discogs, Freebase, Last FM, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and, of course, Google+ to help populate each page, the archive uses the 30 capsules that are part of the Revolutions in Sound event as a starting point, aiming to add more each day. When Red Bull and Google link up the results are sure to be great, see below and check it all out for yourself by clicking here.