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TECH
Here's What Oculus Rift Would Pick Up on a Roller Coaster

When Oculus VR first announced their developer kit back in 2012, the options for a simulated reality were limitless. The initial path that game developers took is to simulate popular video games like Team Fortress, Skyrim, Half Life 2, and Bioshock. However, once the updated prototypes started pouring out, more questions came forward. How would the new prototypes pick up real life stimuli with its sensors? More importantly, how would Oculus function on something with an overwhelming amount of movement?

Enter, VR Coaster! In February 2014, the team set out to experiment the functioning of the Oculus Rift on different tracks and boy, is it highly exciting! The detailed write up that VR Coaster did with their findings is absolutely thrilling to read. You can read all of it here but for now, we can summarize the exciting stuff! In short, the experience doesn't seem to bring out any kind of dizziness or motion sickness, the VR track seems to be far more complex than the original roller coaster's, and, apparently carrying a controller with the VR piece makes the experience highly interactive!

Check out VR Coaster's "Blue Fire" Oculus Rift + Real View!

EARGASMIC
Shallou Releases Smooth New Single, 'Reykjavik'

Electro producer/vocalist Shallou has just released his new single, “Reykjavik!” Channeling the smooth sounds of acts like ODESZA, Slow Magic, and SBTRKT, “Reykjavik” combines gorgeous instrumentation, haunting white noise, and sprinkled vocal harmonies to create an eerie one of a kind vibe. Woebegone lyrics that speak of waiting for a long lost love are embedded perfectly into the cozy tune, and will have you hitting “repeat” for days to come. Check out the track below!

TV TALK
Another Round of Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

Just when you thought Jimmy Kimmel's segment couldn't get any funnier, haters and their celebs deliver! Well, the fun is in the mean tweets, right? When Kimmel first started out this segment over two years ago, little did anyone know that these tweets would actually have some quality burns. This time 'round "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" include Ty Burrell, Britney Spears, Chloe Moretz and the hunky hunky Chris Pratt! The icing on the top has to be REM's "Everybody Hurts" playing in the background!

[PS: Hey Gerard Butler, the nearest burn hospital is around the corner!]

ALL ACCESS PASS
Star on the Rise: R&B Artist, Keithian

Since the ripe age of 7, singer/songwriter Keithian has been contributing to multiple aspects of music. As one of the members of a boy group whom he describes as “a mix between N’ Sync and 112,” he began his music career fairly early. From there, he chose to write and produce. “We had obligations, we were signed to a label and they were basically like ‘y’all have got to do something’ so I started writing and then I jumped into producing just because I was around music in the studio.”

After his boy band didn’t prove to be as successful as he hoped, he turned to writing and producing as his way into the glorious world of music. He began to write for R&B singer, Lloyd. As his career expanded he would eventually begin to work with well-known artists such as Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Hudson, Shakira, Usher, R. Kelly, and others. With a plethora of big names under his belt, he stated “I learned the most from Nicki Minaj, a lot of life stuff.”

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
R3hab is Coming to Marquee New York on December 27th

End your Christmas weekend right as R3hab makes his way to legendary nightlife destination, Marquee New York, on Saturday, December 27th. Born Fadil El Ghoul, the Dutch DJ initially gained respect from DJs worldwide after releasing hits like 'Toys Are Nuts' (remix) and 'Mrkrstft.' Such recognition earned him a spot as one of the major players of the Dutch house music movement, and his star continued to rise with his adrenaline filled build ups paired with euphoria induced drops.

If you've ever tuned into 'I Need R3hab' on Sirus Radio, or read how concertgoers praise him for his energetic live performances online, then you already know that this savvy modern Dutch house champion will have you dancing nonstop.

Dance to the sound of the music mixed with shouts of excitement from the cheering crowd. This is a performance you won't want to miss out on.

EARGASMIC
Dusky Releases 90's Inspired Video for 'Yoohoo'

British DJ duo, Dusky, recently released the single "YooHoo," off their latest EP Love Taking Over. Not long after, they debuted the greatest possible video for their 90's inspired song! Remember watching Vh1 as kids? Lines of static all over, color burning, isolated displaced footage, bizarre animation; one second a statue is holding up the earth and the next, the white and black keys of a piano are leading the way to a psychadelic simulated face surrounding a crystal pyramid. None of that made sense, right? That's what makes it all the more exciting!

Check it out below!

SILVER SCREEN
The Bellas Are Back in Pitch Perfect 2

The anticipated trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has finally been released. The sequel to the hit 2012 film features returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks, who also took on the role of director for the film as well.

Fans of the original will be happy to hear “Cups” in the trailer which shows the Barden Bellas preparing to perform in the a cappella world championships. Of course other familiar faces like the Treblemakers are back for the sequel as well.

Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters on May 15th, 2015. Check out the trailer below!

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Joey Bada$$ Reveals The New Release Date For His Forthcoming Debut Album

















After a long wait, Joey Bada$$ reveals an official release date for B4.Da.$$, his debut album, through a promotional trailer video uploaded via YouTube today. The video includes a special message from Joey to fans. The Brooklyn, NY based MC wrote: ____________________________________________________________________________________

RAPPER'S DELIGHT
Run The Jewels Premieres 'Blockbuster Night Part I'

There is a never a dull moment with Killer Mike or EI-P, and their new visual for 'Blockbuster Night,' I, the debut single from their latest project proves no different.

In the music video, the duo assumes the roles of mischievous EMT workers, who drive around Atlanta blasting music from the back of their EMT truck while responding to emergency calls. Take a look at the new video below.

Get More: Run the Jewels, Blockbuster Night Part 1, Music, More Music Videos

BLIND FATE
People Magazine Denies Ryan Gosling Turned Down 'Sexiest' Title

Although Chris Hemsworth was recently named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” rumors began circulating the internet that Ryan Gosling actually turned down the magazine’s request to give him the title.

According to the entertainment news website The Wrap, “They tried a few times, especially during his huge year in 2011,” and that, “The consensus was he's too serious for it, too artsy.” Instead Bradley Cooper was given the title in 2011, in which Gosling fans did not take too lightly. Some of the actors fans staged a protest outside of the magazine’s headquarters.

ALL ACCESS PASS
Interview With Rising Stars, Holiday Mountain


Last Wednesday, November 12th, Joonbug made its way down to Pianos to meet up with the band Holiday Mountain, who are at the forefront of the dance scene in New York City and around the country. Members Laura Patino, Zander Kagle, and Bradley Will were all smiles and very friendly during the interview, just a couple hours before their show.

Let's talk about the name: Holiday Mountain. It appears to be the name of a ski and fun park in the Montacello, New York. Are you guys into skiing?