Pause App provides the cure against digital obesity
Named as “best new app” in the iTunes Store in over 100 countries last year, 2015 sees music periodical Pause on a mission to battle digital obesity with brand-new monthly issues. A music mag for the future, Pause is an ever-evolving app for iPhone and Android that streamlines and presents stories in a a sleek and seamless format. Supporting the interesting, diverse and intelligent music content published daily on the world wide web, Pause is set to change the way we consume music content at home and on the move.
Pause’s original Music Magazine Monthly will continue rounding up the best of online, with a brand-new edition making up Pause’s duo of issues. The second mag delves into the archives to explore features past and present related to specific genres, kicking of with 90’s New York Hip Hop. Curated under the watchful eye of the Pause team, each varied issue incorporates music stories, reviews, features, interviews, and long-reads as well as charts, audio and video.
Introducing // Magazine Two
To jump-start their second magazine published on 18th February, Pause heads down the rabbit hole to take a retrospective look back on historic musical movements, plus the places, sounds and people involved. For their inaugural issue, Pause dives back in time to adventure through 90’s Hip-Hop in New York, exploring seminal artists who represented that urban sound. Jay Z, Wu Tang, Biggie, Big Punisher, Public Enemy and more all appear in archives from XXL, Wondering Sound, MTV and The Quietus, with almost 100 features to peruse whilst you plug in and listen to the East Coast’s finest.
February // Music Magazine Monthly
Compiling crucial new monthly music stories, MMM explores high-grade content from current artists, trends, fashions and movements. Handpicked selections from the Pause team make up around 100 chosen stories from online outlets from the creative realm. February’s Top 10 MMM Highlights (published on Wednesday March 4th) include:
Sound Engineering for Dance Floors // Resident Advisor “A DJ or live performer can only be as good as the sound that’s coming from the system…”
10 Best Film Soundtracks according to John Carpenter // DUMMY Magazine “John Carpenter’s electronic soundtracks have inspired a generation – but what inspired him?”
Key Tracks: Phil Collins’ No Jacket Required // Red Bull Music Academy “Two of the key players behind the massive album talk…”
How Boiler Room Works // I-D “That I’m even attempting to sum up Boiler Room remains a touch bizarre. For context, I played no part in Boiler Room’s early years”
“Mindphuqued by Rich!” Digging into the Aphex Twin archives // Boiler Room “AFX, The Aphex Twin, Caustic Window, Bradley Strider, Dice Man… Richard D James is an elusive creature”
Tom Trago on the Demolition of Trouw // FACT Magazine “The ex-club regular takes to Instagram.”
What The Fuck is Going on With This Year’s Festival Lineups // Noisey “The music festival was born out of the human desire to be free…”
Joni Mitchell // The Cut “After several hours of conversation and half a pack of cigarettes, I get it…”
Steve Strange Taught Me That Life Could Be Big, Bold and Blousy : RIP // The Guardian “The recent death of the poster boy for the New Romantic movement, Steve Strange, was a reminder…”
Newly Single Nicki Minaj on Feminism, Meek Mill, and Rapping at 50 // Vouge – “Nicki Minaj’s third album, The Pinkprint, came out in December at a moment of personal and professional transition…”
Tracks That Stick A Middle Finger Up To Gender // Dazed Digital “Is 2015 the year we finally do away with rigid gender codes? The past few months have given us reasons to be optimistic”
// Coming Up
Every single month Music Magazine Monthly quenches your thirst for the latest online happenings, whilst the newest second edition reflects on the most crucial genres that have shaped modern music culture. Set for launch later in 2015, Dig Deeper will be the third magazine to join the Pause family, partnering each issue with music publications to dig deeper into their history, bringing historic content back into the public eye once again.
Working with Sonos sponsors and leading authorities on music such as Pitchfork, The Fader, The Guardian, DUMMY, FACT, Complex, The New York Times, Resident Advisor, Vulture, XLR8R, Billboard, Grantland, Rookie and more, Pause acts as a quality control app that evokes an immersive music consumption experience, with background, context, validation, plus the option to listen while you read.
Experience the app for yourself by downloading from the app store today.