Friday, October 19

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Album review: ‘This Old Dog’

Mac DeMarco went from recording music in his tiny Montreal apartment to becoming the poster boy of indie rock in just five years. Since his 2012 debut album “2” and subsequent 2014 breakout work “Salad Days,” the Canadian musician rose to fame meteorically. Read more...

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A work that was commissioned by UCLA alumnus and composer Mark Carlson is now nominated for a 2017 Grammy award for Best Classical Compendium. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
A work that was commissioned by UCLA alumnus and composer Mark Carlson is now nominated for a 2017 Grammy award for Best Classical Compendium. (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Up and coming rap artists like Desiigner have used free digital streaming platforms like SoundCloud to jump start their music careers, turning away from traditional rap artists' journeys to fame. (Courtesy of Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Networks)

Second Take: SoundCloud creates unique platform for next generation of rappers

Sidney Selby stumbled upon a particularly infectious beat while browsing YouTube a year ago. He liked it so much that he decided to buy it for $200, and a few months later, released it as a rap song under the name “Panda.” The song quickly reached unprecedented success and was remixed on Kanye West’s most recent album “The Life of Pablo.” West quickly signed Selby to his music label, and the two collaborated again on the remix of Selby’s new song, “Tiimmy Turner,” which was officially released on Oct. Read more...

Up and coming rap artists like Desiigner have used free digital streaming platforms like SoundCloud to jump start their music careers, turning away from traditional rap artists' journeys to fame. (Courtesy of Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET Networks)

Second-year cognitive science student Stefan Dismond released his debut mixtape, "Did You Mean: Stefan Diamond," in January via SoundCloud. The rapper will perform as a student artist at Ecochella on Friday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Second-year cognitive science student Stefan Dismond released his debut mixtape, "Did You Mean: Stefan Diamond," in January via SoundCloud. The rapper will perform as a student artist at Ecochella on Friday. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Katie Everds invented the Tillow, a beach towel containing a removable pillow, storage space and a touchscreen-sensitive pocket. She will be featured on the TV show "Quit Your Day Job," a show geared towards helping aspiring entrepreneurs. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)
Alumna Katie Everds invented the Tillow, a beach towel containing a removable pillow, storage space and a touchscreen-sensitive pocket. She will be featured on the TV show "Quit Your Day Job," a show geared towards helping aspiring entrepreneurs. (Marley Maron/Daily Bruin)

DJ Khaled marks his song with "We The Best!" (Flowzyt/YouTube)
DJ Khaled marks his song with "We The Best!" (Flowzyt/YouTube)