Mix Master Mike: How the Beastie Boys Turntablist Finds Unexpected Inspiration in His Huge Vinyl Collection

Mix Master Mike has been the Beastie Boys’ resident DJ and turntablist since 1998’s “Hello Nasty.” These days the musical pioneer bounces between a variety of projects, from spinning for Cypress Hill to working on a solo virtual reality album. He’s also been live-scoring the emotionally charged Live & Direct tour for the Beastie Boys Book. We caught up with Mix Master Mike on the road in Paris to…

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How To Turn Sonos into a Music-Powered Party Game

It’s simple. Each round features a music-focused prompt that can only be answered with a song. Just gather some friends and fire up the Sonos queue.

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How Sonos and IKEA Plan to Furnish Homes Through Sound And Design

During this year’s Democratic Design Days event, IKEA unveiled early prototypes of SYMFONISK, our upcoming collaboration aimed at democratizing sound and design in the home. Here’s what inspired the project and how we hope to enhance listening—and life—at home.

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Artists at Play: In the Studio With 44flavours

For Sebastian Bagge and Julio Rölle--better known as as the Berlin-based art duo 44 Flavours--creativity begins and ends with fun. Eclectic, idiosyncratic, chaotic yet skillfully composed and playful. These words are more typically used by music critics for album reviews, but they’re just as well suited to the oeuvre of 44flavours, the Berlin-based art duo/mixed-media collective comprised of…

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Inside David Bowie’s Berlin: How The City Transformed His Music

On April 12, 2018, Tony Visconti, Alison Goldfrapp, Gudrun Gut and Michael Rother gathered to celebrate the grand opening of our Berlin store, share their memories of David Bowie’s famed Berlin Trilogy and revisit its reverberating impact on the city’s cultural landscape.

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How We’re Celebrating Record Store Day 2018

This Saturday we’ll join millions of people around the world in celebrating Record Store Day. Even as the explosion of streaming supercharges the music industry and changes how we listen, we need these physical hubs of cultural discovery more than ever. Here’s how we’re marking the occasion.

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Guten Tag, Berlin: Why Sonos Opened A Store In Germany’s Hub of Culture and Innovation

Our new retail outpost in Berlin echoes the cultural spirit of the city and showcases the Sonos listening experience—all in 2000 square feet. When we started thinking about where to open the next Sonos store, Berlin was high on the list. After successfully launching in New York City and London, we knew we needed a find another city that embodies the intersection of creativity and innovation.…

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Listen Better : Sonos Social Impact

Boom Boom Room

CES is here, and we’re ready to make it go ‘boom.’ You won’t hear any conversations quite like the ones in the Tech Boom Boom Room, where a diverse group of female leaders will lead four intimate and insightful discussions about tech, culture and leadership on Tuesday, January 9. Here's the agenda.

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Happy Birthday to the Sonos store!

Happy Birthday to the Sonos store!

Last weekend, our flagship store in New York turned one and some of the hottest names in music came out to help us celebrate. Partnering with the good folks at Pitchfork, we hosted a weekend-long radio broadcast, live from the Greene Street store – cramming the likes of Flatbush Zombies, Alvvays and DJ Shadow into our state-of-the-art listening rooms. And if this sounds like no ordinary first…

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Hate photos. Love Vicky Grout.

Hate photos. Love Vicky Grout.

One prevailing theme throughout Vicky Grout's photos is capturing off-guard moments. On surface-level, grime exhibits hype, often violent storytelling, and guarded mistrust of glossy London, but the genre itself has distinct humour, self-awareness, warmth, and self-deprecation. Vicky manages to catch all of it in her images, humanising grime in ways that most media outlets tend to ignore.

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Anna Goepfert’s Wearable Art from Liljevalchs Museum to Solange

Nadine Goepfert’s Wearable Art – Inside Her Berlin Studio

Our visit to Nadine Goepfert’s home marks the continuation of our special collaboration between Sonos and Freunde von Freunden. We’re on a mission to celebrate the joy of listening out loud, waking up the silent home, and inspiring creativity in every facet of our lives.

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Inside Huang’s World – food, cultural identity and the art of hosting

Inside Huang’s World – food, cultural identity and the art of hosting

As he prepares to launch his sophomore series of Huang’s World on Viceland, Eddie Huang became our latest chef to host a Playlist Potluck for Sonos. No stranger to our screens already, Eddie’s already broken boundaries with his ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and looks to take his latest show to the next level from June 28th.

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