The format wars are largely a thing of the past, and thank god for that. Now we’re less concerned about the shape or size of the piece of plastic we insert into drives with complex moving parts, and more concerned with moving bits and bytes around the web onto servers and hard drives.
The one format that has always seemed immune from progress though is vinyl. Even audiophiles can’t explain pop culture’s ongoing love affair with tired old plastic discs, but the attraction remains nonetheless.
Jeff Mills knows you shouldn’t have to choose. His latest music release is a double-sided CD and vinyl hybrid, which means you can play the CD in a your stereo, then flip the same disc over and slap it on a turntable for some retro entertainment.
Jeff’s record, released on Axis Records is an experimental idea, but might appeal to DJs with audiophile schizophrenia. Or the indecisive.
Source: Wired Gadget Lab