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The Boys Behind Meter Room

Everyone’s dancing, the music is bumping, temperature is rising… Unlike most other parties one finds at the University of Chicago, Meter Room had no lulls in energy or lack of enthusiasm. On Friday nights, the boiler room of a Hyde Park apartment building turned into a five-hour house music hub. Adam Raphael and Daniel Chavez, the boys behind Meter Room, talk about their experience as … Continue reading The Boys Behind Meter Room

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New Furthur

A blend of atmospheric, jungle, and liquid Drum n’ Bass, with tiny sprinkles of ambient music and retro-style electro. A playlist good for both studying and cruising around with. going for vibes of love and warmth only. – Loki Aguilera-Keifert Check out our latest playlist, courtesy of Loki A-K! As always, stay tuned… Playlist Submission: Loki Aguilera-Keifert Photo From: dropbass.net Continue reading New Furthur

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Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

  I’m Sam, I’m a second year in the college majoring in computer science and I play the cello. Hi my name is Mario I’m also a second year in the college majoring in computational and applied math and I play the piano. Hi my name is Angelo I’m also a second year in the college, majoring in math and econ and I play the violin.  Three … Continue reading Italians Interview: Sam, Mario, Angelo & Classical Music

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Origins of House Music

House music; you’ve heard and probably used this term before. Unfortunately, most people don’t really know what House music is and how it originated. It started in Chicago in the early 80’s, rising as changing tastes led Disco music to its downfall. The over-commercialization of Disco and its increasingly racist and homophobic insinuations resulted in its rejection by the public, which culminated in Chicago’s 1979 … Continue reading Origins of House Music

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‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

Sitting behind the Taj Mahal, the Yamuna River is a landscape overlooked by the millions of tourists that visit Agra annually. Emperor Shah Jahan commissioned the mausoleum in what used to be a pristine landscape. Mughal architects accounted for the river’s natural fog to create an illusion of levitation. Now, the city of Agra is shrouded in a dense smog, some days obscuring the Taj … Continue reading ‘In the Shadow of a Prolific Monument’ – Felipe Urrutia

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“Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń

The first time I came across pictures of stars I thought one thing: photoshop. After some research I realised that it was possible to take such pictures, and due to a developing passion for photography I took it upon myself to take some of the Milky Way. The most important thing about star photography is by far the location, as you want to aim for … Continue reading “Starry Night” – Tom Budzeń

Songs NOT by Ed Sheeran

This Valentine’s Day celebrate the perfection that is the shape of you. Just thinking out loud, we thought it would be super cute to take a photograph of all you Galaway Girl’s who know that hearts don’t break around here at Polyfonik! Here’s a playlist composed of entirely NOT Ed Sheeran songs. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Polyfonik ❤   Photo By: Carlotta Verita Continue reading Songs NOT by Ed Sheeran