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Snapchat’s New Feature “Crowd Surf” Combines Video To Create Seamless Live Music Experience

Snapchat Crowd Surf

These days it’s no secret that you’re going to see people Snapchatting at concerts, with big festivals like Ultra or EDC drawing thousands of snaps each day to “Our Stories” that people can access from around the world. Usually this footage is choppy and sporadic, showing small clips from each set with no coherent flow.  

In its newest feature, Snapchat is attempting to create a more holistic live viewing experience for its users. Appropriately dubbed “Crowd Surf,” this revolutionary new technology uses Snapchat users’ location, timestamps and more to create a seamless viewing experience via snapchats submitted to “Our Story.” The feature joins videos together throughout the entire set, creating consistent audio and various viewpoints. This means viewers can watch entire songs at various vantage points throughout the show, from backstage to the back of the crowd, without the choppiness that “Our Stories” and friends’ stories in general have had in the past. Of course, this means that a healthy amount of users will have to be submitting videos to “Our Story,” as well.

Snapchat put this potentially revolutionary technology to work this weekend at Outside Lands during Lorde’s performance. You can find this viewing experience right now in the “Our Stories” section of Snapchat (below your friends’ stories and the featured section) or on the map feature. The feature has a small button in the corner that allows you to switch between various perspectives with (mostly) seamless audio quality.

Although this first run isn’t flawless, “Crowd Surf” could change where and how we stream live music immensely. Find out more about the new feature in the video below. Enjoy!

Snapchat Crowd Surf - How To Use

Tyler, The Creator Announces Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 Lineup Ft. A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Vince Staples, Alison Wonderland + More

Camp Flog Gnaw 2017 Lineup

Tyler, The Creator has been having an incredible year so far. From dropping a new album and putting out a documentary to working on the music for Bill Nye’s new TV show, the 26-year-old artist seems to always be working on something. Today, he’s announced the lineup for this years edition of his Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival and make no mistake, it’s stacked.  

For it’s fifth-year running, Camp Flog Gnaw will be returning to Exposition Park at the LA Coliseum just before Halloween on October 28 - 29. Featuring artists such as A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Justice, Alison Wonderland, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Solange, Migos, Kehlani, BROCKHAMPTON, Denzel Curry, Sam Gellaitry, 6LACK, Terror Jr. and many more, this year's edition of the carnival will not be one to miss.

Tickets will go on sale this Thursday (Aug 17) at noon and will be available via the festival website here. Don’t waste any time securing passes for this fest, because it has a history of selling out quick. Check out the full lineup below and enjoy!

Logic Makes Guest Appearance As Himself In Latest Episode of Rick & Morty

Logic Rick Morty

We love collaborations and nothing is better when an unexpected collaboration pops up. Today we have the pleasure of Logic making a surprise appearance on one of our favorite TV shows, Rick & Morty. At the end of last night's episode Logic made an appearance and rapped at a festival Rick put together. See below and enjoy!

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