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Red Bull maps the history of UK club culture online

Red Bull's Revolutions In Sound site is beautifully designed by Stinkdigital to create a place where people can reminisce about the 90s club scene, and where current and new clubbers can discover music and club nights. 

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The project uses some interesting tech. "The biggest innovation in the project was the multiple data sources being automatically merged to be rendered in a hybrid canvas and DOM structure," says Thomas Alisi, Stinkdigital solutions architect.

The build includes cross-referencing APIs from Discogs, LastFM, SoundCloud, Freebase, Google+, using a custom built CMS, AngularJS for the Model-View-Controller (MVC) implementation and Pixi.js with Box2D for the canvas visualisation area and the first ever use of the Google Picker API outside of Google+ - all designed in a device agnostic manner. Even though it's using some crazy technology, those browsers that don't support JavaScript, or CSS3, can still get a "thematically consistent experience".

Words: Ros Horner

This article originally appeared in net magazine issue 250

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