Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch honored with virtual reality tour of home studio
Oscilloscope Laboratories, in partnership with Red Bull Music Academy and Media Monks, launched a new online project on Friday, honoring the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch (aka MCA). Titled "The House that Yauch Built," it's a virtual-reality, interactive tour of Yauch's home studio. The new website gives visitors an inside look at the Oscilloscope Laboratories studio and production headquarters, including 360-degree views of the facility's many rooms (even the bathrooms), and with annotated facts and trivia. In addition, the site features archived interviews and related footage from the Beastie Boys' career. Fans can get an intimate look at Yauch's recording equipment, including the upright Ampeg Baby bass he used while touring (located in his office), and a Neve 8078 Console mixing board he purchased in 2011, which was used to record Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" before finding a home at Oscilloscope. Other highlights include a flower pot gifted to the studio by Cat Power in 2016, a shelf containing the entire Oscilliscope Pictures filmography, and a large ping pong table purchased from Craigslist. You can visit the site HERE.
In case you missed it, Beastie Boys will be releasing a 600-page book authored by Ad-Rock and Mike D sometime in the fall, which Mike D claims "isn't exactly a memoir."
MCA Day, the annual NYC tribute to Yauch, held its final edition on August 5, 2017.