We’ve been pestering our old pal, Tomas for a mix for a while now and lo and behold it’s finally here! The DJ/producer/drummer’s first mix for us is an intense, deep and ethereal affair that will transport you to timelessly grandiose places of concentrated bliss. Mixed on the TMA-1 Studio, Tomas proves - once again - that you don’t always have to shout to get heard.
Our Parisian homies from ClekClekBoom sent us a preview of their 8th label release, which are three dark and dangerous bangers from enigmatic Institubes regular, Jean Nipon. It’s basically the next level dance floor jams you never knew you needed in your life.
‘Winter is coming’, as they say with a grave and ominous air in Game of Thrones. As the days get shorter and our bikes increasingly inadequately lit, we inhabitants of Scandinavia start to equip our bikes with lights to ensure our safe passage through the dark nights of Winterfell (also known as Scandinavia). And this winter we’re in luck as KiBiSi’s new magnetically attachable bike lights are one step ahead of the game in terms of usability, design and basically everything you can think of.
AIAIAI’s old buddy and ex-graphic designer, Christian Zander, is a multitalented visual artist whose thoroughly impressive work we thought it pertinent to feature on our blog. The Emperor was kind enough to accommodate and will thus be contributing right here on the regular. To start things off, here’s a colourful video he made in collaboration with Silviu Visan for Copenhagen-based purveyors of affecting melancholy, the awesome I Got You on Tape.
Contemporary dance music’s flamboyant flagship make a contribution to the renowned DJ Kicks series. Disco, 80s new beat, 90s house and current cuts get thrown into a mix that’s classically and unmistakably Hercules & Love Affair.
We supplied the Strøm festival with some headphones for their workshop at Culture Box, which was taught by Tony Nwachukwu, and featured talks with Detroit Legend Mike Huckaby and Anders Trentemøller.
Artist, director, designer and photographer, San Diego-based creative Charles Berquist is an innovative jack of all trades who manages the rare feat of mastering it all. Teaming up with our American pals over at Ghostly International, the talented visualist has created a series of hazy, enigmatic prints for Ghostly’s expanding, new label of visual artists.
In which the gruesome South African twosome kick out more affronts to moral, decency and taste.
Design demi-god and President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, delivers another inspiring talk spanning a lifetime of work in art, design and technology. If you want to make it within design, taking 17 minutes out of your day to watch this is probably not a bad idea.
Prior to the release of his new album, 'Lux', ambient music’s main originator presents a new ‘generative’ App that lets you create music. Music that’s not completely within your control. Confused? Click on the pic and let Eno explain.
The maximalist badman from Glasgow tears up New York’s hipster hub and rocks TMA-1s while doing it. Our Tuesday just got a wee bit better.
Tri Angle’s latest signing knocks our socks off with a track that sounds like the actual, physical realization of warp drive technology. Ladies and gentlemen, the 22-year-old Bristolian producer known as Vessel is floating in space.
The lean king of sleazed-up techno, Detroit’s favorite new son of the motor city beat, gave it hard and fast to the Royal Stage at the opening night of Trailerpark.
Helsinki-based ceramics artist and all-around super cool chick Mandy Yau AKA Man Yau created these skateable (albeit fragile) decks made entirely out of porcelain. Check out the short film after the jump for some pretty remarkable porcelain skate action.
Cybergoths, gangsta caps, snakes and medieval weaponry; it can only be the latest Grimes video.
They’re all in there: the first mass produced Thonet No. 14 chair in the 1850s over Alvar Aalto’s cantilever chair and Verner Panton’s one-piece, all the way to Jasper Morrison’s Air Chair using gas injection at the turn of this century.
Our hats off to you, Scuba. Very few people can pull off a video that so blatantly rips off the 90s. If you’re in need of a little pick me up after a long day at work, the hip hop freshness and golden- age-of-rave piano styles of Scuba's latest single is where it’s at.
Well slap me sideways, three intense-looking chicks just went and stole the title for:’ Best breezy but busy, sun-kissed Friday ditty’. And let’s face it, the competition in that category is fierce.
Can you feel it coming in the air tonight? It’s Copenhagen’s finest street-wrecking, city festival and it’s coming for your sanity like a brain-stealing thief in the night. We heart Distortion to death, which is why we made this guide to the fun-filled shenanigans. Enjoy.
Remember ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Magnolia’ and ‘Punch Drunk Love’? Well, the guy who directed those modern classics is back with a new movie starring Philip Seymor Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix. Check out the teaser trailer after the jump.
Derwin Schlecker AKA Gold Panda is at it again. This time he’s brought reinforcements in the form of gauzy, modern hip hop and tasty 808 snares.
We’ve been fans of this prolific San Francisco-based artist for quite some time, making a post on his outstanding work long overdue.
We cannot praise those on-point London hepcats at Boiler Room enough. Which is also why we cannot shy away from the fact that we like it when our headphones are in their excellent show. Here’s a selection of some of the sickest TMA-1 sets imaginable, live in the em-effin Boiler Room.
Ever wondered what it would sound like if Boddika had collaborated with Johnny Jewel on the Drive soundtrack? Girl Unit’s got your back on that one. Next level freshness right here.
One of our favorite labels made a mixtape for one of our favorite festivals, the upcoming Copenhagen Distortion Festival. It’s well nice.