New Contributor: The Emperor of Antarctica

New Contributor: The Emperor of Antarctica

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.

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DJ Kicks: Hercules & Love Affair

DJ Kicks: Hercules & Love Affair

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.

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Video From the Strøm x Red Bull Music Academy x AIAIAI Workshop and Masterclass

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.

AIAIART: Charles Bergquist’s ‘Everyday Project’

AIAIART: Charles Bergquist’s ‘Everyday Project’

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.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Die Antwoord – ‘Fatty Boom Boom’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Die Antwoord – ‘Fatty Boom Boom’

In which the gruesome South African twosome kick out more affronts to moral, decency and taste.

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John Maeda TED Talk

John Maeda TED Talk

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.

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Brian Eno Presents SCAPE: A New Music-making App for iPad

Brian Eno Presents SCAPE: A New Music-making App for iPad

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.

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Rustie Live @ MoMA PS1

Rustie Live @ MoMA PS1

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.

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Vessel – ‘Court of Lions’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Vessel – ‘Court of Lions’

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.

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Review: Jimmy Edgar @ Trailerpark Festival

Review: Jimmy Edgar @ Trailerpark Festival

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.

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Porcelain Decks by Man Yau

Porcelain Decks by Man Yau

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.

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Grimes Releases New Self-directed Video for ‘Genesis’

Grimes Releases New Self-directed Video for ‘Genesis’

Cybergoths, gangsta caps, snakes and medieval weaponry; it can only be the latest Grimes video.

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Chair Design Over the Last 150 Years In 8 Minutes

Chair Design Over the Last 150 Years In 8 Minutes

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.

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Friday ACID Post # 17

Friday ACID Post # 17

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In which DMX Krew gets his long overdue ACID post feature.

The AIAIAI Guide to Roskilde 2012

There’s no getting around it. It was inevitable. Unavoidable, even. We had to do it. And so it hath transpired that we made a guide to this year’s musical essentials. Lock up your daughters, it’s the AIAIAI guide to Roskilde 2012!

AIAIAI @ Roskilde 2012

AIAIAI @ Roskilde 2012

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Because weee ! Aaaaaare! Your friends! And weee! Have a booth at Ros-kilde, so come on! That’s right, we’ve just set up shop in the infamous hedonistic playground and we want you to come and say hi.

Scuba – ’NE1BUTU’

Scuba – ’NE1BUTU’

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.

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Interview: Tomas Barfod

Interview: Tomas Barfod

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We sat down with old friend, product developer, and righteous music virtuoso Tomas Barfod for a chat about his stint in LA and his choice new, Dazed& Confused-approved album, ‘Salton Sea’.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Haim – ‘Forever’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Haim – ‘Forever’

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.

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Guide to Copenhagen Distortion 2012

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.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Movie is called ‘The Master’

Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Movie is called ‘The Master’

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.

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Gold Panda – Mountain/Financial District 7”

Gold Panda – Mountain/Financial District 7”

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.

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AIAIART: Richard Colman

AIAIART: Richard Colman

We’ve been fans of this prolific San Francisco-based artist for quite some time, making a post on his outstanding work long overdue.

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The TMA-1 Live  @ Boiler Room

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.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Girl Unit - 'Club Rez EP'

New Flavour in Your Ear: Girl Unit - 'Club Rez EP'

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.

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100% Silk Distortion Mixtape

100% Silk Distortion Mixtape

One of our favorite labels made a mixtape for one of our favorite festivals, the upcoming Copenhagen Distortion Festival. It’s well nice.

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Click Festival This Weekend in Elsinore

Are you going? If not, what's wrong with you? Have you seeeeen the line-up? Matthew Dear, Hype Williams, Canblaster, Lil B, Kenton Slash Demon and Clark, among others. In other words, shit’s going down in Hamlet’s old stomping grounds.

AIAIART: Scott Greenwalt

AIAIART: Scott Greenwalt

This Oakland-based artist ‘s trippy paintings display a noteworthy degree of technical proficiency and an overwhelming amount of dark delectability .

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A Concise Explanation of The Multiverse - Our Universe Is One Among Many

A Concise Explanation of The Multiverse - Our Universe Is One Among Many

Some of you may find this TED talk that makes the case for the existence of a so-called ‘multiverse’ through cutting-edge discoveries within physics a bit of a mouthful. But sometimes your Monday needs a good, dizzying, philosophical kick in the rear and that’s what Brian Greene’s utterly fascinating talk provides in full.

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Interview: Kiki

Interview: Kiki

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Ahead of his upcoming release with Chaim, we ask BPitch Control’s favorite Finnish-born, Berlin-based producer/DJ a few questions about music, life and Berlin.