We’ve teamed up with our New York-based friends at Ghostly International for a city guide. But this is not just any run-of-the-mill city guide: It’s a tale of two cities—more specifically, Copenhagen and New York. We’ve actually made you a tour of Copenhagen’s sights, sounds, and attractions, pairing them with the New York equivalents. It’s a sweet cross-cultural ride spanning the full range of touristy delights from Denmark’s capital to the Big Apple.
This week our cultured friends from Ghostly will take the reins on our Instagram account. Expect on-point, music-related items, design-savvy posting and all the other inspirational stuff that comes with one of the raddest labels out there.
We've made, what we believe to be the first turntable scratch machine banner ad ever.
It’s here. The turbulent Technicolor sea of camp stage outfits is upon us. This year Denmark is hosting the gargantuan media pandemonium right here in AIAIAI’s backyard, the fair city of Copenhagen.
This idea is something we would have loved to have thought of. A business card that turns into a wallet sized, battery-free speaker for your smartphone. (Something you should off course only do if you forgot your headphones)
To some of us Westerners, particularly the ones who live in little, old Copenhagen, the size, scope and vastness of Beijing, let alone China, can be hard to get our heads around. To say that the Chinese capital moves at a different architectural pace than most Europeans are used to is, apparently, a grave understatement.
The concept of Trans Metro Express is to give four electronic acts the opportunity to compose a live set for the Copenhagen Metro, inspired by a video of a specific Metro stretch. The music is subsequently played live in the moving Metro while the Copenhagen massive go Metro mental, as it were. It’s safe to say that the compentent creatives behind The STRØM Festival of Electronic Music go that extra mile to provide the very best in music, movement, and memorable experience. A fact which this year’s Trans Metro Express was, very literally, a moving testament to. AIAIAI tagged along for the ride and filmed the entire thing, which resulted in this very video. Check it out.
Copenhagen just gained a new architectural icon, located on the waterfront just outside the city. From above it has the shape of a whirlpool. From the ground it looks more like a huge whale that washed up on the shore. The intricate and very 'liquid-y' geometry is constructed by casting concrete around a steel skeleton, before covering it with sheets of aluminum, which all have diamond shapes in same dimensions. This has the added benefit of making the totality of the construction look like fish scales. Yes, it's a sight to behold.
A little lesson in popular cultural history from Dark Matters. Take it away, boys.
Mama used to tell me to keep both feet on the ground. I normally try to, but Tomas Saraceno’s transparent 'bouncy castle' art installation made me feel like walking on air and I had to let go. I felt like a kid playing in this giant adult playground, which behaves like a suspended trampoline crossed with a see-through bouncy surface.
Want to see the documentary that depicts the rise, tribulations and subsequent rise of the world’s best operating independent hip hop label? It’s all about the Stones Throw Kickstarter project.
There are many different ways to promote your message. Our buddies from the utterly excellent Parisian label/party crew/website ClekClekBoom made a trippy video featuring producers Bambounou and French Fries getting rowdy in the kitchen. A true Friday post, if we do say so ourselves.
CphCph is about documenting unseen Copenhagen and conquering impassable places. With no fear of heights and taking private property with a grain of salt, the two man crew consisting of Thue and Anders, explore the most inaccessible and prohibited places in Copenhagen in stunning, vertigo-inducing ways.
Drinking cold beer in the summertime is pretty great. In light of this inescapable fact, we highlight a few clever beer concepts. It’s beer ‘o clock.
Get a load of this fresh, new edition of Lomography’s analogue, hand-crank camera that comes complete with signature and material from 2010 Palme D’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Making everything you can think of, from bus stop windows to trees, into a soundboard may not be exactly the thing you dreamt of, but that doesn’t make the realization of said idea any less spectacular.
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.
Featuring the mother of all ACID literature. For this edition of the Friday ACID post, we’re going back to The Acid House. The book, that is.
Ridley Scott’s back. Check out the latest trailer for what looks set to be another inspired, lush and terrifyingly intense visual experience from the legendary director.
This week: Japanese tastemakers Undercover provide you with swear words and seriously contemporary statements all rolled up into one neat, wearable package.
And it actually sounds pretty good - in an eerie, unearthly sort of way.
It's about that time, time to get down with the T-shirt of the week. This week: That Shit Cray' tee for lovers of crayfish and braggadocio rap.
Well, that's hard to say, really. But we can say this: the future looks promising as some of the world's best music blogs come together in this new Kickstarter project.
Mexican ghetto music is the music for you, says Diana. Check it out and have a look at those boots while you're at it.
Because we dig T-shirts. This week: A great tee featuring Eddie Murphy and Rick James.
An end of year list that doesn’t involve music!
Here it is, our inaugural Xmas wish list! Peep what the AIAIAI employees would like to unwrap on Christmas Eve.
Love TV but hate most of the mindless drivel that it churns out? Network Awesome's got your back.