Projection mapping is certainly nothing new, but artist and engineer Barry Threw’s immensely comprehensive project leaves you dazed to the point of confused when you consider the time, care and unflinching work ethic that went into actualizing this breathtaking, immersive spectacle. Using 44 projectors with a combined brightness of 840,000 lumens, the projections covered a surface 600ft wide x 351ft high. How do you like THEM apples?
For those of you interested in keeping up with emerging sub-genres of the bass world... For the rest of you it's perfectly fine to stop reading now.
More mindblowing stuff from the world of experimental sound design. j.viewz has made it his mission to play one of Massive Attack’s most enduring hits on an aubergine, some strawberries and a carrot. A mission that he succeeds in completing with flying, fruity colours.
The founding father of the legendary London club night, Secret Sundaze, recorded a three-hour set when playing Panorama Bar some weeks ago. A classy set ranging from deep Afro inspired tunes to Chicago, Acid and back again. Lots of hidden gems in there and well worth a listen...
The latest edition in the AIAIART series comes with a generous helping of the feminine touch. Caroline Sillesen is a young illustrator/artist with a distinctive black/white graphic aesthetic and a deeply personal style. Have a look and a listen.
About a year ago Toby Schachman made a small and brilliant online drawing interface called recursivedrawing.com – today I found this site, and lost any hope of getting my work done for the day. In order to even the playing field, I am now sharing it with you guys. Come on, don't let me be the only slacker here!
Our partners over at KiBiSi have yet another award to place on what must be an increasingly strained mantelpiece. And this time around they took it home with a magnetically attachable bike light that performs a cut above the rest while being easy on the eye in that characteristic KiBiSi fashion.
A guitar, a unique voice and a devotion is what Schultz and Forever is all about. The young wiz-kid has, in a very short period of time, given the danish folk scene something to chew on.
The Gravity stool is invented by the Dutch Artist Jólan van der Wiel, who uses it to craft interior design and furniture with unique tactility and shapes.
- is not the title of ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist john Frusciante’s latest solo album. It’s actually a sound experiment that makes water flow in awe-inducing shapes and patterns. Click play on the video and prepare to be delighted.
The L.A.-based musician Nosaj Thing released “Eclipse/Blue” a few months ago. The track is great but the video is...hard to put into words. The visual made by the artist Daito Manabe who teamed up with takcom, Satoru Higa, and MIKIKO to direct this masterpiece, is produced by the Creators Project, the ongoing, seriously fruitful collab between Intel and Vice. The video expresses a hypnotic compelling perceptional universe of optical illusions and movement.
In this interview from 2010 Om’Mas Keith talks about his upcoming album and explains why many artist travel to LA to finish their work. Enjoy!
The future of sketching is coming. WobbleWorks designed a groundbreaking hand held 3D printing device. A pen that can draw in the air! The 3Doodler literally puts the power of 3D printing in the hands of the creator with no need of any technical knowledge, software or computers.
The first monthly podcast of Maskinrum is now up for your listening pleasure. The live recordings from Mana Pool, Nature Won and Sekuoia, who performed at the first event on the 23rd of February, have been narrowed down to a an hour's mishmash of electronica, ambient and dubstep. All music in the video above is also taken from the live recordings.
The last two gigs were the best in terms of performance, especially in Hamburg everything came together just right. While the snow was falling heavily outside LOLA, Brandt Brauer Frick & Om’Mas delivered a spectacular show on the top floor of the old bunker.
Pieter-Jan Pieters formerly affilliated with our friends at Teenage Engineering and currently doing the rounds on Tedx just sent us his latest project, which aims to commercialize a series of devices (midi-controllers) that work on movement, drawing, heartbeat, and other analog gestures. It’s utterly arresting and right up our alley.
This week I’m on tour with Brandt Brauer Frick, Omas Keith and LOLA, a new duo from Amsterdam. 5 gigs, 4 cities, 4 days. We started Wednesday night at Zoom in Frankfurt and tonight it’s going down in our motherly church of Berghain, Berlin. I secretly took a few shots during sound check.
The Danish, New York based, Mikkel Hess graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2002. He is best known for his leading role in the band Hess Is More, but has contributed to a lot of different music project over the years. At the moment he is a busy guy as he is currently playing the drums in the jazz trio Spacelab, with his brother Nikolaj Hess and Anders Christensen, as well as writing and producing music for different films and shows and playing the drums with Henrik Vibskov in the drum duo, Trommefredag. I met up with him for a coffee and a steak at Christianshavn to talk about his different projects and his thoughts on his approach to creating music.
Dunkel Radio takes a stroll with label owner, DJ, Producer and new father: Will Saul.
Guess that title is pretty self-explanatory? Nevertheless we won’t spare you our need to wax lyrical on this particular Boiler Room performance carried out by one Peanut Butter Wolf.
The past year we have presented a horde of interviews and top-notch DJ mixes by the Danish underground and some international high rollers.
The Thread Wrapping Machine wraps furniture in a cocoon of colored strings. Almost like a spider wrapping its spray the Thread Wrapping Machine, Designed by Anton Alvarez, is fixating furniture components together instead of using traditional methods like nails and screws.
That’s right, Studio A will be having Traktor weeks in Studio A from the 4th until the 16th of March, which means that everyone’s welcome to drop by and try out Native Instruments’ acclaimed DJ Software used by a diverse and brilliant range of DJs from Matthew Dear to Richie Hawtin.
Yes, that’s a promise we’re prepared to make even though the documentary hasn’t even been released yet. How did we work up the nerve to posit such a bold claim in the face of potential ridiculing from the legions of nerds who will no doubt have irreconcilable opinions on this topic? Well, for starters because Ghostly International’s Jason Amm AKA Solvent produced and co-wrote the damn thing. And when the list of interviewees reads: John Foxx, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Daniel Miller (Mute), Carl Craig, James Holden, Trent Reznor, Dominic Butler (Factory Floor), Legowelt, Chris Carter, John Tejada, and Gary Numan, you know you’ve struck solid gold.
Chi-town’s Chunk-a-bud aka Taxi C.A.B. has been part of my set for the last few months. His classic tune Chunk-a-nova from 1994 is just too good to be true (and the girls dig it). He was a resident DJ at the Red Dog club in Chicago in 1990s and has recently resurfaced with new material..
The very competent RBMA crew say that:’H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.’ Whatever it is, it’s most definitely worth a watch.
There ain’t no party like a Buraka Som Sistema Party. If you’ve never witnessed one of their bass-y, Angolan Kuduro-fueled sets you really are missing out, my friend. Watch and learn as the Lisbon-based lecturers teach us how to throw it down with piercing sirens, merciless beats and aggro MCing.
If you are into lo-fi house, the styles of Dam-Funk or just a fan of Miami Vice, I strongly recommend checking out Moon B.