Maskinrum - the new concert series for live electronic music - is opening on the 23rd of February with wonder kid Sekuoia as the header. The people behind, Simon, Daniel and Niels-Christian, gives a walkthrough of their project.
A little lesson in popular cultural history from Dark Matters. Take it away, boys.
Techno-emperor Shed aka. Réne Pawlowitz was recently featured in the acclaimed DVD video-interview series Slices by Electronic Beats and you should check it out.
As it turns out, scientific inquiry into sound doesn’t only have an impact on our ears. It can also be extremely easy on the eye as these photos from the audio chambers at the Technical University of Denmark are a stunning testament to.
We came, we saw, we....parked a heavily modified sound taxi in the middle of Forum. And times were had at the Gallery fair where we presented our latest products and had a tight line up of local DJs, if we do say so ourselves. Thanks to everyone who dropped by with friendly support.
We had a decidedly ballin’ time at this year’s Art Basel in Miami. Here’s a little video that captures the atmosphere and shows our latest collaborator, Young Guru, and his pal Just Blaze rocking TMA-1s at the AIAIAI Art Basel party, which we held at Bardot. Check it. And remember not to sleep on the upcoming TMA-1 Studio Young Guru edition...
A funny, ingenious masterstroke that made me smile. This very nerdy and curious remix of The Animals' 'House Of The Rising Sun' is one of the most spectacular and coolest covers I’ve heard so far.
I’m taking time off to rehabilitate, thus no article today. However, I have prepared a little mix that I hope you will enjoy... See you next week!
By plotting the volume of sound waves on a frequency time graph, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, turned sound into a physical, 3D chair. After creating and testing 719 different sounds and transforming them into shapes, Plummer-Fernandez achieved his final design. He says, “The aesthetic of sound waves becomes the aesthetic of the chair. The result is a product with dual existence as both a ‘sound’ and a ‘chair’.”
"A definite length of time marked off by two instants." Latency Recordings is a vinyl-only label that combines the exploration of new sounds and feelings with a classic basis of house & techno. Just coming down from the rush of the immediate sell-out success of their debut release "The Post Industrial EP" by Innerspace Halflife, Dee caught up with founders Souleymane and Sidney.
It gives us no small amount of childlike joy to feature Copenhagen street art legend huskmitnavn in the AIAIART series. As some of you may remember, we once did a USB project with the very same artist a few years back and it’s no secret that we’ve always been fans of his subtle, quirky and very often straight up hilarious work.
Tonight is the night that Beck Hansen reinterprets and performs David Bowie’s classic ‘Sound and Vision’ in collaboration with 170 musicians. Taking place on a specially constructed circular stage and working within a multi-directional sound environment, the performance will explore the possibilities of perspective and sound movement surrounding the audience. This rather spectacular concept will be recorded using 360º equipment and shown online February 10th.
Red Bull just opened an impressive new studio right here in Copenhagen. Designed and built with the aim of giving local talent a forum for recording and producing music, the latest initiative from the Red Bull camp looks characteristically on-point and painstakingly realized.
Emil AKA Emil Viril and AIAIAI go way back. Or at least a couple of years back. The Tartelet Records boss works in our office and is sort of our man in Berlin. When he's not providing Eyes & Ears with insider knowledge, clues and interviews, Emil frequently DJs in both Copenhagen and Berlin and constitutes one half of the hilariously named producer duo Muff Deep.
Throne of Blood Records started in Dec 2006 as a joint venture between The Rapture and DJ James Friedman. Initially created as a venue for releasing remix singles off The Raptures 2006 album Pieces of the People We Love. This year Throne of Blood will continue to push ahead with more releases in the pipeline and a host of live events to follow. Cosmic Kids, Bohemian Groove, Bicep, Daniel Avery, Call Super and Populette are only a few of the excellent artists on our good bud James Friedman's roster. Always searching for the new and next, expect to be surprised in the coming months as the label's talented bloggers come at you with with off-kilter anekdotes and straight up brilliance.
Christian Zander AKA The Emperor of Antarctica was born in Denmark and grew up in Hans Christian Andersen's hometown, Odense. In 1998, he dropped out of high school accepting a job offer from a local ad agency. After that, he worked in Copenhagen on Nike, work which resulted in the first Cannes D'Or Grand Prix given to Denmark since 1961. He then went on to work on the Lego brand at PR firm 'Sigma' before co-founding 'Bottega Areté, an experimental design group and artist collective, in 2002. Bottega Areté were pioneers in the digitally driven VJ scene in Scandinavia in the early 00s. In 2006, he relocated to Bucharest and worked between Denmark and Romania until 2008, when he returned to Denmark to start his solo practice as 'the Emperor of Antarctica' - working on graphics for music, the design of Copenhagen luxury hotel apartments Stay Copenhagen, and as the Art Director for Danish headphone brand AIAIAI. From 2011 till the end of 2012 he relocated back to Bucharest to focus on his own studies again. Focusing on aperiodic patterns and programming. He keeps a tight relationship with us here at AIAIAI and for that we're eternally grateful.
Ulrik AKA Uggis is the editor of Eyes & Ears. He works at AIAIAI where he handles written communication and internet-related dealings and when he’s not sat in AIAIAI HQ he finds the time to be an awkward Trekkie who nerds about music and occasionally contributes to Dazed Digital.
Fie is our resident film geek and movie-going enthusiast. She has a weekness for sci-fi and a preference for kitchy old stuff, but genre or vintage is no limitation – she ventures, views and reviews. Moreover, Fie used to hide out in the projectionist room of a Northjutland cinema and constantly yearn for the flickering cinematic realm. Now she's using her eyes and ears to bring her filmic recommendations to the light of day.
Long-haired, leather-clad, impossibly tall Ole likes Rock 'n Roll and is not afraid to look like it. When not blogging for us or attending gigs in Nørrebro's grubby rock bars and clubs, he studies Ideation at KEA with a focus on music.
Previously affiliated with the now sadly defunct but still legendary Copenhagen club, Dunkel, the Dunkel Radio crew are comprised of Najaraaq, Daniel and Andreas, three very musical, bright young things who make it their business to report from the global electronic underground. Expect discerning tips, in-depth interviews and quite a few curveballs from the Dunkel Radio Crew who also DJ at Studio A from Time to time.
Videomaker and fashion enthusiast documenting life at 24fps. Created Copenhagers.com back in the fall of 2011, with the idea of promoting people, places, brands, ideas, projects and to give visibility to all the creative peeps who keep doing what they love. When Mattia is not suplying us with neat camera action, he runs Norsk Mand and makes videos for Hypebeast.
In the 90s Kristian grew up among the villa fences in the province. He lived a comfortable life – building caves and made soup of snails and horseshit over open fire. In his early years, he painted the streets along the gutter in the dark hours. It was where he learned the basic rules of communication and visual expression. Today – years later – he lives for the experiments and challenges of visual expression in sculptures, installations, videos, photos and paintings. Kristian works with light and in layers to express moods and tell stories. Right now he's doing his master degree at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, school of Design.
Dark Matters are Lasse, Rune, Ida and Nicky, four deeply creative minds, who work with video projection, light and artifacts to transform venues, music, film and TV, aiming to surprise themselves and their audience at all times. They've worked with everyone from Adidas to Kenton Slash Demon and manage to remain very down-to-earth and nice about it despite ample opportunity to get annoying and stuck up, which is just one of many reasons that we're chuffed to have them contributing to Eyes & Ears.
Hans was born in 79, graduated gymnasium/high school 1999 and graduated arch school january 2007. He's also a pizza & burger enthusiast, a lover of falsetto music (has man crush on Prince) a cardboard sculpturist and a former project manager of the architects association with a receding hairline who's plotting & scheming while blogging for us... *phew* Hans sure is a lot of things.
After 19 years in Denmark, Rasmus swapped smørrebrød and the little mermaid for undergraduate studies in northern California in 2010. When he's not rocking data structures and algorithms as part of his computer science major, Rasmus spends his time chasing Berlin's techno scene, the UK's dubstep offspring and various house scenes from afar and also finds the time to write for Soundvenue. On top of the nerdy satisfaction those pursuits yield, he channels some of that fanboyism into his blog Going Other Places as well as his radio show on KZSU Stanford.
For me, one of the kewl things about photographing fashion week is that they're often done at venues that you don't see every day. The other one is, of course, that there are beautiful people everywhere you look, and sometimes they're scantily clad. These then are a handful of snapshots with nary a model in sight.