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.
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.
The growing toddler that is our blog has amassed quite a few talented, new contributors, which is why we're renaming it and giving it a separate contributor page. That does of course call for a celebration. Come party down and drink Red Stripes with us tonight from 5-8!
The monthly Get Deep party at About/Blank has become a rather legendary night. The line up is always killer (Floating Points, Prins Thomas, and Caribou are previous selectors), the club full euphoric people and the big garden behind the venue is just perfect for warm summer nights. I caught up with the GD crew to ask about the secret behind their success only to find out that Ping-Pong is king…
"Three machines, two people, taking you to a pocket galaxy all day." Daniel caught up with Chicagoan duo Hakim Murphy & Ike Release for a talk about their blossoming project Innerspace Halflife ahead of their upcoming first tour of Europe.
Run to the beat of your feet! A magic application that synchronizes your music with your running pace is now reality. No kidding!
A stack of cardboard boxes in a room at the MNAC Contemporary Art Museum in Bucharest, Romania seems banal at first glance. It looks like a couple of warehouse guys had a couple beers too many during lunch, which prompted them to mess around in the stockroom, but the artist Zimoun actually cleverly arranged these boxes in collaboration with architect Hannes Zweifel and this sound sculpture installation is in no way a simple device.
Hans sent us these photos and asked if we could include a poem by Frank O' Hara. A request that it would utterly boorish and philistinic of us to deny... Keep it coming, Hans.
What do Amnesty, Snoop D-O-double-gizzle and AIAIAI have in common? They all got nominated in the Midem Marketing Competition, that’s what. Our creative director is going to Cannes this weekend to present the project and attend the award ceremony. Fingers crossed!
New Throne of Blood signing Bohemian Groove just dropped this intensely dark yet thoroughly uplifting mix. If you only listen to one DJ mix this week make it this slow-paced, unrelenting journey into warped electronic sound. Here's what the Berlin-based trio had to say about it.
We are overly excited about the upcoming label night at Salon zur Wilden Renate on Saturday. Having Kenton Slash Demon and Brandt Brauer Frick gathered for a showcase is a big achievement – actually it’s the first time since 2010. The guys are always busy touring and therefore not easy to get hold of.
Betcha didn’t know that we plan to hit Copenhagen Fashion Week like a fashion-hungry freight train? Well, we do! And this particular audio-riffic locomotive will consist of a tight little line-up of local DJs, our latest products and quite a few fashion-specific surprises. If you’re at the Gallery fair in Forum, we think you ought to bring over your champagne glass and say hi, come have a gander at our latest products, and, check out the spectacularly swag AIAIAI Sound Taxi that we'll drive into Forum for your personal enjoyment.
This December, Copenhagen's feisty grime queen Lucy Love decorated our shop window in a XMAS stylee, albeit with that characteristic Lucy Love touch. That did, of course, call for an impromptu little celebration, which we decided to call XMAS TING in the spirit of Yuletide and Jamaican beer.
We've compiled a few of our favorite freebies. Cause you can never really get enough presents, right?
Kasper's band is touring Germany at the moment. Do we really need to state the obvious? Go see the boys tear it up at venue near you!
This year we'll be hosting a booth at NAMM, so swing by and meet the AIAIAI team. During our stay we'll be unveiling our latest collaboration with a man who needs no introduction, but will get one anyway: Jay-Z's legendary sound engineer and music director, Young Guru, is our new partner in crime and we have exciting things in store. Come by our booth for a drink, to meet Young Guru and to learn more about the TMA-1 universe. We're also hosting a little soiree with our friends from Teenage engineering. More specifically, it's a Stones Throw Records showcase with support from OBEY Records Radio, which effectively means that you'll have to drop all prior engagements and excuses to party down on Friday the 25th.
Shooting an iPhone video with your friends just got a lot more interesting. Say hello to Vyclone - a social video creation, collaboration, and sharing app for iOS.
Here's a mesmerizing installation that invites visitors to draw on a disc with a felt tip pen, which is then translated into a musical sequence to rather startling effects.
Tomas barfod, the versatile creative and intrepid AIAIAI product developer, found the time to participate in this rather interesting project that gave him a challenge: make a track in 24 hours, using a car and a modest selection of gear, which (not so coincidentally) happened to include the TMA-1 Studio.
Oh Levon. Is there any better way to enter the new year than with a mix from your hand? Back in 2010, you and the now defunct mnmlssgs blog rang in the new year with an exquisite mix of house and techno of the finest kind. Now, you're doing it all over again!
Now that everyone's had ample time to get over New Year's Eve, we thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things with a Friday bar. Dive headfirst into 2013 with Tomas Barfod on the decks and free Red stripes for all.
The nifty/quirky handheld music device you never knew you that you desperately needed. Dam-Drum is a handheld drum machine and sequencer with four unique sounds selected by Dâm Funk, the undisputed king of iridescently smooth electro-funk. This is a collaboration with Stones Throw and Bleep Labs, who designed and built the drum in Austin, Texas and it does look a treat.
If any and all objects could be used as a musical instrument what would you choose to rock the world with? A Ninja Turtles action figure? A slice of Roquefort cheese? That may sound a bit weird, but it’s actually a very real possibility as interaction designer Dennis P Paul has created this amazing contraption that scans surfaces of objects and transforms them into audible, rhythmic frequencies.
Throne of Blood's Pixelife muses on the genre that shaped his formative years from Steve Reich to William Basinski, resulting in a choice little read and an excellent introduction to post-minimalist music.
One of the coolest object I’ve seen in 2013 so far is this. Re: Sound Bottle is an automatic remixing object that can record all given sounds and then automatically remix them into a music beat. Just pull the cork off the bottle, make or find some sounds to record, and this magical little bottle turns it into music!