Marvel at the painstaking work of paper cut enthusiasts who spent what seems like a significant part of their lives just to impress your eyeballs. Show these people some goddamn respect and watch this video immediately!
If you are into Sci-fi (doh!), we strongly recommend checking out Charlie Brookers television drama "Black Mirror". 2 seasons with 3 episodes in each with a frightening near future approach to modern society - they range from killer awesome to mediocre, but every episode is very relevant. Modern British television when it´s darkest (and best).
I have a huge soft spot for art projects that deal with the translation of digital concepts into real world objects. I'd like to showcase two such projects I've come across recently.
On Saturday the good people of Get Deep throw their monthly party at about/blank in Berlin. The guys always present ambitious line-ups but this time they have surpassed themselves. Headlining the event is none other than the legendary Greg Wilson.
Audio design and iconic Copenhagen skate culture merge in the Capital ALIS edition aimed at the active skate/ BMX/ running set of the urban metropolis. Released today, this special edition colab comes with signature graphics designed by ALIS and sports the characteristic ALIS logo on the speaker housing.
And does it in a rather thought-provoking way that asks profound questions about the fundamental nature of sound. Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim examines the physical aspects of our favorite medium to make it more inclusive to everyone – including people who can’t actually hear it.
I recently caught up with Giles Smith of the legendary London club night secretsundaze to learn about his affection for house music, his friendship and collaboration with Martin Dawson (RIP) and how to keep a club running for more than 12 years.
According to Ableton, Push is a new tangible instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch without having computer geek skills and sticking to software and mouse as instrument.
Check out Michael Cera's directorial debut right here, right now.
Hype is something we try to avoid because we’re elitist snobs. Well, actually, it’s mainly because we think it’s a bit boring to post the same bits that everyone else is posting. That said, there’s no way in hell we’re not posting the mighty Panda bear riffing on his collaboration with our favorite French robots. Click play and listen to Panda Bear explain his longstanding infatuation with Daft Punk, the pressure of performing on the spot and recording old sounds to make them new. Take it away, Panda bear.
We live in a world of new technologies and amazing materials. How come no one ever told us about Thinking Putty? It’s been on the market since 2010, when Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld (yes that’s the real name) developed it.
There are quite a few domino videos doing the rounds on the web, but very few are as inventive and well-executed as the action in the promo for A-Trak and Tommy Trash’s ‘Tuna Melt’. Sit back, relax and enjoy the relentless ride through dominoes, flames, water, toilets and pretty much anything else you can think of within a dominoes-related context.
A hypnotic, visual meditation on North American leisure culture created by Evan Prosofsky, the guy who directed the memorable ‘Oblivion’ video for Grimes, Bat for Lashes’ ‘All Your Gold’ and Grizzly Bears’ ‘Yet Again’. Sporting an ethereal soundtrack by Dirty Beaches, this contemplative video set in the ‘strange suburban utopia’ of World Waterpark in Alberta, Canada, might just restore your Monday brain to its normal functions.
This Record Store Day sees our graphic designer's solo project, Yen Sleep, hook up with Danish duo Broke for a limited edition 12". Cop this visceral slice of intense machine-made music before the vinyl nerds buy in bulk and run for the hills.
Opale is a Paris-based band comprised of Sophia Hamadi and Rocío Ortiz. Last week a remarkable teaser video for their upcoming album popped up online.
Baauer is that kid who produced that thunderous joint with Just Blaze and started one of the internet’s biggest crazes in recent memory to boot. However, as it becomes glaringly obvious a few minutes into the Austin-based Boiler Room appearance alongside RL Grime AKA Clockwork, he’s also a skilled selector with an ear for moving the crowd. Together they show Austin how it’s done in a UK-inspired stylee. Get on it – and watch out for that Artful Dodger drop!
- with this nifty little wooden juicer called Turn Around, which not only looks beautifully simple, but also brings back juicing to its tactile origin through the ‘Nordic hyper analogue design’ as KiBiSi put it.
In this, the latest Fragment interview, we stayed close to home, more specifically the Copenhagen borough of Nørrebro, where we had an in-depth conversation with up-and-coming producer/DJ Beastie Respond AKA Tobias Hjørnet Pedersen. This is what the Rinse.FM-featured, Blawan-remixed and progressively rising artist had to say about drum and bass, his enduring love for the 80s - and singing into an iPhone on the bus.
The second monthly podcast of Maskinrum is now up! On the 20th of March we had the pleasure of presenting two acts from the ever-growing electronic scene in Copenhagen - Beastie Respond and Lauge & Baba Gnohm. Both acts played delectable live-performances and we present you with the full concert from Lauge & Baba Gnohm. And before you ask - don't worry : Beastie Respond's amazing set will also be available in the near future. All music in the video above is taken from the live recordings.
Ghostly International, our discerning friends who have given us so much good music over the years, have slowly moved away from being ‘just’ a record label and branched out into art, style, pop-up shops and most recently: sugar. More specifically, they’ve created a remarkable limited art edition of Beacon’s new album ‘The Ways We Separate’. Housed in a sculpture cast in sugar and epoxy, the latest Ghostly innovation should make an eye-catching addition to your record collection.
Well, we’ll have it by the end of summer, at least. If you, like us, found yourself deeply immersed in Neill Blomkamp’s unconventional, South African Sci-fi thriller, you’ll want to get a good look at this very promising new teaser. Featuring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Blomkamp has gone from the indie circuit to big budget blockbuster territory – and by the looks of this trailer, he just might pull it off.
The latest creation by our friends from KiBiSi is a range of contract market furniture designed to last. As always, KiBiSi’s creative process has been mindful of what Lars calls ‘aesthetic sustainability’ meaning that Scoop is produced to be a credible design choice when your great grandchildren make their first furniture purchase.
Going out in Berlin is usually associated with clubbing and people often forget to check out all the bars the city has to offer. Getting wasted can be a treat, if you know where to go.
Calling out all of Copenhagen's techno fans, house fanatics, disco freaks and general vinyl nerds. There's a new record shop in town for us - and it's called Dorma 21!
A brand new interview with disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder has surfaced. The now 72 year old Moroder talks about collaborating with Daft Punk on their much-anticipated new album set to release in May..
Dunkel Radio's Andreas Rosendal had a talk with the co-host Torsten Cordes about his new monthly club i/ O.
- is one of the cleverest pieces of experimental sound design we’ve laid our ears on for quite some time. By performing the seemingly simple act of rubbing leaves against a turntable, composer and sound designer Diego Stocco creates overwhelmingly delectable ear candy that makes turntable wizkids like Kid Koala seem like musical conservatives in comparison.
One of the world’s best DJs throws down the sound among the scantily clad pool posse of Boiler Room Miami. Enjoy the timeless, tantalizingly tasteful set of the main man Carl Craig as he takes you on an electronic odyssey of great things past and present from Moodyman to Omar S.
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.
Stuart Li has been turning heads all over the globe with his super raw productions as Basic Soul Unit. His techno and acid-inspired house is being released on impressive labels such as Nonplus Records, New Kanada and Ostgut Ton, to name a few. Step inside for the interview.