I just picked up the new issue of Wallpaper today that features two guest editors; Philippe Starck and Karl Lagerfeld. Each editor was given 27 pages to do what the like. On the very last page of Philippe Starck’s section is a promotion for a soundtrack composed and mixed by Soundwalk. What’s unique about this mix is it’s a 24 hour mix that is streaming online as well as in a accompanying iPhone app. So this means that when you press play, the mix will start from the exact time it is in your current time zone not matter where you are in the world. You can listen to the mix on the Wallpaper.com, or Starck.com and you can download the app in the iTunes store, just search for “24 Hour Starck Mix”. Make sure to check it out soon because the mix will only be available until the end of the month!
I just had one of my internet freak out sessions, where I spend way to much time on a site going nuts over whatever it is I’m freaking out on. Tonight it was La Blogotheques’s Take Away Shows. Some how the guys at La Blogotheque convince a band to play a few songs in a non-typical setting, like in a bathroom, the back of a car, walking down the street, etc… The music that is created is amazing and the way it is captured it as equally as stunning. The audio, especially in the newer shows, is impeccable, like Yeasayer in the subway doing a capella. The singing is captured perfectly, yet no noise from the subway. They are nearly on their 100th show and they have featured bands like Sebastien Tellier, R.E.M., Yeasayer, Bloc Party, Black Lips, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, and so many more it’s actually hard to believe. The Take Away Shows go along right next to The Selby as one of my favorite things on the internet… Amazing original content presented in a really fresh way and they both really give you a look into peoples lives… Both totally different, but somehow very similar.
My brother turned me on to The Take Away Shows by showing me the recent video with the Fleet Foxes. Filmed in an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais, this show has some amazing visuals and I couldn’t help but to take a bunch of stills from the edit. Check out the Fleet Foxes after the jump and put some time aside to dig through the amazing archives.
Buggles- video killed the radio star
David Bowie- suffragette city
Band of Horses- funeral
Jack Johnson- sexy plexi
50 Cent- patiently waiting
Kanye West- diamonds are forever
Madonna- like a prayer
Deer Tick- ashamed
George Strait- all my exs live in Texas
Slim Thug- I run
Pac Div – Church League Champions. Feeling this.
Get your DOWNLOAD on.
Will Stroud sent through this video he directed for Alli With An I. Keepin busy!!!
I just had flashbacks of going to “shows” back in the day.
Speaking of upcoming albums, here’s another one I was waiting on.
This is old, but click here to read about the interesting new path of Iggy Pop MashKULTURE.
Click here to watch the video for King of the Dogs.
Click here to watch a French TV conference with Iggy regarding the new album… dude is fascinating.
One of the better tracks posted on Kanye’s blog recently, go listen to “Auditorium” by Mos Def featuring an interesting verse from Slick Rick. The download link expired but once you hear it I’m sure you’ll find a way to get it. Or you can watch part of it live here. I’m very much looking forward to the new album produced by MadLib.
Side note: Ever notice how live hip hop is mostly terrible? Even the best rap tracks get butchered by the best rappers when they’re on stage. I think it’s all the yelling and running around, but I can’t be sure. I’m like come on man, I love your music, stand still, maybe play an instrument, slow your heartbeat, stop shouting. In stark contrast here’s Mos Def killing a live performance on the Letterman show.
Maicol Chavez, who’s done some stuff with Defgrip in the Real Ninja past, like putting together an amazing Autophoto, has been DJing with his friend Chris Mekdara, under the name Cru Joness and they put a rad mix together for Defgrip. Download and check out all the info after the jump!
I like the way this video transitions from Detroit to LA and NY scenarios.
My friend Ben Wolf linked me to this this morning. He shot it a few months ago and I thought it was amazing for many reasons. If you have ever tried to film in Times Square then you can definitely appreciate it. Well done!
Evil – Interpol
Once in a Lifetime – Talking Heads
Turn into Something – Animal Collective
Like a Call – Architecture in Helsinki
The Dryness and the Rain – Mewithoutyou
Something Bigger, Something Brighter – Pretty Girls Make Graves
The Man who Sold the World – David Bowie
Funky Ride – Outkast
Rain King – Sonic Youth
Dogs of War – Ghostface Killah
Beaf – Bellingham Electronic Arts festival is taking place this week. If you happen to be near Bellingham, there should be some great shows going on all week from artists like Morton Subotnick, and Christopher Willits among others. Check the Beaf website here to see details.
Here is a bit more about the show:
The sixth annual BEAF features a compelling roster of international, national, and regional artists presenting and performing a wide variety of electronic music, visual art, and installation art. Electroacoustic composition, electropop, sound art, electronica, experimental hip-hop, noise, electronic dance, and ambient music are presented both in separate showcases and side by side. Taking place in downtown Bellingham and on the campus of Western Washington University, BEAF also includes lectures and panel discussions with leading artists and scholars, as well as a hands-on vintage synthesizer expo. Nestled on North Puget Sound between Seattle and Vancouver, BC, Bellingham is a beautiful place to experience a unique festival designed to open eyes, ears, and minds.
Just came across this site called We Are Hunted, which seems pretty interesting, and a potential way to find new music (you can listen to each one).
Here is the gist of it straight from the site:
“We Are Hunted is the Online Music Chart. We aggregate social networks, forums, music blogs, Torrents, P2P Networks and Twitter to develop a daily chart of the 99 most popular songs online.”
Via – Yewknee.
A while back the band M83′s record label held a contest to create a video for their song “We Own The Sky” and I just came across the winning video on The Fader blog. The video is a visually captivating, motion heavy piece, that was was created by David Altobelli. You can check the video out after the jump and check more of Altobelli’s work on his Vimeo page and website.
I’ve been stoked on Zombie Nation lately, thanks to David Lang. I’m feeling their flashing flash site as well!
1-Wouldn’t Get Far – The Game f.Kanye West
2-Something On – Tragically Hip
3-Over Your Shoulder – Dinosaur Jr.
4-On The Run – Pink Floyd
5-Accept Yourself – The Smiths
6-Chronic 2008 – Young Buck
7-Sorry About That – Alkaline trio
8-Love Hate – Master P
9-Frisco Stand Up ft Ya boy – San Quinn
10- Slow Down – Wyclef Jean
Click below for full pic.