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Category Archives: Art
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on September 20, 2010.
Her name is Dot, she is smaller than a centimeter, and this is the smallest stop frame animation in the world. It’s also celebrating technology that can save lives. Be sure to check out the making of video afterwards!
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on September 13, 2010.
It Monday, it’s video of the week time. No Music, just a short 3D Animation showing the death of a star and it turning into a black hole. Beautiful visual representation.
On another note, amongst Diplo’s mad ramblings I managed to find this crazy Website http://giantgummybears.com. I want one!
Written by Whole Sick. Posted on August 26, 2010.
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on August 10, 2010.
Before we get into any music matters i’ve recently stumbled on ‘Insa’ again, after first reading about him in ’04 when he featured on the front of Graffitism mag. I think he’s the shit and so should you.Check out some of his stuff below or go check out his site/blog here.
Now on to the music and there is a real mix of stuff here, but feeling them all for one reason or another! All free to download so go for it!
First up is a man i can’t get enough of in the Hip Hop world right now. Loving his Album ‘Sir Lucious Left foot, son of dusty chico’ and here are two tracks off the album. The first one holds the Atlanta sound and has a classic big boi/outkast style, and though it might not sound like it on your laptop it gets pretty epic on a large system! Bang it loud.
The Second Big Boi track is The train part II and is totally different to Night Night but still has all the ATL flavour. A smooth groove to throw on at dusk on a hot sticky summer evening, so just recoup, relax, recline….
This track samples Justin Trouser snake’s (or should i say Timberlands!?) ‘My Love’ into a deep brooding disco house joint. Not sure if i’d ever play it out, but its a nice track to listen to in the comfort of your living room for sure.
Heads up to Asheard.com for this one. Hackman is dubstep producer that appeared to be left behind but is now coming through strong and for good reasons. This ‘dubstep/garage/2-step track shows of his diversity as a producer well. I want to hear more from this guy, and i’m not even a dubstep fan!
Just listen to it… awesome!
Written by DdP. Posted on July 23, 2010.
There’s so much hype surrounding everything the trendsetters in dubstep do, that you’d be forgiven for thinking Magnetic Man’s new album would probably yield a few commercial singles and a few underground ‘bangers’. But three Man from Croydon, calling themselves the “coolest pop act” around, will deliver an eponymous album on Oct 4th that bucks trend altogether. If you’ve already seen their live show, then you know what I mean.
The other day at fabric, Rinse FM celebrated their long overdue licence accreditation and their headline act was the focus of everyone’s attention. Skream, Benga and Artwork took to the stage in room one (the one with the balcony) to showcase new material from their forthcoming LP and it felt more like a concert than any other club gig I’ve ever witnessed. They seemlessly streamed through unheard (and so far mostly un-leaked) material until reaching current smash I Need Air, at which point Benga kindly warned us of what was about to be played; there was also a fitting build up for stand out track Perfect Stranger (ft. Katy B). Their sound is complex, innovative and original; quite simply some of the best dubstep I’ve ever heard. Although I do fear that (eventually) listening to the album will never compare to hearing them playing it live…
Their stage set up was very simple: a laptop each, Artwork had a/the mixer (I think) and Benga had two mics, one for PA and one for autotuned vocal ad-libs with Benga standing stage right, Artwork centre and Skream quietly doing his thing on the left. There was a Hawtin-esque LED curtain in front of them with a foot gap in the middle, enough to spot their bobbing heads and obvious enjoyment.
Go check out their dates and make sure you see them over summer or on tour!
I took some pics, they’re crap – like the phone they were taken on – but hopefully it gives you an idea of how the space was used and its atmosphere.
This is a promotional video taken from their Myspace:
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on July 22, 2010.
Stereotypes are often crass and crude, with little left to the imagination. Oliver Schwarzwald a German photographer however, has turned the tables and produced 4 beautifully subtle stereotypes in the form of our National breakfasts. Hats off to the man, as they’re as clever an idea as they are well shot.
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on July 10, 2010.
Hey, sorry about the lack of posts the past week. I’ve currently been moving house to a new city and have yet to sort out the Internet. Will be back with an onslaught of posts probably the same time the summer sun gives way and the heavens open up to unleash a tirade of rain. Enough with the biblical nonsense and onto another old Loco Dice tune (Thanks Sam!) and a nice little video to tie you over for now.
Loco Dice – El Gallo Negro (Download)
Written by Teddy Boshanks. Posted on June 28, 2010.