zondag 28 september 2008

Oscar & Ewan

Sleeve desing for Roots Manuva's new album Slime and Reason done by London based conceptual graphic design studio Oscar & Ewan. Pretty neat work if you ask us.

Go and see:

Primer. an independent film made in 2004 with a budget almost equal to zero. It won the Grand Jury Prize of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. The story is about two young friends who are engineers and accidently discover how to travel through time after creating a strange device. They experiment with it and at first it seems harmless but as the story continues they use it on more dangerous aspects of life. Eventually they create complex paradoxes which will put their friendship to the test.

We thought it was a pretty confusing film, especially in the end where we had a hard time to follow the plot. But the topic and the refreshing way of filmmaking make it worth watching this weird movie. Definately if you are a fan of that modern science fiction genre. 8 out of 10!

woensdag 24 september 2008

Rammellzee - Beat bop

Rammellzee (@ 1 minute 25) is probably one of the most original hip hop artists from the New York area who introduced specific vocal styles which date back to the early 1980s. Listening to Cypress Hill and The Beastie Boys, one still can hear his influence. Also known for his, so to speak, weird performace costumes covered with toys Rammellzee was and still is one of a kind. This track, of which we bought a copy back in 1984, is featuring in the one of the first ever Hip Hop film Style Wars.

Terry Richardson

Great portfolio photographer Terry Richardson, a true Amercian original. Well known for his provocative work and pictures of celebs. Check out his portfolio here.

20 years of Chucky

Funny marketing on the release of the 20 years Chucky DVD. They put some kids in that killer puppet clothes and released them on the streets of New York. Dressed with axes they probably scared the shit out of some of the pedestrians. Reminded us of Aphex Twin's video Come to Daddy.

Check the reaction of the people down here (thanks Ingo!)

dinsdag 23 september 2008

Fricative White

Everyday we recieve news in our RSS reader from Eclectro, a nice dutch blog on eclectic electronics. This day we were blown away by this track from Jesse Somfay called Fricative White. I think the guys from Eclectro descibe the track perfectly, so we're not going invent the wheel again: "Almost half an hour of epic musical violence where the metafores will crowd in your mind to define the track. Not enough words to describe, is another way of saying."

On top of it all you can download it for free, right here

The best 7 days of the year are just behind us...

It has been quite quiet at the infamous Archibald Kobayashi studios last week. That's because we were every of the 7 days at the fantastic ZXZW festival in our hometown Tilburg. What a superb vibe was hanging through town all week long! We ran from venue to venue to get pleasantly surprised by all different styles of music, art and people. Over 200 acts where perfroming so it's just too much to tell everything but here's some highlights of what we experienced: The great Sun Ra Arkestra, Shining, Goto80, Tram, Bjorn Torkse, Shari Vari, the Z-Stock poster exhibition, Seven That Spells, Disco Exota, Pelican, Hooghwater and the list goes on and on. So big ups to Frank, Joost and Vince for this. Everybody just come see for yourself next year. It was just great.

Check out pictures right here

N.B. Shari Vari's own Dølle Jølle, on whom we wrote some posts earlier, funny enough happened to stay at our place for 3 nights. We dont believe in coincidents anymore..

zaterdag 13 september 2008

Make it bigger!

This is one shirt we would like to have! Assuming though that the designer refers to clients who have this particular frase as a first remark after a presentation of their newly designed website or letterhead. Sounds familiar anyway...
Found on Daninavarro.com

Go and see:

Visions of the future with dr. Michio Kaku.
Do you remember when you were young and you desperately wanted to show your friends a movie or a documentary or whatever. So you invited them all at your home on wednesday afternoons? Because you felt they just had to see that thing? Because it was the best thing ever? And your mom served you big glasses of lemonade? No? Well we were such kids. And still are actually. Because this is a something you just really have to see. Believe us on this one... In this three part docu series, leading theoretical physicist and futurist dr. Michio Kaku takes on three subjects: the quantum revolution, the intelligence revolution and the biotech revolution. In a clear and easy to understand scientific way he explaines that humankind is at a turning point in history: a period in which we will move from being passive observers of nature to its active choreographers.
Go now! Chop chop! No time to lose! And tell us what you think...

Tiny little miracles, part II

The story gets better. After expressing our hallelujah! feeling towards the ZXZW crew about them booking the Oslowegian Sharivari act (Todd Terje and Dolle Jolle), Joost ZXZW promised that everybody who will join us to the show on thursday, will be put on the guestlist. Interested? Write us an email and we will take care of it!

woensdag 10 september 2008

Mickey Tilburg - Hekla.mp3

Another piece from Mickey Tilburg himself. This track is called Hekla. We'll just keep on saying: Play it loud, goddamn!

Mickey Tilburg - Hekla.mp3

Follow Mickey on his myspace.

donderdag 4 september 2008

It's 1975 and this man is about to show you the future

Awesome series of pictures from an old IBM slideshow. The big question is: are we also going to be laughed at 30 years from now?
See the complete slideshow here.

Tiny little miracles

Somtimes things come together... Not long ago we discovered the absolute no.1 dance track of 2008: Balearic Incarnation, really just released by Dolle Jolle and remixed by his best friend Todd Terje, two guys who are the heart of the upcoming Olso disco scene. We first heard the track in the weekly podcast on Resident Advisor, mixed by Belgians Aeroplane. After playing it maybe 100 times we found their myspace. The funny thing was that we discovered ZXZW in their friends list. ZXZW is a festival for independent culture organised by some friends of ours. It's held in our little hometown Tilburg. It became clear that ZXZW asked them to come and spin their records. So if you are ready to hear the slow claps of the Norwegian nu disco, I strongly recommend you to come join us on thursday 18 September from 22:00 - 23:00 in The Batcave / 013, Tilburg. It's probaly te last time you will be able to see these guys in a little venue like this because the are taking a quick liftoff.

Search for an old japanese man standing close to the speakers... We will buy you a beer or two...

Note: they will act under the name Shari Vari on which, to make it all complete, we also wrote a blogpost.
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