Erik Brandt, Ficciones Typografika Intermezzo (2013). A heavy rain fell the morning of July 13, 2013 and the posters began to peel of their own volition. I removed the top layers to find these wonderful remnants (from Ficciones Typografika 001-009), and worked them a little bit with my old painters tool. New posters go up tomorrow morning.
More than ten years after menswear blogs were all about sick fades and selvedge stripes, a pair of raw denim jeans is still one of the most useful things you can add to your closet. Nevertheless, I’ll admit to having some denim editorial fatigue. With the spate of half-ass Kickstarter projects and indistinguishable denim start-ups, it’s hard to get excited about new companies. I yawn every time I read about how some made-in-USA company is using Cone’s White Oak denim.
Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, however, is different. For one, unlike most denim brands, Blackhorse actually manufactures things. They’re a London-based factory, originally having started in the early 1990s. Han Ates, the factory owner, handled clothing production for various high-street brands, making everything from men’s dress shirts to women’s dresses. When those brands asked him to move their production to Turkey, however, he did. And when they asked him years later to move their production to China, he complied. It wasn’t until they asked him to move to Vietnam that he quit. As he puts it, he got “tired of feeding the fashion beast.”
Han left the fashion world to pursue a career in the restaurant business – opening a small, Mediterranean brunch spot in London – but it wasn’t long before he found himself back in the rag trade. He missed the creative side of the work, so he picked up where he left off, co-founding Blackhorse Lane Ateliers with Toby Clark, a former menswear designer at Margaret Howell.
物の哀れ / Mono no Aware, Collaboration series of Photographer Gabriella Achadinha aka Gabriella Pereira Achadinha (South African, b. Bloemfontein, South Africa, based Cape Town) and Painter Marilize Eckard aka Violet Drake (based Cape Town, South Africa). The photos were taken in southern Japan and Seoul, Korea and were altered in order to interpret memories and not reality.
I went to CTN Expo this weekend and came back with a pretty great art book haul, including this one full of production sketches for the development of the original 1995 Ghost in the Shell movie. This whole book is blowing me away, but here’s a selection of my favorite pages.
Based in Leiden, Netherlands, Studio Rik ten Velden is a furniture and product design studio that creates based on research and experimentation with material and manufacturing techniques. Their Selectors Cabinet is a piece of furniture specifically crafted to be centerpiece of any good DJ setup. With room on top for a mixer and turntables or CDJ’s and a collection of modular cabinets for records, accessories or general storage, the steel framed cabinet works for living rooms, bars or offices. The composition of the wooden cabinets as well as their colors can be customized, and the cabinets can be removed from the piece of furniture to make it easier to move.
Italian electro-funk playboy BIRDEE drops his third single on VICIOUS BTCH, bringing a very classy groove like only he can with “La Musique”.
To celebrate the new single which comes along with a remix from UK funk legend Blende, Birdee has put together a nice little collection of his favourite tunes!
Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/La-Musique-iT
Stream on Spotify: http://viciousre.co/LaMusique-SP
Stream on YouTube: http://viciousre.co/LaMusiqueYT
I have been feeling swamped with my assignments lately, so here are songs by both classical & contemporary composers to aid your studying needs.
60 songs - 4 hours of pure focus (for some reason 8tracks claims theres only 44, but I assure you there are 60 in there)
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all
Spaceships, alien civilisations, time travel, dystopia, the apocalypse, intergalactic politics and war...and always, always, the numberless shining stars...
Get ready for the biggest adventure in the universe.
Cover: from 'Elysium'
A compilation of electric and idm gems with the feeling of floating in the outer space, featuring Apparat, Four tet and Leon Vynehall. Can be considered as the B-side for one of my earlier mixes, "Nocturne in Black and Gold" (http://8tracks.com/floor-a/nocturne-in-black-and-gold).
"We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is." -- Stanisław Lem
It's actually quite incredible how a label that young can be that essential - but Huntleys + Palmers just doesn't seem to be a label like any other. Check out an in-depth introduction to their latest bangers from head honcho Andrew Thomson and enjoy a discount of 20% on all available label releases at our web shop: http://www.kompakt.fm/blog/ZdQ2eACxjYzN
FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (David Lynch) calls FBI Agent Chester Desmond (Chris Isaak) about the mysterious murder of Teresa Banks in the town of Deer Meadow. Cole introduces Chester to his new partner, Sam Stanley (Kiefer Sutherland), and they receive clues from Lil the dancer.
I & II
Everyone is gone and you say this out loud to yourself.
You are alone at the time and the time now is always. Always was a word you used in promises.
It is valueless.
Old Man Gloom
Some simple electronic tracks from days of yore...
Twelve tracks from artist such as Boxcutter and The Glitch Mob.
~Pic from Autechre - Radio Mix Promo - Interview 1997 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Y_ZEr30q4
Come to party in my magic hut - knock loud, I'm house ;)
A tribute to @KlangWerk for introducing me to so much awesome electronic music over the years, and for some long nights with lots of red wine =)
Mujuice // Treehouse // Hybu
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Be the first to listen to "Run Wild", the latest single, plus ten songs handpicked by me, Jon Bellion, exclusively on 8tracks.
"Run Wild" can only be heard on 8tracks (in this playlist and a select others) before it's available to the public.
Starting September 23, download my new album "The Definition" for free: http://smarturl.it/JB8TRACKS
The most popular songs promoted on Feature.fm taking you on a diverse flow from rap to pop and into alternative/rock with a funky electro finale. including music by Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, The Wind & The Wave, & Skrizzly Adams.
A collection of my favourite "this kind" of music whatever it is. I like it because sometimes its just generic but its not too annoying like techno, but sometimes its really lively and makes you wanna move, and then sometimes it just makes you wanna sit back, light one up, and not give a fuck. Features people like Fritz Kalkbrenner and Marek Hemmann. Sit back, stand up, dance upside down - do what you gotta do.
Exclusively for 8tracks, Anton Kubikov (SCSI-9) selects a collection of his favorite tunes: including "Flop Flop" and "Sundub", two tasters of SCSI-9's new EP on 200 Records.
This is the best Deep House music around. This playlist has some big, big tracks. Perfect for any party! Top Deep House producers and DJ's from around the world, play these songs in there live set's. That's how you know this music is the best! Hope you like it, and don't forget to give the playlist a like if you do! Also, follow me for more! Until next time <3
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Walls of sound colliding with thoughts. | Unbreaking | Immovable.
Gripping fast in the dark; tears wrought. | Relenting | Invisible.
Cascading towers drown hopes sought. | Unwaking | Immutable.
Wrenching heart; fearing all for naught. | Repressing | Invincible.
23 tracks on the dark side of sound.
Includes Versa | Akkord | Clams Casino.
*A selection of the best italo/ acid house tracks from '88-'92 old school electronic era. Inspired on Manchester's The Hacienda and Liverpool's Warehouse rave scene.*
Rock tha haus, rave on, drop some acid and start to dance as a freak*
Featuring: 808 State, Maurice, Primal Scream
You can check the tracklist here: http://bit.ly/15oK7DX
James Blake's live version of "I Am Sold" is so much better than the studio one it made me reconsider my old "I hate live versions" position.
Then I found Bat for lashes and Grimes perform their magic and decided I love [some] live shows, especially studio sessions, for they bring us naked musicians doing their best and help us confirm why we love them.
Image by Rob & Nick Carter
A deep digger's selection of early Kompakt releases, celebrating our vision's 19th birthday. Hidden gems rank alongside raw classics, and quite a few of those tracks are completely sold out. It's not just a trip down memory lane, but a glance at a collective commotion that pushed dance music way beyond its limits. Enjoy!