Here is a video we made for my studios new digs....read more and add your thoughts
Trap/Dub/Electro wonder kid Flume has finally released his new Infinity Prism – a new synced lighting rig which uses mirrors to give the effect of…well…infinity. Its a nice idea but Im a little underwhelmed at it to be honest. From what i see in the vid below it just a bit too small and hidden away under his set up. Sure I’ll eat my words when i see it live
Props to the guys for doing something new but when you look at the production of other electronic acts, you realise how high the bar is set when it comes to the visual/audio dance acts.
Amon Tobin uses visual mapping to awesome effect on his ISAM live set up.
Everyones favourite Dex FX dude Richie Hawtin has a circular curtain which he projects shit onto (looks way better than it sounds)
Etienne De Crecy got some scaffolding and hung up his bed sheets – then found he had just made his own stage light show without even realising it and quickly renamed it The Cube
Bro step bad man Skrillex hooks up motion trackers to his own arms and DJs as a giant robot – as you do.
Finally, proof that an awesome visual show just needs awesome looking visuals – Ed and Tom aka never disappoint....read more and add your thoughts
Here’s a quick review i wrote for Beat Magazine of Dragon Girls which was showing as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. I gave it 4 and a half stars Margaret.
Dragon Girls – MIFF
Director Inigo Westmeier’s documentary Dragon Girls follows the lives of three pupils at the Shaolin Tagu Kung Fu school located next to the famous Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan province. As the country’s largest martial arts school with 35,000 pupils, this vast, bleak, industrial aged institution is centred on one thing and one thing only – at this school it is eat, sleep and train kung fu.
All the children board full time as their parents are away working and the relationships, or lack thereof, that they have with their family is just one of the themes running through this beautiful yet brutal film. Days at Shaolin Tagu start at 5am and signal the start of another relentless and ongoing physical workload of stretching, fighting, striking, leaping, jumping, running and the ongoing search to do better than you are doing – even if that is the best you can do.
In one shocking yet captivating scene, five young girls, aged around 9 or 10 sit round and compare injuries they have received from pushing their still-developing bodies to the limits. One girl talks of the ongoing pain in her knees while another lifts her sleeve to reveal a large scar running the length of her upper arm caused by the swords they use in their martial arts displays. We see starkly the cultural gulf that exists between this and the cotton wool western approach to child rearing, and are left in awe of how so much can be expected of those so young. – See more at: http://m.beat.com.au/arts/dragon-girls#sthash.MTgmjUvp.dpuf...read more and add your thoughts
Proof that insults work in any language. some nice flips too...read more and add your thoughts
this is a little film by Saatchi and Saatchi and Heckler – i like...read more and add your thoughts
Here’s the new Kilian Martin video directed by Bret Novak, who’s worked on many of the spanish skater’s previous films including Altered Route. like the previous martin/novak colabs, this one looks and sounds amazing. here it’s india providing the stunning backdrop to some of the most breathtaking skate tricks, movements and acrobatics you’ll see....read more and add your thoughts
Cool vid here of the behind the scenes shoot for the campaign to launch chelsea’s new kit. Put together by London creative agency The Corner, it uses colour as the essence of the club and despite me being a life long QPR fan, and therefore sworn to hate the chelsea, its turend out really really nice. Think the idea of a kit promo that doesn’t show any of the kit at all is sweet.
Of course, the idea of body paint and sports players aint exactly original…...read more and add your thoughts
ever wondered who the biggest hp hop and r n b peeps go to for their beats? its this dude, hit boy. he’s the producer for Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown,Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, and several others....read more and add your thoughts
Nifty idea here. Props for dropping Like a Boss into the campaign too...read more and add your thoughts