work hard, play hard, keep partying like it's your job! woah, that's deep!!! i'm no fan of David Guetta's uber cheesy music for the masses; it's like really bad 90s eurotrash electronica to me & i'm still baffled at how much of a hit that sound is with bros & their hos... but this video is so good, i've been willing to endure this muzak for the mega clubs & tacky stores from Hollywood's Melrose to South Beach's Washington & around the world & back, just to watch it a few times. this is by far the best video Guetta has ever had! ANDREAS NILSSON is absolutely brilliant!!! if the music makes you cringe as well, watch the whole thing anyway because you're gonna love it...
19 April 2013
12 April 2013
The Place Beyond The Pines has done really well in LA & NY so far. today it hits theaters nationwide; go see it! as for To The Wonder, it's out today as well. this is my favourite blurb about the film: All footage of the performances by Jessica Chastain, Rachel Weisz, Amanda Peet, Barry Pepper and Michael Sheen were removed from the final cut... but what's left is brilliant!
09 April 2013
Neill Blomkamp does it again! Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy live on man-made space station Elysium while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds...
...find out MORE
04 April 2013
here are a few more tunes i have on repeat while battling traffic in & around the city of angels. it's been a while since i last posted music & hope you'll get a kick out of it. as usual, it has some oldies, a couple faves from last year i still can't get enough of, and some new shit. click on THIS to download the folder or on arrows below to preview the tracks. enjoy & share the wealth! peace:)
01. France Gall ▷ Jazz à gogo
02. Portugal. The Man ▷ Evil Friends
03. Cold War Kids ▷ Tuxedos
04. Rhye ▷ The Fall
05. Laura Mvula ▷ Can't Live With The World
06. Beach House ▷ Wishes
07. FCL ▷ It's You (San Soda's Acca Version)
08. Atoms For Peace ▷ Before Your Very Eyes
09. Destiny's Child ▷ Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Rmx)
10. Alice Russell ▷ To Dust
11. !!! ▷ Slyd
12. Ian Pooley ▷ 1983 ft. Högni Egilsson
13. Miss Kittin ▷ Bassline
14. YACHT ▷ Second Summer
15. Bondax ▷ Gold (Moonboots Rmx)
16. Alice Russell ▷ Hard and Strong
17. Laura Mvula ▷ Green Garden (Bondye & Lee Jo Rmx)
18. Lee Foss & MK ▷ Electricity ft. Anabel Englund
19. Rhye ▷ The Fall (Maurice Fulton Rmx)
20. Les Sins ▷ Grind
21. Nico ▷ These Days (Daisy O'Dell Version)
22. Depeche Mode ▷ Heaven (Owlle Rmx)
23. Major Lazer ▷ Get Free ft. Amber (What So Not Rmx)
24. Who's Who ▷ Hypnodance
25. Lusine ▷ First Call
26. Quantic & Alice Russell ▷ I'll Keep My Light in My Window
27. Sarah Vaughan ▷ The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
28. Laura Mvula ▷ Green Garden (Monsieur Adi Rmx)
27 March 2013
24 March 2013
Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. created in a Beat Making Lab, the song was inspired by a popular call-and-response chant in Goma, and the video was filmed during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival dance competition.
my mother might have been born in Cape Town where my Belgian grandparents lived during WWII, but she subsequently grew up in the Belgian Congo for the first 15 years of her life, precisely in Bukavu (right next to Goma)... i myself grew up knowing it as Zaire, which was still relatively calm & much safer than it is now, well, as long as my parents were in business with Mobutu & if they didn't directly profit from his presidential reign, or should i say dictatorship, then their source of income was in some way feeding his incredible wealth as well... then the cold war ended, Mobutu fell & fled to the French Riviera with his billions of dollars, interpol came down on Mobutu's former profiteers & with that my father's business went down the toilet, such as everything else in Zaire, and the country was renamed the Democratic Republic of Congo. fortunately by that time my parents had divorced & i was off to South America with my mom & my stepfather, for a much less tumultuous life that came with diplomatic immunity... anyway, all of this to say that somehow, in some way, the Congo will always have a special place in my heart. almost everyone in my mother's family lived there in colonial times & thanks to them i will one day inherit a lot of ivory & malachite for the house that i will one day be able to afford on my own (hey just keeping it superficial here, that's my thing). some of my relatives still travel to the Congo with the best interest of its people in mind & i hope i can too one day; it's the Belgian version of "white guilt" i suppose... so i'm always happy to see people get in there in spite of how dangerous & messy it has become. i love to see artists bring people together & into the light! SUPPORT BEAT MAKING LAB!
18 March 2013
07 March 2013
06 March 2013
although Chris Milk's HELLO AGAIN with Beck technically came out more than a week ago, Chris Milk finally finished it the way he intended. click on image below to get to the site!
a few pointers:
(1) you'll need to do it on an actual computer, not a phone or an ipad... (2) go for the HD, even though it takes a while to download... (3) use the time to quit programs and close browser windows. It's gonna eat your CPU... (4) use headphones, but make sure the R and L are on the correct ears to hear the special binaural sound... (5) try the different camera lenses in the upper left corner. they're my favorite part...
01 March 2013
28 February 2013
David Bowie is back!!! i'm loving The Stars Are Out Tonight & i'll watch anything with Tilda Swinton in it. she's boss!!! check this out:
20 February 2013
YAY! LisaTV hits the the Jeremy Scott show at NY fashion week...
Lisa makes everything better! more magic here & here & here! other than that, Jeremy Scott seems stuck, like he's recycling himself again & trying too hard to stay "young." maybe i'm just bored with his junk, or the fact that he's not putting any effort whatsoever into re-imagining the work of those he steals from (i.e. Jimbo Phillips). only Lisa could pull it off & make it look more interesting, no doubt! it's her love & appreciation for Jimbo Phillips & the other visual references, as well as her non-judgmental take on Jeremy Scott's appropriations that make this piece even more endearing. LONG LIVE LISA TV!
11 February 2013
Chris Milk is brilliant! his collaboration with Beck is everything!!! watch this cover of David Bowie's Sound & Vision with 167 other musicians. give it a few minutes & experience the pure magic it becomes, all through the end! for more details, read on gizmondo...
i was so lucky to be one of the guests that night; we sat on a platform that rotated around the circular stage Beck performed on, while voyaging through the waves of musicians behind us; this is what Chris Milk is recreating for an interactive experience, still in post at this time... i took a few iphone snaps along the way. click on them to enlarge:
and here's a little behind the scenes...