They are the history lesson untaught, the newsflash unpublished, and ancient traditions unearthed on the cusp of contemporary Brooklyn electro-dance wed with a coercing Sierra Leone in the bubu six-piece, Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang (Janka Nabay, vocals; Boshra AlSaadi, vocals (Saadi); Jonathan Leland, drums (Skeletons); Michael Gallope, keyboards (Skeletons/Starring); Nico Testa, guitar; Pat Noecker, bass (These Are Powers)). Together Janka Nabay and the band are [...]
P robably one of the most amazing video I’ve seen in a long time! The Song + Dancers + camera + kaleidoscope = this infinitely gorgeous short video. It was made by Dutch Agency We are Pi for TEDxSummit (in Quatar), an unprecedented gathering of TEDx organizers from around the world– and the video celebrates [...]
Anticipate a musical hangover as Wladimir Gasper bestows upon listeners an overdose of electronics and classical staples between Philip Glass and Paul Van Dyk. It’s multi-instrumental collage art. It’s toxic adrenaline. It’s science and sound off the cuff of Brazilian electro-funk from a self taught talent with a mechanical arm for DIY. “I create different [...]
Colliding contemporary dance, abstract blooms and fashion, Nick Knight and Alister Mackie transformed contemporary fashion into monolithic modern flowers for AnOther magazine’s Spring/Summer 2011 issue. Alongside Knight’s editorial, a unique fashion film created by Tell No One brings the incredible fashion and inspirations behind the shoot to life.
Listen to “Keep Up With You (Lifelike Remix)” here BUY HERE It’s not often that the full potential of a Friday night pick-me-up fix is met by one song, which explains the remix tipping point of “Keep Up With You.” Granted, the original is delightful unto itself, but Lifelike’s edition is like alternative medicine. It [...]
Listen to “Land of the Nod” here BUY HERE The intro of IS TROPICAL‘s “Land of the Nod” puts the primitive back in production with simulated sticks banging on cans blended in with cold and synth-laden warehouse sounds. The quickness with which it switches gears into a warm, head-bopper is as quick as you’ll fall [...]
Listen to “Original Don” here BUY HERE “Original Don” is Major Lazer‘s latest cannonball of a banger mélange. Marching to a mashed-up reggae beat, the single is a collaborative project between Lazer duo, (none other than DJ sensations, Diplo and Switch) and their Dutch friends, Partysquad.
Listen to “C’era Una Volta” here BUY HERE In a little studio in romance-filled Paris, France, Nicolas Sfintescu and Ezéchiel Pailhès go as Nôze. There, lyrics of love (and lust), pumping pianos and loony horns resonate with an unlikely jazz-meets-electro flair. The French-men have a knack for gypsy jazz, and even a bit of reggae.