"Back in November of 2010, the Japanese artist duo known as HITOTZUKI traveled to Melbourne, Australia to create a series of works at both the Backwoods Gallery and Melbourne Central. The work was based on the group’s sun and moon philosophy which celebrates idealistic spirit. The following video documents the processes involved in both pieces as shot by Louis Mitchell."
Thursday, 10 March 2011
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
"Before fixed-gear bikes became de rigueur for urban aesthetes, they were the weapon of choice for Japan’s fearless Keirin cyclists. A gladiatorial incarnation of track cycling that dates back to 1948, the Japanese sporting phenomenon operates by an intricate set of rules that sees competitors jostling for position on steeply banked tracks at lightning fast speeds, all but encouraging spectacular crashes. In today's film for NOWNESS, Jonathan de Villiers (whose fashion photography and portraiture has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper* and Fantastic Man) traveled to the national Keirin school in Tokyo and the Tachikawa and Yokkaichi velodromes to decode the strategy that governs the racing phenomenon. “I knew next to nothing about it when I went,” says de Villiers, “but I'm a big admirer of the anthropological documentary where you get taken into a whole different world. And what a strange, special and complex universe it turned out to be.” The state-run industry amasses tens of billions of dollars in gambling revenue each year. "
"Bristol-bred but now based in East London, Westbeech is responsible for one of 2010′s most distinctive dancefloor tunes (featuring possibly the most menacing use of flutes ever), ‘Fatherless’, produced under his hard-bellied Breach alias, but he’s also a man with some serious pedigree behind him. He released his debut album, Welcome to the Best Years of Your Life, on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, in 2007, and subsequently appeared live with Bjork and Paul McCartney.
Just when you thought they had put it to sleep the Fast & Furious francise rears it's head in the form of Fast Five. A reunion of faces from the previous and the addition of Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock with the regular mix of fast cars and big explosions. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Kay Young dropped her eagerly awaited EP on Feb 28th, i'm late i know forgive me, The Smell of Winter Project. The EP features Guest appearances from AKS, Joel Culpepper, Shakka, Kadija Kamara, Kersha Bailey, Concise One, Art Daley, GeeBee and Blackmale Beats.
Be sure to show some love and head over to Kay's Bandcamp Page for a free download. Listen and Enjoy!
Monday, 7 March 2011
"The good folk at the recently relaunched Bar A Bar have kindly invited us to throw down some shapes on their Funktion One powered soundsystem.
.... and we gladly obliged.
The idea is to invite a few friends and selctors to come down each month and share their selections.
"2 x turntables a mic and some selectors"
We kick off this Friday with Morgan Zarate and ACyde (THE SHINING), who are by now elder statesmen with notable stripes including The Most Influencial, The Spacek Soundsytem, Trading Places and releases on HyperDub. Productions from this duo are on the horizon, and no doubt there'll be a few exlcusives tested on the Bar A Bar soundsystem.
We've also asked DJ Tayo, who's held down residencies at FabricLive, was an original New DJ we Trusted on Radio One, and can be found filling in for Sinden on Kiss FM. He's promised to dig out his Strictly Rhythm vinyl for the session.
Last, and by absolutely no means least. Blue Daisy steps up! Representing the new breed, his haunting cross between Hip Hop and Dubstep have been making waves for the past couple of years. He promises to loose the mask, and present an amalgamation of Hip and Dub for the Session.
GONNA BE DECENT.....
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