El-P and Killer Mike make up Run the Jewels. Their “RTJ 2” record has many PoOPsters and other critics foaming. Here they offer advice to to girls as part of the “Ask a Grown Man” series.
Quite “sweary”. NSFW unless you work at a video production company. In which case it is mandatory viewing. Share
As FatCap says: It’s clearly the graffiti video of the year. Four graffiti artists, an abandoned warehouse in Brisbane, thousands of spray cans. Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench went nuts brightening it up. Filmmaker Selina Miles followed them every step, and created this killer time-lapse video of the project. Share
Trent Woble at TheVerge has a fascinating story from the NAMM convention on Don Lewis, a pioneer of electronic instruments and a consultant to Roland. The feature then goes on to highlight a few of the out of the way innovations on display at the convention. Look at all those knobs! See all those dials! http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/30/3932574/how-the-808-found-its-cymbal-musical-tales-namm-geeky-underbelly Share
A funny/sad/ridiculous tale of how record companies often don’t know their asses from their elbows. Told with grace and humor. Let’s be clear, this is the recording industry* we are trying to protect with our constant attempts to pass internet-killing legislation. *I say “recording industry” because I think that is a different animal than the “music industry”. Unfortunately, too many people, including the uploader of this video, use the terms interchangeably. (Thanks to my friend and ex-housemate Eric, who is…
King Britt Talks Vinyl With Dust & Grooves on Vimeo Elion from Dust and Grooves interviews King Britt. Have a look at the video and consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign for the Dust and Grooves project “A Photography Book About Vinyl Collectors”. Britt also tells his version of “the great vinyl massacre of ’87” – his involves a video arcade. Share
Ben Lapps was in his mid-teens when this was made. There’s a few things I really like about it. The first is the way he hears the request, pauses, thinks about it, looks down at the guitar and kid of shrugs his shoulders and begins. The second is the fun he’s having, most guitar wankers are so serious and look as if they are passing gas or something worse. The third delight is the apparent obliviousness of the roadies setting…
People’s Champion: Behind the Battle from Trent Babbington on Vimeo. Fascinating doc about the “Eli vs Envy” rap battle which blew up in 2008. “I’m the best, mayne. I deeeeiid it” Long pause Long pause Share