March 30, 2011

Om mix 007: CYMBALS

OFF MODERN deliver once again.

The next in our series of mixes comes from CYMBALS. Made up of Jack, Dan and Sean, they’ve conjured up something wonderful for you, as anyone who saw them play at the last Off Modern will know that their sound oscillates between anguished adolescent wit, hyperactive guitar work, house pianos and improbably tight drumming, but this mix finds them giving into those 3 am euphoric urges that are always on the verge of spring out of their live sound – upon sending me the mix they apologised for it ‘all being a bit Balearic’ but if you give it a listen you’ll realise that there’s really no need for apologies.

Keep your eyes on Tough Love Records for news of their imminent debut album, and check back here soon for an interview them.


Atlas Sound – Spring Break
Patrice Baumel – Clair
Chaim – Popsky
Tevo Howard – The Age of Compassion
DJ T – Kink (Dis Remix)
Mat Riviere – Curse These Eyes (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound)
John Maus – Times Is Weird
CYMBALS – Jane (Original Demo Clip)
Black Van – Moments of Excellence
M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade – Donut
Gui Boratto – Trills
Dream Cop – Warm Thrash (Extended Mix)
Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty


March 29, 2011

Hotflush: Back and 4th + Free Boddika track

Hotflush's double disc compilation BACK AND 4TH is hitting shops on Monday 4/4/2011.

As a celebration they are giving away one of the tracks, Boddika - "Warehouse" via a convenient download here

BACK AND 4TH - A Hotflush Compilation
Cat: HFCD005
Release date: April 4th 2011

Disc 1
01 Sepalcure: Taking You Back
02 Boxcutter: LOADtime
03 Boddika: Warehouse
04 dBridge: Knew You Were The 1
05 Scuba: Feel It
06 FaltyDL: Regret
07 Sigha: Fold
08 George FitzGerald: We Bilateral
09 Incyde: Axis
10 Roska: Measureless

Disc 1 Preview

Disc 2
01 Mount Kimbie: Sketch on Glass
02 Scuba: Twitch (Jamie Vex'd Remix)
03 Joy Orbison: Hyph Mngo
04 Mount Kimbie: Maybes (James Blake Remix)
05 Sigha: Expansions
06 Untold: Just For You (Roska Remix)
07 Scuba: Tense
08 Untold: Sweat
09 Pangaea: Bear Witness
10 TRG & Dub U: Losing Marbles (2562 Remix)

Disc 2 Preview

A must buy even if you do already own most the the tracks.

Palace: Gangbanging at Groundzero

GANGBANGING AT GROUND ZERO from Slam City Skates on Vimeo.


Alika Cooper

Mixed media work by Alika cooper

36 x 48 inches - Torso - fabric, glue, on canvas- 2011

21 x 17 inches - Grace and Dolph - Fabric, glue, thread - 2010

17 x 19 inches - Couple - Fabric collage- 2011

15 x 17 inches - Patti - Fabric collage on canvas- 2011

30 x 40 inches - Ditch - fabric, glue, thread - 2010

March 25, 2011

Jonathan Zawada: Over Time Exhibition

An exhibition of large scale drawings and oil paintings at Prism Gallery, Los Angeles from December 16, 2010 – February 28, 2011 (bit late on the post, sorry). The landscape topographies were derived from graph data (displayed as printed mirrors on accompanying plinths), modeled in 3D and then oil paintings created from those 3D renders.

Notes Vs Tokes, Oil on linen 43.31 x 43.31 inches110 x 110 cm

Why the Earth is Green, Oil on linen 37.8 x 59.06 inches96 x 150 cm

Flight 77, Oil on linen 59.06 x 46.06 inches149.9 x 117 cm

For more information, visit the Prism website. More art from Jonathan Zawada.

March 22, 2011

FREE MUSIC: Shankles / Gully Foil EP

Sighting a variety of alternative electronic influences – from Four Tet to Clark to Nostalgia 77 to Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and beyond – the UK's Shankles weaves a sinister yet uplifting mix of twisted samples and dark breaks. His ability to seamlessly shift from delicate build-ups into claustrophobic crescendos is nothing short of refreshing.

The EP was mastered by another upcoming British electronic artist in S.maharba (BTS Radio/Error Broadcast/Ocular Science), whose finishing touches on the EP act as the fine veneer on a fantastic first release from Shankles. S.maharba has also contributed his own incredible remix of the track 6, 10, Half Of The Other.

March 21, 2011

Ryat: Noise Art (Flying Lotus cover)

Ryat- Noise Art (Flying Lotus cover) @ Go Bar, Athens GA from Annapurna Kumar on Vimeo.

Ryat performs a cover of "Noise Art" by Flying Lotus off of the album Cosmogramma at Go Bar in Athens, GA on 03/05/11

March 20, 2011

Facebook / Twitter

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James Bills

Pencil & Gold leaf composition on paper by James Bills


March 17, 2011

Boiler room: Blawan

Blawan at Hessle Audio Boiler room takeover from last tuesday. You can also download the 40 min mix over at the Boiler room soundcloud here.

March 16, 2011

Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke: Ego / Mirror

"This limited surprise-release is in keeping with all things Thom Yorke: always searching for new ways to sound and to catch his audience unawares. Thom Yorke has been a champion of the cutting edge electronica and dubstep scenes from the start and here we see the fruits of three of the most important minds on the contemporary music scene locked together in electronic matrimony. Be quick on this one..."

Ego / Mirror 12" To be Released on Text Records in a plain black sleeve, the 12-inch is set to ship later this week. Limited to just 300 copies, this is sure to be an instant collectors item.

March 14, 2011

Japan Disaster Relief: Kenichi Hoshine Art Auction.

In an effort to support the Japan Disaster Relief, artist Kenichi Hoshine is auctioning off a few works for $1 with no reserve. All proceedings will go towards the relief via red cross. You can bid on the painting here, and the drawing (pictured above) here.

Hello everyone. My name is Kenichi Hoshine and I am an artist from Brooklyn, NY. Like millions of others, I watched in horror as the earthquake, and the ensuing tsunami, ravaged parts of Japan and left a trail of death and destruction. As a Japanese person living in the United States, I felt rather helpless as the disheartening images and videos kept rolling in. All of my family members live in Japan and I still feel strong ties to the country. I wanted to help in any way I can.

March 13, 2011

Brandt Brauer Frick: Caffeine

Brandt Brauer Frick - Caffeine from Danae Diaz on Vimeo.

TightFace mixtape: Treasures of the Five Boroughs + Ahu Remix

Paul White brought you Ancient Treasures with Guilty Simpson, and Tranqill dropped a Hidden Treasures EP, and now we complete the accidental trilogy of hiphop-related booty: a New York rap mixtape boasting all-original production from our co-conspirator TightFace.

Treasures of the Five Boroughs pairs TightFace's electric funk and dusty-fingered swagger with vocals from the likes of Ghostface, Nas, Q-Tip and many more. It's brilliantly executed and now it's yours.

Also if you missed the Tightface remix of Ahu's To:love track you can still download for free here.

March 12, 2011

Stussy x Ransom (by Adidas Originals) "Plain CS Stussy"

Release is set for March 26 at adidas Originals stores in Japan, Stussy stores worldwide and No6/No74 shops.

March 11, 2011

Matthewdavid: International (feat Dogbite) video

Matthewdavid - International (feat. Dogbite) from BRAINFEEDER on Vimeo.

Directed by Miko Revereza. Audio featured from Matthewdavid – International EP (OUT NOW DIGITALLY) & Matthewdavid – Outmind LP (OUT APRIL 18th) BRAINFEEDER 2011.

Zander Blom

Illustrations by Zander Blom

Nike Air Max 2011 x Gabriel Dishaw

Gabriel Dishaw recreates the 2011 Air max shoe in a steampunk / archaic style using old computer and electronic parts.

More info over at Gabriel Dishaws website

March 07, 2011

ALIFE x And A 'Wood Stock'

ALIFE join forces with Japanese retailer 'And A' to create a new sneaker for Summer/Spring 2011 named the Woodstock. Available black and sand colourways. Currently only available for pre-order at 'And A' online store.

Dean Smith

Excellently intricate graphite drawings by Dean Smith

More from Dean Smith

March 05, 2011

B&S x DelMaind - PasSage

Free beat tape by B&S & DelMaind released on netlabel [7.1.6]. Download for free over at the bandcamp page here.

March 03, 2011

Bain: Untitled As of Yet

Bain - Untitled As Of Yet from Tom Hardy on Vimeo.

Music from Bain, Video from Tom Hardy

Modus: Textures

Textures from modus directed by Anthony DeRose on Vimeo.

off the new instrumental EP, "Transistor Blister". Now available on iTunes.

Röyksopp: The Drug

This video is one of the winners (from 'Senior' album) of a video contest organized by Röyksopp and It was made for a special Röyksopp BUG event (London’s premiere music video event) at the BFI Southbank in London. Song from 'Senior' album.

'The Drug' Röyksopp from The Ejnsof on Vimeo.

Marie Glaize

Charming illustration from Marie Glaize.

More from at Marie Glaize's Flickr

Saddo Jdero

Ilustration works from Saddo Jdero

More from at Saddo Jdero's Flickr

Boiler room: Girl Unit

BR #46 Girl Unit from PLATFORM MAGAZINE on Vimeo.