http://pitchfork.com/news/43253-pitchfork-music-festival-2011-video-portraits/ – So i’m a year late, and several dollars short but thought i’d share this for posterity.
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For all of you who couldn’t make it to the opening here is a preview of the Geeks of Nature show by Podgypanda complete with pricing.
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I know it’s been a while but today I thought I’d share some music. It’s pretty weird, right. So being the savvy person you are I’m sure you’re already well aware of Major Lazer. They’re the collaborative brainchild of Diplo & Switch, presented through their Mad Decent label. At first it took me a while to get into Major’s special brand of future reggae / dancehall. But after some random playtime at this year’s Calgary Comic Expo booth, I couldn’t help myself.
Major Lazer & La Roux – Can’t Stop Now – Armor Love Remix (Free Download)
Major Lazer & La Roux – Bulletproof – Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein (Free Download)
These cats make for some fun listenings (and best of all don’t take themselves too seriously)! They add just the right amount of humour to keep me intrigued. Case in point: they invited Mr. Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric Awesome Show fame) to craft some rather mad videos for Pon de Floor & Keep it Going Louder. Alternatively checkout this video by the good folks at Trunk Animation.
Okay so now the new news. Mad Decent just released the amazingly titled Lazerproof mixtape. Yes it’s Major Lazer v. La Roux. 14 tracks of it. And it’s all free. Yes, La Roux’s been remixed from here till Sunday but again it’s fun and free. And for you dubstep kids there’s some Skream n’ Rusko on there. So get on with the downloading and listening. Enjoy your day.
Our big ol’ side venture Nation Toys has poll positioned it’s way to the forefront with a recent redesign and subsequent launch. We will now be supplying y’all with the latest in vinyl goodies, apparel and art for your purchasing convenience. Also be sure to notice our “artists” section where we hope to aid in the rock star status of all who have coloured up our walls. Oh it doesn’t end there!… as we’ve added a basic blog to inform our guests on the latest goings-on regarding exhibits and future products, meow.
We wanted to flex some creative muscle on this one so we created some cute n’quirky illustrations with lightly militant undertones, perhaps even some overtones (all in good jest, of course) and away we went! Currently, we’re working on some character development and back story which will hopefully breath more life into this colourful and slightly odd web endeavor.
If you are in the market for some vinyl goodness, perhaps a gift or feel like supporting some local artists we highly recommend clicking on THIS LINK and taking a look around, and buy all means throw something in the shopping cart.
- Team Nation thanks you!
You know how we’ve all wanted to meet more people in our dream industry? Whether it be potential collaborators to expand our personal networks, or to just talk shop. If you’re into cinema, this event is for you. In support of an ambitious film being shot this summer, we’re promoting a ‘Scorsese’ titled event. Let’s face it, filmmaking is expensive and what better way to fund raise than by hosting a killer night out, plus it’s a good way to kick start to your summer.
“The Colour of Money” Fundraiser
Friday, May 28th
Doors at 6:30 PM
Tickets ~ $10
PURCHASE TICKETS @ http://thecolourofmoney.myevent.com/
Entrance to the event allows you to indulge in the appetizer buffet, compete for unique prizes, enter the bar-wide 50/50 draw – and the best part – a photo shoot with you and another person posing as Vince and Eddie from The Color of Money’s iconic shoot.
Get your tickets early as we’re hoping to sell out all one-hundred fifty!
Google hired out some ultra-hip creative video company to promote their super-fast Chrome web browser. I’ve switched from Firefox to Chrome for the most part (still love my Firebug) and you should, too. It is, as the video claims, ultra-fast. I think my personal favourite is the potato gun, however the lightning definitely has more impact as a blog post title.
Allo allo! And thank you all for your continued support during those droughts we sometimes experience here at the Carbon/Nation/SplashFantastic HQ!
This was linked off my Twitter account the other day, and in the spirit of superiffic 3D music videos which melt our minds, I decided it was worth posting. Oh, and it’s a beautiful song, too.
Tah-tah for now!
Some of you may know I have a soft spot for music. These days however I’ve been quite nonplussed by the lack of quality in music videos. So when I saw this amalgamation of gorgeous 3D & sound I was quite struck. Struck by awe. Check it out for yourselves, and make sure to sit through at least a minute and a half of it. It gets better and better. Need more? Visit the Myspace(s).
Last year approximately 40,000+ brave souls headed for the black rock desert to participate in the annual cultural spectacle known as Burning Man. Each year a unique theme is chosen to help guide artists, musicians, performers and on-lookers in crafting a week long festival of original experience. Not quite a music festival, not quite an open-air arts event, not quite an alternative living celebration yet somehow this event has organically grown to encompass all of this and more.
For those of who haven’t been or perhaps those who have and want an interesting perspective away from the playa; might we suggest you attend a showing of Dust and Illusions: A History of Burning Man. This documentary by Oliver Bonin offers insight into this annual gathering which often defies definition. This doc is independently produced and with that is seeking support to cover the expense of bringing a film such as this to you the good public. You can show a little love by attending a screening in your area or make a donation online (right side).
Here’s a few Canadian dates for you:
Jan. 28th, 2010 – Calgary, AB
Feb. 3rd, 2010 – Toronto, ON
Feb. 4th, 2010 – Montreal, QU
See you out there!
So I stumbled across this bonkers hotel while surfing for coolness. It’s the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and it is crazy cool. Built half on land, half on water with access to the marina. The shell of the hotel is created to resemble the tossing of a fishing net, and the LED colour display is truly impressive. It encompasses contemporary style rooms, 14 restaurants & lounges, 10 treatment room spa and multiple rooftop pools.