Animator Patrick Smith illustrates a 1985 interview with the Beastie Boys.
Whiskey barrels are shaken occasionally to speed up the aging process, which is a step that requires a lot of man-power. Hudson Whiskey doesn’t have a lot of people, so they brought in a trunk full of bass speakers, hooked them up around the barrel room, and turned them on. The vibrations from the bass shake the barrels and create the interactions between the wood and the spirit. Hands down the best/coolest creative solution I’ve seen in a long time. Hudson Whiskey - Rockstar status.
Jay Shells marks intersections that are called out in rap songs with signs printed with the corresponding lyrics . As an avid rap fan, history buff, and pop culture addict, I think it’s a dope way of adding a little bit more color and meaning to the streets we all walk through every day.
#np Whispers in the Dark - Mumford & Sons
4 members, 4 different frames documenting 4 different journeys to 1 stage.
How do bands and music video producers decide which visual narrative to follow when creating videos for songs?
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The Ghan Remix, by Pogo. The Australian mixing master hoped on the passenger train The Ghan and recorded sights and sounds from his trip from Darwin to Adelaide. He then edited them together to make an interesting and catchy audio track with a visually stunning accompanying video.
Zeds Dead - “Demons”
Super cool song + super cool choreography. Happy Tuesday.
Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied teamed up with Canadian production duo Zeds Dead in this wavy reinterpretation of Michael Jackson’s classic “Thriller” video.
This is the first part in a six-part video project pairing musicians with non-traditional music video directors - exploring the way that music videos are made today.
Yesterday Skrillex dropped his new EP The Reason and music bloggers are all abuzz about “Leaving,” a dope track that’s very different from the tracks that made him famous and that lost him a lot of respect among “true” dubstep fans (“Bangarang” / “Scary Monster and Nice Spirits”). Full-disclosure, I think Skrillex is generally crap as well. But all these bloggers seem to forget that Skrillex wasn’t always just a bunch of repetitive junk. The first Skrillex track I ever heard was With You, Friend which was released before he became all hyped up (#hipstermoment), and his new track “Leaving” demonstrates a return to simple melodies and building beats. I’m all about it, and am happy to welcome Skrillex back into my playlist rotation.