Over the last two years, La De Da has worked hard to curate and cultivate some of the best creative talent Canberra city has to offer, from fashion shows to art battles. For their 2nd birthday, they’ve wrapped it all together into a party popper and they want you to pull the string. It all kicks off at 8.30pm this Friday, 6 December. Sip a cocktail (I recommend their Amaretto Sour) and watch models sashay their way around the bar in local designer Mitch Thompson’s fine threads. But, you’ll probably want something to listen to. Well, La De Da will have you covered.
The Slow Motion Disco boys will there to provide some lush, well, like, you know, disco:
Ben WK of SAFIA will bring the soulful melodies…
And there aint no party like a hip hop party, so the Ansah Brothers will kick out some jams:
The Full Line Up and Set Times
Ashley Feraude Ft Liam Budge
Imogen & Baxter
Beat Architect – Cream Crops
Ben WK of SAFIA
Fashion Parade by Perpetually 5
Blahnket + Beat Architects
Toggle ft Xavier Dunn
Next Movement MCs
Slow Motion Disco DJs
In the highly anticipated follow up collaboration to Infinite (released earlier this year), Australian graff artist Sofles has dropped his new vid, Limitless. Filmed and edited by Selina Miles and featuring music from DJ Butcher, the video is a jaw-dropping, hyperkinetic and artful time lapse through a warehouse in which Sofles gets up. If you don’t like graff mixed with some EDM, then EAD. Because this is amazing.
Thank you Internet, thank you.
Ever been at a party and bumped into an old high school buddy? You’re shocked because they look so different. So much…older. Your frame of reference for that person is stuck in some school yard somewhere and the disconnect between the person you remember and the person in front of you is jarring. That jarring sensation is the same feeling you get when looking at the portrait series Rock & Roll Heaven. In Rock & Roll Heaven, Sachs Media Group in collaboration with photo restoration and manipulation firm Phojoe, visualises what some of the best musicians in history who passed away too soon might look like if they were still alive today.
[via My Modern Met]
As news broke that Kate Middleton was in labour and the Royal baby was on its way, Kanye West went on Twitter and officially launched the highly anticipated video for “Black Skinhead”, the first single off his album Yeezus. Talk about watching the throne. You can view the video here. The video was produced by Kanye’s creative production house, DONDA and was directed by Nick Knight. The video includes an interactive component that allows viewers to adjust the motion speed and corresponding sound. The video also allows viewers to capture screenshots (as above) throughout.
So, a little while ago, I pasted up the latest single from Australian electric indie three piece SAFIA, “Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues”. The track is a lush marriage of divine vocals, lo-fi keyboard strokes and a drop of glitchy beats. SAFIA have now released the accompanying video and, thankfully, the production value is just as high as the track it promotes. The lads enlisted the help of director Jimmy Ennett who also shot and edited the vid which uses vide0 projection techniques in the sort of slick and innovative manner that makes you quietly think “why didn’t I think of that?”. Misty city streetscapes rush by as footage of SAFIA is projected onto shopfronts, street curbs and fences. It’s moody as all get out and complements the track rather neatly. Watch.