Gold Panda: My Father in Hong Kong 1961

4th June 2013

I’ve never even heard of British Electronic artist Gold Panda (!!) but his latest video, produced by Israeli visual artist Ronni Shendar, My Father in Hong Kong 1961 is gorgeous as is the song.

It makes me miss Hong Kong and makes me want to listen to more of his music…

(via Nowness)

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Goldfish

4th March 2013

We saw Goldfish play at Kirstenbosch yesterday and it was awesome.

What a BEAUTIFUL place to have a show (and I can’t believe we didn’t go to a Summer Concert before!) Yikes.

Bonobo

7th February 2013

British musician Bonobo has enlisted the genius of regular B3TAN Cyriak for his new video Cirrus. It’s beautiful (in a weird and wonderful way) and if you haven’t already seen it, also check out Cyriak’s Cows & Cows & Cows video which is awesome.

Black Sands is one of my all time favourite albums and judging by Cirrus, The North Borders will also be amazing.

The other exciting news is that the Roundhouse and Ninja Tunes are presenting a Bonobo curated all day event, with a new live show by Bonobo on May 18th … and we just happen to be in London. Booked. Hooray!

Nosaj Thing / Eclipse/Blue

4th February 2013

Thought this awesome video by LA producer Nosaj Thing was worth a watch this morning.

Holi One

4th February 2013

In a month’s time Cape Town will be hosting the first ever African Holi Festival of colour!

Run by Seed Experiences Agency (the same guys who put on Rocking The Daisies) they say, “The global HOLI ONE festival is not directly linked to the original Holi Festival, nor with it’s religious aspects, but is definitely inspired by it and shares the same values – a day steeped in the old Indian tradition of bringing people together in love and peace, a tradition that transcends backgrounds and cultures.” So basically loads of colour, love, partying and powder throwing with no need to get religious. Perfect!

Holi One is on March 2nd at the Grand Parade – so get your white clothes on, buy your tickets here and see you there!

CTEMF

23rd January 2013

I saw the posters before we left to go away at Christmas, and then forgot about it … but last night we remembered the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival was on in February.

What I didn’t expect to see was Richie Hawtin headlining on the Friday night.

Now. I. Am. Excited. Woohoo!

The Shins / The Rifle’s Spiral

15th January 2013

The Shin’s latest offering has been animated by the talented Jamie Caliri.

Very cool indeed.

(via NOWNESS. Thanks bub)

Max Raptor

9th January 2013

Finally I’ve got around to posting the design I did for British punk rock band Max Raptor.

Paying hommage to the Guatemalan folk saint Maximón with a bit of Día de los Muertos thrown in for good luck, the ‘MAXIMON’ Day of the Dead Sweater can be bought on the Max Raptor store.

These guys are seriously good so be sure to keep an eye out for their new album coming out later this year.

Sigur Rós / Valtari

4th December 2012

Sigur Rós gave fifteen filmmakers the same (small) budget to create a film based around the songs from their newest album Valtari.

Film #14 by Christian Larson is beautiful beyond words. I can’t recommend taking 15 minutes out of your day to watch it enough.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment can be viewed online here, and this coming weekend a series of screenings are being held all over the world. Have a look to see if there’s a screening in your city.

Maybe if we’re still awake at 8pm on Saturday we could head down to Kubrick at the APM?

(Thanks Ewa)

The Real Advent Calendar

3rd December 2012

My funny husband has started getting into the Christmas spirit with his own Advent Calendar.

Love it.

For daily Advent thumpings check out The Real Advent Calendar.

Cape Town World Music Festival

9th November 2012

The first Cape Town World Music Festival kicks off today at 5pm.

Featuring day and night stages spread across East City, from Harrington Square to the Assembly and the Mahogany Room, the Lion’s Head Stage is free all day tomorrow until 6pm, and for the rest you can purchase tickets from Webtickets.

Cape Town Summer has officially begun! Whoop!

Her Morning Elegance

18th October 2012

I’m think I’m a bit late with this one (2009?!) but how awesome is this music video by Israeli singer Oren Lavie?

Tent. Check.

4th October 2012

Origami: The Tent by Charlie Carretti on Society6.

Heading up to Rocking The Daisies in 6 hours. Yeehar!

Calexico

19th September 2012

I’ve been listening to Algiers this morning.

Not only does it have an awesome cover (I’ve been trying to discover who designed it with no luck) it’s very, very good too.

Rocking The Daisies

3rd September 2012

Just bought tickets to my first South African festival. Woop!

Rocking The Daisies here we come!

Gwen Stefani x Terry Richardson

8th August 2012

From the first time I heard I’m Just A Girl, I loved Gwen Stefani. She always looks immaculate in her own unique way and becomes more and more beautiful with age, which is inspiring!

There’s a great interview with her in the September issue of Harper’s Bizarre, along with a wicked shoot by Terry Richardson.

Check out more here.

iPad in the Sky

23rd July 2012

I’ve just been reading that Qantas plans to give all of it’s 767 passengers iPads to use for their inflight entertainment.

No more dodgy systems. Hooray!

Happy Friday

20th July 2012

It’s things like this that make the world a better place.

Heartwarming and awesome (it almost made me cry!) the Spanish town of Sabadell sure know how to organise a kickass flashmob.

Happy Friday everyone!

(via enmasse)

Walk Like An Egyptian

18th May 2012

Those of you who know me, also know of my somewhat unexplained obsession with Walk Like An Egyptian.

Kicking off the weekend is a version by The Cleverlys. Quite simply a-ma-zing.

(Thanks Matty)

Queen Of Disco

18th May 2012

I remember the first time I was at a club (Turnmills) for a night (Headstart) and this came on – it’s probably one of the greatest electro tunes of all time.

R.I.P. Donna Summer.

Dream Baby Dream

16th May 2012

Here is a rather awesome Four Tet remix of Neneh Cherry + The Thing’s Dream Baby Dream.

I also just read that Four Tet is teaming up with Caribou for a £5 all nighter at Brixton Academy on 2nd November. This is one of the reasons I miss London-town.

Amplifiear

18th April 2012

The Amplifiear is an old-school style gramophone shaped device to help enhance the iPad’s sound. This clever little clip is the perfect example of simple, beautiful design.

Developed by Nonlinear Studio, they’ve got a Kickstarter project on the go and have already hit their target of $10,000.

(via CoolHunting)

Lost Angeles

18th April 2012

Cool British artist Stanley Donwood has a new exhibition opening at Subliminal Projects in LA on April 28th.

“Lost Angeles will feature a new body of work where Donwood turns his poignant perception on the impact of current societal trends and behaviour towards Los Angeles.”

His lino prints and work have been exhibited all over the world, but he’s probably most famous for the Radiohead covers he’s designed (he’s a long time friend of Thom Yorke) and for designing the official Glasto artwork since 2002.

Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
90026
www.subliminalprojects.com

 

 

Monday Music

2nd April 2012

Here’s what I’m listening to this week…(clockwise from top left)

Gotye, Making Mirrors.
Somebody that I used to know has been going round and round on my iTunes all weekend (and I love that Gotye is an Aussie!)

Fourtet + Burial, Nova.
I heart Fourtet and this collaboration with Burial is AM-azing.

Markus Wormstorm, Not I, but a friend.
Electronic Cape Town goodness. (Thanks Lynn x)

The Naked + Famous, Young Blood.
I just can’t help myself. I’m addicted to this song.