Red Bull Music Academy and Brooklyn-based production company m ss ng p eces are producing a series of captivating short films that capture fresh and iconic music stories and characters.
For this debut episode, we turn our attention to the iconic DFA, the NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance, who defined the sound of the ’00s with a succession of releases that took disco’s rhythmic template, punk’s rebel energy, new wave’s avant humor and created something entirely new.
Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and appearances from James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more.
Secret Circuit is Eddie Ruscha, a Los Angeles-based producer whose career has taken its fair share of twists and turns over the years. He got his start as a member of ’90s shoegaze group Medicine, and he’s collaborated with members of Rub N Tug, Cibo Matto and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti all while working synths as Secret Circuit.
Ruscha has been notably prolific over the last few years, with a number of self-released albums to his name and singles for Prins Thomas’s Internasjonal label as well as Tim Sweeney’s label Beat In Space. Like much of Secret Circuit’s recent output, Tactile Galactics explore a distinctly psychedelic side of contemporary disco and house
Summer… time for festival..
And, in the last few years,festivals are popping up almost everywhere… and it’s great!
We have our favorites, and we will try to report in these columns the ones that we like
MORE Festival will be held in Venice during the second week of the Biennale Arte from 6 to 9 June 2013
In addition to the line up that offers a balanced mix of live sets and dj sets (Herman Dune, Phoni Hoax, Agoria, Acid Pauli, Spiller, Bottin) the location is definitely special
Saturday, April 20TH, 2013 is Record Store Day 7TH edition. Born in United States and celebrating the culture of the independently-owned record store, lots of vinyl, limited edition and musical events are around during this day. Thanx to Good Ones this year in Italy among a lot of related activities, Record Store Day will be celebrated with an official public broadcast of Last Shop Standing, Pip Piper movie inspired by Graham Jones eponymous book, with lots of testimonials like Paul Weller, Billy Bragg, Johnny Marr from the Smiths, Norman Cook, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley, Clint Boon and Tony Wadsworth that talk about the importance, the rise, the fall and the rebirth of the independent record shop.
Giandisco will be also spinning some vinyls at 5.00 PM at Serendeepity, best record shop in Milan, at Corso di Porta Ticinese, 100.
Let’s celebrate vinyl!
Milano – Teatro Dal Verme
in collaborazione con
Fondazione I Pomeriggi Musicali
Bologna – Cineteca
in collaborazione con
Comune di Bologna – Dipartimento Cultura e Scuola
Napoli – Pan
in collaborazione con
Assessorato Cultura Comune di Napoli
Firenze – Auditorium Flog
Roma – Brancaleone
Torino – Astoria
Between The Beats is a new series of short films from the online music portal Resident Advisor…to reveal the highs and lows of life as a touring DJ.
The first one is about Siberian DJ/Producer Nina Kraviz
We’re used to know the Norwegian Smalltown Supersound most of all for its DJ/producers like Lindstrom or Todd Terje, and it’s not the first time we listen to incredible good albums like last year Neneh Cherry one, but this one is a great surprise. It seems to come directly from the nineties in a perfect Sonic Youth style but at the same time fitting exactly with nowadays mood. Once she was a model (Carmen Hillestad, has appeared on the covers of Vogue and Nylon), now she’s an incredibly talented musician called Carmen Villain. A great album called ‘Sleeper’ anticipated by the single ‘Lifeissin’. Dark, psychedelic, a lot of guitars, reverbs and pedals and a sexy gloomy night drive atmosphere. We love you Carmen..
The single ‘Lifeissin’
An interesting Optimo edit for the extended version heads
The Design Week Festival has become a fixture during the Salone del Mobile in Milan. For years Elita Creew offers the opportunity for the hottest names in the international dance scene.
This year’s slogan is wecrossover .. and there is nothing more appropriate looking at the line-up.
The eclectic French musician & videomaker Woodkid, will open the five days of the festival in the enchanting surroundings of the Teatro Parenti. The next day it’s up to the disco of Lindstrom, through the techno maestro Villalobos until the world premiere in Italy of Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def.
Among others, Loco Dice, Benoit & Sergio, James Holden, John Talabot, Tom Trago and many more.
The full program can be discovered from the festival site, here
For tickets and subscriptions, you can buy directly online here