Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Tomorrow im leaving the Dutch winter and heading to Portugal more precisely to my family summer house in Vila Nogueira de Azeitao the lovely village that i love so much and the place i was born 40 years ago next Sunday, yes age is caching up and im celebrating this quite astonishing barrier with lots of friends, family and if the weather allows it will jump on those glorious blue waters of my favorite beach Galapos !!!!!
Monday, 27 February 2012
Total support for the Russian bad ass girl punk band Pussy Riot in protests against the established corruption and challenging the authorities with illegal concerts and a lot of confusion ... hell yeahh rock on gal's !!!!
Watch | Pussy Riot, Russian Punk band protest Vladimir Putin in street concerts
After delays and forbidden hangovers mY Indie Soul # 49 is ready !!!!!
The longest and most psychedelic of all previous editions, the best way to describe it is a acid iceberg melting into ur brain to the sounds of 60s Psychedelic, Garage-Rock, Post-Punk Dark-Wave and ear pricing shoegaze all released in 2011-2012 with the exception of the Merchandise dark classic that i can't really understand why it took so long to appear on my mixtapes.
mY Indie Soul # 49 by Audiopleasures
Shimmering Stars - Suns going down
The Haiduks - A Tide Through The
Omma Cobba - Greet Us
Amen Dunes - Christopher
Die Jungen - The Way Down
Allah-Las - Long Journey
White Hex - Holiday
The War on Drugs - Dont fear the ghost
White Fence - Who Feels Right
Keel Her - Boner Hit
M Women - Tense Hands Talk
The Kvb - Passing by
TV Torso - No Idea Why
Sam Flax - Fire Doesn't Burn Itself
Merchandise - I Locked The Door
Novella - Santiago
Porcelain Raft - Unless You
The Shrapnelles - My Mom Is Hot
Woollen kits - In Between
Odonis Odonis - ledged up
Silver Dapple - Swann Song
Young Prisms - If Don't Get Much
Rayon Beach - Staring out of an
Bos Angeles - Beach Slalom
Fidlar - No Waves
Eagulls - Mystery (Wipers Cover)
A Place to Bury Strangers - So Far Away
Soviet Soviet - Lokomotiv
Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin - Suffragette City
" The Amsterdam Music Hack Day is a full weekend of hacking in which participants will conceptualize, create and present their projects. Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it's music related.
Music Hack Day has been a great way to demonstrate the creativity and innovation around music that comes from the tech community. The past three years have seen multiple Music Hack Day events take place. Starting in London, it has spread across the world to Berlin, Amsterdam, Boston, Stockholm, San Francisco, Barcelona, New York and Montreal. It’s been exciting to watch over 2000 participants taking part, building hundreds of hacks and with over 125 music and tech companies’ supporting the events."
" God Save the Queen will be on display in the Centraal Museum from 3 March 2012 to 10 June 2012. This exhibition covers the period from 1977 - 1984 when Dutch youth decided to break free from a dire situation of crisis, high unemployment, housing shortage and nuclear bomb threat. Having lost all faith in the government, it was time for them to take charge. They occupied empty buildings in the cities, and in these squats started small new businesses. Their motto being ‘Do-it-yourself’. This young generation also gave music and art a boost of new life: punk got rid of the artificial symphonic rock of the seventies, and artists once again dirtied their canvas and clothes with paint. Over the past years, the eighties have received great interest worldwide. The revival is clearly noticeable in music and fashion and, internationally, there have been various exhibitions high-lighting this decade. Until now, such an exhibition had not yet taken place in the Netherlands."
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
Absolutely genius Bonobo remix by the Berlin based electronic wizard Machinedrum and the animation from another world directed by Anthony Francisco Schepperd.
Watch | Bonobo - Eyes Down (Machinedrum Remix)
Excellent video and track from the Brooklyn’s synth-wave-duo Black Marble taken from the debut EP "Weight Against the Door" out on hardly art.
Watch | Black Marble - Backwards
Fresh & dope future bass new remix from the German producer B-Ju to Wool & Cerebral Vortex.
Listen | Wool and Cerebral Vortex - Erotic Dancer (B-Ju Remix)
Thursday, 23 February 2012
"OUTSIDE IN is a celebratory and historical look at street art and graffiti through the lens of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s groundbreaking exhibition Art in the Streets. The film features renowned artists Shepard Fairey, Lee Quiñones, Swoon, Futura, Mister Cartoon, Revok, Martha Cooper, Invader to name a few. Director Alex Stapleton (Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel) documents the artist’s creative process, their pitfalls with the law, the poetic impermanence of their craft and the artists’ evolution from the back seat of a cop car to the walls of a well-respected institution. Filmed at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) in conjunction with the exhibition Art in the Streets."
Watch | Outside In – The Story of Art in the Streets
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Finally Austin's Shapes Have Fangs stunning 2011 garage rock banger debut "Dinner In The Dark" is to stream in totally, enjoy cause this is a real treat and was one of my favorite albums on the year !!
Listen | Shapes Have Fangs - Dinner In The Dark
New surreal video from the Los Angeles cult trio Autolux, "The Science of Imaginary Solutions" is taken from the 2010 LP "Transit Transit"
Watch | Autolux - The Science of Imaginary Solutions
This is completely new to me but one thing im sure this looks and sounds pretty wild and filled with sexual bass, horny drums and the frontlady is just stunning, The "Savages" are 4 London girls that like to make beautiful dark noise and from this clip it sounds incredibly promising !!!!!
Watch | Savages LIVE - Pop Noire night @ The Shacklewell Arms, London
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Super cool collection of abstract beats, future bass, 8-bit and glitch hop with lots of soul vibes and funky delights by San Francisco producer Dailon.
Official video from "Endless Summer" taken from the 2011 indie pearl "Creatures of an Hour" on Sub Pop, the dream-pop Londoners Still Corners charming debut albums was on Audiopleasures top 50 2011 albums.
Watch | Still Corners - Endless Summer
Listen | LP : Still Corners - Creatures of an Hour
Fresh new marvelous remix from "Bobby Tank" to the "Sam Sure & Giacomo" track "Dark Inside", i discovered Bobby Tank in the end of 2011 and his mixing of bass, 80s synth waves and glitchy abstract beats are simply irresistible and since than im always on the watch for the London producer new sounds.
Listen | Sam Sure & Giacomo - Dark Inside (Bobby Tank Radiated Refix)
Monday, 20 February 2012
Another obscure finding in the 2011 lost gems ... M Women is a Seattle trio and im quite fond of the miscellaneous of sounds that came from the "Faithful" LP which comprises of a mix of influences from the 90s alternative as predominance with a strong Sonic Youth accent but also heavy shoegazing and some sweet garage surf waves in the middle, most definitely worth checking out.
Joana Sá's is one absolute mindblowing Portuguese avant-guard experimental pianist and i can't find the proper words to describe this !!!
"Trailer for the film "Through this Looking-Glass". Directed by Daniel Neves it captures the surreal and experimental sounds of Joana Sá's piece for piano of the same title by guiding the viewer to the sources of the sounds and to the world of childhood and dreams in classic black and white. The full-length film will be released on blinker in autumn 2010."
More info about the Pianist works and bio Joana Sá's
Watch | Joana Sá's - Through this Looking Glass
Pure sickness, astonishing dark synth wave and video by the obscure Japanese band Drug Machine, there is not much information but apparently this is the first song, in case you now Japanese theres a lot of info on vimeo video description.
Watch | Drug Machine - Killer
Friday, 17 February 2012
Its been quite a while since i heard such refreshing beauty noisy bangers, Teen Demon are a punk rock Brooklyn duo formed by Randolph Riback and Chris Brignola that unleashes monster sick beats, aggressive riffs and all with a serious cool DIY vibe, something that will surely please thirsty No Age fans.
Was pretty blown way with this black and white video, its so stylish and yet so simple that on the beginning took it for a fashion clip, this wonderful piece of work was produced Revolver Media and directed by the Amsterdam based photographer Claudia Crobatia, "Butterfly Effect" is taken from the upcoming S/T EP by the British electronic duo and marks the return of Lamb after an eight-year absence.
Watch | Lamb - Butterfly Effect
Like everything about this, the song is super cool and the video is just rad !!!!
"To The Sea" is taken from the Portland, Oregon husband/wife shoegaze duo 2011 LP "Save Your Season"
Watch | Mint Julep – To The Sea
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Krautrock - The Rebirth Of Germany is a documentary produced and broadcast by BBC4 about the origin of the underground scene in Germany, especially the Krautrock genre. Narrated by its own main characters through interviews with members of Can, Amon Duul II, Neu! or Kraftwerk.
legendary and pioneering London Drum n Bass'ers Metalheadz has reached the 100th release and to celebrate the milestone a new single from label boss Mr Goldie himself out 2nd April !!!
Listen | Goldie - Freedom Feat Natalie Duncan
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Mega cool debut video and single from the Amsterdam sexy power girl rock band Vrouwen zijn OK fronted by the Awesome Kiki Weerts from the punk rockers Malle Pietje and the Bimbos.
Watch | Vrouwen zijn OK - Vrouwen zijn OK
Super interesting and wild work by the New York based French photographer Yougo Jeberg , his photographies are presented as anti-mainstream, against establishment and the Troubled youth with a cool stylish edge.
New amazing retro collage motion video from Coasting animated by the stunning Alice Cohen, "Same Old Same Old" is taken from the Brooklyn/New Zealand garage surf duo debut LP "You're Never Going Back" out on M'Lady's September 2011
Watch | Coasting - Same Old Same Old
Few weeks ago received a sick invitation from the Amsterdam garage punkers The Anomalys to be part of the videoshoot for "Retox" the upcoming EP on Slovenly, the video filming took place in Amsterdam's NDSM island at a little place that used to be a underground hangout with some quite peculiar surroundings and decoration, the best way to describe the place is some sort of naval bunker and the place was so tiny but we manage pretty fine ... it was complete sickness, 6 or 7 takes from "Retox" and each one getting wilder and crazier than the previous one and with lots of free booze to warm up the spirits cause it was sooooo freaking cold, the video is coming out if im not mistaken 13 March and i can't wait to see it !!!!!
After the Retoxing sick afternoon went to Miguels place to have dinner with some local friends and the French garage rock band Regal on transit to a concert at The House of Rising ... Miguel is soon to be my flatmate cause after 4 years in Haarlem im finally moving to Amsterdam on the 15 March .. whop whop whop ...
REGAL was a freaking blast, the sound was far from perfect and the voice was like at the end of the tunnel but like i said to the guys "This is not a symphony", they played really tight, fast and loud, they used the minimum resources and made it fun for everyone inside ... a real tribute to a garage rock concert ... well done boys :)
Mercie to the Stephane Serra from "L'apero Du Patron" best French delicatessen in Amsterdam and for helping put up the gig for Regal ... and Mercie also to the girls behind the bar all perfect too ... and for everybody that came on a freaking freazing night THANK YOU !!!!!!