Wednesday 30 June 2010

Sleazefest 2010 Timboektoe Wijk aan Zee Review

Sleaze, Sleaze, Sleazefest was epicly insane, awesome music, great location and bad ass people all over the place

This year we were lucky with the weather, it was a gorgeous sunshiny day and we decided to for a 45 minutes walk on the beach from Wijk aan Zee to timboektoe were sleazefest took place.

Before turning on our sleazemotors, Docteur Muller, Miss De Rooy and i stopped in the lounge beach club Aloha for a couple of mojitos.

The first band that i really liked were the Amsterdam/Groningen duo Sixtyniners, Rock n Roll, Country, Punk and a great stage presence.
Miss Claudia Hek on drums, Sir Michiel Hoving on guitar and a guest double bass were simply irresistible and the first taste of real sleaziness

Sleaze devils ... Hell Yeah

The best band of the night wasn't even on the line up , these guys alone could case a riot all by themselves.
The Anomalys are a awesomeness trio from Amsterdam, epic shit Punk, Garage and they were all over the place, starting with the drummer that was breaking the shit out of the drums, put them in your agenda and go watch them live.
Straight into my favorite Dutch bands.

More sleazefest please.

Sunday 20 June 2010

Sleazefest, Blu vs Os Gemeos Lisbon, Emeralds, Adele Blanc-Sec, Margherita Premuroso, Ruben Brulat, Blockhead, Menno Fokma, Our last talk, Mixtape

Sleazefest 26 June
Beach Pavilion Timboektoe
Wijk Ann Zee North Pier, North Holland

One of my favorite events in the festival calendar, it all started in 2000 in a farm near Amsterdam when a bunch of friends decided to invite some bands to jam, Sleazefest took roots and become an established event around Amsterdam.
Sleazefest means dirty, noisy, vulgar, cheap but in reality is a kick ass party where Rock N Roll, Punk Rock and Garage rules and its a great place to listen and discover great new bands bands. Sleazefest is organized by the one and only zZz from Amsterdam

Stop Motion film from the Blu vs Os Gemeos collaboration in Lisbon

Watch | Blu and Os Gemeos in Lisbon

Emeralds the Cosmic Cleveland drone/synth trio return with a new full-length on Editions Mego. "Does It Look Like I’m Here?" guitar synthesizers and analog synthesizers makes you come back to Blade Runner and think about christian fennesz flourished guitar and Gavin Russom psychedelic drones.

Watch | Emeralds - Genetic

"Les Aventures Extrodinaire d'Adele Blanc-Sec" adaptacion to cinema by Luc Besson.
“The adventures, set in Paris in the years before and after World War I, revolve around the protagonist Adèle Blanc-Sec. A cynical heroine, she is initially a novelist of popular fiction, who turns to investigative journalism as her research and subsequent adventures reveal further details of the mystical world of crime. Themes of the occult, corruption, official incompetence, and the dangers of patriotism suffuse the series.”

Watch | Adele Blanc-Sec

Delicious animation by Margherita Premuroso, an adorabel dreamer kid making a paper plane.

Watch | Paper Plane

Incredible work from French photographer Ruben Brulat, 21 and bought his camera only two years ago. "Immaculate" is a self-portrait series.

"When i started taking photographs of myself, it became obvious that it was easier to understand the malaise i had in these places, by getting naked i was feeling in total symbiosis. The more i was taking shots, the more i was understanding. Because, creating a fiction, may bring you closer to reality."

Awesome animated music video, Blockhead's 'The Music Scene'.

"An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule."

Watch | Blockhead - The Music Scene

Mindblowing reel by Menno Fokma, Dutch creative based in Utrecht.

Watch | Menno Fokma 2010 Reel

Two friends of mine in Portugal got together for this short.
"Our Last Talk" Directed by Miguel Peres with Hugo Costa Ramos, long time apart father and soon have one last conversation.

Watch | A nossa última conversa / Our last talk

Audiopleasures Mixtape

Mp3 | Arch M - 21st union
Mp3 | Bath - ♥ [ Daedelus Remix ]
Mp3 | Crystal Castles - Suffocation [ Memory Tapes Remix ]
Mp3 | Delphic - Doubt
Mp3 | Exray's - Everything Goes
Mp3 | Moullinex - 1st Track Love
Mp3 | Pantha du Prince - Welt am Draht [ Animal Collective remix ]
Mp3 | TJ Kong & Nuno dos Santos - Emerald Bay feat.Edward Capel
Mp3 | Washed Out - You and I feat. Caroline Polachek
Mp3 | Wavves - Post Acid
Mp3 | We Are Wolves - Vague Frigid [ Beatbox remix ]

Mp3 | Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure

Tuesday 15 June 2010

E.T. Explore Me, Exchange Radical Moments, Tim Burton, Breakbot, Arctic Surf Film, MGMT, Yang Yi, Memory Tapes, The Birth of Big Air, History of Art

Probably my favorite band on this moment, E.T. Explore Me are a Dutch noisy trio from Haarlem in the North Holland, they make the perfect combination of garage punk, Psychobilly with a organ fuzz madness, i would say considering the state of music at this moment that they are absolutely refreshing, unique and to find anything remote as good can only be the Canadians "We Are Wolves" second album "Total Magique" .

Not only they are exceptional awesome musician but great entertainers and they love to have their audience really close, last weekend in the beeckestijn pop they played on the grass and left the stage for anyone who felt like some head banger.
On the big stage really close was hollywood star Juliette Lewis but no one moved one inch from what was happening on the smallest stage of the all the festival, like always you can see Joost Varkevisser flying around with his Acetone organ for the delight of the fans that can play some notes at the same time, Jeroen Kruijs on drums is like a very oiled machine and there are never dol moments, Jeroen Blijleve gives soul to their music with impressive bass work, They will be big for sure.

It took me some time to post about them cause there was not so much material available that could sustain how good they are, they are extremely good but its their live performances that makes them unique. I guess with this stuff you can flavor it a little bit

Watch | E.T. Explore Me - Dance I Say
Watch | E.T. Explore Me - When i'm Gone
Watch | E.T. Explore Me - Every town should have it's own one man band
Watch | E.T. explore me @ Radio HEE 2

These are older tracks and i will try to post some stuff from their new Ep soon.

Mp3 | E.T. Explore Me - Dr Galigary
Mp3 | E.T. Explore Me - DB5

Exchange Radical Moments! is a brand new Europe-wide Live Art festival. It will take place simultaneously in cities across Europe on 11 November 2011. The various events will consist of encounters, site-specific interventions, experiments in social practice, public interventions, performances and live acts. By 30 September 2010 please let us know your project ideas, no matter how sketchy they are, and send them to Please include a short biography in your proposal.”

Tim Burton promo for Dutch on demand channel Chello/Upc, directed by Champagne Valentine from Amsterdam

Watch | Tim Burton Promo for Chello/ UPC

New Breakbot’s music animated vidseo “Baby I’m Yours” directed and illustrated by Irina Dakeva with 2000 watercolor paintings.

Watch | Breakbot - Baby I’m Yours [ feat. Irfane ]

"Five world-class surfers. Thirty-two days. One destination: the Arctic Circle. How far would you go to find a wave no one has ever ridden?"

Watch | Arctic Surf Film

New music video from MGMT, "It's Working," is the third single taken from their new Lp, Congratulations.

Watch | MGMT - It's Working

Before seeing is village totaly submerge by the Yangtze River, Yang Yi from Kaixian in Chongqing Municipality captures the ruins of his village.

"I don’t intend to dwell on the meaning to be found in my photography. What is important for me is that I came from that town. It is about all that we have in common there: our accent, our spicy coriander, the nod we give each other, a friendly signal to say hello when we pass one another on the street, these streets that we have traveled alongside our ancestors, that have herded us along together… this series was created for all of that. It will be my personal memoir!"

New music video from Memory Tapes aka Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes

Watch | Memory Tapes - Bicycle
Mp3 | Memory Tapes - Bicycle

" In 1985, at the tender age of 13, Mat Hoffman entered into the BMX circuit as an amateur. By 16, he had soared to the top of the sport. Throughout his prodigious career, Hoffman has ignored conventional limitations, instead focusing his efforts on the purity of the sport and the pursuit of "what's next." Academy Award® nominee Spike Jonze and extreme sport fanatic Johnny Knoxville, along with director Jeff Tremaine, showcase the inner workings and exploits of the man who gave birth to "Big Air."

Watch | The Birth of Big Air
Watch | The Birth of Big Air



Sunday 13 June 2010

Urban Arts Festival, Andrea Bleuler Neeser‏, The Ghost in You, Coke Man, Star Wars™ Cantina 2010, French Roast, The Death Set, American Grindhouse

ABC Urban Arts Festival - where design meets craft
Amsterdam 26 June

"The American Book Center and the ABC Treehouse present the ABC Urban Arts Festival. The large square in front of The American Book Center Amsterdam will be transformed into an outdoor "atelier", with artists showing and creating work on-site for the public to enjoy. Some of the hottest local and international artists, representing a cross section of graphic designers, illustrators, graffiti artists, fiber artists, paper-toy designers – all with an urban edge - are scheduled to participate!

At the ABC Treehouse, workshops will offer free ‘hands on’ lessons to the public and discussions with artists, publishers and other industry professionals covering subjects such as design, crafts, illustration and practical crossovers between the areas."

Watch | Straat Papier Holland Klik [ Workshop promo ]

In the Memory of Andrea Bleuler Neeser‏, the singer of Division Kent passed away last week. She has been ill for a while, but finally the disease (cancer) was stronger than her. She leaves behind her husband and Division Kent partner Marco and a 1 1/2 year old daughter.

Mp3 | Division kent - Pat The Pan Am Pilot
Watch | Division Kent - Faraday Cage

Excellent new music video by The Ghost in You, directed by Matt Spicer

Watch | The Ghost in You - Seahorses

Massive installation in Johannesburg, 2500 Coca Cola cases, 25 tons and 16,5 meters high.

"Adidas Originals invites you to join David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong and some of your dear, old friends for an intergalactic 2010 FIFA World Cup™ viewing party that you'll never forget. "

Watch | Adidas Originals - Star Wars™ Cantina 2010

Such a great animated short, directed by Fabrice O. Joubert.
"In a fancy Parisian Café c. 1960, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee. He constantly turns away a homeless man who asks him for money, but in the end, due to a curious turn of events, it is the homeless man who is unselfish enough to pay the businessman's bill thus saving him from embarrassment."

Watch | French Roast

Official music video for The Death Set's "Far Weathered Friends," a reworking of Daedelus' "Fair Weathered Friends."

Watch | The Death Set - Fair Weathered Friends

American Grindhouse explores the hidden history of the American Exploitation Film. The movie digs deep into this often overlooked category of U.S. cinema and unearths the shameless and occasionally shocking origins of this popular entertainment.

Watch | American Grindhouse