Recommends: Arca - Thievery

Recommends: Arca - Thievery

Venezuelan avant-dance producer Arca steps out of the shadows with his new single 'Thievery', having worked in the lab on cuts for Yeezus and FKA Twigs. Electronic music with sincere human elements, this disorientating orchestration leaves you unable to anticipate its next move as it darts and shifts. Taken from the forthcoming album 'Xen', Arca will join groundbreaking artists Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb and The Birthday Party as part of Mute Records rich lineage. The release is adorned in the unmistakable artwork of his roommate and touring partner Jesse Kanda.


September 16, 2014 at 5:46pm in recommends


Recommends: Diggin In The Carts

RBMA prime up for their Japanese semester with Diggin' Through The Carts, a series documenting the evolution of video game music. Episode 1 talks to zen reggae enthusiast and composer of Tetris and Donkey Kong Hirokazu Tanaka while Pacman's Junko Ozawa explains that her company feared she would be kidnapped by a competitor and ransomed for her expertise. With 8-bit and 16-bit music's undeniable impact infiltrating electronic-based genres such as hip hop, techno, dubstep and footwork, J-Rocc, Ladyhawke, Kode 9, Thundercat and Flying Lotus also share their stories. Episode 2 drops on Thursday.

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September 9, 2014 at 12:50pm in recommends


Recommends: Etudes Studio

Recommends: Etudes Studio

Etudes Studio is a multi-disciplinary creative brains trust split between Paris and New York. Most visible for their bold, modern menswear collections, the collective also operates as a boutique publishing house and design agency.

On the fashion front Etudes cut clean contemporary lines, with each season's collection the result of their own evolution and a collaboration with a select fine artist contributing to their unconventional, vividly graphic series of prints.

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September 2, 2014 at 5:00pm in recommends


Recommends: Brian Vu

Recommends: Brian Vu

Currently transfixed to the work of Brooklyn-based photographer and collagist Brian Vu. Vivid and saturated in colour, his images aren't as positive as they initially appear, often referencing heavier themes such as religion, the afterlife and human relationships with others and ourselves. The self-taught artist has described past escapist visions as "praying to god on an acid trip". Working with the bare essentials including a point and shoot, Canon 7D and his phone, much of Vu's brilliance is often the result of putting "accidents" through post-production.

Admire selections from his folio below, purchase two of his artist zines, True False and New Guilt, or stalk him on instagram.

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August 26, 2014 at 5:29pm in recommends


Recommends: This Long Century

Recommends: This Long Century

Curated by Stefan Pietsch and Jason Evans, This Long Century invites an odd mixture of artists, authors, filmmakers, musicians and counterculture icons to share their highly personal ponderings, visions, influences and memories to an ever growing archive, as if no one was watching.

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood breaks down the context of her AW09/10 Gold Label collection, while Norwegian photographer Torbjørn Rødland captions a childhood photograph and Lizzi Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance digs out the pure formative work that led to her debut exhibition. Other participants include artist Ricky Swallow, Einstürzende Neubauten's Blixa Bergeld, Berlin-Paris fashion house Bless and documentarian Les Blank.

260 posts deep, this site deserves to be bookmarked.

August 19, 2014 at 3:29pm in recommends


Recommends: Jack J - Looking Forward to You

When we last riffed about Vancouver label Mood Hut, we never expected they'd raise the bar even higher with this street soul hit of the summer. With its inconspicuous vocal and sophisticated cyclical groove, Jack J doesn't over think it. "Absolutely spiritual". Put on some shades and walk the dog down to Mister Softee. Today is a good day.

August 12, 2014 at 5:12pm in recommends


Recommends: Sharooz - Astre (Marcos Cabral's Trance Mix)

Last week Club Mod teased Astre, the first taste of their newly relaunched label from under the radar UK talent Sharooz. The single has now been put under the head nodding trance of New York house/techno mainstay Marcos Cabral, a L.I.E.S. recording artist and former Runaway member. The Sharooz EP is out August 18 (preorder now). DO NOT operate heavy machinery while listening.

August 8, 2014 at 10:32am in recommends


Recommends: PAMMIX

Perks and Mini do the world a favour by uploading their series of under the counter mix CDs to soundcloud. Recruiting the likes of 2ManyDJs, discretely billed as The Dee Wees, The Boredoms' Yamantaka Eye, Secret Circuit and Thomas Bullock of Rub N Tug, they have never been commercially available, traded like the underground currency amongst the inner sanctum. Sample 'Spa'z The Place' below, the slomo journey of unidentified objects pieced together by label head Jerky Perks and The Dee Wees, and explore more here.

August 5, 2014 at 4:53pm in recommends


Recommends: Club Mod & Sharooz

Club Mod is an independent label centred on the instinctual energy of the dancefloor, releasing singles and EPs by a network of geographically scattered, spiritually linked kinfolk for those who like to move their body - and is relaunched today with details of new releases forthcoming from Sharooz and Baio and a bold new aesthetic courtesy of renowned designer Trevor Jackson.

Club Mod is developed by a trans-continental team to bring some of the most resonant sounds of house, techno and disco from clubs all over the map into the one entranced tribe. With due respect to the formative days in New York, Chicago and Detroit, reinterpreted through London, Paris and Berlin, and from our own roots in Australia, Club Mod amplifies those getting busy with the sound of tomorrow.

Preorder Sharooz on digital and Baio on both vinyl and digital.

July 31, 2014 at 7:14pm in recommends


Recommends: Leif Podhajsky 'Synesthesia', Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris

Recommends: Leif Podhajsky 'Synesthesia', Galerie Hors-Champs, Paris

London-based Australian artist and graphic designer Leif Podhajsky presents his first exhibition in France, 'Synesthesia', at the Galerie Hors-Champs in Paris. We first came across Leif's mesmerising graphic works some years ago and were struck by how well his style gelled with Tame Impala's entrancing psych, and hence he was enlisted to create the sleeves for both their first and second albums and accompanying singles. In both his commercial and personal work Leif creates a kind of magic eye mindscape that's imaginative and immersive, an infinite universe of symmetry and colour, and on a large scale it's a welcome trip.

If you're in the city of light over summer and feel like losing yourself in Leif's artistic abyss, 'Synesthesia' runs until September 21.

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July 29, 2014 at 4:08pm in recommends, Tame Impala


 

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