Archive for the ‘Personal Favourites’ Category

Insect Collective Art

June 16, 2009

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Luke & Paul are amazing surreal/abstract artists that have showcased their work everywhere. Their website shows some of the creative talent to these two have produce some deadly art! They’ve created a collective in 1998 and thus Insect was born-

“After scaring the creative community with their off-the-wall surrealism & working with major world-wide clients for 18 years.”

Major clients include Adidas, Levis, Nike, Boxfresh & MTV.

This collective have designed the new Prodigy album ‘Invaders Must Die’ along with ‘The Time & Space Machine’

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Links:
Insect Homepage
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Muv

June 5, 2009

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Chris Muvceski is one awesome DJ who seems to be on his way up, soon to be playing with Hickey (Daniel Dalton). I suggest everyone remember the name! He plays really good beats with awesome heavy bass which I know a lot of you out there are loving.

Check out the interview:
How did you come up with the name?
My last name is Muvceski and my mates started to call me Muv in highschool.

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is Chris, I’m 21. And I live pretty close to Perth CBD on the exquisite Beaufort St. I’m originally from Sydney; I chose to come back to Perth to make a name for myself here and try to get Perth on the map.

What did you do before the starting?
I was going to school

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Close to 8 years ago I got into making NRG music, and it sort of took off from there. Thank fuck that I’m not doing that anymore, but in the same sense I’m happy it got me on the path that it did. I was actually a very shit DJ/Producer until 2007 then for some reason things just started clicking.

I wouldn’t say it was hard things just pan out along the journey.

Any big plans for the near future?
Yes, very big plans! In my attempt to get Perth on the map in the next two/three months I’ll be starting a record label called Kamche Rec. But I can’t tell you anymore at this point, so stay tuned!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Hmm I’m going to put a few:

Zombie Disco Squad vs Swedish House Mafia – Leave the dance behind.
Tiga – What you need (Proxy Remix)
Laidback Luke – Generation Noise (Riva Star Rechunk)

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Blow dryer

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
Hmm Don’t stop till you get where you want to be.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Super Kent

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?
Yeah you could definitely say so.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
My first gig I did was back to back and anyway prior to leaving my house the other half of the duo was like “hey we don’t have to bring headphones they have some there” and i was like… “i’m pretty sure we have to bring headphones man every dj brings their own headphones”… somehow he convinced me that we didn’t have to bring headphones. by the time we got there i think 10 or 15 mins before set time we found that there was no headphones in the booth, and nothing looks worse then going up to bar managers and promoters asking them if they have some spare headphones! haha valuable lesson learnt.

Be sure to catch MUV playing at Shape on July 4th!! Plus download Muv’s Mini Mix!!!

Links:
Muv MySpace

Glass I Ghost

May 27, 2009

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It seems to be harder and harder now to find some actually decent listenable electro music because to be honest, most are starting to sound the same as each other! These guys provide something that stems off mixing the best parts of every electro group. They’ve got the deep heavy bass, quirky melodies and decent vocals that sounds different enough while untouched by synths. If you like the electro music of Boys Noize but the alternative vocal sounds of The Rapture– this here is nice fresh combination/variation of what possibly could be your favourites. Oh- And it’s totaly danceable.

How did you come up with the name?
Phil and I were throwing around names, looking for something with a little alliteration, something that would embody the essence of our music and evoke strong imagery. Glass I Ghost just stuck with us.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
I’m James and I’m 99 years old, or at least that’s what my MySpace says. Phil is about 11,300 days old. We’ve been haunting California for all our lives, currently in Sacramento.

What did you guys do before the group started?
We had other bands. Phil was particularly ambitions in that regard. He’s been in tons of cool bands. I was more shy than him and mostly made music that no one got to listen to. And then there were the solo projects and other asides.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Phil and I had immediate musical chemistry. I don’t think either of us have had such good luck with that before. When we meet we were both feeling a little disillusioned with our past projects and bands and we were really looking to do something that was just for us. Something that, even if no one else liked it, we would still love playing it.

Any big plans for the near future?
Ya, we are almost finished recording our EP. Soon it will be up for sale. And at some point after that, we would like to put together a tour so, if there are any other bands, managers or event coordinators out there who are interested, message us.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
I just rediscovered the song “That’s All” by Genesis and of coarse, “Machine in the Ghost” by the Faint.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Oh, that’s a good question! Got to be my computer. Maybe my Micro Korg… no. The computer. I live online.

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Unquestionably, compromise has been the most valuable lesson I‘ve learned. When you’re a kid and you’re looking for advise on making music or making art you get all these misleading messages from ‘successful’ artists saying, “Don’t ever compromise, be yourself.” That’s great, but if you want to do something bigger than yourself, you’ll need to recognize that you don’t know everything and inevitably you’ll want to compromise.

Do you have a secret name for your favorite inanimate object?
Yes. Wooly. I won’t tell you what it is. You’ll make fun of me.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes. And sometimes they can be aggressive and scary but it always makes me laugh.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Nothing crazy yet, just embarrassing. We played one show during a ‘Super Hero’ night at a club and we were the only ones dressed up. We felt really silly.

Now this here is a free download of their song Perfect Strangers– it’s laid out there too easy for you guys to click and take sooo come on now!

Links:
Glass I Ghost MySpace

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Johnny Cupcakes

May 15, 2009

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My name is Johnny and I make clothes with cupcakes on em. Have you had your cupcake today?

This guy is an awesome designer with a great concept behind his label. I’m a big fan of his designs- they’re all so quirky and witty!

The Story Begins….
Customers like and appreciate the story behind my brand. I started this as a joke, from the trunk of my beat up 89′ Toyota Camry; a college drop out — drug and alcohol-free lifestyle — turned down a lot of investors — Took countless risks — kept my shirts out of heaps of chain stores. Yeah, I could of made a TON of money real quick, but I chose quality over quantity.

The stores are located in the US but you can order from the Online Store. AND they have even provided a list of ‘Nutritional Facts” to make sure you’re ordering the right size tees.

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Just to show you how damn popular these tees are for men & women- check out the store and the line outside of it! His store is set out to be similar to a food store as opposed to a clothing store to keep his ‘cupcakes’ vibe.

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Links:
Johnny Cupcakes Website
Online Store

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The Dø

May 6, 2009

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First time I saw The Dø I was at V-festival and they were the first band I heard and I couldn’t just walk by. I had to go and watch them and fall all in love with their music!

Their music is intricate, cute and fun. There so much variety in one album- from Jungle Themes to a Hip Hop vibe. The singer’s voice- Olivia – is very much a cute and melodious voice and has been described as a mix between Soko and The Cardigans singer. Must go listen to them! Dø It! hehehe

If you have MySpace, check out this Photo Album filled with so many photos that spell out DO. It’s very cute!
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Links:
The Dø MySpace

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Gravis

April 15, 2009

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Okay- slightly biased as I have just bought a pair for myself (the pretty white ones in the first photo). But the shoes are yummy! They have such varied designs of sneakers which include the ‘typical’ sneakers and also some of the more creatively designed sneakers. This includes canvas high tops and velcro straps in crazy colours and materials- and a decent range for women! The brand also extends to making sandals and sexy travel bags too. Have a look through the site and pick out some of your favourites- if you’re in Perth, you can get the widest selection from Key Sole on Collie St, Freo.

Links:
Gravis Website

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Random Thing Of The Week

March 30, 2009

For this week I’d like to divert your attention to my favourite comedic trio- Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

These three friends made a Pilot called ‘Awesometown’ for Fox except it was never picked up. But the video for the pilot is floating around everywhere anyway- so here it is, Enjoy!

MGMT Kids- Kooks Cover

March 24, 2009

The Kooks did a very nice AltRock version of Kids from MGMT that is awesome! Check it out:

There’s a more refined and better version of the song you can find on YouTube- just picked this one because it was an actual video of them performing acoustically.

Murat Süyür

March 23, 2009

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Murat Süyür is an incredible graphic designer from Istanbul. His work is so varied- looking through is portfolio you’ll see his amazing conceptual designs along with still-life, advertisements and fashions shots.
His biography on his website says he only really uses the computer to edit the art he’s done and make any corrections. Pretty impressive hey- here’s his interview!

Who’s the brains behind the designs- tell me a little about yourself and what kinda stuff you
do?

İ’ve just finished the university from Electrical engineering department , it took 7 years for me to finish, that was becouse of my advertising and design interest. Which was going to give me a chance to explain my self in photography.

When and how did you start out?
İt was like 4 years ago.. a friend of mine show me a magazine about photograpy. After that i got interested in concepts and stil life photo’s the first 2 year i was just an amateur. Then slowly it became professinal and now it’s the first thing in my life.

Did you find it hard to get your work “out there”?
İt was always hard… its not easy to set up all the things .. make everything allrgiht for shooting. I mean its really hard to figure out whats on your mind… productions things and also post production

What’s your inspiration behind the designs?
Everything. But mostly shapes , objects itself

What did you do before you began designing?
Absolutely nothing

Any advice for aspiring artists?
Make it different.

Any big plans in the near future?
Well.. lets wait and see

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
For the last 2 months İm back to 90’s pop – house
Probably Michael Jackson ‘s Billie jean is most played one

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Cellular phone with internet connection

Here are three new designs he’s just created- it’s very clever playing with scenes where peoople feel isolated or sad. It’s one of the many conceptual art he’s done that I’m really loving. Sooooo, GO and check out his other work- it’s so interesting on what other concepts he plays around!

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Futuristic tunnel

Empty airline checkout counter

Links:
Murat Süyür Official Site

We Are Enfant Terrible

March 6, 2009

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This sexy trio called We Are Enfant Terrible very very quickly became one of the most listened to music for me this month! According to their music page the trio consists of:
P.Clo= keyboards/ sing/ laugh
E.Pol= guitar / keyboards/ bubble
F.Fingers= drums / 8bit / joke

Already you can get an idea of their kooky quirky personality. It shows through in their music very very much and they combine my two loves: Interesting Guitar Riffs and Odd Synths. They’ve got great 8-Bit synths in the background and over the top Clotilde has a great voice that complements the sound made by the Guitars and Beats. It’s got a very fun vibe that’s pretty awesome to dance to – it’s definitely not angry music, it’ll make you smile =o)!

I hope you enjoy their interview as much as I did- It’s possible the most entertaining one yet!

How did you come up with the name?
Clotilde : I was reading a book from Warwik Collins and find the expression ENFANT TERRIBLE, it was in french in an english text. I liked it and thought it could be a perfect name for a band. So I ask thomas to do the band with me, then we met Cyril and the band was there.

Cyril : Whoua, Clotilde reads books ! That’s great, i didn’t know she was able to do that > she’s incredible ! she’s the best !

Tell me a little about yourselves?
Clotilde : I’m Clotilde, singer and 2 fingers keyboards player, I’m 12 for 15 years now, I’m the french girl ideal from the countryside

Cyril : I’m Cyril, the drummer. I’m drumming since i’m 7 years old. I started at the Wattignies School music ! And i’m 15 for 11 years. But when i’ll get 29, i’ll be 3 years older than i’m now. So in 1999, how old was i ? answer a.b.c. or d. ?

What did you guys do before the group started?
Clotilde : I was a dj. But I saved nobody’s life last night.

Cyril : i was in the Bathroom (playing with my Gameboy alone !)

Thomas : i used to play the guitar in bands

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Clotilde : We are lucky bastards. We put our tracks on myspace and a few weeks later, the manager of peaches ROBYN MITCHELL asked us to play for PEACHES opening in Paris. So we can’t really say it was hard.

Cyril : the hardest thing is to spend the most my life with people like Clotilde and Thomas > but i’ve no choice ! 😉

Any big plans for the near future?
Clotilde : To buy a new hairdryer this week end, it’s a huge plan cause I have a lot of hair

Cyril : We would love to say “hello” to Uncle Sam in september.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Clotilde : Heartbreaker from METRONOMY

Cyril : “Piece of us” from ORCO (a good friend of us)

Thomas : “if you want me to stay” Sly and the family stone

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Clotilde : My mini harmonica necklace

Cyril : My drum sticks,! if i live without, the gigs get too complicated !

Thomas : my nintendo ds, or my psp

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Clotilde : Be the first at catering or they won’t leave you a crumb

Cyril : Don’t share the room with the one who’s snoring !

Thomas : don’t share the room with the one who can’t stand snoring people

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Clotilde : Tigre moche

Cyril : Clotilde

Thomas : machin rouge bleu

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Clotilde : Not at all for me. I’m so disappointed caus’,you know, it seems like guys are afraid of girls on stage, they prefer groupies.

Cyril : My Mom doesn’t want me to kiss unknown people…

Thomas : i don’t know any other way to pick up girls

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Clotilde : Always happening crazy thing in a waet live gig: cyril broke drums 5 times, a china guy felt on me during the shanghai gig, I jumped on the ceiling and felt on the keyboards and finished the night with ice on my head, thomas is always dancing a weird chicken dance… etc etc

Cyril : After each song, people are applauding ! isn’t weird ? One really crazy thing for us was to do a China Tour after only few gigs in Paris. It was a really weird, amazing, incredible time.
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I very much support these guys so I hope you guys will take a minute to click on the link and enjoy them too!

Links:
Downloadable Music Goodness
We Are Enfant Terrible MySpace

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