Remiix Minus is an interactive record, available as an app for iPhone and iPad. It lets you combine, transform and re-arrange 10 top tracks from the Minus catalogue. Use effects to transform the sounds and record and share your own version with your friends.
Take the unmistakeable vocal hook from Marc Houle's 'Techno Vocals' and mix it up with the synth from Ambivalent's 'R U OK'; drop the funky looks from Matador's 'Kingswing' and you've just created a mix that sounds just as slamming as an original record. Any combination you make is guaranteed to sound good, whether you're in the DJ booth or just playing with earbuds on your way to work. Record your interpretation of the Minus sound, upload it to SoundCloud and share it on Twitter and Facebook, all from within the app.
Download Remiix Minus on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remiix-minus/id486103583
Video: Barbara Klein: http://www.facebook.com/nielkarabrab
Remiix UI Design: http://www.benslater.co.uk
Remiix Website: http://www.remiix.net
VBS.TV and Incase's new series Picture Perfect is dedicated to documenting the work and lives of inspirational photojournalists.
"In this episode of Picture Perfect we visit James Mollison at his studio in Venice, Italy where he discusses group and individual identity and how his thoughts on the subject has informed the perspectives of his projects.
We then travel with Mollison to Kenya where he sets out to photograph the huge variety of people at the Dadaab Refuge Camp in Kenya, the world's oldest and largest refugee camp that sits in the desert on the Kenya-Somalia border."
Resident Advisor had created a series of films supported by Bench in which they explore the musical, cultural and creative climate within electronic music's key destinations. The second of the series is all about Detroit the city which birthed the genre we now call techno.
"Detroit has always had a creative streak, due in large part to the boom and subsequent bust of the auto industry. Quite simply, Detroit is a city of extremes, and its music reflects that. These days, Detroit's importance in the global electronic music scene is often referred to in the past tense. When we visited the city, though, we found a number of artists with their eyes (and ears) firmly set towards the future. After our time in the Motor City, it's clear to us that Detroit will endure and innovate for years to come."
The film mentions Kyle Hall - one of the new generation of Detroit musicians:
Edited by Monkey - 23 Aug 2011 at 12:05am
Ever thought how odd your online life is? Ever thought what could go wrong?
This film looks forward to ENO's production of Nico Muhly's new opera 'Two Boys'.
A new opera that lifts the lid on the dangers of living our lives online.
Edited by Monkey - 15 Jun 2011 at 11:17pm
Amon Tobin's 'ISAM' current live show steps away from previous DJ centric performances, and instead will provide an innovative large scale live audio/visual experience.
Designed in conjunction with Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design, Leviathan and others.
1st June - MUTEK, Montreal
9th June - Astra, Berlin
10th June - AB, Brussels
11th June - Bataclan, Paris
15th June - Melkweg, Amsterdam
17th June - Roundhouse, London
Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of ‚Äúcatadores‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒself-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz‚Äôs initial objective was to ‚Äúpaint‚ÄĚ the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL‚ÄôS PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. . . .
Edited by Monkey - 03 Feb 2011 at 2:48pm
[Above] Richie Hawtin (performing as Plastikman at Movement Detroit 2010), uses Griid during the soundcheck pre to his live show remotely from the front of house mixer, 100 metres away from the stage and the rest of his gear.
Edited by Monkey - 01 Dec 2010 at 11:41pm
We approached Jon with the idea for arm-mounted cameras a few weeks before the show, and luckily he was up for it, so we broke out the power tools and set about making some mounts: After dissecting a couple of tripods and orthapaedic elbow supports, we had a solid platform for the miniature cameras.
We covered the gig with 5 cameras in total: 2 roving cameras, 1 static, and the 2 'lipstick' arm cameras that were wired into tape recorders at the back of the stage. The trickiest part was getting the cameras on and off Jon's arms whilst he continued to play as his set is more or less continuous..
The 'post production' on this video was unorthodox: All analogue and all in-camera.
We were really keen on making a gritty, abstract performance video. So we set to work with magnets, screwdrivers, VHS tapes and a host of other techniques: We made an initial edit and played this back through a ¬£3 TV we picked up at the local market, and 'manipulating' it with a screwdriver allowed us to flutter and flicker the image on screen. We'd also bought an industrial strength magnet and used that to distort and twist the picture on itself. We made several runs through the track in this way before playing everything out to VHS (with obligatory stomping and scrunching).
This effectively gave us a new set of footage to make a tailored, grunged-up edit of the original piece.
Producer: James Bretton
Production Company: Blinkink
Additional Camera: Chris Nunn
Edited by Monkey - 21 Jan 2010 at 10:30am
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