Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting

Music // Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Eilon Paz’s 416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. With a foreword by the RZA, compelling photographic essays are paired with in-depth interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging for more records...

See/Buy: "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records"

Music // Friday, May 30, 2014
In the next few months, Juxtapoz is going to be looking into the visual art behind one of underground hip-hop/jazz/music's true innovators, Madlib. If you are a fan, you know that the Beat Konducta has many monikers and identities, characters that he lets take centerstage over his own look. Madlib has long been associated with Stones Throw Records, and the label is the subject of a great new documentary, "Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records," that you can watch, buy, and stream online right now. See it, and get ready for some upcoming Juxtapoz coverage...

Watch: The Vegetable Orchestra

Music // Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The best part about the vegetable orchestra is that after the concert is over you can cook and eat the instruments. Pointless? Weird? Genius? All of the above? We're not sure. But we did enjoy this video of an orchestra playing instruments made from vegetables on our day back at work after a long weekend. It looks like fun...

Watch: Skinner Talks Album Artwork with Mastodon

Music // Thursday, May 22, 2014
July 2013 cover artist and our good friend Skinner did the artwork for the new Mastodon album, 'One More Round the Sun,' which will be released on June 24th, 2014. We're excited to premier this video, of Skinner and Brann Dailor of Mastodon discussing the concept and vision behind the artwork and the end result: Skinner's amazing cover and huge pullout with 3 more panels telling the universal story of life and death. Watch it after the jump!

Sanuk's Space 2 Play Feat. Guitar Shredding Guru, Lukas Nelson

Music // Thursday, May 15, 2014
In episode five of the Sanuk's #Space2Play web series, photojournalist Steve Sherman connects with Sanük musician and guitar shredding guru, Lukas Nelson. The son of music legend Willie Nelson, Lukas is a rare talent himself. With a connection to his father’s past and blending it rock music’s present sound, Lukas has created a truly unique act. It only takes a minute of listening to him to realize the musical talents are rooted deep within the Nelson family. 

Mark Ryden Presents - The Gay Nineties: Old Tyme Music

Music // Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In conjunction with Mark Ryden's "The Gay Nineties West" at the Kohn Gallery in LA, the June 2014 cover artist enlisted Tyler the Creator, Weird Al, Katy Perry, Nick Cave, Kirk Hammett, Mark Mothersbaugh and more to record original covers of the song "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)." Listen to some of them after the jump!

Hair Music: Man's Hair Used to String Violin

Music // Friday, May 09, 2014
Street Musician's Day (Gatvės Muzikos Diena) is an annual music event which was initiated by Lithuanian musician and actor Andrius Mamontovas. Anyone, who plays any instrument, no matter whether one can play several chords or are professional musicians, may become a participant of the festival. To show that anyone can play any instrument and anyone is welcome no matter how good...  

Music Video: Flying Lotus "Phantasm" directed by Markus Hofko

Music // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
We saw this amazing video for Flying Lotus' track "Phantasm" from the album "Until the Quiet Comes," and was just reminded about how incredible it was when we saw it reposted on ItsNiceThat. Director Markus Hofko filmed this surreal adventure over two days on Desert Rd, on the North Island of New Zealand. He notes about the production: "2 characters and me behind the camera was all there was. Nice and simple. And complicated." Enjoy.

Sci-Fi Surreal Album Covers by Dan McPharlin

Music // Monday, May 05, 2014
A few weeks ago, we found an album cover for a Prefuse 73 record that blew our minds, but we couldn't find who the artist was. We just found out that Australian artist Dan McPharlin, who has an eye and hand for some incredible science fiction and surreal landscape works, is the man behind many great album covers.

Watch: Pharrell x Major Lazer “Aerosol Can” ft. Mike Giant

Music // Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dub-electro trio Major Lazer (Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire) along with Pharrell dropped their single "Aerosol Can" earlier this year. For the video, long-time Mad Decent creative contributor Kyle DePinna directs an animated timelapse of none other than Mike Giant as he writes out the lyrics on white walls in marker. Interesting.

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