Juxtapoz // Monday, July 07, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce a very special August 2014 issue, featuring one of our all-time favorite musicians, creatives, and all around artistic personas, Madlib. For years, we have followed Madlib's eclectic career, from Quasimoto, Madvillain, Jaylib, Yesterday's New Quintet, the Beat Konducta series, and everything in between. One common thread has always been the unique and artistically-driven alter egos that Madlib has given to the world, and in this issue, we talk to the musician about his world of music and art.
Music // Thursday, July 03, 2014
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established through a foundation gift from Johan Kugelberg, who donated his collection of materials that he’d gathered for the 2005/2006 traveling exhibition “Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop” and the 2007 Rizzoli publication of the same name. Now, the show has opened at Boo Hooray in NYC.
Music // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We have posted about Neil Krug's psychedelic-style photography a bunch before, and have had his work in our print edition. He tends to do these things... shoot album covers and promotional material for some of the best musicians of the moment. Lana Del Rey just released her second LP, Ultraviolence, and Neil shot the cover as well as a bunch of great shots surrounding the album.
Music // Friday, June 20, 2014
The French producer 20syl presents a neat new video for his “Kodama” single. Fusing layers of atmospheric warps, soulful piano chords and vocal snippets creating a cohesive sonic landscape, which to the naked ear may seem impossible to split apart...
Music // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This video doesn't have any tricks, animation, car chases, etc. No, its just a celebration that Spoon is set to release a new album, They Want My Soul, and have released a new single/unoffcial video for "Rent I Pay." You can just hear a good tune and watch a silhouette of Brit Daniel playing his guitar.
Music // Thursday, June 05, 2014
Have you ever wanted to see Jack White as a tattoo? Actually, we are pretty sure many of our readers got White Stripes tattoos circa "Seven Nation Army." Well, now that Jack White is just Jack White, and not a Stripe or Raconteur, he is set to release a new LP, Lazaretto on June 10th, and here is the title track video directed by Jonas & Francois.
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...
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.
Music // Friday, April 11, 2014
Album artwork has given pop-culture some of it's most iconic imagery that has been appropriated and manipulated by artists again and again. Artist Harvezt has taken a new approach to album art inspired artworks by creating the the opposite perspective. Harvezt's series titled The Dark Side of the Covers reverses the iconic scenes so that they are visualized from behind.
Music // Monday, April 07, 2014
Franc-Blanc is the bi-coastal duo of Graham French and Danny White, who after years of performing under the radar as Dangraham, have finished their debut album, "Since it's been so long." The nine tracks span two years of writing from their studio in Balboa Park (SF), to a retreat on Fogo Island in Newfoundland, to Danny's new home in NYC, using all hardware, with the exception of a few "phone-synth-riffs" composed on the Subway.