Music // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Back in 2002, before Madvillainy, before Champion Sound, before the first volumes of Beat Konducta, Madlib travelled to Sao Paolo where he gave a shy but insightful and inspirational lecture at Red Bull Music Academy. In this session he reveals the secrets of his choice equipment, a $300 sampler. He says, "Anyone could do it. You just gotta use your brain." We say, "That's some brain."
Design // Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister, creator of the firm Sagmeister & Walsh, talks about the transformation of the term storyteller in to a meaningless buzzword. “Story-teller” has been swept in to the lexicon of trendy art-speak, which bears many similarities to corporate jargon, in that it is a way to say something that sounds good without having to think too critically about it.
Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Sam Falls’ video for EFG’s “Singing Bridges” delivers masterfully deconstructed slices of sewn together Spaghetti Westerns while psych-rockers Imaad Wasif (vocals/guitar), Josh Garza (drums) and Tom Biller (bass) channel classics of their own: pristine echoes of Bowie, The Cure, Blue Cheer and Jesus & Mary Chain, all woven meticulously into the fuzzed-out track. For the world's dystopian love songs, the sounds of EFG, coupled with Falls’ manipulation of iconic, ‘deinterlaced’ analog films, does not disappoint. So adjust your speakers accordingly and watch the Technicolor trip to the badlands here.
Music // Monday, July 28, 2014
Just a casual drive in town with giant children all around. We have told you how excited we are about Spoon's new LP, "They Want My Soul," that is out on August 5, and because we have a little something going on with Spoon in our next issue of Juxtapoz, we have had the album on repeat in the office the last month. Our favorite track, "Do You," has new video directed by Hiro Murai. Watch it. Enjoy it.
Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
We are nearly at the weekend, its the hottest day of the year in San Francisco, our office is a tad on the humid side, so let's just end to the week with another Madlib Invasion to mark the occasion of our special August 2014 cover story with none other than Madlib himself. Today we go with "The Heist" from the Dilla x Madlib project, Jaylib. This video is from the Stones Throw video contest, directed by Rory Gamble and Demetrios Katsantonis / Jimmy Joey & Frankie Productions.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ice cream is tasty, sweet, decadent, and delightful, but unfortunately it melts. Mateo Cabeza captures this temporal and gravitational thaw with an understanding of the emotional heartbreak that happens if you wait too long to eat it. Perfectly paired with Bobby Vinton’s “Mr. Lonely”, this time lapse is bound to bring you back to your childhood and chasing after the ice cream man.
Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Earlier this week we posted a video with internationally renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister, part of an ongoing series by WeTransfer called "The Creative Class." We've been enjoying the well-done series, especially this one, with a Juxtapoz favorite Gorillaz co-founder and Blur frontman Damon Albarn...
Design // Monday, July 14, 2014
Instead of some flashy video interview with some overarching complex concept, you just want the goods. And this video with internationally renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister of Sagmeister & Walsh is just those goods: an artist talking his craft, showing you his studio, give you a little morning inspiration. And the fact that WeTransfer is producing this Creative Class series is a really good, smart idea.
Street Art // Monday, July 14, 2014
Low Bros, who were featured in our October 2013 issue, recently painted a world cup-inspired mural at Urban Spree in Berlin featuring cheetahs crouching around a soccer stadium and some favelas. Watch a video after the jump...
Music // Friday, July 11, 2014
WIth Madlib on the cover of our August 2014 issue, we have been looking at some of our favorite Madlib music videos. Earlier this year, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released an instant classic with Pinata, and here is Jonah Schwartz' video for the track, "Deeper."