Music


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Jun 17

Neymar Jr. Mixtape

If you are tired of listening to the same playlists and songs, here’s an alternative. Nike x Neymar just dropped an mixtape featuring artists from London, Paris, Barcelona and Rio De Janeiro. The tracks are designed to capture the essence of Neymar Jr.’s game and his passion for music. You can get the mix on Nike’s Soundcloud HERE


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Jun 17

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones is a docu-series directed by Allen Hughes that follows the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre—one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton. Featuring interviews with the men themselves and the artists they influenced, the four-part series tracks their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.


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Mar 17

The Sampling of Daft Punk

As most of you know well, I’ve been a huge Daft Punk fan for years – I even built my own costume dammit! I recently found this video featuring many Daft Punk classics and their origins. The eight minute video highlights specific songs and loops the duo samples – yeah, that song you love so much might be a Barry Manilow 70s disco track. Enjoy.


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Jun 16

Desiigner x Vogue

If you tell me about having a model dance to Panda through the streets of Wall Street I would say hell yeah! Of course, if the model knows how to dance… This new editorial vid by Vogue, featuring Desiigner and model Andreea Diaconu for Summer 16 will not only show you the season’s best swimsuits, but also have you singing Panda the rest of the day.


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May 16

Drone 100

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to push the limits of human imagination. Intel and Ars Electronica FutureLab recently developed Drone 100, a 3D show combining 100 light-equipped drones and a live orchestra to paint 3D shapes and messages in the sky. The show started in Germany but has also come to the States and will continue to ‘tour’ and expand as this generates new uses for drone technology + art.


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Feb 16

Rihanna + Drake + Design

By now, I am sure you’ve heard Rihanna’s new song “WORK” or seen her new video featuring Drake. BUT, what I had not seen and what I wanted to share today is their recent performance at The Brit Awards, mainly for the lovely use of design + projection used to complement the performance. In a world when sometimes more is more, it is very refreshing and inspiring to see how simplicity and good design can also work to create beautiful sets and impactful shows.


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Feb 16

Upside Down & Inside Out

Honestly, by now we all know and love OK GO lovely music videos – and if you don’t, I suggest you catch up because they are truly worth it. There’s nothing else we can say that has not been said before. Inspiring, hypnotizing, beautifully executed, and more… Here’s Upside Down and Inside Out, the band’s latest video. Enjoy!


12
Jan 16

Space Odity

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This is an oldie, but I felt today was a perfect day to not only share this lovely work, but to also celebrate the life and music of one of music’s biggest icons, David Bowie… Canadian Illustrator Andrew Kolb created a beautiful self-promotion book inspired and based on the lyrics of David Bowie’s classic ‘Space Oddity’ and posted it online, for the world to enjoy and share. Take a look and enjoy one of the thousand pieces of work David Bowie inspired during his lifetime.
Rest in Peace :(
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Jan 16

Hi, I’m Scott

TheeBlog-KidCudi_TED I’ve always believed that we are all talented and creative. The only difference sometimes is the level of drive and passion we put into achieving our goals. In a recent TED Talk, Musician Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, returns to his high school to talk about growing up, get real about his insecurities, his career path in the music industry, and how he got where he is now.
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Aug 15

Bieber + Diplo + Skrillex

TheeBlog_WhereAreUNow Whether you are a Bieber, Diplo or Skrillex fan or not, you cannot deny the fact that you’ve danced at least once to their song, Where Are U Now – or maybe thought, damn, that’s not a bad track by Bieber… Well, it’s because it is not. All indifference for this shithead aside, the song is as complex as it is catchy. And this video/interview with the three collaborating artists shows how much work really goes into creating ‘just one song’. Check out the video HERE since The Times apparently does not like to share…


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Aug 15

Rockin1000 x Foo Fighters

If you ever doubted music’s power to heal wounds, create memories and bring people together, you must watch this video. On July 26, 1000 musicians gathered in Cesena to rock the internet by playing in unison a sweet version of “Learn to Fly” by the Foo Fighters. Their goal – to ask Dave and the band, to add Cesena to their list of tour stops and play for them. Did the petition work? Check out Dave Grohl’s message to Cesena after the jump. Bravo Rockin1000!
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Jun 15

Apple Music

For a couple of years now, Spotify has dominated the music streaming field. Yes, there’s Pandora, Beats, the rise of… wait, what happened to Tidal? and many more, but if you think mainstream and popularity, I think it’s safe to say Spotify leads the pack. Apple knew this, and as always, didn’t want to stay behind. And while Tidal was making noise, they were working quietly in a new service released yesterday during WWDC15. Apple Music.


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May 15

Lovely type music video by Husbands

TheeBlog-Husbands_Dream Remember the days when networks like the old MTV or The BOX actually cared and played music videos? I mean, who didn’t get inspired by a Michael Jackson, or Biggie video? Well, that ain’t happening no more. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean recording and visual artists out there stopped caring. Cauboyz is a french design team who designed a lovely music video for Husbands’ “Dream”, featuring crafted neon type. Yup, it is as good as it sounds. Check out the music video and the behind the scenes after the jump!
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Apr 15

The Hoff is Back!

I know some of you might be too young to remember or understand the magic that is David Hasselhoff, so I’ll just say this, he’s kind of a big deal – In Germany mostly. So, if you’re launching a web-backed Kung Fu film and need a track, an 80s track, to make it pop, The Hoff is your man! Check out this amazing video and get a little taste of Kung Fury.


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Mar 15

TIDAL

Today. – I’m going to keep it suspenseful and mysterious.


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Feb 15

25 Years of Photoshop

I have to admit that I have never seen an Adobe commercial – in national television, at least. So, last night after the Oscars, a collection of cool, captivating images and designs caught my attention. After a couple of seconds I literally dropped a “Is this a Photoshop commercial?”, and indeed it was! If you haven’t yet, check out this cool ad spot that celebrates Photoshop’s 25 years. #DreamOn


10
Feb 15

Straight Outta Compton!

TheeBlog_NWA With all the ignorance and stupidity regarding music coming out of Twitter - yes, I’m talking about the people who have no idea who Paul McCartney, Missy Elliot or Beck are - I thought it is important to share this upcoming movie I just stumbled upon this week, you know, before someone thinks Dr. Dre is trying to be the new Pharell. What’s the movie you ask? Well, it’s the story about the roots and rise of N.W.A. I know!!! Check out the great trailer after the jump!
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Nov 14

CYMATICS by Nigel Stanford

Cymatics is the study of visible sound co-vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Yes, that statement may sound a little confusing and even boring. So, what if instead of reading about it, we are able to witness and enjoy these studies? Nigel Stanford decided to combine music with real and elaborate experiments. The result… a lovely and hypnotizing video to prove that science is also badass!
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Nov 14

OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down

TheeBlog-OKGO_IwontLetYouDown Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work on different fields, mediums, and for great brands I admire. But, if you ask me what’s the one thing I have not done yet and that is definitely part of my bucket list, I would say - without hesitation - a music video. Music videos have been an important inspiration source for many years, think Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Hype Williams’ hip hop videos, and the list goes on. OK Go is a band that has been killing it lately through amazing creative direction and impressive executions. Their latest video, shot in Japan is another example of their vision and commitment to continuously raise the bar, try new things and deliver great visual products.
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Sep 14

Nothing Stops Serena

Three months ago, right before the Brasil World Cup, Beats by Dre dropped a beautiful ad spot featuring a group of iconic players and their intimate rituals before a game (HERE). It was then established that Beats is here to compete creatively with its competitors and giants like Nike or Adidas. A new ad spot has been released, this time featuring Serena Williams, the #1 female tennis player in the world. The spot features Serena’s sacrifice and impressive daily routines – which explains why she’s the best.


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May 14

So, Shakira rips Woodkid

TheeBlog-Woodkid_Shakira Being that this World Cup’s song is not what everyone was expecting and has received a lot of criticism, Shakira decided she would step in again and save the day by releasing a song (remember Waka Waka) and a new video featuring a couple of iconic players like Neymar, Messi, and of course, Piqué. There’s only one little problem. The video is a cheap, blatant copy of Woodkid’s Iron music video – you know, that lovely music video we enjoyed a couple of years ago (HERE) . The copy is pretty obvious. From the way the set is arranged, to the elements, animals, effects and even camera shots. In fact, they’re shot in the same order! There’s no such things as “inspiration” when you pretty much recreate shot by shot another video and switch an owl with an eagle. And for those of you thinking I’m hating, I am sorry, but if there’s something I truly hate, is copies and unoriginal people cashing in on someone else’s work. So yes, I will call you out. I mean, it’s Shakira, did they really think nobody would notice???
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May 14

2014 FIFA World Cup Song

So! The World Cup finally kicks off in 22 days, and if you are like me, you’re already warning friends and family that you will be unavailable and disconnected during game hours, or planning get-togethers and BBQs to watch the games. I mean, we wait four long years for this! Since we’re talking World Cup, the new music video for the official song was recently released and it features Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte. Unfortunately, it’s not what I (and perhaps many) was expecting for a Brazilian World Cup. Yes, no other song will be as powerful and iconic as Shakira’s but… Why the would give it to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez?? The painful lyrics are beyond poor, don’t even rhyme, and feel half-assed. The only good part is when brazilian singer Claudia Leitte steps in and gives the song some much needed brazilian flavor and credibility by dropping 4 lines in portuguese – And some serious legs. With so much Brazilian talent and with such a rich musical history, WHY PITBULL?


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May 14

Lego Album Covers

TheeBlog-LegoAlbumCovers Even though record stores are slowly disappearing, we still love album covers and always look forward to what artists and bands would come up with next. So, how can you make these great covers even better? Italian Designer Marco Sodano decided to recreate a few iconic albums using Legos. Yup, that’s how you make everything cooler! Check out some of his great creations including bands like The Beatles, Daft Punk, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Kanye West, Pink Floyd and more after the jump.
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Apr 14

Daft Punk Shop

TheeBlog_DaftPunkApparel If you’re a fan of vintage fashion ads and Sassoon jeans, you’re going to love these recently released Daft Punk merch ads celebrating their retro-inspired album Random Access Memories, featuring a lovely array of accessories including t-shirts, posters, and belt buckles. Did I mention the cool vintage ads? The items were produced in limited quantities, so make sure you buy your goodies at www.DaftPunk.com before they sell out.
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Apr 14

Europe in 8 Bits

EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.