One of my favorite producers for years has been Kompakt’s Kaito, he always made real trance and not even tainted it with quirky stereotypes of what the genre is seen as.
Cascine found a very fitting pairing for Yumi Zouma, it gives Kaito the lush pieces to make this stunning remix come together, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Yumi Zouma are Charlie Ryder, Kim Pflaum and Josh Burgess – 3 friends from New Zealand living between New York (Josh), Paris (Charlie) and NZ (Kim)
I know I’m a little late on this post since the 2014 Winter Olympics have ended but that doesn’t mean that these images from photographer Carlos Serrao aren’t badass. I’m really loving the ultra simple approach to these images that showcase each individual sport’s iconic form in action. If you’re not familiar with Carlos’ work, check out his website and, chances are, you’ll see an image on there you have seen before. The swimmer’s series is simply awesome.
Jaakko Eino Kalevi is a smoothed out Scandinavian John Maus that doesn’t focus on a pop angle but takes the project into the cosmos. You can find his music here and support.
Finally we get a glimpse of what the Panda Bear record might sound like. Soo happy he’s going back to his roots, no rush just joy.
Joel Ford hits us with a huge dance cut for the summer, mystical and pure class.
Haven’t met a person yet that dislikes Fort Romeau, probably never will.
Slava has floated out a few EP’s this new one entitled “Comma Sutra” hasn’t relied on boomy bass and infinite studders which puts a smile back on my face.
We’re excited to announce a collab event with No Fear Of Pop at SXSW this month at Hype Hotel.
I decided to check up with one of my favorite photographers Matthias to see what he has been up to. The above are some of his favorites from the recent Reflexionen/Reflexiones series shot in Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Hamburg. I asked him a few questions that he was kind enough to answer:
Where are you from?
I just moved from Berlin to Hamburg.
How did you get into photography?
In 2008, I was 26 then, I bought my first camera, this was shortly after I had moved to Berlin to write my thesis in computational linguistics. Photography has never been of great interest to me before that point, but I quickly became obsessed photographing Berlin’s architecture. I’m completely self-taught and I’m still learning new things about photography on a daily basis.
Who/what inspires you?
Mainly the work of other visual artists, for example Franco Fontana, Josef Schulz, Ward Roberts, Matthias Hoch.
Do you have any other passions/hobbies besides awesome photography?
I’m a hobby musician and I’m DJing from time to time. I also enjoy hiking and riding my bike.
Do you have a favorite city to explore?
There are too many to mention and there are so many cities I haven’t been to so far. I really enjoy exploring, so maybe it’s not too important which city it is. But well, I guess it’s not a secret I like Berlin a lot…
Is there a specific place that you would love to photograph in the future?
A roadtrip through Japan would be great.
Any albums or artists on repeat?
Currently on repeat: Morgan Delt, Group Rhoda, PVT, Raime, E.R.P. / Convextion
Love this track from Young Summer
Post by Pope Saint Victor.
Yosemite HD II from Project Yosemite on Vimeo.
Photographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill have created an absolutely stunning piece of time lapse photography of Yosemite National Park. I’m always a sucker for these kind of videos because you can get an idea of how nature works and they’re beautiful. Colin and Sheldon worked for two years together to create this piece and trekked over 200 plus miles of rugged, burly terrain in the High Sierras of Yosemite National Park. It’s projects like these that keep me inspired to keep trekking outdoors.
Check out the website for Project Yosemite and from there you can get an in depth break down of frequently asked questions and gear used to create this video:
Domino Recordings has a special album on their hands from Wild Beasts. One of the tracks on the LP Sweet Spot has been on repeat this weekend, dynamic and sensual but not too soft to keep a crowd from having fun with it.
The Field offered his remix duties and came up with his classic chord changing emotional journey.
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