Archive for November, 2012

Dave DK + No Body + Innervision + H. Pearls

Posted by Jakub

By National Geographic

Dave DK name has popped up more than a few times, I believe this is the first time i’ve heard any of his reworks. If you get the nod from Future Classics then you must be doing something right.

No Body is Sean Lynch from 800Beloved, to me it sounds like he set the guitars, band business into the closet and gave a machine production and simplicity a chance, he has always had the voice

I can always rely on the label Innervisions to fill my DJ bag, always melodic and easy to dance to and probably the most cinematic tech-house catalog because of that moody/chase scene vibe they seem to sign.

I just settled back in Brooklyn and have a small setup to get back into making music, this is just some warming up to get my ear back to find that balance in distortion and melody for the Heathered Pearls project.

Outliers Iceland: Black Beach

Posted by Navis

Last year I got to be a part of an amazing project with an immensely talented group of film makers, musicians and fellow photographer Kim Holtermand. The clip above is a sample from the film that Scenic Studios created along with DERU. I’d like to thank everyone that has supported the project. It’s so great to have projects such as this and many others come to life through Kickstarter.

You can see more of my photography from the project on my website:


There’s also a few more printed postcard books that can be purchased:

Outliers Postcard Book

Or if you’d like, you can also purchase the film as a HD digital download:

Outliers Vol. 1: Iceland

J Dilla 45s Box Set + Nosaj Thing

Posted by Jakub

The best $40 you can spend for a vinyl music lover early next year just went up for pre-order:

J Dilla: Donuts 7″ Box Set

This box set includes a bonus 45 with “Signs” from the long out-of-print Donuts ‘Fan Club 45’ b/w DOOM & Ghostface’s “Sniper Elite & Murder Goons” – two tracks over Donuts beats which were recorded in late 2005 prior to the original release of the album.

Box contains: Eight 7-inch singles

I’ll never forget hearing this record for the first time and what lovely way to share it, amazing work Stones Throw.

In other news, visuals keep getting pushed to their limits, the latest projection/music video from Nosaj Thing takes a simple idea and runs with it, the song features you know who from Blonde Redhead.

Nitemoves + Legowelt + Andersen + Bottin

Posted by Jakub

As we wait for another Nitemoves release from Tycho’s/Com Truise’s drummer Rory O’Connor he left us a taste of what is to come last week. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

My generations main synth wizard never stops, Legowelt still on top of his game, taking classic acid to mindful places.

Beautiful melancholy dance music coming from soft disco creator Blackbelt Andersen.

Bottin seems to get his hand on a lot of edits/dubs, seems like he has passion of keeping Italo evolving, I really love this Tosca edit he did, tasteful and on pace to keep Italo true.

ISS Star Trails

Posted by Jon M

Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit relayed some information about photographic techniques used to achieve the images:

“My star trail images are made by taking a time exposure of about 10 to 15 minutes. However, with modern digital cameras, 30 seconds is about the longest exposure possible, due to electronic detector noise effectively snowing out the image. To achieve the longer exposures I do what many amateur astronomers do. I take multiple 30-second exposures, then ‘stack’ them using imaging software, thus producing the longer exposure.”

View full set on Flickr

B. Korab: Architect of Photography

Amazing photos from a new book on Balthazar Korab’s architectural photography.

Emigrating to the US from Hungary in 1955, Korab was initially hired by Eero Saarinen as a designer, but his skills as a photographer quickly took center stage stage and he effectively became Saarinen’s in-house photographer, using photography as a tool for design development in addition to documentation of finished works.

While of course featuring many of Saarinen’s iconic buildings, the book also shows Korab’s commissioned photos of works by Corb, Mies, Kahn, Frank Lloyd Wright….

Posted by: Rob Fissmer