Category: music


KENDRICK LAMAR RELEASES “THE HEART PART 4”, PUTS THE INDUSTRY ON NOTICE

Posted on March 24th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

Kendrick Lamar has dropped his first single of 2017 and Black Twitter/every other rapper currently working has been left aquiver. “The Heart Part 4” is a scorching take on the state of rap today, the White House’s hot messes and the artist’s own career but it’s mostly a warning to other rappers to shape up. Not only has Kendrick’s entire Instagram been cleared – the usual sign of impending new work –  the release of the highly acclaimed artist’s new album is all but blatantly announced in the song’s lyrics: “Y’all got till April the 7th to get ya’ll shit together”. Well, damn.

The artwork for “The Heart Part 4” consists of a Roman numeral IV, which was used as a teaser image for the song first. The song features vocals by young up and comer Khalid, who just dropped his … Read More »



KNOTORYUS TALKS TO VJEZE FUR & PERRE VAN DEN BRINK AKA TRATLEHNER

Posted on March 21st, by Dominique in interview, magazine, music, style. No Comments

(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that had a succesful run in 2014, but then fell silent, two things happen: I receive a years-old Facebook-memory that had me quoting a VjezeFur/De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig lyric and I receive the first mail of the year from the great Walter Van Beirendonck to set up a new work project. My co-workers who are deeply aware of my admiration for both these men deem these coincidences pretty weird, but as someone who on one hand isn’t superstitious at all, I have also learned to accept that when it comes to the people that have provided me with loud laughter, comfort and great art at points in my life when I needed it the most, the universe … Read More »



LET’S TALK ABOUT THE NEW SOULWAX ALBUM “FROM DEEWEE”

Posted on March 20th, by immi in magazine, music. No Comments

With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele and Stefaan Van Leuven of Soulwax are slated to remain the GOATs of Belgo-international alternative rock/electronic music. Since the inception of Soulwax in ’95, they’ve been irrepressible. They headline around the planet as 2manydjs (first known as ‘The Fucking/Flying Dewaele Brothers’), created their own Beats 1 radio show “2×2” and visual radio station plus app for Radio Soulwax, own an independent record label and studio, co-created a sound system project called Despacio (‘slowly’) and their remixes mostly eclipse the originals (you don’t want to know how foolish I went to their “Standing In The Way of Control” remix age sixteen, there should be lo-fi footage out there somewhere). As from Friday March 24, “FROM DEEWEE” – the duo’s … Read More »



WATCH ARCA – ‘REVERIE’

Posted on March 17th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music, video. No Comments

An almost uncomfortably intimate and tender exploration of desire, death, self-doubt and the beauty of owning your struggle. Directed by Jesse Kanda.



LISTEN TO STUFF. – ‘STRATA’

Posted on March 15th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. No Comments

Fans of Kaytranada, Karriem Riggins, BadBadNotGood will be chuffed with STUFF.



LISTEN TO SOULWAX “MISSING WIRES”

Posted on March 9th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. 1 Comment

Whatever you’re dancing around these days (the truth, an awkward conversation, a bonfire of your current personal identity… these are just options), let it be to “Missing Wires” by Soulwax. It opens with a perfectly gnarly air-drum moment, followed by a heavy headnod-inducing synth riff. There’s handclapping, too. All recorded in a single take, as is the rest of the album FROM DEWEE , coming 24/04/2017.



THE XX – SAY SOMETHING LOVING – VIDEO

Posted on March 8th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music, video. No Comments

This video and song are giving me goosebumps and if I connect the dots between those goosebumps, they are spelling out “DON’T LET IT SLIP AWAY”.



NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS SHOOTS VIDEO FOR “WARHOLA” DIRECTED BY ANDERS MALMBERG

Posted on March 2nd, by Dominique in art, magazine, music, video. No Comments

The greatest working Director of Photography out there, our own Nicolas Karakatsanis, was commissioned by fellow Belgians Warhola and Danish director Anders Malmberg to shoot the video for “Jewels”.

No one knows how to do shadow play and get you to detect details in the darkness like NK.

Each frame a gem, the “Jewels” visual is a meditation on tumbling teens, muscle mass, neck veins, crew cuts and subtly glistening leotards (I kind of want one now).

The face paint seems a bit extra, but as Anders Malmberg told Nowness:

” The song title, Jewels, inspired me to create a dark universe inhabited by face painted gymnasts, expressionistic figures, who would be like jewels in the night performing their routines.”

Watch the video below and read our last interview with Nicolas Karakatsanis (who posted on IG that he’s working on new stuff) HERE.

Credits:

Warhola – “Jewels”

Director: Anders Malmberg

DOP: Nicolas Karakatsanis

Produced by: ADULT

Warhola on tour:

19.05 Paradiso, Amsterdam
20.05 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
23.05 Les Etoiles, Paris



Eyecandy Smörgasbord feat. Blanck Mass, Mount Eerie, Astroid Boys, etc.

Posted on February 22nd, by Dominique in magazine, music, video. No Comments

Ryan Hewett

Your mask is shifting.

Blanck Mass – Please

Your connection is in flux.

Mount Eerie – “Ravens”

“You are not here. I watched you die in this room. I am sorry. I had to. Now I’ll move. We’ll move with our daughter. We will ride over water. With your ghost underneath the boat.”

Zuza Krajewska – “Imago”

You are changed by the places you find yourself in.

(via)

Astroid Boys – “Foreigners”

“You know that I don’t want to argue, but… you know that my people have had enough.”

Trash Talk – “Swear on Your Life”

You are creating places where you don’t have to change, unless it’s for the better.

“Song to … Read More »



BROMANCE RECORDS ANNOUNCES END WITH SPECIAL MIX

Posted on February 9th, by legrandfromage in magazine, music. No Comments

Well this sucks.

Here’s the official statement released on the Bromance Facebook page 5 minutes ago:

“We’ve been here together for five years, delivered about fifty releases, organized more than 300 parties, festivals and other events. Today, Louis ‘Brodinski’ Rogé and I (Manu Barron) have decided, alongside the rest of our crew and staff, to put an end to the intense and exciting experience that was Bromance.”

So yeah. Fin.

At least they’re going out with a banger of a ‘best of the last 5 years’ mix.

Artwork by Hassan Rahim.

Tracklisting:
1. GENER8ION – Walled City
2. Louisahhh – In My Veins
3. G. Vump – Feeling
4. Myd – Uberty
5. Brodinski Feat. Louisahhh – Let The Beat Control Your Body
6. Monsieur Monsieur – Lucid (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
7. Gesaffelstein – Depravity
8. Panteros666 – SnareDrum Warfare
9. Brodinski Feat. SD – Can’t Help Myself
10. Louisahhh & Maelstrom – Friction (Rave Mix)
11. … Read More »





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(Image: Perre van den Brink & Freddy Tratlehner at Avenue © Kelly Fober)

The morning I’m interviewing the two creative polymaths behind TRATLEHNER, the Amsterdam-based clothing label that...

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