Archive for August, 2012

The PartyCloud.

When it comes to different amalgamations of Disk Jockeying, there is an endless field of ways to show your talent with the same act.  iPads, iPods, DJ controllers, beat pads, or turn tables, can all be used to rock a crowd, but with the advent of Party Cloud, things have changed a little.  Using any computer with an internet connection, a DJ can potentially spin a party using just the website alone.  For me personally I don’t know if its more a useful tool, or yet another way for people to cheapen an art (much like Guitar Hero did for people who ACTUALLY play those songs on the guitar).  But check it out and let the crew know what you think.

2 Chainz Vs. Pusha T In Madden 13

Looks like a G.O.O.D. match up. (sorry I couldn’t help myself). 2 Chainz and Pusha T let the fingers do the talking as they square off in a game of Madden ’13 as they play the EA Sports video game that just was recently released. Check the method.

Unreal SkateBoard Tricks.

After seeing skateboarders like Rodney Mullen(Creator of flatland), Tony Hawk (did the first indy 900) pull off cool tricks while skating most people thought that they would never see great talent like that for a while. But this skater has come out of no where and has performed some amazing tricks. His name is Kilian Martin and he is a spanish skateboarder from Madrid. He has created a new skateboard style which basically involves him using the skateboard to its full extent while free-styling and pulling out crazy tricks.


Terry Crews Makes Muscle Music.

Terry Crews, will be infinitely known as the loud and more muscle-y Old Spice guy. He is back with a raucous new project for the men’s care brand—Old Spice Muscle Music. In the Vimeo video below, Terry’s muscles are all hooked up to musical devices—snare drums, bass drums, tom-toms, tambourines, guitar, bike horn, woodblock, even a “flame sax” set of three saxophones. When he flexes each muscle, an instrument plays—flex them all furiously, and you get a symphony of muscle-y sound. I literally laughed until I was rolling on the ground when I first saw this.

Tattoos By Dmitriy Samohin.

Dmitriy Samohin is from Odesa, Ukraine. The amount of detail and artistic skill that is put into each piece is truly extraordinary. Check the method below.

50 Cent Discusses ‘New Day’ Track.

50 Cent’s Street King Immortal single, “New Day” featuring Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys, has been gaining traction ever since his release. But, like with any song that involves Dr. Dre, there’s a lot that goes into it.  In this new interview the hip-hop mogul goes into the story behind the record, how the beat, verses, and everything else together, and what it took for it to drop.  The song is the lead single off 50’s upcoming Street King Immortal album, slated to drop November 13th.

Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad

Lupe Fiasco’s new track and video, “Bitch Bad,” attempts to examine the complications of the word “bitch,” specifically in hip-hop. The lyrics tell the tale of two kids — one a little boy and one a little girl — who interpret and internalize the word in different ways.

Can Vick Lead Eagles To Super Bowl?

Rapper T.I. joins First Take to talk about Michael Vick and the city of Atlanta’s feelings towards him.

Christian Piccolo – Concept Art.

This concept art was created by Christian Piccolo. An illustrator working in the video game industry, Christian is currently working as Senior Concept Artist at Bioware in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Seuss Told By The People Of Burning Man 2011.

Not all that you hear of burning man it true but what you are about to be told could give you a better clue.  Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book (Oh, The places You’ll Go), this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.

Big Sean – Mixtape Preview.

Take a little sneak peek at some material from Big Sean’s newest mixtape release.

The Aura Lamp.

The latest in a trend of garden & light combinations, the Aura lamp is an experiment in interactive objects that combines nature, water & light in a unique design that strengthens the bond between object & user by changing color with a simple touch of the plant’s leaves. The system uses an aluminum base with LED RGB modules that shine through the glass container. By touching the plant the user grounds the system & activates color changes, power & light intensity.

Tim Street-Porter.

Los Angeles photographer Tim Street-Porter is a genius with a camera. His photos are stunning – perfect composition and lighting. He makes each space come to life and has you take a second look. He has shot some pretty spectacular homes.

The Lumigon T2 Smartphone.

Check out the Lumigon T2 and its minimalism design. This phone is made of steel and the body is perfectly smooth. The sides cleverly hide all the ports so all you see is a steel frame, strong enough for you to stand on. Powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor combined with expandable 8 GB of memory and you’ve got a middle to high end performing smartphone. The two most impressive tidbits are the audio and software. Audio comes from a Bang & Olufsen MS3 chip and Android’s overly complicated and cluttered interface has been refined to sit somewhere in between iOS and WindowsPhone.

Makoto Tojiki’s Light Sculptures.

Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil is fascinated by light. He uses it in ways that create amazing illusions and out-of-this-world experiences in a subtle, inquisitive way. These pieces are known as “No Shadow”. As you can see these large animals and human sculptures are made of strands of light  that seem to evoke a sense of playfulness, awe, possibility and wonder.

Funny Street Artworks.

Sometimes if you look around you can find unique and fun pieces of street artwork in areas where you would least expect it.

E-40 ft. Problem, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, French Montana & Red Cafe – Function (Coast To Coast Remix)

The term “out of sight, out of mind” is something that people don’t understand the gravity of.  If there’s a war in some corner of a foreign country not as many people are aware of it as if it was on your TV screen or iPad screen every day.  Such is the way I feel about music in the Bay Area.  Coming from the Tri State area, anything that was big on the radio there, was big on the radio everywhere.  Moving out to the Bay was the first time I realized that alot of good music goes undiscovered, and I still to this day, 7 years later, haven’t figured out why.  Songs like ‘Up’ from Love Rance, and ‘Function’ from E40, Problem, & IAMSU, are tracks that have the same vibe as Drake’s ‘The Motto’, but took so much time to be heard by the entire country.  But every so often, a track like ‘Tell Me When To Go’ travels across the entire U.S. and gives Northern California a little bit of the massive shine it deserves.  Needless to say when I saw the video of the remix of ‘Function’ for the first time, I was glad that a track from the Bay was getting the attention songs from other regions get all the time.  Check the method.

Custom Shades For A New Age.

Because most of us wear the same pair every day, we often have a deeper attachment to our sunglasses than other fashion accessories. They’re a really a good indicator of someone’s personality.  That’s why the customizable Crafty glasses are so great- finally, you can create your own design to express your unique individuality.  The material is prepped to take common paint and markers and each side of the lenses are covered with a protective film that can be removed when you’re done.  Get ‘em here.

Animal Hangers.

It’s bad enough when you have to share your clothing with a sibling or roommate, but now the family pet is calling dibs on your best shirt?  Fortunately, these cats, dogs, and one friendly fox are only keeping your garments in place, and they will hand them over just when you need them. The silly, oversized cardboard hangers are topped with a painted animal head and a metal hanging hook. A cat in a Hawaiian shirt, a black lab in a sun dress, a fox in a sports coat? What animal loving hipster could resist?

Nicki Minaj ft. Rick Ross & Cam’Ron – I Am Your Leader.

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj’s “I Am Your Leader” is one of her most racy tracks to date and correspondingly the video for the song which also features Rick Ross and Cam’ron isn’t going to be on the Disney Channel any time soon.  The set for the video is a psychedelic, fluorescent-fueled house that looks pretty much exactly the way we’d imagine Minaj’s abode to look like and it sees her hanging in a pink living room before it segues into her pampering herself in a bubble bath as she spits her rhymes — all while dangling her sequined boots over the edge of the tub.

The Australian Winter Cabin.

Australia is a land more often associated with sun and surf not winter and snow, but in the high country of Victoria and the resort village of Dinner Plain, there’s a house that brings winter to life.  Welcome to ‘Under the Moonlight’ designed by Giovanni D’Ambrosio. It’s a contemporary (and expensive) take on the traditional cattlemen’s huts of the area.

“Perched on the edge of an alpine reserve in Dinner Plain Village, part of the highest approved freehold land in Australia, the home is located just 10 minutes from down hill skiing at Mount Hotham. Featuring extensive 8 x 9 sq metre glass panels, sweeping alpine views are drawn in to the interior of the home, which also features a 20 tonne cantilevered fire place made of local stone.”

Forget the stone fireplace look at the bathroom! A divan perched beside the spa. Dark and decadent. This is definitely a bachelor’s pad in the snow, no? A sexy private après-ski lair. Glühwein anyone?

The 60 Million View Video For ‘Gangnam Style’.

“Gangnam Style” is a Korean language colloquialism that refers to a luxurious lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district, an affluent and trendy area of Seoul.  The music video features Psy dancing at various locations in Gangnam.  The “skewering of the Gangnam image” by the “non-Gangnam PSY” is recognizable to Korean viewers, but those less familiar with the cultural context have found the video “fresh” amidst the teen pop idol groups increasingly popular with overseas viewers.  The video is a massive hit on YouTube garnishing around 60 million views.  Check the method.

The Dark Knight Rises DVD.

As it continues to bring in no shortage of cash in cinemas around the world, attention is nonetheless slowly turning as to when Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is heading to DVD and Blu-ray. And we might just have the first hint of an answer.

Amazon Germany is generally one of the first to go live with a release date, and it’s now got both the DVD and Blu-ray of The Dark Knight Rises up for pre-order. The artwork isn’t finalised, but the site is listing Friday 30th November 2012 as when to expect the film. That’s not generally used as a holding date for Amazon Germany either, which tends to use 28th December as a list date for titles where it’s not got a firm release date hammered down.

Friday isn’t a traditional day to release a DVD/Blu-ray into the world, granted, but Warner Bros has made high profile exceptions in the past. The other rumored date that has been doing the rounds is Friday 7th December, but Amazon Germany is the first shopping site we’ve seen that’s officially come forward with any date.

And take a look at an amazing fan made trailer for the entire Dark Knight Trilogy…

Behind The Scenes Of Deadmau5’s “Professional Griefers” Video.

Watch the Behind the Scenes video for Deadmau5 ft. Gerard Way “Professional Griefers”. This is the highest budget Electronic Dance video made to date. Check out the video above to see the hype.

Busta Rhymes Discusses Lil Wayne’s Negative Remarks About New York.

“Everybody’s entitled to their opinion,” NY native Busta said Wednesday on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez’s afternoon show to promote his new free LP Year of the Dragon.  In fact, Busa Bus has similar feelings toward El Paso, Texas, after he and his entourage were arrested after performing there several years back. “It don’t mean I don’t like the people there, it don’t mean I don’t like my support, my love, but I don’t like El Paso,” the Dungeon Dragon stated, making his point very clear. “My experience in El Paso makes me not like it. I haven’t done another show there since.”  As far as his buddy Weezy, Busta understands why he’s down on the Big Apple. On Monday, MTV News asked Wayne how it felt to perform in New York on August 14 with Nicki Minaj.

“You know, flat out: I don’t like New York,” Weezy said before saying he had an “awesome” time on stage with Nicki.  State Senator Malcolm A. Smith of Queens was “angry,” “taken aback” and “shocked” by Lil Wayne’s contempt for his beloved city, according to The New York Times, so much so that he organized a conference in Father Duffy Square, between West 46th and West 47th Streets, on Wednesday to demand an apology.  “If you don’t like New York,” Smith said, according to the NY Times, “you don’t have to come to New York. You don’t have to sell your products here. And perhaps we won’t come to your concerts.”