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Everything Is Red… Avengers 4 Trailer.


I was awoken this morning by a text message by a good friend (Sup Hans) to the news that a second trailer to ‘The Avengers: Endgame’ now had a second (second) trailer.  The trailer has certain idiosyncrasies however, concerning Black Widows hair, and Captain America’s beard, which only leave me MADE of questions.  A black and white scene from older films where the only accents are red, a voice over (presumably from Peggy Carter) tripled with flashback/flash-forward scenes of both Ant-Man and Hawkeye, heavily suggest the use of some type of time travel.  However, take a heavy look at the trailer, and let us know what you think about it.  Not to mention the bit with Thor and Captain Marvel at the end, was quite good.

The Geography Of Sex.


Cheers To The First 10 Years.


Marvel Entertainment has officially revealed the cover and release date for their upcoming anniversary book, Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years. The massive 512-page book, which retails for $150, will hit stores on May 3, 2019, coinciding with the release of the still-untitled Avengers 4. It contains 250 exclusive illustrations along with over 100+ new interviews with key producers, studio heads, and tons of your favorite Marvel cast members, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Zoe Saldana, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Mackie, and more.

Skin Deep.


French photographer Julien Palast has conceived his “Skindeep” series.  The vivid image-based project silhouettes the beauty of the human form by shrink-wrapping bodies, exposing the contours and curves of male and female figures with vibrant colors.

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Avengers: Infinity War (Official Trailer).


It’s been a long decade for Marvel Studios. From getting their first few movie projects off the ground, to creating one of the most unique and highly regarded films of all time (The Avengers), Marvel Studios never ceases to amaze audiences all over the globe. The idea of taking a decade to put 30 plus unique characters all together into one (or two) films has never been executed before, but today we have our first look at what that will be like come May. And to those who wondered if the Guardians of the Galaxy will ever be in an Avengers Movie… here you have your answer.

Watch DJ Jazzy Jeff Tear Up The Turn Tables.


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Back in January, Boiler Room hosted its very first show in Philly. Naturally, the go-to selector for Philly’s inaugural live-stream session was none other than the city’s own heavyweight, DJ Jazzy Jeff. For nearly two-hours, Jeff provides an electric blend of house, hip-hop and r&b of all shapes, ages and creeds. Watch his set above.

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Ty Dolla Sign ft. Future – Campaign (Official Video).


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In the wake of last nights election, Ty Dolla Sign, and Future have released the video for their hit “Campaign”.  Weather you’re happy or deathly distraught about the results, everyone loves to see a good ol’ fashion booty jiggle.  Check the method.

John Wick 2: Morpheus Is Fighting Neo!


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Everyone who’s seen The Matrix remembers the classic scene where Mouse runs into the galley of the Nebuchadnezzar, and shouts to the crew “Morpheus is fighting Neo!”.  I had that level of excitement when I saw the first teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2, and for very good reason.  This second installment see’s Keanu Reeves as John Wick traveling the globe, getting into a western style shoot out with Common, and coming face to face in a stand off with his old friend Laurence Fishburne. Check the trailer below.

Toasted Pets?


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Every once in a  while, you see promotional artwork that catches your eye, but the item or object the promotion is for escapes you.  Brosmind out of Barcelona, Spain, have designed the “Toasted Pets” series.  “The cutest way to keep your favorite things” is the tagline, but I’m still not exactly sure what they are.  Upon discovering the promotional video below, I was even more perplexed as to why a Spanish company would create their ad in broken English using a think Japanese accent, but HEY, normal is boring.  Made in aluminum, leather, wood and plastic, the first exclusive edition of 50 copies. Price: €130. Worldwide shipping. Click right here for availability.
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Beyonce- ‘Sorry’


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Two months after surprise-dropping her stunning visual album Lemonade, Beyoncé has shared its fourth track “Sorry” as a standalone video.

Like in the original film, the short finds Bey and her body painted clique overtaking an expansive southern mansion and a city bus. Tennis pro Serena Williams pops up for a cameo in one of its most buzzed about scenes, twerking alongside Queen B as she resides in a regal throne.

The black-and-white clip, directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, finds a braided Bey throwing her middle fingers up and bopping on a bus with a tribe of dancers rocking Yoruba-inspired face and body paint. Tennis icon Serena Williams also twerks in the clip as Beyonce sings away her relationship woes upon her throne. “Sorry,” of course, also features the viral remark, “You better call Becky with the good hair.”

“She told me that she just wants me to dance, like just be really free and just dance like nobody’s looking and go all out,” Williams said in a May interview about her cameo. “So that wasn’t easy in the beginning, but then it got easier. … I thought that particular song on the visual album was really a strong song, and it was also really fun at the same time.”

Check out the video below!

 

Shirley Manson’s Guide To Cussing.


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As a person who uses obscenities on a fairly regular basis, (besides when I’m on radio) I was extremely enthused to hear some swear words from my old home.  The United Kingdom.

The Best Rhymers Of All Time


From the simple nursery rhyme–like bars of Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” to the smooth East Coast flow of Notorious B.I.G.’s hit song “Hypnotize” to the speedy delivery of Kendrick Lamar’s “Rigamortis,” rhyming in rap music has not only evolved, it’s gotten better.

The video below explores how some of the greatest rappers of all time create memorable, lyrically dense rhymes.

 

Under Armour: State Pride Cleats


With the use of studio photography and CGI, Mike Campau created a series of images for Under Armour’s state pride collection. The states of Florida, Ohio, Maryland, California, Texas, and Georgia produce the top football players in the country and were deserving of their own personalized gear.
Client: Under Armour
AD: Dave Dundas, Alex Bardoff
Photography and CGI: Mike Campau
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Rihanna ‘Kiss it Better’


Craig McDean, the director behind Rihanna’s NSFW video for ‘Kiss It Better’, has spoken about the artistic influences behind the video.

McDean is a photographer and filmmaker, who has previously shot Rihanna for magazines such as T and Vogue. In a new interview with The Fader, he opens up about the process of making the ‘Kiss It Better’ video and the leftfield ideas he and creative partner Masha Vayukova had for the clip.

The T cover film was shot in 45 minutes with one light, and a handheld camera. ‘Kiss it Better’ was shot in L.A. four months later over a very long night,” McDean is quoted as saying. “That said, the music video was based off some of the same ideas, which come from surrealism and dadaism. It all comes from you as a person, your inner inspiration and ideas you’ve had inside for a lifetime.”

McDean also spoke about the prominent use of dice in the video, saying: “Me and Masha watch the same kind of films, we look at a lot of books and art and it all merges together on the set, which is a great playground for visual experiments. Sometimes it’s all about combining things that might not make any sense, [like] subconsciousness and dreams. Dice is such a graphic and surrealistic object so it came into play.”

P.Diddy’s Wild Ultra Music Festival After Party Recap


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This man sure knows how to throw a party. Check out P.Diddy’s wild Ultra Music Festival After Party video below!

Cap vs. Ironman… Move Over, Now It’s Nathan Deal vs. Disney.


Georgia’s governor, Nathan Deal, has until May 3 to either sign or veto a bill that proposes to allow a faith based organization to refuse property and service to anyone who “violates such faith based organization’s sincerely held religious belief” according to CNET.

This is a bill that supporters say defends “religious liberties” but others point out that all it really does is legalize discrimination, particularly toward gay people.  And this issue is more than just letting a bakery refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding, this “protection” reportedly extends to hiring practices as well.

Disney and Marvel, who do a lot of business in Georgia have thrown their weight around with this statement:

Disney and Marvel are inclusive companies, and although we have had great experiences filming in Georgia, we will plan to take our business elsewhere should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.

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This is a pretty big deal, ‘Captain America:Civil War’ was made in Georgia and the latest ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is filming there now.  Big budget productions spend a lot of money and they aren’t the only ones threatening to find an alternative location. According to Variety, AMC and Viacom are also not so subtly suggesting that Georgia better not sign that into law. AMC said this:

As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible,” a company spokesman said. “We applaud Governor Deal’s leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well.

And Viacom issued this statement:

Viacom is proud to champion diversity and acceptance, which are core values of our company. We have enjoyed doing business in Georgia for many years and we urge Governor Deal to continue to resist and reject the patently discriminatory laws being proposed.

So many productions potentially leaving the state could mean huge economic losses and a growing film industry would be shattered. But lets thank Captain America and Disney for standing against injustice.

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Street Fighter II DJ Remix – Skratch Bastid


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Watch this Street Fighter II DJ scratch routine remix by Skratch Bastid.

Creative Illustrations


Illustration by Nicolas Dehghani from Paris, France.
 

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  • Art by Guillaume Kayacan

Ever Wanted To Go To The Maldives?


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Trendsetting Huvafen Fushi has been raising the benchmark since its first inception two years ago. Opening its doors to feature the world’s first underwater spa, Huvafen Fushi has since earned its spot on the coveted Conde Nast Traveller MagazinesUK and US Hot List. This discreetly luxurious, contemporary retreat is located on its own lagoon on a tiny island in North Male Atoll. I arrived late into the night direct from Singapore, the flight doesn’t get in until 10pm (note: book Emirates instead to arrive during the day). Waking up in the Maldives is something everyone should experience before they die.

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BEST TIME TO GO

Jan until May

COOL FACTOR

The friendly, laid-back staff: guests in pavilion accommodation get a 24-hour butler service, while the rest of the resort gets a FISH (Fast Island Service Host), which amounts to the same thing. The underwater spa is a must.

FACILITES

Three restaurants, a lively bar, a seriously cool well-stocked underground wine cellar, an over-water yoga pavilion and the world’s first underwater massage treatment rooms complete the picture.

COST

Bungalows from US$880

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This year, Huvafen Fushi is proud to announce three new initiatives. An übercool 70ft luxury yacht, an exclusive compilation with one of the world’s most famous DJ and Producer, Ravin from Buddha Bar, Paris as well as an uplift to the world’s first underwater spa.
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What If The World Was A Village Of Only 100 People?


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Toby NG has posed the question…. “if the world were a village of 100 people, what would its composition be?”.  This set of 20 posters is built on statistics about the spread of population around the world under various classifications. The numbers are turned into graphics to give another sense a touch – Look, this is the world we are living in.

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Pioneer DJ HDJ-700 Official Introduction


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Pioneer DJ is releasing the HDJ-700s, stylish headphones that look good and sound superb. The robust, fully enclosed HDJ-700s are fine-tuned to reproduce rich, clear mid to low frequencies for monitoring dance music, and they have a simple, sleek design with color options to suit every style.

This latest addition takes inspiration from Pioneer DJ’s top-flight headphones – the rotating ear cup enables easy one-ear monitoring, while the replaceable cable prolongs the life of the headphones. DJs’ comfort is ensured by soft, snug-fitting ear pads, and a sturdy, lightweight headband keeps the headphones securely in place.

Available in four designs – matt black, matt black with a gold or red stripe, and cool white – the HDJ-700s have a distinctive style of their own and are available from October 2015

 

Here Comes The Full ‘Spectre’ Trailer.


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Since early last year (2014) I’ve been “helping out” with some sound design aspects of Spectre, and since the original teaser trailer 2 months ago, I’ve loved seeing more compiled secenes of the film in action.  Earlier today the full trailer was released, and it is amazing.  There is a seeming return to Bond and Q discussing gadgets, (as well as an odd reference to Bond ‘disappearing’, which may be attributed to the coming departure of Sam Mendez from the franchise).  However, this new trailer finally gives us some action, car chases, Christoph Waltz’s villain, Dave Butista, Daniel Craigh seemingly blowing up a building in Mexico, and Bond undressing Monica Bellucci.  (Something I’ve wanted to do for some time now.)  Check the method below, and go see ‘Spectre’ in November.

The Real Life ‘Robin Hood’ Teams Up With United.


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Normally I hate starting a post with a video, but in this case I feel it’s well deserved.  The ‘Robin Hood’ charity organization fights multiple causes from all around the world, and has teamed up to create two simultaneous events, to help fight poverty in New York city.  With the help of United Airlines, young adults can fly from all over the world to help in this massive doing of good.  You can check out more information about this amazing charity by clicking here.

 

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Sticker Art At It’s Finest.


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Urban areas are a hot bed for sticker art, and it takes a bright, unique, simple, yet effective design to stand apart from the fray.  French designer Ekiem has released a pack of 10 printed on die cut shape vinyl stickers that are sure to be instantly recognizable anywhere they should go up, check his designs.

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