Posts Tagged ‘ Live ’

T-Pain Sings Without AutoTune Once Again.


To mark the one-year anniversary of the most popular “Tiny Desk Concert” ever and the 10th anniversary of his debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, they hosted T-Pain at their Washington, D.C. headquarters. The inimitable Floridian performed a short set of classics, both his own and others’, and a brand new, never before heard song from his forthcoming album, Stoicville: The Phoenix.  Check out ‘Change Gon Come’ live, without any Autotune.

Superman Rips Off Batman’s Mask??? Batman v Superman Clip.


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With the brand new trailer officially set to be released during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Warner Bros. has unleashed a brand new sneak peek from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring the Man of Steel tearing off the Caped Crusader’s mask to reveal his identity… Oh snap son.

Bomba Estéreo & Will Smith – Fiesta (Official Remix Video).


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Will Smith recently dropped his first verse in a decade on a remix of Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta,” and now the actor-returned-rapper is ending his similarly lengthy video drought by appearing in the group’s clip. The new “Fiesta” video takes place at the tail end of a neon-coated warehouse party, with the arrival of a cloaked figure – Smith dressed like it’s an I Am Legend sequel – reigniting the festivities.  In a making-of video for the “Fiesta” remix, Smith again breaks down why he decided to end his hip-hop hiatus by jumping on the Bomba Estereo track. “I was in Colombia with Marc Anthony. He was listening to music and I heard the ‘Fuego, fuego’ and I was like, ‘Yo, that joint is crazy,'” Smith said of hearing the Colombian band for the first time. Smith’s manager happened to be friends with people at Bomba Estereo’s record label, who then provided the actor with the “Fiesta” single. “I said, ‘That is crazy, I need to be on that.'”

Word is also that it’s about to be a legit “Fiesta” at this year’s Latin Grammys. People en Español reports that Will Smith will be joining his new Latin BFFs Bomba Estéreo for a performance of their recent collaboration, which can only be described as an epic carnival with a few bilingual, Big Willie-style verses sprinkled on top as confetti.  “It’s truly an honor for me to perform at the Latin Grammys,” Smith told the magazine. “To be surrounded with so many artists who have made such an impact globally is really exciting to me.”

‘When Will The Bass Drop?’ Live.


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E.A.S.Y. is the new collaboration between DC Area’s Enferno and NYC’s Shiftee. Both former DMC Champions and artists in their own right, Enferno and Shiftee have come together as E.A.S.Y. to start a paradigm shift in the way we think about DJs and live performance.  In their #LiveRemix parody of Andy Samberg’s SNL skit “WHEN WILL THE BASS DROP,” E.A.S.Y. pokes fun at the current “press play” DJ culture before busting out a new original track “Fly Away.” The video showcases their next level turntablism skills and musicianship, but also highlights their stylistic direction and future bass wig wearing ability.

Major Lazer At The World Cup.


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Deutschland has become the country of the World Cup Winners, but soccer wasn’t the only excitement in Rio during the tournament.  Diplo and Major Lazer had quite an electric performance on the rooftop of the Budweiser Hotel in Rio de Janeiro.  Check out the video below.

Steve Aoki, Chris Lake & Tujamo – Boneless (ENFERNO Live Remix).


0903_arts_enfernoThe art of DJ’ing has been undoubtedly convoluted with actors, and pretenders who just pre-mix sets, and dance around on stage.  It’s a trend I feel like will only get worse before it gets better.  There are of course turntable warriors like DJ Enferno who not only do everything live, but are more than happy to demonstrate their skills.  Check out Enferno’s amazing live remix of ‘Boneless’ from Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, & Tujamo.

Check CNN’s Documentary On The Clipse.


 

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CNN covers a mini documentary on Clipse, the renowned Virginia Beach hip-hop duo comprising real-life brothers Pusha T and No Malice. Despite a small glimmer of hope earlier this year, the future of Clipse has become increasingly uncertain, as No Malice has repeatedly expressed a disinterest in any further collaborations with his brother. CNN reporter Bill Weir offers a in-depth look into the brother’s current relationship and differing ideologies (No Malice recently became a born-again Christian). In fact, not once during the entire segment do the two brothers appear on camera together.

Serato Icon: DJ Premier.


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DJ Premier is the latest Serato Icon. A true cornerstone of hip-hop and a key figure in the development of the culture. An era-defining DJ and producer, his signature style was a blueprint for the underground and influenced a generation. Probably most well known as one half of Gang Starr, there’s a large chunk of an entire genre that he’s directly responsible for. He’s a legend for die-hard hip-hop fiends but also a household name.

Skratch Bastid & DJ Izn – Cold Cut (Live).


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In a cold city in the middle of nowhere, Canada, Skratch Bastid and Izn got together to hastily record right before their show. Within an hour of meeting each other, we were at the IMP Labs in the U of R, recording a routine! “Cold Cuts” is a layer of new school sounds flavoured with a touch of the old school. Funky, soulful and G-ed up all in one.

Mr. Switch Testing Pioneer’s Latest Gear Live.


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Watch 3X World DMC Champion Mr Switch using the new Pioneer DJM-900SRT Serato DJ Edition mixer with built-in approved soundcard, plus two CDJ-2000NXS in HID control mode and the new DDJ-SP1 Serato DJ sub controller being put through its paces.

Star Wars 1313 May Create A New Force Of Cinema.


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Announced last summer, plans for Star Wars 1313, a state-of-the-art video game take on the Star Wars universe, are now on hold following the closing of LucasArts earlier this year. Today, however, The Inquirer managed to get a sneak peek at the work that went into the development of 1313 when Lucasfilm’s chief technology strategy officer Kim Libreri spoke at a BAFTA event in London.

“Everyone has seen what we can do in movies.  …We think that computer graphics are going to be so realistic in real time computer graphics that, over the next decade, we’ll start to be able to take the post out of post-production; where you’ll leave a movie set and the shot is pretty much complete.”

Libreri theorizes that the advancement of digital technology could lead to a point where big screen filmmaking could eschew post production, effectively providing directors with a finished VFX shot immediately after they shoot it.

“If you combine video games with film-making techniques, you can start to have these real deep, multi-user experiences.  Being able to animate, edit and compose live is going to change the way we work and it’s really going to bring back the creative experience in digital effects.”

It remains to be seen precisely how new technology might affect J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII or any of the other live action films in the Lucasfilm pipeline but, as you can see from the video below, the video game landscape is expanding rapidly.

Spike Lee’s Old Boy (Red-Band Trailer).


oldboy1An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.  Spike Lee’s newest adaptation of the story looks like something to be marveled at based on the newly released red-band trailer.  Check the method below.

Grasping For A Vine… Video For Instagram?


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Instagram plans to release a video product this Thursday at a press event at Facebook’s headquarters, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter, marking the first time the robust, 100-million user network will stray from being strictly a photo-sharing app and dive head first into the world of moving pictures.

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The new video product is something that the service said it was planning to do for two years now, and there have been numerous rumors about it in recent weeks. As was first reported by TechCrunch, it’s actually going to happen this week. Sources said that Thursday’s event will solely be focused on Instagram’s new video product and there will be no other Facebook product reveals.

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While details of the product have been kept under wraps, sources said Facebook is seeking to differentiate itself from Vine, the popular instant video app from Twitter, which is now available on both Apple iPhone and Google Android. It recently announced that Vine has 13 million users.

The Greatest Video Game To Ever Hit The Internet.


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Demonstrating once again that its marketing department is full of geniuses, Old Spice launched Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks To Save The World three weeks ago, and it’s going viral to hilarious effect. Featuring the voice of Dikembe Mutombo himself, the game sets the tone:

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“A kabillion some odd years ago-ish, the Mayans predicted the world will end on December 21, 2012, which is a terrible idea since we as humans have not even invented a self-combing hair yet.

“Someone had to defend our planet and prevent this from happening. And that defender had to be me: Dikembe Mutumbo.

“For 4 1/2 weeks, I will courageously battle to save our world and, with your help, carve additional time into the Mayan calendar to buy us more time on the earth. That’s why this game is called: “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World.”

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Each week, the site includes a new retro-style game placing you in the huge shoes of Dikembe Mutombo and, with the help of Science the bear, pitting you against whatever pop-culture reference is currently threatening to destroy the world. The first week’s game sees the world threatened by a South Korean dance craze that ”is well past its natural social buzz shelf life,” and distracting Americans from voting.  Click any of the photos to check the method.

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Oakley AirWave Ski Goggles With Head-Up Data Display.


Oakley just debuted a new pair of tricked-out snow goggles that offer some unique features, such as Recon Instruments’ latest heads-up technology, allowing wearers to see maps, speed, temperature and playlists all while carving up the mountain.  All of this information is displayed in the lower righthand corner of the goggles, which is perceived by the wearer to be the size of a 14-inch/36-cm screen that is five feet/1.5 m away, so you won’t need to refocus the eyes, Oakley states.  Additionally, Oakley’s Airwave goggles feature GPS, Bluetooth and a host of other onboard sensors.

You can access a friend tracker to locate ski pals and preloaded maps of 600 ski resorts around the globe, as well as stream music wirelessly, make calls, or send texts with stock messages via a “glove-friendly” wrist remote control.  Available October 31, you can purchase the Airwave goggles for $599 via Oakley.com, Apple.com and select Apple stores in North America, Europe, and Japan.  By downloading a corresponding iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android app, you can operate the goggles via the wrist device.  Other ski goggle options include the Zeal iON, which feature antifog, high-density polarized lenses, like the Airwave, but with a built-in HD camera to capture the action.  You can capture both 1080p video and eight-megapixel photos with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. The camera automatically adjusts for light levels and has an infinity focus — all for a price of $399.

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.

Botanicus Interactus.


“Botanicus Interacticus” is a Disney research project that uses an electrode in the soil of a plant to turn the entire plant into a multitouch interface that can be used to control computers and other devices.

 

 

Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. The technology is driven by the rapid fusion of our computing and living spaces. Botanicus Interacticus an interaction platform that takes interaction from computing devices and places it anywhere in the physical environment. In particular we are targeting living plants.

Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants. It requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the soil. The interaction with plants goes beyond simple touch and allows rich gestural interaction. Examples include: sliding fingers on the stem of the orchid, detecting touch and grasp location, tracking proximity, and estimating the amount of touch contact between user and a plant.

Botanicus Interacticus also deconstructs the electrical properties of plants and replicates them using electrical components. This allows the design of a broad variety of biologically inspired artificial plants that behave nearly the same as their biological counterparts. The same sensing technology is used with both living and artificial plants.

A broad range of applications are possible with Botanicus Interacticus technology: designing interactive responsive environments and new forms of living interaction devices as well as developing organic ambient and pervasive interfaces.

Kendrick Lamar @ Vitamin Water’s Uncapped.


When it comes to ‘Uncapped’ shows, there’s never a dull moment, but Los Angeles rapper Kendrick Lamar attempted to outdo the whole of his predecessors with an exclusive performance of “No Make-Up (Her Vice)” featuring best coast singer Bethany Consentino. Worlds collided and it sounded awesome.

 

Mix Master Mike: A Serato Icon.


Just incase you may not be up on DJ culture, and who’s who in our world… (or your a DJ who just lives under a f*ckin rock), Mix Master Mike is, and has always been one of the best in the game.  Mix Master Mike is an American turntablist and contributing member of the Beastie Boys.

Mike is undoubtedly one of the greatest DJs of all time, but also one of the most talented turntablists of this era. A beat conductor who plays the turntable, a DJ to inspire and challenge the best of the best.  It’s no surprise he became a Serato Icon.

Rick Ross, Drake, & French Montana – Stay Schemin’ Live In Texas.


Check out an all the way live rendition of the massive mixtape hit ‘Stay Schemin’, recorded by some lucky girl, and performed by Rick Ross, Drake, and French Montana.

Hugo Boss Black (In 3D).


Fashionistas are invited to take their seats at the first fashion show to stream live in 3D when Hugo Boss presents its Boss Black Fall/Winter 2012 catwalk show May 18 from Beijing.  Hugo Boss will now show what has been dubbed the first live stream 3D runway show at www.hugoboss.com, with model and designer interviews and backstage impressions also to be part of the live stream, which begins at 8.45 PM CST.  While many dedicated fans have already received their own free Hugo Boss 3D glasses, it’s not too late for fashionistas hoping to watch as there are a host of YouTube tutorials on making your own pair.  Meanwhile, check out the latest episode of the “Way to Beijing” video diary, which offers an insight into the workings of Boss Black menswear designer Kevin Lobo.  The label has also launched a “Make your pic 3D app” via its Facebook page, allowing users to create their own 3D profile picture.

Pop Culture… Live.


Madeon performs Pop Culture live in Nantes, France back in July 2011.  Awesome-sauce.

The Axis Of Awesome.


Its no surprise to anyone that songs have been recycled throughout time, and some riffs or chords are repeated subliminally every so often.  These are just the facts of music.  I accidentally came across a video featuring a comedic band named ‘The Axis of Awesome’, that proves this point.  They actually proved it a little too well… (It was like shooting a mosquito with a cannon).  Take a look at the 3 piece band below going through all the songs that use the exact same 4 chords.

2Pac’s Back.


“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” said Nick Smith, president of AV Concepts, the San Diego company that created the hologram. “It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life. You can take their likenesses and voice and … take people that haven’t done concerts before or perform music they haven’t sung and digitally recreate it.

The Tupac hologram was several months in the planning and took nearly four months to create in a studio and though Smith was not able to reveal the exact price tag for the illusion, he said a comparable one could cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000 to pull off. “I can’t say how much that event cost, but I can say it’s affordable in the sense that if we had to bring entertainers around world and create concerts across the country, we could put [artists] in every venue in the country,”

Drake Performs ”The Zone” Live In Miami.


Drake’s Club Paradise tour has been underway for quite sometime now, but a video from one of his first performances surfaced recently.  Here’s a look at Drizzy performing “The Zone” live in Miami.