People, Photography

AKILA BERJAOUI’S THOUGHT PROVOKING PHOTOGRAPHY, CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE FEMALE BODY

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Australian photographer Akila Berjaoui has recently relocated to the Netherlands to continue her work in nudity photography. Berjaoui, who started as fashion intern for RUSSH Magazine, recently opened a solo artist exhibition at Human NYC presenting a new collection of photographs called “you better get out of the sun before you melt”. Her photographs capture a mix of provocation and sensuality, inspired by the 50s, 60s and 70s when women were far more experimental and not afraid to explore their bodies. Sending a strong message by creating an intimate and authentic affair and accentuating the allure of nature and beautiful surroundings.  Read More »

Graphic Design, Illustration, Music, Video

Florian Renner takes us back to the 1980s with Retrowave

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Very Drive, Tron and Back To The Future, this animated video by German freelance graphic designer and illustrator Florian Renner. The 1980s are definitely brought back to life in this Cinema 4D made video that serves as a promo for his skills in the field of 3D visualisation. We especially love the fog effect that Renner created with the help of the Turbulence FD plugin. The car he chose is the epitome of vehicular 1980s – the DeLorean DMC-12 – a car with a whole story of its own, thanks to founder John DeLorean who, in a desperate attempt to raise the funds his company needed to survive, was filmed appearing to accept money to take part in drug trafficking, but was subsequently acquitted of charges brought against him on the basis of entrapment.

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Culture, Music, People, Video

Watch the First Trailer for the NWA Biopic “Straight Outta Compton”

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After spending several years languishing in the stages of early development, the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is finally being made and released. Below you can watch the trailer for the film that focuses on the legendary West Coast rap group NWA and that will be in cinemas on August 14. The rap group kickstarted the careers of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre who are producing the film. Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. will play his younger counterpart while Marcus Callender and Jason Mitchell will play Dr. Dre and the late Eazy-E. NWA is credited with pioneering gangsta rap in the gritty mid to late 1980s amidst all the drugs and violence. The feature film will also focus on Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight and NWA’s manager Jerry Heller. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

Fashion

Warsteiner releases unique documentary starring De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

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De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, the most notorious rap formation in the Netherlands, celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Last summer, the first part of a documentary series about the band was shot in which we will see how Willie Wartaal, Vieze Fur, Faberyayo and producer Bas Bron experience musical highlights and look back on special moments of the past 10 years. There are many different rumours of how the band came into existence. They got noticed in 2005 with the single ‘Watskeburt!‘ which was released by Magnetron Music in collaboration with TopNotch. The past few years they released four albums with hits such as ‘Sterrenstof‘ and ‘Gekke Boys‘. BLEND\BUREAUX brought Warsteiner into contact with De Jeugd because of the creative character of the band. They’re not only the best word artists in the Netherlands, but they are – just like Warsteiner – a very special family. In October, artist Adele Renault was commissioned by Warsteiner to portray the band in a hyperrealistic oil painting (above). This portrait was released during an intimate event in Amsterdam concept store SPRMRKT. 50 limited editions were produced and only a lucky few were able to take the work home.

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Music, Video

Gang of Four is back with The Kills’ Alison Mosshart in this new video

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Thirty-six years after they debuted their legendary album ‘Entertainment!’ (with legendary post punk tracks such as ‘Damaged Goods‘), Gang of Four are back with a new long player called ‘What Happens Next’. The Gang from Leeds, Britain no longer exists out of just four, because they decided to team up with the ultimate sexual rock icon from the 2000s, Alison Mosshart who forms indie rock band The Kills with Jamie Hince. The result is a bleary-eyed classic rock video in black and white featuring a catchy track and a fitting title ‘England’s In My Bones’, in which the band is placed in a vacant hotel room and encounters the dead and the living. The band’s ninth studio album will be released on March 2 in the UK through Membran. The LP will also have Alison VV Mosshart on other songs such as ‘Broken Talk’ and other guests such as Japanese guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei. Watch the video for ‘England’s In My Bones’ below. Read More »