Art, Music, Nightlife, People

Magnetron Music kicks off its ten-year anniversary with a club tour

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Dutch label Magnetron Music has been around for 10 years now and that’s a good opportunity to celebrate with a club tour that starts in their hometown. During the first stop of their ‘MagnetronMusic 10 Years, Now We’re Talking’ the label will take over Tolhuistuin Amsterdam on February 20 with all of their signed artists: Faberyayo, Vjeze Fur and Willie Wartaal of De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Sofie Winterson, Vic Crezée, etc. etc.. The first edition will also have a few firsts: the youngest member of the Magnetron family, Donnie, who was signed only recently will play his latest tracks, while founder Bas Bron and DJ 618 will present the new Footwork/Juke project Belmer.  Read More »

Art, Design, Fashion

Konstantin Kofta teams up with bandit9 for a custom motorcycle

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Launched last year, the bandit9 ‘EVE’ motorcycle is a custom made model, based on the 1967 Honda SS, boasting either a 90cc or 125cc engine. It features a chrome-finished steel unibody with bronze accents, stripping the bike back to its essential mechanical parts such as the exposed suspension. These images by Wing Chan showcase the EVE in a collaborative project with Ukranian fashion designer Konstantin Kofta, resulting in a scene that seems taken from a sci-fi film, reminding us of the 1970s design language of Space Age. The integration of Konstantin Kofta’s geometric bag design from his 2015 ‘Inertia’ collection and bandit9’s EVE reflects their shared individuality while referencing the Bejing-based customisation company’s ventures outside of the motorcycle industry.  Read More »

Fashion

Album Review: Georgio ‘The Dove’ Valentino – Mille Plateaux

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Brussels based and Florida born musician Georgio ‘The Dove’ Valentino released a new LP. Writing a review about The Dove’s music is not an easy task as his songs aren’t easily contained in one word, sentence or even paragraph – just like the life story of the guitarist/singer/journalist/art critic whose magnetic personality and avantgardist music drenches its listeners in a dark alternative universe in which H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, William S. Burroughs or Hansi Rüdi Giger would thrive. The artist himself however prefers to refer to more obscure names as Martin Gore, Bobby Beausoleil, Joe Meek, Michel Foucault, Stefan Georg, and the satanic minister Steven Johnson Leyba. This last one is also responsible for the artwork of the Mille Plateaux LP. Each of the images features a hypnotic insight into the dark underworld, a phantasmagoric surreal representation of Georgio ‘The Dove’ Valentino and Chuck Berry. Read More »

Music, Video

Brussels-based band BRNS premiere the music video for ‘Many Chances’

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Brussels-based band BRNS, responsible for one of our favourite albums of 2014 (Patine), have released the music video for their third single ‘Many Chances’. The band has made a habit of matching their songs with strikingly original videos, such as the ones for ‘Void‘ and ‘My Head Is Into You‘. This new one is directed by Nicolas Fong and is a richly animated mix of childlike ingenuity and fantastical darkness, mirroring a Glass Animals resembling depth of sound. BRNS manages to channel alt-J at their most menacing and Wild Beasts at their poppiest with an intriguing medley of airy guitars, bells and weightless vocals. Watch the video below. Read More »

Music, People

The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles hosts a David Lynch tribute concert

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On April 1, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles is planning to host a celebratory concert as a salute to the 10th anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation, the director’s nonprofit foundation that has worked to bring “transcendental meditation to at-risk populations suffering from PTSD.” The concert promises performances and interpretations of the renowned director, actor and musician’s catalog by acts like Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti (the composer responsible for soundtracks such as Twin Peaks, Lost Highway, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive), Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twin Peaks, and Zola Jesus. Composer Rob Mathes will act as the music director for the show, and will also reinterpret some of Lynch’s compositions. The nonprofit has presented similar fundraisers in the past, such as ‘Change Begins Within’ in 2009, featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and a unique Nashville concert headlined by Jack White and Brendan Benson. It has also launched its own charity inspired label called Transcendental Music. Tickets can be purchased here, ranging from a $45 Rear Balcony place to $1,000 VIP seats with a private pre-concert event with David Lynch, top shelf cocktails and crafted hors d’oeuvres, and a limited edition concert poster designed by Shepard Fairey.