Friday, February 25, 2011

1 Take Wonder

I've seen 1-take shots go well, and I've seen most go bad. This one is legit though. I like the song, however he might have let the beat build a little too much...

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

The summer I almost bled to death and made animations on Microsoft Paint.

It was the year 2000. I was 15. My dad took me to the doctor because my tonsils were swollen and infected. The doctor told me I would need a tonsillectomy. I had the surgery and the doctors told me it was a success and I would heal up and be fine.

The night after I left the hospital, as I was sleeping in my bed, I shot awake with blood gushing out of my mouth. It was an obscene amount of blood, like something straight out of Kill Bill.

My mom ran to grab a huge metal mixing bowl from the kitchen to catch the blood. I was quickly filling the bowl. What's worse was that every time the blood would clot it would block my airway and I would have to cough up the clot and start hemorrhaging again.

I was rushed to the emergency room. It was in the middle of rural Michigan at 3 a.m. so surgeons were helicoptered in for an emergency operation. The doctors told me I only had 30 mins until I died from blood loss. It turns out I was a bit of a medical anomaly. They told me I had 2 veins on one side of my throat and the average human only has one. The pressure of the extra vein caused the suture in my throat to burst open.

When I was finally released from the hospital I was weak and on a lot of Vicodin. I got the idea to start creating animations by drawing frame by frame with my mouse on Microsoft Paint. I sequenced the thousands of frames together and my animations were born.

I just stumbled across them on my hard drives tonight and I still think they're really cool. Each animation would take a few weeks to complete. It's interesting to see the art I was creating at 15, and I wanted to share them with all you.

They are displayed in the order that I created them in. Enjoy.

I was a little weirdo when I was 15. But I guess I still am.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Mad Rad wheat paste video by Nice Dreams

The dudes from Cloud Nice just dropped their new video site called Nice Dreams. They are focusing on all that is poppin in Seattle and beyond. The level of creativity and grind that comes from that camp continues to impress me.

Check out this video they did of Mad Rad doing wheat paste postering, and head over to to peep the rest of their videos.

02 Mad Rad Wheatpaste from NICE DREAMS on Vimeo.

Rhianna's shirt feat. Kanye West

Kanye dropped his new video for "All of the Lights" yesterday. First thing I thought was, "oh boy another font video". Then I saw Rhianna's top and any kind of critical analysis that was formulating in my mind flew right out the window.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fresh Espresso - The Lazerbeams Live in Bellingham

The homies at Buildstrong just dropped this video from when we played The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham on Feb. 4th with Mash Hall.

Bellingham is like Disneyland for me. I love it there. The kids know how to kick it tough, and the staff at The Wild Buffalo are more hospitable than your grandma at thanksgiving.

Eighty4Fly - Faded

Cameo city! I do truly enjoy this guy's swag on his verses. The love shown for the city is great and glad to have him on team. I want to roll one up right... now.

I Can't Believe It's Not Real

Pretend like this video isn't CG. Then watch it. Then try and wrap your head around the fact that it's CG. 100% of it.

This guy, Alex Roman, is so far above the genius realm for CG I don't think anyone is allowed to make eye contact with him. He's probably fed grapes off the vine by 14 virgins while bathing in champagne brewed by Zeus himself.

It's almost impossible to believe these images are computer generated. Either way, their fucking beautiful. And if one video wasn't enough for you, check out the other below it. I can't tell which is better.

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Silestone -- 'Above Everything Else' from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fresh Espresso # All Ages # Feb. 25th

I made this poster just now for Fresh Espresso's all ages show this Friday at Healthy Times Fun Club (11th and Pike)

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Beat Connection - Silver Screen

Beat Connection, the University Ave electronic smoothed out chillster whiz kids just put out this video with Dumb Eyes. Pretty gorgeous.

Beat Connection - Silver Screen from Dumb Eyes on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Onry - The O O

I really like this song and you have to give it up to Onry, he has been going hard in the paint lately.


Here's a space themed podcast I made for KEXP. It features a selection of bands and artists I like and comes complete with Star Trek noises and space facts. Feel free to enhance your listening experience in any way you see fit.

1. The Apples in Stereo - Floating In Space
2. Suzanne Kraft - Femme Cosmic
3. Tobacco - Mexican Icecream
4. Nite Jewel - Artificial Intelligence
5. Helladope feat. THEESatisfaction, Mikey Nice and Jarv Dee - Cosmic Voyage
6. Dam-Funk - Galactic Fun
7. Oc Notes - Space Train
8. Fresh Espresso - Green Windows
9. Silk Flowers - Flash of Light
10. Chromatics - Circled Sun<

Listen here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DJ Apt One - Best of Philly Disco

The homie in Phila, just dropped volume 2 of his series on V-Day, and wanted to share it all with you. I'm at least hoping Mizell appreciates this. And I must say I love his criteria for the mixtapes.

"About 10 minutes into creating my “Best of Philly Disco” mix in 2009, I immediately realized that at least one, if not two sequels were necessary. In trying to represent so many facets of this prolific time in Philly’s music history (and make a tasteful mix), I realized that one mix couldn’t cover it all. Here again are the criteria I used to select the tunes:

1. Made by a Philly-born/bred artist
2. Made by an artist on a Philly record label
3. Written/Arranged/Composed someone strongly associated with the Philly sound
4. Played by a Philly label’s house band

Volume 2 is dedicated to the memory of the great Teddy Pendergrass, who passed away in 2010."

Best of Philly Disco Vol. 1 by DJ Apt One

Best of Philly Disco Vol. 2 by DJ Apt One

Tracklistings on the Soundcloud pages.
More Apt here:

Now here's a PSA!

This shit is so well done. I've always thought about flipping a PSA like this. Dude killed it.

By the way, "Dude" is Adam Hashemi and he recently did the Coca Cola super bowl commercial (not my favorite) but his work is definitely worth checking out.

The Party from Adam Hashemi on Vimeo.



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Butterflies feat. JOHN MALKOVICH

John Malkovich is not only one of the best actors of our time but seriously under appreciated for his contributions on ground floor productions like this. He offers himself to independent shorts, experimental videos, and academic interviews more than any other actor of his caliber (at least to my knowledge). My only advice when watching this: don't be on acid. Or any other hallucinogenic for that matter.

Butterflies feat. John Malkovich from Gentleman Scholar on Vimeo.

Whoaa Slow Mo

This guy was locked in a Vegas hotel room with nothing but himself and the Phantom Flex camera. Stephan, take note!

Dash In A Million

Dash EXP remixed "One In A Million" from Aaliyah and it prompted me to listen to Aaliyah for the next 35 minutes. Love her, miss her. Thanks, Dash.

Aaliyah - One In A Million (Dash EXP Remix) by DashEXP

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Simian Mobile Disco Poster

I love making Decibel Festival themed posters..

Download HELLA Shit

This week has had so many good releases, and with me being out of town, blogging wasn't the first thing on my mind. But as of now, here is a whole ton of shit for you to listen to, and make your own opinions on. Click the pics, dummy.

BAYB - Ziploc Hip Hop Mixtape

Malice & Mario Sweet - Happy 2 Year

The Good Sin & 10.4 Rog - Late

SOTA - I Think I Love You

Don't Talk To The Cops! - Guess I'm Strange

Monday, February 14, 2011


Oakland Street Corner

I've yet to see a street corner in Seattle with this type of shit goin on. Clownin but the dance moves are official.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Baby Slap

I think i've watched this 50 times by now.

Friday, February 11, 2011

RAEKWON - "Shaolin vs. Wu Tang" Video

Yezzir. Raekwon preps for his new album release (March 8th) with these new visuals. Other than some whack green screen work at the end, I'm def feeling this vid! Love the style.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Apple's first commercial...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pics from Mad Rad at Showbox and Fresh Espresso at Wild Buffalo

Friday Fresh Espresso played at The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham. Sat we kicked it on Camano Island. Then Sunday Mad Rad played the Sasquatch lineup announce party at The Showbox. I'm sore and satisfied. Here's pics.


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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Google Art Project

This is so good.

Google Street View technology meets the world's finest museums. Google Art Project

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Douster Mini Mix


So Douster put together this likkle mix for this Norwegian blog 'Christine'. Check the Mad Rad remix in there..

DOUSTER MINIMIX @ CHRISTINE 05.02.2011 by p3christine

Swizz beats ft Busta Rhymes - Bad one
Goofy - Tatty Boom
Jowell y Randy - Tapu Tapu (feat. De La Ghetto)
Arcangel - Malientes, Mujeres, Calles, gun
Zonora Point - Algo Pasa en el planeta
Dr. Gonzo - Bust Them Up
High Powered Boys - Udon
Cajmere feat. Terence FM - Feelin 'Kinda High (Dub)
DJ Jonty - Grinding (Falsetto)
Gucci Mane - O Dog (Mosca Remix Ft. Trigganom)
Src x Ludacris x Nicki Minaj - My Bad Chick (Goomba mix)
Mad Rad - The Machine (Douste mix)
Nicki Minaj - Did it on em

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


We've all seen this

But have you seen this?!

Ho-leee shit!

Who would win in a fight, the guy from the first Video or the second?

The dude from the second video didn't slide any horses, which I was bummed on.

Mad Rad Live in Mill Creek

Wasn't planning to turn the camera on this evening. But when the house audio went to shit and the party got cracking....I felt compelled. Mad Rad.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christian Marclay - Body Mix

In 1991 Christian Marclay began to use album covers as a medium, resulting in a group of work called Imaginary Records. Drawing on a vast collection of album covers and modifying them, Marclay began to explore the way music functions socially. Notions of nostalgia and sexual stereotypes are exposed in the smart and visually powerful album-cover collages from his Body Mix series.

Badass Yellow Boys - Fastlane

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There's something hypnotizing about this song.

Champagne Champagne - Far From Home

Champagne Champagne performs “Four Horsemen” and “Sonic Shorty” at Dot’s Cafe.

While the cooks at Dot’s Cafe are just getting their kitchen fired up, the velvet paintings never sleep. We’re loading our gear into the main room of the restaurant, setting up for the day’s first shoot. It takes a few minutes for things to sink into our sleep-deprived brains, but the general consensus eventually prevails: we’re stoked this thing actually worked out. It’s 10:00AM, and a hip-hop group from Seattle are about to get down in the classic Portland restaurant, Dot’s Cafe. Life is good.

Champagne Champagne is making its way down the coast with Mad Rad, spraying their eccentric, genre-defying rap music to the masses. Having played to a full room at Mississippi Studios the night before, the tour is off to a solid start. The group (Sir Thomas Gray, Pearl Dragon, and DJ Gajamagic) are in good spirits, sipping coffee and mocking the narcissistic absurdities of Kanye West’s 30 minute-long music video. They bust through a couple takes of new, unreleased songs that find Pearl Dragon standing up on a spinning bar stool as he rhymes, and Gajamagic shedding epileptic fits of notes out of his guitar amp. Not a bad way to wake up.

Sure, Seattle is home to plenty of hip-hop weirdos, but Champagne Champagne are perhaps among the most unsuspecting of the bunch. Growing up in the Eastside suburbs of Seattle, DJ Gajamagic (better known as Mark Gajadhar) started making songs in middle school, around the same time he played in a band with Gossip drummer Hannah Blilie. From high school on, he spent a decade as a member of post-hardcore legends the Blood Brothers (fronted by Hannah’s twin brother, Jordan Blilie). When the band broke up in ‘07, he finally had the chance to find someone to rap over the aggressive, guitar-ridden beats he’d been working on since he was a kid (while at the same time staying busy as the drummer for post-post-hardcore outfit Past Lives). He got in touch with Pearl Dragon and Sir Thomas Gray soon afterward, and the group was born. Seattle’s hip-hop landscape has never been the same.

Free Gucci: The Buuurtish Edition


So been waiting on this one for a while. London's SInden rounds up some of the U.K.'s illest producers for them to do their take on classic Gucci cuts. This things HUGE. Get it down below. Brrr, icey cold..

1. 'Gucci Time' ft. Swizz Beatz (Sinden Remix ft. Tinchy Stryder)
2. 'Brand New' (Rustie Remix)
3. 'Party Animal' (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
4. 'It's Alive' ft. Swizz Beatz (FunkinEven Remix)
5. 'Remember When' ft. Ray J (Terror Danjah Remix ft. Wiley & Dream McLean)
6. 'O Dog' ft. Wyclef (Mosca Remix ft. Trigga Nom)
7. 'Weirdo' (Swerve Remix ft. Ghetts)
8. 'Trap Talk' (Toddla T Remix ft. Slick Don)
9. 'Dollar Sign' (Duke Dumont Remix)
10. 'Missing' (Melé Remix)
11. 'What It's Gonna Be' (Scratcha DVA Remix) (Dub)
12. 'Grown Man' ft. Estelle (Rude Kid Remix)
13. 'It's Alive' ft. Swizz Beatz (The Blessings Remix)
14. 'Dollar Sign' (These New Puritans Remix)
15. 'Haterade' ft. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell (Mista Men Remix)

Free Gucci Buuurtish Edition