Here’s one for the weekend. Thanks to After Midnight for sending this, their remake of a classic 90′s rave anthem. Featuring all of the original samples but with a new twist – 2009 BASS!
Lars Nørgård is first and foremost an abstract-expressionist painter, creating wonderful large scale paintings bursting with colour and defined shapes. Yet despite his successful exicution in this area the 53 year old Danish artist has continued to produce fantastic works of surreal sketches using the modest method of pen on paper.
Most of Lars’ shows and exhibitions have been found in Scandinavia, with a few in America, but the artist is yet to exhibit in the United Kingdom despite his influence on modern surreal illustration in the UK being obvious. So as we continue to wait for the first Lars show, please enjoy some of my favorite sketches from his incredible portfolio of drawings:
All work taken from the dutch gallery Schäfer Grafisk Værksted
To see more of sketches from Lars please visit his regularly updated site HERE
Bass Weazel‘s debut EP ‘Weazal Movement’ was released at the end of May and contains four tracks full of fresh basslines to penetrate the ears and vibrate the body. Featuring jazz saxophones, some b-more drums and not to forget the deep rolling bassline, Jungle Massive is by far the star.
I’ve been waiting some time now to see this video on demand since it was featured on E4. Written, directed and illustrated by, the much loved here at Pejhy, Ian Stevenson and friends. The music is by James Scott and the Town.
Revealing the world of a strange small man, who spends his days away from the world. While divulging in strange pleasures he is suddenly thrown into a fantastical journey.
This Friday sees the launch of the Tate Modern and Concrete Hermit project. To celebrate the three artists involved in the project Ian Stevenson, Anthony Burrill and Andrew Rae will be signing copies of their relaunched books “Lost Heroes”, “Yes” and “Listen With Your Eyes” between 5:30pm and 7:00pm at the Tate Modern riverside shop.
Some brand new T-shirts designs and prints will also be available at the launch and will be sold exclusively through the Tate Modern and the Concrete Hermit shops.
Last year the Tate held their first street art exibishion displaying huge pieces on the outside of the gallery from people such as BLU and FAILE. Its great to see that they are now embracing the work of these wonderful graphic design artists who’s works have been needing a bigger stage for sometime now. Bringing their work to a much needed wider audience will hopefully put a bit of cash behind the artists meaning that we might just see Ian’s long awaited “Rubbish” book sometime this year as well as some new projects from both Anthony and Andrew.
Jack Beats forthcoming EP, U.F.O, features three tracks full of oscillating bass. The first feature track, U.F.O (K-Hole Riddim), starts with a classic spacecraft speech, followed by a synthy melody, which gives way to amazing bass. The remaining two tracks, Get Down (VIP) and Labyrinth, are also worth checking out. Get Down has been modified and Labyrinth is reminicent of their remix of Patrick Wolf’s Hard Times.
All in all, a pejhy must buy EP.
Just come across this little gem on Boomkat. It’s a new release from the [much loved] Various Production camp, but this time from a producer other than themselves. The artist is Gold Panda whose sound, far from the dubstep/grime/funky label gven by boomkat, stands somewhere between the splattering micro-house of The Field and the twisting electro-acoustic sounds of artists such as Four Tet or The Books.
Basically it is very nice stuff. Especially loving the last track “Long Vacation” but all three are beautiful. Recommended for long journeys with headphones.
Check out his website for upcoming shows, forthcoming releases and dancier remixes.
Swedish duo Hugg & Pepp, aka John & Jesper Dahlback, are consistent pejhy EP releasers, with their latest being number 15 since 2003. The Maximus EP features two tracks (‘Penguini’ & ‘I Can’t Breathe’), and is yet another example of their quality production techniques.
I find their songs, with clean beats and bass, are easily listeners, not too harsh, and as such are playable at many moments. For example I put Penguini on at an evening BBQ, fine – 2 o’clock on a dancefloor, fine – train journey, fine – sunday dinner round grandma’s, probably fine.
Apparently the name, Hugg & Pepp, comes from John’s father. The night before John was born he dreamed that John would be named Hugge, therefore the name Hugg. Jespers alias Pepp, is a short form for Pepponen which John’s father calls him by.
The Units * High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Remix)
The Lowbrows * Dream In The Desert (Flight Facilities Remix)
Tiga * Beep Beep Beep (The Emperor Machine Remix)
Major Lazer * Cash Flow (Classixx Glass Bottom Boat Dub)
Headman * Dreampieces (Zongamin Remix)
Laurent Garnier * Pay TV (The Emperor Machine Remix)
Florence & The Machine * Rabbit Heart (Leo Zero Remix)
Yacht * Psychic City
Au Revoir Simone * Shadows (It’s A Fine Line Remix)
Lemonade * Big Weekend (Delorean Remix)
Delorean * Deli
Holy Ghost! * I Will Come Back (Original & Classixx Remix)
Toby Tobias * In Your Eyes (Tensnake Remix)
TBD * What Is This?
Demon Vs. Heartbreaker * You Are My High
General Motors * King Of Kong
Modjo * Lady
Lindstrom * The Magnificent
City Reverb * Time Side On (Mighty Mouse Remix)
Joakim * Spiders
Jake Island * What If You Wanted More? (Tensnake Remix)
The XX * Crystalised
Bat For Lashes * Pearl’s Dream (Original & Leo Zero Remix)
Canyons * Blue Snakes
Neneh Cherry * Buffalo Stance (The Revenge Rework)
The Juan Maclean * Happy House (Matthew Dear Vs. Audion Remix)
Siriusmo * Gummiband
Duck Sauce * aNyway
Boy 8-Bit * Baltic Pine
D.I.M * Lyposuct (Original & NOOB Remix)
i’ve been keeping a close eye this years “if you could” project for a while, so far its looks amazing if the list of artists involved is anything to go by. i’m glad to see Anthony Burrill is back on board this year as he’s got to be one of my favorate designers.
heres an intresting video i found on youtube, its a pretty good introduction to this graphic design genius if you’ve not familiar with his work.
To see more of Anthonys animation visit> PAM
I first found out about Max Cooper when my friend, one half of GIVEMLOVEBITE, told me about the video they made for his song ‘Wasp’. The video is an amazing combination of relationship and synchronisation to the sounds of the song. What you can see in the shapes are real bugs and insects (e.g. the two outer circles being live maggots).
The digital release of the Symphonica EP features 3 original tracks and 2 remixes. The sounds are a minimal/tech-house affair featuring plenty of echoes, glitches, panning and oscillations.
The feature first track, Symphonica, is the highlight and great success for such a new producer. It begins with a clean drum pattern accompanied by the odd glitch, tap, tick, pop, and continues to build with the layering of bass and more sounds. However this soon gives way to the main break, which begins with an eery silence, followed by a crescendo of tight saw bass and varying speed oscillations. The rest is best left for your ears to find out.
Two end of year architecture films to inform you about.
First – Oxford Brookes: A collection videos and photos from the years projects, including a student filmed experience of the Berlin fieldtrip.
Second – Bartlett, UCL: A short overview of the years work, shown in a very well edited and produced video.
The Banksy Collective
Say street art to anyone and his name is sure to come up, or should that be “Their” name . It’s the biggest debate scence “yeah but is it art” question back in 2003. I am of course talking about the question on everyones lips “Is Banksy a singular artist or a team of people?” I first heard rumors about the “banksy collective” a couple of years ago. It certianly explains how “Banksys” keep poping up all over the place, the latest being Mali in Africa.
Last month I took a trip down to London to ask Lazarides, the soho gallery owned by Steve Lazaride (Banksy’s agent). They dismissed all rumors that Banksy was a collection of artists or that banksy was infact an art company. The Black Rat Press, one of the few gallerys that sell genuine Banksy prints also confimed that Banksy is indeed one man.
The debate is currently raging all over the internet and galleries alike; check out the comments at the bottom of this site: Gradient Magazine
I’ve seen about five different pictures of banksy, all different men. The one below is from London newspaper The Evening Standard and it’s probably fake.
I have to admit that i had low expectations for this months exibishion at the Concrete Hermit when i herd that the subject matter would be the flyer’s from The Social nightclub in central London. That was until the full line-up of A-list designers and artists were announced. The show has over 30 contributors including Ian Stevenson, James Joyce, Dave The Chimp, Anthony Burrill, Jon Burgerman, Lazy Oaf, John Slade, Build, Jeremyville and Kate Moross.
Get involved has to be one of the smallest exhibitions i have ever been to, only using half the wall space in the already tiny Concrete Hermit gallery. Why they choose to use such a small space to exhibit the work of over 30 artists I’ll never know.
The work itself was absolutely brilliant. It seems that The Social nightclub has given every designer complete creative control over each flyer design so what we get is over 30 completely different and diverse pieces based on the same subject matter. In fact this show holds many similarities to the brilliant “If You Could” annual project (this years is shaping up to be something truly special).
The Concrete Hermit will also be selling exclusive prints of all the work shown at the exhibition. Prints are priced at £20 each and come in editions of 10 will all profits going directly to the artists.
Exhibition rating: 7 out of 10
Dispite the lack of space Im glad this exibishion was shown at the hermit because its crisp clean walls and light and airy space really did the artists work justice. Overall this was a decent show with a different and intresting theme, not the best exibishion the hermit has ever produced but defently worth checking out.
This track reminds me of early Caribou, when under the name Manitoba. The initial garage introduction is soon accompanied with a mass of wide euphoric melodies. The flipside K&W Beat is a dubstep delight. More Floating Points sounds on their myspace.
This is aural bliss. I don’t know much about Stimming, but if this song is anything to go by I’m looking forward to finding out. Full of delays, echos, filters and fantilising melodies. Listening requires good headphones, high volume, closed eyes, and your ready to drift away in the beauty of this song.
Possibly my favourite of the bunch. James Blake displaying a master touch at mixing bouncing electronica sounds into a dubstep template. No less would really be expected of the third wheel of the mighty Mount Kimbie.
Hannulelauri are DJ Ender and Lauri and hail from Helsinki, Finland. They produce disco fueled house music with a pinch of krautrock. Full of 80′s synths and samples, you might just have to remind yourself it’s 2009. Beautiful music to close your eyes and fly away.
The original is also a good’n. Dance orientated indie-pop full of synths, hypnotic voices and electric drums. Pejhy video!
“From somewhere high above the old hills of our home, the love will come to conquer”
From their home town Navarre in the mountainous North of Spain, Crystal Fighters come and give us fast dance music made from Basque instruments, synthesizers, and their voices.
“We play new material at every show, come see us live”
24 Jul 2009 20:00
SECRET GARDEN PARTY (LIVE) East Anglia
25 Jul 2009 20:00
MIXMAG PARTY (LIVE) The Egg, Kings Cross
26 Jul 2009 20:00
1-2-3-4 FESTIVAL (LIVE) Shoreditch, London
Nick Walker is a Bristol based stencil graffiti artist, in case you haven’t seen Nick’s work before it has the similar “black stencil on white background” look which is trademark style of the stencil graffiti scene and is insanely familiar to any fan of Blek Le Rat, Banksy or Dolk Lundgren.
So the exhibition itself, what did i think? well to be honest it was a massive disappointment. I know it was a book launch so i wasn’t expecting a whole lot of new work displayed but to have nothing new was a big let down, especially because his last show at the black rat press was over a year ago.
Lets talk about last years show for a minute, at the time Nick had a huge buzz around him, lots of people had high expectations for his show and he didn’t disappoint. People queued for over 24 hours to get in, there were stenciled balloons tied round lamposts down the road to promote the show, he had loads of new work on display along with some impressive scupturs; the whole show had a massive WOW factor and was a huge success.
In comparison i feel that the show last month just seemed flat. There was nothing wrong with the work on display, it just didn’t do anything for me, possibly because i had seen it all before and it had lost the WOW factor on my second viewing of it.
(Rats, stencil artists friend since 81′)
It can’t be easy for Nick to show off his skills and really impress an audience who have seen this type of work before, for starters his work is not as well known or as well executed as Banksys nor is it as original or groundbreaking as Blek le rats, therefore i was really expecting him to show off something truly amazing that would give him an original and much needed identity. unfortunately he didn’t deliver at this show.
However, if your new to Nick walker then you’ll love seeing his humorous multi-canvas paintings for the first time, they were a real highlight of the show and something he does extremely well. If you’ve seen this type of work before and it hasn’t impressed you before then i don’t think Nick Walker will convert you.
Exhibition rating – 5 out of 10
(One of Nicks multi-canvas pieces)