Category Archives: Design

SMACK Nightclub in Leamington Spa, UK

This club looks absolutely insane. SMACK Nightclub. Here’s a little video of the lighting and sound system they have set up. What would be really cool is if they put these lights on the ground as well. Enjoy this run-by video of the club to “Hold On” by HOUSE/Dubstep DJ Rusko ft. Amber Coffman.

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Röyksopp – “What Else Is There?” [VIDEO]

The design in this video is absolutely outstanding. A very innovative design to mix with the creative sounds of Röyksopp from Norway. Here is the video for “What Else Is There?”

Cinnamon Chasers – Luv Deluxe [VIDEO]

Cinnamon Chasers killed it with their award winning video for “Luv Deluxe”, taking South By Southwest’s 2010 Video of The Year, along with 2010 Vimeo Awards shortlist. Here more from their website, and enjoy the video!

Medley on HomeMade PVC Pipe Instrument [VIDEO]

This thing looks amazing for being homemade. Watch as Snubby J rips up some well known tracks for his college class.

Here is the RUNDOWN:

Songs are…

-Office Theme Song (0:18)
-Linus and Lucy (0:38)
-Turkish March (1:13)
-Mario Brothers Theme (1:27)
-In the Hall of the Mountain King (1:54)
-Bad Romance (2:07)
-Viva La Vida (2:50)
-Like a Virgin (3:03)
-Crazy Train (3:23)
-Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (4:01)
-James Bond Theme (4:15)
-Pirates of the Caribbean Theme (4:35)
-The Final Countdown (featuring my friend, Quin) (4:56)

Sweet Music Interface – The Music Rainbow

Music Rainbow is a simple user interface to discover artists. The user controls the interface with a knob which can be turned (to select an artist) and pushed (to listen to music from the selected artist).

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This demonstration is based on a collection containing 558 artists. The artists are projected onto a circle. Artists whose music is similar are placed close to each other. The similarity is computed by analyzing the audio contents of their songs. A “travelling salesman” algorithm is used to map the artists on the circle.

Colors encode different styles of music. Words describe different regions of the rainbow. These words are automatically extracted from web pages mentioning the artists.

The right side shows a magnification. The selected artist is highlighted in white. The box in the lower right summarizes the selected artist with words and colors.

User Input:
Turn the knob to select an artist. Push the knob to listen to the selected artist.

This was back in 2007..make this a cool touch app for the ipad or something and it’d be awesome!

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MysteryGuitarMan – Stop-Motion Guitar Symphony [VIDEO]

I absolutely love how he acts like he doesn’t know how to play guitar at all in the beginning. What an awesome concept for song composition. Well played.

Oren Lavie – Her Morning Elegance [VIDEO]

Stumbled-Upon this awesome stop-motion music video also to find a great musician in Oren Lavie. Thankfully he is an independent artist and look forward to getting in touch with him so we can get you some more of these amazing songs. Check out his site to hear more from this album. Enjoy the video.

Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt

This is an amazing beat to some very trippy video footage.

Music by DJ Shadow.

Featuring original, unedited 16mm footage from a Bolex H16 RX-4/SB camera.

D.I.Y. DeadMau5 Head [VIDEO]

After seeing the famous house DJ, DeadMau5, at the Treasure Island Music Festival, Michael Cobra‘s 3 year old son decided he wanted to be that for Halloween. Check out this awesome video as Michael creates this perfect DeadMau5 head from scratch to the hit, “Strobe”.

Fluxus & The Theatre of Eternal Music – “B flat Dorian Blues” 1962 [Video]

The Theatre of Eternal Music, sometimes later known as The Dream Syndicate,[1] was a mid-sixties musical group formed by La Monte Young [2] that focused on experimental drone music. It featured the performances of La Monte YoungJohn CaleAngus MacLiseTerry JenningsMarian ZazeelaTony ConradBilly Name,Jon Hassell, Alex Dea and others. The group is stylistically tied to the Neo-Dada aesthetics of Fluxus and the post-John Cage noise music continuum.   Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Eternal_Music

Fluxus: a name taken from a Latin word meaning “to flow”—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s. They have been active in Neo-Dada noise music and visual art as well as literatureurban planningarchitecture, and design. Fluxus is often described as intermedia, a term coined by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins in a famous 1966 essay.

Among its early associates were Joseph Beuys, Dick Higgins, Nam June Paik, Wolf Vostell, La Monte Young, Joseph Byrd, and Yoko Ono who explored media ranging from performance art to poetry to experimental music to film. They took the stance of opposition to the ideas of tradition and professionalism in the arts of their time, the Fluxus group shifted the emphasis from what an artist makes to the artist’s personality, actions, and opinions. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s (their most active period) they staged “action” events, engaged in politics and public speaking, and produced sculptural works featuring unconventional materials.

The Fluxus Manifesto:

Long Live the Fluxus