Posts Tagged ‘documentary’

March 8, 2018

We’re no expert when it comes to the fine tuning of label contracts and the bureaucracy that’s probably involved in the process, but we are glad that Austalian pop phenom Betty Who seems very content with her new return to independent status, and her first single as an indie artist is easily one of our favorite tracks from her in awhile. While Ignore Me has been picking up a lot of acclaim (check out our feature, here), it seems this new arrangement has also afforded the songbird a chance to make a sweet cameo on Dutch producer Don Diablo’s latest soaring dance anthem. Higher takes us on a swift serotonin ascent with its high energy, luscious pumping house, plus its music video is a barrage of amazing animal footage, including some adorable felines. Aside from music, animals and nature are probably my biggest passions. Combined with Don Diablo’s lifting opus and Betty Who’s sonorous vocals, this audio-visual package is pure sensory heaven. So why the critters and creatures? Higher is the title song for a wildlife feature film named Wild Amsterdam, playing in cinemas across Holland right now. Learn more about the film, here. Higher is taken from Don Diablo’s album, FUTURE, released last month and available, here.

OFFICIAL VID: Elbow – New York Morning

January 29, 2014

Moving into more sentimental territory with one of today’s best new music videos. The visual for Manchester alt rock band Elbow’s New York Morning is a profound, moving mini documentary about a couple that grew up in old New York. Get ready for some subtitle reading, but it’s well worth it. The song itself is a beautiful piece off Elbow’s coming sixth studio album The Take Off and Landing Of Everything out March 10.

OFFICIAL VID: Elbow – New York Morning

January 29, 2014

Moving into more sentimental territory with one of today’s best new music videos. The visual for Manchester alt rock band Elbow’s New York Morning is a profound, moving mini documentary about a couple that grew up in old New York. Get ready for some subtitle reading, but it’s well worth it. The song itself is a beautiful piece off Elbow’s coming sixth studio album The Take Off and Landing Of Everything out March 10.

November 14, 2013
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119987732/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Alright, let’s finish up for now with something more energetic. In fact, this is kind of epic. Why? Because it’s a collaboration between trap talents Baauer and RL Grime! Yep! Both of them! On ONE track! Pennsylvania trap and bass producer Baaur was bus touring with Los Angeles trap and bass producer RL Grime (as well as Ryan Hemsworth!), and together, they created Infinite Daps, and it’s a helluva trap anthem replete with rolling snares and bountiful amounts of griminess. They also created a documentary for their tour (also called Infinite Daps) to go with it all. Watch below. 

November 14, 2013
http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119987732/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

Alright, let’s finish up for now with something more energetic. In fact, this is kind of epic. Why? Because it’s a collaboration between trap talents Baauer and RL Grime! Yep! Both of them! On ONE track! Pennsylvania trap and bass producer Baaur was bus touring with Los Angeles trap and bass producer RL Grime (as well as Ryan Hemsworth!), and together, they created Infinite Daps, and it’s a helluva trap anthem replete with rolling snares and bountiful amounts of griminess. They also created a documentary for their tour (also called Infinite Daps) to go with it all. Watch below. 

The xx documentary

December 18, 2012

You can never get too much of The xx in one day. Pitchfork presented a 3 part documentary well worth checking out if you’re a fan. All 3 parts below. Enjoy. By the way, I’m playing catchup again since I had connectivity issues, so I might have to keep some things short and to the point. May have to share at odd hours or play catchup tomorrow too. Please bear with me. 

Sleep Alone remix and 2 parts of a 4 part 2DCC documentary

August 31, 2012

Two Door Cinema Club announced a great deep house remix of their new hit single Sleep Alone. It’s titled the Whatever Whatever Remix. Also, they have a 4 part documentary they are releasing part by part. Right now, 2 parts are out for viewing pleasure on Youtube. Stream the remix and those first two parts of the doc below and try to get your fill of red hot awesome Irish band 2DCC! They’ve done a superb job on their sophomore album. They’ve solidified their status as here-to-stay dance-punk rockers.

Sleep Alone (Whatever Whatever Remix): http://www.twitmusic.com/embed/songs/two-door-cinema-club-sleep-alone-whatever-whate

What We See documentary parts 1 and 2 (out of 4, last two yet to be released):

Snoop Lion

July 31, 2012

I know the news world is totally in a tizzy about the whole Snoop Lion affair (and I mean the WHOLE news world, not just the music news world). It’s splashed all over every news source, being debated by everyone, some think it’s lame, some don’t, yadda yadda yadda. We first got an inkling of what was going on about two weeks ago, when I posted Snoop’s La La La, the first preview off his Diplo/Major Lazer reggae collaboration. Today, we learned that there was a lot more to it… they have recorded a whole album together and the Dogg has announced to the world that he has, in fact, been reincarnated as Snoop Lion. His outlook as a reggae artist is one of positivity, and he wanted that reflected in his new name, despite all the money in the world tied into to the famous name Snoop Dogg. La La La was pretty good, so if there’s good music to backup this project, who’s to judge him for wanting to take a different direction artistically after SOOOO many long years of success as rap’s great Snoop Dogg? It’s not like Ron Artest or Ochocinco where it’s just some odd name change. It’s not like Puff Daddy to P Diddy to Diddy to whatever. There’s actually a huge artistic concept behind this. I say good for him. In the meantime, a trailer surfaced for a documentary film produced by VICE Films in partnership with Snoopadelic Films. It contains footage of Snoop’s trip to Jamaica where he recorded his album with Diplo. It shows his transformation, and supposedly, shows how that resulted in his “reincarnation”. Looks pretty good. Might be a nice one to catch, and let’s hear what comes next before we are too quick to judge, shall we? I’ll reshare La La La below as well.

GRIMES – En El Laberinto

July 9, 2012

Thank you, Pitchfork for putting together this awesome 10+ minute documentary called En El Laberinto. The focus of the doc? The all too hot at the moment experimental indie pop star GRIMES, aka Claire Boucher. Mesmerizing stuff. The footage includes snippets of her set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival where she played possibly her biggest crowds yet. Don’t fret, Claire, that’s nothing compared to what’s coming up on the rest of your summer fest circuit and at your other huge gigs! She’s definitely one of the most intriguing figures right now in the burgeoning indie pop scene. 

RE:GENERATION streaming on Hulu

March 23, 2012

Remember that little documentary produced by The Grammys pooling a ton of talent from all genres together to make music magic? You can now watch RE:GENERATION for free. It’s an hour and 22 minutes long, so make sure you have the time to sit down and enjoy it. Again, here’s the info on what this is all about:

RE:GENERATION is a feature length documentary that explores the history of music through the eyes of five modern DJ/Producers. The extremely talented DJs embark on a musical odyssey to create a cutting edge electronic track inspired by one of five traditional musical genres: Jazz, R&B, Country, Classical and Rock.

In addition to Skrillex working with The Doors, the project, which is actually co-produced by the Grammys, brought in DJ Premier to produce a classical track with Nas and the Berklee School of Music Orchestra; Pretty Lights, who produced a country song with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley; the Crystal Method, who traveled to Detroit to record an R&B track with Martha Reeves; and Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Erykah Badu, members of the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty for a jazz tune in New Orleans.

FIVE DJs TURN THE TABLES ON THE HISTORY OF MUSIC

Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’s biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.

Without further ado, here’s RE:GENERATION Music Project (2012):

UPDATE: Ugh, I apologize for the autoplay and just spent a large period of time trying to figure out how to disable it. I HATE autoplay. I’ve used all the codes I know of for disabling autoplay and hulu continues to autoplay it. I’ll try to figure it out some more and if it still doesn’t work, I may take this off and see if I can find a non-Hulu version, which I doubt.

UPDATE 2: Yep, can’t turn off the autoplay for some reason, so I took the embed off. Just go here to watch. I really don’t want it auto playing crap when you load the page, it’s such a pain. =)

http://www.hulu.com/watch/335303/regeneration-music-project