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[WATCH] Whateverest: No Bad Days; The “Inspiration” For Terje’s Inspector Norse

Time to familiarize yourself with Norwegian DJ Todd Terje. Terje has risen to electronic European prominence since the early 2000s. His tracks bring a euphoric mix of 80’s synths and euro-disco to make listeners feel like they’ve been transported to a funk dance party and have earned Terje spots at Sonar, Pitchfork, and Coachella. His most famous track, Inspector Norse, is a funky,[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Shambhala Music Festival Releases Aftermovie & 2016 Tickets

Despite the end of festival season and winter slowly creeping on the horizon, one event has already set its eyes on next year’s gathering - Shambhala Music Festival, British Columbia’s long-standing bass music outpost. While most are mourning the end of the season, Shambhala has provided festival fans with a reason to rejoice - not only have they released their 2015 aftermovie,[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Chaim Machlev’s Stunning Tattoo Art Comes to Life in “Dots to Lines”

Tattooing has captivated communities the world over for thousands of years. The first documented tattoo was found on a Chinchorro mummy from 6000 BC. To some cultures like the Egyptians and Japanese, tattooing held great religious significance and represented a connection to spiritual ideals. Other cultures used tattooing as a way of signifying social caste, militia, and even criminal[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Painting Music: Tim Bavington Transforms Sheet Music Into Abstract Paintings

Tim Bavington combines two things he loves - music and painting - in a creative way to fabricate one truly unique style all his own. He has devised a way to paint songs - not a picture or representation of a line or lyric from the song, but the song itself. Bavington turns a song into a painting by using a solid line of color to represent each note, his own interpretation of the[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Julia Wolfe Shows Burning Man’s “Black Rock City” Is For Kids Too

Music lovers often keep an eye out for the festival with the biggest lineups and the best bang for their buck. Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening Music Festival, and others of the like continue to gather massive crowds each summer, and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Faithful festival-goers, however, should recognize that this is not the only type of[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Interactive Tabletop Installation ‘Kinetic Sand’

The company Adrien M / Claire B is in the spotlight once again, introducing their new project that features kinetic sand on an interactive table that responds to touch. Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne are well known throughout the digital and performing arts community for their numerous performances that meshing graphic design with interactive dance, such as[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] What’s Diss? Australian Street Artist Buff Diss Makes Designs That Stick

How do we improve? How do we take the ordinary and make it unique? It doesn’t just happen, it requires inspiration. Some of the greatest innovators in modern arts are the street artists around the world who, despite sanctions of legality, bring life to the mundane. We have seen its many popular forms; paint, mosaic, decal, and so on, but in all true art forms, there are no[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Shawn Wasabi Gets [Sugar] High and Releases a Must Hear Mashup

Shawn Wasabi is anything but your typical producer. Fueled by junk food inspiration, an array of lights and colors that would make a rainbow put on sunglasses, and a custom-built DJ Tech Tools Midi Fighter, this California native has been assembling some of the craziest and most diverse mash-ups to hit the internet.     After a 10 month hiatus, Shawn has released his[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] 3D-Printed Sculptures Create Otherworldly Illusions In Blooms

Blooms is the new candidate for the coolest optical illusion our eyes have ever been perplexed by. John Edmark, a design teacher at Stanford University, created the magic by spinning a series of 3D-printed sculptures on a flat surface and capturing the motion with a high-speed camera. Sounds simple enough, but the resulting animation is dazzling; the sculptures appear to be rotating[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] J.viewz Shows Producers How To Score A $5 Drum Pad

Fans of electronic music know that the genre certainly is constantly evolving and always reaching territories previously unthought of. Raving, clubbing, and dancing to your favorite house tracks at two in the morning with a group of newly-made friends is only a fraction of the excitement within the music; it seems that every week producers are surprising fans with totally awesome new[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Stroll Through Atmeture, An Environment That Breathes Along With You

“Atmeture” is an art and design piece that was constructed for the inaugural Fire & Fright Festival, which ran the week of Halloween in Letchworth, UK. The large, interactive tunnel acted as a centerpiece for the festival and was brought to life periodically for key nights of the event. The studio Loop.pH, founded by design duo Rachel Wingfield and Mathias Gmatchl, has done a[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] What’s In My Baggie? Takes an Honest Look at the Festival Drug Scene

As festival culture continues to balloon and expand into the mainstream, there remains one big topic that's often skirted around: drug culture. It is a divisive and sometimes uncomfortable subject, with some believing that psychoactive chemicals enhance the experience while others claiming that their presence not only makes these events dangerous, but also pulls the focus away from the[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] South Korean “Light Barrier” Pushes the Boundaries of Performance Art

Mimi Son is a South Korean based artist with exhibitions that span across the globe including installations in Prague, Seoul, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Russia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. As a co-founder of the Kimchi and Chips art studio in Seoul, Son uses her studies in interactive storytelling and design to explore the concepts of imagined reality within the physical world. A[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Hakanaï — A Performance In Light and Movement

She stands, surrounded by four walls of light. As she stretches her arms upward, the light comes to life. The grid projection transforms, changing shape and scaling upward with her. She begins to dance, and as she does, light and motion are married, her dancing one with the environment. It’s a hypnotic, magical, and inspiring experience.     This is Hakanaï, a visual[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Moog Music: Old School American Manufacturing on a New Frontier of Sound

When asked what defines American musical instruments and sounds, it’s pretty fair to say many members of the electronic community are missing out. While companies like Gibson, Fender, and Zildjian have become household names of instrument manufacturers for fans across all categories of music, it’s time to familiarize yourself with Moog Music - the East Coast company that has been[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Artist Beeple Sees No Line Between Sight and Sound

  Mike Winkelmann, better known as Beeple, has a very different approach to art than most. Known for his self-described “cinema 4d projects,” the Neenah, Wisconsin-based visual artist takes a unique, synesthetic approach to production, meshing visuals with sonics to fantastic effect. This goes far beyond basic visualizations, though. Winkelmann’s aim is for direct[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Johnnyrandom Constructs Bicycle Beats In “Bespoken”

Have you ever stood outside on a rainy night? You hear the delicate splashes of raindrops on your deck and the dull roar of cars driving by on the road. In those moments, it may feel like your surroundings are creating their own natural symphony. Meet Johnnyrandom, a man inspired by the natural symphonies of bicycles. An avid bike rider during his childhood, Johnnyrandom thought one[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Bioluminescent Forest Uses Projection Mapping to Highlight Nature

As you walk through the forest — whether on your own hiking ventures, as a brief getaway, or during a festival — you’re essentially entering another world. As the light scatters through the leaves, casting shadows in hypnotic patterns, with no sound but birdcalls filling your ears, it’s not unrealistic to get lost in your surroundings. Far away from traffic jams, nonstop texts,[...] Read more >>

[WATCH] Electric Forest Announces 2015 Trailer, On-Sale Ticket Dates

Despite some uncertainty about the exact future of the festival earlier this year,  Electric Forest has released an official announcement stating that tickets for 2015’s festival will go on sale next week. Next year’s festival will take place at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI from June 25th to June 28th. Like last year, Forest is hooking up the loyal fans of festivals’ past[...] Read more >>