05.04.10 by Jeff

Tightrope

“Tightrope” by Janelle Monae. Directed by Wendy Morgan.

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Watch the video below!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • love the dancing and the last couple minutes, especially the “moving through the wall effect”

  • fiorella

    nice groove to start the day with. thanks, man!

  • the big boi part reminds me how much i want another outkast album

    • fiorella

      wouldn’t that be sweet!
      i’d love to have a pair of those cool dancing shoes and slide for fun.

    • clif

      thank you! I knew I wasn’t the only one!

      dear Andre 3000 and Big Boi,

      please get your shit together and do another album.

      sincerely,
      planet earth

  • Not so secret crush on Janelle Monae. Shutter Island + Foot Loose + vintage Soul Train + robots + Outkast doesn’t make any sense at all, but somehow makes perfect sense.

    • not unlike your artwork! wonderfully absurd

      • fiorella

        now that you mentioned it, i checked out scott’s website. i love your artwork and concept behind it, scott, and the website is great, btw. i like the astronaut character and the fact that he never takes his helmet off, as if he couldn’t trust the air. very cool.

      • Ha. Thanks!

  • Miko Ambayec

    <3 those shoes

    • severine

      love the shoes too!
      Seriously, nice groove and dance. the way she moves and dances is fresh and original currently. We see so much pretty girls dancing always with the same style!
      Interesting video too, like the grading and atmosphere, the is something reminding me The Noisettes” Never forget you…
      Thanks for this

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  • i am hopelessly addicted to this song/video.

  • azer

    can anyone point me to the reason why we are seeing sooo many instances of this mirror masked cowl thing? In the past 3 months, 3 videos all with the same gag, Yeasayer, Dead Weather, and now this? It’s almost laughable at this point, its a good looking gag, i’m just trying to figure out where this meme came from.

    • its from a 1940s film by maya deren called ‘meshes of the afternoon’ – not sure why so many are referencing it now

  • AMR

    I’m really digging this video! I’m gonna be tightropin’ it all over the place. I think Janelle is very underrated and has the potential to be an icon so I don’t mind her black and white suits. Just pay attention to the music, it’s great!





29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.

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A selection of recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Greg Ito. See more images below or on display at Steve Turner gallery until October 8th.

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A selection of images from “The Bigger Picture” by photographer Tom Craig. More images below.

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Photos by Edouard Sepulchre. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Hollie Fernando

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Photos by London-based photographer Hollie Fernando. More images below.

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