30.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

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Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.

Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”


Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Mike Giant

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Enjoyed this thorough profile on legendary graffiti, tattoo, and fine artist Mike Giant. I’m sure he cringed when he saw the titles in this video though, they’re so bad! Watch it below.

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27.08.15 by Staff

Music Video: Sheep, Dog & Wolf “Breathe”


Fantastic job by directing duo, Thunderlips, for New Zealand musician, Daniel McBride a.k.a. Sheep, Dog & Wolf. Similar vibe to The Mercadantes’ work but a little edgier. Watch various people, in various states of breathlessness, in the video for “Breathe” below!

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Ishtar X Tussilago


Longboarding isn’t my thing, but the cinematography here is beautiful. Maceo Frost’s film features downhill longboarder, Ishtar Backlund, the music of Swedish rock band Tussilago, and the mountains of Norway. Watch below!

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Music Video: A$AP Rocky “Everyday”


Love the new video for A$AP Rocky’s “Everyday”, directed by Emmanuel Cossu and Fleur & Manu. The video depicts the price of fame, opening with the rapper facedown in a pool, dead. Rod Stewart is sampled on the Mark Ronson-produced track (Hudson Mohawk and several others share production credits) and briefly appears in the video along with Miguel and Ronson.

Watch “Everyday” below.

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26.08.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: Nike SB & Quartersnacks

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Nike SB and Quartersnacks present Johnny Wilson’s latest video, “Core”. As competition skating and circus stunt “extreme” sports only get more ridiculous, good ol’ street skating is the thing I enjoy watching the most.

Bobby Worrest, Hjalte Halberg, Nick Boserio, Antonio Durao, Cyrus Bennett, Max Palmer and Andrew Wilson spend a week rolling around upstate New York. Watch “Core” below.

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25.08.15 by Jeff

Video Portrait: Surfer Craig Anderson


Enjoyed this experimental portrait of surfer Craig Anderson, directed by Desillusion’s editor, Sebastien Zanella. Watch “La Danse Macabre” below.

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