06.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: Jessy Lanza & Jeremy Greenspan”

Episode #5 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy features Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan discussing their shared roots growing up in Hamilton, Ontario.

Visuals by Toronto-based animator Dylan Glynn. Music and sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

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

04.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction – Lunice & Ango & 247esp”

Here is the 4th episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy featuring Lunice, Ango and 247esp. The artists discuss creating an album together in a car as they drove across Canada.

Visuals by Montréal-based director and animator Malcolm Sutherland, with sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

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

 

22.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Voyager Golden Record

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When NASA launched Voyager I and II in 1977 they included a special recording created by a committee of artists and scientists chaired by astronomer Carl Sagan. The Voyager Golden Record was their attempt at encapsulating Earth and its inhabitants through sounds of music and nature, human (and whale) languages, and over 100 encoded images.

While originally intended for any extraterrestrials the spacecrafts might come across, special vinyl copies of the original phonograph record are being made available for the first time through Kickstarter! See more images and information below.

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13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction

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Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!

 

 

Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

 

01.09.16 by Staff

Bedouin Soundclash Explore New Sounds in New Orleans with #TheCreatorClass

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Our friends at #TheCreatorClass offer a glimpse into Bedouin Soundclash’s trip to New Orleans. Working closely with other musicians at the historic Preservation Hall, the Toronto-based band is accompanied by director and cinematographer Ben Graeme, who’s been chronicling their return from hiatus as they search for new sounds and collective inspiration. Check out the video and more images below!

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16.08.16 by Jeff

Chill Song of the Day: Indian Wells “Racquets”

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Boiler Room recently premiered a new track by Indian Wells and I’m diggin’ it. Artwork courtesy of Chiara Tomati. Have a listen below.

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12.08.16 by Jeff

Unreleased 52-Minute Wu-Tang Clan Freestyle From 1997

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Tim Westwood just blessed the Internet with an absolute gem from his collection! A little piece of history in the form of a freestyle session featuring ODB, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, and RZA going off for just under an hour. Listen to the entire thing below!

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09.07.16 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: Sammy Bananas – BLO

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Some very necessary sexy sax man music for your weekend listening pleasure, courtesy of @SammyBananas. Artwork by @Brendan aka Internet Bummer. Listen to it below!

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