26.08.14 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: Budweiser’s #MadeInAmericaFest

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Heads up to my LA friends, Budweiser’s Made In America Fest is coming to Grand Park, downtown LA, Labour Day Weekend (August 30th and 31st) and the event benefits the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The line up includes: Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, a million others. I’d go to see YG and DJ Mustard.

Full list of performers in the video below:

You can get 2 day tickets for here, or single day ticket for Aug 30th here, or single day ticket for August 31 here.

17.04.14 by Jeff

Cancer “Same Color As Digital Photography”

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This song on repeat. Cancer is a duo consisting of Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild (When The Saints Go Machine) and Kristian Finne Kristensen (Chorus Grant). Their debut “Ragazzi” comes out on Tambourhinoceros on June 9th.

 

24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.

 

22.10.13 by Jeff

Kutiman “Thru Tokyo”

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Kutiman, the famous Youtube remixer, is back! The artist has started a series now where he visits cities, records his own video clips, mashes them all together, and creates music. You might remember his last video “Thru Jerusalem”. This time he visits Tokyo!

Watch the “Thru Tokyo” video below!

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24.08.13 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: Zero 7 “On My Own”

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British duo Zero 7 return after severals years of radio silence and I’m loving this new direction. Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker deliver the chillest 9 minutes with vocals by Danny Pratt (AKA Danny Boy). Enjoy!

26.07.13 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: WRITER “I Make Neon”

 

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Nada put me onto WRITER awhile back and they’re one of my favourite bands right now. James, from the band, just passed me this sneak preview of their new 7″ and it rules. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

 

Pre-order via Nineteen98

30.01.13 by Jeff

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013

Next week I’m headed to Hawaii for Pow Wow Hawaii 2013. I look forward to this event all year and it’s finally that time again! Like last year, I’ll be living on the North Shore with a bunch of international artists in a beautiful house called the Utopium Estate.

Feb 11th-16th artists converge on the streets of Honolulu, painting murals and interacting with the community. There will also be youth art and music workshops, as well as lectures at the University of Hawaii.

 

Confirmed International Artists:

Dabs Myla (Melbourne)
Faith47 (South Africa)
Hannah Stouffer (SF)
Andrea Wan (Vancouver)
Dal (China)
Yoskay Yamamoto (Japan)
Jeff Soto (LA)
Nychos (Austria)
Roid (London)
Mare139 (NYC)
Sam Rodriguez (San Jose)
Madsteez (LA)
Eric Marcinizyn (Delaware)
Suitman (Hong Kong)
Wonderlust (Melbourne)
Alisa Ross (Missouri)
Askew (New Zealand)
Shark Toof (LA)
Neonski (SF)
Apex (SF)
Jase (SF)
Jim Mahfood (LA)
David Flores (LA)
123Klan (Montreal)
Flying Fortress (Germany)
Jeff Hamada (Vancouver)
Meggs (Melbourne)
Rone (Melbourne)
Phibs (Sydney)
Scribe (Missouri)
Trek6 (Miami)
Poesia (San Jose)
Erik Otto (SF)
Peap Tarr (Cambodia)
Lisa Mam (Cambodia)
Orly Locquiao (San Jose)
Mark Bode (SF)
Chaz Bojorquez (LA)

 
 
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16.08.12 by Jeff

Booooooom & MTV / Made of Imagination

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
After a couple months of secrecy I’m excited to finally announce our latest project: “Made of Imagination”.

This one’s a collaboration with MTV and Sony Xperia, so I think it’s safe to say this is the biggest one yet. Does that image give you any idea what we’re doing this time?

We’re building homemade instruments! Beautiful, hopefully ingenious, and probably ridiculous musical instruments. You can choose to re-make an existing instrument or invent a completely new one.

I’ve snagged a couple of the new Xperia Ion phones as prizes, and I’ll definitely throw in some Booooooom goodies too. There will be a prize for the most creative instrument and another for the best video performance! So if your instrument can actually make noises I’d love to see you perform a song with it!

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It’s up to you though! You can spend all your time building an insane instrument and forget the performance OR you can build a simpler instrument, figure out how to play a song with it, and create the ultimate performance video. The third option would be to build an insane instrument AND learn how to play it so masterfully that your performance video actually shatters the entire Internet and people get pregnant just from hearing the explosion.

Nada and I have also been put in charge of imagination.mtv.ca, a mini site made just for this project! We’ll be posting all your submissions over there, as well as craft instructionals, and creative videos to get you stoked. I’ll also post my favourite submissions here on Booooooom!

How does all this sound?

 

INSPIRATION!

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, check out:

1. Winning submissions to our Hack Job project

2. Handmade Vegetable Musical Instruments [VIDEO]

3. Kid plays PVC Instrument at Talent Show

 

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INSTRUCTIONS! READ ALL OF THIS!!!

1. Create an instrument using whatever materials you can find. Be creative, and actually build something! Don’t just turn a pot upside down and call it a drum. This is the fun part!

2. Take a good photo of your creation. Don’t spend hours making something and then take a bad cell phone photo!

3. (This step is optional) Record a video, performing a song with your instrument. Your performance may include real instruments too, but only  as back-ups and only if there are more hand-made instruments than real ones.

4. Submit your work to: projects@booooooom.com

Include the following information:

Your Name

Your City

Brief description of instrument(s)

Youtube/Vimeo link (if you made a video)

Song Title (if you made a video)

 

5. High-five yourself, you’re done.

 

By submitting your work you are giving us permission to post your work on the Internet and the right to distribute these images to publications that may want to write about this project. We will give full credit to you, the image makers, wherever possible.

The deadline for submissions is: September 26th 2012.