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!

homemade instruments made of imagination
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?



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


homemade instruments made of imagination


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.

18.04.12 by Jeff

“Guns” by Eclectic Method

Guns by Eclectic Method
If you like action movies go see The Raid. I just saw it last night and I haven’t seen an action movie that good since Hard-Boiled (all good action movies have a character named Mad Dog). None of that has anything to do with “Guns”, a video remix by Eclectic Method.

Watch the video below!

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27.03.12 by Jeff


Playground.is The Human Statues, Its So Simple
There is a scene in Efterklang’s film “An Island” where the band performs with local people from a small town and although it is obvious that most of them are not musicians they are all playing instruments alongside the band. It is a beautiful scene (I admit I shed a tear the first time I watched it), and I was so inspired by it I began brainstorming ways that I could create a similar experience with bands here in Vancouver. I didn’t take the idea any further than my notepad.

Last week I discovered that some fellow Vancouverites have started doing this very thing! They call it Playground. The premise is simple: One band, one audience, one goal. Create a song together, and then record it in less than an hour.

Watch a video of the most recent Playground event below!

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15.07.11 by Jeff

Booooooom. Summer. Mix.

If you are a total babe you are allowed to download this mix. I spent waaaaaay too long making this thing. Please share it with all the good looking people you know. Get it NOW.

Hana - a booooooom summer mix for a total babe

Dedicated to Hana.

Photo by my talented friend, Agnes Thor.

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14.07.11 by Jeff


First taste of the new M83 double album! INTENSE!

m83 echoes video

Watch the video below!

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28.06.11 by Jeff

Spirit Family Reunion

Invisible Children and La Blogotheque present the Silver Series, 25 bands in a park to bring light to the 25 year long war in East Africa. This is “I’ll Find A Way” by Spirit Family Reunion. Love it!

Invisible Children La Blogotheque Spirit Family Reunion Ill Find A Way Silver Series SXSW

Watch the live performance below!

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22.06.11 by Jeff

Bloom (Disney Remix)

Nick Bertke (aka Pogo) is back again, slicing and dicing vocal samples and musical chords from various Disney films. Dear Nick, please remix Studio Ghibli films next!

bloom video disney remix music samples pogo
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28.02.11 by Jeff

Ryan Mauskopf

“Spirit Quest Journey” by Professor Soap aka Ryan Mauskopf.

spirit quest journey prefessor soap ryan mauskopf

Watch the animation below!

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