Soccer Heat

What a weekend! Amerika and England defeated, taking it - well - more or less professional like Superpowers and Ex-Empires usually do. Love the Headline above!
The temperatures weren't funny anymore, making it a struggle to find AC'd Bars to watch the games. The picture below was taken on the roof this morning at 9:30.

Looks like that's gonna be one hell of a summer - I wish I could hang out in a pool like this: 200m high on top of 3 buildings in Singapore:


From Brooklyn with Love Volume 1

Finally got to make a new mixtape on the weekend, it's the first in a series of 90 minute tapes I am planning to put out this summer. Starting with a deep house selection in volume 1 I am hoping to also mix up some UK-Funk or whatever that new Dupstep slash 2Step thing is called. UK-Step? And then maybe some slower, more beat-heave things. Anyway, I hope you like it and that it sweetens your summer a bit.

Length 1:31:16
104,5 MB
mp3 160Kbps

Track list:

1 Phonique Feat. Erlend Oye - For The Time Being
2 The Lost Men - Pace Of Mind
3 Spectacle - Prism
4 Ben Westbench - Hang Around (Wahoo Main Mix)
5 Motor City Drum Ensemble - Frontin
6 MHM 1 - Bubububadub
7 Madioko N Rafika - Ellelli (Kalabrese Remix)
8 Jazzanova feat. Phonte - Look What You're Doin' To Me (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
9 Jimpster - Just The Kind Of Girl
10 Sygaire - The Time is Now (Shur-I-Kan Perspective)
11 Lars Bartkuhn - Goodbye Dancing Hello God ( Arto Mwambe Remix)
12 Boom Clap Bachelors - Love (Tuff City Kids Remix)
13 James Curd - We Just Won't Stop
14 Lo-Fi-Fnk - Marchin' in (Astronomer Remix)
15 DJ T. - Dis (Solomun Remix)
16 Addison Groove - Footcrab (James Braun Edit)
17 Carl Craig - Angel (Keith Kemp's Western Addition Mix)
18 Midland & Ramadanman - Your Words Matter
19 Roska - Sheppard
20 Soulphiction - Ghana Wadada (The Lost Men Remix)
21 Wechsel Garland - Swim (Kosi's swi-edit)



Diskorobot Mixes

My friend Diskorobot, member of Klub 7 from Berlin dropped two wonderful deephouse mixes. Can't stop listening to them, perfect for bike rides & running!!!


DiSKOROBOTS THIS MIX IS NEW djmix by What! What! Records

Helen: Bobos Brain

Helen created this amazing sculpture of her new characters brain for the 10 year psyop anniversary
art show. Check out all the beautiful little details and the making off on her Behance page...


commercials and stuff, June 2010

Here we go again with a little selection of things that caught my eyes over the recent weeks from the beautiful world of advertisement:

#1 Soccer Spots

Of course we are all really excited for the World Cup in South Africa, and here are 3 spots about that:
The first one is of course the most epic one for Nike, Wieden & Kennedy got Director Alejandro G. Iñarritu and the Mill to create this 3 minute madness with all your favourite Players. The
Question I have to ask myself - what is coming next? A 10 minute one? A feature film for the next World Cup? Who knows. As long as it is entertaining nobody really cares I guess.

Sticky Monster Labs from Seoul approached the hype with some nice character animation, also for Nike:

And last but not least another gorgeous 3D character animation by PepperMellon from Argentina and Stink, for the Guardian Newspaper, enjoy.
Watch Hi-Res here CLICK and Low-Res here CLICK.

#2 Paint Spots

After spending long hours comping shots for the Sherwin Williams Spots my awareness for other paint related commercials rose and I stumbled over this Dulux project here which looks really interesting: "Walls" directed by Adam Berg at Glassworks.

#3 Universal Everything

The UK based studio around the brothers Matt and Simon Pyke created a dozen fascinating logo reveals, using dynamics and fluid simulations for AOL. Recently, I found the time to watch them all in a row and I can recommend the same thing to you, dear reader. Here are a few of round 2, go to their Vimeo Channel to see the previous ones as well.

I like the way Universal Everything are mixing up technology and design in order to create something that looks so fresh and so interesting. Their website is certainly worth exploring, many inspiring projects up there, especially the collaborations for MTV with Russian Wunderkind Maxim Zhestkov, who just released his latest piece "Recursion" (you should watch it full screen):

#4 Print Campaigns

more of these here: CLICK

#5 Music Video

Kylie just released the latest single "All the Lovers" and in the video directed by Joseph Kahn, beautiful young people make out in white underwear and slow motion. Also to look out for: the white horse, the white doves and a skyscraper high pile of couples making out. Wow.

#6 Empty LA

Photographer Matt Logue created a series of pictures missing the most important object in Los Angeles: Cars. After being stuck on the massive freeways of this ridiculous city I really enjoyed seeing these. Check out the entire Empty LA project here: CLICK

I doubt that these pictures are retouched, and the project seems a bit like an hommage to the work of the Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano, who spent 10 years working and waiting on "Tokyo Nobody" (from 2001) to get sites in one of the most crowded cities in the world empty of cars and pedestrians:

Also, Ross Ching created this time lapse video, inspired by Matt Logues pictures:

# 7 Kings of Convenience

We were lucky to see the Norwegian folk duo last Friday an I must say this was by far one of the most beautiful and touching shows I've ever been to. The Sound was amazing, the crowd was quiet, their voices and guitar play incredible, every song gave me shivers and goosebumps. To honor their music and to get in a summer mode here the 2 videos from their latest album "Declaration of Dependence".
"Boat Behind"

'Mrs. Cold"


Sherwin Williams - Bees

Finished this one 2 weeks ago, just couldn't find any time to post it on the blog yet.
We comped completely in Nuke this time and it was a great workflow, way faster and more precise than After Effects.
Stay tuned, there is one more Sherwin Spot coming soon, to a blog near you, and apparently it's gonna be the prettiest
of the three! Click on the pictures to watch Bees buzzin.