As long as I can think I have a crush on Japanese girls. And I think I told you already that I want to be a woman like this in my next life. So beautiful and perfect like Ai Shinozaki who is currently one of the cutest Japanese idols. The 21 year young bombshell is my absolutelyfavorite at the moment and luckily the internet is full of her. Spreads in magazines like V.W.S or EX MAX Special and tons of videos on youtube. Thanks god!
“Analog images looks always different and special, sometimes magical….” tells us young Spanish photographer Silvia Conde who is currently living in Germany. We fell in love with her Analog Diary, a collection of her personal memories and fragments of life.
What means photography to you? And why analog photography?
Photography is an art. I guess like for everybody else it’s a way of expressing myself. In my case, I specially enjoy photographing my everyday-life.
Regarding the analog style, it has something to do with the result: the light, the colours, the textures. Analog looks always different and special, sometimes magical. But it’s also about the manual work, the waiting, the surprises you can have. All these things give analog something that digital does simply not have.
What camera do you use?
Although I collect cameras, I specially shoot with a Yashica MG1 and a Olympus Trip 35. Sometimes I use an old Praktika TL 5B and a Zenit ET. Just this week I got a Canon A1, that I can’t wait to have on my hands.
Tell us a few words on your diary project?
Well, I think everybody should have an own diary, of any kind. In my opinion it’s a way of being able to look back and see what marked you. It’s about memories, about the passage of time, about what you’ve lived. And that’s actually what defines us. In my case, I have an analog diary.
Where do you see yourself in a few years?
I certainly don’t know, but I hope it’s doing something I enjoy.
Local Suicide is a site you´d better know about, as it´s always a great source of wonderful new music pearls. Like the new blow by Jon Hopkins. The London based electronic music producer just dropped out a stunning new visual for “Open Eye Signal” which will be out on digital soon and a white label 12″. Watching the video is like enjoying a movie full of great photography – a city kid taking us on a journey via skateboard including precious moments of a beautiful landscape bathed in bright golden sunlight.
Polyklamott is a charming Vienna based vintage fashion store with sweet and well sorted second hand stuff like training jackets and 70´s and 80´s dresses. The good news are that there will finally be a new website including an online shop – and this calls for a celebration. Austrian photographer Tatjana Schmidt did a new cool shot for them starring the two models Kardelen Ari and Sophie Gogl. Production and styling by Eva Zar and makeup & hair by Daniel Wutzl. And if you want to to join a get together with them watch out for the Spring/Summer Party on the 04.May including a sale with 30% off!
It’s almost unbelievable how quickly time goes by… It´s going to be 20 years since the first Sónar festival in Barcelona happened. During all those years this festival has presented a considerable amount of talented artists and bands. Also, Sónar has been able to expand its concept to other parts of our world – places like Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Osaka or Reykjavík. Like every year, in 2013 the festival program will be divided into a Day and Night part. The Line ups of Sónar festivals are always very colorful, so everyone can find his thing.
With celebrating their 20th anniversary, there will be some changes. After 19 years at the CCCB, the MACBA and the surrounding area, the festival is moving its daytime program to the Fira Montjuic area in Placa d’Espanya, an emblematic location in the city. The 4 stage concept of SonarVillage, SonarHall, SonarDôme and SonarComplex will be kept – furthermore, the capacity of all places will be increased! Plus, this new location is significantly nearer to Sónar by Night (its place remains the same). With the festival’s shuttle buses, you can get from one place to another in about 10 minutes! More about location & maps here.
Sónar+D. – another exciting change!
Sónar+D represents the evolution of the festival’s professional and new media areas, which represents a series of activities based around the same central theme: making the relationship between creativity, technology, mobility, innovation and business more visible and accessible. Sónar+D platform will offer workshops and hackathons, interactive installations, product demos and presentations, services and entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of creativity, technology and music. Attendees will also have a chance to participate on conferences and meetings with the biggest names of Sónar line up, as well as see live shows reflecting the culture of innovation through the use of new interactive devices. More about Sónar+D here.
Sónar is special. Sónar is something more than other summer festivals. Personally, I think one of the reasons for this incredible festival experience is because it’s in Barcelona. There is nothing better than besides enjoying good music to explore the beauty of this city as well. And relaxing or dancing on beaches is just another bonus. So, come & celebrate with Sónar its anniversary. You won’t regret.
Thursday 13th June : Sónar by Day
Liars, Lindstrom & Todd Terje, Karl Hyde, Sébastian Tellier, Gold Panda, Metro Area, Mykki Blanco, Francesco Tristano: Piano 2.0, Pascal Comelade + Richard Pinhas, Gluteus Maximus, Barcelona Laptop Orchestra, Evol, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Branko, JESSE and Jimi Tenor, Cassegrain, Panoram, Ulf Eriksson, C. Tangana, Wooky, Coágul, Tutu, TGES…
Friday 14th June : Sónar by Day
Sherwood & Pinch, Jamie Lidell, Modeselektro DJ set, Matthew Herbert DJ set, Foreign Beggards, Atom ™, Ólafur Arnalds Trio, Elektro Guzzi, bRUNA, La Bien Querida, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Hermutt Loby, ZA!, Sísý Ey, Jansky, CHRISTEENE, DZA, Palmbomen, Anenon, UMA, Baris K, BeGun, XTRNGR,…
Friday 14th June : Sónar by Night
Kraftwerk (3D show), Skrillex, Richie Hawtin presents ENTER., Two Door Cinema Club, Major Lazer, Bat For Lashes, Nicolas Jaar, Diplo, Richie Hawtin, Maya Jane Coles, Paco Osuna, C2C, Derrick May, Baauer, Raime, Angel Molina, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Karenn, Alvin Risk, Eats Everything, Oneman, Objekt, Antal, San Proper, Matthias Zimmermann, Alizzz, Thug Ladies, Arcanoid…
Saturday 15th June : Sónar by Day
Chromatics, TNGHT, AlunaGeorge, Mary Anne Hobbs, Darkstar, Skip & Die, Vatican Shadow, Dinos Chapman, Jackson and his Computer Band, Fatima Al Qadiri, Oddisee, Felix Kubin & James Pants, Beardyman, Krystal Klear, Nacho Marco, Samaris, Tiger Menja Zebra, Le K, Kidsuke, Mr. Beatnick, Satore, Sara Galán & Edu Comelles : Cello + Laptop, Drömnu, Lost Twin…
Saturday 15th June : Sónar by Night
Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrennes, Ed Banger 10: Justice DJ set + Busy P (ed banger megamix) + Breakpot, Jurasic 5, Soulwax, Hot Natured, Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Skream, Delorean, Mele, George Fitzgerald, Angel Molina, Anstam, Phon.o, Benjamin Damage, Bambounou, Coyu, Edu Imbernón, Nehuen b2b Cardopusher, Clockwork feat. Avatism, Vaal, César de Melero, Zero, Kimberly & Clark…
Kaan Sofuoğlu is a 21 years young photographer from İstanbul who is currently studying Art Design. His images at first sight show small details of life and moments, that you might otherwise have passed unnoticed. But that are even stronger and important at a second glimpse, also thanks to the expressive picture language of Kaan. “Most of the time the collective of life traumas is the same for all of us. Inconsistency, inconsequence, hidden loneliness. After creating cities as our own product, we have become the product of cities and crisis ourselves. As every single thing in the world is mortal, everything needs to feel its purpose. I am growing this one-time and in one city. All my fears are like everyone elses, to languish in the shadows of the walls without light. These pictures are like my soul when taking quick decisions with sudden emotional changes like an adolescent child. They document that I disciplined my soul from the era of fears. This can be also hope or anger. Hope is a emotion that shelters anger within it. All these photos are an excuse for my inconsistencies and inconsequence.”
“I’m flower from this city” is a series of photos with the purpose to convey the perception of the viewer and not only reality. However, due to the nature of the picture, it is also a document of moments, showing aesthetics and the universe of beauty. “While I was recording traces of reality and the universe of truth, it makes it visible that I have experienced psychological and personal feelings in my own life. First of all I am catching the atmosphere inside of me and then the truth in front of me, so I witness and interpret. As I know, every taste of bread, every taste of wine or every smell of a glass are not same for everyone. But the views related to f.e. the light is, and that is what is real. However connotations and mental act provide the matrix for a photo. That might be the reason why each photo contains a mystery. It hides a mystery in itself, that we are not always able to grasp.”
Digitalkarma geht am 04. Mai 2013 in der Grellen Forelle in die zweite Runde! Diesmal mit dem grandiosen Washington DC Duo Benoit & Sergio welches mit eingängigen elektronisch- verträumten Pop die Clubmusikwelt begeistert.
Wir verlosen 2×2 Tickets!
Einfach ein mail mit dem Betreff: “Karma #2” an firstname.lastname@example.org schicken und mit etwas Glück und guten Karma wirst du als Gewinner schriftlich benachrichtigt. Das Gewinnspiel endet automatisch am 02.05.2013 und der Rechtsweg ist natürlich wie immer ausgeschlossen. Viel Glück und see you there!
I am completely in love with this song “The Right Ones” by FRANCIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, an Austrian band that has somehow sadly slipped my attention until now. This tune is a real ear-catcher with a great sound and it´s running probably for the tenth time now and I just can´t get enough of it. And not to forget about the video, that takes me back to the city of London, where I spend some of my best years. Since Saturday the song is number 1 within the FM4 charts and it is the first single out of their great new album CACHE, that will be released on the 3rd of May on Siluh Records. From the 14th of May onwards Francis International Airport will present their latest work live in Austria and Germany. And since they are also stopping by in Berlin, my concert list is getting longer! Yeah!
“And how can you live like you’re not of this world I saw you burning, I saw you give up But no one feels safe and your kingdom is dust I saw you sleeping, I saw you wake up…”
Credits: music by Francis International Airport / lyrics by Markus Zahradnicek, Georg Tran / published by Siluh Rec /artwork by: Patrick Anthofer / master by Martin Scheer / mix by Alex Tomann / recordings: Zebo Adam& Alex Tomann / recorded & mixed at Beat4Feet Studios/ video: in co-operation with MUZU and director: Thomas Woschitz
Tickets: Link presented by FM4, Intro, Kleine Zeitung, Radio Soundportal, Rote Raupe with the friendly support of the Austrian music fonds
2013-05-03 CZE – Brno, Kabinet Múz 2013-05-14 AUT – Wien, WUK 2013-05-16 AUT – Graz, PPC 2013-05-17 AUT – Linz, Posthof 2013-05-22 GER – Leipzig, Werk 2 2013-05-23 GER – Berlin, Haus Ungarn (ex .HBC) 2013-05-24 GER – Hamburg, Uebel & Gefaehrlich 2013-05-25 NED – Utrecht, Tivoli 2013-06-01 AUT – Zwentendorf, Tomorrow Festival 2013-07-20 AUT – Inzersdorf (OÖ), Rock im Dorf 2013-08-17 AUT – Wattens, Wiesenrock Festival
“My music is not only about dancing techno stuff – it is also about trying to build some beautiful landscapes.”
Trentemøller, with whom we spoke about a year ago has just released a brand-new video and announced his tourdates, in which he will also support Depeche Mode in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Back in May he told us already that he is working hard on his new album, and Anders Trentemøller is currently putting the finishing touches to his upcoming third studio album which is due for release in September 2013. The first single will drop at the end of May. You can get a first glimpse of some of the new songs at the upcoming festival dates this summer – before Trentemøller heads out on an extensive worldwide tour starting this fall, supporting the new album. We can´t wait!
“Shades Of Marble” – has been recorded on the final concert @ Den Grå Hal, Christiana Copenhagen 2011 and is taken off his “Live in Copenhagen (special edition) album.
22.04.2013: live in copenhagen (special edition)/ digital album, mastered for iTunes (exclusive) 22.04.2013: into the great wide yonder (special edition)/ digital album, mastered for iTunes (exclusive) May 2013: new single September 2013: new album
Live tour Trentemøller:
14.06.13 Sweden, Hultsfred Festival
15.06.13 Denmark, Aarhus, Northside Festival
06.07.13 Netherlands, Pitch Festival
18.07.13 Belgium, Dour Festival
19.-21.07.13 Germany, Melt Festival
19.-21.07.13 Ireland, Longitude Festival
more dates will be added soon