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“Electrifying China” Documentary Trailer

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Earlier this year some Dutch documentarians got in touch and did some research on the underground music scene in Chengdu. This is the trailer for their film, which is being first shown at Melkweg in Amsterdam on October 21st, 2016. I am looking forward to checking it out!

If you haven’t already, check out the Chengdu Underground Vibes documentary which was released just a few months ago: Chengdu Underground Vibes

Published on October 7, 2016

Song of the Day #200: Anvil

Lorn – Anvil

Lorn is a Milwaukee based electronic producer who signed with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label in 2009. This stupendously well produced music video includes the description:

The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released and made mandatory to all. A fusion of both Japanese and Belgian comics inspirations and sensibilities, such as Ghost in the Shell, Akira or Peter & Schuiten’s work. “Anvil” invites us on a journey through the eyes of a young woman in her final moments on earth.

Song #200

Well, this is it. I think I’m done with this project. It has lasted more than 6 years, starting with Beck’s Deadweight (released almost exactly 20 years ago, in 1996 on Odelay). It has been a lot of fun to look back on these songs even now, which I’m sure will only become more interesting as more time passes.

I will create a page/post to list all of the songs soon. And then perhaps create a series of mixes to include all of the songs (which was the original idea when starting this project).

Published on September 22, 2016

Song of the Day #199: Safe

Dumbfoundead – Safe

New song from LA-based rapper Dumbfoundead with a brilliant visual treatment. The song is commentary on the Academy Awards race controversy.

Published on May 30, 2016

Song of the Day #198: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Prince, Tom Petty & Friends – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Watch Prince’s guitar solo in the last half of this song. It is┬átremendous.

Very sad to see one of the greatest musicians of my generation pass away. I never got to see Prince, but I came close. In 2014 I went to see him in Oakland, California but it was not meant to be.

Another must-see clip is this one: Prince Performs “Purple Rain” During Downpour at Super Bowl XLI

Published on April 22, 2016

Song of the Day #197: Worlds Falling Apart

Comfort Fit – Worlds Falling Apart

Comfort Fit is a Berlin-based producer who makes what he called “Modern Mind Music”. Check out the album that this song was released on (also titled Worlds Falling Apart) here: Comfort Fit on Bandcamp

Published on April 19, 2016