SEE IT | Mash-up: Nicolas Monterrat’s Surreal Gifs Combine Old Found Images With Modern Animation

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French photographer and animator Nicolas Monterrat has a delightful Tumblr titled Un gif dans ta gueule…, which more or less translates to ‘A gif in your mouth.’ Monterrat takes historical photos, paintings and other images and animates them to create humorous and often rather surreal gifs. The attention to detail is incredible, and if you’re feeling a bit glum, looking through his playful archive of work will definitely brighten up your day.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: FKA twigs Set Up a GIF Diary of Her ‘Soundtrack 7’ Residency at Manchester International Festival

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We’re not surprised that the resident queen of cyber space has decided to document her seven-day residency of performance for the Manchester International Festival in GIF form via Tumblr. We are, however, really stoked that she’s decided to share her process in such a visually engaging and instant way. A picture may say a thousand words etc., but a GIF is video watching for the attention deficit generation. FKA twigs’ residency took place last week, and each day, she created and rehearsed a new dance piece. Oh, and she also found the time to direct seven different films that capture each performance. For anyone who wants a glimpse at twigs’ Soundtrack 7 project, her Tumblr page also includes photos and videos too (we just really like the GIFs).

July 20, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Rehash: #FBF As If! We Could Forget That ‘Clueless’ Turns 20 Years Old Today

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Clueless, the ‘90s teen movie that married Jane Austen’s Emma with a Noxzema commercial, is having its 20th anniversary this weekend, and we’re taking a minute to celebrate how it immortalized real and invented ‘90s vernacular. Because the majority writer and director Amy Heckerling’s oft-quotedbubblegum hip-hop lingo” were written, in its satirically airheaded glory, for the movie’s exaggerated and fictional Beverly Hills. The cult classic had a refreshingly diverse cast, and Cher Horowitz said and thought what we were all feeling. Though there’s that killer wardrobe (hello, red Alaïa dress) by costume designer Mona May and the perfectly synched soundtrack by music supervisor Karyn Rachtman, we’re mostly just using the 20th anniversary to relive some of Clueless’ most quotable moments—in gif form.

July 17, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Childish Gambino’s Synth-Pop-Funk Song “Sober” Gets A Surreal Experimental Music Video


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Actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer Childish Gambino (Danny Glover) released a music video for “Sober,” the synth-pop-funk track from his recent Kauai EP. The video has a very David Lynch early ‘90s kind of vibe and takes place in an eerily lit late night food joint, where a strung-out looking Glover attempts to use goofy dance moves, failed magic tricks, and excessive staring to hit on a woman waiting for her take-out.

January 12, 2015 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS| Mash-up: DJ Earworm Releases Annual “The United State of Pop (Do What You Want To Do)” 2014 Top 25 Pop Song Mash-up Video Series


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It’s December, which means DJ Earworm (aka Jordan Roseman) dropped this year’s “The United States of Pop (Do What You Wanna Do),” his annual, single-length mash-up of 25 of the year’s biggest pop songs. Earworm seamlessly blend songs like Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” with Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” and bits of Ariana Grande’s “Problem”. But as always, we’re also impressed by his ability expertly cut and edit the music videos as if they were made for one single.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Beyoncé’s Stop Motion “7/11” Music Video Gets User-Generated With iPhone Video x Seflie Stick


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In the most Beyoncé way possible—with no prior announcement and promotions—Queen Bey released her homemade and unusually candid music video for “7/11”. We love the delightful stop motion editing and the unbridled dance moves, but we really love that parts of the video were shot by Beyoncé herself. The singer can be seen recording with an iPhone in front of a mirror or with the aid of a selfie stick.

November 24, 2014 by Robert Cordero

MOMENTS| Acronym: Kendrick Lamar Good Kid m.A.A.d City’s  ‘m.A.A.d’ Stands For ‘My Angry Adolescence Divided’ x ‘My Angel’s on Angel Dust’


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In an interview with L.A. Leakers, Kendrick Lamar explained that the acronym ‘m.A.A.d.’ from his critically acclaimed album is a two-pronged acronym. “It’s two meanings. The first one is, ‘my angry adolescence divided,’ and the basic standout meaning is ‘my angel’s on angel dust,’” the rapper stated.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Taylor Swift x Kendrick Lamar Freestyles Over Beat Of “Shake It Off”


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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Taylor Swift said that that she listens to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle” to “go from feeling victimized to feeling awesome”. Lamar returned the compliment by freestyling over the beat of “Shake It Off” for the hosts of Dallas radio station K104.
“I love that song,” said Lamar in an interview with The Fader , “I ain’t playin’”. And that wasn’t the only time the critically acclaimed rapper had expressed his mutual respect for the pop star songwriter. As he told the Associated Press in an interview, “I appreciate Taylor Swift for supporting not only my music but just the hip-hop culture. There’s really no gap. It’s music and it feels good.”

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Gwen Stefani Returns With Technicolor Collaged Music Video For “Baby Don’t Lie”


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She’s back! Gwen Stefani just released synth-heavy (and very catchy) “Baby Don’t Lie”, her first new solo song in eight years. Directed by Sophie Muller and Weirdcore, the music video for “Baby Don’t Lie” is a playful collage of glitches. Muller has worked on seven No Doubt videos, two of the band’s concert films and six Stefani music videos.
The track’s Wizard Of Oz-inspired music video features a digital polygonal yellow brick road and an army of pop art dancers and psychedelic colors and patterns that morph as Stefani veers between reality and a technicolor fantasy.
Watch the video below.

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1. You have to know everything about DeSe, the long-lost Kardashian sister and NYC’s One-In-A-Million-Angel. Read her interview with DIS Magazine to know what she has to say about #serenitypost and trans awareness.