READ IT | Literary Mix : William S. Burroughs x Brion Gysin x The Cut-Up Method

A little knowledge throwback to remind us that everything is a remix.

isn’t just for the visual arts. Legendary novelist William S. Burroughs developed his signature non-linear writing style when he found inspiration in artist and writer Brion Gysin’s cut-up technique. When Burroughs wrote The Nova Trilogy, he sliced up words and phrases to create new sentences, establishing new connections between words and images.

SEE IT | Collage: When Realities Collide

"Andy & Jim" to Brice.

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Your eyes won’t believe what they’re seeing.

Pop art is made to look like a natural extension of the models’ bodies in Bela Borsodi’s Documenteditorial. From Borsodi’s blend of illustration and photography to make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov’s transformation of model’s faces into 2D paintings, the body has become a canvas for art. We’ve seen Damien Blottiere’s collages, and Barnaby Roper’s video for cosmic jewelry label Mania Mania had us hypnotized.  

HEAR IT | Mash-Up: BFFA3AE’s Ultimate Mix

Don’t let the low-fi aesthetic turn you off this brilliant mash-up by internet art collective BFFA3AE—trust us, it’s purely intentional. At almost nine-and-a-half minutes long, “uh duh yeah” celebrates the catchy bars, made up words, sounds, and beats of some of the most recognizable songs in pop culture.
(Enya’s “Sail Away,” Cat Stevens’ “Wild World,” Hanson’s “MMMBop,” Usher’s “Yeah,” “Eiffel 65’s “I’m Blue,” and Eve’s “Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” just to name a few.)  

WATCH | How To Video: Zip Off, Zip On Parts = Remix Our Bags That Evolve With You

BAMIN bags are like Legos and composed of interchangeable parts, you can constantly mash them up and remix them — changing shapes, colors and materials — to create limitless new styles that fit your evolving life, anytime you want. We created a video to show you how it all works with Vogueing inspired music you can jam to by Joe Ashworth. Enjoy.

December 18, 2014 by Robert Cordero

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November 02, 2014 by Robert Cordero
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PLAY | M.I.A. Mix

M.I.A.’s music always has the best and most interesting samples, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t rad remixes of her tracks out there. Take a moment to listen to some of BAMIN’s (Build And Make It Now) favorite M.I.A. songs and remixes. Though if we had to pick, we’re a little partial to the “Royals” and “Paper Planes” mash-up.

LISTEN | M.I.A. Matangi

“If you only live once why we keep doing the same shit?” M.I.A. asked via twitter. We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment.
Here at BAMIN (Build And Make It Now), we’ve been playing M.I.A.’s album on loop. Her beat-heavy thumper titled, “Y.A.L.A.”, which stands for “You Always Live Again”, challenges Drake’s Y.O.L.O. mantra and makes it so much better.
M.I.A.’s music has an uncanny ability to predict the future of sound. And if you haven’t already noticed, there are echoes of “Bird Flu” in her new track “MATANGI”. Kind of like how your BAMIN bag takes on a new shape when you add new parts.

October 08, 2014 by Robert Cordero

REMIX LIBRARY | Literary Collage: William S. Burroughs x Brion Gysin x The Cut-Up Method

A little knowledge trip through the past and present.

Collage isn’t just for the visual arts. Legendary novelist William S. Burroughs developed his signature non-linear writing style when he found inspiration in artist and writer Brion Gysin’s cut-up technique. When Burroughs wrote The Nova Trilogy, he sliced up words and phrases to create new sentences, establishing new connections between words and images.

#BestOf2013 | Best Music Videos of 2013

Take a break from all the holiday festivities to revisit some of the best music videos that came out this year.

1. Haunting images are projected across Chance the Rapper’s face and body in his music video for “Everybody’s Something”. These hundreds of images are comprised of footage from cinema, television and Internet clips. Incredible.

#BestOf2013 | Best GIFs of 2013

GIFs have been a ubiquitous part of the internet for quite a while, but they seemed more present than ever this last year. We wanted to celebrate some of the creative minds who have taken GIF-designing to the next level.  
1. When remix goddess M.I.A. launched M.I.A. x Versus Versace, she recruited photographer and GIF-master Jaime Martinez to help create its campaign.
Martinez puts a glitch-y gaze on the collection’s bootleg-inspired, psychedelic mash-up of iconic Versace logos. His uncanny ability to turn GIFs into high art perfectly captures the rebellious energy behind the capsule collection.