WATCH IT | New Year Playlist: So Over You 2017

 

2017, we’re done with you. Don’t take it personally, but looking back just takes more energy than looking ahead. We’ve had our incredible moments with some real what-the-fresh-hell thrown in. And now, it’s time to make like Bernie in that iconic car burning scene from Waiting to Exhale, and let go. So we’ve put together a playlist of breakup songs by our favorite divas and their wise words—on rejection, regret, acceptance, perseverance, pride and and ultimately redemption—to help us walk into 2018 fiercely. 

WATCH IT | WORK IT TO ESCOBAR'S REMIX THIS FRIDAY

Eli Escobar has been on the New York underground music scene and has kept people dancing since the 90s.  The globetrotting musician is known for his signature 4/4 disco and house beats and his Escobar's video for "Work It" on Dither Down  giving us the right Friday night vibe.

WATCH IT | From Mariah to Ariana, These Divas Are Our #WCW

Titled The Evolution Of Female Singers 1950s - 2010s, the compilation features famous ladies like Aretha, Etta, Diana, Chaka, Janis, Madonna, Celine, Whitney, Lorde, Beyonce, Mariah, Aaliyah and Ariana whose powerful voices and generation defining songs have made them all legends.

WATCH IT | The 80s version of Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For”


We’ve been feeling very 80s lately and Saint-Laurent’s remix of Rihanna’s and Calvin Harris popular song “This is What You Came for” is soothing our retro soul.

January 09, 2017 by Robert Cordero

SEE IT | Paintings Get Political in This David Hockney Remix

 

Playing on pop-art sensibilities and physical manipulation, "The Big oil Splash" seeks to familiarize us with vital environmental issues. At its core, Zevs' work is a refreshing example of an artist's potential to shed light on key issues and the possibility of effecting real change. 

November 29, 2016 by Matt Scheffler

SEE IT | The Ambient Microphone that Remixes Your Life

::vtol:: collector 

Using a complex algorithm and a high powered microphone, the Collector samples the loudest sounds in the room and creates a one minute mashup loop of everything it hears. ::Vtol::'s media installations are emblematic of visual art coming to terms with our hyper-connected digital age.

October 28, 2016 by Matt Scheffler

WATCH IT | Super Deluxe Presidential Remix You've Never Seen Before

If you watched the first Presidential debate on NBC Monday night, you may have noticed that it wasn't so far off from Super Deluxe's remixed footage above. The Donald is certainly a colorful figure, but the hilarious cuts and closeups transform him into comedy gold.

HEAR IT | Twin Peaks gets STRANGER with SoundCloud mashup

The summer’s hottest show was Stranger Things. Like many die-hard fans, we’ve binge-watched it enough times for our significant others to cancel our Netflix account. But, thankfully, we found solace in the Seattle-based Prom Queen’s mashup, fittingly titled "Stranger Peaks," on Soundcloud.
September 28, 2016 by Matt Scheffler

SEE IT | Javascript As New Frontier of Digital Art

 

Peter van der Zee's site, http://js1k.com, began as a small coding competition for Internet enthusiasts, but over the span of 6 years it morphed into a kind of online gallery space for digital artists…their medium of choice? Javascript. 

September 27, 2016 by Matt Scheffler

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

We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers.

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.