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WATCH THE NEW SKRILLEX DOCUMENTARY

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For those of you eagerly awaiting Skrillex's documentary "Let's Make a Spaceship" it's now available to stream online!

The 36 minute-long film from Red Bull, which debuted at Austin City Limits last week following the noisy EDM God’s live performance, documents the development of Skrillex’s elaborate stage production for this year’s Mothership tour.

While this is an interesting insight into the process of building a spaceship/big-budget EDM production, the film also features a lot of behind-the-scenes footage of Sonny Moore flailing about with a guitar around his neck and skating through the warehouse district of Los Angeles.

So if you’re into big room EDM, DIY spaceships, and a man with interesting hair being reasonably proficient on a skateboard this might be the documentary for you!



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Pioneers of URAHARA: The Past and Future of Japanese Streetwear

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Scour the internet, hit up Prince Street, or simply browse the HYPEBEAST forums – for some time Japanese streetwear has been an integral part of fashion. The vivid colors of graphic tees and ludicrous attention to detail may be commonplace to most now, but what many don’t know is that the Japanese brands you rock come courtesy of a very secluded and fairly secret history in Tokyo, Japan, long before the emergence of the internet, digital cameras and mainstream collaborations. To find the roots and future of Japanese streetwear, its history must be unraveled, and it all started in a spot called Urahara.

Urahara, short for ura-Harajuku, literally means “the hidden Harajuku” — an area of approximately four square blocks between the districts of Harajuku and Aoyama which housed the true beginnings of modern day Japanese streetwear. In the mid-’90s the streets were lined with unknown and often unnamed boutiques all with a distinct flavor. Some shops took inspiration from the West, pull…

ATSUSHI NAKASHIMA 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

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Japanese label ATSUSHI NAKASHIMA unveils its 2015 spring/summer collection. Previewing the collection at this year’s Tokyo Fashion Week, ATSUSHI NAKASHIMA combines an eclectic mix of color palettes, design construction, and materials. Featuring all-over-print blazers, silk jerseys, patterned t-shirts, fitted leather leggings, the collection from the Japanese label encompasses a broad range of outerwear offerings with a vibrant contemporary twist. Check out more from the brand at ASUSHI NAKASHIMA’s online site.

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Vidéo: Les Japonais, le travail et l'alcool

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ATTENTION CLICHES !!!

LeMonde.fr via l'AFP vient de mettre en ligne une vidéo qui s'intéresse aux salarymen et à leur surcharge de travail. Si le modèle japonais peut faire débat, les cas présentés dans cette vidéo ne reflètent heureusement pas la réalité de la totalité des Japonais. C'est vrai que certains employés restent de très longues heures au bureau, bien souvent jusqu'à ce que le patron s'en aille, mais ne font finalement pas plus d'heures de travail qu'un avocat ou un urgentiste en France. Aussi, ils sont des millions à avoir des horaires de bureau leur permettant de rentrer chez eux à 18h. Au Japon, rien n'est tout blanc ou tout noir. Il y a effectivement des cas d'harcèlement moral et de dépression liés au travail, c'est un fait établi mais dans une immense majorité, les Japonais s'épanouissent dans leur travail et y sont heureux.

Pour rappel, sachez que le taux de productivité d'un employé français est très supérieur à ce…

Chase & Status - Blk & Blu ft. Ed Thomas

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Blk & Blu feat. Ed Thomas out 16th March.
Taken from the new album Brand New Machine OUT NOW

TRAILER RELEASED FOR '808' DOCUMENTARY

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The trailer for '808', a documentary that details the impact that Roland's TR-808 drum machine had on electronic music, was released today, with the full release expected to come early next year.

The film features scores of interviews with legendary musicians such as Afrika Baambaataa, New Order, Richie Hawtin, Damon Albarn, David Guetta and many more, and will detail the influence of the drum machine and how laid the foundations for much of the dance and hip-hop sounds we have today.

First released in 1980, the 808 found its beginnings in hip-hop and RnB, offering budding producers a chance to create unique, peculiar sounds on a budget. As electronic music evolved the now-discontinued drum machine found itself being put to use in early house, techno, acid house and drum n bass records, and in turn left its tinny hi-hats and throbbing kick echoing through history of electronic music.

"Making a documentary about a drum machine, a piece of electronic equipment, is …

Yuusuke Karasawa Architects Presents the Layered “S House”

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The most recent addition to Yuusuke Karasawa Architects portfolio of work is the “S House” which can be found near the Omiya station in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama. Yuusuke Karasawa is an architectural designer born, raised and educated in Tokyo, and founded his self-titled company in 2006. Since then, his team have been responsible for some of the most unusual and intricately executed work seen today. The S House, reminiscent of M.C. Escher’s piece ‘Relativity’ combines the use of negative space and layered interconnectivity to present an homage to a physical representation to our cyber lives. Despite its levels of complexity, the structure flows effortlessly from the basement floor to the rooftop deck. This is literally an architectural representation of the adage: ‘You must see it to believe it’.

Durex x AAPE by A Bathing Ape Cases

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Never short of interesting collaborations in both fashion and lifestyle sectors, A Bathing Ape‘s subsidiary label AAPE has teamed up with ubiquitous condom label Durex on limited edition iron boxed cases. The release consists of a small case which holds three packs of condoms and a large case for 12, and features the streetwear mainstay’s trademark First Camo print over the cases’ exterior. Other details include the iconic BAPE head printed on the cases’ center and dual branding elsewhere. Priced at $65 HKD (approximately $8 USD) and $148 HKD (approximately $20 USD) respectively, the cases are now available in green and red from Hong Kong convenient stores 7-Eleven and Circle K now with a portion of the earnings donated to local charity AIDS concern to bring more awareness to World AIDS Day.



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Andy C Mini Mix - Annie Mac BBC Radio1 - 10/10/2014

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ANDY C BIOGRAPHY :

Andy C, born Andrew John Clarke, is an English DJ and producer and co-founder of the RAM Recording Studio. He is considered a pioneering force in the drum and bass genre. In 2011 Andy C won the Best DJ title in the 2011 Drum and Bass Arena Awards, and since the awards' inception in 2009, he has won the people's vote in the awards for Best DJ each year.

He specialises in fast mixing, often employing three turntables. A signature mixing style of Andy is what he refers to as "The Double Drop" - lining up 2 tunes so the baselines heaviest baselines drop at the same time on both tracks. Andy C has often organised events where he DJs for 6 hours solid.

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Tokyo Prose - Pulse Radio - DRUM N BASS MIX

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Tokyo Prose - Pulse Radio - DRUM N BASS MIX
London-based New Zealander Sam Reed steps up to the Pulse Fresh Blood decks.

adidas Originals by NIGO 2014 Fall/Winter Video

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Following the unveiling of the adidas Originals by NIGO 2014 fall/winter collection, we now have the accompanying video where NIGO illustrates where the inspiration came from for the collaboration. The legendary streetwear designer then goes on to talk about how the collection came to fruition and what the number “25,” ubiquitous throughout the collection means. Enjoy the video above and keep an eye out for the collection to release worldwide on October 24 at select adidas Originals stockists.



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THROUGH THE LENS: Shun Okada

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Shun Okada‘s main occupation is as a businessman traveling across the Pacific between Tokyo and Los Angeles, but his photographic body of work is a force to be reckoned with. Describing photography as a way to “capture light and shadows through the lens” as a way of bestowing meaning upon the mundane, Okada’s works not only tempts viewers with glimpses into the intimate spheres of individuals — be it a couple’s embrace in the ruckus of a nameless bar, ignored by everyone save for themselves, or even a man reveling in the sublimity of a simple nap — but also those happenings that may go unnoticed in the noise of everyday life which are elevated to a higher plane by the gaze of Okada’s lens. In this series, a modern Tokyo woman, Saki, is the subject of Okada’s exploration of high contrast light and shadow within the confines of a spartan interior. The blurring and soft focus in some frames evokes a raw, hurried sensuality which, when juxtaposed against the revealing light of an extern…

06S - Drum n bass party @WOMB w. FUTUREBOUND - 11.01

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saturday 1st of november 2014 :
06S - Drum n bass party @WOMB

SPECIAL GUEST: FUTUREBOUND (VIPER RECORDINGS/From LIVERPOOL, UK)
LINE UP: AKi+YUUKI MC, YMASA, MASA
VJ: NUMAN, CHA2
VIP LOUNGE: LX-E, HIROYUKI KAWACHI, JESHI

怒濤のグルーヴで疾走する、最高速グルーヴを誇る、WOMB 最長レジデントパーティー 06S。今回はスペシャルゲストに、VIPER RECORDINGS 主宰、リバプールを拠点に活躍するアーティスト FUTUREBOUND が1年振りに登場する。
CAMO & KROOKED、METRIK、SHOCKONE 等、数々の優れたアーティストを発掘し続け、毎年シリーズ化してリリースされている コンピレーションアルバム"DRUM'N'BASS SUMMER SLAMMER"では、40曲近くに及ぶ楽曲をコンパイルし、シーンに多大なインパクトを与え、大きな話題をさらっている。VIPER の楽曲を中心に構築される FUTUREBOUND のサウンドも必見!
季節も変わり秋突入で更に加速するグルーヴを、06S で是非ご堪能有れ!

With energetic and fast grooves, 06S is Womb's longest running party. This time, the special guest will be Futurebound of Viper Recordings from Liverpool, who will be making his first appearance in a year.
The compilation album "Drum & Bass Summer Slammers," released every year as a series, has discovered talented artists like Camo & Krooked, Metrik, and ShockOne.…

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS NO REQUESTS @womb - 10.24

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Friday 24th october 2014 :

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY PRESENTS NO REQUESTS
JUNGLE,DRUM&BASS,HOUSE,JAZZ

LINE UP:
SPECIAL REQUEST A.K.A PAUL WOOLFORD, RANDALL, dBRIDGE, MARK PRITCHARD
WOMB LOUNGE: TIGER & WOODS EXTENDED MIX
VIP LOUNGE-JAZZY SPORT-: MITSU THE BEATS (GAGLE/JAZZY SPORT), NAOKI NISHIDA (JAZZY SPORT), FREEDOMCHICKEN (JAZZY SPORT)
MIDDLE LOUNGE: JUMBO & OZAKI

Red Bull Music Academy wraps up the first half of its Tokyo takeover at the legendary Womb, with an all-star cast of characters and a variety of sounds.
Room 1 will pay homage to the almighty Amen, with Paul Woolford bringing his UK hardcore-inspired Special Request project to bear on Womb’s mighty system, alongside original junglist Randall, Exit Records boss dBridge, and the prolific Warp-signed produer Mark Pritchard. Room 2 will be taken over the entire night by the disco-tinged sounds of Tiger & Woods. Room 3, meanwhile, has the Jazzy Sport collective setting up shop with bags full of soul, funk…

Tokyo Decadance -DX- special Halloween @Christon Cafe - 18.10

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Saturday 18th october 2014 :

Tokyo Decadance -DX- special Halloween @Christon Cafe

★Tokyo Decadanceとは?★
2005年に誕生したクラブイベント。オーガナイザー・アドリアンを中心にTokyo のぶっ飛んだカルチャーが集まり新たなド派手ファッションを生み出し、今やTokyoのアンダーグラウンドを引率する存在である。 海外からのオファーも多数、18ヶ国で公演を行ってきた。

****MAIN-FLOOR ****

ノリノリの音楽と次々と現れるパフォーマー達!!朝までノンストップで踊り明かそう!

★SPECIAL GUEST★
電撃ネットワーク

■Resident DJ■
-MUTRON
-TETRA。
-Will Kandy

■Guest DJ■
-D/valys
-yamato
-SumiRock

セクシーでカッコいいダンサーたち!
ポールダンスやエアリアルなどサーカスのような一夜に!
■Dancer■
Anz,Aska,Pilo,Sassy,Nisa

《EyeCandy GoGo Pole Dancer》
YOSSY,Jhay,NIKA,Macky, Petra

GAYA
Yohji,Andre

アクロバティックな大道芸人やキュートなクラウン!
■Performer■
サクノキ,バーバラ村田,chata,
Candy Collette,コバヤシユウジ,Okk
少女☆タコサム ,アイハラミホ,
Taizo,ルナ,

****VAMPIRE FLOOR****

Tokyoのアンダーグラウンドが一挙に楽しめる豪華なフロア!ゴシック・パンク・ロック・フェティッシュイベントのオーガナイザーが集結!
■SPECIAL GUEST LIVE■
    ZIG+ZAG

* DJ
-Mistress MAYA (Midnight★Mess)
-KENZO-A (RITUALS)
-Ray Trak (spy galerie)
-Chihiro (Tokyo Dark Castle)
-Zinny Aerodinamica (CLUB WALPURGIS)
-Akira (Dark Dimension)





★AFTER PARTY★

まだまだHAL…

HALLOWEEN PARTY @CUBE ROPPONGI - 25 oct 14

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Saturday 25th October 2014

HALLOWEEN PARTY
electro techno dubstep drum n bass house

FACEBOOK

-main-
DJ: kubo_ken_1_low(Parachute Propeller Park)
HAMAH
Tom Tom Trouble Maker
Akinori Shimura (Reyes Magos)
Qmico(olso/FOULE)

-lounge-
DJ: SAZA X KEIGO (JUMP JUMP TOKYO)
Tsuyoshi Wada
asako2asako
Ronsan
shizucax
SAYU (PleasantRoom/TechnoShip)

-VJ-
SO
-TequilaGirl-
SATOMI &more

From 10pm till late
DOOR2,000YEN/1D 仮装1,500YEN/1D

@ CUBE Roppongi
〒106-0041 東京港区麻布台3-4-11 中央飯倉ビルB1 電話

JACQUES CHIRAC - ジャック・シラク

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ジャック・ルネ・シラク(Fr-Jacques_Chirac.ogg Jacques René Chirac[ヘルプ/ファイル], 1932年11月29日 - )は、フランスの政治家。国民運動連合所属。

ヴァレリー・ジスカール・デスタン大統領、及び第1次コアビタシオンで大統領のフランソワ・ミッテランのもとで首相(在任・1974年5月27日-1976年8月26日、1986年3月20日-1988年5月10日)、第22代フランス大統領(フランス第五共和政)及びアンドラ公国共同元首(在任・1995年5月17日-2007年5月16日)を歴任した。

ANDRE SARAIVA + JONONE - Graffiti Paris 2014

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ANDRE SARAIVA + JONONE - Graffiti Paris 2014

ZE! - $ BROKE $ (ft. Ego Boycott)

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ZE! BIOGRAPHY

“Super-glam electro pop diva” – MTV Iggy

Once upon a time, a girl named ZE! met a boy named McFLYYY in the ‘80s and fell in love. Together they stole Doc Brown’s time travel machine, escaped into the future and never looked back. McFLYYY went on to become a fly scientist and ZE! assists him in his lab while living a secret life.

The life of a Super Ace Electro Rebelle!

Even though she lives in the present, ZE! misses the 80s. So when ZE! is not in the lab, she is an electropop artist who tours around Europe, USA, Australia and Brasil performing in clubs and festivals like Tomorrowland, SXSW, MIDEM, ADE, Beatpatrol, DanceValley, Amsterdam GayPride, Winter Sound System and a Rolling Stone showcase sharing the stage with artists like Joachim Garraud, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, Chicks on Speed and The Vengaboys!

When McFLYYY is not looking, she writes lyrics in the lab. People love to dance to her music and it’s taking over the world! ZE! starred in Belgian tv sho…

Mr. Oizo - "Machyne"

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Mr. Oizo - "Machyne" from the forthcoming album "The Church" on November 18th, 2014 via Brainfeeder Records.

TRACKLIST
1. Bear Biscuit
2. Ham
3. Destop
4. Dry Run (feat. Bart B More)
5. Mass Doom
6. Machyne
7. iSoap
8. Torero
9. Memorex
10. The Church

Makoto Ishiwata “CORE” Exhibition by Subcrew

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Perhaps inspired by the likeness of a certain flatground competition trophy, Makoto Ishiwata and Subcrew have opened up a new exhibition in Hong Kong. Titled “CORE” or “Composed of Real Elements,” the show features beautifully executed sculptures made from recycled skateboards. The pieces range in subject from complex trophies and plant pots to wood-infused rings and clocks, each making creative use of a board’s colored plies. Check out photos from the exhibition above, and if in the Hong Kong area, be sure to stop by the “CORE” space – on display until October 15.

Composed of Real Elements Exhibition
Dragoon Enterprise 3
64 Tong Mi Road, Kowloon
Hong Kong

MUJI Designs Vertical House In Tokyo That Accommodates City Living

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Making use of little space , Japanese retail company MUJI has designed a home for the city dweller in mind. Making proper use of natural light and sectioned floors, the three-storey home maximizes living space and assembles functions of the daily life in close proximity to insure an efficient home. Free of internal walls or doors, connecting activities are built around the same floor; storage area connected to the utility room, dinning room with kitchen and living room next to a large north-facing window. As building out was not an option, the home takes on a slim and vertical facade that is both simple and very natural looking — a definite translation from its design philosophy seen in home products.



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