A true techno auteur, Mathew Jonson earlier this year released his second solo album, ‘Her Blurry Pictures’ on Crosstown Rebels, encompassing a new evolution in his rhythmically complex and timeless approach over eight fluid and rich composition. Now soon to drop is a package of unmissable ‘Blurry Remixes’ featuring a trio of first class reworks by Dixon¨ Tale Of Us and Akufen
Innervisions boss and Berlin luminary Dixon turns in a storming reimagining of the atmospheric, electronic matrix of ‘Level 7’ where straight talking techno does the driving as layers build, get stripped back then steered onto a more melodic path underpinned by a rumbling deep bassline.
Next up, the unstoppable duo Tale Of Us transport one of the more playful ‘Blurry’ cuts ‘Kissing Your Eyes’ into a brooding dubby sound bed of live sounding drums combined with rippling echoing synth melodies. Berlin based Carmine and Matteo aka Tale Of Us, first rose to prominence on the Visionquest imprint in 2011 and have since released on Life And Death and M_nus.
Glitchy tech meets raw rolling drum beats in Akufen’s ‘Body In Motion’ remix. As hypnotic, as you would expect from the Canadian mastermind, Akufen lures you into a trance and keeps you guessing, progressing from dextrous minimal textures to full on fluid jazzy piano interpretations.
In our third film about artists on the road, we follow Chris and Steve Martinez from their old home in The Bronx to their new one in Ibiza.
"People in The Bronx just tend to stay in The Bronx," says Steve Martinez of The Martinez Brothers. He and his brother Chris are an exception, and their ticket out was house music. They released their first EP as baby-faced teenagers, and were a fixture on the global club circuit years before they were legally allowed in American clubs. Six years later, at 21 and 25, they’re already seasoned pros, but they still seem a little stunned by it all. In this episode ofBetween The Beats, we follow The Martinez Brothers from The Bronx to Chicago to Hertfordshire to Ibiza, and hear about the larger journey they’ve been on since 2007.
Music in order of appearance:
The Martinez Brothers - Crazechop [forthcoming Cuttin’Headz] Green Velvet - Bigger Than Prince (Martinez Brothers remix) [Circus Recordings] The Martinez Brothers - OHSSSSIIITTT [forthcoming Cuttin’Headz] The Martinez Brothers - H 2 Da Izzo [Real Tone Records] Martinez Brothers - Hip Hot [forthcoming Cuttin’Headz] Santos Resiak - A Better Light (Martinez Brothers Remix) [One Records]
Credits: Producer & Director - Patrick Nation Director of Photography - Sim Higginson Executive Producer - Ryan Keeling Dubbing Mixer / Sound Designer - Ed DL Colourist - Adam Clarke Film Production - Clockwise Media
Special thanks to: Djoon (footage shot by Aurelien Vinckel) MoMA PS1 Wavefront Festival Farr Festival
This innovative scooter made out of hemp and other sustainable materials trumps your sea foam green Vespa.
You saw the headline, so let’s just get this out of the way. The new Be.e scooter, is actually made from a hemp-based plastic and thus is not a pure form of the cannabis variant. (Meaning desperate or bored potheads can’t smoke it.) Also, while hemp is indeed smokeable, it doesn’t lead to any kind of high. (So really, don’t try.)
There’s a bigger buzz around this scooter anyway. The real story is that the bio-based, fully electric vehicle is no less durable or chic than any non-hemp motor scooter. Van.eko, the Dutch startup behind the Be.e design, boasts that the shell is so resilient it will simply scratch or scuff—not fall apart—if it ends up in any minor collision. The scooter’s plant-based pedigree doesn’t detract from its overall performance either, with speeds up to 30 mph and a 50-mile range. (via 1: The Be.e | This Smokin’ New Scooter Is Made With Hemp | Co.Design: business innovation design)