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Finnish duo TJH87 have released this gem of an electronic track called “Good Life”. The song features Gamble and Burke on vocals along with the direction and animation skills of Kalle Kotila. Watch the clip and check out the full original mix via Soundcloud above.
FKA TWIGS – TWO WEEKS
ALT-J – Hunger of the Pine
BEATS BY DRE – The Game Before the Game – featuring Jay-Z – Directors Cut
Catching up on some lost time here (My last post was back in December 2013. Gulp). I’ve always been a big admirer of director Nabil Elderkins work and I was lucky enough to hear him talk at a Creative Mornings session a few years back when I was in L.A. It was a great talk and Nabil gave us a sneak peak of a Frank Ocean clip before it had come out.
As I have been M.I.A on the blog front, he’s created some great pieces in that time. The 3 I have highlighted here are the FKA Twigs and the ALT-J music videos as well as the Beats by Dre spot that came out during the World Cup. The dude continues to be on fire.
As part of Nike’s RISE campaign, Kobe Bryant travelled to China tp play ball with 30 young and aspiring basketball players at the “House of Mamba” in Shanghai.
The court featured a full-sized basketball court with LED lights and YouTube user Yu Minhua has kindly uploaded some footage of the court in action. The light show looks pretty awesome.
Check out the recap of the “House of Mamba” event in the video below (FYI It’s got subtitles. The LED court stuff starts to kick in at 4:50):
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Horde is a stunningly animated short by the Brutus Collective . The combination of 3D and the cartoonish look are carried out brilliantly. It feels like it’s been executed on another level, I would love to see the behind the scenes process. The soundtrack and the lighting are top notch and there is definitely that bike scene vibe from AKIRA .
The Brutus Collective (Thibaud Clergue, Aurelien Duhayon, Sebastien Iglesias and Camille Perrin) is comprised of 4 former students from the French animation school Supinfocom. I look forward to seeing what these guys come up with next!