Beyond the allure of enchaining one of the most iconic (& untrodden) skylines in NA the Tooth Traverse has come to represent so much more than that to us. With my healing going well (vimeo.com/26531646) and the inspiration (and angst) greater than ever we are planning another attempt in the NEAR future.
I see the eventual story breaching some pretty heavy topics involved in alpine climbing: sponsored vs. non-sponsored expeditions, dealing with death and the effect tackling dangerous objectives has on friends/family.
At any rate here is a little window into our work in progress. ~reo
One of London’s most respected warehouse party series, DJ Hugo Mendez and his Sofrito crew have built a name for themselves as top quality purveyors of Tropical sounds of all sorts. While putting together their debut compilation for Strut, we sat down with Hugo as well as artist / designer Lewis Heriz to hear the story of how Sofrito came about, how it grew, and how it’s amazing poster artwork has developed. Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque will be out in January 2011 on Strut.
A statementvideo on one of the most progressive music scenes from the late 1990s up until the first decade of the 2000s (german/english | color | stereo | 30 min. | Austria) (c) 2006 Bertram Koenighofer & David Kleinl
The team over at BNTLmet up with the boys from Boiler Room and did a little feature on them a few months back. Hit play above if you ever wondered what it looks like behind the scenes of the world’s leading underground music show.
When Bob Plotnik quit law to open up a record store in Greenwich Village in the ’60s, the only thing he wanted was to get hold of his favorite street doo-wop records ahead of everyone else.
He couldn’t have known that the store would still be there nearly 50 years later—that it would survive the introduction of cassettes, CDs and MP3s, outlast CBGB, even stay open after Bob had a huge stroke and handed the store over to his colleagues to run.
And though “Bleecker Bob” is identified with some of the great names of rock and roll through the decades, and especially downtown movements from the Village’s folk scene through punk, new wave and alternative music, now, time is finally catching up with the oldest record store in the Village.
There are cracks in the black and white linoleum floor. Dust gathers on Bob’s collection of art deco clocks, many of which have stopped. Though the landlord of their building on West Third Street has been good to Bob over the years, he’s finally putting the rent up in line with prices in the area. Bleecker Bob’s is getting priced out.
Bleecker Bob’s will stay open until the landlord has found a new tenant. When it goes, it will take with it a huge part of the history of the Village. And it looks unlikely to find a new place to open up. Here, meet the people who made the store a New York institution, and watch as they struggle to decide what’s next. And, next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop in while you can.
The ‘Pushing the Scene’ ethnographic videography on the electronic music culture of dubstep by Joel Hietanen (Aalto University), Joonas Rokka (Rouen Business School) and Risto Roman (Helsinki University) received the Judge’s Choice Award in the Association for Consumer Research conference (ACR2011) in St. Louis, MO, USA.
Mini-documentary by Wills Glasspiegel for NPR. Features members of the pioneering crew of DJs, Ghettoteknitianz, and dancers from Terra Squad, Red Legends, Taliban, Tribe, Leaders of the New School, Nu Era, Goon Squad and more.
‘White Silk Road’ documents the pioneering of snowboarding in Afghanistan. Australian riders Clint Allan, Mitch Allan and Nick Gregory make a once-in-a-lifetime journey to ride untouched mountains in one of the most remote and dangerous parts of the world. The film gives a unique insight into the rich culture and awe-inspiring landscapes of a country ravaged by decades of war. Song: ‘The Violent Blue’ by Electric President
Beautiful Losers is a 2008 documentary feature film by director Aaron Rose and co-directed by Joshua Leonard. It was produced by Sidetrack Films in association with BlackLake Productions, and stars several artists including Harmony Korine, writer of independent cult films Kids and Gummo.