Kutiman Brings ThruYOU to the Guggenheim

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The YouTube video mashup artist, Kutiman, had one of his most recent pieces presented last night at the Guggenheim in NY.  Kutiman is most famous for his online video project, ThruYOU, where he puts together YouTube videos and blends them in a way to create music with his own unique twist.

In the above video, Kutiman’s mashup is joined by a live version of Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5.”

Check out more amazing Kutiman mashups

Bonjay – “Stumble” Video Double Premiere

Toronto based Electro-Dancehall duo Bonjay double-premiered 2 new videos for the song “Stumble” today off their buzz worthy debut Broughtupsy. The 2 videos directed by Sammy Rawal are basically the same video, but featuring 2 different dancers. Choreographer Dana Michel created a work fusing dancehall movement vocabulary and modern dance techniques to reflect the fusion of Bonjay’s sound aesthetic. Dancer Addy Chan performed the work in the exclusive Canadian premiere on NOW Magazine (see video below), and dancer Liana Lewis is featured in the exclusive US premiere on Pop Matters (see video above).

Bonjay’s new video for Stumble from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.

42BELOW presents New Zealand At CMJ 2010 – Photo Recap

This past Tuesday, October 19th, the third New Zealand at CMJ showcase took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge, brought to you by 42BELOW, NZ On Air, the NZ Music Commission and Giant Step. Featuring Zowie, Street Chant, Lawrence Arabia, Kids of 88, Ruby Frost, and Electric Wire Hustle. We want to thank all of you who came out and we hope you had as much fun as we did.

Check out photos of all 6 artists by Jaecyne Howell.

Daft Punk: Tron Soundtrack & Surprise Appearance

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They’re back, and they’re even harder, better faster and stronger than before!  Last night, Daft Punk made a surprise appearance at Madison Square Gardens during the Phoenix concert.  Fog filled the stage, and when it cleared, Daft Punk was revealed in their usual attire of suits and futuristic helmets.  They then played a quick set alongside their fellow Frenchmen, Phoenix.

Their appearance coincides with the creation of their soundtrack for the upcoming movie Tron: Legacy.  The Tron: Legacy soundtrack will be released December 7th.  A major coup for all you Daft Punk fans out there waiting for their return.

Click over to www.tronsoundtrack.com for a preview of the new music and a sweet glow-in-the-dark poster we have to have.

Dubber Side of the Moon: Easy Star All-Stars Remixed

Inspired by the burgeoning dub step scene and dub visionaries such as On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood and Mad Professor, the Easy Star All-Stars have compiled Dubber Side of the Moon. To be released this Tuesday, Dubber Side is a remix collection of the much lauded reggae smash Dub Side of The Moon. Each track features a unique dub producer exploring spaced-out reggae and bass-heavy remixes of the original Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon.

The All-Stars’ resident soundman The Alchemist‘s interpretation of “Money” is a bass bleeder from the start and is probably the track that fits easiest into the dub step category, but Kalbata‘s might be the most innovative mix on the album. Israeli born and signed to Soul Jazz Records, his mix merges the tech sound into dub-step. Boston’s mysterious 10 Ft Ganja Plant also provides roots heavy remixes to the album.

Easy Star All-Stars – “Money” (The Alchemist Remix)
 

Purchase on iTunes (Bonus Track Version)