After a good 50 years of blues, it is hard not to see the shadow of John Lee Hooker when you hear the words “the Night time, my time”, but our time is very different one and I am aware I might alone to see in this new era of depressed skinny (and talented) songwritress as a post modernism of blues. After our white lie in a slightly white supremacist mood Lana del Rey stole the stash of heroine, i thought depression was a forbidden land in music but I am glad that someone with a real gift for songwriting and somehow a warmer soul has been able to break through into our micro worlds (without stealing from anyone else). I see the flag, I hear the voice, I feel the crash and I like a choice. Night time, my time. (Watch)
When ever new zealander BMX passionate soul behind the Skullery BMXNZ Scott White sends me something I listen carefullly. This time it is in whole not for kids edit that we get to see bmx rider Simon Cavanagh getting used to the bases of a few street figures and looking for any place to rebound. (Watch)
It seems that inspite of a questionable past in the film Making Niel Burger has been allowed to keep on is quest for the right tone. Oh no, I’m not just saying that to sound condescending or educated. So far with films such as Limitless of the Illusionist it seems that Niel Burger has been looking for a way to put into pop culture codes sociological and philosophical criticism of our society. (Read more and watch)
As I regard Uk one of the homeland of skateparks it just got better down in Liverpool where Rampworx Skatepark has been upgraded by 15,000 square feet making it the largest indoor skatepark in the UK at 70,000 square feet. In the most contemporary edit I have seen maybe this year We discover bmx riders and liverpool natives Paul Ryan sand Phil Demattia enjoying the hype designs of John Saxton. It does not get better so Watch.
As the top of the Billboard Charts is all about messages to wilder crowds, Justin Bieber has chosen the opposite direction on sharing at a personal level … Nothing too dramatic though, just a bad day. (listen)
Bonus track of his debut album Long. Live. A$AP released last January, Angels has been made from the same mould than the rest of the album. From Houston style to NYC, our young Gang leader is playing with the codes, almost too easily and delivering a chilled violent visual triggering a post romantic and contemporary vision of a maybe necessary social organisation . Who’s with me ? (Watch)
King of modern collage and creative mix Diplo and his Major Lazer dancehall collaborative project has been for a few years already celebrating every possible option of his dancehall flavour. At a point where each song is a new theme it seems for a new way to party, feeding the world with a well oil production recipe inviting performers from everywhere to be part of the groove. Part of his Free Universe second full length album Jet Blue Jet gives the raw end of things wouldn’t u say? (Watch)