Haim // If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)
Blood Orange // Uncle ACE (a/jus/ted Remix)
Percussions (aka Four Tet) // Ascii Bot (TEXT030A)
Sunny Day Real Estate // Lipton Witch
20 years since Diary came out this year (but only 10 years since I’ve been spinning it) and what better way to celebrate but with their first new song in 14 years on a split 7″ with Circa Survive for Record Store Day.
Jamie xx // Girl
Ripped from James Blake’s April 18th show for BBC Radio 1.
Stoked for May 5th. It’s been too long without some lovely jamie xx hits
Jamie xx: Sleep Sound
Deaf Dancers Move to the Silence with Artist Sofia Mattioli
“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,” says London-based artist and poet Sofia Mattioli of the genesis of her video for Jamie xx’s “Sleep Sound.” “After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.” With the germ of an idea from this chance encounter, Mattioli was asked to create a video for the member of The xx and Grammy-winning producer of Alicia Keys, Gil Scott-Heron and Drake. During the course of one day, she danced with 13 members of the Manchester Deaf Centre with ages ranging from five to 27 years old, who responded to the movement of the artist and the vibrations in the air given off by the song. “The relationship between silence and music is a big part of what I am trying to express with my work,” says Mattioli. “The first kid in the video, Archie, was bliss—all of them were amazing. I hope this is a project I can develop further.”
"Girl / Sleep Sound" is out May 5 on Young Turks.
Floating Skateboard Ramp on Lake Tahoe
Creatives Jerry Blohm and Jeff King designed the structure and, together, they faced many challenges, including leakage, weight, construction, and material. Construction lasted for four days and took over 300 man hours. The final product weighted in at a massive 7,300 lbs, but floated gracefully over the waters of Lake Tahoe.
Makes me cry pretty well every time.