This gem will surely brighten up your day. Cosmic-disco extraordinaire Todd Terje and director Espen Friberg have crafted a clever new approach to the music video format. Just so happens that a fellow they know has an actual 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 for sale. So they set out to make the most epic used car ad in the game that would double as the official video for “Delorean Dynamite.”
The camcorder style visual showcases the vehicle’s real owner, Frank, showing off the Delorean’s handling through various Norwegian terrain. Should you want to make an inquiry, you can make an official offer for the car here. It’s only got 14,000 miles on it and is going for roughly $43,000.00 USD.
Def Jam Records catapulted hip-hop into the global phenomenon it became from the most unlikely location…Rick Rubin‘s NYU dorm room. Back in 1984, amongst a stack of drum machines and DJ equipment, Rubin set out to make records that sounded like the raw hip-hop performances he saw in the clubs. Now three decades later, Rubin returns ventures back to the Greenwich Village dorm room to reflect on how it all began.
Rolling Stone Films presents “Rick Was Here,” a short documentary showcasing Rubin’s return to that tiny room. There he recounts the original inspiration for the label, partnering with Russell Simmons, his introduction to LL Cool J, shipping orders from the dorm’s mailroom, working with the Beastie Boys and more.
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and Nike Sportswear are following up their recent “Nike Court” Collection with an update to the classic Nike LD-1000 sneaker. A mesh and suede upper in ‘Midnight Navy’ with accents in white sits atop a a white Roshe Run Natural Motion sole making for a killer hybrid bringing together classic Nike running aesthetic with high tech performance.
Look for these gems beginning October 23rd via select Nike retailers and on Nike.com.
Swiss artist/photographer/scientist/engineer Fabian Oefner was recently summoned to Ferrari’s global headquarters in Maranello, Italy to participate in the launch of the stunning 2015 Ferrari California T. Maranello is the home to Ferrari’s many designers, craftsmen, engineers so it was crucial for Oefner to experience and discover the California T in it’s birthplace.
“State of the Art” provides and in-depth look at Oefner’s journey through the conception and staging of his vibrant exploration of color and form. Once the artist got behind the wheel of the California T, the ideas started flowing. The acceleration of the car became the central nervous system of the concept for the piece. Oefner set out to reveal the unseen through the sensation of speed an form.
Through a custom system that was developed exclusively for the project, Oefner leverages UV paints and a high-powered fan system (streaming paint at up to 150 mph) to reveal the vehicle’s form against a black on black canvas. The result is absolutely stunning.
New York based skateboard and apparel brand, 5BORO NYC, generated a lot of buzz for their “VHS Series” pro model decks when they were unveiled at Agenda a couple of months ago. Inspired by the packaging from the VHS tape brands like Maxell, Sony, JVC, TDK, and Fuji from back in the day, the designs evoke an undeniable feeling of nostalgia.
Designed by Mark Nardelli, Matthew Tapia and Max Vogel Razauno, the “VHS Series” collection includes eight different decks that could easily be hung on the wall as art pieces. The retro gradients, typography, abstract shapes and colors are instantly recognizable. The decks also pay homage the heyday of handheld VHS camcorder filmed skate videos.
After selling out the first release, 5BORO NYC has distributed another round of decks ($49.99 USD) that are available now via their website and select skateboard retailers around the globe.
With the future of Pioneer’s DJ product line in question as a result of being acquired by investment company KKR, it was only natural for the competition to step up their game quickly. Native Instruments has been taking some market share of the digital DJ space with their TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO software. They’re also making inroads in the hardware side with the recent launch of the TRAKTOR KONTROL S8. KONTROL S8 has now been deemed their new flagship all-in-one DJ controller.
The TRAKTOR approach is interesting as they are looking to address the issue of DJ’s staring at their laptops versus interacting with the audience via this new piece of hardware. Although you still have the option to plug in your laptop, the KONTROL S8′s control layout resembles the included TRAKTOR DJ software. Touch-sensitive knobs, faders, and LED-guided touch strips bring the software workflow to life on full-color displays.
The hi-resolution screens can also be used for Remix Decks, giving you the ability to mix in sounds in addition to on the fly sampling and looping using the 16 color-coded performance pads.
The TRAKTOR KONTROL S8 will be available for $1,199.00 USD beginning October 30th.