Good morning folks,
Our good friend Erhan Sengenc from Turkey was over visiting this weekend and turned us onto this. Pogo has had over 5 million views just on this one clip so there will be very few of you who haven’t seen it. But for those who haven’t:
His name is Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo and has remixed movies such as Alice, Up and Terminator. Which has led to him working for studios including Disney Pixar and Showtime, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, performing for YouTube Play at the Guggenheim Museum, and has had over 12 million people view his videos on YouTube.
He’s currently busy with the World remix series where he gets society to donate money for him to travel to different places in the world to film which he then remixes from his studio in Australia. The first in his world remix series was of our home country South Africa, which isn’t as good in our opinion – not like his Disney series anyway.
Here is some more edit fun we did…enjoy :)
If you have some spare time on your hands, or just need something fresh to listen to, Yes Yes Y’all offers a platform for music videos to be viewed in a never-ending playlist of awesomness. Tune in.
We found this artist on there called Tyler The Creator… he blew our minds, can’t even find the words to describe it, we are just plain stunned by his flow. If you like Hip Hop, click play.
At the time of posting this the video had been up for 13 hours and had 25,000 views, just over 24 hours later and he has 300,000 views.
Esa Williams has been a very busy man. Between curating Red Bull Music Academy workshops and running the popular Subculture nights in his adopted city of Glasgow, not to mention forming part of live act Sensu and DJing some of the biggest festivals around Europe, Cape Town born Esa has somehow found the time to launch Rememory Music, a boutique label complete with unique vinyl artwork, as well as summon a few friends (who also happen to be some of Scotland’s finest producers) for remix duties on it’s first two releases.
The latest of these is Luxarama, so named as a respectful nod to the artist’s childhood introduction to musical theatre by his late father, who he proudly names as the main driving force behind his work today. With a foot so firmly rooted in the past, this EP evokes an almost nostalgic window on the future. Esa has managed to inject his memories, history and inspiration straight into the shiny keys and dubby pads of the title track, each element evolving tantalisingly over an infectious 4/4 arrangement that itself seems to progress with every bar. In contrast, the Midnight Marauders mix is a far more submerged affair. Ross Telford and Ali Herron (one half of OOFT) retain the undulating nature of the original, but this time rely on more polished keys and drier percussion as their preferred method of propulsion. Williams ends things off with the Mervin Granger’s at the Luxarama dub, dispensing with the restraint displayed before, and opting to elevate the circular piano and radiant dub elements to dizzying, hypnotic heights.
Having already earned the seal of approval from the likes of Jimpster, Mixmag (House Tune of the Month) and EQTV.dj (Record of the Day), it is hard not to proclaim that 2011 looks to be a banner year for this young artist. It’s no secret that this blog holds a special place for fellow South African expats, so we for one will be paying close attention.
Esa/Mervin Granger – Luxarama
Luxarama (Midnight Marauders Mix)
Luxarama (Mervin Granger’s At The Luxarama dub)
Words by Robin Would
Well just Eli’s “Bear” chest…
As Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine (Soul Clap) gear up for another massive year, EQTV talks to the duo at their Miami base to find out more about a string of upcoming releases.