11 posts categorized "documentary"


Die Antwoord Mini Documentary from New Short Film

Die Antwoord's Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er are not in a relationship, they had a kid together "by accident" (and claim they are a "good mommy and daddy"), and try to explain what "zef" is along with what is real and what is an illusion. Also, lots of using the word "fook".


All that and more in this new clip from Kobus Holnaaier's short film, Straight From the Horse's Piel.






mp3: Seymour Bits (featuring Die Antwoord) - Spectacular




Peaches: The Wheelchair Show Mini-Doc and NYC Gets Peaches Christ Superstar!

For those of you who follow Peaches closely, you’ll know that recently, whilst performing at the Marés Vivas Festival 2010 in Portugal, she screwed up her ankle big time at the beginning of her set – it was a giant leap from the drum riser in the mammoth ghillie suit that did it...but of course, in true Peaches' style, she finished off the set (including crowd walking!) without a whimper. And the end result? An ankle the size of a melon and a big bad-ass plaster cast around her right leg! 



With the Lovebox Weekender in London just two days later, what was she going to do? There’s no way she could cancel!  Ingeniously, Peach got to work on putting together an exclusive set for the London Festival goers – a hilarious performance that will forever be known as The Wheelchair Show.


Watch the mini documentary recounting the tale below (semi-NSFW), then jump after for information on how, when, why and where Peaches will be bringing her Peaches Christ Superstar show (with Chilly Gonzales) to New York City later this year! Best news ever.




Now for the details on Peaches Christ Superstar in NYC...


Peaches will perform the American debut of Peaches Christ Superstar on December 11 at The Concert Hall at The New York Society for Ethical Culture. Her performance with Chilly Gonzales of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice's musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, made its worldwide debut in March in Berlin.  


Tickets for Peaches Christ Superstar will be available for fans, via pre-sale on Thursday, July 29 at 10am EST. Watch my twitter timeline on Thursday morning for the pre-sale password and link! If you miss the pre-sale, tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 30 at 10am EST.


Mega mondo excited!


mp3: Peaches - Trick Or Treat



Don Letts' Superstonic Sound: Rebel Dread Documentary (new trailer!)

One of the great pioneers in music, Don Letts, will soon be commemorated in a new documentary. Superstonic Sound: The Rebel Dread showcases the West Indian Englishman as a pivotal force behind some of the greatest artists to appear in punk, rock n roll and reggae. The now 54-year old started out in a clothing store called ACME in 1975, which attracted the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols and Blondie.



Soon thereafter, Letts moved into DJ'ing, making several documentaries himself and forming Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones from The Clash in 1984. Now, the camera has been turned on him and we find out more from this elusively cool BBC Radio6 personality.


The movie describes Letts as the "The soundclash that changed British music forever". It will premiere at The Roundhouse in London on June 7. Tickets here.


Watch the trailer below.




mp3: Steel Leg and The Electric Dread - Stratetime And The Wide Man


Diplo to Release Directorial Debut: Favela on Blast

Favela On Blast, the directorial film debut from Mad Decent's main man, Diplo, and his partner Leandro HBL, documents a vibrant and innovative musical subculture that has emerged in Brazil's impoverished slums aka favelas. Well beneath the radar of mainstream society for the last 20 years, they have their own language, style and heroes. 



An Official Selection of SXSW's Film Festival, Favela On Blast was not an easy feat to complete. Between little funding, unfamiliar territories, and broken translations, the filming proved to be hold harsh obstacles for Diplo and Leandro. The obstructions were overcome however, as the film captures the rarely seen stories of MC's, DJ's, dancers, and cultural producers through the filmmakers' eyes, with memorable appearances from funk superstars Deize, Tigrona, Mr. Catra, and Duda Do Borell.


The film will be available digitally and on DVD through Mad Decent on July 20, however, fans will get an early chance to preview the film when it airs on Pitchfork TV's One Week Only starting July 9.


Watch the trailer for Favela On Blast now.



mp3: Joao Brasil - Let It Injecao Be (The Beatles x Deize Tigrona)



Banksy Documentary - Exit Through the Gift Shop (watch the first 5 minutes!)

Much earlier this year, we geeked out over the trailer for the upcoming Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Now, with a full 5 minutes of the beginning of this months release, we have every right and rad reason to keep on grinning.




While the project was being touted as a feature film by street artist Banksy, the film actually has no credited director. The film starts out as a documentary by a video camera-obsessed Frenchman named Thierry Guetta. With a love for street art, and connections into the scene, Thierry sets out to capture the most elusive street artist...Banksy.


Naturally, the film becomes something much different, and far more elaborate. Screenings in NYC begin on April 16 at the Sunshine Theater and Lincoln Plaza.


Watch the first 5 minutes below. 






mp3: Gift of Gab - Way of the Light




Stussy x J Dilla: Stones Throw Documentary (pt 3)

Last month (it IS March now, kids), we became even more interested in the life of J Dilla, thanks to Stussy's exclusive 3-part documentary surrounding the producer's short life. Finally, we've got part 3 to share with you to conclude the introspective.


You can watch part one here and then jump over to part two if you haven't already watched.


The final video is below for your viewing pleasure.



mp3: Michael Jackson - HIStory (J Dilla Remix)


Jay-Z's Hard Knock Life Documentary on STV

With last week's Brit Awards win for Best International Male Solo Artist, Jay-Z continues to prove why he is the reigning king of hip-hop. The only stateside artist (other than Lady Gaga) to sang an award treats us to a an in-depth look at his visionary song Hard Knock Life, courtesy of Sweden's STV.


The 15 minute documentary recounts the making of the video, the meanings behind the song, and guests, including Jigga himself, drop by to chat about the impact that the song had on modern music.

Some of the video is in Swedish, most in English with subtitles, but you'll be able to easily follow along and enjoy this quick glimpse into Hova's world.



mp3: Jay-Z x Radiohead - Dirt Off Your Android (Jaydiohead Mix)


Stussy x J Dilla: Stones Throw Documentary (pt 2)

Last week, I brought you part one of the exclusive documentary from Stussy, which regales the legendary life of J Dilla.

Not much else to say...but here's part 2.



Part 3 is still being edited (we're told it's coming out this Wednesday, February 24), but rest assure, I'll have it here for you as soon as it's in my mitts.


mp3: J Dilla - Two Can Win 



Stussy x J Dilla: Stones Throw Documentary (pt 1)

In memoriam and celebration of the distinguished life and career of J Dilla, Stussy has collaborated on a multimedia platform of excellence to honor the the legendary emcee and producer.


The first of three short documentaries on the late J Dilla traces the producer's early ascent with interviews from those key to his career, including Peanut Butter Wolf and Egon from Stones Throw Records, J.Rocc and DJ Rhettmatic of the World Famous Beat Junkies and Irish emigre photographer B+. 

This documentary is essential viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in hip-hop.

Watch part one now. Remaining clips will be uploaded once live.



mp3: J Dilla - Trucks 



Banksy Documentary - Exit Through the Gift Shop

Blur and Paris Hilton have both been treated to the "Banksy touch", but long before either of those, erm, "musicians", felt his effect, the legendary street artist was defying laws and legals systems in an effort to have his works be seen and be shocking.


Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary about Banksy, whose title references a specific work in relation to one of the British street artist’s notorious break-ins to museums. While Banksy's stencils feature striking and humorous images occasionally combined with anti-war, anti-capitalist or anti-establishment slogans, the feature intends to look at his entire repertoire in a humorously anonymous light.


The film’s premiere is at Sundance, prefaced with the following on it's official site. In the late 1990s, a hybrid form of graffiti began appearing in cities around the world. Enlisting stickers, stencils, posters, and sculpture and spread by the burgeoning Internet, it would be labeled “street art” and establish itself as the most significant counterculture movement of a generation. Los Angeles–based filmmaker Terry Guetta set out to record this secretive world in all its thrilling detail. For more than eight years, he traveled with the pack, roaming the streets of America and Europe, the stealthy witness of the world’s most infamous vandals. But after meeting the British stencil artist known only as “Banksy,” things took a bizarre turn. Sundance has shown films by unknown artists but never an anonymous one. Banksy turns the tables on the only man who has ever filmed him, creating a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an exposé of the art world with its mind-altering mix of hot air and hype. In the end, Exit Through the Gift Shop is an amazing ride, a cautionary modern fairy tale . . . with bolt cutters.




mp3: Paris Hilton - Nothing In This World (Exacta Remix) mp3: The White Stripes - I Think I Smell A Rat mp3: Blur - Coffee And TV

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