And so begins the journey for XOYO Radio! We’ve waited for this for so long and it’s finally here, set to give a whole new meaning to the word ‘Leftfield’ XOYO Radio looks to push the boundaries when it comes to radio and most importantly music policy! And when you look to those two qualities who better to get on board to lead the way than Mr.Andrew Weatheralll, one of the figureheads of British music culture comes on board with his first show ‘Music’s Not For Everyone’, delving through his personal collection to give you much need quality for 2 hours. - Click the title to listen.
Artist Max Zorn creates street art consisting mainly of portraits. His only tools are rolls of packing tape and a scalpel, but the results are astounding. The translucent portraits are hung over street lamps for the final effect, with multiple shades created through layers of tape strips. What is really impressive is that Zorn essentially works with just a single colored tape, creating several shades as he goes along. The sepia-toned art pieces have an incredible detailing, and are a delight to look at.
Another striking aspect of Zorn’s work is how he manages to get the expressions right. With only the use of his scalpel, he’s literally carved out that smile and frown, depicting the delicate features of his subjects down to the tee. Some portraits have a unique effect of sunrays created through overlapping layers. Zorn practices his street art in Amsterdam, and has been doing so since May last year. Be sure to watch the video that shows him creating the portrait of a handsome young man. It is truly fascinating.
Go cop Yasmin’s new single Light up (The World) on the 15th January, she’ll be just one of the acts at XOYO’s new Versus launch night on the 27th January, advanced tickets are selling quickly! Get them HERE
“Here you can explore spatial and structural similarities in crystals and music , hear how viruses behave like generative music , see how the full moon governs the tide which then rations water into a music sequencer , there is a simon says method in learning differences in scales , dna multiplying shows us how time signature and speed changes songs , an algorithm of gravity pulls a pendulum into natural counterpoint and the tectonic plates rub against each other and behave like chords. “ (Björk)
He was the 1960s radical who turned British painting on its head, but on Sunday the Queen sealed David Hockney’s transformation into national treasure by appointing him to the Order of Merit.
Buckingham Palace announced that the 74-year-old Bradford-born painter and photographer would join the select group of individuals who have achieved distinction in the arts, learning, science and public service.
Hockney is preparing a major new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London called A Bigger Picture, which will feature his vast new landscape paintings and an innovative moving image collage, which harnesses multiple cameras to capture views of the countryside around his home in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, where he went to live in 2005. It was this project that Hockney gave as a reason for not being able to paint the Queen.
Michel Gondry paid homage to Martin Scorcese with a Sweded version of “Taxi Driver.”
In this version of ‘Taxi Driver,’ Gondry plays the complicated Travis Bickle, a role made famous by Robert De Niro. Dubbed in French with English subtitles, Michel re-imagines some of more iconic scenes for the film. Gondry also employs plenty of creative quirks, like substituting paint for blood and colored pencils for bullets.
The queer filmmaker partners with Oscar winner Marion Cotillard.
John Cameron Mitchell (or, Hedwig, as I will always refer to him as) and Dior have just released the latest ‘Lady Dior’ film—an ongoing collaborative effort between notable directors and the French label to promote their handbands. This film marks the fifth edition, with Cameron Mitchell having directed the previous venture as well. Titled L.A.dy Dior, this spoof follows a needy actress as she pouts and mopes on the set of a fashion shoot before having a meltdown—with hysterical results.