Dj Khalab

Khalab_02Khalab_04 Khalab_03Imaginative illustrations + Sounds

WORD / Kool A.D.

Music video for Word by Kool A.D. aka artist / rapper Victor Vasquez, directed and animated by LA animator Teddy O’Connor. Character designs, backrounds and storyboards by Kool A.D.

NSFW – via stash

Why the f▼ck ? / DWNS†▲†Ξ

Sweet electronic warblings from the Greenlander DWNS†▲†Ξ (Downstate), The Drip Taper EP, Urban Waves Records, 2013.

Here’s The Testicles


The cover of Bollox To The Gonads – Here’s The Testicles, 1984, from Pax records, is just perfect for today’s anniversary.

Anatomical board of a speaker / Coralie Gourguechon

Coralie Gourguechon paper speaker 1

Graphic design and basic electronics combined to turn a simple sheet of paper into a functioning speaker for educational use, by Toulouse-based product designer Coralie Gourguechon.

The speaker cone is detached from the sheet, and spreads out to form a mechanical amplification of the sound system, and the position of the cone is also an indicator of operation. When flat, the speaker is turned off, as the folding close the circuit, creating a switch system mecanically.


Coralie Gourguechon paper speaker 2

Coralie Gourguechon paper speaker 3

Coralie Gourguechon paper speaker 4

Coralie Gourguechon paper speaker 5

Co-production ISDAT

Duet for Leaves & Turntable / Diego Stocco

Short musical phrases, records of rubbing leaves against a turntable, by composer and music sound designer Diego Stocco

via transparent cities

Find more on artist’s musical projects based on trees and other natural ingredients

on the roof / Billa Qause

Live MPC session based on funk songs by Greek DJ and producer Billa Qause of BQ beats and Beatquick, recorded in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Play (+ scroll) to hear some Alice Russel and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings tracks sampled, chopped and performed in a unique way.
Film / edit by VBer

There’s No Sound In My Head

There’s No Sound in My Head
(20 minutes) USA

Composer Mark Applebaum’s cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score “The Metaphysics of Notation” consists of seventy linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Installed for one year at the Cantor Arts Center Museum on the Stanford University campus it received forty-five weekly performances from interpreters from around the world. There’s No Sound in My Head investigates the project and Applebaum’s development as a composer. Through interviews with composers and musicologists, performance footage, and conversations with Applebaum as he draws in his studio, the film poses questions about the borders between music and visual art.

Peaches Does Herself


Critics have described the movie as “a ‘Pina’ for the queer and sexually liberated crowd” while Peaches herself likes to describe it as “The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change”!

An autobiographical electro-rock-opera with an air of Tron but loads of dicks and pussies. A species of “anti-jukebox musical”, in which the Canadian artist unleashes her vision of the world based on contagious beats and hermaphrodite dancers. Food for thought # and more…

sempre viva

marria callas

When Maria was leaving Christina to sing at Covent Garden in London, where people had slept outside for five nights to get tickets, as she was leaving the Christina in the Mediterranean to fly back to London, he said to her:  why do you bother to sing? I’ve got plenty of money.. (Robert Sutherland’s interview here)

Continue reading “sempre viva”

Bonobo’s Cirrus / Harris Cyriak


Music video created by British animator Cyriak Harris, for the truck Cirrus by artist Simon Green, AKA Bonobo

previously on Cyriak: Baaa  + Walks of life

Bad Kingdom

Hand-drawn story of corruption and greed.
Directed and produced by Berlin based multimedia studio Pfadfinderei for Moderat.
Illustrations by Bernado Maldonado Morales, Daavid Mörtl, Benedikt Rugar, Arne Jysch, Moritz Friedrich.
Via nerdcore. Link to video.