Stop-Motion / Video
Soulja Boy shares the video to his London on da Track-produced single, "Rockstar."
As Soulja Boy's name has been in the headlines for the surprise beef that has erupted between him and Lil Yachty over model India Love, he has decided to drop a video to his July single, "Rockstar," produced by London on da Track. The song ended up being the opener and title track on the 18-track mixtape he dropped a week later. "Rockstar" was Soulja's first track since announcing his partnership with Rich Gang, and he'll be lucky if Birdman is able to bless him with more beautiful London beats like this one. "I'm a rockstar, "I'm a rockstar, all I need is the guitar," he raps on the hook, and he gets his hands on plenty of guitars in the new video, not playing them but wielding them like a rockstar nonetheless.
Stop-motion music video shot for Atlanta artists Miloh Smith and OG MACO.
I shot this music video by myself, before I ever used a video camera, and got featured on MTV.
The Atlanta artist spends a weird night in.
Singer-songwriter-rapper Miloh Smith impressed us with last year’s Pulp Fiction, which found her “[straddling] the Venn diagram linking Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Tinashe and Erykah Badu” and putting together one of our favorite mixtapes of the year.
Smith is back with ‘Pretty Dirty’, a woozy bedroom jam produced by Childish Major and Matt Martians and featuring the AutoTuned rasps of OG Maco. The video (directed by Matthew Sherman) sees her spending a night in a strange hotel room and hanging out with an inflatable friend as she waits by the phone, all with a herky-jerky, stop-motion feel. Stay tuned for Smith’s forthcoming EP.
Stop-motion video depicting the American debut of Hudson Mohawke's live show setup at Irving Plaza, 05.28.2015.
Video contains over 3,000 sequenced still images.
Song | Hudson Mohawke - Very First Breath ft. Irfane
THIS IS A HUDSON MOHAWKE STORY
The last time Ross Birchard saw Kanye West, someone called the fire department.
“‘All Day’ was done in my studio in London, and I was subsequently sent an eviction notice after we finished the song,” he tells me. We’re backstage before his recent New York City performance at Irving Plaza, and he can’t stop laughing as he explains what happened. “We just had a huge party to finish the song. My studio’s in the basement of the Netflix building. So we set the fire alarm off for the entire building and I had an invoice for like ten grand for calling the fire department and all this shit.”
He pauses. “And that’s the least of it. The rest of it I’m not going to get into.”
Short documentary in three parts examining the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival over the course of three nights.
Original Unrelease Music by Kashaka
Recap Video of Young Thug, RL Grime, and Mr. Carmack
Location | Central Park SummerStage, 2015
Recap Video of Dan Snaith's coveted dance project, Caribou.
Location | East River Park Amphitheater, 2015
Official Recap Video for massive warehouse show with Get Real, presented by MeanRed Productions & Dirtybird Records
Location | Crown Heights, NY
Photoshoot with R&B / Soul Artist JMSN.
Commissioned for Intensive profile in BET / Noisey.
Location | Le Poisson Rouge / SoHo House
How one R&B artist opted out of the hype
It’s a Thursday night at the dimly-lit (Le) Poisson Rouge club in Manhattan, where a rather heterogeneous crowd — in terms of race, gender and fashion sense, in particular — has begun to thicken, packing the dance floor which is blanketed in a deep red glow. A disco ball sways gently overhead as cool air is pumped in and Sam Cooke bellows through the speakers. Some sprightly dance and mouth the words, while others refill their drinks or use the venue’s complimentary wi-fi. Every so often the door to the side of the stage opens and a silhouette appears, and the audience collectively quiets in anticipation, until it is realized that it is yet again not the man they’re here to see.
Around 11:00 p.m., a five-piece band emerges — a drummer, bassist, guitarist, pianist/saxophonist and background singer — and takes their places on stage, beginning to play the easily-recognizable opening notes to “It is.,” the title track of the new album that JMSN released early last month. It’s a darkly-toned and brooding intro and it serves as the welcoming music for the 29-year-old artist, who abruptly appears dressed in a massive turquoise jacket of faux fur, jeans and white Vans. When he steps to the mic, he smiles and stares down the audience.
Editorial Photoshoot for Willie Burns Collection
Location | The Thing - Greenpoint, NY
Willie Burns is a man with fingers in many pies. He’s released his own music under Grackle &Black Deer amongst other aliases on forward thinking labels such as L.I.E.S., The Trilogy Tapes & Creme Organization. As well as DJing under Speculator and heading up his label W.T. Records, he also runs his own record shop, The Thing in Brooklyn, where we stopped by for an afternoon to sample some of the nuggets deep inside some of his dustiest crates.