Though it’s sometimes difficult to keep up with the uber-prolifict Kitsuné brand (in the last year alone the record-label-cum-fashion-design house has released a slew of mixes, full artist albums, remix singles, several apparel collaborations and we’ve not even mentioned their creative overtaking of the heritage brand Petit Bateau or upcoming presence at the Pitti Uomo fashion expo), the actualization of their various endeavors is always nothing short of spectacular.
None of Kitsuné’s high-wattage, bold creative energy was held back during the run of their North American “Autumn in America” tour. Having attended the L.A. date of the tour, we can tell you that the hands in the air, free spiritedness of the evening was symbolic of more than just the need to shake of the week’s stresses, it was also a real …
Cirque Du Soleil is getting the electronic music facelift in 2013 with the help of The Light Group and MGM Resorts International…and its going to be legit.
The LIGHT at Mandalay Bay is launching in March 2013 as Cirque Du Soleil’s first nightclub venture – entering with all the shock and awe that their numerous productions are known for – including video mapping, lighting and sound and special effects from experts Moment Factory. The 38,000 square foot venue will “serve as a laboratory, very much like [Cirque Du Soleil's] special events and projects have done int he past, for different and new artistic possibilites,” said Gay Laliberte, Founder of Cirque Du Soleil. Joined by Amy Thomson, manager of Swedish House Mafia, and Light Group founder Andrew Sasson, the trio’s joint venture looks to bring theatrical nightlife to …
I arrived at Camp Bisco a few days before I was scheduled to shadow dance with Psylab, so I could get my party on. Impatient, after hours of sitting in the RV, I meandered a bit and found myself backstage as Infected Mushroom began their set. I felt a tap tap tap on my shoulder, turned around and was greeted by the Disco Biscuits’ keyboard player, Aron Magner. “Wanna see something neat?” he asked, eyes wide. “Of course. Yes!” I said resolutely, skipping with excitement. I followed him, curious, through the sea of ravers and revelers. We arrived at a tent filled with consoles, knobs and switches. I quickly realized we were standing in the center of where light is born.
Infected Mushroom’s psychedelic synths roared. Magner grabbed me by the hand and pointed to some buttons. After a quick lesson, he smiled and said, “Now, it’s your turn.” Nervous, I attempted to sync the enormous strobe lights surrounding the stage to the music. Always a half beat off, I giggled as Magner shook his head laughing until I realized the power my keystrokes possessed. Bolts of light blinded us, frenzied brilliant bursts showered the crowd; and for a moment, I fell under my own spell.
That was my first and last time commanding a lighting console for thousands of tripped out party people, an experience I’ll always cherish, deepening my appreciation for the art of lighting design. These artists, often overlooked and underappreciated, shine brightly behind the scenes.
For those that miss good music video shows, here is something for you, Stashbox TV! Hosted by comedian Grand Phee, Stash Box TV goes to events in NYC & combines a music video show with a Man-On-The-Street Q&A segment. Episode 1 features videos byT.Shirt and Briskinthehouse. Also hear what happens when Phee asks “Random Questions” to people at Mad Decent’s 2012 Block Party.
Tonight, November 21, 2012, local clothing, events and artist management company Good Looks New York invites all New Yorkers to come together to raise money and help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. GLNY takes over Session 73 for a night of upfront and uplifting music.