Red Bull Music Academy has launched a weekly mini-documentary series entitled, H∆SHTAG$. The first episode in the series, entitled ‘Don’t Call It #Alt-R&B’, features interviews with Miguel, How To Dress Well (formerly one half of The Weeknd), Jeremy ‘Zodiac’ Rose, Rochelle Jordan, and BadBadNotGood.
The series looks at the ‘current renaissance of contemporary R&B’ in light of the current ‘always-on’ age and asks the questions — ‘what happens when the Internet comes of age’ and what happens to the generation of musicians and artists that have grown up with it. H∆SHTAG$ engages the viewer into a conversation that takes its topics from URL to IRL and all points around and in between.
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Stones Throw is proud to announce the production of an independent documentary “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)” by filmmaker, Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures. Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material and in-depth interviews “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” will follow label founder and DJ/Producer, Peanut Butter Wolf and explore the various left-of-center artists, history, culture and global following.
There is a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the production of the documentary with some limited edition goodies as thank you gifts in return for one’s support. The goal is $35,000 which will cover production trips, shoots and edits of the film. The duration of the campaign is 45 days and will conclude at the end of November.
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The LCD Soundsystem documentary opens with the quote, “If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever.”
While it’s a great metaphor for their final show at Madison Square Garden, don’t go into the film expecting a procession of nostalgia. Anchored around live footage and supplemented by a heady Chuck Klosterman interview, brief windows into Murphy’s daily routine, and behind-the-scenes set-up/tear-down of the Garden, the most poignant feature of SUAPTH is that it refuses to dwell on the past.
If you have been keeping up with the Dillz, things are beginning to heat up on his tour, where he teamed up with “The New York Love Song,” an upcoming independent film company to begin the filming of his documentary that peers into the life of a D.I.Y. artist that self books tours, sleeps on floors, rocks SXSW, and earns a video game character in NBA 2k11 to worldwide voyages with Matisyahu, Snoop Dogg and Rza of the Wu Tang Clan. Although that could be the focal point , the documentary’s main point is to show his triumph from the prior life of Kosha Dillz, who was has dealt with drugs, jails, parole, and addiction to Division I athletics and high school wrestling stardom all before his career .