INPUT returns this week to Brooklyn with a heavy-hitter in tow (or two if you really like deep grooves); as Kanye West collaborator, Warp impresario Hudson Mohawke headlines at Ouptut on a very special night. Needless to say, while people will be reaching for higher ground and holding for dear life after every terrific transition at the main room of Output, the always-impressive Mark E will headline The Panther Room next door, with Roy Dank supporting. Supporting HudMo in the main room will be Kwes, the one-in-all performer that just put out his debut LP, ilp. via Warp just a few weeks back. Needless to say, this is going to be nothing short of amazing; and we here at URB are providing you with an exclusive promo code for anybody willing to make the trip to Output this Thursday. Grab the discounted batch fast, as advance tickets are running out and tickets at the door will be $30. Check out a preview of what’s to come, promo code details and links down below for more information.
Yesterday was the premiere of NY-based artist/filmmaker Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic’s directorial debut film, the powerful, poetic and beautifully haunting “Scriptura Vitae,” commissioned by Protein for The UK’s Channel 4 Random Acts.
The film is a hypnotic and evocative visual story exploring the dualities of life and death, art and artist featuring famed Japanese actress Miho Nikaido, known for her role in the cult-classic film Tokyo Decadence (written and directed by lauded author Ryu Murakami).
The film score features original music by Diplo, with tracks by Actress and Plaitum. You can see images from the film and the trailer after the jump.
Eskeerdo a/k/a Xplicit is a Miami-based multi platinum songwriter and member of the hit production trifecta The Monsters. To date, Xplicit has written songs for the likes of Diddy, Rihanna, T.I., Selena Gomez, Flo Rida Trey Songz and Sean Kingston, among several others, but is perhaps most well known for his co-writing credits on “Clique” from Kanye West, featuring Big Sean & Jay-Z. To boot, Xplicit has gone onto become one of No ID’s most proven go to writers. Eskeerdo has now flipped the switch by putting himself in the spotlight with the release of “Rappers,” his debut video that is both written and performed by the promising artist. “Rappers” is produced deejay/turntablist extraordinaire Infamous, as well as German. Stay tuned for more songs to emerge from one of the Gunshine State’s most burgeoning talents. Now go ahead and hit the jump for the visuals and free song download..
Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that make all the difference. One of our favorite DJ/Producer/45 Session Master’s, DJ Platurn took in our opinion one the dopest joints on Yeezus, Bound 2, and dropped his signature breaks method on it. Simple in theory, simple in execution, and simply dope.
Open your Saturday up with a little bit of soul (remember when Kanye still had one sounded like that).
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It almost feels redundant to write the word “controversial” next to the name M.I.A., but a kerfuffle has risen up in regards to the documentary about the singer directed by Steve Loveridge, which features Spike Jonez, Kanye West and Richard Russell. Apparently M.I.A.’s label isn’t being super-cooperative about supporting the film about “a kid whose dad went off and became a terrorist,” leading M.I.A. to take to Twitter and propose a Kickstarter campaign to circumvent the “blacklist.”
Check out the 5 minute teaser for the doc after the jump.