Category Archives: Video

KENZO SS14 “Dawn in Luxor” by Kahlil Joseph

East Side Story Rehearsal Day 1 | Knobworld

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Until the Quiet Comes – Short Film by Kahlil Joseph

fitta happier.

Guilty Simpson & MED featured MCs. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers – Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Quakers 41-track album is out now on Stones Throw.
http://stonesthrow.com/quakers
http://itunes.com/quakers

Video Director: Eric Coleman; Cinematography: Jerry Henry; Editor: Laith Majali; Cameras: Jerry Henry, B+, Mike Park.

mos.

Read

knowledge that.

read that shit.
proof read that bitch. dice that.

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro (Mini Doc) by B+ | LA show details…

Quantic and Alice Russell will be performing LIVE on a heavy heavy lineup including the Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal and King in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. SECOND SHOW ADDED: Tickets Available: www.evfamusic.com | RSVP on FACEBOOK

AND
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 SOLD OUT
www.artdontsleep.com



you make me smile

http://stonesthrow.com/aloeblacc
http://itunes.com/aloeblacc

Directed by Eric Coleman
Production: Mochilla
Cinematographer: Rich Hama
Producer: Cat Jimenez

Robert Glasper Experiment “Black Radio” EPK captured by FROLAB

2012 is sounding quite beautiful already… take a sneak peak at the making of the Robert Glasper Experiment’s new album “Black Radio out early 2012 on Blue Note Records.

VIDEO captured & edited by FROLAB

Pre-Order your copy of Black Radio! - Blue Note Records.
iTunes | Amazon (Vinyl)

Track Listing:
1. Lift Off/Mic Check (featuring Shafiq Husayn)
2. Afro Blue (featuring Erykah Badu)
3. Cherish The Day (featuring Lalah Hathaway)
4. Always Shine (featuring Lupe Fiasco & Bilal)
5. Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) (featuring Ledisi)
6. Move Love (featuring KING)
7. Ah Yeah (featuring Musiq Soulchild & Chrisette Michele)
8. Consequence Of Jealously (featuring Meshell Ndegeocello)
9. Why Do We Try (featuring Stokley Williams)
10. Black Radio (eaturing Mos Def)
11. Letter to Hermoine (featuring Bilal)
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Robert Glasper, Black Radio Piano. photo by: Jewell Green (@missfrolab)

for more info please visit: frolab.com

moonrise kingdom

Mother by Nate Morgan

Nate Morgan
Aquarius, Fire Dragon. . .
Mentor, teacher, brother . . .
Horace Tapscott through Frank Zappa . . .
Gentle giant, humble and fierce – piercing, poignant, pointed, unabashed . . .
Cosmic chords that sing forever . . .
Nigritian Knight in space flight . . .
From his heart he speaks the truth, through his hands he plays our lives . . .
And to see him smile is truly beautiful!
We treasure you dear friend!

Carlos Niño
December 1, 2011

Dispear (LIVE From Wembley Stadium, 2011)

M.E.D. – Blaxican

M.E.D. – Blaxican (Official Video HD – Stonesthrow) Directed by Eric Coleman (Mochilla)

http://stonesthrow.com/​med
Produced by Madlib, from the album “Classic”

Director: Eric Coleman (Mochilla); Editor: Luke Lynch; Camera Operators: Coleman, B+, and Mike Park; Producer: Marybell Chavez

Thundercat 105: Daylight Live at the Echo

Mochilla captures the record release party for The Golden Age of Apocalypse – September 5, 2011 at the The Echo in Echo Park L.A. We named it Thundercat 105 because all three of us only shot Nikkor 105 Micro/Macro lenses.

Photography:
Mike Park
Eric Coleman
B+
Editing:
Luke Lynch
Sound Recording:
Daddy Kev

One Take: From Elsie Houston to Carmen Miranda by Iara Rennó

On the Sunday before Stevie Wonder took Los Angeles on a Global Soul journey at the Hollywood Bowl. A different journey was being tracked by a young singer from Brasil in front of Graumanns Chinese Theatre. In one take here unedited, covering the song made famous by songstress Elsie Houston – Iara Renno traced the journey of another young Brasilian of Portuguese descent Carmen Miranda. Iara is a good friend of Mochilla and a third generation singer/songwriter. She looked after us when we went to premiere Timeless in Rio. She has a keen sense of history especially of the twenties and thirties. Her Operatic Ballet based on Macunaíma the famous magical, allegorical novel by ethno-musicologist Mario de Andrade is an inspiring piece. To see her work an unsuspecting crowd on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday reminds us of the era when CGI and Darth Vader impersonators didn’t exist.

B+

IN MEMORY OF ELSIE HOUSTON
By Iara Renno

eh eh eh
eh eh ah
where is my turtledove
who fled the cage…

Turtledove, a traditional song, was recorded in the 30’s by Elsie Houston. She was the daughter of a father from the U.S and a mother in Rio. She is Carmen Miranda’s contemporary, a friend of Pagu and Mário de Andrade. Elsie was part of this group of artists who invented indigenous Brazilian culture. Today I find myself entranced by their memory and, like them (Carmen and Elsie), somehow I ended up here in ‘Los Angeles’. My mother has the last name Miranda (no relation), and I am the turtledove, whose destiny is to sing and fly around the world.

Ê ê ê
ê ê ah
cadê minha pomba-rola
que fugiu lá do pombal…

Pomba-Rola, canção de domínio público, foi gravada na década de 30 por Elsie Houston. Filha de pai norte-americano e mãe carioca, contemporânea de Carmen Miranda, amiga de Pagu e Mário de Andrade, Elsie fez parte desse grupo de artistas que trouxeram à tona a cultura genuinamente brasileira. Já não é de hoje minha identificação com esse sentimento… é desse mesmo ponto que parto, e, assim como Carmen e Elsie, de algum modo vim parar aqui na ‘América’. Minha mãe tem Miranda no nome, e minha herança é essa memória genética dos passáros, cujo destino é cantar e voar pelo mundo.

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Big thanks to Benjamin Tierney for the sound mix.

sweet starry night by gaby hernandez | kickstarter

from warm sunny days to sweet starry nights. no matter how big or how small, be part of something beautiful. we are one. ♥ donate whatever you can from $1 to $500. view gaby hernandez’s video below for “sweet starry night” and donate on kickstarter! let’s see this beautiful project manifest!

love, blessings and many thanks in advance*

sweet starry night KICKSTARTER*


Caltriot: MOODYMANN in LOS ANGELES by Eric Coleman and Mike Park | MOCHILLA

Caltroit: Moodymann in L.A.

“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens.” -Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka MoodyMann)

Moodymann is one of the most inspiring House producers of all time. He is definitely a genius and one of the most outspoken voices in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster. Moodymann is one of the few electronic artists to create great sketches of music that translate into emotional albums that may not be easily digested but will certainly stand the test of time.

I have been a long time fan of Moody’s hybrid form of techno/house dance music. There have been many attempts to have Moodyman dj in LA but it has never quite came to pass. Mike and I were fortunate to attend two of his three highly anticipated dj performances. This video is a personal homage to one of the best soulful house producers. Moodymann is in a league of his own.

Enjoy.

“Turn It Up”
Coleman
MOCHILLA

summer sun

Assorted Flavor: Group Show. Los Angeles, CA.

Assorted Flavor
-group show-

Featuring works by:
Jason Jagel, Greg Lamarche, Patrick Martinez, Saber, Push, Augustine Kofie and Kevin Ancell 

Opening Reception:
Saturday June 18th 2011 8pm-11pm at Known Gallery

Exhibition runs through July 9th 2011

KNOWN GALLERY 441 North Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036

-also-

LA Sign Language 
A dialog with the streets of Los Angeles seen through the eyes of visual artist Patrick Martinez and filmmaker/cinematographer Chaim Diesto.

watch it here:

Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto
Directed by: Patrick Martinez
more info: patrickmartinez.com

Jay Electronica in Nepal “Dimethyltryptamine” (final edit)

beat by J Dilla
Filmed in Kathmandu in fall 2008 by Decon.
Directed by Jason Goldwatch (twitter.com/goldwatch)
Director of Photography Rob Gilbert (twitter.com/jungletactics)
Produced by Isaiah Seret
Style by Joseph I (twitter.com/blkangelz)
Roll Audio by Dantana (twitter.com/dantana)
Executive Produced by Peter Bittenbender (twitter.com/decon)

Final Edit

MED – “CLASSIC” feat Talib Kweli

MED – “CLASSIC” feat Talib Kweli produced by Karriem Riggins for
Stones Throw Records*

Directed by: The Qualities of Light (Shane Sakanoi & Rich Hama)

Cinematography: Rich Hama, Theo Jemison, August Bradley, & Grace Oh

The Making of Act II

direct from South Africa via Jay Electronica

Starring LaTonya Givens

Music Produced by The Bullitts

Film Produced by ImmortalEnt & Mochilla

good man by rafael saadiq

heavy heavy heavy. . .

veritas*

edited by: luke lynch (http://luketheeditor.com)

CAFÉ TACUBA y ella*

(& her*)

maria has always been a favorite. now the video has moved the love meter way up. speechless(isims)


maria lyrics:

Sale sola de noche Maria,
pena por la ciudad,
recorriendo las calles que un dia,
nego besos en la oscuridad.

Y se nubla la vista Maria,
porque duele recordar,
que los besos negados Maria,
nunca mas regresaran.

En las noches por ese camino,
algo extraño puede pasar,
al sentir en los labios el frio,
de otros labios que no veras.

Es Maria quien pena en las calles,
y debajo de un farol,
roba besos y vida a la gente,
mientras ella yace en un cajon.

Maria bonita,
Maria marchita*

(*translation coming soon. . .)

Bilal – Move On (Attic Addict tent, Dour Festival, 17 of July, 2010)

by Mikael Colombu

Bilal Oliver performs Move On in the Attic Addict tent at Dour Fest, Belgium. Shot & edited by Mikael Colombu for Attack Of The Crazy Dolphins Film Productions, Good Music Only, and Free Your Funk.

Odd Future on Jimmy Fallon w/The Roots

super refreshing to see this type of hardcore hip-hop on mainstream television.

enjoy…

Odd Future X The Roots // Sandwiches (Tyler The Creator And Hodgy Beats)

*more on Odd Future aka OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20032779-10391698.html

blips, drips and strips.

my new [beautiful] addiction : blips, drips and strips : on repeat./

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

but I go on,
dawning light,
task of hope

in a dawn light,
task of hope,
these are stars

at last dare to raise my eyes,
I saw the ship in the stars
strong of glittering fleet,
bringing light to the new born

I pick up by the handful
the somber heap at my feet
eyes closed to see the hopeful
trusting my deepest instinct

at last dare to raise my eyes,
I saw the ship in the stars
strong of glittering fleet,
bringing light to the new born

(but I go on, task of hope, dawning light)

-stereolab

lotus flower

radiohead knewness.

“J.Dilla: Still Shining”

Created in 2006, this remembrance piece is created as a tribute to the memory and legacy of James “J.Dilla” Yancey. This is a piece designed for his fans and supporters who knew of his accomplishments before February 2006 and those that have grown to appreciate his genius. Here, we gain a greater insight and understanding about our musical icon.

J.Dilla is Still Shining.

(2:55) – Work Ethic Starts In The Basement
(7:35) – What To Listen For in A Dilla Beat
(9:10) – J.Dilla’s Range As A Producer. The King of Reinvention
(12:16) – Going Beyond His Influences
(14:39) – The Dilla Approach To Production
(20:21) – Jay The Producer vs Jay The MC
(26:08) – The Personal Side of J.Dilla
(29:04) – A Soldier Unstoppable!
(32:05) – Venturing Out. (as explained by Phat Kat)
(33:59) – Heading Home… Job Well Done.
(34:48) – We Salute You.

 

THANK YOU to B.Kyle for sharing this with the world!

Erykah Badu – Gone Baby, Don’t be Long – Directed by Flying Lotus

From the album New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Directed by: Flying Lotus
Post-Production: Beeple
Modeling: Beeple + Vince Ream
Director of Photography: Theo Jemison

Download the Cinema 4D project file: beeple-crap.com/​resources.php

erykahbadu.com
flying-lotus.com
beeple-crap.com
theojemison.com

Barbarella!

+super refreshing to watch~ Barbarella!

Hope Road

HipHopDX Presents This historic trip of Nas and Damian Marley to Bob Marley’s Hope Road home, filmed by B+. Nas takes it all in with a Cuban cigar, while Damian looks around home… [READ ON]

»»» Read On + View Video at http://www.hiphopdx.com

+as we enter!

: damian marley and nas are : distant relatives :

+ultra fresh mulatu astatke sample.

L.A. Speaks : Censorship

peep this heavy video featuring some very influential artists as they express their views on art, war and censorship (of the BLU piece above) on the Museum of Contemporary Art.

[A short series of interviews with some folks who care at the Downtown LA BLU Moca whitewash protest using laser gaffiti // 01.03.2011] via @Crewest

Population Control

Population Control (Remixed by Samiyam, Dibiase, Free the Robots)
Directed by: Greg Ponstingl

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform


The Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument present:

Dreams Deferred : Artists Respond to Immigration Reform

- December 10, 2010 – May 22, 2011 -
Opening Reception:
December 9, 2010
6-8:30 PM
Free to the public
Featuring art from: Shepard Fairey, Kofie, Slick, Patrick Martinez, Eriberto Oriol, Swank, SharkToof, Eyeone, Ernesto Yerena, and more.

+previews of the show can be seen here:
+and here:
++peep the video:

gathering. reflecting. (thankful)

+be thankful for what you got. be thankful that you’re aware of the reality of this holiday, teach the children and each other the real meaning of giving, the importance of gathering, of sharing, of loving, of living…


+and to shed some very real light on this holiday I leave you with this…

♥LOVE wednesday*

(Side Note: when I first started writing (graff) in middle school, I picked Wednesday as my name, watching this clip now reminds me of why I gravitated towards her back then.)

[Video] Seu Jorge and Almaz – The Model (Pt.One)

Short film displaying Seu Jorge’s and Almaz new record as seen by friend and uber amazing director Khalil Joseph. Much love to @missjodie (The Model) quite a fantastic ending to pt.1. Can’t wait for pt.2!!!

*for more info please visit: IFC.COM and NowAgainRecords.com.

veritas.

please reconsider

http://www.reconsidercolumbusday.org/

The Narcicyst featuring Shadia Mansour “Hamdulillah” Official Music Video

To buy ‘The Narcicyst’ LP, please go to
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/the…

Ridzdesign Presents
The Narcicyst feat Shadia Mansour – “Hamdulillah” (Official Video)

Directed and Edited by Ridwan Adhami  | Written by Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour | Original Track produced by SandhiLL | Piano by Stefan Christoff | Additional production and arrangement by Doctor Dinar and The Narcicyst

To say ‘Hamdulillah’ is to be grateful for what one has.

The images of the past decades have cast a veil on our identity as a people. We, as international brothers and sisters, are now witness to injustice in real time. We watch our Wars in HD. Injustice is played in real time.

It is time for us to claim our faces back.

This video is a global collaborative effort by 10 photographers- from London to Lebanon, Cairo To Canada, Abu Dhabi to America- to create a portrait of the New Global Citizens. They are DJs, MCs, poets, architects, teachers, doctors, parents and children. Most of all they are people.

Thank you to everyone that was involved. We are blessed to have each other.

Follow Narcicyst on Twitter

PROJECT A.T.O.M MERKABAH

DPROSPER Presents PROJECT A.T.O.M : MERKABAH (Chariot of Ascension)

[Video] “Drips/Take Notice”

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble feat. Flying Lotus, Chris “Daddy” Dave, Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner & more! – “Drips/Take Notice”

DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE:
miguelatwood-ferguson.bandcamp.com/track/drips-take-notice

Recorded live in Los Angeles at Grand Performances, California Plaza July 23, 2010.

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble:

Flying Lotus (laptop)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (violin, arrangement)
Evan Francis (flute)
Dontae Winslow (trumpet)
Joey Dosik (alto sax)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Garrett Smith (trombone)
Rebekah Raff (harp)
Marcel Camargo (guitar)
Brandon Coleman (keys)
Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner (bass)
Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (drums)
Nikki Campbell (percussion)

Directed and Edited by:
Greg Ponstingl

Camera Crew:
Alex Meader
Conner Hair
Grace Oh
Greg Ponstingl
Theo Jemison
Todd Mazer

Photos:

Azul Amaral
Mike Park

Recording Engineer:
Benjamin Tierney

Mixed by:
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Benjamin Tierney

[Video] Cee Lo “F*ck You”

http://www.facebook.com/ceelogreen

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson by TQoL*

visit TQoL on Vimeo by clicking on the image below*

for the future, the past and the present

so much love*
happy mamas day.
feliz dia de las madres.

Sun Ra – Pink Elephants

Exhibit A

Produced by Just Blaze & Directed by Jason Goldwatch

timbiqui, colombia.

Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto A Mi Tierra

GB Interprets Little Dragon – After the Rain

I absolutely LOVE GB’s interpenetration of LittleDragon‘s After the Rain. it’s BEAUTIFUL.

peep: