Saturday, March 12, 2011

[Video] Calvin Harris - Awooga

Calvin Harris was on Annie Mac last night where he premiered his new single entitled "Awooga". It's not the usual Calvin Harris type of sound. This is a club banger, no lyrics. The beat and drop is pretty good and the official music video was released today. The video is horri-awful though. Check it out!

Friday, March 11, 2011

[Video] 'Synrise' - Goose

Belgium is about frites. And good electro music. Goose isn't an exception to the rules. The video for the single Synrise, their latest video for the album of the same name. Wtf clip tough.




Source: KCNV

[Video] Green Tunnel by Kevin Gallagher

If you've ever wondered what it looks to hike the 2,200 mile long Appalachian trail for six months, all while taking pictures the entire time to make a five minute stop-motion video, you're in great luck because this is what this video is about. If you haven't, check it out, you can take five minutes of your day to check out a dude hiking for six months right? RIGHT? Yeah, I thought so. Kudos to Kevin Gallagher for doing this.


Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo.

[Music] The Game ft. Lil Wayne - Red Nation

This is a BANGER! Sampling Kernkraft 400's "Zombie Nation". You'll be hearing this song quite often in the near future! Check it out.



Funkmaster Flex got if first

Artwork for Justice's single "Civilization"

Here at officialhype, we are HUGE Justice fans, so when I saw this, I freaked out. It's been such a long time since Justice has done anything, the artwork is epic and I hope that their new album is going to be epic aswell. Artwork was made by "multi-faceted Parisian creative agency and brand Surface to air". This artwork is for their upcoming single "Civilization".

UPDATE: Busy P just announced the release date for "Civilization"! April 4th 2011!



Source: Hypetrak

[Video] J.J. Abrams directed, Steven Spielberg produced, full trailer for "Super 8"

I've been waiting a long time for this trailer to come out! It's the return of the classic american sci-fi movie! It's been a long time, so long it's kinda refreshing. I wasn't expecting this type of movie, considering how dark the teaser trailer was. Check it out! It premiered on twitter of all places.

Massive earthquake & tsunami in Japan

NYTime's Martin Fackler and Kevin Drew report

"TOKYO — An 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan on Friday, the strongest ever recorded in the country and one of the largest anywhere in the last century. The quake churned up a devastating tsunami that swept over cities and farmland in the northern part of the country and set off warnings as far away as the West Coast of the United States and South America.

Japanese police officials said that more than 200 bodies were found in Sendai, a port city in the northeastern part of the country and the closest major city to the epicenter, and the government put the official death toll at more than 300. But with many people still missing there and elsewhere, the death toll is expected to rise. A senior Japanese official said foreign countries had offered to help and Japan was prepared to seek overseas assistance."

Here are some frightening images from CNN:




Before and after photos of Sendai airport


To help out the Japanese people from this gigantic disaster, Visit redcross.org or the canadian red cross

You can also donate to worldvision, globalgiving and Save our children

Japan is probably the most prepared country in terms of facing earthquakes, their stricts engineering codes for buildings to prevent massive damage against earthquakes has saved millions of lives but that doesn't mean that these people don't need help, do as much as you can, whether it be a 5$ donation or a 1 000 000$ donation.

[Song of the week] 'Baby'- Bullmeister

Fuck Mondays. Our weeks start on Fridays. This week's song is Baby By Bullmeister. Good electro-pop to start off the week-end. I still hesitated with the Bullets Remixes (both posted on deathelectro ). Try both but since Bullmeister are signed on Universal now, it probably won't be the last you here from them.

Bullmeister - Baby by Low Life Inc

Source: deathelectro

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Yesterday you said tomorrow" -Nike Billboard

This is an old ad from Nike, dating from a couple of years ago. Doesn't matter if it's old, it's always good to be reminded to be proactive and to keep our word. Fantastic ad that will stand the test of time. So here's a little motivation if you need some. 




Source: 9gag

[Video] One minute puberty [Animation]

Written and animated by Alexander Gellner, this short animation shows all the stages that young men go through during puberty. The animation is awesome and the overall flow is dope. The overall sound and music, done by Niklas a Kroger is also solid and on point. Good entertaining watch! Check it out!

Awesome Kindergarten

This kindergarten in Ljubljana, Slovenia looks awesome. The wood panels on the side are used as shades and as a fun, creative, learning tool. The kids can learn colors and arrange the side of the kindergarten to different colors, so the building can look different almost any day. Great architecture! You can see more and read more about this building on Archdaily

Photo credit: Miran Kambic

Photo credit: Miran Kambic

Photo credit: Miran Kambic


The Lonely Island - MTV Spring Break 1988

Not really sure what's this all about, The Lonely Island hosting a MTV Spring Break party from 1988. It's funny with the distorted VHS colors and memories of MTV's Spring Break parties of the past. I believe it's fair to suggest  that MTV is bringing back the Spring Break party, thus creating this potentially viral video. This is the first of two "highlight reels" from The Lonely Island on MTV's Spring Break '88.

"When I say DIE, you say STEVE" hahah

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

[Images] F*ck Yeah Headlines

Illustrator/Designer Eric Wedum has an awesome site entitled F*ck Yeah Headlines. What he does is "each weekday I find a headline on a major news site, and illustrate it without reading a word of the story". I find this hilarious, good job Eric Wedum. Here's a couple of his headlines sketches.









You can follow Eric Wedum on twitter @ericwedum
Source: buzzfeed

[Music] Tron: R3CONFIGUR3D PREVIEW (Snippets)

Here's a 90 second snippet of the upcoming "R3CONFIGUR3D" remix album of Daft Punk's "Tron: Legacy" soundtrack. Consequence of sound reported that if you typed certain codes in the tron soundtrack website, you get this 90 second snippet. I didn't try it out. The music sounds pretty legit though, so if it's fake, that person did a pretty good job. Here it is. Tron: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D will be available April 5th.

[Music] Travis Barker ft. Kid Cudi - Cool Head

Travis Barker's upcoming album "Give the drummer some" is coming out March 15th. Here's a single featuring Kid Cudi, "Cool head". Sounds good!

[Music] Mac Miller - In the air

His upcoming album "Best day ever" will be available this Friday, March 11th 2011. It's a slower song, so if you're a Mac Miller fan, check it out!

Mac Miller - In The Air by Hypetrak

Source: Hypetrak

[Video] Rich Bitch -Die Antwoord

Here comes the third video for Die Antwoord's album $O$. After Enter the Ninja and Evil Boy, Rich Bitch is strike 3 on the disturbing game Die Antwoord are playing. Still, we love them. It's different. They're different. Originality never killed anyone (but all that glitterring gold might).



Source: Vulture

Watching movies on Facebook, teams up with Warner Bros.

Wired is reporting that starting in March, you'll be able to watch (by streaming) movies produced by Warner Bros. on your Facebook profile. The first movie to test the waters is Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". It'll cost you roughly 3$ to view the movie and you'll have 48 hours to view the film. "But the possibility that Facebook could become a competitor to Netflix made the latter’s stock take a hit Tuesday, dropping $12 (nearly 5.75 percent) on an up day for the broader market".

Facebook has officially become a gigantic powerhouse in my opinion.

Source and for more info: Wired

[Video] Found : Lost pictures of New York blizzard

This is truly a fantastic story and project. Todd Bieber found a roll of film while skiing in Brooklyn's Prospect Park during the blizzard. He developed the pictures and made a video to try and find the owner(s) of the roll of film. He finally made contact and went to Europe to give the photos. Now he has another fantastic project and I want to help him out. Check this video of his journey.



Source: buzzfeed

'Container Park' by The Chemical Brothers

It seems another major electro duo is out working on a soundtrack. The Chemical Brothers will be behind the sound of the new Joe Wright (the guy that directed Atonement) production entitled Hanna. If the whole thing matches the first release, it will be epic. Listen.

Container Park by The Chemical Brothers by Hannamovie

Watch.



Source: Prettymuchamazing

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

[Video] Brutal hockey hit, Zdeno Chara on Max Pacioretty

I honestly thought the Montreal Canadiens player was dead. He didn't move for a really long time. Did he do it on purpose? I wouldn't be surprised if he did, considering the two's history. At least there's good news; reports are coming out that Max Pacioretty can move and feel all of his extremities. I wonder if Chara will face some discipline from the NHL. The Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins rivalry is the biggest in hockey.

UPDATE: Montreal Canadiens coach Jacques Martin gave an update on Pacioretty's condition fifteen minutes ago : " Max Pacioretty has a severe concussion, as well as a fracture of the fourth cervical vertabrae, but it's not displaced"


Video from hockeyfights.com

[Video] Matta - Release the freq

Not quite sure what to think or to say after watching this Kim Holm directed video. Hey, at least it's original, who features living deer as their main actors, with some weird effects and 3d graphics? I'll let you think about it. I still like it, good camera work and the colors were fitting for the music and overall nature of the video. Grimey dubstep is always a plus. Overall, good work!

Matta - Release The Freq from Kim Holm on Vimeo.

Odd news: Taking pictures of a farm is going to be illegal in Florida

The NYTimes "lens" blog is reporting that "a bill introduced by State Senator Jim Norman of Florida that would make it a felony to take a picture of a farm without the owner's permission." I didn't know taking pictures of a farm without consent was such a big deal in Florida. And that is, the oddnews of the day.

Link to the article

Kelly Rowland ft. Lil'Wayne - Motivation (Diplo remix)

Good stuff, bass heavy, good dubstep feel to it. Diplo is always on point. Check it out.

Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne - Motivation (Diplo Remix) by Hypetrak

Check out maddecent for Diplo's upcoming shows
Source: Hypetrak

Marker^s

Allister Lee, a graphic designer, just released a print of his collection of 500 different and unique markers. It's half of his goal to a world record.


To commemorate this, he reproduced all of his markers on a single print. Copies are available on his webstore for 40$

(Click here for the design's look)
Don't forget to visit his own website, he might be exposing in your area.

Source: Hypebeast

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stanton Warriors 'Turn Me Up Some'

I was expecting another breakbeat typical video but no. Sick tune. Sick performances. Feels like a Black Swan meets Saturday Night Fever Meets You got served? Just watch it.

Directed by Messrs
Song by Stanton Warriors
Be sure to check both's new stuff!



Stanton Warriors 'Turn Me Up Some' from Messrs. on Vimeo.

Via Vimeo

[Pictures] Moda Hotel in Vancouver gets a makeover

Street artists Remi Rough, Augustine Kofie, Scott Sueme and Joker collaborated together "as part of their Unintented Calculations show for Becker Galleries". The result is absolutly fantastic. Art like this is what gives cities their own personnality, culture, style and vibe.

Photo credit: Aaron R T Smedley

Photo credit: Aaron R T Smedley
Check out Unintented Calculations and Becker Galleries
Source: Juxtapoz

TED Video: JR speaks @ TED 2011

French street artist "JR" won the 2011 TED prize of 100,000$, which is used as a wish to change the world. He will use that money for his next project. JR is famous for his large scale portait photographs that are plastered in cities, villages, slums, etc. He uses a 28mm lens camera so the photos are really up close and personal. He first started doing this during the 2005 french riots. He then continued to do the "Face2Face" project, where he plastered israeli and palestinian faces next to each other. He has put his work all over the world. It's an inspiring talk, with alot more details and explanations for his work, you should most definetly check this out.



Check out insideoutproject to participate in JR's next art project.

Fantastic tilt-shift/time lapse video!

I'm really feeling this. I love these types of videos, tilt+shift + time lapse cinematography? #Winning. Please excuse my Charlie Sheen reference. The images are great and the music is a perfect fit. The city in question is Katowice, in Poland. This is directed by Patryk Larwinski and Grzegorz Gospodarek.


KATOWICE from VELOUR on Vimeo.

Via Vimeo staff picks

Miami Heat...not so clutch

The Miami Heat are most probably the most over-analyzed, over covered team in the history of sports. Of course they brought that attention to themselves by themselves. Re-signing Wade, signing Chris Bosh and having Lebron James have a full one hour "team announcement" on ESPN, also saying they're going to win six championships and comparing themselves to The Beatles of the sports world. They've lost 4 out of the 5 last games, and in their last loss, Coach Spoelstra claimed that some players were crying afterwards in the locker room. The Heat have been terrible late in games, when it matters. And with that, the whole world (mostly Cleveland) is laughing. Here's a video compilation of the Heat's lack of clutchness set to Soulja Boy's "Turn my swag on". The "Benny Hill theme song" would've also been appropriate.

[Music] Klaxons - Echoes (Steve Aoki remix)

A new remix by Steve Aoki for Klaxons' "Echoes". It's allright.

Klaxons - "Echoes" (Steve Aoki Remix) by tinyogre

Source: urb

Unreleased (until now) version of Gorillaz's "Starshine" ft. Phi life Cypher

It dates back from 2001.



Starshine ft Gorillaz by Phi-Life Cypher

Via hypetrak

Donald Glover - Freaks and Geeks [Video]

Here's Donald Glover's dope video for his single "Freaks and Geeks". We're really feeling that this is a single sequence shot, it's different, we rarely see this in music videos. Also, the song's great so that's most definetly a huge bonus.

Check it out

Freaks and Geeks from Donald Glover on Vimeo.


You can also follow the funnyman/rapper on twitter and check out his website iamdonald

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Using explosive devices to make art [Video]

Amazing, ingenious use of lethal force to create art. Alexandre Frato, also known as Vhils, blows up brick walls to create murals. He's on another level.



The video is set to Orelha Negra's "MIRIAM".

Check out Alexandre Frato's website
Via buzzfeed

Phoenix - Armistice (RAC remix)

As mentionned in the previous post, it's a slow sunday. So here's a good, happy-go-lucky song to end your weekend. RAC's remix of Phoenix's "Armistice". HIPSTER MUSIC, WE IN THIS.



Source: RCRDLBL

Every Kanye West sample

It's a slow sunday, so sit back and listen to all the samples that Kanye West has used in his career. Some call it hip-hop, some call it being a genius, other's disagree. He credits all the samples in his album but there aren't many people who check that out. It's always good to know.

Samples before his latest album, "My beautiful dark twisted fantasy":



Samples from his latest album, "My beautiful dark twisted fantasy":



Source: buzzfeed