Dawn of the Dead: The Year in Turntablism & DJ BATTLE 2008

31 12 2008

DJ BATTLES are similar to an Air Guitar Contest this year. Seems exciting, alot of WHOO-HA but in reality nothing but gimmicks smoke & mirrors to the general audience.

Is it about skills or P.R skills that Skratch DJs are being judge these days? Or is it how many friends you have on the judging panel?

Judging from the bored patrons and boo-ing from the recent skratch session in Singapore as well as the self-proclaim Platform for DJ Battle & Turntablism, officialy the interest in not there and it is no longer the platform with viral marketing being so easily available & hustle more important.

It is official, DJ BATTLES are DEAD for this year.

DJ OF THE YEAR:

Is there any I should take note of? Doubt it.

Yawn





Kanye West – Glow in the Dark Tour ~ Live in Singapore 2008 ~ Pinocchio Story

25 11 2008

This is the exclusive freestyle in Singapore, requested by BeyoncĂ© Knowles, which is included by Kanye West in his new album “808s & Heartbreak”.

A very suprise inclusive but nontheless captured by SKRATCHTV & DJ Quiz/VJ-Skratch.

I decided to upload this the same day I purchase 808 & Heartbreak. I hope Kanye links this to his blog. hahah and pardon all the crazy Kanye West fans screaming their asses out.

THIS IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE HIGH QUALITY VIDEO OF THIS CLASSIC PERFORMANCE by KANYE WEST.

Recorded in High Definition Quality on a Spazz Cam by VJ-Skratch aka SkratchTV (Singapore).





Daft Punk X Jazz Mutant Lemur Touchpads

9 04 2008

Daft Punk

Ever since Daft Punk rocked the stage with that furturistic set-up for the Grammy’s with Kanye, alot of people were wondering what is that Star Trekkish system which they have used.
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Jeff Koons

18 12 2007

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Jeff Koons (born January 21, 1955), is an American contemporary artist and sculptor. He is noted for his use of kitsch imagery, sometimes in sculptural form and extremely large in size. His work is amongst the most expensive in the world for a contemporary artist.

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Sumi-Style Turntables Painting by Peskyhuman

23 11 2007

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Turntablism & Performance Art

11 10 2007

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Kyokos / Kyoko Sawanobori , Tokyo, Japan – the artist of the youngest generation, deals mainly with sound. This time the musical aspect – analog record with world hits of pop music was demoted, changed through simple intervention. Over a turntable, there was a special bottle with honey that slowly dripped on a rotating record. The artist licked up the honey from the record that way stopping the record’s turning and disturbing music. She was also disturbing our reception, rhythm and memories. It was ironic, that the artist did not intervene in aggressive manner; on the contrary, her relation to this of kind of music appeared to be extraordinarily friendly, maybe even erotic





Jackson Pollock

23 08 2007

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Pollock, Jackson (1912-56). American painter, the commanding figure of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

He began to study painting in 1929 at the Art Students’ League, New York, under the Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton. During the 1930s he worked in the manner of the Regionalists, being influenced also by the Mexican muralist painters (Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros) and by certain aspects of Surrealism. From 1938 to 1942 he worked for the Federal Art Project. By the mid 1940s he was painting in a completely abstract manner, and the `drip and splash’ style for which he is best known emerged with some abruptness in 1947. Instead of using the traditional easel he affixed his canvas to the floor or the wall and poured and dripped his paint from a can; instead of using brushes he manipulated it with `sticks, trowels or knives’ (to use his own words), sometimes obtaining a heavy impasto by an admixture of `sand, broken glass or other foreign matter’. This manner of Action painting had in common with Surrealist theories of automatism that it was supposed by artists and critics alike to result in a direct expression or revelation of the unconscious moods of the artist.

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Pollock’s name is also associated with the introduction of the All-over style of painting which avoids any points of emphasis or identifiable parts within the whole canvas and therefore abandons the traditional idea of composition in terms of relations among parts. The design of his painting had no relation to the shape or size of the canvas — indeed in the finished work the canvas was sometimes docked or trimmed to suit the image. All these characteristics were important for the new American painting which matured in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Want to try Pollock’s drip and drop method of painting? Click on http://www.jacksonpollock.org

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