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Hendy Boy #19

19.02.2012

 

I've actually been getting emails asking why the hell I haven't gotten my lazy ass to make a new mixtape in so long. So to my 3 die hard fans out there, here you go! As always, it's a mix of lo-fi, garage, soul, new wave and the modern hipster's take on adult contemporary music.

Download it here.

1. King Krule - The Noose of Jah City
2. Blouse - Into Black
3. The Proper Ornaments - Who Thought
4. Erik Omen - Payphone
5. Toro Y Moi - All Alone
6. Beach Fossils - Shallow
7. Atlas Sound - Lightworks
8. Nick Waterhouse - I Can Only Give You Everything
9. Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
10. The Strange Boys - Doueh
11. Spectrals - Luck Is There To Be Pushed
12. The Sexual Objects - Here Come The Rubber Cops
13. The Beets - Cold Lips
14. Richard Swift - Drakula
15. Wild Nothing - Nowhere
16. Gap Dream - 58th St. Fingers
17. Twerps - Who Are You
18. The Frowning Clouds - Do Like Me
19. Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard
20. Suburban Living - Give Up

Posted by Marc

Lilacs and Champagne - Sensations

17.02.2012

 

Sometimes a really calm, blissed out tune is the best cure to get you through a daydreamy Friday, and "Sensations" by Lilacs and Champagne is really hitting the spot. Weekly Tape Deck paint the picture really nicely...

"If I close my eyes while listening to “Sensations”, I am suddenly floating in a cyan sea of chlorine on a neon lounger. I’m topless and fighting a mild hangover, you know, one of those light ones you just have to smoke a lot of weed to get out of. It’s a Sunday and everything is high contrast. A friend is throwing me a beer. I am content and my sunglasses are really awesome."


Posted by Marc

Starry Night

17.02.2012

Petros Vrellis made a moving, interactive version of Vincent van Gogh's famous painting “Starry Night”. He wanted to visualize the flow of the painting and let users interact with it by touch. 

It turns out that taking mushrooms and going to an art gallery can end up with a good idea after all.

Via Today and Tomorrow

Posted by Marc

The Art of Skiing

14.02.2012

There's so many great boarding videos out there (see: The Art of Flight) but I haven't seen a skiing one out there that nails it quite as well as this one. Some really insane stuff... make sure you watch it in HD!


Posted by Marc

Underwater Dogs

13.02.2012

Some great underwater photos of dogs mid-grab of their favourite toys, looking like wild prehistoric beasts. This reaffirms why I love dogs so much... they're fucking nuts.

The series was taken by Los Angeles/ Chicago based pet photographer Seth Casteel.



Posted by Marc

Biggest Teahupoo Ever

08.02.2012

Here are some absolute monsters shot in slow motion from that day at Teahupoo last year. As Kelly Slater said, "witnessing this was a draining feeling being terrified for other people's lives all day long, it's life or death. Letting go of that rope one time can change your life and not many people will ever experience that in their life."

Or to quote George Costanza, "the sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli."

On a side note, we've now enabled comments on the blog for the first time in 3 years, so if you've been a reader for a while please feel free to drop us a line from time to time!

Posted by Marc

Handmade in England

08.02.2012

Davey Lighting have released a few videos to show the high levels of skill that go in to making each of their lights. I love watching these beautifully made process videos... makes me wish I was a little more useful with my hands.

Thanks again to Alex for sending this across to me. If you have any blog recommendations please send them over to marc [at] dasmonk [dot] com.

 


Posted by Marc

Maaaax

07.02.2012

"Landings" by Seattle artist Maaaax (Max Kraushaar) is an ongoing series of space-suits drawn onto found paintings and photos exploring what it means to be safe and separate.


Posted by Marc

Ralph Gibson

03.02.2012

I've seen many of these beautiful Dada-esque photos before but never realised it was the work of one man. If anyone needs me, I'll be lost in the amazing archives over at www.ralphgibson.com.


Via Melt

Posted by Marc

Jonti - Red On Green

31.01.2012

The legends at Stones Throw have released a free Jonti album, "Sine & Moon", which is a collection of early demos and remixes that pre-date one of my favourite albums of last year, "Twirligig". Below is one the best cuts off the album, a collaboration with rapper Jonwayne that makes me want to march into the Stones Throw office and demand that Jonti makes an entire album of hiphop... his production is just perfect for it. Pleeeease Jonti?

Grab the whole album for free over here.

Jonti - Red On Green

Posted by Marc