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This is the set of the year so far for me. Live from the Boiler Room Berlin, David August takes us on a journey through deep space. We start with a dreamy building soundscape that quickly develops into a jaw-dropping series of mixes. He plays the synth live, while mixing in everything from a segregation RFK speech on vinyl, to some of the funkiest move-your-fucking-body beats to come across Soundcloud.
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Imagine that you were forced to leave your home and could only bring one thing with you. What would you bring?
Brian Sokol photographs Syrian refugees with the one thing they brought with them from home. A honest reminder of how lucky most of us are.

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I asked a handful of friends a very simple question yesterday – “First thing that pops into your head – what do you think is super underrated?” The answers were interesting, weird, nonsensical and generally awesome. I giggled, I judged, and I gained new insight into the complex mind’s of many whom I thought I knew so well. What i quickly realized is this was just a way better way of asking them what they are read more >

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I came across Elena Vizerskaya‘s photo manipulation art last year in this article on Daily Art, and it’s hard not to fall in love with it if you have a weak spot for dali-esque surrealism.
Her work approach is playful – the end results are often not laid out in detail before the photo shoot, and seem to come straight out of a dream state.
No more words needed, this one speaks for itself.
Enjoy.
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Written by Philipp Vogt.
Images courtesy of Symbols Of The West.

In 2010,
I was on a backpacking trip around the world, crossing from Asia into America, and San Francisco was my stopover en route to Costa Rica. I had planned to stay with an old high school friend in SF Castro but by the time I arrived she happened to have just fallen madly for a guy, so I had to be outsourced for the sake of love.
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Images courtesy of Philipp Vogt and Shelley Pellegrin.

The air is filled with a blend of cigarette smoke and incense as I step into the studio rooms of
Marc-Alan Gray that are residing within the public-bath-turned-night-club halls of STATTBAD in Berlin Wedding.
The place is a known playground for artists, and it shows. Peaches’ Berlin studio is set up next door, and the entourage is coming and going, partly sharing the creative space with my host, read more >

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title photo credential: Sel Dizman via ART BERLIN,
all other images courtesy of the artist.

Good news: the artist you are about to witness is one to remember.
Bad news: a blog is by far not the right medium to experience the art of Jen Ray. You need to see it live in order to capture the genius in it.
I stumbled across Jen Ray’s art in a gallery in Berlin, and it immediately resonated. Some research dug up read more >

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Photocred: Anna Mascarenhas via thump Brazil

Electronic music in Brazil is coming of age. The electronic label Domina has just released Manara‘s debut album IHNTERACTIONS, and if you like experimental electronica this might be just your thing.
They say: House and techno are vague words that may come to your mind while listening to the album with its 12 tracks including vocal samples from Björk, Little Dragon and Mary J. Blige, creating an eerie mood (thump). read more >

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This country enjoys a long history of desperate parents seeking to entertain their little ones by bringing them to sit on the laps of costumed strangers. Right on point with our “Creepy Santa” post a few years back, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite furry little friends in their most exquisite human form. Hide your kids, hide your wife – the Easter Bunny’s in town.



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