Ziman, a South African street artist who now resides in Venice Beach, California, attacks Africa’s dominant gun culture with piercing colors and images that don’t fade from memory. With knitted masks and beaded weapons, Ziman paints Africa’s obsession with guns and the power they provide as so bizarre and overwhelming it’s nearly surreal. Both worshipped and feared, Ziman’s guns appear like dangerous totems from an unknown ritual, somewhat removed from the gun culture we’ve heard so much about. The vendors who star in Ziman’s photos were not at all directed in how to pose with the weapon replicas. Yet the viewer can sense the additional status pulsing through the subjects as they hold their powerful instruments, even if only for the duration of a photograph.
Que bien lo pasamos! :)
Adtrax 37 o’clock.
This is what happens when a show get’s made entirely in sunshine. By eck it’s a perky one (comparatively) with some big park/roller skating/getting burnt joints including the grand new one from Lone, a freedbie from Esta, one of a posse of Soundcloud beatsmiths venturing into house territory, big tunes from Luminaire and Leon Vynehall and the biggest of the bigguns : you heard it on Six’s WYWR last month – the sweaty back inducing powerchords of Todd Terje’s ‘Strandbar’ instant classic.
New music from the uber talented Soia, plus deepest innvovations from Watersports, Mndsgn, and Shigeto plus, of course, beats and rhymes from Yassin Bey, Khyro and Flandy, to bang hard from your row boat, yacht or dinghy this weekend.
Lone – Airglow Fires
Esta – She Needs Me (In More Ways Then 1)
Luminaire - What They Told Me
Leon Vynehall - Sister
Orlando Voorn - The Realness
Todd Terje - Strandbar (Disko)
Justin Timberlake - Let The Groove In (Krystal Klear Build’n Mix)
Ry, Frank Wiedemann & The Howling - Shortline (Frank Wiedemann Remix)
Soia – Inspired
Ashtraynutz - City Life (Moods Remix)
F L A N D Y - Cloud 9 (Kaligraph E Remix)
Knxwledge - allthstime [TWRK]
Samuel Truth - Blueberry Jam
SRPNT - I Got To Keep Moving
H20$$$SPORTS$$$ - 1080p
Ages - Chuch Burrito (ft. Mndsgn)
I’lls - Outright
Christoph El’ Truento – Sunflower
Denaun Porter - mY BaSs BeLiEvE mE!!!
BADBADNOTGOOD - Hedron
Shigeto - Detroit Part 1
Dirty Art Club - Evermore
Yasiin Bey - Auditorium REMIX feat. The Ruler
DOOM - Ain’t Nuttin’ (Suhnraw remix)
Equalibrum x Clever - Mongrel
Khryo - ∆pricot Jam
Leae - Five Dollars
Mndsgn - Kikhabits//stuntin
Serengeti - Crush Em
Knxwledge - DJ’s&MC’s
Ghost McGrady - 198X
Hourglass Sea - Boulevard
Letherette - After Dawn (Bibio Remix)