Blog - January 2010

Every year thousands of people from all over the world converge on Miami for the Winter Music Conference. The week of festivities ends with Ultra Music Festival on March 26th and March 27th.

They’ve just announced the initial line up for Ultra Music Festival 2010. Om artist, Groove Armada and Bassnectar will be headlining the second stage on Saturday!

Day 1 of the festival includes Tiesto, Crystal Method, Pretty Lights, Green Velvet (Go Green Velvet!), Will.I.AM (Adam Freeland is also playing on the same day – controversy! See Black Eye Peas Vs. Freeland).

Day 2 includes Om artist Groove Armada with the US premiere of their full live band headlining the main stage. Also on the bill for the second day, Child’s Play/Om Artist Bassnectar. Full list below with more to be added over the next few weeks.

Day 1
Tiesto
Swedish House Mafia
Eric Prydz
The Crystal Method
The Disco Biscuits
Carl Cox
Dirty South
Rabbit in the Moon
Will.I.Am
Infected Mushroom
Plump DJs
Adam Freeland
Felix Da Housecat
Pretty Lights
Green Velvet
Lotus
Alex Metric
Bassbin Twins vs. Uberzone
Evil Nine
Afrobeta
Kevens

Day 2
Deadmau5
Groove Armada
Carl Cox
Faithless Sound System
Armin Van Buuren
Above & Beyond
Ghostland Observatory
Crookers
Bloody Beetroots
Major Lazer
Bassnectar
Steve Aoki
ATB
Glitch Mob
Diplo
LTJ Bukem
A-Trak
Rusko
Skream
Eddie Halliwell

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Posted by: g.win on January 5, 2010 @ 1:09 AM
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Posted by: g.win on January 4, 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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Japanese-born, Brooklyn-based artist, Kenji Hirata’s artwork in form and color is strongly inspired by nature, billboards, and hand painted signage of Southeast Asia, and futurism. His use of shapes and colors create a language that has been presented across a number of different mediums of all sizes. His pieces project a language that is always in motion and with this special language Hirata is created, we are all given a glimpse into his universe.

Hirata is also a core member of artist New York & Japan collective, Barnstormers alongside Doze Green, David Ellis, and Chulo. His work (along with collective members David Ellis and Maya Hayuk) had caught the eye of Absolut Vodka, which then asked Hirata to help with the launch of their Raspberry Campaign. Check out the video here.
                                                                                                          


Hirata has been featured by Cool Hunting, Juxtapoz, and has seen pieces on exhibit at everywhere from Southeastern Center for contemporary Art (North Carolina) and Zeit Art Gallery (Hamburg, Germany) to Reed Space (Brooklyn, NY) to New York’s Levi’s store. Hirata just finished a solo exhibit at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York.

To fully appreciate Hirata’s magnificent world, you need to see it in person. For more information on Kenji Hirata and for upcoming exhibits, visit kenjihirata.com.

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Posted by: g.win on January 4, 2010 @ 10:08 AM
Posted in: Visual Stimulation

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