Diplo – “Set It Off” Music Video (Director Ryan Staake & Producers Talk Infinite Stripper Pole)

“Several months before the request to make a video for ‘Set It Off’ came through, I’d shot some test footage of a friend pole dancing, and loved the look of it… there was definite sexiness to it, but the potential to add a bit of class to the depiction of beautiful, strong women showing off their skills.” – Ryan Staake, Director

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Good To Die Records: Year One, A Retrospective

A look back on a Seattle record label’s debut year — and all of the awesome shit that came with it.

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Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes Album Review & “DMT Song” Track Analysis

“There are things I’ve seen and experienced in this world – things they don’t talk about in too many books. I’m not even talking about psychedelics, I’m talking about true experience, on this plane of existence…” – Steve Ellison of Flying Lotus

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The Miracles Club – “The Wheel” Music Video (w/ Vocalist Honey Owens Interview)

“‘The Wheel’ was written about The Wheel of Fortune Tarot card, so when we were thinking of a concept for the video, [band member] Rafael [Fauria] suggested that we literally reproduce the tarot card in video form.” – Honey Owens

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Polica – Wandering Star Music Video (w/ Director ELY Interview)

“In a self-reflexive case of life truly imitating art, I conceptualized an ode to the often solitary, sacrificial existence of devoting one’s every waking moment towards a craft.” - ELY

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Wombs – Bone Soothing Heat Music Video (w/ Director Interview)

“I truly believe that whatever an individual gets out of a particular piece of art is far greater than anything the artist could have intended.” – Quinn George

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Substrata Festival Brings Intimate Ambience To Seattle (w/ Curator Interview)

“Interconnectivity… seems persistently ingrained in Substrata: everything flows and happens in a rather organic manner.” – Rafael Anton Irisarri

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Liars Band Interview (2012): WIXIW Confusion

“… It feels more us when things get unhinged and chaotic.” – Angus Andrew

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Charitable Musicians: Hip-Hop Rapper Ikonoklasta Protests Against The Angolan Government

“What I feel is: everyone is fed up but most people are terrified of losing whatever little commodity they have conquered by publicly admitting it.” – Ikonoklasta

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The Mast – UpUpUp Music Video (w/ Band Interview)

“Sometimes going DIY feels easier, as nothing gets lost in translation.” – Haale Gafori

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TOMAT – “1984” Music Video (w/ Director Gabriele Ottino & Musician Davide Tomat Interview)

“The denser the number of events a second, the more we lose the facts itself, gaining objectivity but losing humanity.” – Gabriele Ottino

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Lazerbeak – “Lift Every Voice” Music Video (Interview w/ Director Matt Scharenbroich)

“There is a certain freedom and release associated with this transformational and transcendent state. That release from the boredom and restraints of life can be incredibly uplifting.” – Matt Scharenbroich

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