Tuesday 26 January 2010


I realized it has been TWO MONTHS since I last posted some music here! Not good. But I've got loads of good tunes I want to force upon you after my recent session of what we call "harken" (= Dutch for raking) on the Hype Machine. On this website you'll find all the MP3s that are posted on music blogs, it's a goldmine!! Now HARK!

I start off with this sweet indie tune coming from musicwise-the-hottest-place-on-earth: Brooklyn NY.

The Drums - Let's Go Surfing. Get it here (YSI).

I came across loads of tunes with this fuzzy shoegazy late 80's/early 90's sound. If you like it have a listen to Liechtenstein, Dum Dum Girls, The Mayfair Set, Pomegranates and of course Vivian Girls and The Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Is this going to be the sound of 2010?? Hmmm...

Now a cross-over project that actually works! Blues rockers The Black Keys do it with some of the best rappers around, among which Raekwon, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch and Ludacris. They even brought Ol'Dirty Bastard back from the dead!

Blakroc - Coochie Coo (feat. Mos Def and Jim Jones).
Get it here (

More great hip hop from Kidz in the Hall. This a track from their new album, which will be released in March. Via Squeegie.

Kidz In The Hall - Jukebox. Get it here (YSI).

South Rakkas Crew feat. Serocee - So It Go.

There is more where this came from! The nice fellows at Mad Decent are giving away South Rakkas Crew's new album The Stimulus Package for FREE! Get it here!

My dearest Schlachthofbronx teaming up with Playdoe's Spoek... this must be good. And it is. Love that drum band sound! May be not everybody's cup of tea, but definitely mine!!

Schlachthofbronx - Ayoba (feat. Spoek and Gnucci Banana).

Get it here (YSI).

The one and only Uffie's back, now f*ck off Ke$ha!!!!
Via Rutger, thanks!

Uffie - MCs Can Kiss (Original). Get it here (YSI).

Usually dubstep is a serious matter, dark and grim. But this spoof of Caspa's remix of TC's Where's My Money? is a good laugh. Via You Can Call Me Pelski.

- Where's my monkey? Get it here (YSI).

Sunday 10 January 2010

kill your darlings

After just a couple of hours of bad sleep we woke up today (Sunday!) at 7.00 a.m. (again!) to continue working on the maquettes. But as they were almost finished we decided it was time for a radical change. Geeske decided to buy 60 kilos of plaster to flood the dreamscapes and Nanna's team let go of their material pieces and decided to go for something more abstract... With just a couple of evenings left and loads of work to do we predict more sleepless nights!

Saturday 9 January 2010

workshop Going Dutch (Dolls)

So here we are, snowed in in Amsterdam... Luckily we are stuck on the top floor of a beautiful old building, overlooking the big flea market at Waterlooplein with 22 talented and enthusiastic students from all over Europe.

While they are busy cutting foam and creating a little utopia out of matchsticks, vegetables, charcoal, straws, wires and jelly, we finally found some time to blog! Yesterday we started the workshop "Going Dutch" at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. We're coaching 22 out of the 150 (international) students to create their dream landscape the Dutch way. Which means there's lots of talking and debate about what your ideal landscape looks like and how this can become one big piece of land. Quite a challenge! It's all about the process, so we'll keep you posted!!