Another week is flying by, and I can barely hold on. To reference my last post, I have been to PS1 at least once a summer since 2003, and I have to say that this past weekend was one of the most insane events I've seen there, or really anywhere frankly. The TURBOTAX crew, SBTRKT, and Falty DL all absolutely killed it, and Four Tet's closing set literally had me banging the railing in front of me in time to the music and laughing and dancing like an idiot. There was crowdsurfing! Never seen that at a 'party' before. It was a great moment for the New York (shit, Brooklyn) bass scene as well, with what seemed like almost everyone I normally see out hanging in one place while some of our own blew minds at an iconic New York summer event. Vibes.
On the art - actually, videomapping - front, check this video from the 2010 Festival of Lights in Lyon, France. 1024 Architecture take your trite notions of interactivity and blow them apart by allowing the audience to control the movement of a building - and a building-sized screaming head - with their voices.
Finally, music. Have you checked out our most recent feature set, a slice of hip hop and rnb-infused garage from Houston, TX's Sines crew? Get some, them boys straight get it crunk Texas style, with a bunch of quick trips to South London to keep things moving. And I just uploaded, via my alter ego, Songs that Made 'Screamadelica', a journey through the underground sounds of the late 80's and early 90's that Bobby Gillespie and the album's producer (and this set's dj) Andrew Weatherall were mining as they crafted Primal Scream's seminal 1991 album.
*Thanks to Karyn Spencer for the picture. That was the scene at PS1 Saturday afternoon. Bonkers.