[Global Mashups] An introduction: Gang Colours + Mahesh Vinayakram

July 30, 2012

The coming weeks we’re gonna elucidate our Global Mashups-programm. Together with Generation Bass and Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation, we presenting the follow-up to the successful first edition of last year. At Incubate 2012 will six western musicians/producers work and perform together with six musicians/vocalists from India and Indonesia. Later on they’re also gonna record this material, which will […]

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[Win] 2×2 tickets Factory Floor at Effenaar

April 27, 2012

London trio Factory Floor is coming back to the Netherlands again. The band, who have signed to James Murphy‘s DFA Records this fall, is coming at the 17th of May to Effenaar. With their music, which The Guardian describe as synth-noir, it sounds like they’re mixing modern-day electronic music with ’80s synthwave. That’s why it isn’t […]

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The Art World Redefined through Contemporary Slang

March 15, 2012

In a reaction to a recent Guardian article that redefine the giants of literature through contemporary slang, Flavorwire digged trough  Urban Dictionary for slang versions of famous artists and related works.  Here is a selection of what they found, you can find the entire article here. Picasso “A typically negative term describing a person who appears attractive from […]

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Baby Dictators

March 18, 2010


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Still adored: The Stone Roses at 20

May 13, 2009

They were one of the coolest bands ever, paving the way for many bands like Oasis and most of all: looking cool and making dancing cool again. The Guardian made a slideshow of their best pictures like Reni rolling a joint in 020 and Ian Brown looking like a monkey.

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Snoop Dogg joins the Nation of Islam

March 3, 2009

Extra extra, read all about it! “I’m an advocate for peace. I’ve been in the peace movement ever since I’ve been making music” Without Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Doggy Dogg aka Tha Doggfather aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus aka Snoopy, we’d all be very lost right now.

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Jonathan Jones: 'Why I judge albums by their covers'

February 26, 2009

“I would spend hours on Saturdays in the grey 1980s looking through racks of vinyl LPs in dingy record shops. I was looking for the most beguiling, beautiful, mysterious-looking covers. I believed an arty sleeve must hold art within. This was of course a dangerous theory, for it made me a Pink Floyd fan.” Read […]

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The Detroit band that never sold out

February 10, 2009

At the ZXZW office we kinda like Detroit bands like The Stooges and MC5. But we’ve never heard of Death. The Guardian wrote an interesting piece on them. Check it here.

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[Win] 3 x 2 tickets for The Chills at Paradiso, Amsterdam

July 16, 2014


Ladies and gentlemen, Chills-fans and other strange beings! The Chills recently announced a small handful of European shows. This iconic band arose as one of the most prominent alternative groups during the eighties and nineties, and are now coming all the way up from Dunedin, New Zealand. They’ll also swing by at Paradiso in Amsterdam on Tuesday the […]

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