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The infamous Circle Crew is hosting a party! I am helping out with visuals throughout the night. Come out and check it out!
The mighty Loadstar brings the pressure in the third week of an intense February (seriously we already had TeeBee and Calyx)! A powerhouse in the studio, when not making their own tracks, Loadstar also does quite a bit of ghost writing and producing for various music industry big cats. This will be their 3rd visit to Elements and we know by now they’re guaranteed to tear_it_down!
I will be dropping the video HARD for this show, show up! 19+ 10$
This Sunday I went down to Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville with a few friends. We brought out our drones and flew them all around this amazing rock gym that opened its door less than a year ago. Amazing spaces call for amazing video shoots, and how better to do that then with a few drones?
Below is a post that Bill of Iflycameras did a great video wrapup of some of the shots we did!
check out the video and photos!
Thursday is yet another HUGE night.
Calyx & Teebee are back for the first time at Elements since 2007!
These two not only put out some of our favorite music like clockwork, but they are masters behind the wheels too.
Do not sleep! Opening set by Fox. New visual set by Yours Truly.
What a great night, I am so happy to be part of this family. 6 years every week (give and take) has defined my VJ skills and allowed me to create my art. I am excited for another 15 years!
…server was down for a bit there, sorry folks.
-Last week played with Siouxside and Positron at Elements, very fun locals night and had a great time mixing some new content.
This week at Elements is big! Elements is Celebrating 15 YEARS of Drum and Bass music. What a time! This also marks 6 years as a resident Vj as well, which bowls me over. 6 years of mastering my craft and countless artists coming through. Both Czargb and I will be playing that night, and I am in the works to make some custom 15 year content just for this historic night! Don’t sleep, come out and get down!
Then Elements founders Crook and Lenore take the reins along with co-resident Fox for the ritual anniversary tag. And did I mention it’s the night of a rare black moon/supermoon? Do try and stay calm. There will be several giveaways, including Zakim Recordings 12″s courtesy of BBD, and as always we will unveil brand new Elements tees!
This Thursday at Elements will be fun, it is a throwdown with many of the talented Boston Djs coming to light up the decks!
Come celebrate our entry into 2014 with some sassy new djs (new to Elements, that is) along with some vets for a sure-to-be killer throwdown!
FDOT (Point 9 Audio | MIA) aka Shawn Conte
Fes (EC Army)
Positron (Elemental Productions) aka Adam Karpf
Prez (Reset from Start)
Twist of Fate (The Mutiny)
Veloci Oscillator (Op Breakbeat | EC Army)
I will be on the visuals, and (if I get up in time on new years day) I will have an all new set to put on the screens! This set will be crowd interaction heavy, so come play with the video!
So rather than VJ a lame New Years Eve show (I have in the past), I decided to help with a project I missed out on at Burningman this year.
RISKEEBALL! This was part of the Charcade this year, basically a whole bunch of carnival games with flames shooting out of them. And for this year, they will be at First Night in Boston!
This year is sizing up to be quite the step up as far as First Night is concerned, and Boston is actually allowing many things to happen that have not before. Video Bleep will be in Action, Figment (which RiskeeBall is part of) will be on the Commons, the Penrose Triangle is already up, and even Zebbler is projection mapping an amazing performance for the Boston Public Library!
Read all about First Night here, and see you down there, I will be helping with the technical side and also be a Carnival Barker for a bit.
This week is BIG! Not only will I be performing with Black Sun Empire, but also this will be my Elements birthday party!
I am turning 30 this week, and want to bring it in the best way I can
Come out and celebrate with me. Elements goes 10:30-2am, $10.
The timing couldn’t be better for a visit from the mighty Om Unit, who has taken dnb in an exciting direction this year! Among his astounding output are tunes featured on the long-awaited Metalheadz Platinum Breaks 4 LP which, according to rumors, is maybe hopefully about to drop any week now. Fasten your seatbelts! This night is going to be no joke! Opening set by Lenore.
This should be a great set, I am very excited to be playing for him!
The Legend himself is back at Elements!
It’s been a minute since AK1200 slayed Elements with one of his incomparable journey sets. Get excited!!
Opening set by Fox. Cover $10
I will be on the visuals with some all new material. This is not a night to be missed.
Really proud of this costume. It is a rendition of the street graphiti artist Banksy’ “Wall and piece“.
Totally caught the costume bug with this project
I am very excited to announce I will be heading down to NYCthis coming weekend to perform at a RobotHeart party.For those that do not know this legendary group, they throw massive Burningman parties from their bus. I was actually asked this year to come perform for them at Burningman, but the timing just did not work out. But luckily they reside mostly in NYC, and are throwing one closer to home.
The projection screens alone will be massive, and there is at least 5 Vjs all performing at once in the various rooms. I would highly suggest coming to check this out! Check out the event details here. Its a huge 5000+ person party and goes on for 2 full days! Let me know if you am coming down so we can meet up, the more friends, the better!
This Thursday at Elements is Cyantific, and I have some sick new stuff to throw on the screens!
Cyantific is not only a beast in the studio, with an ever-growing arsenal of chart toppers on Hospital, Ram, and his own Cyantific imprint, but the man puts it down behind the decks too! No one was surprised when he was crowned “Best Breakthrough DJ” by BBC 1Xtra in ’07. Don’t miss out on the fun! Opening set by Fox. Visuals by me.
Cyantific on Wikipedia
Cyantific on Soundcloud
Cyantific on Facebook
Cyantific on the Hospital Records Website
Project MUM time lapse 2013 from bonk on Vimeo.
I finally compiled the time lapse of the entire day and night of Project MUM. We spent from 9am (some of us were there at 7am!) till 9pm setting up the various projects, art pieces, and configurations for the show. It was exhausting but very much worth it in the end! The party turned out amazing.
…I ended up doing a bit too much this time around. I set up a installation project, I vj’d, I was media contact during the event for complaints, and also somehow attended and was host as well. At one point I had to VJ, as well as run to my installation which had crashed every 15 minutes, and it was on the other side of the party! I was dead tired after that, and I realized next time I need an assistant or to do less work.
One of my pet projects I did is above, and I was fairly happy with the outcome of it! It makes me want to buy a few more to have next time around (if you pay attention, you can see not only me fiddling with it but also that I moved the camera a few times)! Down the go pro rabbit hole I go…
The only thing that as unfortunate was that my project I was working on with my friend Yetkin only worked for about an hour ( I mentioned this in a post below). The computer totally crashed and I just did not have the time to reset it. Luckily it reset to the default background… of SPACE! Worked perfectly for the time, though it did require me giving it some continual TLC to keep it working.
Anyways, enjoy the time lapse (and the drone video below as well!). Community based art events are the best!
Tomorrow I will be performing with Vishno in New York City at the Sullivan Hall. I am working with them to automate their visual setup, and so far it has been a learning experience.
Deets on the show:
THE LINE UP
SPACE JESUS- The EDM mind melting experience
VISHNO- New Electronic Pop Artist From Boston!
ATROPOLIS – Music Urbanization straight from Brooklyn
(and me of course)
214 Sullivan St, New York NY
Open bar between 9:30-10:30pm.
See you there!
..People really liked our event, Project MUM. I even got an interview which I fairly proud of. Check it out.
Fly over of the night a friend did with a small remote helicopter
Photos from it:
Somerville Journal Write up:
boston.com write up
We really had a great time this year, and over 500 people came to dance the night away with us.
The Djs were amazing, my slit scan project worked out really well until the computer got buggy and then only the default background was playing….which happened to be a picture of space! Perfect addition to the night either way.
Check out some of the video my buddy over at iflycameras.com did for us, both him and our friend Aurelio were flying around all night with their drones, surprising the dancers, delighting everyone and getting video of the night.
iFlyCameras.com Video Blog: Project MUM – Boston MA from VJ Adrenochrome on Vimeo.
I am really excited about this! Andy C wanted to play none other than Elements and we could not be happier to have him!
Joining him on the mic will be the incredible MC Armanni Reign! Also… opening set by our long lost DJCrook.
Visuals by me, cover $20, and please be aware that this is a 21+ show. Get excited!
It has come around again for the time of year for Project MUM! This is a very exciting event in Somerville, and one of my local favorites.
I am one of the organizers (as like last year), and we have a good amount of fun in store for everyone! This years event is over 400 people coming and will be even bigger and badder! I will be VJing, as well as introducing the world to the Slit Scan project my friend Yetkin and I have been talking about. We have been even featured in Dig Boston!
If you are in Boston, please check us out Saturday night (14th), 8-midnight-ish. This is not to be missed!
Check out the facebook event page here
I have been slowly working on a project to create a large scale Slit Scan project.
This is a project that I am fairly passionate about, and luckily I have a friend that reminds me to get up and do something about it. Any great project is a give and take, and luckily I am surrounded by quite a bunch of highly intelligent creative people that help me further my projects and expand them into something simply beautiful.
What is Slit Scan? It is playing with the timing of the video/photo, often done in post production now, but also can be done live. I think anytime you can take a just a normal movement or action and magnify it so it becomes distorted or just bizarre to the viewer, it can show the beauty of regular movements. Playing with time distortion shows just how incredible our normal movements can be!
Below is a sample of what is to come done by my friend Yetkin. Very interesting stuff as he shows! more to come.
Slit scan : A photograph of Time from Yetkin Yilmaz on Vimeo.
A VJ collective from Brazil is touring the world and bringing essential classes to everyone!
The VJ University provides hands-on training in Projection Mapping, as well as Full Dome covering professional workflows and production techniques. The master classes will be featured in five cities, between October and November 2013: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Moscow and Berlin. Digital artists and Full Dome enthusiast must hurry, there will only be 12 seats for the Master Class in each city.
12-13 Oct – San Fransisco
19-20 Oct – Los Angeles
26-27 Oct – Montreal Canada
5-6 Nov – Moscow Russia
11-12 Nov – Berlin Germany
If you are around one of these areas, I would highly suggest getting in touch! Check out their website:
So since I created this blog I have only posted about VJ related projects. I have been doing much more as well, and I feel this is a great place to showcase that information as well! You will begin to see trickles of other interests I have, and maybe in the future even a shop with my creations on it.
Current Projects (might flesh some out into full posts later):
-Learning to fly Hexadrone (Aerosky 550 specifically)
-Producer of Project MUM (again) event in Somerville, MA. Due to land in September.
-Creating entire visual mapping electronica band Vishno Rocks!
-Working on a slit scan personal project, TBA
-Learning to use plasma cutter at Artisans Asylum
-Growing a garden of cucumbers for pickling. Gotta love pickles.
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