Dedication: Landfill Harmonic
Imagine a philharmonic orchestra made out of garbage. There’s no need for imagination, these guys did it and made a great film about musical creativity that breaks the boundaries of poverty.
More Landfill Harmonic here.
Dedication: Beat Making Lab
Beats for Change show #20 was dedicated to the wonderful work of Beat Making Lab.
Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon setup music production studios in third world countries all over the world, give a two week crash course workshop and bounce to the next project, leaving all the equipment behind. The crew is followed by broadcasting company PBS.
It was a great honor doing this for them!
More Beat Making Lab here.
Dedication: Science Genius Project
This insanely brilliant Professor Christopher Emdin started a project where kids from The Bronx (NY) can get taught science through hiphop and rap: The Science Genius Project.
Professor Emdin is playfully challenging kids to write rhymes with scientific content. And at the end there will be BATTLES!
Dr. Emdin about Beats for Change show #16:
“I am so incredibly humbled that you chose to highlight this project. Both the mix and the art are incredibly dope. I will share them both far and wide. Thanks again for all you do. I will be sure to stay connected.”
More Science Genius here.
Dedication: The DJ Trike
Jonathan Igharas is a DJ. A mobile DJ from Vancouver, on his Trike, the DJ Trike.
Everywhere Jonathan and his Trike goes, he can step off and start a party. And he knows how to build a crow. The people notice the spontaneous outburst of pretty airwaves from miles away and decide to join the fiesta.
Now he got a kickstarter up in the air to raise money and produce The DJ Trike 2.0. When he’s done he’ll take the baby for a spin from Vancouver all the way down to L.A. Just to cause little riots of unplanned pleasure.
More DJ Trike here.
This was a huge turning point in my life. Coming from boombap hiphop I wanted to make something that I never did and something that I never heard before. In 2010 I made this album, complete with intro, skits, artwork and an animation!
The title track ‘Green Shades’ has been aired by EVR radio (NY), KCRW (LA), Radio 6 (NL) and more. Even the track ‘My Condoleances’ reached the Jon Oliver’s EVR’s Main Ingredient with Jon Oliver top 20 of 2012. Insane!
Listen to Green Shades on Bandcamp.
Client: The love of my life.
My lady just reached another era of her life.
She deserved some extra attention.
For sale at Gallery Majke Husstege.
Creative production company Shop Around asked me to join PopJugend; their stand at the Blooom art fair in Cologne. Shop Around gathered a few artists they represented who made characters out of ordinary things.
As I’m heavily involved with music I made a character out of an old time tapedeck.
This Facedeck is for sale at Majke Husstege’s newly added concept store ‘Outspoken’.
Here a little video impression.
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Dedication: The talented homeless
This edition was about the awareness that crazy homeless people may be looked down upon, but there are ones with insane crazy talent. This dedication was inspired by the beautiful story of Nathaniel Ayers, the homeless schizophrenic artist.
Toronto’s DJ/Producer/Label-owner Mr. Merge joined Beats for Change and provided this thought and a killer guest mix.