The team over at the Moovmnt-collective are currently doing an interesting monthly series called “Werk Space” which focuses on rising producers from The Netherlands. The idea is to put the producer in a challenging, yet fruitful environment and see what kind of music comes out of it. For the second installment of the series, beatmaker Nick Moods was placed in Red Bull Music Academy’s Amsterdam studios with Belgian singer SIAM. The emerging results are deeply satisfying as Moods’ smoothed out, hip hop-inspired production perfectly compliments SIAM’s yearning vocals. Hopefully this isn’t the last time these two talented artists come together for a project.
“A new web documentary series exploring the secret history of Japanese video game music, featuring Flying Lotus, Dizzee Rascal, Just Blaze, Joker, Fatima Al Qadiri, Kode9 and more. ”
“Over more than three decades, Japanese video games have featured some of the most recognizable melodies in the world of global pop culture. Yet most of the people who created these timeless tunes have remained faceless for the longest time. The six-part series Diggin’ in the Carts will shine a light on many of the composers behind these famous soundtracks, from the 8-bit era to today. ”
Here’s an interesting looking movie to look out for next month. In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy is releasing a film highlighting the academy and exploring the challenges that a life in music can bring. The film was shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg. The film features artists like Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, James Murphy, Q-Tip and many more “talking about the ups and downs of a life devoted to music”.
The film will be available for free viewing and digital download at http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com from February 18.
Check out the trailer below.