Justin Beiber, 800% slower.


J. BIEBZ – U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis

When played 800% slower, Justin Bieber rivals any ambient/indie band out there.” via

Camu Tao – King of Hearts

http://www.vimeo.com/1764311

In 2005 Andre Stringer and I directed a short film for the Energy issue of Smile Faucet. During the writing process I heard from Camu Tao. We had originally met a few years earlier when we were in Ohio filming Camus group Mhz for a independent hip hop documentary we were working on. After bumping into him at a few shows, and building a bit more, we ended up designing the artwork for his “Hold the Floor” 12″ single on Definitive Jux. We fell out of touch for a few years and then he hit me up out of the blue to catch up, just as we were writing the treatment for this short.

Camu was hilarious, always telling stories in a very animated way, without the slightest hint of self-consciousnes. So when we were thinking of who to play our lead for this film, we immediately thought of him. So we asked, he agreed, and as expected he was great…

Tero Camu Tao Smith tragically passed away in 2008. His debut solo lp “King of Hearts” is released today. This record is an amazing blend of post-punk, hip hop, electronic, soul, and pop – Honestly, it really is hard to try and box it into a simple-genre, it’s that unique. Personally, I have the songs “When You’re Going Down” and “King of Hearts” on repeat right now. You can stream the full albumhere,and then purchase it at Definitive Jux or on Itunes.

Def Jux is also giving away the Central Services (Camu Tao and EL P) ep Forever Frozen In Television Time for free in conjunction with this release. All of the album profit made by Def Jux on King of Hearts are going directly to Camu’s Family and Fiance, who are directly involved with the charities associated with Camu’s treatment and illness. So if you like what you hear, please support this record and spread the word!

Todd Baxter

Check out this great work, including his “Owl Scouts” series. Via

Trailer For Every Oscar-Winning Movie Ever

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This should win an Oscar.

Type on Ice

YouWorkForThem put some of their new fonts under ice, just for kicks. The results are pretty coo — um, good.

Drumming Washing Machine

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I wish my washing machine had skills like that. Too awesome to be real? hmm

Between Bears

http://www.vimeo.com/13776542

Impressive style and atmosphere…

Slow Motion Soda Explosion

http://www.vimeo.com/12612129

It’s the simple things…

Fault – Justin Swibel

Fault is an award-winning short film directed by Justin Swibel.

“A disturbing and darkly comic short film about a rich American boy who attacks his tennis instructor.” (from Fault’s Imdb page)

You can watch the trailer and buy the short on itunes.

Anders Krisar

more Anders Krisar

Guy Walks Across America

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You can even follow the journey on Google Maps!

Yago Hortal: Paintings

More here.