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Q&A: COALCHELLA CREATORS

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COALCHELLA 2018 Written by: Zebrina Garcia

We've all heard of Coachella but have you heard of COALCHELLA? Built on the sandbox video game, Minecraft, the spontaneous group of individuals who brought you the iconic Minecraft Birthday Party, presents a new innovated way of bringing live DJ sets to a bigger audience. Composed of dynamically built stages, the event exhibits a wide variety of monuments and interactive structures for hundreds of visitors who want to experience what an online show is truly like. You can expect to catch sets from a brilliant selection of artists such as IRL festival headliners Electric Mantis, ANAMANAGUCHI, and Y2K to recognizable SoundCloud natives like quickly, quickly, warpstr, or William Crooks. The roster is just as insane as the realm itself. But to take this URL fest a step further, visual artists OM_NEBElena Fortunemushbuh, and kikkujo are doing merch items for the players' to rep while roaming the land of Coalchella! Taking action this S…

MEDIUM: BARON LANTEIGNE

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BARON LANTEIGN Written by: Zebrina Garcia
If anyone is pushing the elements of visual art, it's Canadian resident, Baron Lanteigne. His digital practice holds your attention to different elements of perspective by using tools of video, sound, programming, and electronics. Diving into a virtual realm of his imagination, each project consists of ambitious human and digital conversions. Lanteigne progressively reforms the way art can be applied, digested, and displayed. For our next MEDIUM feature, read about Baron Lanteigne's journey in his artistic development and process.




How long have you been creating art?

idk
What is your typical process for creating a virtually immersive piece?
A typical animation requires the artist to frame the action and only create what is within the frame. This type of framing allows for very strong storytelling because every frame introduces a meaningful element or event and each frame is isolated from the other by a cut.
In my case, the process is clos…

MEDIUM: NOAH GARTON (MAJOR)

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NOAH GARTON (MAJOR) Written by: DEVON
Hi there! Welcome to MEDIUM! This new interview series is focused on visual artists using all kinds of mediums to express their creativity. We hope this series gives you insight into artists’ inspiration, process and style.

Our first MEDIUM interview comes from Noah Garton who goes by the alias “major”. Noah is 18 years old and is from Essex, UK.
How long have you been creating art?
Mmnnnmnm well it wasn't as simple as an 'ok art time' type thing. I started out making awful ear-rape memes and shit-posts for my own entertainment in early 2015 with Sony Vegas, and then transitioned to cover art and animations along the way somehow. Here's the earliest known meme I have (please. kind reviews only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdj036hNbBE
But I think I properly started in November 2017 when, after a few first attempts at art, my friend Ari took £100 off me and threatened to donate it to UKIP (very right wing UK party) if I didn’t do d…

GUEST MIX #3

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DJ/PRODUCER: HEADSTONE From Melbourne, Australia, DJ and producer headstone delivers a smoothly chaotic mix for us to enjoy. Carefully selected tunes from artists he's been indulging in over the past year, headstone helps us tip our toes in a glistening pool of diverse tracks. 


"I haven’t made a mix in over a year, so I took this as an opportunity to put together my favourite tracks I’ve found in the past year plus a few of my own. It’s jam packed with dark, heavy-hitting and melodic club music, featuring a lot from my favourite label Fractal Fantasy. Sinjin, Zora and the rest of their crew are my main inspiration at the moment and I feel they are the only collective that are truly pushing boundaries in our field right now. The rest is filled out with a bit of a UK influence I’ve had recently from the likes of Distro, sente and Bromley, plus a few heaters from my US club music friends and Jersey legends. I generally operate on an 'all killer, no filler' approach so thi…

ARTIST Q&A: MAX REIST'S NEW EP

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HEADACHE Written by: Zebrina Garcia

Max reist catapults a colorful new EP titled, headache, into the ears of listeners. Splashing with chimes, bops, rings, acoustic guitar, and rich musical structure, headache is composed of vocals by max himself, as well as a brief feature from his lovely partner Abby, in the cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Gimmie Love." The wholesome vibrations and eccentric sound design make the EP standout brightly as max's first official project. Tracks like "stripes" and EP titled track "headache" break through the norms of electronic music. The variety of textures and sounds emulate max as an artist who tears down walls to audibly give listeners a sweet taste of his imagination. Each track is different from the other but somehow all fit into a nicely blended flow. Below read through our Q&A with max reist who voices out his journey in creating headache
Available for stream on: Spotify SoundCloud Bandcamp Other Platforms here!

NEW MARK REDITO RELEASE

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"CLOUD KEEP" - MARK REDITO FT. ABBI PRESSLA producer, Mark Redito, is back again with a brand new release titled, "Cloud Keep" featuring the lovely voice of Abbi Press. This delicate track revolves around love, spontaneity, and fantasy. The whispering vocals and playful drums wrapped in sweet synths wholeheartedly keep the song in a light and groovy mood. Paired with the new release of the track, Redito also surprises us with a wholesome music video emulating the song's character and story perfectly! It's one to enjoy on a warm spring day with a loving individual right by your side! Below take a listen to Mark Redito's "Cloud Keep" featuring Abbi Press!

Watch music video HERE!

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Artwork by: Marina 

NEW RELEASE: MISTERRCHA REMIX

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"TIRED OF PRETENDING" - SLOW SHUDDER (MISTERRCHA REMIX)
London producer, MisterrCha, grants us with a groovy remix of Slow Shudder's "Tired of Pretending" from our SYNTHESIS VOL.1 compilation! With upbeat drum structure and juggling the singer/producer Slow Shudder's vocals, the remix brings an islander bounce to the original. MisterrCha brings in his own flavor of yummy bass and tasty vocal chops to blend together for a delicious sound. The melody is transformed into a popping style of a house and breakdance blend to tingle the dancing joints in your body! Take a listen below as we proudly present MisterrCha's remix of "Tired of Pretending"!!

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