So many artists were discovered and recognized for their talent in producing and making music throughout this year. To be honest, it was a pretty successful for 2016's music community in general. For this one hell of a long Total Meltdown playlist, here are tracks that stood out in 2016 for the Melting of Age Team! Enjoy!
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 m
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_NEB , Elena Fortune , mushbuh , and kikkujo are doing merch items for the players' to rep while roaming the land of Coalchella!
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