Musical Interlude is a regular series featuring some of the latest and greatest music for your consideration. So sit back, relax, pour yourself a drink and take half an hour out of your week to enjoy some aural and visual delights.
This edition features a Kickstarter-funded robotic Nirvana cover by Kawehi, a new project from Skrillex and Boys Noize called ‘Dog Blood,’ new music videos from John Matthias, Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne, Coma, and a compilation of an NBC newsreader delightfully rapping along to ‘The Sugar Hill Gang’ classic.
Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover) by Kawehi
I’ll be covering songs that Kickstarter backers pledged for – starting with one of my favorite bands – Nirvana. I love everything about this song – despite rumors made by Courtney Love that this song is about her vajayjay.
Chella Ride by Dog Blood
Late last year we were approached by Skrillex’s record label, OWSLA, to direct and produce a video for his Dog Blood project. Dog Blood is Skrillex and Boys Noize and their single ‘Chella Ride’ is a high octane EDM track that needed something dirty and trippy.
We jumped at the chance of working with them and set out on a journey to create our most elaborate and detailed animation to date, mixing multiple techniques such as 3d, 2d, cel animation and live action footage to create a hybrid style that feels unique to the project. It was a rare chance to get the entire studio involved as well as a chance to collaborate with our sister company ilovedust on the design.
Spreadsheet Blues by John Matthias
My Love (Director’s Cut) by Route 94 feat. Jess Glynne
Shot entirely on FLIR Thermal Camera.
Missing Piece by Coma
Brian Williams Raps ‘Rapper’s Delight’
NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams raps The Sugar Hill Gang’s classic ‘Rapper’s Delight’ — and, yes, he brought two friends along.