Botswana Headbangers Rock Out at Metal Mania Fest | Wall Street Journal Metal Mania Fest, an annual music festival in Ghanzi, Botswana, brings out the country's hardcore headbangers, who dress up in leather and rock out to local bands. Photo: Charlie Shoemaker for The Wall Street Journal

The global rise of afro house music | DW Documentary

They only need three things to make a club hit: talent, headphones, and a laptop. All across Africa, accomplished DJs are taking the continent by storm and inspiring international artists to venture into the world of afro house. In South Africa, electronic dance music is pop music. Afro house is everywhere – it resounds… Continue lendo The global rise of afro house music | DW Documentary


Why Rammstein is so controversial | DW History and Culture

​@RammsteinOfficial is Germany's biggest rock export, tough, loud and provocative. We take a closer look at the legendary band that formed in 1994 around @TillLindemann_official and gets to grips with its shock rock aesthetics and lyrics. On this episode of Arts Unveiled we find out the secret to the stellar international success of German… Continue lendo Why Rammstein is so controversial | DW History and Culture

Sabotage: Maestro do Canão [docvmentary] (2015)

Brazilian rapper Sabotage (1973-2003) opens up his mind in this documentary, unleashing his spontaneous, bold, profound verb. He talks about his childhood, leisure, thug life, inequality, solidarity, the past and the future. Exclusive imagery and testimonials by several musicians and people connected to Sabotage demonstrate the huge importance of a poet, lyricist and chronicler who… Continue lendo Sabotage: Maestro do Canão [docvmentary] (2015)

Ravers Vs. Putin: Ukraine’s Wartime Festival

"A tutti quelli che stanno scappando" (To all those who are running away). In the 1992 award-winning Italian film, Mediterraneo (dir. by Gabriele Salvatores), a group of Italian soldiers decide to turn their backs on WWII to live happily on a paradisical Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The film reminds us of what's going on in Ukraine.… Continue lendo Ravers Vs. Putin: Ukraine’s Wartime Festival

Tribal people react to “Hurt”, sung by Johnny Cash

Tribal people reacting to Johnny Cash cover of "Hurt" originally written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails I hurt myself todayTo see if I still feelI focus on the painThe only thing that's real The needle tears a holeThe old familiar stingTry to kill it all awayBut I remember everything What have I… Continue lendo Tribal people react to “Hurt”, sung by Johnny Cash

The Geriatric Ravers Still Smashing Drugs: Gravers | High Society

It’s commonly accepted that your 20s is the time to get completely off your nut before calming down and respecting yourself. But increasingly, it seems that British people have a different idea. Over 3.7 million over-45s go raving once a week in the UK, and there has been a 518 per cent increase in… Continue lendo The Geriatric Ravers Still Smashing Drugs: Gravers | High Society

The trick that made animation realistic | VOX

Rotoscoping changed animation forever. This is how. One breakthrough made animation look natural. And it involved a clown dancing on a roof. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox’s Phil Edwards explores the beginning of rotoscoping, a technique animators can use to create realistic motion. Invented by Max Fleischer of Fleischer Studios (and echoed… Continue lendo The trick that made animation realistic | VOX

Before 1989: How Manchester Became MADchester | Trash Theory

In November 1989, two bands from Manchester appeared together on Top of the Pops and it changed indie music forever. The Madchester sound was the unity of jangly guitars and thumping dance music: big, psychedelic, even funky and a perfect companion to taking ecstasy. Artists like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, A Guy… Continue lendo Before 1989: How Manchester Became MADchester | Trash Theory

HO99O9 – Children of the Void (docvmentary)

Following the title card, the film begins with a series of Ho99o9’s personal home videos, showing them performing on various stages, signing autographs, and traveling from city to city; a documentation of their personal growth and performance. These scenes are spliced together haphazardly, edited with distorted filters, neon colors, and green screened into various trippy… Continue lendo HO99O9 – Children of the Void (docvmentary)