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February 2, 2018

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, February 2

This week, the #MeToo movement impacted the music industry in the wake of new revelations about criminal misbehavior by executives and missteps at The Grammys. The Daily Chord linked to a number of stories with relevant information and opinions on the matter. Get a quick and thoughtful overview of the day’s music news with The Daily Chord. Subscribe to the email blast for a reminder to surf our way each weekday.


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February 1, 2018

Get to Know: 9 Mexican Artists Performing at SXSW 2018

2018 Showcasing Artist Ramona

Creatives, industry pros, and fans travel to Austin each year for the SXSW Music Festival to see performances from iconic and emerging talent. With 2000+ Showcasing Artists, many of which are international and regional artists, it’s impossible not to find something new to be excited about in our festival lineup if you are on the lookout. To help facilitate music discovery, we are highlighting a selection of Mexican artists performing at SXSW 2018.

Mexican Artists Spotlight

Yoga Fire is a leader in Mexican underground hip-hop, and is redefining the trap scene in 2018. Mexico City is an iconic hub for music and the performing arts, and home to Sputnik, the next up-and-coming Punk group you need to check out. We agree with Noisey that MINT FIELD’s blend of vocals layered over organic and spacious instrumentals create “brutally touching results.” Following a strong 2017, Ramona (pictured) continues to be a key band in the indie scene by creating their own pop ballads from their Rock, Folk, and Alternative influences. Hailing from a poor neighborhood in Guadalajara, rapper C-Kan has overcome adversity and achieved international stardom with over 50 music videos, many boasting millions of views.

2018 Showcasing Artist Coma Pony

A young innovator in Mexican rap music, Aleman has become a hometown favorite after his 2016 single Rolemos Otro made it onto Alternative Mexico City radio station Reactor 105.7. The Indie duo Coma Pony (pictured) is bringing their scenic electronic pop beats for their sophomore SXSW performance. Nominees at the Latin Grammys in 2015, Centavrvs received praise for their unique mixture of electronic and regional music of Mexico. With over 350 shows in Mexico since 2014, Lng/SHT (Longshot) is an MC with lyrics that touch on middle-class lifestyle, love stories, social issues, and a mass of popular culture references, making him one of the most versatile rappers on the scene.

Discover More

Need some help diggin into the 1000+ artists we’ve dropped on you so far? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Get to Know features on UK, Canadian, and Australian Artists, surf the SXSW 2018 Showcasing Artists Music Videos playlist, and listen to the SXSW 2018 Spotify Playlist. There are still plenty of artists to announce for SXSW 2018 so keep an eye on the SXSW Schedule for additions, and don’t forget to mark your favorites to make planning your SXSW experience even better.

Attend SXSW 2018

Interested on getting a sneak peak at the next generation of musical talent by attending SXSW 2018? Learn more about attending SXSW 2018 here. The best way to experience SXSW Music Festival events is with a Music Badge: not only will you have access to all nighttime showcases, but you’ll also receive entry into daytime Conference sessions, networking events, and parties.

Book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best rates and availability. We hope to see you in March!

Top to bottom: Ramona – Photo by Joel Eléctrico

Coma Pony – Photo by David M.

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February 1, 2018

Eerie Illustration and 3D work by Carlos Neda

Eerie Illustration and 3D work by Carlos Neda

Carlos Neda shared a beautiful post on his Behance profile featuring some super cool illustratins. They were created in Autodesk Maya, Luxology Modo, Pixologic Zbrush and Marvelous Designer. All of them have this super eerie feel with colorful light effects. The project is shared Nothing Matters and as the name suggest, it does look like nothing matters for me after seeing that and realizing that I lack at a lot of skills 🙂

The contemplation of your fears points with an intense light directly towards you your environment is empty, what are your reflections at the end of the day? accept that you still fail or accept you’re already part of the same fears and emptiness?

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abduzeedo
Feb 01, 2018

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February 1, 2018

This slick new 360 format choreographs the video with the viewer’s movements

Look right, and the action unfolds — look left and watch the sequence in reverse. PanoMoments is a new 360-video format that plays the action as the viewers change their perspective.

The post This slick new 360 format choreographs the video with the viewer’s movements appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

February 1, 2018

Motion Design & Illustration: A Dream Within a Dream

Motion Design & Illustration: A Dream Within a Dream

I have recently watched Blade Runner 2049 and woah! It was such an incredible film to watch. Every single frame pays an homage to the original somehow and it’s quite beautiful. Going into the same lines, we are taking a look at the collaboration work between designers 灰 昼 and 行行珂 Hunk Xing and their motion series: A Dream Within a Dream. I would say this is the perfect tribute to the Blade Runner World added with their own Neo-Noir approach. Give it a look!

_This short film Dream in A Dream is in reality, an experimental film about dreams. It is like a symbol floating on the water, being tightly held in an infant’s arms or trapped in the palm of the Buddha; it bursts into a blaze, then projects into the building of a capsule apartment.

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AoiroStudio
Feb 01, 2018

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January 31, 2018

Beautiful Art Direction and Photography for Soubois F1 GP

Beautiful Art Direction and Photography for Soubois F1 GP

Baillat. Studio published a post on their Behance profile showcasing the Art Direction and Photography work they did for the Soubois for the Grand Prix F1 in Montreal last year. I love everything about the style and mood that they set. The light and colors bring this nostalgia feeling and it also has this 70s look. I selected a few inspiring  images to share here with you. Check them out!

Bailat. Studio is a graphic design and communication studio from Montreal, Canada. They have a beautiful portfolio in graphic design and photography. I highly recommend you to check them out at http://baillat.ca/

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abduzeedo
Jan 31, 2018

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January 31, 2018

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and more

UI Inspiration: This week’s selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and more

It’s that time of the week for our collection of UI/UX interactions to boost your UI inspiration. We are focusing on cool animations, layout designs, UX thinking and more. We are mixing it all from static, dynamic and even live prototypes, this might be a great weekly series to bookmark! For this week, we are seeing our first Dashboard design that we haven’t seen for quite some time. We have a little bit of everything this week, hopefully you will enjoy!

In this collection we are featuring the work from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo, Mikolaj and more.

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UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Matthew Sandoval

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Haoming

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Mikolaj

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Richardzon

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Dimest

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by rohan rahian

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Emma Y.

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Geio Tischler

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Tony DeAngelo

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Mario Šestak

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Sayeed Ahmad

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Oleg Melnykovl

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Michal Sambora

UI Inspiration: This week's selections from Matthew Sandoval, Haoming, Tony DeAngelo and moreDesign by Zhenya Rynzhuk

AoiroStudio
Jan 31, 2018

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January 30, 2018

Positron Voyager virtual reality chair snags $1.4 million in seed funding

Positron has announced that its Voyager virtual reality chair has received seed funding totaling $1.4 million, which will bankroll the development of a second generation of the hardware.

The post Positron Voyager virtual reality chair snags $1.4 million in seed funding appeared first on Digital Trends.

Source: Digital Trends VR

January 30, 2018

Welcome the Future: Mercedes-Benz and smart Are Heading to Austin

Mercedes-Benz at SXSW

In September 2017, Mercedes-Benz organized the first ever me Convention in cooperation with SXSW during the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Germany. Following the success of the event, Mercedes-Benz is taking the next step: together with smart, they’re bringing the me Convention experience to SXSW 2018.

From March 9–15, 2018, the me Convention will be co-hosting the SXSW programmed content in the Intelligent Future Track at Fairmont Hotel, providing a platform for those shaping our future to #createthenew.

The main hub, however, will be at the iconic Palm Park. Excellent hospitality in a stylish environment provides the ideal setting for networking, meetings, and an open discussion about our future. Whether you want to dive in or just kick back and relax, you can experience the spirit of the me Convention right here in Austin with live streams, speakers, food courts, yoga sessions, and workshops in a festival-like atmosphere.

Additionally, smart will be providing SXSW visitors with a spot for urban innovation and relaxation. Don’t let the world pass you by! Catch seven days of electric discovery and intelligent diversions in the “tiny house of smart” at Palm Park. At the Hilton Hotel you can find the “tiny cube of smart” where smart showcases its successful “smart urban pioneers” startup program aiming to make city life easier.

Join the conversation – together we can shape the future!

Image and content provided by Mercedes-Benz and smart

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January 30, 2018

Frank And Oak's locally Made Wool Suiting Campaign Illustrations

Frank And Oak’s locally Made Wool Suiting Campaign Illustrations

Ever since the last feature of Amanda Mocci on ABDZ, she has been crafting her work so beautifully. It can be seen in Fast Company, books and in her personal exploration where I feel she is shining the most. There is so much depth and the contrast is being shown to a whole new level. For the new, Amanda Mocci is an art director and artist based in Montreal, QC. We are sharing a series of illustrations she shared for Frank And Oak, a very popular Men’s Clothing & Women’s Styles. They were promoting their locally Made Wool suits for Men and as you can see. It’s just amazing!

New illustrations created for Frank And Oak’s locally made wool suiting campaign. It was so much fun to work on these! Many thanks to the awesome team at Frank And Oak

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AoiroStudio
Jan 30, 2018

Source: Abduzeedo Illustration