Space Moods on the BBC - end of season!

Last Friday the Space Mood parties on the BBC went on holidays.

After eight months of crazy nights and several glasses of vodka with strawberry pulp, my VJ work is now terminated. Thank you all for the warm working mood and respect.


Water Projection on Serralves Foundation

Next saturday and sunday, at 22h, there will be a unique presentation of the new project from the musician Victor Gama "Aquarium Materialis, Aquarium Spiritualis", in a co-produced artwork with world renown marimba percussionist Pedro Carneiro and Tiago Cerqueira on the laptop.

Videomorphose will be projecting on the surrounding water surface of a pound-lake with a 8m high placed 8.000 Lumen beamer. To transform the lake into a giant projection screen, we will
spread on the surface white thulle. Two more beamers will also be projecting over the tree bushes around the concert area for flying imaginary animals and fairytales.

Victor Gama will be playing a water harp, with five 50m steel strings from one end to the other of the lake and a 15,000 W sound equipment to enhance all sound details. I will be posting some photos real soon...


DJ Dennis Ferrer & Videomorphose

Ferrer doesn't mince his words, but unlike many egotistical producers he can back it up with the real deal or at least six of house music's and the global dance floor's biggest records of the last four years: Sandcastles, Son Of Raw, Timbuktu, Church Lady, Most Precious Love, and The Cure & The Cause.

He makes music with a vibe, and as long it meets the criteria of 4/4, bumping, club and not sleepy’ he's a happy man. The last thing he is concerned with is fitting a genre or scene which is useful for a visionary such as Ferrer, as barriers between dance music genres currently seem as relevant as the Berlin Wall.

Ironically enough, Ferrer provided the catalyst that began breaking down dance music's Iron Curtains: Ferrer’s absolutely monstrous collaboration with Jerome Sydenham, Sandcastles (2003) got the ball rolling and straddled the tech-soulful divide.

This was the one record that joined the tech crowd and the soulful crowd - you would hear it in both a tech club and a soulful club.

He is without doubt one of the most well rounded producer/song-writers in dance music, let alone house. He's produced myriad styles (ambient, acid techno, tech, gospel, Afro, soulful), and has learnt from masters including Damon Wild, Kerri Chandler and Jerome Sydenham. It's an apprenticeship that many aspiring producers would trade their right arm for, and by combining this with strong ideas and passion, his consistency and quality over the last five years has been peerless.

And the logical step for a producer at the top of his game, is an artist album: The World As I See It. Ferrer’s debut LP for King Street / Defected is an amalgamation of myriad, global sounds, expertly honed into soul-stirring house music and each track is a journey, with subtle detail: the soul from the belly gospel-tech flavored Church Lady, takes an unexpected twist four minutes in; the nourishing love song Touch The Sky is underpinned by off kilter, fuzzy electronic melodies and bongo percussion; the largely instrumental P 2 Da J is full of sharp and punchy chords and melodies, mesmerizing chanting and underpinned by a relentless, thumping bassline; similarly Son Of Raw's fuzzy electronic feel is bumping, with stabs of pads and pianos; Transitions' grooves undulate, tumbling, then pumping and steadied tribal drums; How Do I Let Go is a heartbreak elegy, recalling that desolate moment of realization that a relationship is over and will never be the same again; while Destination is pure dance floor drama which sees the Balkans on an aural collision course with Brazil and of course, underground New York house.

When he’s not producing his own music, Ferrer’s passion is developing the careers of others not only in the form of his remixes. His label Objektivity is home base for teenage DJ / producer sensations, The Martinez Brothers with whom he works closely. Filsonik, an emerging producer from the NYC underground also benefits from Ferrer’s ears and will release his first single for the label in the spring.

In the meantime, Objektivity will release the highly anticipated Ferrer / Abicah Soul co-remix of “Love Can Damage Your Health” by Telepopmusik. Thereafter, expect nothing but ground-breaking productions from the man who refuses to be painted into a stylistic box. These include a collaboration with Grammy Award winning Norwegian folk singer Ane Brun, Angela McLuskey (from Telepopmusik) and a revisit of Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City project, all culminating in a second, even more ambitious full length album.


Pes - 5 star stop motion

A beautiful example of a shoe-branding ad using stop-motion technique.

Baby Grand Master DJ/VJ Piano

Here it comes! Another typical american stupid object that is no use for anybody except stupid american no-doers. A fully hi-tech audiovisual piano.

• Dual Pioneer DVJ-X1 DVD Players
• Edirol V-4 Video Mixer
• 3 Marshal LCD Monitors
• Slot loading assembly

• Allen and Heath Xone 92 Audio Mixer
• Dual 15″ Subwoofers
• 18″ Subwoofer
• 12″ Subwoofer
• 3 Bullet Tweeters
• AB 1100 Watt Power Amplifier

• Moog Slip Ring Assembly
• 8 Foot Rotating Turntable
• Wall Mount Variable Speed Control

Acording to the company, very few of these...ah, little monsters will be assembled. My opinion is that they will all be rapidly sold to retired Broadway actors and singers that live in corny pink mansions somewhere in Beverly Hills. And another one for the Liberace Museum. Price unknown...