MIX: Captain Morgan

l43-yosemite-120831230020_mediumAs a new addition to the blog in 2014 (as it was sorely neglected in 2013), I’ve decided to start posting a few of the mixes that I record on Serato. This first one was made under the influence of a few glasses of Captain Morgan’s rum – hence the name. I recorded it in one sweep so it’s a little rough around the edges – I’ve heard Ableton is good for doing some post-production tinkering, but I’m not ofay with it at the moment! Have a listen below and let me know what you think. You can also follow me on SoundCloud under JOEBYCRO. Tracklist after the break.

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Chino Otsuka travels back in time

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Ingenious photographer Chino Otsuka has found a novel use for her old childhood snaps. Using image manipulation techniques far beyond my means, she has spliced pictures of her current self into the shots.  What’s fascinating about this series photographs is how natural Otsuka looks next to her younger self. Click below to see more.

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O2 Refresh does the Circus

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This week I was invited to the launch event for #O2Refresh, an innovative new tariff. The soiree took place at the aptly named ‘Circus’ in Covent Garden, where we were treated to a night of magic. On top of a display from dancers and performers, we also witnessed mind-boggling trickery from ‘Oliver B‘ the magician.  Continue reading

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REVIEW: Django Unchained

Attracting a whirlwind of controversy on its way, Django Unchained hits UK cinemas this week. Tarantino returns after a three year hiatus, bringing his trademark mixture of sharp wit and gut-wrenching violence to the spaghetti Western genre. This is a marvellous return to form following the somewhat dull and drawn-out Inglorious Bastards. The plot keeps you on the edge of your seat, and the film is topped off with dynamic performances from Samuel L Jackson, Leonardo Dicaprio and Jamie Foxx. In short, it’s everything you’d expect a Tarantino Western to be.

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REVIEW: Gangster Squad

gangster-squad-movie-image-sean-pennUpon first viewing the trailer for Gangster Squad, it was hard to keep up with the array of big stars involved. Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and the now somewhat infamous Ryan Gosling. I must admit, I was dubious about how stylised the look and feel of the trailer was and the slightly naff title. Still, with a cast like that I had big expectations.

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Grand Theft Auto V: Trailer #2

It looks like Rockstar are pulling out all the stops once again for their next installation of the Grand Theft Auto series. Hopping across the States, GTA V is set on the West Coast and looks like it will include all the japes and humour that make the games such a joy to play. Although graphically it’s beginning to look a bit long in the tooth, you can bank on the Rockstar have created an impeccably designed world for your to tear apart. Bring on Spring 2013.

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Lord of the Rings Demographics Visualised

Having just finished reading ‘The Hobbit’ ahead of it’s theatrical release this Christmas, I’ve become slightly obsessed with the world of Tolkein. Published by Emil Johansson earlier this year, the LotR Project has attracted fevered interest. Gaining praise from casual fans of the series and die-hards alike, Johansson has been spurred on to create a truly fantastic piece of research. Through meticulous fact checking and the help of other LotR fans, he has managed to create infographics showing various information on the demographics of people in Middle Earth. Check it out after the break.

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