Archive for the ‘New York’ Category

Real Scenes – New York City

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

RA did another episode of the Real Scenes documentary series and this time they shine a light on the again-vibrant New York scene. After the lull caused by Guilliani’s policies, nearly wiping out New York’s nightlife in a decade, with cabaret licenses in effect. I remember the Sound Factory closed a month before my first ever visit and feeling devastated to have missed an era. It’s good to see the city strugglin’ back. I have fond memories of the New York nightlife and it really hurt to know that most of the clubs I used to go to every week have gone and turned into pizza places. Anyway, a new generation of promoters have embraced the hussle to put out decent music in surprising venues, just like it’s supposed to be really! I’ve been playing lots of NYC related music the last few years, with people like the LIES crew, Jus Ed, Levon, Dj QU, Anthony Parasole and Joey Anderson all releasing really good music.


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Kid tags Supreme

Monday, June 6th, 2011

This is either another Supreme X artist collab in the works or a serious attack on NYC’s best known streetwear/skate shop. Kid’s massive tag definitely didn’t go unnoticed. Either way it raised some eyebrows and got Twitter going RT-crazy. On a side note: seems like that place hasn’t changed in over 13 years or so. I used to work just half a block north from Supreme and would go in there and the X-Large shop that used to be on the same street all the time… memories.


Friday, January 7th, 2011

Filmmaker Andrew Wonder  and’s Steve Duncan take you deep inside the seedy underbelly of  NYC…

Read about their adventures at the NPR site

The Beat Of New York

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

“Thomas Noesner, our DoP, was in New York for a shoot of the new Mercedes R-Class. Right after the job, he took his camera and strolled through the busting streets of „The City“. While screening the pictures of a drummer in the tube station, I had the idea of creating a „remix“ of the recorded drum sequence to use it as a soundtrack for the film. That´s when our sounddesigner Toussaint came into play… We composed a track around the drum beat of this guy. Watch and listen to the beat of New York!”

Zoo York Mixtape

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Thanks to Pieter @ Postr for pointing me to this gem. I must’ve seen this a hundred times! featuring the Zoo York camp (RIP Harold Hunter) and the cream of mid-nineties NY hip hop. Classic!

Zoo York Mixtape (FULL) from scottieb on Vimeo.

Kyle Hall interview by On-Point

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010


Another tour-de-force from the On-Point camp: Alex met up with then 17 year old Kyle Hall to talk about his rise to fame, his influences, his connection with Omar S and then some. Interesting footage, as per usual, of an incredibly talented and ambitious producer ready to live up to the hype. Props to On-Point for conducting the interview and to mister Hall for the music and energy!

Prospect Heights

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Take a stroll through Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, the neighbourhood I once called home… Always nice to be back, albeit virtually. Music by The Stuyvesants.


Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

One of my favorite blogs on the entire web: Scouting NY.
Nick Carr is a film location scout in NY. His work takes him to all kinds of places such as long-gone theatres, forgotten alleys, hidden cemeteries and abandoned buildings. I especially like the New York, You’ve Changed feature, A comprehensive then-and-now look at the locations in your favorite New York movies! My love for NY has never faded and I grab every chance I get to read up on the city. I love the history, the background stories and the various great finds he shares with his readers and I can’t wait to visit the city again and see some of the locations in person, map in hand.

On a personal note: the pic below is from a building I used to live across the street from. Never noticed anything special as I just walked past it everyday, as you do. So it was fun to bump into this here post about it: