The first official trailer to the sequel of the Amazing Spider-Man dropped today. Looks promising, with Spidey’s arch antagonist switching from the Lizard to Electro, another infamous (and classic) Peter Parker nemesis. The ultra-fast reboot of the once Tobey Maquire-led franchise only goes to show Hollywood’s voracious appetite for money superhero movies, so it’s no [...]


Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is, in a single word, brutal. Unflinchingly, gorily, misanthropically, even gleefully brutal, to a point that a couple scenes were so ruthless they will churn your guts. Now I survived Irreversible, so that’s saying a lot. This observation is neither a complaint nor praise, but rather a (obvious?) comment on a [...]


18 Dec
“Friction,” “Angels” & “Tides" live, + a secret holiday cheer

Shot and directed by photographer and film-maker Jamie-James Medina (who also happens to be the founder of XL’s sub-label Hot Charity), this 3-part documentary follows The xx on the three major cycles of their creative process. Time in the recording studio, in rehearsals and then finally performing live is documented, ending in the last episode [...]


Last week we posted the most excellent Jamie xx Boiler Room Mixtape, which we played on repeat all weekend. Well another mix the Boiler Room crew have in their arsenal is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ back-to-back set with Friendly Fires, all performed at the W Hotel London live on November 14th specifically for Boiler Room TV. [...]


7 Dec
55 minutes of aural goodness from the man behind The xx

Jamie xx joins the league of superlative DJs who’ve graced the decks of one of the underground scene’s most exclusive parties. The Boiler Room are quickstrick events thrown across the world (Los Angeles, Berlin, London and New York) growing in reputation rather quickly for their well curated throwdowns broadcast live to the entire interwebs. Naturally, [...]


11 Oct
The master of the Pursuit of Vengeance movie returns

We posted the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained when it came out last June, and needless to say it had us already primed and ready for its release. Like we said, Tarantino is the uncontested World Champion of Pursuit of Vengeance movies and certainly Django Unchained fits the billing. Today a second trailer dropped, and [...]


4 Sep
Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sim & Jamie xx's sophomore album

We’ve kept close tabs on the hyperly anticipated second album from The xx, and its time has (almost) finally arrived. While you’ll have to wait till next week to purchase Coexist via iTunes or Amazon, the fine and awesome folks at NPR have set up the entire album for streaming. Yaye! We’ve previewed as much [...]


7 Jun
The Pursuit of Vengeance lifted to an immaculate art form...

Is there anybody — and I mean anybody — on this God’s green Earth that better manifests a Pursuit of Vengeance flick better than the great Quentin Tarantino? Unleashing a slave seeking revenge, and freedom, on a bunch of plantation owners seems like such a Tarantino no-brainer that in hindsight it’s shocking he hasn’t done [...]

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