Speaking in Code is in the midst of submitting to numerous European, North American and South American film festivals. By the time 2009 has ended, we hope that markets like Chicago, Sao Paulo, Sheffield, Stockholm, Deauville and more will all have the opportunity to host Speaking in Code through the many festivals that will happen from now until the end of the year.
In the meantime, work has begun on the DVD product of SiC, which will most likely come out near Fall of 2010. The vast amount of footage we have access too will make for some great DVD extras for Speaking in Code. Director Amy Grill and Jason Blanchard recently met up to make a few extras. Here is a sneak peak:
Uncut Concert Footage:
– Modeselektor at Sonar
The Wighnomy Brothers:
– 2 years later
There are also many outtakes which will be included and who knows what other extras will come about as things come together. Every film has a press kit, which details the making of and acknowledges the contributors in an official way. The first draft, and every other subsequent draft, can be found at this link. Check it out.
There’s a lot of activity out there for our featured artists as well. Robag Wruhme has a new, stellar 12″ out, having just returned from a successful US tour with the Wighnomy Brothers. At the same time Gas (Wolfgang Voigt) played to exuberant rooms in Montreal and New York (click here for a review from friend of sQuare Vicki Siolos and pictures from Ricardo De Lima). Freude Am Tanzen has started a podcast and the Wighnomies appear on a remix 12″ from Gui Boratto. As for Monolake, stay in touch with his free music page here. And who can forget Ellen Allien, who’s autumn and winter fashion line recently hit Berlin Fashion Week.
Here in Boston, a new night has started up which relies on the modern Berlin style more then ever. It’s called Secrets and it launches this coming Tuesday. Here’s the inaugural DJ mix from residents Lynch and Sarah Joy:
Sound Stream - “Live” Goes On [Sound Stream]
Nekes - Cristal (Sascha Dive Remix) [Oslo]
Masomenos - Travel Master [Welcome to Masomenos]
Christian Burkhardt - Doubledub [Raum… musik]
Jus Ed - Yo, This Shit is Hot! [Underground Quality]
Kreon - Jauce [Cécille Numbers]
Matthew Styles - Palladium [Horizontal]
David Pher - Harare [Glueckskind Digital]
Delano Smith feat. Diamond Dancer - A Message For the DJ [Still Music]
Black Jazz Consortium - New Horizon [Soul People Music]
Melchior Productions Ltd. - Water Soul [Perlon]
Lynch and SarahJoy - Secrets (Direct DL)
Local producer Tanner Ross, who has made it a habit to DJ at events all around town, from Soulclap to Basstown, recently released the Voodeux full-length project to the world. With partner KiloWatts, who played at Boulder’s Communikey, he’s garnered the acclaim of the world’s greatest DJs with this hit, “Just A Spoonful”:
And I’d be stupid not to note the passing of dance music icon Michael Jackson. I grew up idolizing him very much. Now his music speaks for him, which is the only good thing about his tragic death:
RIP Michael, we’ll miss you.