In his Versions video series, Austrian video artist Oliver Laric seeks the origins of the remix. He interrogates everything from Disney animation stills to comic book iconography, placing corresponding images side by side while a narrator, speaking in a tone inspired by text-to-voice software, speaks lines mined from Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and Jorge Luis [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Outputmessage’
I've been digging a lot of local dance music in recent weeks: Earlier this month, Will Eastman released this awesome remix of the Caribbean, and his buddy, Outputmessage, put out The Infinite Void, an infectious set of deep dance tunes that reach for outer space. On Monday, Hyattsville, Md., duo Ploy released "Friend of a Friend," a lovelorn pop [...]
It looks like spring is finally here, a good thing given the shitty winter we've just endured. If you're like me, you're ready to lower the windows and blast something breezy from the car.
If that's so, you might wanna peep this new remix from DJ/producer Will Eastman (owner of U Street Music Hall and one-third of [...]
It begins with foggy blue lights, then quick flashes of red and green. Eventually, a silhouette of Outputmessage (aka D.C.'s Bernard Farley) winds elastically to his own synth-laden groove. This video for "Goldilocks Zone" is trippy, man. Then again, the EDM producer has a knack for unique videos and dramatic tunes.
That's not a bad thing, even though [...]
Sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s first two albums owe a debt to her father, Ravi: Ten of the albums’ 11 pieces were adapted by her dad from classical Indian ragas. Anoushka’s third album, 2005’s Rise, incorporated genres from around the world, from electronica to jazz, just as her father’s sitar sounds were absorbed by The Beatles. Anoushka still [...]
Southwest D.C., khaki-colored federal wasteland and concrete dingleberry, may be the District's least exciting quadrant. But when D.C. electronic music producer Outputmessage looks out at the taupe buildings and publicly funded shrubbery that surround his apartment, he sees something many do not: an alienlike beauty.
That's at least one takeaway from the musician's new (debut!) music video, which [...]
Newcomers to D.C.'s small electronic-music scene might know him as part of the power trio Volta Bureau, but D.C. electronic music producer Bernard Farley has been cranking out house, techno, and electro tracks under the name Outputmessage for a good decade now, many of them for his own label, Output Noise. His work is consistently [...]
Over the last year, Volta Bureau has become a public face of D.C.'s dance-music community. Why? Well, for one, the trio keeps getting booked to play big populist festivals like Identity and Virgin Mobile FreeFest. (Though hometown producer Alvin Risk also deserves a shout-out here, since he's also on the FreeFest sked this weekend.) On [...]
Where does an artist turn when variations on a theme just becomes a rut? For some, such as Brian Eno, lateral-thinking exercises are all they need to spark creativity. Eno co-created the “Oblique Strategies,” where each card in the deck has a phrase or question to inspire an artist to try a new approach. But [...]
The members of disco trio Volta Bureau can claim credit for a lot of hot shit this year. Together, the Will Eastman/Micah Velian/Outputmessage ensemble has released a slew of blissed out dance anthems, culminating in the infectious single "Hope." Before that, in April, Eastman and Micah Vellian took a cool Italo turn with the single "No [...]