Throughout February, applications will be open for participation in Re:Earth, a project that will give six young creatives the opportunity to stay for fifteen days, from 15 to 30 April, at Cittadellarte at the Pistoletto Foundation in Biella, during which they will be able to interface with professionals and experts in the music sector and participate in conferences and workshops.
The final objective of this “artistic residence” is to give life to an artistic performance following this year’s theme: the relationship between man and nature and the consequences of this relationship from the point of view of climate change. In practice, the six participants will have the opportunity to use all the spaces, equipment and the help of the tutors to stage a musical performance, in which the sounds of nature are transformed and explored through music, within an installation context, also designed by the participants during the 15 days of Re:Earth.
The goal of Re:Earth is to create a place where a high-quality training course is offered during which all together, participants and professionals from the musical and artistic world, will try to give voice to the Earth and to the climate changes taking place.
You can apply by February 29th by accessing the Re:Earth website.
Whether you like it or not today is Valentine’s Day, the festival of lovers celebrated worldwide on February 14. The chaotic streets of Milan today seem calmer and more relaxed, as if you were breathing a different air. Those who travel by subway with a bunch of roses, those who buy cigarettes at the tobacconist’s also got some “Baci perugina”, because at the end of the day, even if you don’t want to celebrate it, it’s always nice to have a surprise.
A peculiar day, a bit corny and a bit no, not suitable for the faint of heart. We will spare you the usual story that, as you well know, takes its name from the saint Valentino da Terni. But we just want to remind you, as the English poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning said: “Love is like war easy to start, but very difficult to stop”.
Today we at Collater.al whether you are engaged, married or single, we just want to share a little bit of love with you, starting from the great classics up to something contemporary.
A playlist of 14 songs like the day we celebrate the feast, to make you fall in love, maybe.
Four years later, The Weeknd has announced through his social profiles the release of his new album “After Hours“. In the week of his thirtieth birthday he wanted to give a gift to his fans, the award-winning singer has been busy, on march 20 will be officially out the album.
To After Hours titletrack of The Weeknd album released just today at midnight, will be added the latest singles, Heartless and Blinding Lights, previously released and currently at the top of the singles charts in Australia and the UK.
Here is a small extract from the text of After Hours: «My darkest hours/ Girl, I felt so alone inside of this crowded room/ Different girls on the floor, distractin’ my thoughts of you/ I turned into the man I used to be, to be/ Put myself to sleep/ Just so I can get closer to you inside my dreams/ Didn’t wanna wake up ‘less you were beside me/ I just wanted to call you and say, and say».
On the occasion of its spin-off party and season finale, Aitho Entertainment hosts the DJ and founder of the record label and collective Bone Soda,Skinny Macho. Tonight, Friday, February 21, the Byblos of Catania will be animated by the versatile selections of the London artist who, in recent years, has become one of the protagonists of the Boiler Room, the most popular broadcast platform in the world.
Byblos Club Catania
We had the chance to have a chat with him and, as usual, we asked him to create a playlist for you. Press play and listen to it while you discover more about one of the key characters of the world clubbing scene.
Hi Skinny, it’s the first time that we talk about you on Collater.al, could you explain to our readers who you are, what you do and how you began your career as dj?
I would be listed as a – DJ, Radio Broadcaster, Record Label Owner, etc. I’d say I just do a lot of stuff. As for DJ’ing, to give you a super quick insight; my interest started with attending family (house) parties where I’d see my uncles set up their speaker stacks & DJ/toast the whole night.
Fast fwd to my neighbor leaving to play in Ibiza on the weekends (this is the time the Pacha brand was on fire) and trusting me with/using his decks to practice – then skipping to later on in my life following my mates playing (relentlessly) at all the university club/house parties around the UK, inspired me & plucked up my courage to start.
Beside your personal projects, you’re also Bone Soda’s co-founder, could you tell us how the project has born and developed through the years?
Bone Soda was born out of boredom & frustration – there was nothing reflecting on how we enjoyed music at the time, so we decided to start our own. Over the years it’s formed as a record Label (birthing Slowthai’s career) & now also running as a Creative Studio (Nike, Off White, PlayStation, Champion), consulting, video/art direction etc.
With Bone Soda, you work with emerging artists such us slowthai, how is it to watch an artist you’ve been one of the first to believe into, explode and succeed?
It’s always good to see the risk you’ve taken pay off. Listening to your gut when you hear/see something and having the courage to say “yep, this is it”. When your independent you REALLY have to work it to get everyone on board – especially if you believe what you have is great / can be successful. Trusting the process, being patient & having to keep banging on the doors until gatekeepers have no choice but to listen.
Because of your job you travel so much worldwide, which one is the party everybody needs to attend at least once in a lifetime?
Moonshine, Montreal Baile, São Paulo – every weekend And of course a Bone Soda soirée
On February 21st you’ll be guest of Aitho Entertainment, what do you think of the Italian music panorama and its clubbing scene?
The Italians that I know/come across love a party & if their friend is playing they come in numbers to support – which I admire. Real love! I only really go to Milan & recently most Rome and somewhere in Sicily for a festival with Rejjie Snow (I can’t remember the town) – I’d really like to go to Napoli, so I couldn’t lie & tell you how the clubbing scene is.
Last question, do you have a playlist or mixtape you’d like to suggest?
King Krule, pseudonym of Archy Ivan Marshall is back on the scene with a new album “Man Alive” released just today and on Tuesday the opening track of the album was released, entitled Cellular and is accompanied by an animation visual directed by Jamie Wolfe.
The 1975 – The Birthday Party
The week of returns, after two years of inactivity, also “The 1975” returns with a fantastic new one, full of special effects. Is this the prelude to a new album? We’ll see what surprises are in store for us.
Lil Baby – Sum 2 Prove
Lil Baby catapults us into her daily routine, we said it’s the seventh of comebacks. He too after a very quiet period, after releasing his song about two weeks ago, on Tuesday he released the official video.
DI-RECT – SOLDIER ON
DI-RECT, the Dutch alternative band that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, is back. Here above you can see the video of Soldier On, which talks about three different stories that revolve around different characters who have one thing in common: a fragile soul full of wounds. All immersed in a film-like aesthetic context.
PAOLA IEZZI feat. M¥SS KETA – LTM
An unusual collaboration between Paola Iezzi and Myss Keta. The two Milanese artists have created a video that fully identifies their style. Women full of passion, a continuous surprise, a video not to be missed.
Billie Eilish – Fingers Crossed
Freshly released, young Billie Eilish continues to spoil us with three new videos this week. A video that fully reflects her mood, twisted and with many special effects.
Marracash – CRUDELIA – I nervi
Marracash‘s latest album needs no introduction, after closing a masterpiece he also gives us a video no less, in which the artist lays bare his fears, just discovering his nerves.
LIBERATO X 3D (Massive Attack) X GAIKA – WE COME FROM NAPOLI
Directed by Lettieri and therefore a guarantee, last week also came back Liberato. The video, which is an excerpt from the film “Ultras” scheduled for the next few days, shows us as always the beautiful and sunny part of Naples.
SUGAR – BROCKHAMPTON
BROCKHAMPTON are a U.S. hip hop music collective from San Marco, Monday they released the video, very original, full of backstage images, in which you can see directors, mirrors and the complete set.
Lauv – Modern Loneliness
Lauv, pseudonym of Ari Staprans Leff as well as having recently released the new album, here is also the first video, a journey through his thoughts as you can guess from the title of the album “how i’m feeling”, in a dream universe created specifically for the American artist.