A conduit for everything action lifestyle, SCOUTWELL is proud to present the first installment of SCOUTMIX, a weekly mix-tape music release of the freshest tracks to hit our desks. Give it a listen via computer, take it with you on your phone via the SCOUTWELL mobile site, or wait for your friends to tell you about it later.
Tapping into the spontaneous energy of professional skaters on tour, musical duo The 2 Bears joined forces with the Girl x Chocolate skateboard team for the making of the band’s “Warm and Easy” music video. Shot on location in Central America, during the filming of Girl x Chocolate’s upcoming full length skateboard film “Pretty Sweet,” the 2:57 music video captures the team skating, traveling and lip-syncing across Panamanian, Nicaraguan and Costa Rican borders. Check out the collaborative music video x skate teaser above, and hear The 2 Bears full album at www.the2bears.co.uk. For more on Girl x Chocolate’s “Pretty Sweet” film, due out November 16, click here.Chocolate Skateboards, Girls Skateboards, The 2 Bears
The back-in-action Bloc Party are returning next month with their new album Four, and today they’ve given us the video for the first single ‘Octopus.’ Directed by Nova Dando, the colorful and flashy clip mostly focuses on members of the band in their practice space. Check it out below.Bloc Party, Music Video, Octopus
Recognized as the ‘godfather of Gangsta rap,’ lyricist, director, producer, Ice-T introduces the intimate performance documentary SOMETHING FOR NOTHING: THE ART OF RAP, delving beyond the hype and bling to give view into the minds and personal lives of rap’s true grandmasters, young and old. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful real-life revelations and backed by a street-credible, hip-hop heavy soundtrack are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. Featuring the comprehensive roster of rap’s serial hitters, the film includes the gamut; from founders, to new faces, to global superstars like Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. In theaters now.Ice-T
LCD Soundsystem’s documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, comes to theaters for one day only on July 18th. The doc follows their final appearance at Madison Square Garden and the disbanding of the band. The late Adam Yauch’s production company, Oscilloscope, is releasing the film and you can find out if it’ll be playing your city after following the link below. Otherwise keep hanging tight, it should be on DVD and Netflix shortly.LCD Soundsystem, Oscilloscope, Shut Up And Play The Hits
Still months out from an anticipated sophomore album drop by Britain’s own The xx, music’s digital sphere is not without fresh variations on the the band’s 2009 self-titled release. Reworked by 19-year-old New Hampshire native CRNKN, the band’s already classic “Intro” is remixed in a synth heavy dance track that delivers bass direct to the brain-piece. Listen below and cop more of CRNKN at the link.CRNKN, The xx
The Doors have an updated video for their classic hit L.A. Woman in celebration of their final album’s 40th anniversary. The video features professional skateboarders Kenny Anderson, Alex Olson and Braydon Szafranski as they let loose on the streets of Los Angeles. Also featured are cameos of The Doors’ drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger and record exec Jac Holzman, who signed the Doors to his Elektra Records label. Highlighted areas are Venice, Hollywood, downtown L.A., the Wilshire District and other locations that figure in the band’s career.Kenny Anderson, L.A. Women, The Doors
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best. Directed by Oscar Winner Kevin MacDonald, the film premiers in theaters April 20, 2012.
Source: www.bobmarley.comBob Marley
Curator of cool, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D invites a group of outstanding artists and musicians alike, to create a 17-day festival in Los Angeles. From April 20th to May 6th, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will be the meeting point for the international avant-garde, including Benjamin Jones, Mike Mills, Tom Sachs, Lauren Mackler from Public Fiction, Sage Vaughn, Isaac from Still House Group, Peter Coffin, Roy Choi and Will Fowler. Scheduled to include exhibitions, concerts, DJ nights, performances and installations, the free-of-charge festival justifiably looks to deliver an extraordinary audiovisual experience. Take a look at the schedule below, and check out www.theavantgardediaries.com for more info.
Opening hours: FREE OF CHARGE
Sunday: Noon – 6PM
Monday: Noon – 6PM
Wednesday: Noon – 10PM
Thursday: Noon – 10PM
Friday: 11AM – 10PM
Saturday: 11AM – 10PM
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013