Video Interview: Sharam talks about reforming Deep Dish

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In a recent interview with Mixmag Sharam admitted Deep Dish are, “talking about” reforming for a new project. The Grammy award winning house DJ and producer says, “We’ve been talking about it. We’ve all been really busy doing our own thing…but we have been talking about it.”

He explained the reason they split is because they, “felt limited.” He says, “We achieved things one could only dream of. It was frustrating because at times you would go to a gig, and they would not really respect you because the other guy wasn’t there. We’re two individual people. So now we’ve achieved that, the idea (of reuniting) is becoming more pleasant.”

Watch also Sharam tells Mixmag who he would vote for in their greatest dance act of all time poll.


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Video interview: Deadmau5 takes on EDM at Canadian Music Week 2014

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 Video interview: Deadmau5 takes on EDM at Canadian Music Week 2014

Watch 1 hour long video interview with deadmau5 during Canadian Music Week which took place in Toronto in May 2014. He talks about EDM, his new album, the importance of understanding legal issues, Avril Lavigne’s new single and many more subjects.

“Right now it’s so easy to do – to produce, to create it. I’m not saying anyone can do it well,”Zimmerman says, “but when you have such easily accessible tools to make this type of music, for everyone from ten year-olds to Martin Garrix – and I’m not knocking anyone today, believe it or not – but a lot of these kids are doing the classic one-hit-wonder thing, the ‘now sound,’ because it’s just so easy to do technically.”

“Now you’ve got a kid who watches a YouTube video on how to ruin the dynamic range on a track and puts it out on Beatport and that’s it. Sure, I’m a little bummed out that that’s how being an electronic musician happens. I’m not saying that Arcade Fire are the ‘spokespeople of music,’ but I can see other people agreeing with that sentiment, people I would respect looking over and going, ‘Oh yeah, Deadmau5, that untz untz guy’…and they won’t touch this stuff with a ten-foot-pole because it’s ‘DJ’ stuff. As a part of this EDM world, I’m now a frontman for this instant-gratification-production-buzz thing… I think we’re gonna be hard-pressed to see someone play ‘Animals’ as their wedding song 20 years from now.”

joel also talks about his new album: “I wanted to do my interpretation of the big room sound that I know I can go to any EDM-athon-fest and you get the ‘Yay, it has a drop,’ but to also transform that into something that Imogen Heap can nod her head to – something that I would listen to. But I didn’t want to do the ‘Oh, I’m gonna go work with a country band’…I didn’t want to do something I’m not comfortable doing or know nothing about.”

24 Of The Most Creative Watches Ever

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The advent of the now nearly ubiquitous smartphone is slowly making watches and clocks obsolete, which is a crying shame because these both have a long and rich legacy of beautiful decoration and artistic craftsmanship. These 24 watches, whether homages to the grand-master clock makers of old or innovative new designs for the modern era, seek to keep our love of watches and timepieces alive.

One of the most enchanting things about watch design, especially when talking about mechanical watches, is the scale at which everything happens. Not only are these designs absolutely beautiful, they are all also constrained to a tiny disk strapped to your wrist. And yet, despite this limitation, there are round tables surrounded by knights, whirling planets, beautiful birds and poetic fairy-tales. Many of the world’s greatest watchmakers also no longer limit themselves to simply documenting a 24-hour day, either. Weeks, months, and the time in other cities around the world can all be monitored, and even the moon’s phases and the movement of celestial bodies.

On the other hand, digital watches have opened up a new world of opportunities for watchmakers that just weren’t available before. Sleek modern designs, lights, and the lack of moving parts are just a few of the basic hallmarks of the digital watches on this list. The lack of moving parts especially allows digital watchmakers to move in new directions – their faces can display information in totally new ways, and they can be made flexible or even see-through.

If you know of a cool watch we should see, you can upload its photo at the bottom of this post!

Astronomical Watch Accurately Shows The Solar System’s Movements On Your Wrist

Designed by Van Cleef & Arpels

Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Memory-Inspired Melted Wristwatch

Available here

Eye Of A Storm: A Watch Without A Face

Designed by Yiran Qian

ZIIIRO Mercury Watch

Available here

Excalibur Watch

Designed by Roger Dubuis

Whatever, I’m Late Anyway Watch

Available here.

The Ora Unica Watch

Designed by Denis Guidone

This Bird Repeater Watch Is Worth Half A Million Dollars

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Designed by Jaquet Droz

Free Time Watch

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Available here

Earth And Moon Watch

Designed by Alexander Sorokin

Dragon Gate Legend Watch

Designed by Cornelius & Cie

SOH – A Second Of Happiness Watch

Designed by Mathilde Ampe

Time Traveller – This Watch Allows You To See The Time All Over The World

Designed by Mr Jones Watches

Hand-Painted Poetic Wish Watch

Designed by Van Cleef & Arpels

Ora Latea Watch

Available here

Geeky Equation Watch

Available here

Skull Watches

Designed by Fiona Kruger

Nadir Watch

Available here

Wingt Mille Watch – The Two Men Being Held By The Squid Indicate The Hours And Minutes

Designed by: Mr Jones Watches

Digital Destruction Watch

Designed by Ross McBride

Boombox Watch

Designed by Flud Watches

Angular Momentum Handmade Timepieces

Designed by angularmomentum.com

The Accurate Watch – Designed To Remind Us That We Should Seize The Moment While We Can

Designed by Mr Jones Watches

The Bradley – A Timepiece Designed For The Blind

Image credits: Eone Timepieces

30 Untranslatable Words From Other Languages Illustrated By Anjana Iyer

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When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to capture the essence of a word’s meaning in another language.

This conflict is the idea behind New Zealand-based designer Anjana Iyer’s “Found in Translation” series of images, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English. There’s no word for the German schadenfreude or the Inuit iktsuarpok in English, so the best we can hope for is to approximate or explain these words’ meanings.

Iyer created the images as part of the “100 Days Project,” a website that invited and encourages artists to spend 100 days straight doing and creating what they love. Iyer is roughly half-way done with her project, so be sure to follow her and see what else she comes up with if you like her work! And if you’re creative, as we know many of our bored pandas are – consider starting your own 100 day project!

Source: 100daysproject.co.nz | Behance (h/t)

1. Fernweh (German)

2. Komorebi (Japanese)

3. Tingo (Pascuense)

4. Pochemuchka (Russian)

5. Gökotta (Swedish)

6. Bakku-shan (Japanese)

7. Backpfeifengesicht (German)

8. Aware (Japanese)

9. Tsundoku (Japanese)

10. Shlimazl (Yiddish)

11. Rire dans sa barbe (French)

12. Waldeinsamkeit (German)

13. Hanyauku (Rukwangali)

14. Gattara (Italian)

15. Prozvonit (Czech)

16. Iktsuarpok (Inuit)

17. Papakata (Cook Islands Maori)

18. Friolero (Spanish)

19. Schilderwald (German)

20. Utepils (Norwegian)

21. Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan)

22. Culaccino (Italian)

23. Ilunga (Tshiluba)

24. Kyoikumama (Japanese)

25. Age-otori (Japanese)

26. Chai-Pani (Hindi)

27. Won (Korean)

28. Tokka (Finnish)

29. Schadenfreude (German)

30. Wabi-Sabi (Japanese)

These 25 Animals Will Teach You How To Do Yoga

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Artist Turns Everyday Sayings Into Clever Pun Illustrations

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Nabhan Abdullatif is a professional Oman-based graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in conceptual illustration and vector art. He is known for his amusing pun illustrations, which he posts on Instagram.

The puns are made with simple everyday objects like hangers, eggs and shopping bags, but the ideas and illustrations are deceptive in their apparent simplicity – imagine how hard it would be to come up with these ideas yourself!

If you liked these illustrations, be sure to check out his Instagram for more.

Source: Instagram (h/t: designtaxi.com)