As summer approaches, sustainable t-shirt and eco-fashion label THTC - The Hemp Trading Company - asked us to create a music track and video for their site and for social media sharing, by sampling their archive of 14 years of THTC clips of their events, activists and artist supporters - including Ed Sheeran, Beardyman and Newton Faulkner.
So after a rather long sampling session and time in the studio, creating music from spray cans to beatboxers, here's the result...
December 2012, Addictive TV played the fantastic winter version of Italy's famous Arezzo Wave Festival in Arezzo, near Florence in the centre of the country.
Big thanks to the festival for the recording, here's a short clip from the set with the track "You Da 2", where Addictive TV mashup Rihanna's "You Da One" with Blur's "Song 2". FYI, this video is from the Vimeo page of Italy's Repubblica XL magazine, click here to read the interview it's used in.
Celebrating the 100th edition of their specialist cinema programme called "Blow Up", German-French television channel Arte commissioned Addictive TV to remix Antonioni's influential classic 1966 movie Blow Up.
As well as sampling the movie, we of course sampled Herbie Hancock's original soundtrack with that same sample Deee Lite used in their 90's hit Groove is in the Heart.
If you can read French, for more info on Arte's Blow Up cinema show, click here.
Orchestra of Samples
Still in production, we're working on our forthcoming project 'Orchestra of Samples', which has involved filming recording sessions with over 100 musicians in more than fifteen countries in Europe, Africa and South America.
Working with so many fantastic musicians, we've created a unique archive to sample from (hence the project title); here's an early demo of what's being created. None of those featured had ever met, none of them had heard other recordings of other artists and all were filmed seperately in different countries.
ADDICTIVE TV @ Paléo Festival 2012
Late Summer 2012, Addictive TV played the closing slot for the enourmous Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland. It's six days and nights of festivities for 230,000 people, with over 200 concerts on six stages!
Many thanks to the festival for the recording, here's a short clip from the set of "Daftwerk Transformation", remixing all three Transformers movies and mashing them up with Daft Punk's 'Robot Rock' and Kraftwerk's 'The Robots'.
ADDICTIVE TV @ The Gadget Show Live 2012
After working with The Gadget Show on Channel 5 last year, Addictive TV were asked to perform as part of The Gadget Show Live 2012, the UK’s leading consumer technology event, held at the NEC in Birmingham in April 2012.
The series has been on British television for nearly a decade now, and for the week-long live event Addictive TV were asked to sample all 16 series, creating an audiovisual remix to perform three times a day for 5 days! Here's what they made...
For 2013, Addictive TV are part of the artists-in-residence programme of Canal 93, the venue and recording studios in the Paris suburb of Bobigny. It's a great space, check 'em out
Sampling the delights of Ed Sheeran
THTC supporter Ed Sheeran finds himself sampled for the remix alongside beatboxers, scratchers, a graffiti artists spray can and Prince Charles himself!
ATV vs THTC
Asked by eco-fashion label THTC to create a remix for their social media by sampling years of their clips of supporter artists, from Ed Sheeran and Newton Faulkner to Trojan Sound System and Beardyman, we took on the challenge!
Blowing it up!
Sampling the movie and of course Herbie Hancock's orginal soundtrack with that same sample Deee Lite used in their 90's hit Groove is in the Heart.
Arte Blows Up!
Celebrating the 100th edition of their cinema show "Blow Up", German-French television channel Arte have commissioned Addictive TV to remix Antonioni's influential classic 1966 movie Blow Up.
What an honour!
Bend it like Bhamra!
We recently recorded with London based virtuoso tabla player and bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra MBE. Click here to read the blog entry.
Orchestra of Samples
We're still working on our forthcoming live project Orchestra of Samples.
It’s an all encompassing sampling extravaganza and features over 100 recorded musicians in more than 15 countries, from Mexico to Senegal, Brazil to Egypt! Click below to read more.
Live at the Forum des Images
Both Addictive TV and DJ Zebra performed at the special event in Paris, at the Forum des Images.
Mashup Film Festival
Addictive TV and renowned French bootlegger DJ Zebra were asked to create a special audio/video collaboration sampling footage from INA – the Institute of National Archives in France – for the opening night of the Mashup Film Festival in Paris.
Thump, whack, ARRHGG, smack!
Making beats from smacks, whacks and kicks, and turning them into - quite literally - a thumping track! All the while editing at the same time...
Street Fighter x Tekken
We were asked to create an audio/visual track for the Street Fighter x Tekken launch by turning real game play footage into a tune!
It's the first time that two video games publishers have joined forces (Capcom and Namco), mashing-up two games into one.
Creating toy town in Strasbourg!
Shooting on Canon 5D's with tilt-shift lenses from about seventy metres high up on different cranes, we're giving the port a miniture toy look!
We recently finished creating a video installation (using the tilt-shift look) around the subject of containers for the Ososphere Festival in Strasbourg, France - where we spent a few days filming in November at the port there - France's second largest...
This photo's from the fantastic film "Bob" by animator Darren Walsh (the man behind the "Compare the Meerkat" commercials).
Get Well Soon
We’re working with animators 12foot6 on their project Get Well Soon.
It’s a gloriously injurious series of animated shorts we’re sampling and musically remixing; stitching the growing number of shorts together for it's touring installation.