1. Stop-Motion music video by:
    Jesse Brown papervspencil.com
    and Christian Hansen internationalfilingsystems.com/
    Art Assistant: Jenn Eakin
    Label:Rhymesayers
    rhymesayers.com/

    # vimeo.com/10905666 Uploaded 58.6K Plays / / 23 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
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    If you liked this video you'll LOVE our version of these tunes:
    Adele Rolling in the Deep: youtube.com/watch?v=lUjWJSnGVB0
    David's Guetta's Without You: youtube.com/watch?v=dfRtPbBFoGg

    The story behind the song:

    Each time we write/arrange a tune we take a journey. We have to admit—this journey took us a lot further than we expected. Retracing our steps reveals several factors that made this a reality. As we started arranging it we had serious writer's block. Perhaps some of the worst we've ever had. In fact, one day instead of writing we went around the entire studio with a can of WD-40 and coated every piece of metal to ensure that we were a squeak-free studio. Then on a whim we decided to back away and take an entirely new approach to the song—an African approach. It may seem random in retrospect, but at the time it was an exciting way to restart the arrangement. It was working, but our journey still was on foot until we called in Alex Boye, one of the most talented people we've ever met. Alex has this contagious energy that gave new life to the song and to us. He sings the tune in 4 different languages: Swahili, English, Yoruba (his mother's native language), and Alex's own African "scat" (we'll call it...Scafrican) =) Most of the words you hear are translated from the lyrics in the original Coldplay Tune. We're huge fans of Alex -- We bet you are now too!
    Follow Alex on Facebook here: facebook.com/alexboye.music?ref=ts

    When we had finished the arrangement we all agreed that listening to it was like taking a journey to somewhere remote and ruggedly beautiful. How were we to depict this with a cello, African percussion and, most difficult of all, a grand piano? We took a risky, but oh-so-valuable turn when we called in helicopters to air-lift us and our instruments where none had gone before! (Please excuse the Trek reference). Since no one had ever done this before where were we to go for advice? Well, we can tell you that Home Depot didn't have a lot of answers (how disappointing) but we did clean them out of their strongest cable they had. We don't mind telling you that when that helicopter began lifting our brand new-never-before-played grand piano into the air we couldn't help close our eyes and cross our fingers. We consider a blessing of Heaven that it worked. I guess we figured that if it didn't, maybe it could still be a viral video -- "PIANO MOVE FAIL" =)

    We'd like to thank from the bottom of our hearts, Duane Fielding who offered the helicopters and SkyHawk skyhawkhelicopters.com for not dropping the piano...:-) Half-way through the first day of shooting we discovered that, as typical guys, we had forgotten to bring ANY food or water to this remote location. We had two options: one, wrestle a mountain rodent and harvest cacti or two, starve. Duane, our head pilot, took pity on us. He took off (literally) and moments later landed in a Wendy's parking lot, ordered 5 of everything (sadly, he couldn't use the drive through)...took off again and brought us chicken sandwiches and hamburgers via airmail. Thank you Duane! Flying in your helicopter was a dream come true for us despite the lack of doors. =)

    Filming location:
    g.co/maps/mker7

    All the instruments you hear are REAL instruments. We wanted to be authentic about this. The following percussion instruments were used:

    Djembe (drum)
    Agogo bell (like a cow bell)
    Udu (the porcelain vase-looking drum)
    Guiro (gourd scraper)
    Djabarra (shaker)
    Rain stick
    Pangi seed shaker ("goat toenails" or Unas)

    Credits:
    Paradise (Mylo Xyloto) by Coldplay written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, And Chris Martin; Copyright Universal Music Mgb Songs And Upala Music, Inc.
    Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
    Lead vocals: Alex Boye
    Cello: Steven Sharp Nelson
    Piano: Jon Schmidt
    Percussion and backup vocals: Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
    Recorded, mixed, mastered at TPG Studios by Al van der Beek
    Video filmed, edited, & produced by Paul Anderson & Tel Stewart

    # vimeo.com/35629183 Uploaded 27.3K Plays / / 11 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. N.A.S.A. feat. Kool Kojak & DJ Babão - O Pato

    # vimeo.com/8916529 Uploaded 1,816 Plays / / 1 Comment Watch in Couch Mode
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  5. ・SEPARATED AT BIRTH, pour DJ Format, Hugo Ramirez & Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・ERDÖ, pour le groupe DEAF, Maya Naruse & Raphaël Leboucher
    ・UNFAIR, pour le groupe Your Happy End, Maya Naruse & Raphaël Leboucher
    ・GLOSSOLALIA, pour Naruhisa Matsuoka (non officiel), Hugo Ramirez & Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・expérimentation, EAST FLATBUCH PROJECT - Tried By 12 (Squarepusher Mix), Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・POINT OF NO RETURN, pour Nasra & Gaute, Yan-Ali Tabarand & Jens K. Styve
    ・créations tatouages animés pour Stéphane Marchetti, Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・WILD GUN MIKE, pour Modonut feat Mike Ladd, Seamus Haley & Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・EPK, pour Slow Joe & The Ginger Accident, Yan-Ali Tabarand
    ・Captation de concert Raphaël Leboucher
    ・NIGHT OF THE BLEEDING PETS 2 (parodie), pour Your Happy End, Raphaël Leboucher
    ・BLANCS, SALES ET MÉCHANTS, pour le festival Hallucinations Collectives, Yan-Ali Tabarand

    # vimeo.com/85828309 Uploaded 172 Plays / / 1 Comment Watch in Couch Mode

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