1. SMASH TV presents GUNSLINGER

    STARRING CLINT EASTWOOD

    Gunslinger is the ultimate tribute to the Old West. The third installment in Smash TV’s epic VJ trilogy, we present you with a 62 minute behemoth that embodies the spirit and chaos of the Wild West. The Back to the Future III of our trilogy, if you will, Smash TV has bid a fond farewell to the neon excess of the 80s and set the controls of the DeLorean back to 1885. A simpler – and infinitely more dangerous – time.

    Painstakingly assembled from more than 50 Western movies, ranging from Sergio Leone’s early Spaghetti Westerns all the way up to 90s reimaginings such as Desperado and Wild Wild West, Gunslinger serves as a humble attempt to pay homage to one of the longest running and most influential genres of the silver screen. Whether your loyalty lies with the trusty sheriff, the dastardly villain, the ruthless mercenary, the opportunistic thief, or the unpredictable vigilante, it provides a thrilling look at heroism, betrayal, greed, loss, and justice in a time when law and order was as rare as the gold men killed for.

    Taking a magnifying glass to one of the most prolific genres in film history, Gunslinger aims to preserve the ideals and struggles of a unique time and place in history which becomes more and more foreign to our daily lives with each passing year. Deliberately paced to match the look and feel of a Western, it recontextualizes classic tropes of the genre to deliver a unique and fast paced narrative. A mysterious stranger arrives in town, authority is challenged, vengeance is sought, tensions run high at the saloon, a frantic horse chase ensues, and everything goes to hell in an epic gunfight you’ll have to see to believe.

    The audio borrows from a number of different genres; from time-honored soundtracks by Ennio Morricone and John Barry, to modern hip hop and electronic reworkings of genre standards.

    Gunslinger condenses 30 years of Western movies into one unforgettable hour. The good. The bad. The ugly.

    An ode to the Man with No Name.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.

    Tracklist:
    Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    Ennio Morricone - Pursuit
    Monte Cazazza - A Gringo Like Me
    Backini - Go Go Killer
    The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
    People Like Us & Wobbly & Matmos - Cattle Call
    Luke Vibert & BJ Cole - Songs Of The Night Life
    Flying Lotus - Mages Sages (Instrumental)
    Forsaken featuring Joker & Ben Blackmore - Last Saloon Swagger
    John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
    Sir Richard Bishop - Essaouira
    Susan Christie - Ghost Riders In The Sky
    Sam Spence - Wie Ein Blitz
    They Might Be Giants - Minimum Wage
    Angelo Badalamenti - Blue Frank
    Ennio Morricone - L'Estasi Dell'Oro (Bandini Remix)
    Monte Cazazza - Birds Of Prey
    The Wiseguys - Cowboy '78 (Casa De Sanchez Mix)
    Matmos - For The Trees (Return)
    Randy Newman - Blue Shadows On The Trail

    Download the higher quality MP3 here:
    percussionlab.com/sets/smash_tv/gunslinger_video_mix

    Please support the original artists.

    Smash TV has many more DJ Mixes available for download at the link below.
    mixcloud.com/sparklemotion/

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Smash-TV/272846876094273
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

    Goodnight Ned...

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  2. STARRING KURT RUSSELL

    1/17/13 Update: Watch the sequel "Memorex" here! vimeo.com/55006097

    Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.

    A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time.

    Please support the original works, these are film makers and musicians that have upheld the values of originality and creativity.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.

    Tracklist:

    Com Truise - Norkuy
    Depakote - Tummler
    Martial Canterel - For Us
    Fulgeance - Glamoure
    Daedelus - Penny Loafers
    Teebs - Why Like This
    Laurel Halo - Embassy
    Games - Strawberry Skies
    d'Eon - Transparency
    FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death (Com Truise Remix)
    Games - Shadows In Bloom
    White Car - No Better
    Gatekeeper - Forgotten
    The Hasbeens - You And Me
    Ford & Lopatin - Emergency Room
    Rainbow Arabia - Mechanical
    oOoOO - Burnout Eyess
    VHS Head - Motions
    Outer Limits Recordings - Plastik Child

    Tons of additional DJ Mixes here:
    mixcloud.com/sparklemotion/

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

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  3. SMASH TV presents MEMOREX

    STARRING RONALD McDONALD

    Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.

    Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful.

    Digging up long forgotten memories for a generation who spent their formative years glued to the boob tube, Memorex is a veritable nostalgia nuke for children of the 80s. Endless beach parties, Saturday morning cartoons, claymation everything, sleek cars, sexy babes, toys you forgot existed, station idents, primitive computer animation, all your favorite sugary cereal mascots, and so much more. An ode to the hyper consumerism and sleek veneer of a simpler time.

    The audio provides a perfect accompaniment to the warped and weirdly nostalgic footage, like finding your favorite cassette from childhood after it’s been baking in the sun for 25 years. An authentic audio/visual package, Memorex was designed to look and feel like the real deal. The ultimate VHS tape.

    Is it a lost cultural relic, melted to the dash of an '83 Nissan Sentra?

    Is it a sinister government experiment, designed to brainwash children into becoming consumer slaves?

    Is it the pinnacle of blipverts, sent back in time from 20 minutes into the future?

    Is it the holy grail of unlabeled VHS tapes, tucked away in the back room of an abandoned Blockbuster?

    Is it live, or is it Memorex?

    We didn't create your childhood, we just organized it for you. How to brainwash an entire generation.
    OBEY. CONSUME. THIS IS YOUR GOD.

    This video is protected under fair use copyright law. It is presented for the purposes of entertainment, education, and criticism/commentary only. No infringement is intended.

    Tracklist:

    Memorex Intro
    VHS Head - Ident
    Boxcutter - TV Troubles
    Cuticle - Towel
    Leyland Kirby - Neon Lit Atoms
    Peaking Lights - Synthy
    Hype Williams - Mitsubishi
    Boards Of Canada - On A Rolling Sea
    LA Vampires Featuring Matrix Metals - So Unreal
    Rene Hell - Bordes Of Heaven
    Laurie Anderson - O Superman (Smash TV Rewind)
    VHS Head - Seen Enough
    Outer Limits Recordings - Julie
    Boards Of Canada - Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)
    Ford & Lopatin - Rock Center Paranoia
    Hype Williams - Businessline
    LA Vampires Goes Ital - Tons Of Love
    Boards Of Canada - Iraq Says / Nine-Rubber Wisdom
    Niggas With Guitars - Milky White
    Loverboy - When It's Over (Brian E Remix / Smash TV Rewind)
    Thompson Twins - If You Were Here (Smash TV Rewind)
    Memorex Outro

    Download the higher quality MP3 here:
    percussionlab.com/sets/smash_tv/memorex_video_mix

    Please support the original artists.

    Also, please check out the following two Youtube channels, where much of this footage was sourced from.
    You have our endless thanks for archiving our childhood.

    80s Commercial Vault
    youtube.com/user/80sCommercialVault

    Vintage Computer Graphics
    youtube.com/user/VintageCG

    Tons of additional DJ Mixes here:
    mixcloud.com/sparklemotion/

    Blog: supersmashtv.tumblr.com/
    Twitter: @supersmashtv

    After these messages, we'll be right back...

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  4. This is a short film that was directed by the French animation collective H5, François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy + Ludovic Houplain. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. It opened the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won a 2010 academy award under the category of animated short.

    In this film there are two pieces of licensed music, in the beginning and in the end. All the other music and sound design are original. The opening track (Dean Martin "Good Morning Life") and closing track (The Ink Spots "I don't want to send the world on fire") songs are licensed pre-existing tracks. All original music and sound design is by, human (humanworldwide.com)

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