1. Apples & Snakes Architects of Our Republic


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    In August 2013, Apples and Snakes presented an explosion of spoken word, films and music in response and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's historic "I Have a Dream Speech". This extravaganza was the culmination of a wider programme of artist commissions and participation programmes that matched artists with community groups of all ages, to discuss equality, civil liberties and freedom in the present day, the legacy of the speech and the US Civil Rights movement as a whole. The resulting event stood not only as a celebration of this historic event but as a vibrant call to arms for a powerful new generation to stand against inequality and oppression of all kinds in todays society, the electric atmosphere on the day perfectly capturing the spirit of those who had gone before. The live event featured: Commissioned poetry film pieces from AJ McKenna, Conrad Kira, Vanessa Kisuule, Rik Sykes and Deborah Stevenson in collaboration with filmmakers Mellow 9, Anthony Batchelor, Laura Degnan, Misha Vertkin, Chris Keenan. Music commissions from Zena Edwards & Drew Horley and Dizraeli. Films and live performances in the Ballroom from the Architects Young Writers Group, the Elders group and Malika Booker. A public march from the Jubilee Gardens. Live performances from Dizraeli & Cate Ferris, Zena Edwards, Hollie McNish, Charlie Dark & The Venus Bushfires, Salena Godden and The Last Poets.

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      Some only come out at night. Some never stepped foot on a track. Some never defined themselves as athletes. Yet all are inspired by a common philosophy and by the idea of using the pavements of their urban wildlife as their playground. From New York City to Moscow, from London to Zurich - they are all inspired by each other. They are unified by a responsibility to make each other improve, in the pursuit of accomplishing the unthinkable. These are the times when you share joy as much as you share pain, and you grow into a team inseparable. Written by: Joey Elgersma www.instagram.com/joeyelgersma Director, camera, editor: Stephan Wever www.instagram.com/stephanwever Additional camera: Chris Leete www.instagram.com/chrisleete Colourist: Bernie Greiner Title design: Helge Kiehl http://instagram.com/helge_kiehl Co-Written by: Isabelle Pohl http://instagram.com/eeazyp Public Relations Manager: Bart Hendrikx http://instagram.com/barthendrikx Music in order of appearance: Cloud Boat - Bastion http://cloudboat.co.uk Haxan Cloak - The Growing http://auroraborealisrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-haxan-cloak Mr Carmack - Roller (new look) http://mrcarmack.bandcamp.com Oneohtrix Point Never - Cryo www.pointnever.com Holy Other - Feel Something (The Haxan Cloak Remix) soundcloud.com/holyother Final Mix: Jonathan Wulfes CREW LOVE: Run Dem Crew NY Bridgerunners Black Roses NYC Paris Running Club Patta Running Team NBRO Berlin Braves Moskva River Runners Gorky Park Runners RC8K RURC CAPTAINS: Charlie Dark Mike Saes Cedric Hernandez Knox Robinson Jessie Zapo Edson Sabajo Jay Smith Yué Wu Troels Frederiksen Joey Elgersma Vedran Zgela Alexandra Boyarskaya Vladimir Vesolov SPECIAL THANKS: Nike Berlin Kathi Zimmermann Isabelle Pohl Alex Groth Henrik Alm Antje Paschke Andre Herzig Toyah Siegel Helge Kiehl Parasol Island Jonathan Wulfes Moritz von Schröter Bart Hendrikx Copterproject Matthias Allendorf Haydar Biyik Digital Straik Bernie Greiner Niko Papoutsis Ben Lucchesi Cloud Boat Haxan Cloak Mr Carmack Holy Other

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      • Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide


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        To celebrate the launch of Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide, Thames & Hudson and U-Dox caught up with some major sneaker heads to get their thoughts on collecting. This sequel to the classic book - Sneakers: The Complete Collectors’ Guide - is a global survey and reference guide to the very best and most collectible limited-edition sneaker designs released over the last decade More info: http://www.thamesandhudson.com/Sneakers/9780500517284 and http://completesneakers.com/ Follow the conversation: #Sneakers2 @thamesandhudson @udoxcreative Author: U-Dox Creative Agency / Publisher: Thames and Hudson Director: Dan Canyon / Producer: Niranjela Karunatilake / DOP: Jaroslav Moravec / Interviews by: Kish Kash / Production Company: UMI / U-Dox Moving Image / Beats: Budgie Thanks to: Tobias Brunt / Joel Stoddart / Kevin Lanre / Bashir Sanchez / Tara Ryan / Phil Aylen / Clarisse Quinn Special Thanks to: Tinie Tempah / Dave White / James Else / Yanni / Eliza Doolittle / Nick Bam / Chris Aylen / Steve Bryden / Charlie Dark / Lily Mercer / DJMK

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        • Om Unit - The Road (feat Charlie Dark) (Taken from Threads LP) (Civil Music) Official Music Video


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          Taken from Om Unit's debut LP "Threads" released 28th Oct 2013 on Civil Music. Vinyl / CD / download here http://civilmusic.com/buy/threads-19/ Om Unit - The Road Featuring Charlie Dark [Attica Blues (Mo'Wax) / Rundemcrew] Download and more info: http://omunit.com Like: http://facebook.com/omunit Follow: http://twitter.com/om_unit Download and more info: http://civilmusic.com Like: http://facebook.com/civilmusic Follow: http://twitter.com/civilmusic Charlie Dark: http://schoolofdark.tumblr.com/ http://www.rundemcrew.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attica_Blues Video by Dan Hankinson http://www.danhankinson.com/ Threads is the debut album from London producer Om Unit, to be released on 28th October 2013 via Civil Music. While this is a debut full length for Om Unit, real name Jim Coles, it is in fact the producer's fourth studio album, following from work in the 2000s under the name 2tall. Having reset the clock on his artistic output in 2010, Coles has spent the past three years refining a unique sound as Om Unit via collaborations with Machinedrum on Planet Mu, releases on Goldie's Metalheadz, dBridge's Exit Records and Civil Music, his own Cosmic Bridge label and the short-lived Phillip D. Kick alias that fleshed out the links between Chicago's footwork, jungle and slow/fast. The confluence of all this work takes full flight on Threads. Across its fifteen tracks Threads articulates Om Unit's musical journey from his beginnings to the present. It references his hip hop background, in the swung out, hypnotic headnod of 'Wall of Light' and the positive message of 'Just Sayin'', a collaboration with the mysterious Gone The Hero, (who will be stepping out of the shadows on Jneiro Jarel's Label Who imprint in 2014,) and touches on the music that has impacted him in recent years such as dubstep, the bassweight of which anchors the album. Dubstep's influence is most obvious in the eyes-down roller 'Nagual' and the deeply emotive 'The Silence' featuring vocalist Jinadu. There are also hints of slow-mo house's chug, a sound Coles first experimented with upon taking the Om Unit name. It's this slow groove that drives the spellbinding 'Patients' featuring Young Echo's MC Jabu, who gives life to the beat with poetic raps, and it's also central to the 2013 reworking of 'The Corridor', a track from the first Om Unit release. Here Coles slows the original's key elements down even further while managing to keep all the slow moving, hypnotic magic of the original. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the album is grounded in Coles' junglistic roots, a relationship that has driven much of his recent output and DJ work. Here it takes on its most refined form yet, equally apparent throughout but obviously manifested on the most dancefloor friendly tracks: 'Jaguar', 'Wicker and Pearl' and 'Governer's Bay'. These three tracks close the album but not before one more parting shot, the deeply meaningful 'The Road' featuring London's urban poet, and legend, Charlie Dark. A key part of the Threads experience is how the tracklisting presents the music, balancing introspective and energetic moments, instrumental and vocal. While stand out moments can be picked, as they are sure to, Threads is an album that works best when the listener lets him or herself be guided by its creator. It is perhaps cliché for a label to claim that their next release is a standout, or even a classic, record yet Coles' maturation as a producer over the past decade has allowed him to synthesise all these influences and references into something coherent and unique that takes the listener on a personal yet accessible journey. As such Threads truly feels like it has that classic potential. "The road is selfish and the road can be hard, the road can be long, the road can be far / The road will mean struggle, the road will leave scars, the road requires wisdom, the road requires truth / The road will never care about the fire in the booth" -- Charlie Dark, from Om Unit -- Threads LP, track 15 'The Road' Tracklist: 1. Folding Shadows 2. The Silence (feat. Jinadu) 3. Healing Rain 4. Jus Sayin' (feat. Gone The Hero) 5. Drift Interlude 6. Reverse Logic 7. Corridor 2013 8. Nagual 9. Patients (feat. MC Jabu) 10. Deep Sea Pyramid 11. Wall of Light 12. Jaguar 13. Wicker and Pearl 14. Governer's Bay 15. The Road (feat. Charlie Dark)

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          • Kinetic (Bantam Films 2009)


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            Director Daren Bartlett Producer Abigail Clarke Film maker Daren Bartlett was commissioned by NIKE to make a short film to show in the 1948 Run Dem Crew space in Bateman’s Row to celebrate the refurbishment of the space where Charlie Dark and his team meet up to run London’s streets. Originally from the East End and having spent most of his life there, Daren was inspired by the elements of the past that still remain in London’s East End and chose to use images of these cobbled streets and Victorian alleyways in this piece. The film was also a look to the future and the 2012 Games…and how The Games may have affected the area. Kinetic is a Bantam Films production featuring an original score by David Kennedy (aka Ramadanman). www.o-zelador.com www.bantamfilms.com

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            • Charlie Dark trailer (English subs) from the novel by Gaby den Held


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              Charlie Dark is een magisch realistische roman. Ángel Flores beleeft een tragische liefdesgeschiedenis met Charlie Dark. Charlie was ook het denkbeeldige vriendje dat hij had als kind. Het sprookje dat zijn moeder hem ooit vertelde over een jongetje dat in een betoverde sloot springt en in de onderwereld terecht komt vermengt zich steeds meer met zijn wanen. De stem van zijn moeder wordt zwakker als het verhaal zich ontwikkelt. Het sprookje wordt gruwelijker en volwassener. Charlie Dark is a magic realistic novel. Ángel Flores is tragically in love with Charlie Dark. Charlie was also the imaginary friend that he had as a child. The tale that his mother once told him when he was a small boy is the basis for the delusions that slowly takes possession of him. The fairytale was about a boy who jumps in an enchanted ditch and gets trapped in the underworld. The voice of his mother becomes weaker and weaker as the novel develops. The fairytale becomes more and more mature and gruesome. Muziek/music: Kevin MacLeod : Satiate - only percussion Kevin MacLeod : Second Coming - no percussion

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              • Charlie Dark. My fledgling wings : Mijn prille vleugels, by Gaby den Held


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                Charlie Dark is a magic realistic novel by Gaby den Held Video, text and voice: Gaby den Held In this fragment a part of the tale of the magic ditch is told. Ángel discovers that he has wings. Together with Charlie he tries to leave the underworld.

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                • Charlie Dark. Besides, I had wings now : Bovendien had ik voortaan vleugels


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                  Video, tekst en stem/video, text and voice: Gaby den Held Muziek/music: Kevin MacLeod - Some amount of evil, Arcadia, Satiate (strings) ; Silence : Larmes Short video with spoken text by me from my novel Charlie Dark. Ángel Flores is fifteen in this fragment. He met a man in a park in Amsterdam where he wanted to prostitute himself, Nathan Benillouche, a French-Jamaican celloplayer and philosopher. He returns to Nathan with pounding heart. Korte video met gesproken tekst door mij uit mijn roman Charlie Dark. Ángel Flores is in dit fragment vijftien jaar. Hij heeft een man ontmoet in het park waar hij zich wilde prostitueren: Nathan Benillouche, een Frans-Jamaicaanse cellist en filosoof. Met bonzend hart keert hij naar hem terug.

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                  • Nike - Running Rio


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                    Director - Gandja Monteiro Prod. Co. - Hungry Man Agency - Emma Reeves Producer - Elizabeth Ai Executive Producer - Rodrigo Castello DP - João Padua Editor & 2nd camera - Bruno Toré Colorist - Kate Izor Music - DJ Nuts (aka Rodrigo Teixeira) Production Coordinator - Miriam Balen Production Assistant - Clara Guimarães Production Trainee - Olivia Parahyba Sound Recordist - Felipe Mussel Translation & Subtitling - Juliana Leandra Silva AC - Nicolau Saldanha Gaffer - Abraão Oliveira Ass. Gaffer - Japa Key Grip - Alexander Bugalu Ass. Grip - Rafael Van Drivers - Junior, Chico Pickup Driver - Henrique Acrobats Emerson Rossi Alexis Gonzalez Aurino Rodrigues Neto Álvaro Santos Jorge Bernart Dailson Lima Klleber dos Santos Elder Vilela Fernando Moretzsohn Rafael Eckert Special Thanks Ernesto Neto Drieke Leenknegt Emma Reeves Neville Wakefield Tatiana Dager Arqueiro Kemi Benjamin Aori Garcia Emerson Rossi Mari Stockler Marcelle Keller Sandra Joliv Leandro Nunes Estação Leopoldina

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                    • Nike Flyknit - Ernesto Neto - London


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                      Director - Gandja Monteiro Producer - Elizabeth Ai Cinematographer - Kate Reid Editor - Bruno Tore Colorist - Kate Izor Original Music - Jamie Perera Sound - Stuart Hall Camera Operators - Kate Reid, Bruno Tore, Andy Alderslade, Fabio Dominguez, Gandja Monteiro Grip - Louisa Court PA - Marco Chaves Rickshaw Transportation - Deniz Shaban, Senay Suleyman, Shaban Ismail Special Thanks: Ernesto Neto Drieke Leenknegt Emma Reeves Neville Wakefield Tatiana Dager Arqueiro Kemi Benjamin Juliana Leandra

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