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Portals SXSW 2015

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Portals SXSW 2015 / Austin, TX – Photos by Daniel Dorsa

Residency

Nadia - Week 2

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Residency is a two-part journal entry brought to you by one of our favorite creatives.

This week, the Brooklyn-based artist Nadia (member of Phantom Posse) shares another experimental video highlighting the events of her day on March 11th, 2015.

Check out her first entry here.

Artist Mix

Mount Bank

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Artist Mixes are an ongoing series of mixtapes curated by some of our favorite musicians.

This week, the Brighton-based producer Mount Bank shares a selection of his current favorites.


Tracklist:

[00:00] • Deaf Center – “Lobby”
[02:49] • Emeralds – “Candy Shoppe”
[07:23] • Tim Hecker – “Black Refraction”
[10:20] • Hammock – “I Can Almost See You”
[14:28] • Mount Bank – “Everything Is Glass”
[16:51] • The Range – “Everything But”
[20:39] • Björk – “Virus” (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
[24:48] • Eva Bowan – “Looking Down On Earth”
[27:21] • Oneohtrix Point Never – “Chrome Country”

Read our reflection of Mount Bank’s debut EP here.

Residency

Nadia - Week 1

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Residency is a two-part journal entry brought to you by one of our favorite creatives.

This week, the Brooklyn-based artist Nadia (member of Phantom Posse) shares a video of mini monologues about her morning routine.


via Nadia:

I want to get better at pumping myself up for life. I used to fall into really negative thought patterns, where I’d loop super unhelpful garbage in my head, and I believed this chatter. For someone in the loop it’s difficult (and feels impossible) to imagine that there’s any other way to see yourself. (Not coincidentally, a lot of my “process” begins and finds its way with a looping method).

Here I hope to make someone else think about their own loops a bit—maybe morning thoughts or perhaps how they go about their whole day. It’s funny to me how everyone does their own version of normal. Some think of the day in terms of tasks or to-do lists and others are super loosey-goosey (me, kinda) and everywhere in-between and outside. Maybe you will be inspired to make a video or voice-over or collage of your morning prep.

I enjoy getting a taste of other people’s internal landscape here, and I too wanted to share a bit of mine, but in performance mode. Especially since it’s maybe like, “who is this Naaadia anyway?”

Nadia’s debut EP is out now.

Artist Mix

Wez

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Artist Mixes are an ongoing series of mixtapes curated by some of our favorite musicians.

This week, the Austin-based artist Wez shares some of his favorite recent tracks.


via Wez:

This is my one-foot-in-one-foot-out of 2k15 mix: half brand new tunes that have me fired up, half tunes from late 2014 that for one reason or another didn’t get the love they deserved. Deep, rich, melodic, soulful vibes that cut, dig in, and get stuck in your head for weeks. That’s what I’m into.

Tracklist:

[00:13] • Tunji Ige – “Ball Is Life”
[02:54] • Alison Valentine – “Pixie Dust”
[04:16] • Snootie Wild – “Stackin It Flippin”
[06:25] • Benzel ft. Cashmere Cat – “Just a Thought”
[08:28] • Chris Brown ft. Jhené Aiko – “Drunk Texting”
[10:34] • Murlo ft. Gemma Dunleavy – “Deep Breath”
[12:38] • Sicko Mobb ft. Rockie Fresh – “Drugs In Me”
[14:46] • Lunice ft. CJ Flemings – “Weather Man”
[16:58] • Victoria Monét ft. Ty$ – “Made in China”
[18:30] • Geotheory – “Futuristic Love II”
[20:07] • Oceaán – “Candour” (Ellie Herring Remix)
[22:05] • Porter Robinson – “Flicker” (Spazzkid Crying Bootleg Remix)
[24:06] • Murlo ft. Gemma Dunleavy – “Jasmine”
[25:57] • Shortcircles x Parks Burton – “Windows”
[28:30] • Must Die! ft. Tkay Maidza – “Imprint”
[31:14] • Theophilus London ft. Jesse Boykins III – “Tribe” (Sliink & Nadus Remix)

Listen to Wez’s debut single “The Mood Changes” here.