In collaboration with Gronings artists collective WERC, Freddy43 today launches the ‘AR Graffiti’ project. ‘AR Graffiti’ is a self-contained work of art with an accompanying ‘music single’. The project is an initiative of Jelle Valk (WERC) and bridges the gap between the digital world of augmented reality and graffiti in public space.
After EP01, EP02 is the second Freddy43 EP in a series of three that will be released via Amsterdam based record label 'Basserk'. It holds 3 down-tempo electronic tracks inspired by home-build computer setups. The track 'Computer on Fire' contains samples from a youtube-video from DoctorGTA. A videoclip for EP02 might be released in the near future. Cover artwork for this EP was done by Basserk.
I made a videoclip for ‘Vinex Looper’, the 2nd track from EP01.
The idea for the video was born on a bicycle trip in Leidsche Rijn, a great example of a vinex-location in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Vinex-locations (or vinex-neighborhoods as we say in Dutch) are relatively modern build suburbs at the outskirts of some of the bigger cities in The Netherlands (e.g Utrecht, Amsterdam). While cycling through such a neighborhood i got inspired by the repeating patterns of the local architecture. Some streets seemed like endless loops to me. Because most of my music is loop-based also, i found this an interesting starting point to make music too. The Vinex Looper video, in essence, is an ode to the repetitive patterns & constructions that can be found nowadays in the architecture of a lot of these modern neighborhoods in The Netherlands.
Last weekend i entered a compo @ Demosplash2016 inPittsburgh. Demosplash is a annually demoscene event with workshops, presentations, chiptune concerts and demo-competitions. For the category ‘freestyle video’ I made a sinescroller-video which features a ‘Freddy43’ lettered sinewave scrolling between 2 mobile phones. The sinewave is scrolling along to a new audiotrack i recently made, and this could be just the start for a new videoclip..
Because there were only 2 entry’s in this freestyle video category, it not really felt like a competition..However i ended up at the first place, which made me feel slightly proud.
Click below for the competition results.
Na een kenmerkende tijd van afwezigheid, wederom wat geluid van geloofwaardigheid! Vanaf vandaag te verkrijgen via iTunes, Spotify, Beatport etc.: Freddy43 – EP01.
Preview em via soundcloud !