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Dr Lektroluv What better way to start the Music Special than with label with a very own sound, making it very popular the Belgian DJ; Dr. Lektroluv? The green masked Elec- with Electro fans all around the world. The Doctor tro DJ (real name: Stefaan Vandenberghe) has his own (as he also is called) always wears a tux to his gigs, and


uses a phone horn as his headset. Lektroluv begun in Dr. Lektroluv released his first 2 cd’s, and bringing out the early years of the 2000’s, playing in “The Culture at least one cd/lp a year, except for 2009 and 2011. In Club” in Ghent, slowly building up reputation. In 2002 2012 “The Doctor” released his Brazillian Tour on cd/lp.

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In 2010 Miami Horror released its debut; “Illumination”. This group has it’s roots in Australia, but sounds “French”. The group produces a nu-disco sound, which fits perfectly, and sticks with you until the end. Personally this is one of my favourites of 2010.

“Continuum” is John Mayer’s 3rd studio album, and one to enjoy. The album was released by Mayer in late 2006, and had a good reception from multiple music critics, most of them giving the album 4/4.5 stars out of 5.

The 2011 album of The Black Keys called “El Camino” is a perfect follow up from their previous album “Brothers”, with a nice and steady old-school Rock ‘n’ Roll sound, which lasts throughout the whole album.

As one of the best duo’s in the Netherlands; Pete Philly & Perquisite made their first album, titled “Mindstate” in 2005, which was an instant hit. Thanks to the national success, the album was also released in the US, Australia, and South-Africa, to name a few.

I’ve always liked Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), and “Collected” is a great album to compile all of the hits. All the 3 cd’s are full of classics. The cd includes great hits like “Fortunate Son”, “I Put A Spell On You”, and much, much more.

The nu-jazz album “Tourist” from the French artist “St. Germain” came out in 2000, and received praising reviews from magazines like “Rolling Stone” and “Allmusic”. Especially the track “Rose Rouge” stands out as an all-time classic.

This album “Ella & Louis” from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is one to love. The two make a perfect duo. The wonderful voice of Ella Fitzgerald, backed up by the deep and iconic voice from Louis Armstrong makes for one great album to enjoy.

Coldplay’s album “A Rush Of Blood To The Head is the 2nd album of the British pop group, and the breakthrough after their first album “Parachutes”. The album won many awards like the prestigious Grammy award for “Best Alternative Album” in 2003

Ol’ Blue Eyes was one of the artists who introduced me to Jazz. And how. “Nothing But The Best” is a perfect compilation of all the hits Frank Sinatra has sung over the years. You couldn’t wish for a better compilation from “The Voice” himself.

“Somethin’ Else” from Cannonball Adderley is a true masterpiece among the numerous jazz records out there. It is one of the most chilled-out albums I have in my possession, with “Autumn Leaves” as the best track of all.

Before Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac made beautiful blues tracks (not that they didn’t make good songs WITH Stevie Nicks), and “Greatest Hits” album is a great example of the talent that the group had in their early years.

My all-time favourite album; “Discovery” from “Daft Punk” is a true masterpiece. The album has a perfect flow with brilliant samples of old 70’s/80’s tracks. Also, be sure to check out “Interstella 5555”, a true movie made to fit the whole album.

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Sensation Sensation, ‘Worlds leading dance event’ is the biggest Every year 40.000 people from throughout the party of all, and celebrates it’s 12th installation this world come to Amsterdam for this breathtaking year, with the theme: “Source of Light”. event with the best DJ’s the world has to offer in an


all night spectacle. Sensation is growing bigger every year, and has expanded to 9 other country’s in Europe and south America.

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Sometimes, you stumble upon some artwork which is so awesome, that you try to memorize the artist, but then the inevitable happens...; You forget. Especially for this occasion I’ve collected some artwork from the artists who you (maybe) forgot, and put them back in the spotlight where they belong. It wasn’t easy selecting the artwork since there are so many great artists in the world, and I “only” have 10 pages of art to show. The selection consists of the urban streetartist called “Banksy”. The famous Brit who’s internationally known for his stencils and who’s work is bought by the biggest art collectors in the world. Then we have “JR”, the anonymous French photographer who’s known for pasting enlarged photo’s of people on buildings everywhere in the world, and who won the 2011 TED prize. Last but nog least; the artististic duo called “Faile”. Not many people have heard about the two talented individuals Patrick McNeil & Patrick Miller, who mostly use collages, which (as you will see) turn out awesome.

Urban art (from Latin urbanus, itself from urbs (“city”)) is a style of art that relates to cities and city life often done by artists who live in or have a passion for city life. In that way urban art combines street art and graffiti and is often used to summarize all visual art forms arising in urban areas, being inspired by urban architecture or thematizing urban live style. Because the urban arts are characterized by existing in the public space, they are often viewed as vandalism and destruction of private property. Even though sometimes this form of art leads to vandalism the creators do not see themselves as vandals. Although urban art started at the neighbourhood level, where a lot of people of different cultures live together, it is an international art form with an unlimited number of uses nowadays. A lot urban artists are travelling from city to city and have social contacts all over the world. The notion of ‘Urban Art’ developed from street art which is primarily concerned with graffiti culture. Urban art represents a broader cross section of artists that as well as covering traditional street artists To start off right; I’m going to teach you kids what “Ur- working in formal gallery spaces also covers artists ban Art” is, since every artist I cover in this section is using more traditional media but with a subject mat(or has its roots) in Urban Art. ter that deals with contemporary urban culture and So take your seats, put your phone away, and listen up, political issues. The most noted gallery in the UK that so you’ll learn a thing or two. deals with Urban art is ‘Lazarides Gallery’. In Paris, Le Class is in session! Mur’ is a public museum of urban art. I

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Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

“I was 16 years old when I first trespassed onto some railway tracks and wrote the initials of the graffiti crew (of which I was the only member) on a wall. Afterwards the most incredible thing happened -- absolutely nothing. No dogs chased me, no thunderbolt from God shot down to punish me, and my mum didn’t even notice I’d been gone. That was the night i realized you could get away with it. To some people breaking into property and painting it might seem all little inconsiderate, but in reality the 30 square centimetres of our brain are trespassed upon every day by teams of marketing experts. Graffiti is a perfectly proportionate response to being sold unattainable goals by a society obsessed with status and infamy. Graffiti is the sight of an unregulated free market getting the kind of art it deserves. And although some people might say it’s all a big waste of time, no one cares about their opinion if their name isn’t written in huge letters on the bridge into town.”

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JR JR is the name of a photographer and artist whose photographic images in public locations in a manner identity is unconfirmed. He has described himself as which is similar to the appropriation of the built envia “photograffeur�, he flyposts large black-and-white ronment by the graffiti artist. He states that the street


is “the largest art gallery in the world.” He started out ages propagated by advertising and the media.” on the streets of Paris. JR’s work “often challenges widely held preconceptions and the reductive im-

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JR’s work combines art and action and deals with commitment, freedom, identity and limits. On October 20, 2010, JR won the TED prize for 2011. “The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $100,000 and, much more important, ‘One Wish to Change the World.’ Designed to leverage the TED community’s exceptional array of talent and resources, the Prize leads to collaborative initiatives with far-reaching impact.” JR transferred his Women Are Heroes project to the cinema in directing a feature film made up of images of the pasting phase of the installations and interviews of the women. Through this documentary film, the artist shows us how he installed the portraits of the women in urban spaces and the reactions of the inhabitants. He explains “this film gathers the images and the words of the women he met, the day to day flow of their lives and experiences to create, through art, a reality different from the one shown in the media”. This first film was part of the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. It was programmed in during La Semaine de la Critique (International Critics’ Week), and competed for the Golden Camera award. In May 2010, JR was invited to present his film on Le Grand Journal on Canal+ in Cannes during the festival.

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Faile FAILE (Pronounced “fail”) is a Brooklynbased artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Since its inception in 1999, FAILE is known for their pioneering use of wheatpasting and stenciling in the increasingly established arena of street art, and for their explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. During this time, FAILE adapted its signature mass culture-driven iconography to a wide array of media, from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, multimedia installation, and prayer wheels. While FAILE’s work is constructed from found visual imagery, and blurs the line between “high” and “low” culture, recent exhibitions demonstrate an emphasis on audience participation, a critique of consumerism, and the incorporation of religious media and architecture into their work.


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Why this magazine? Well first off because we had to make one, and 2nd because I really think it’s a great way to express yourself and show the world who you are, and what you like, and it’s a great way to develop your creative (thinking) skills. Because there is no right or wrong in creative stuff like this, you can do whatever you want, and how you want it.. It’s nice if people like your designs/layouts and stuff, but at the Yes, this is me. A 20 year old Dutch fellow with duct end of the day, the only thing that counts for me, is tape on his mouth. Maybe if you’ll read the following that I like it. It’s cool if people like my work, but the main reason is to please myself if I’m working on sometext you’ll understand. thing.. And yes, I know how bad that sounds. I am Niels Rovers, the editor of this magazine, and apart from rather charming fellow, I’m a student of Well. I guess this is goodbye people... Communication & Multimedia Design at the HAN Uni- I hope you enjoyed the magazine, I know I did making versity of Applied Sciences. I come from a small town it, and developing it step by step. The first 4 times I in the northeast of Noord-Brabant, where I grew up wasn’t happy with the result, and this -being my 5th attempt- is finally something I’m proud with the result. as a kid, and still live today. I have a girlfriend for quite a while now, and in my Well people, it was fun. I hope to work on more prospare time I enjoy the company of (of course) my girl- jects like this in the future. friend, and the company of my friends, with whom I Signing off.. regularly consume some alcohol. I’m really into music and movies, and since not so long ago I was working at a record store in Nijmegen until my contract expired, and they didn’t feel the need to offer me a full contract (dicks). My music taste reaches from Electro bleeps to smooth Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, and everything in-between (with the exception of things like hard core or metal). I have an old record player that I use quite often, and a whole closet full of records and cd’s, which I don’t listen as often as I’d like to. In the future I’d like to own a CDJ (Google it) so I can try to be a REAL dj, in stead of making shitty mixes in my bedroom, but those things are too f*&#%@! expensive. F.Y.I. My dj pseudonym is “NR12”, this because “NR” are my initials, NR is short for “number”, and 12 is my favourite number. Before “NR12” it was “NR1”, but I was not really crazy about that one. I probably have to change it again anyway, since my new brand name is “Oh, Niels!”. But we’ll see about that in the future. Oh and IF you’d like to listen to some of the mixes I made, follow me on 8track:

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