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Nini Baseema

Nini is a self-proclaimed Social Media Whore, living and working in Germany. Her main profession lies in the conventional corporate media world, but she's certainly come around, having worked for several online music mags, with a number of photographers, and for record labels such as the iconic LA-based Southern Lord Records.

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Wendel Patrick’s New York State of Mind

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Wendel Patrick is making a name for himself as a producer, fusing different elements of jazz, electronica and Hip Hop to create lush musical collages. In this video, he reworks DJ Premiere’s instrumental track from Nas’ classic Illmatic in his studio without the use of samples. Most brilliant.

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Shangri LA: the new album by LA buzz band, West Indian Girl

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Friday 19 April 2013

After what has been reported in European media as the darkest winter for the past seventy years, I feel like every fiber of my body is craving light and warmth. The perfect remedy: the new album from Los Angeles buzz band, West Indian Girl. Shangri La is an ecclectic mix of musical influences, perfectly capturing […]

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The Mahogany Blog: delivering great music to your eyes and ears

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By Nini Baseema in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

If you’re a fan of great songwriting and intimate performances, then the London-based Mahogany blog is your new Shangri La. What began as a side project in 2009 for creator Mark Murdoch has now evolved into one of the most prolific music blogs around, with more than 270 videos so far online and a staff […]

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Pale Green Ghosts: new music by John Green

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Tuesday 26 March 2013

‘Woah!’ That was the exact thought that popped into my mind when I heard the first sequences of John Grant’s Pale Green Ghosts. Definitely not the type of music you would expect from the former frontman of the Czars, but ingenious all the same. Pale Green Ghosts could best be filed as dark minimal electronica, […]

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We Can Be Ghosts Now: new music video by Hiatus

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Friday 22 March 2013

DJ Hiatus and Shura from London have done it again. They just released another of those lovely chill-out tunes that make you immediately switch into groovy relax-mode, the right kind of tune for any roadtrip. The track is accompanied by an equally enchanting stop-motion video directed by Tom Jobbins: Who would have thought that you […]

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Interview with Melbourne singer-songwriter Ainslie Wills

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Wednesday 13 March 2013

You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is the debut album by Melbourne singer/songwriter Ainslie Wills (released on 4 March). Delivering on the promise of the 2010 EP, Somebody For Everyone, and recent appetisers such as Lemon Japan and Fighting Kind, You Go Your Way, I’ll Go Mine is just as charming as we hoped it […]

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Wolfgang Stiller’s matchstick men

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 5 March 2013

One of the downsides of modern performance oriented societies surely is a concerning increase of burnout syndrome cases. Wolfgang Stiller from Germany has come up with a sculpture series that illustrates the impact of the disease on the human soul quite literally. His burnt down matchstickmen communicate the exhaustion and desperation like no other series […]

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Photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 28 February 2013

Look twice, these are not photographs, no, these are photorealistic oil paintings by Karen Woods. The acclaimed artist from Seattle describes her works as follows: ‘For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on […]

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Drawn ideas: Paintings on books by Russell Cobb

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By Nini Baseema in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 February 2013

Not sure whether to read a book or inspect some art for inspiration? Russell Cobb, a celebrated illustrator based in the UK, offers a creative compromise: experimenting with canvases, he has come up with a colorful and striking ‘book painting series which is just lovely.

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The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

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By Nini Baseema in Tech on Friday 18 January 2013

Who amongst you is still shooting analog photos or have heaps of film lying around at home? The Lomography Society has invented the Smartphone Film Scanner to scan, edit, print and share all 35mm films. It fits into any rucksack and comes with a specific smartphone app to edit the photos on the go. That sounds like a must-have tool for analog junkies who enjoy living in the 21st century.

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Drown by Tora Fisher: a beautiful underwater music video

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By Nini Baseema in Video on Friday 18 January 2013

I have an obsession with underwater photography (I even run a Tumblr on the subject). So I’m always on the look-out for cool material to post there. Recently, I came across a music video that featured a pretty girl turning into a water siren.

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Doppelgänger portraits of complete strangers

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By Nini Baseema in New Photography on Tuesday 1 January 2013

At first sight, Canadian photographer François Brunelle’s pictures appear like conventional family portraits. But it’s all the more astonishing that the people you see on his photos don’t even know each other.

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Free Download: Ainslie Wills’s Lemon Japan

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By Nini Baseema in New Music on Thursday 27 December 2012

There is hardly a record so desperately awaited by me as the debut album of Melbourne talent, Ainslie Wills. With the outtake, Fighting Kind, she literally blew me away earlier this year. Her latest single, Lemon Japan, has the same evergreen quality. She offers it as a free download to her newsletter subscribers. The full […]

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Somber imageworlds of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Tuesday 25 December 2012

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a creative couple who have been in the art world for nearly a decade creating unique images by combining photography, collage, painting, sculpture, and performance elements. The use of color and movement in their works almost always appears in an abstract way; proportions and space are oftenwise twisted depending on their image composition. I am a particular fan of their recent ‘gray dawn’ series.

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Beautiful collage art by Laurindo Feliciano

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Thursday 22 November 2012

Laurindo Feliciano is a Brazillian collage artist currently residing in Paris. Inspired by his own collection of vintage books, magazines, postcards and letters, he has created an impressive amount of beautiful works in the last ten years. All of his collages and posters share a certain nostalgic flair and a great passion for surrealism.

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