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Stuart McBratney

Stu's directed 500 commercials, a tv series, and will soon shoot his second feature. But what he really wants to do is dance! He also sometimes jokes about wanting to dance.

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Good Music Fox: a music blog for purists

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By Stuart McBratney in Cool Websites on Saturday 15 October 2011

When so many modern bands strive to sound like Radiohead, its easy to forget that modern music stems from jazz and blues. A new site has no such amnesia. The Good Music Fox shares its love for new works bluesy and traditional. There are no electro-blues-click-grime hybrids here. This is a site for purists.

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Acoustic techno from Berlin trio Brandt Brauer Frick

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By Stuart McBratney in New Music on Saturday 15 October 2011

‘Acoustic techno’ sounds like an oxymoron. Yet this is exactly what German trio Brandt Brauer Frick produce. Those familiar with the pops and clicks of Berlin’s minimal sound will find their sound strangely familiar. For the rest, just sit back and enjoy the poker-faced musicality, it all its faux electro glory.

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Incredible short film dedicated to Wakeskating

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Friday 14 October 2011

Could this be the coolest sport in the history of the world? Hyperbole aside, Wakeskating is pretty damn awesome. It’s a hybrid of, well, you join the dots. Check out this stunning video and try not to feel pumped.

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Finnish designer Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen

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By Stuart McBratney in New Design on Friday 14 October 2011

Finnish graphic designer and illustrator Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen is kept busy helping Nike, Nokia and T-Mobile sell things. He’s also happy making art just for the sake of it. Commercial or otherwise, his work would make Salvador Dali proud, and possibly even hang up his lobster-shaped paintbrush.

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Don Hertzfeldt’s award-winning animated short REJECTED

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By Stuart McBratney in Video on Friday 14 October 2011

Chances are that many of you have affected a high-pitched voice and uttered the phrase, ‘My spoon is too big!’, much to the knowing chuckles of your awesomely cool friends. For those unacquainted with Rejected by animator Don Herzfeld, prepare to laugh your black and white socks off.

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