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Sydney-based electronic-pop producer Elizabeth Rose

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By The Crystal Beach in New Music on Monday 21 January 2013

I’ve seen Sydney-based electronic-pop producer Elizabeth Rose performing in Melbourne lately and have been captivated by her stunning performance. After bursting onto the scene last year, she’s experienced a meteoric rise, played tons of festivals, collaborated with UK producer legend Sinden, remixed Flight Facilities, and supported New York’s amazing Chairlift.

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Bernhard Willhelm: an interactive fashion collection

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By The Crystal Beach in New Fashion on Wednesday 16 January 2013

I’m really enjoying the way this collection is presented. The mouseover Gif style combines human realness with the advantages of technology and is just fun to play around with. Custom designed 3D Faceshift heads for each outfit capture the essence of the ensemble and make it come alive. This truly amusing and visually compelling experience shows a new way of looking at collections and the models of the future. Feast your eyes on the Bernhard Willhelm S/S 2013 Women’s Collection.

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Brenna Murphy: futuristic and holographic art

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By The Crystal Beach in New Art on Wednesday 16 January 2013

‘The future is already here; it’s just not very evenly distributed’ (William Gibson). That quote comes to mind each time I visit Brenna Murphy’s ever-changing website. The Portland-based artist always seems to be a couple of steps ahead of the game. Her otherworldly hologram-like puzzles of marbelized baroque mandalas form an intertwining ecosystem that seems so near and yet so remote. Her art manages to spark an excitement of trying to discover and access her dense and rich digital environments, which I haven’t felt for a long time. Perhaps in a few years from now I’ll understand it. Until then, I remain amazed.

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Never Say Never: new music by Kab Driver

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By The Crystal Beach in New Music on Tuesday 15 January 2013

I came across the amazing Kab Driver LP after listening to the track Never Say Never on the latest Red Rack’em podcast. David Baxter’s debut album is a fun, sophisticated mix of future-funk and intricate soundscape design that constantly fluctuates through tiny details. His take on soulful, maximalist electronica is interesting, exciting and a little […]

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