Scenes from this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival, featuring 29 light-based installations around the city’s canals and historic centre created by artists, designers and architects.
Above (from top):Gali May Lucas, “Absorbed by Light”; “Michela Bonzi, “Antenna Sud”; Peter Vink, “Mr. J.J. van der Veldebrug”; Jeroen Henneman, “Two Lamps”; OGE Group, “Light a Wish,”; Ivana Jelić & Pavle Petrović, “Starry Night” and Alicia Eggert, “All the Light You See”.
Grim Pickinz – troublesome tunes from Dublin and the UK
01. Kynz-Illa from Dublin and DateOne from Peterborough are the constituent parts of Amsterdam-based project GRIM PICKINZ.
02. December of 2014 saw the duo release The Troublesome Sound E.P. independently, and they’ve since been regulars both around Amsterdam’s venues and on guest appearances for Irish rappers and producers.
03. The remastered edition of their extended-player is available for streaming in the widget above, and for download from their newly-setup Bandcamp. Kynz-Illa is also streaming his instrumentals (and licensing them to interested musical parties) from his own new Bandcamp.
04. Comes to Broadsheet offices Karl’s den via the recommendation of Limerick beat dons The Unscene.
Thoughts: Heavy-hitting boom-bap for those partial to same, topped off by deft Dub-accented wordplay.
While waiting at traffic lights on a bike path here in Amsterdam, my eye was caught by this sticker. It says “Ireland, vote no for us on May 31st” in Dutch. Apparently it’s part of a broader campaign by the Occupy folks (click here) below: