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Felice Varini painting Hasselt


Swiss artist Felice Varini has painted curved strips onto buildings and streets in a Belgian city to create a picture of overlapping rings when viewed from one vantage point.

Felice Varini’s Trois Ellipses Ouvertes en Désordre artwork covers several urban blocks in Hasselt’s historic city centre.

Sections of white paint are located across rooftops, walls and road surfaces, seemingly random when seen from the streets.

The full effect only becomes clear when looked down upon from the rooftop lounge of the Radisson Blu Hotel, where the image of three ellipses is revealed.

Felice Varini paints perspective-dependant artwork across Belgian city of Hasselt

INKSWEL Feat. Gary Davis & Andras Fox - Delaide Reaction

Drummer Otis Brown III – an invaluable sideman with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Terence Blanchard, Somi, and others – makes his debut with “The Thought of You,” which arrives September 23 via Revive/Blue Note.



The Independent: “A British company has produced a “strange, alien” material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the “super black” coating made of carbon nanotubes – each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair – is an odd experience. It is so dark that the human eye cannot understand what it is seeing. Shapes and contours are lost, leaving nothing but an apparent abyss.

If it was used to make one of Chanel’s little black dresses, the wearer’s head and limbs might appear to float incorporeally around a dress-shaped hole.


Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument


One of the most popular keyboardists in Ethiopia is now a taxi driver here in Washington. In the 1970s, Hailu Mergia performed with a famous band in Ethiopia. In 1981, he toured the United States with that band and then settled in Washington. But he kept his name and music alive in Ethiopian communities worldwide by producing his own recordings. Now one of those cassettes, from nearly 30 years ago, has been reissued after it was discovered in a music store in Ethiopia. VOA’s Deborah Block has the story.

Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument

Delvis interview at Gent Jazz 2014


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(bic on paper, 2014)

Kanye West at Fat Beats Aug 1996 !

NAG - Smells Like (DJ Rashad Tribute)

Brand new track from the forthcoming album “Hip Hop after all”. To be released on September 8th.

Vocals: Leron Thomas

Crazy About One Direction


Meet the fans dedicated to One Direction. With extreme communication on Twitter, and fantasies of secret relationships between band members, is this a new phase of idolatry?

And a little rant of a less-crazyfan:

Crazy About One Direction


Fact TV: Brussels’ Best Record Stores


“Platenwinkels in Brussel zijn sociale bureaus”

OndaSonora‘s Bart Sibiel (with whom we co-host the Beats section over at 22tracks, and co-organize Release and Bedroom Beats) is walking Fact through Brussels to show a little selection of record shops that are worth a visit. Obviously there is way more than that, but it’s a good introduction, and true indeed, record stores in Brussels are there for social cases. Then again, that’s also the case in other cities, of course.

Fact TV: Brussels' Best Record Stores