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Mr. Carmack: love loving you in 3/4

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Hawaii-based producer Mr Carmack blurs the distinction between hip-hop and dance music in such a progressive way that has every other producer constantly scratching their heads, and asking themselves, ‘How?’

Check out Mr Carmack’s latest offering to the table.

Product Review: Crumpler’s Vis-À-Vis

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Just over six weeks ago, I made a brave, scary and somewhat exciting decision to go travelling – all by my lonesome.

The great people at Crumpler heard about my solo adventure and offered to provide me with some new luggage for the trip.

Check out my review of their new 68cm check-in trunk – the Vis-À-Vis.

Pow Wow Hawai’i 2013

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“POW WOW IS A GATHERING OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS THAT ENGAGES WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY IN THE PROCESS AND CREATION OF ART.

The beauty of art is most commonly enjoyed during its final stage. All the blood, sweat and tears happen behind closed doors. However, that is where the real grandeur lies. The process. Imagine for a moment a gathering of internationally renowned artists in one place. A place that will allow them to do what they do best: be creative. We give them the tools, the space and the freedom to paint for one week. We make that process open to the public, allowing them full engagement and interaction between the artists and their audience. They witness the creativity in its entirety and become an essential part of the artists’ process. It’s about the breaking down of those closed doors and making art accessible. Now take a step further and imagine transforming a whole neighborhood with art within a week. Seeing creativity happen all around you from beginning to end and bringing people together through the act of putting paint on surface. A POW WOW.”

This idea and message continues in 2013 next month.

Artist Spotlight: Sam Rodriguez

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Pow Wow Hawaii veteran Samuel Rodriguez returns to the beautiful city of Honolulu to exhibit at the renowned Hawaii Gallery Loft in Space. The solo exhibition titled “Fractions” will focus on his deconstructed or fractured portraits.

Rodriguez work tends to integrate elements of life expressions. His goal is to retell life moments through a mix of figurative and abstract painting. And judging from these pictures alone, he’s definitely done that.

Caught my eye immediately.