2013 is a party. AND WE’RE ALL INVITED.

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2013 is officially the year of the TRIBE. According to Chinese Mythology it’s the year of the SNAKE, which makes perfect sense – the time we are living requires a highly tuned intuition and a refined energy.

The old world, which consisted of anarchy and destruction, is nearing the end. We are currently in the Age of Co-Creation. This co-creation refers to how we build the world that WE want to live in. We do this by connecting with each other and by knowing what our role is within the new world. It is about how we connect, how we evolve and how we communicate within our TRIBES.

It is also about what we choose to do within our TRIBES, and what roles we take on. But remember, we need to be adaptable as we shift and tune into the world around us. YOU ARE THE MEDIA. WE ARE THE MEDIA.

The REVOLUTION is well under way.

WE ARE AFRICAN.

Hello lovely people.

I am officially done with college now, and am officially a qualified copywriter. I’ll be embarking on a relentless voyage into the world of advertising, starting early 2013, where I’ll be learning everything there is to know about the industry itself, so that I can demolish and then create a new framework from the inside out.

I’ve spent the last month getting my portfolio done and this is why I’ve been so distant. But, my subconscious has been hovering and scouring and delving into the evolution of Under the Culture.

In just under a month I’ll be setting off on a journey into East Africa, where I’ll be exploring Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar so that I can get a fuller understanding of our place on the African continent. I’ll be documenting what I find, and will bring back insights into African culture as a whole.

We live in Cape Town, which can be easily mistaken for a peninsula off the coast of Europe, but, we are African to the core. This is why Under the Culture is expanding its scope to include Africa. We are not an island unto ourselves, in the same respect that we are not byproducts of the media.

God, I’m excited. I cannot wait to start a dialogue with all of you again as we move into the new paradigm.

THE NEW WORLD

Our world is a construct of our imagination. Everything involving human action is a construct. We’ve made up language, numbers, names, institutions, money, love, hate and everything in-between. We are not the constructions that we imagine ourselves to be. We ARE the creators, the silent observers, the decision makers. If we have imagined THIS world into to being, then we must imagine THE NEW WORLD into being. THE NEW WORLD is the world that is happening right now. It is not a future world. THE NEW WORLD is born out of pure awareness, and not out of ideology.

Netsky – We Can Only Live Today (Puppy) (Feat Billie) – Camo & Krooked Remix

This makes me feel warm and tingly.

A couple of local Cape Town skaters – Calvin Davey, Sean Ross and film maker David East got together recently and shot a really slick skate video. They used the new track from Netsky – We Can Only Live Today as their soundtrack.

Netskys people saw the video and made it the official music video. You guys make me so damn proud.

Filmed and Edited by David East.

Longboarding by Calvin Davey, Sean Ross. Filmed in Cape Town, SA.

Keep the streets alive. Aweh.

Electric Mountain /// Christian Tiger School

 

I present you the genius of Christian Tiger School. This is partially to do with me having to redeem myself after posting that kak Die Antwoord video. Bliksem, ek’s fokken jammer. It was an embarrassment to you, me and everyone associated with Under the Culture.

There is so much artistic brilliance bubbling out of Cape Town, and Christian Tiger School is one of those bubbles that is yet to pop. They’re without doubt some of the most unique and cutting edge audio acrobats in the Mother City.

Christian Tiger School are the psychedelic/dream hip-hop duo from Cape Town comprising of Luc Veermeer and Sebastian Zanasi.

Their soulful music meanders through filtered psychedelic synths to airy and playful melodies.

Enjoy.

Download their debut album “Third Floor” here:

 http://bombaada.bandcamp.com/

Soundcloud:

 Christian Tiger School

We Are Connected.

We’ve all heard the terminology: We are all one. We are all connected. We’ve heard it so often that we take it for granted as to the extent of our connection. During our daily meanderings, we over look the subtle flow of energy between us. When we raise our awareness a notch or two, we start to notice that we exist because of each other, and that every single thought and movement spreads into the world, bouncing and morphing between us and through us creating the “quantum soup” that we call life on earth.

The urge to write this arrived today, during my post Rocking the Daisies wave of synchronicity, while observing myself in my interactions with my friends. However, the seed was planted on Saturday night. Time: 11:42 pm. GPS Cordinates: -33.47’ N 18.52’’ W, or more commonly known as the Red Bull Electro Stage. Jamming to symphonic beats. Synched. Morphed together like a forest of waving branches in a hurricane of orgasmic beats.

The DJ’s: Twelv & Thesis. Lined up across four turntables. They looked like astronauts taking the helm of a spaceship. Videos projections. Surveilance footage cascading into 8-bit heaven. Futuristic. Conceptual. Poignant. The visuals mingle with the experimental beats. We’re teleported into the year 2078.

 I look around me. All eyes are up, looking into each other. We’re sensing each others rhythm. We’re locked into one dance. Our bodies melt. Our personal space is obliterated in a surge of serotonin and sweat. We see each other. Bodies liquefy into a river without a beginning or an end. Souls weaving. A vortex. Warping. Merging. Colliding. Fusing together in a cosmic stomping ground.  Time travelling. Gathering the past. Stirring it into the present.

We move because of the music. The music moves because of us.

I reach my apex. The beat moves on.

Time: 02:16 am.

Place: Somewhere between Red Bull and Main Stage.

Our bodies still swaying in a translucent symphony of sex and symmetry. A giant beach ball. Bouncing down the slope. Grown men and women chasing and kicking and diving and recovering the inner child. Laughter. Tomfoolery.

We skip another 25 metres and the sound of Block Parties’ This Modern Love takes over. The sound reverberating through the earth and up our legs and into our chests. The beat goes on. Weaving in and out of each other. Daisies blossoming from under our shoes.

The hinges of society completely and utterly ripped apart. Everyone is open. Laid bare. Huston, we have lift off.

Rocking the Daisies proved to be the ultimate microcosm of the potential for life on earth. A world where boundaries don’t exist. A world where we are free to be ourselves. A world that is already here. And we made it.