Radio Soulwax launched their Vimeo channel on Friday 28th October with an exclusive of the brand new hour, Batuta Discos.
It will also feature an eye-popping trailer, titled “Machine” and directed by Saam Farahman who was inspired to create a unique interpretation of the ethos behind the project. The result is a breathtaking film that perfectly encapsulates the audio visual obsession of Radio Soulwax.
“We are launching our Vimeo channel so we can give the opportunity for everyone to watch all the hours in high definition and on demand. You will also be able to share all the hours that have been released so far on our app and website. We will initially have 6 hours for the public to watch as well as the new trailer and then we will subsequently release an hour a week from then on.
“Batuta Discos concept came from our love for Brazil and all its musical forms over various decades here in this mix. It’s a place that has always inspired us musically but also where you can lose yourself record shopping. Which we did, on many different trips, and found the most incredible gems with the help of some of our brazilian friends. The name, Batuta Discos, is a way of saying “cool records” but it was the way they said it in the 70’s and 80’s, we’re not quite sure of the correct translation but it’s a bit of an in joke with the Brazilians.”
Kurt Augustyns, said “It really feels like a big present Sao Paulo gave us. The city, the kindness of the people… Everything could have gone wrong, but for once, it didn’t. So we consider ourselves very lucky.”
The app has been incredibly successful with 20 million hits and 1.5 million sessions and 200K people have installed the app, 290K upgrades and 488K downloads.
Radio Soulwax is an evolution of music and visuals, created and curated with a desire to bring a new and unique experience to musical explorers everywhere. Radio Soulwax will take you on a journey through sight and sound, guiding you through familiar sights and unchartered territories and spanning a multitude of different genres and styles, all presented as a relentless visual feast and all for free!
This trailer directed by Saam Farahmand was inspired to create a unique interpretation of the ethos behind the project. The result is a breathtaking film that perfectly encapsulates the audio visual obsession of Radio Soulwax.
PRODUCER: James Waters
PREVISUALISATION AND VFX : The House of Curves
VFX SUPERVISOR : Andrew Daffy
COMPOSITOR : Mikkel Hansen
3D ARTIST : Dan Prince
LIGHTING CAMERA: Franklin Dow
ART DIRECTOR: Georgia Shelton
MODEL MAKER: Jack Kirby
MODEL: Marilyn Rose
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Dorita Nissen
FOCUS PULLER: Leon Hoser
MOTION CONTROL: Justin Pentecost
RUNNER: Abigail Alvarez
THANKS TO: Shoreditch Studios, Render Nation, Shiny, Richard Payne