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with world-beaters in both places. is Franco Banfi and his driving passion: to photograph the most dangerous sea creatures in the world. Beneath the surface. The new boats in this year’s America’s Cup are among the most advanced vessels built for any sport. All that and much. Another hidden world revealed by The Red Bulletin this month is the secret street art by Belgian graffiti genius ROA.
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“In fencing you have to trick your rival to win. and the crews that race them put their lives on the line every time they take to the water. His images of animals could not be more different to those of Banfi. We hope you enjoy the issue. much more. but no less at risk. including the stuff that makes soccer hotshot Neymar so special.August
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FRANcO BANFI. but the underwater creatures in Franco Banﬁ’s images can bite back – fatally
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This year’s Red Bull Music Academy attendees get into the groove in NYC
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World-class fencer Olga Kharlan gets straight to the point Who will come out on top at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? Secretive street artist ROA speaks exclusively to The Red Bulletin
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Four years ago, Danny MacAskill was messing about on his bike around the village of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. Four years and one day less ago, an internet video of his cycle tricks turned his life around. A series of further films established him as the best street trials cyclist in the world. His latest project is a venue tailor-made for what he does best, inspired by what he knows best: his own mind. Devised by MacAskill to reflect his childhood passions, Imaginate is the obstacle course every kid dreams of, made real. His ‘inner me’ reached out immediately: the first video got two million hits on its first day of release. See it come alive: www.redbull.com/imaginate Photography: James North
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The airpseed indicator reaches 400kph. Aerobatics pilot Matthias Dolderer, in his Zivko Edge 540, makes spectators below in the Italian port city gasp in amazement. (They’re mainly there to watch the America’s Cup World Series; Dolderer, of the Flying Bulls display team, is providing extra thrills.) Knowing that the German flying ace would be passing over some choice backdrops, including Mount Vesuvius, photographer Olaf Pignataro fixed a camera to tip of the Zivko’s left wing. Pilot project: www.matthiasdolderer.com Photography: Olaf Pignataro/Red Bull Content Pool
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PHOTOGRApHY: DANIEL SIMON (2). functional and well-suited to sport. Recommended: Scare Me. with our favourite pic awarded a limited-edition Sigg bottle.
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While working for Bugatti. 37. talented and hungry – and they’re out to feed your mind. The Timeless Racer. designing the Light Cycle for TRON: Legacy. is: “Let ’em have it!”
Five Knives Not the usual Nashville sound: Anna Worstell’s mesmerising vocals over dubstep beats. Four new bands to listen out for on Red Bull Records TRON and on: Daniel Simon and. he had enough grand designs to publish a book. By 2007. German designer Daniel Simon began sketching out futuristic cars and spaceships in his spare time. including racing legend Jacky Ickx. it features The Red Bulletin logo.com
New Beat Fund Loud and edgy California hipsters reminiscent of a ’90s Beck.
Kylie. “There’s going to be a lot of pedalling.” If he had to choose: overall series winner or world champ? “The overall winner says more from a sporting perspective. This season. there will be even more changes. Get Lucky.” he says. Is writing for kids’ films different to writing albums? It’s kind of the same. I’m pinching myself.pharrellwilliams. It doesn’t matter how good you think the song is.” says the 28-year-old.ams: Pharrell
atlanta 1996 It still remains a mystery what Izzy. For the imminent World Championship in Pietermaritzburg. mountain biker Gee Atherton often found his way onto the podium. PICTUREDESK.ch
Beijing 2008 The Fuwas were symbolic of Feng Shui elements.
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Last season. He helped the latter write the ubiquitous hit. Who can win? “Greg Minnaar. Pharrell Williams.The 2020 Olympics host city will soon be revealed.”
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Wheelie good: British mountain bike star Gee Atherton in training for the World Championship
turin 2006 The Italians chose Neve and Gliz – a snowball and a block of ice. I think it’s a cultural shift among the collective consciousness that people are looking to smile. except you have to be harmonious with the intentions of the writer and the director. has been in the studio with big-name collaborators ranging from Destiny’s Child to Daft Punk. he’s usually on top of it. it may take them to a different place – and it needs to be cohesive.
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Stunt rider Aaron Colton takes a novel approach to cornering on the open roads of Bolivia.
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. six people. How does he relax? Writing music for children’s animated films: Williams’ latest soundtrack is for Despicable Me 2. People are becoming desensitised. but the World Championship has more prestige.COM (2)
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One Red Bull Street Style entrant finds himself in limbo in Japan. I’m black and blue all over. They received a frosty reception. but there’s one thing your songs have in common – a certain sense of cheekiness. “I changed my training and I now have the best bike in the field. but looked like domesticated Pokemons. Here’s hoping for a better mascot than…
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Pop producer and trendsetter Pharrell Williams on collective consciousness and his new passion: music for children’s films
He writes hits like other people write grocery lists – and he shops for others as much as for himself. Naoyuki Shibata
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underway at the Red Bull Dragon Roar boat race. so we’re going to look at the weight. but they have. They don’t have to work with me. What projects have you got coming up? I’m producing albums for Jay-Z. : You work across multiple genres. : Tragedy after travesty – there is so much going on. a blue creature in tennis shoes. Mick Hannah.uci. Aaron Gwin – about five. exactly was. GETTY IMAGES (2). And that winner’s stripy tricot [jersey] is damn comfy. South Africa.
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action at the Airpower 13 air show in Austria. Shangaan electro is exciting. but you’re starting to hear it in European clubs and people flip out when it comes on. The beat is incredibly fast. where the singer adopts the rhythms of ordinary speech. as acts including Basement Jaxx. and the dance steps are crazy! Which world city parties hardest? Berlin. For many years the most exciting house music came from Berlin and London. Apart from that. a weekend of hard-fought competition on Loch Lomond in Scotland. but a city-based series of big-name.
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As an in-demand vocalist famous for working with South African dance duo Goldfish. double the tempo of rave music. there were maybe 10 people on the dancefloor.30pm (GMT): www.facebook.uk
Globalize Yourself Stereo airs every Tuesday and Saturday 6-7. there will be celebration and commiseration at the evening after-party on the loch shore. playing and making music.belsonic. www. Which song do you have on repeat right now? 773 Love by Jeremih. This track by Jeremih is very much in that mode. pHOtOgrapHy: james bOwler.redbullmobile.Bullevard
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The cream of British wakeboarders are gearing up for Loch Stock. Ben Howard. outdoor gigs. Grand Custom House Square will play host to up to 50. www.30. Twice weekly on internet radio show Globalize Yourself Stereo. Nine Inch Nails and Jake Bugg take their turns on stage. but the place wasn’t even open. When I came back at 1.com/LochStockScotland
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Radio host Sakhile Moleshe on current global club trends – from powerful synths to Portuguese recitativo
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Belfast’s Belsonic festival isn’t your usual field-turnedmusic venue.000 heady revellers for 12 days. while on Saturdays the tempo rises. Tuesdays are dedicated to smoother tracks. I arrived at 11pm. rex featUres. Moleshe and partner Xee serve up fresh new electronic tunes from their South African base. At 5 in the morning. : Which music trends excite you most right now? : Aggressive dance blended with Portuguese recitativo. a lot of bass and raw rap singing – all put to fast rhythms. getting listeners in the party mood. With no tent to be pitched. Red Bull Skydive Team
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WOrDs: RUtH MOrgan. this is an urban music celebration for those who prefer tarmac to mud. as seasoned campaigners and rookies alike use obstacles to show off their tricks and aerial prowess.
a volleybal l player. I also have phy sio twice a week. The screws that were put in my knee the second time were taken out when I had an operation on my meniscus in 2011.Bullevard
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The two-time European beach volley ball champion. the same exercise with just 100kg. It’s important to have strong trunk muscles and the best way to train them is on a Swiss ball. When you’re building up your strength. it’s heavy weights and not too many reps – say four sets of six reps of 130kg. by doing exercises on an unsteady surface.doppler-horst. My volleyball-mad parents wouldn’t have let me get anything else. Then.
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Take-off power is vital on deep sand. Maybe I’ll soon be adding a third number – 13 – under the ace of spades on my right arm. The model was a player from an American volleyball magazine. the years I won the European championships.
All my tattoos remind me of great moments in my life. I got my first when I was 17: the design was. and did it again two years later at the European championships. 32. but done explosively. by the figures 03 and 07. but I can weigh 3kg less at the end of a season.
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I’ve suffered my worst injuries while playing. UNSTEADY. I train my leg muscles with various types of squats. which is why I work intensively with resistance bands to simulate the ball-striking motion. I ruptured my left cruciate ligament a month before the 2004 Olympics. of course.com
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The most injury-prone parts of a volleyballer’s body are the shoulders.
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8kg. but advances in archery have kept deadeyes open to new technology
In 1968. the cold made it brittle.
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The limbs are block-glued maple. because it was made of aluminium.
A bow’s handle is known as the riser. pros swore by them. sometimes to breaking point. planed by hand. The riser weighs in at 1. Advantage: it’s light.org
. hand-turned in maple. allow faster shots than straight tips. was the trusty companion of many a top archer in the 1960s. walnut or rosewood. Wooden risers live on in junior and hobby sports.
ZOPF X7 RECURVE BOW
This wooden bow. this projectile was state-of-the-art. Recurve bows. Less reliable in hot weather. reinforced with glass laminate. but wood had its downsides: it would vibrate for some time after an arrow was shot. and was susceptible to the elements. from a venerable Austrian maker.archery.
The X7 was developed with input from seventime world champion Frantisek Hadas (above) www. Disadvantage: it breaks easily and one bad shot could bend it out of shape. with limb tips curling away from the archer. now defunct. and the Zopf X7 was very stable.B U L L E VA R D
A bowman’s kit might not seem to have changed much. 50 years ago.
At London 2012. becoming standard soon after.3kg) keeps recoil low and the target rate high. South Korea’s Im Dong-Hyun (below) notched a world-record 699 points (out of a possible 720) in the men’s team contest. a 12. Pro archers today have bows designed to their body shapes using computer software. WWW.win-archery. using his trusty Win&Win recurve bow. Its synthetic limbs absorb vibrations better than wood and the relatively heavy riser (1. Beneath: three stabilisers maintain balance before and after loosing the arrow. optimally balanced to retain their original position after shooting and made from machine-milled aluminium.STRAIGHTEN ARROW
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” said Neymar Jr. his boy signed for Santos FC. Later that year.”
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Neymar has been nominated for FIFA’s prestigious Puskás Award every year since it began in 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo is soccer’s top tweeter. form Champions League-winning partnership with Leo Messi at Barcelona. they’ll need Neymar at his best. and aftershave. The latter won in 2011 and came third last year. he played soccer in the streets as a boy.
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To-do list: lead Brazil to home World Cup glory. Here’s the stuff Brazil’s wonder boy is made of
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior was born on February 5. Actually.” said fellow Brazilian Nil. At last count. he did the dishonourable thing and signed for Barcelona for a transfer fee of €57m. 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes. “It was emotional. “The thing I miss most is playing football on the beach with my friends. on the coast. matter more to Neymar than football. he had passed seven million followers and nudged the Dalai Lama out of 87th place. Neymar cried. with 19 million followers.” he says. “He’s a top player. ILLUSTRATION: RYAN INZANA
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As the national anthem played before his 225th and final game for Santos. The film of my life since I was a kid came to mind. Neymar da Silva Santos Senior moved his family south to Santos.” Three months later. it was Nilmar on the list. You’d think they’d have pitches all over the country by now…
If Brazil are to win a sixth World Cup as hosts next year. Brazil. “I don’t think there’s pressure on me. who says it. “I intend to honour it. in April.
@Njr92 is climbing Twitter’s top 100. Neymar’s mane has drawn plenty of admirers from men’s mags – and that of Pelé.neymaroficial. no he hasn’t: in 2009. bending the truth like a topcorner free kick. Fácil.
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“I have a contract with Santos until 2014.” he told Time magazine in February. As required by law for all Brazilian footballers.com
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Here’s the forecast: indoor weather systems and how they’re made
IN THE SKY A photograph at his grandparents’ home inspired Amsterdam artist Berndnaut Smilde to create an interior cloud, now a source of wonder at London’s Ronchini Gallery. But how on Earth – or just above it – does this installation work? “Clouds are made up of tiny water droplets which float in the air,” explains Professor Thomas Schrefl of Austria’s St Pölten University of Applied Sciences. “For these droplets to form, water vapour in the air – what we refer to as humidity – must condense around small dust particles. The droplets appear when a relative humidity of 100 per cent is reached or, in other words, when the air cannot absorb any more vapour. “The total pressure of the air, p, is the sum of the partial pressure of the dry air, pd and the partial pressure of the vapour, pv. Once the partial pressure of the vapour exceeds a certain threshold, we reach the point of oversaturation. “This is the turning point when it comes to cloud-making. But temperature also has a role to play. Relative humidity is defined as the relationship of the partial pressure of the vapour to the saturated pressure of the vapour: f = pd/ps × 100. The latter is dependent on the temperature, T, as the solid line, ps(T ), in the illustration shows. “When a humid parcel of air meets cold ground, the air cools, the partial pressure of the vapour exceeds the saturated vapour pressure, and clouds begin to form. This part of the process is represented by the horizontal dotted line in our diagram. The point of intersection with the ps(T ) curve is what we call the dew point.” IN THE GALLERY So how does Berndnaut Smilde get a cloud into a museum space? “With trickery,” says Schrefl. “Oversaturation occurs when additional water vapour is introduced to already saturated air. What Smilde does is intensively humidify the air in the gallery with a water spray. Then he introduces vapour from a fog machine into the space and the reaction occurs. Simple. “To ensure it floats in the correct space, it cannot rise or fall too quickly. The vertical acceleration of the cloud particles, aC, is dependent on the difference in density between them and the surrounding air. If the density of the cloud particle, C, is the same as the density of the surrounding air A, the acceleration is nil – and the cloud floats. “As before, temperature is vital too. Dew point and density are dependent on this variable. This means that for a cloud to form, the temperature must be under 20°C. Et voilà – a cloud-filled room.”
More on the cloud artist: www.berndnaut.nl
Guaranteed to have a good atmosphere: cloud installation Nimbus Minerva by Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde, Ronchini Gallery, London
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Every musician hopes to have a hit, but for many, that’s where the dream ends. Here are small tales of big flashes in the pan
Harvey Ball’s Smiley
What do Jimi Hendrix, Iggy Pop, Beck and Norah Jones have in common? They’re all one-hit wonders. None of them has had more than one Top 40 hit in the US charts. Beck is the most successful of the iniquitous bunch, having made it to number 10 in 1994. The song? Loser.
By the book: Edelweiss
By Harper Lee or Capote?
Spanish flamenco duo Los del Rio formed in 1962, and waited 34 years for their first, and only, hit record. But this one really made it big: Macarena is the most successful song ever by a one-hit wonder. The remix topped the US charts for 14 weeks in 1996, sold 11 million copies worldwide and unleashed a global dance trend.
No no.1: Jimi Hendrix, Norah Jones, Iggy Pop
Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 with her first novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The novel has sold over 30 million copies, and was made into a film, starring Gregory Peck, which won three Oscars. The author has never written a follow-up, which has only fuelled rumours that large parts of the novel came from the pen of her good friend Truman Capote.
History’s first one-hit wonder was Johann Pachelbel and his Canon and Gigue in D, which became a worldwide smash 264 years after the German composer’s death thanks to a 1970 recording by the Paillard Orchestra. It has since gone on to become a staple at weddings. Green Day, U2 and Alicia Keys have all borrowed the catchy chord sequence.
Pachelbel’s Canon in D
In 1963, commercial artist Harvey Ball was asked to design a life insurance logo. Ten minutes later, so he says, the yellow, round and grinning smiley was born. By 1971, 50 million smiley badges had been sold. The logo may have made Ball world-famous, but it didn’t make him rich. He never applied for a trademark or copyright of the logo and earned US$45 for his work.
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Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty had seven Top 10 hits in the UK charts as The KLF. In 1988, they imparted their wisdom over 160 pages of a book, The Manual: How To Have A Number One The Easy Way. Viennese jokers Edelweiss followed the advice and enjoyed a number one in four countries with their 1989 yodelling hit Bring Me Edelweiss.
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Eye to eye with a blue shark in the mid-Atlantic. off the Azores Islands
his photos have become a staple of respected wildlife magazines like National Geographic. however. it turns its full attention to the man with the camera. He taught
himself the technical aspects. says Banfi.banfi. your images take on an entirely new dimension. If it wanted to. For Franco Banfi. but never fear. Banfi discovered underwater photography in the early 1980s. Terrifyingly. the list goes on.ch
Franco Banfi has 30 years’ experience as an underwater photographer
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. is a mixture of science and experience. “To get noticed as a photographer you have to do what no one else has done before. “Some friends convinced me to dive in Lake Lugano. The art of getting close to an animal. It’s made the 55-year-old from Lugano in Switzerland one of the world’s most in-demand underwater photographers.” he says. “I prefer species that are difficult to photograph. Banfi has seen every dangerous thing the oceans have to offer and photographed them in close quarters: crocodiles. he won the underwater photography world championships in Cuba. Which is exactly what he set out to do. At 34.” he says. swiftly establishing his own modus operandi. sharks. life and death situations like this are just part of his everyday work. “Every species reacts differently. the leopard seal is aware of the diver. stingrays. “The world underneath that surface instantly fascinated me. Dropping the wounded penguin it has been chasing. “When dangerous or shy ocean-dwellers tolerate your presence.”
www. “When an anaconda gets aggressive. He swam away.” he says. I try to gain the trust of the animals first.” Aged 25. it’s better to disappear. the 300kg predator moves at lightning speed to come eye-to-eye with the photographer. “I don’t dash off for the lucky shot. Since then. “They’re primitive and once they start attacking they don’t stop. as well as reading up on as many species of marine life as he could.” Underwater photography – a means of capturing that world – became Banfi’s passion. it could kill him with a single bite of its powerful jaw. Over a career spanning 30 years.” There are always exceptions.” he explains. giant squids. but there is one rule for survival that almost always applies: show the animal respect. BBC Wildlife and Stern. Banfi sold his first photo to an Italian diving magazine.” he says. His motivation is simple.Wet and wild: Franco Banfi takes a portrait of an 8m-long anaconda
uddenly. I risk my life for them.” It was this rule which saved Banfi’s life during the encounter with the leopard seal: “I stayed where I was and held the camera out to him.
they came back and we set off again.”
Dancing with a manta ray
.“These giant specimens off the Mexican island of Socorro accepted me after a few days. Their skin is as rough as sandpaper. When I let go. I laid my hands on them and let them pull me through the water.
“Caimans [alligator-like reptiles] grow up to 2m long. To cool off during the day they open their mouths in the water and remain in this menacing-looking position. Always from the front. In Brazil I stalked one of them while swimming. because caimans like biting to the side. though.”
We lured this specimen off the coast of Africa with fish blood.”
Eye of the tiger shark
Ice diving with belugas
“This photo won a bunch of awards. off the coast of northern Russia.“It’s one of the most fearsome animals in the ocean: unpredictable.”
. playful guy was an exception. just so I could focus. It came dangerously close: you can see the shadow of my camera on its snout. but this curious. It was shot in the White Sea. and with a bite powerful enough to crack tortoise shells. He got so close that I had to keep pushing him away with the camera. Beluga whales are generally scared of people.
“No one has managed to photograph the birth of stingrays in the wild. while taking care to avoid the deadly sting.”
Chasing the impossible
. Unfortunately it got away from us. What remains are photos of the animal on its incredibly long search for a spawning ground. A marine biologist and I accompanied this pregnant female for a week in the Atlantic.
That was our signal to retreat.The well-fed anaconda
“This photograph was taken in the Brazilian wetlands area of Pantanal.”
. The marks are still there to this day.”
Teeth marks in the camera
“A saltwater crocodile in a typical lookout position near the shore off Papua New Guinea. Anacondas wait for their prey on the bank – they even eat crocodiles. But then it got annoyed and opened its mouth fully in the direction of the camera. I approached from the side. getting closer and closer and then pressed the shutter. This specimen had already eaten and barely took any notice of us. Suddenly its head jerked in my direction and it bit into the camera.
With this sperm whale I knew beforehand that it was going to submerge. and it relaxes them when you radiate calm. This photograph is the result of harmony between man and animal.”
Picking up signals
. I went down first and took the photo while it glided past and looked at me.“Whales know when you’re nervous.
This colossus accompanied us down to 80m.“For shark shots you always need bait that you hold out. so they can smell it.”
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. This photo shows me off the coast of the Bahamas at 15m depth. You start snapping as soon as the predators approach. When the camera flashed it jerked away – and slowly snuck up again later. In our case it was pieces of fish in cage-like boxes. but not reach it. but was cautious.”
Feeding the predators
“Giant squids can grab divers with their tentacles and drag them down into the depths. surrounded by 25 lemon sharks.
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Whatever’s happened in life comes out in the music.” Cassidy didn’t have long to learn the songs. Girls Names return to the festival trail. Claire Miskimmin and Gib Cassidy are Girls Names’ latest incarnation. Then again.” says Cully. “We really lose ourselves in the music at times. Girls Names’ founder and creative core. Music’s magnetic force would soon alter his path through life. it was loose and organic.com/GirlsNames
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glamour: carrying our own gear up venue stairs in Turin. It’s a lot different to the record. songwriter Cully accepted a slot supporting Californian surf-rock band Wavves and asked novice drummer Neil Brogan to lend a hand.” Recapturing the haunting atmospherics of The New Life on stage brings its own challenges. he had a similar reaction when he saw Jason Donovan. Neil. better melodies. “I feel a lot more comfortable with my playing now. the band’s newest addition. It was more ambitious. “There was no plan. but half-hour sets can be a bit crap.facebook. “We don’t have a big fancy van with reclining chairs. Even now it’s kind of surreal. “There are a few ideas knocking around. they were cutting an EP for American
label Captured Tracks and adding bassist Miskimmin to the fold.” says Quinn. did two rehearsals and was off to the Eurosonic festival in Holland before I knew it.” says Quinn. After all. gigging takes precedence. It’s great. Dead To Me. gardening.” says Miskimmin. Philip Quinn. To be honest. back-breaking drives and then time to magic up the energy to play. jobs that give me flexibility to focus on the band. Cathal often detunes his guitar at the end of songs. We produced it ourselves. On tour.” says Cully. It deals in some serious themes. Our favourite first song is 10 minutes long. and he started freaking out when he saw Lee Ronaldo from Sonic Youth walk by. Oh the
www. sharpdressed and impressively quiffed Dubliner splits his time between band commitments and business interests in his hometown. bar work. “We’ve spoken about moving abroad. “The next major Irish show is Castlepolooza in August and then Green Man in Wales.” he laughs. who joined last December after Neil Brogan decided on a time-out. spotted a turntable and asked ‘What’s that?’ Music technology’s constantly evolving. experimenting with sounds.Remake. Now they’re 100 per cent bigger – and twice as loud
Words: Eamonn Soeige Photography: Johnny Savage “I remember the excitement playing America for the first time.
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it was a cathartic process. A change of scene mightn’t be a bad call. Remodel
Belfast’s post-punk standard bearers were once a surf pop two-piece. labourer. The format changes. and we like to finish with one that lasts maybe 12.” Since the record’s release earlier this year. I was standing outside a hotel with our old drummer. “With [2013 album] The New Life. We’re more 10hour. This August. “We’ve rearranged the songs minus synths and added guitar sections. “I love touring.” Originally from the idyllic County Armagh village of Camlough. Cully moved to Belfast a decade ago to study at university.” says Cathal Cully. Girls Names have toured America and Europe. I practised to it at home. a few years back. seeing new places. “I’ve worked loads of jobs. but plans for the next chapter are emerging. meeting cool people. He nearly wet himself with excitement. That doesn’t leave much time in the middle. their formidable live reputation growing steadily. The quick-witted. In April 2011. “But then you get quite a few pinch-yourself moments when you do what we do. Most bands aren’t making shedloads of cash. In 2009. but a little struggle can make for better art. ramp up the sound.” says Cassidy. to somewhere like Utrecht in Holland.” says drummer Cassidy.” For now. Within months. For me. “One night we were finishing a European tour in Amsterdam and the next we’re playing to a packed crowd of New Yorkers in Willamsburg. we took a big step forward. Cully. everywhere is just a long van drive away. wowing audiences with aural assaults of foreboding art rock. but music lives on. I totally winged it. getting these interesting tones.” Sipping a few sneaky lunchtime beverages at the Pavillion on Belfast’s Ormeau Road. “We’ve certainly moved on as a band from the days of the first album. “I got the call before Christmas and was blown away when I heard the album. new ideas and the result is like a different band. though. “I worked in a clothes shop not so long back and some kids walked in. Girls Names released their morbidly themed debut album. even just for a short time.”
on Dublin’s Middle Abbey Street. a record shop: Elastic Witch. His soundtrack to a 2012 New York fashion show included their track Lawrence. Cassidy is also proprietor of that increasingly rare breed.The line-up (from left) Philip Quinn – guitar and synths Cathal Cully – vocals and guitar Claire Miskimmin – bass Gib Cassidy – drums Discography Girls Names (EP.
. The Strokes’ bassist. is a Girls Names fan. Strike A Pose Nikolai Fraiture. 2013) Stick Man’s Store Aside from keeping time. 2011) The New Life (Album. 2010) Dead To Me (Album.
We fence with greater energy whereas. Now 22. It’s a very agile weapon. It’s the only weapon where you can score points with the blade’s edge. with the épée and foil.’ My godfather was working as a fencing trainer at the time so he suggested I go to his club instead. is dreaming of yet more glory at the World Championships in Budapest. there’s a lot of standing around and waiting. I had a real thirst for winning. while the sabre strikes. near Odessa. ‘I’m sorry.
: How did you get into fencing? : I clearly remember the day I first heard about it. my mum said. Kharlan and her sabre have won two Olympic medals – the first a gold at Beijing 2008. There are three types of sword in fencing: épée. but I discovered my true passion for the sport when I started getting results. What do you say to those who claim fencing is not a hugely physical sport? All sports are physically strenuous. too – you have to trick your rival if you want to win. That epiphany was 12 years ago. Why did you go for the sabre? The épée and foil jab. I love that fencing is an
unusual sport. This month. and as a result the discipline is incredibly fast-paced. Olga Kharlan dreamed of being a shop assistant or a dancer. foil and sabre. I was an energetic child and used to go dancing a lot. the girl from Mykolaiv. That’s fun. but we can’t afford to pay for your dance lessons any more. and
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. When did you first realise that fencing was becoming a passion? To begin with it was just a bit of fun. self-help and Marilyn Manson to get her there. But when I was 10. when she was just 17 years old – and numerous world and European titles. and counting on dried fish. both career paths were sliced to tatters the moment she picked up a sword.TALENT
World-class fencer Olga Kharlan gets straight to the point in the run-up to this month’s World Championships in Budapest
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hen she was a little girl. Fortunately for Ukrainian sport.
Seven years later she won Olympic gold
.Olga Kharlan first took a stab at fencing aged 10.
Oddly. catch up and have fun. but who knows? I might… You still live in the Ukranian town where you grew up: Mykolaiv. When we meet. Are you happy being labelled a pin-up? I’m very flattered that people appreciate my looks. it’s helped. I thought that if I didn’t win a gold like I did in Beijing. despite all of your fencing success? Maybe I would have become a great dancer. Can you eat what you like if you’re exercising that much? I don’t often go on diets. He gives me strategies to focus my thoughts. but Dima being around has never got in the way. How strenuous is your training regime? I’m in the gym for about eight hours a day. But I realised that once you’re on that Olympic podium. Sometimes I can’t prepare for a match unless I’m listening to something. my heart belongs to fencing. I loved samba and cha-cha. Do you think you’ll ever leave your hometown? I’ve lived in Mykolaiv all my life and I love it there. He’s like. I’ll be the happiest person in the world. but I’ve got still time to get there. I like to hang out with friends from outside the sport. it’s only because of my car – because I have my name and the Olympic rings on the number plates. forget the gym and hang out with your friends like a regular 22-year-old? I don’t have much free time to myself. When I do get time off. but I’ll never know. I’d have liked to be a little higher up. We just go to the cinema. when I’m training. So we don’t just train in the fencing hall. I don’t like chocolate. Plus we’re constantly bruised from hits.
www. but sometimes – and this happens very rarely – I can eat a whole bar of milk chocolate in one sitting. we don’t talk about training or competition.redbull. All of my relatives live there and I share a house with my parents and my dog. When my boyfriend listens to my iPod. How mentally taxing is fencing? Psychological fitness is just as important as the physical side.sabre fencing is no exception. After that. we train in the psychologist’s study. I have all sorts on my iPod. I have to distract myself from negative thoughts.com
On the front foot: Kharlan (left) is hoping to win her second consecutive world championship gold
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. but when I have. your first love. but feel quite embarrassed when they give me compliments. I sometimes watch ballroom dancing competitions because it’s so beautiful. I really love savoury food. How are you feeling about the upcoming World Championships? My goal is to win individual gold at both the World Championships and the next Olympics. where we spend a lot of time practising moves and polishing our technique.] It’s great when I’m recognised as it means people know what fencing is. I do general physical training and then fencing training. My coaches would prefer I was single. Afterwards I said I wouldn’t pose for another magazine like that. I really
“If I get recognised it’s only because of my car – because I have my name and the Olympic rings on the number plates”
enjoyed being photographed for a Ukrainian men’s magazine – but it did have some negative consequences. You can have it one minute and then two seconds later it’s gone. but that’s where my interest ends. If I get recognised. What sort of music gets you in the mood to do battle? I love listening to music – in my car. Everything can change in a second. I often talk to myself – but not out loud. you’re a winner. I’m going out with another sabrefencer called Dima. too. but my trainers didn’t understand why we [Olga and her two teammates] did it. If anything. when I’m at home. My mum always has something delicious waiting for me when I get back from competing – I love her borscht. How did it feel winning bronze at London 2012 after gold in 2008? Before London. ‘You’ve got Marilyn Manson on here?!’ You’ve had a lot of attention for your looks as well as your fencing prowess. My inner voice helps me. and that’s the hardest part of my profession. [The car was a gift from the Ukrainian Fencing Federation for winning gold. since he’s a fencer too? Yes. We’ll see what happens in 2016. My parents were fine about it. You need vast amounts of strength and stamina. Do you miss dancing. near Odessa. Is talking shop a problem with your boyfriend. and we often speak about our bouts and give each other advice. Are you a local celebrity? Not really. because fencing still isn’t very popular there. I plan to live my whole long and happy life there. I just want dried fish again. I’d be very depressed. I’ll have to work very hard to achieve that. six days a week. he’s always surprised by the choice of songs. especially dried fish. We move around with our legs half bent. so there’s constant pressure on the knees and back – which are often injured as a result. Do you still get nervous before a bout? I always get nervous! Confidence is a weird thing. That’s
the thing I can’t resist. Do you ever want to turn off your alarm. from Metallica to Justin Bieber.
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French rally legend SÉBaSTIEN LOEB cut 80 per cent off that time
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Regular folk drive up America’s PIKES pEaK in about 45 minutes. In winning The Race To The Clouds.
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“I want the record. “but I know there is NO ROOM for even the smallest error”
.” says SÉBASTiEN LOEB.
440m below. Mary-Jo wanted to see Colorado. his wife. a sweatshirt and a few fridge magnets. There are hardly any guide rails on the side of the mountain road and Eric has to resist the urge to peer over the edge. a beloved American holiday destination. Sébastien Loeb. Mary-Jo grins in apparent delight. It was on this mountain 120 years ago. on July 22. Mary. that the lyrics to the immortal anthem America The Beautiful came to songwriter Katharine Lee Bates.” mutters Eric as he navigates the next serpentine turn. Mary gasps for breath in the passenger seat. Then it’s time to start their descent. these vehicles will tackle 20 of the most legendary kilometres in American road racing. Tyre marks scar the narrow curves – so narrow that Eric has to come to a halt to see around each bend. “What have they got me into?” An icy wind is blowing when they reach the summit of Pikes Peak.Sky rocket: Peugeot Sport built an 875hp 208 all-wheel drive prototype for the world’s best rally driver. over the edge of the abyss. One curve follows another
with no end in sight. “Altitude euphoria. each of them steeper and narrower than anything the three road-trippers were familiar with in their native Kansas. In the back. Mary grips the ceiling handle nervously. then Colorado Springs and then on to the highpoint – an assault on ‘America’s Mountain’: Pikes Peak. This year. crumpled map. 1893. to pilot up Pikes Peak
very year in late June. the family becomes aware of a number of tyre marks leading straight out.4-mile ascent has taken them 45 minutes. her white ringlets bobbing in the rear-view mirror. Eric. The road winds around the famous mountain. but Eric has everything under control. Mary-Jo. Some 1. first the small city of Pueblo. and her mother.” says the elderly Mary-Jo in the backseat of the Volvo. skilful mechanics are putting the finishing touches to a small fleet of highperformance cars and motorbikes. to the Great Plains from where they have come – hundreds of miles laid out before them like a vast. Soon. The three Kansans turn their gaze east. the 12. The following day. leave their home in Kansas and cross the state line for an American road trip. when they take
. In the souvenir shop they buy an ashtray. “and I probably won’t be around for the 130th anniversary.
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“I had to find out how nervous the car was and what I could do with it. “First I had to establish trust in the Peugeot. werner jessner (4). His blue eyes blaze. In the late 1980s. there simply isn’t enough oxygen to burn. I don’t know what the old rally cars felt like on Pike’s Peak. Daniel Elena. 875kg light – burned a few seconds per kilometre from the competition. including the two current record-holders Millen and Dumas. the Andrettis. just as I would in a normal rally special stage. “In the WRC we only get to inspect the course twice: the first time you put
he latter pair didn’t use petrol or diesel on their way up to the summit in 2013. Carlin Dunne of the USA and his compatriot. Despite large turbochargers and advanced electronics. Indeed. “I studied on-board videos at home. The 39-year-old is feeling the pressure. of course. suspension too hard. The main topic of conversation here on the mountain is not whether Loeb can crack the record in his specially developed
. Electric cars don’t have this problem. this was in many ways a race made for the electric engine: conventional petrol-burning motors have to cope with performance loss at high altitudes. instead they trusted their fortunes to electric energy. The Unsers. And even if big name car manufacturers like Mitsubishi are now putting their name to some of the electro-projects. his car – 875hp strong. With four-wheeldrive and upwards of 500hp. I had memorised the sequence of curves. In training. garth milan/red bull cOntent pOOl (2). but by how much. During a test in France we sorted out the major problems – transmission too long. At this point an ambitious local could manage it in 11 minutes. then I came here with my codriver. and the nine-time rally world champion has retreated to his trailer.017 seconds behind in second. there won’t be a whisper of this when it comes to the overall victory. all kinds of vehicles compete at Pikes Peak
part in the 91st running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Loeb takes a double 60-degree bend at 170KPH
Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak.” There’s another major drawback: unlike the World Rally Championship (WRC) there is no co-driver to dictate the curves to him during the journey. the 9 Minute Club – comprising those daring drivers who’d made the summit in less than 10 minutes – was five-strong. By the end of 2012. New Zealander Rhys Millen held the record with a time of 9:46. pulverising the course record with a succession of rally cars.” he says. with French driver Romain Dumas 0. taming both mountain and car. Of course.164. this still remains pioneering work: little more than glorified tinkering. but their batteries – even in a relatively short race like this – are heavier than fuel engine units.
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By a 300M AbYSS. the Europeans left their mark on this race for the first time. but that was too slow to break any records. relaxed. America loves winners and there are huge expectations of Loeb. Greg Tracy.” says Loeb. Not when the challenger is celebrated French rally driver Sébastien Loeb. steering too direct – and on the first run in America the car did everything I wanted it to. Anyone who makes it to these heights having surrendered a quarter of the horsepower they had in the valley has really done their homework. all of them have proved their mettle here – in the infamous mountain race to the summit.Everyone’s a winner: from souped-up singleseaters to sidecars. can he really go at 100 per cent speed here – on these miserly roads clinging desperately to the flanks of the infamous mountain? Loeb hesitates: “Let’s say 99 per cent. The famous road was laid with asphalt in 2012. Making up the five was Japan’s Nobuhiro Tajima and the two motorbike riders. but this one’s insanely fast. A break between two training runs.” Nevertheless. they tore through the 11-minute barrier on the gravel road to the summit. thrown into even sharper relief by stubble now turned pepper-and-salt. his powerful upper arms are testament to the work he has already done. the Millens. He sprawls on a bench. We drove the route and put together a pacenotes book.
Supermotos and vintage racing bikes follow. hail. the family teams. roaring. past the herd of campervans. in the middle of a sleet shower and pea-soup fog.” Perfection is what’s required here and Loeb wouldn’t have it any other way. I would say “120 left” and he would correct me. Admittedly. built just for him.” He will drive his last WRC event in his native France this autumn. you’re history. What’s interesting is the time he does it in. Mary and Mary-Jo are recovering from their previous day’s exertions. It was actually easier before on gravel. Everyone is equal before the mountain.878. at the end of which yawns a 300m abyss. Mary-Jo snores lightly on the veranda. I know there is no room for even the smallest error. Everyone drives down together. A few dauntless individuals serve to remind us that sidecars still exist.300m above sea level
www. Colorado is suffering from severe forest fires and hoping for rain. Eric is watching the race online.300m above sea level. and rightly so. leans so far out that the young Frenchman scrapes his helmet visor on the asphalt. there’s a dozy calm. he following day. you can work much more with the car. the wild beast with the huge spoiler zooms. Giorgina Gottlieb. snow. the mountain has reminded everyone why they call this
On top of the world: Sébastien Loeb celebrates at 4. with a respectable 9:02. The clock at the finish line shows an unbelievable 8:13.com
Take a seat in Sébastien Loeb’s cockpit and join his breathtaking record drive in The Red Bulletin tablet edition. There’s no hope of a record or even a respectable time now. such as the forebodingly named Devil’s Playground at 4. clinical procedure: one of those moments which very few men on this planet can pull off in a car. the inside front wheel is exactly on the white line marking the edge of the asphalt. where Eric. In the Best Western Hotel in Manitou Springs. if you steer just a fraction wide.together the notes and the second time you’re checking them. in the
penultimate curve. reappears.” says Loeb. the riders exposing themselves to the dangers of the mountain without roll cages or any of the protection afforded to their four-wheeled rivals. The silhouette of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak should be appearing down there. at the finish line she clings to him. I was able to tell Daniel 100m before the next curve what was coming. Loeb seems happy and relieved: “I felt good in the car and I decided on all-out attack. at a crag further on. tears past at easily 170kph on a double 60-degree curve. Every change of gear is an explosion amplified by the Rocky Mountain cliffs: a staccato of explosions coming nearer and nearer. the ban on open fires makes hearty weekend fun difficult. but it’s already ahead. with no guide rail. the products of long winter nights’ tinkering. and this record means a lot to me. the first starter among the cars. radical car. the jerry-built.” Meanwhile. like “120 left plus”. the cars in the fastest class reach speeds of well over 200kph.” he says. it’s bitterly cold. “Pikes Peak was my season highlight. you hear him. In the meantime. sobbing. his son Jérémy. Rivals on the track. which will manage a mere third of the performance of the Pikes Peak Peugeot.000m. That goes double for Sébastien Loeb. It is an exact. The spectators greet every last one of them with great respect and genuine enthusiasm. We drove it together nine times. Between Devil’s Playground and the summit. The ear has tricked the eye. Eric decides. Next year. American Wade Boyd wins ahead of Japan’s Masahito Watanabe. “I approached Pikes Peak like I do all of my projects: professionally. Here. and the last three times I didn’t make a single mistake. At the exit. but is still in a completely different league. he’ll send the two girls up to the summit on the cog railway. Membership of the 9 Minute Club is a bit less special today. whether hobby warrior or record holder. fog. rebuilt. “You have to be precise. Download it now for free
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event the Race to the Clouds. The nine-time rally world champion has enjoyed his mad week in this unbelievably powerful. a good two-anda-half hours before sunrise. the home-built. and he checked it. from one corner to the next. they all embrace once they get to the summit.” There are parts of the course where the road drops 500m into nothingness. In second place is last year’s victor Rhys Millen. I want the record. he will win. and in 2014 he’ll enter the touring car world championship (WTCC) in a Citroën. It draws together a mighty contingent in white and grey and gives it a vigorous shake: rain. which were already in place the day before. Mary browses the latest edition of the National Enquirer. “With a car as powerful as the Peugeot. Johnny Wood almost dislodges his passenger. disappears. all conquering the mountain to a great show of reverence from the fans. clouds roll in and the weather service forecasts a 30 per cent chance of rain. With earphones in his iPad. How hard can it be?
. as early as 3am. At many of these curves. the third run onwards was all new for me. yesterday’s meltwater from late-season snow is still frozen. First up are the motorbikes. but against the mountain and the clock.redbull. They’re not racing against each other. Along the road. But I have no interest in just coming here and driving with the pack. this Loeb. Long before you see him. a 1km-long colonnade is working its way up the mountain. If all goes to plan. Bruno Marlin’s passenger. with a good team and to the very highest standards. In the heat of the battle. which might be an eternity better than his old record. He’ll master the route to the top alone and won’t slow for any curve. and how could there be: now it’s the turn of the soapbox cars. Bit of a hotshot. At 4. wind – it takes the whole afternoon to get the last 24 cars up the hill. Sébastien Loeb is still up there on the summit. that much is certain. the road keeps disappearing and the eyes strain to focus. Later the telemetry will show a peak speed of more than 240kph. with hearts bigger than anything humanoid. one-and-a-half minutes under the existing record. Up at the summit.
artist and rebel.THE WILD SIDE OF TOWN
He’s a faceless superstar: a wall-painting nomad. The Red Bulletin spoke exclusively to ROA in what is his longest interview to date
Words: Jasmin Wolfram and Andreas Rottenschlager Photography: Philipp Greindl
then my back and then the index finger – that’s from pressing the button of the spray can”
.Long spray days: “First my shoulders ache.
Some of his works are the size of several tennis courts. that’s my job done. ROA is a very private man. and then the index finger on my right hand. There are no photos of his face in the public domain. rather than running from the law. It’s a public place and anyone with a spray can or a tin of paint can change that at any time. which is the one I use to press the spray-can nozzle. The main thing is that it happens. sprawled across the side of factories. similar to a lot of general terms. Although his art is publicly displayed worldwide. of late. too. then my back. become hot property. he is being offered gallery space by big-name art dealers. It doesn’t matter
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Not pictured: ROA in the Galerie Hilger NEXT in Vienna: “I am a wall-painting nomad”
. he says. It would be better if people worried less about their privacy or property and saw these artworks as a gift. you’ll find ROA’s animal murals on walls in courtyards. he finds time to sit down with The Red Bulletin for a rare interview.ew York. not something which adversely affects their environment. When you were young. The sun will be going down any minute and he’s running out of light. for nine days. or how seriously it is taken. whites and reds and has. Last year. the secretive Belgian street artist paints in simple blacks. hip-hop is blaring from laptop speakers on the second-floor balcony of the Galerie Hilger NEXT in Vienna. too. Of course. His reasons for privacy are simple: “Works are more important than people. If you hunt around the world’s great cities.
How do you go about transferring an A4 sketch onto a multi-storey building? I make my sketch directly on the wall. Berlin. not everyone accepts this as an art form. sometimes 12-hour shifts with no break. I want to create something new and fresh each time. But when I leave a place. “doesn’t mean anything”. Austria. often under extreme time pressure. you spraypainted the walls of derelict houses.
“Artists should only create things that inspire them”
With fines and prison sentences. a motif on that scale is a mental challenge. The term street art was created by people who had nothing to do with it. the Stolen Space gallery in London gave him a solo exhibition. ROA has to have his latest installation – an enormous kingfisher with outstretched wings – finished by the following evening. Now. Empty spray cans are strewn across the floor. so it is a bad term that describes nothing. It’s not limited to painting: mime. How do you reconcile those two extremes? An artist is an artist. London.” When The Red Bulletin meets him. Is street art modern art? It’s contemporary. it merely connects ‘street’ and ‘art’. First my shoulders hurt. as night falls. : You spray huge motifs onto public walls. It doesn’t matter if street art is defined as intellectual or underground. juggling and music can all be street art. Which parts of your body start to hurt first? : I recently worked on a motif in the commercial port in Linz. so my sketches are mainly doodles. But. The wall doesn’t belong to me and the world doesn’t belong to us. Many of your works could be painted over. Does that bother you? Of course I want my works to survive as long as possible. while smaller pieces hang in prestigious venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Now you have artworks hanging in galleries. But street artists have existed much longer. A wall is like any other work surface. His pseudonym. just a little bigger. not modern. I find it boring to reproduce something you’ve already painted. Inspired in part by the sketches of Charles Darwin.
In June of this year ROA completed two huge murals in Linz for the Austrian city’s Bubble Days art festival. He spent nine days working on this sketch of a goat
In that sense. they are not afraid of change. because when I’m starting out. How do you define the term ‘artist’? An artist can do what he wants. I find that out while I am painting.at
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. I’m like a wall-painting nomad. the things we see as children. But they’re also the places that have the most potential for transformation. Now it’s the other way around: I make my money with paint to buy paint. If someone comes in and defecates on the floor of this gallery and calls it art. Your motifs all come from the animal kingdom. just to be able to afford spray paint. Now there are owners of properties speculating that street art could actually help house prices to rise. Your art is all about taming wild animals. The only thing that matters in the end is that you create something interesting. Some of your pencil drawings are reminiscent of the old masters of Belgium and Holland. you painted in Gambia. As somebody raised in the Low Countries. I’m an artist. not a biologist. I don’t know how the artwork is going to proceed. From that point of view. I have photos of the animals I want to paint and I look at their skeletons so I can understand their anatomy and proportions. It’s not about how great people think you are. How much time
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do you get to spend at your home in Belgium? It’s got to the point where my real home doesn’t feel like home any more. we’re very similar. the things that affect us and the way we live our lives as humans. do you see yourself as part of that tradition? We’re all influenced by the conditions we grow up in. others find them aggressive. not stuff that’s easy to sell. How do you get the proportions right? I don’t use projectors or grids. I did all sorts of jobs in the past. or how well you hold your place in the market. Some people think my animals are sweet. yes. Whether the public likes it or not is another matter.
ROA’s latest exhibition: www. Below: his intricate sketch of a mountain goat’s skull
How did the work of Charles Darwin inspire your motifs? Darwin researched different animal species all over the world and was constantly on the move. Why? I don’t actively tame them. It’s nice to have bread. Your work fills walls 20m high. The impressions they make inspire us. People give them their own meaning – that’s what’s beautiful about art. You keep the details of your private life closely guarded. it’s possible that the European school influenced my painting style. What did the people there make of your work? The people are open to creativity. A true artist should only create things that inspire him. They wouldn’t be any use. it’s art. even if we don’t realise it at the time. What is it that you don’t like about people? Animals reveal a great deal about the times we live in. In 2011. Is this the biggest difference to Europe? Why do Western graffiti artists paint almost exclusively in rundown or backstreets locations? Because these are the places where nobody is bothered by what we do.inoperable. but they’re not necessarily dead. cheese and chocolate spread on the kitchen table every morning. When I paint the animals. The main thing is feeling that desire to create something. I’m extremely interested in biology and the vast variety within the animal kingdom. What gets you more excited? The freedom of a legal location or the thrill of an illegal wall? It doesn’t matter if something is legal or illegal. they appear static.where or how he works or the context in which he performs. But ultimately.
Vital signs: ROA’s work has given the port in Linz a facelift.
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PHOTOGRApHY: ORACLE TEAM USA/GuIlAIN GRENIER
the huge catamarans that will slice through San Francisco Bay in the America’s Cup next month have created a new type of sailor for a new kind of sailing
Words: Andreas Tzortzis
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. Deadly and demanding.
” says Spithill. The boat the America’s Cup committee hopes will give sailing a shot in the arm begins heeling as the first fingers of wind hit the wing. skidding down on the netting
and bracing themselves against the other hull as water whips through. Behind him. On the water. they hold perfectly still. Spithill is the skipper of Oracle Team USA. three chase boats bearing the Oracle logo swerve in and out of the AC72’s wake at top speed like a motorcade. there is little sound. It’s a game of inches as skipper Jimmy Spithill looks up at the sail and wing and then out in the direction he plans to head. It whips the placid waters of the morning into frosted whitecaps by early afternoon. trimming the sail and wing in and out. But on the 72ft catamaran with a 260m2 sail speeding past them. blowing the baseball caps off the heads of Midwestern tourists. He steadies the wheel and heads upwind toward Fort Mason. who operate the sails. could ever predict or think this is where we would end up today. Other boats pound through conditions like this. including Spithill. It’s not a slow
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. buffets the regal hills of Angel Island and whistles through the ghostly windows of Alcatraz. current holders of the America’s Cup. “From where we’ve come from to where we are is a vertical quantum leap. but the AC72 cuts through everything. then the leeward. even pro sailors a few years ago. The grinders. First the windward hull. The red-haired Australian became the youngest skipper to win the trophy
when he steered Larry Ellison’s trimaran to victory in the 2010 competition. A tight choreography begins as they bound across the width of the boat. as it rises up on a 250kg slice of carbon-fibre daggerboard. move in synchronised motions for a few revolutions. who joins them on the other side. straining to keep up. Next month he and a top-flight international crew of 11 will take on the winner of a three-team selection series between boats from Sweden. The boat begins a slow tack and more bound across. The only sound is the mechanical crank of the wing as the boat’s hulls begin to rise out of the water. New Zealand and Italy in the 34th contest for a trophy awarded since 1851. 34. boats heel and the edges of their canvas sails flap sharply in the strong gusts. “I don’t think anyone. It’s remarkably stable on top of the water as the speed ticks up and up. Paired up around four grinding handles attached to hightech winches. The 11 members of the crew tuck themselves into an area dug out of one of the two hulls. Spithill gives the word and the crew spring into action.he wind in San Francisco Bay barrels through the Golden Gate Bridge like a gang of brawling longshoremen spilling through the doors of a bar. a manoeuvre called foiling that enables the boats to hit speeds in excess of 39 knots (72kph).
From where we’ve come to where we are is a vertical quantum leap”
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. “I don’t think anyone. could ever predict or think this is where we would end up today. even pro sailors a few years ago.
and when you get to the end of it. you look around and think if you could bottle that up. you’d do well”
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. “We’re working so hard – we’re on the edge.
His death led to a number of proposed changes in race rules. We’ve just gone ‘Bang!’ It’s like we’ve broken a brick wall down. his sister and his dad found on a scrap heap. “You hear the foils start to hum when you go over 40 knots [74kph]. if you could bottle that up. The guys are working so hard and you’re on the edge. With other boats. In May of this year the Swedish Artemis Racing catamaran broke apart during a downwind America’s Cup training session. however. And the rush he gets from sailing is unparalleled. He was three years old. His crew hail from eight countries. the predictions. it’s like you’re going from a pony to a thoroughbred. and the wind is like being in a hurricane. But when you step on that and it starts moving.’ It doesn’t happen. the first time a nonAmerican boat had won the competition since the first race in 1851. the CAD drawings. You give it a lot of respect and don’t ever relax. ‘Hey guys we’re gonna take a break and sit down and relax. All it takes is as little as 5 knots [10kph] of wind. and when you get to the end of it.” The AC72’s increased power also led to tragedy. “We spent countless hours going through the design with the engineers. including a maximum wind speed reduction to 23 knots (43kph). Yeah. One little slip and this boat will bite you. Spithill’s AC72 nosedived in rough conditions as he navigated through its most dangerous manoeuvre – the sharp turn from upwind to downwind – sending the 11-man crew into the cold water of the bay before
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“You never ever underestimate the boat. you look around and just. it is alive and it just wants to go.breaking apart. it’s like. It took more than seven hours to recover the boat from the water. who swears he remembers the jubilation that greeted Australia II’s victory in 1983.’ You need to make
. That’s when an accident can happen. ‘Hey here’s what’s coming up.. To no one is this more apparent than Spithill. Spithill and his crew were fortunate to survive their own brush with disaster. It’s not like you take the wing down and have lunch.. ‘Get ready for this. and the sport of sailing. You’re 100 per cent focused. you’d do well. These boats are unmatched in their demands on sailors and their design innovation. and they’re set to generate the sort of buzz and TV audiences the America’s Cup. He’s now behind the wheel of a boat costing an estimated US$10 million.
“It was intimidating the first time I stepped on. As soon as that boat hits the water.” says Spithill of the AC72.Crewmembers must also wear life vests with oxygen canisters tucked on the outside. British Olympic gold medal winner Andrew Simpson died in the incident after becoming trapped under the water. which can give one minute of air if they go under. The fitness levels required of the team are Olympian in this category. he won his first race on a wooden dinghy that he. It’s really demanding because it takes so much energy and concentration. The dangers are set against a backdrop of the sport’s far-reaching potential. down
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from 33 knots (61kph). On the eighth day of training on the boats.’ Or. desperately need to justify the hundreds of millions spent in investment each year. In October of last year. a lot of the time. Seven years later. “A lot of the time you don’t have the time to say.” progression.
the ferries. You look at MotoGP and Formula One: if the driver makes a mistake. I used to do a bit of motocross.com
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“Finally. ‘I had no idea. They understand that it’s not risk-free. the sailors are on the boat because they want to be on there. and it’s true in terms of engineering and construction. It demands a lot of your attention. rugby players and race car drivers on board. But they do it because they’re people who like to go out of their comfort zone. for sure. it’s like you’ve really accomplished something. they like to be pushed and ultimately learn something about themselves. I actually don’t know if there is a sport like that. I love the fact that our sport is so diverse. but before we didn’t have that level of athlete to pull it off – now we do. he’s not going to make it. rewarding experience. And the guys on board have to make decisions when they’re completely exhausted. and then the first double backflip. and they’re just like. “No question. you’re rewarded
www. You’re always trying to think a step or two ahead. Then you throw this boat in and sail it around this course. It’s a big sacrifice on time and your family. but if he doesn’t have a strategic mind or is not a good enough sailor to anticipate what’s coming up. there is a greater sense of responsibility than in the past. Nothing is. “What’s crazy is what’s going to happen in another five to 10 years. when I go home at night I can’t wait to get up the next day and come here. It requires very good co-ordination – if you get it right and if it’s done well. It makes you wonder how far your sport can go. “The most dangerous manoeuvre is the point where you bear away and turn the boat from going upwind to a downwind direction with the wing out. You can have the fittest guy in the world on the boat. he’s going to hurt himself. Before it bothered me. People are saying that this is Formula One on the water. but what an awesome. The time you have to make a decision a lot of times is split-second. sailing is up there with other kinds of sport. The Bay’s personality changes every single day. You could have the greatest tactician. There’s not that many sports where you put everyone in danger.” “We always knew there was a chance of capsizing. It’s an amazing feeling.americascup. “We’ve had some football players. Make a wrong decision in this boat and it could be catastrophic. and if he’s not a great athlete he’ll stick out like a sore thumb. That’s rare in sport: there’s not that many of them where you put everyone involved in danger”
with an amazing sort of acceleration – from about 10 knots up to 40 knots [19-74kph]. You make a wrong decision in this boat and it could be catastrophic. Don’t get me wrong. You’re going to have a lot of confidence after being pushed hard. When you come into the dock. But at the end of the day.”
“If you get on a 72ft carbon-fibre multihull with a 131ft wing and you don’t think there’s going to be some risk associated with it. It’s challenging.”
. It’s asked you for a lot. you’ve pushed hard. and you see Travis Pastrana doing the first backflips. It is the coolest thing in the world. there is something wrong with you. If you didn’t do anything the boat just wants to nosedive.”
each and every decision in a calm way while you’re red-lining the boat. It’s split-second and you need incredibly smart guys.’ Now we’re getting real credibility. Alcatraz and the currents. “There’s a lot of risk. but I cannot wait to get in. you’ll be ready to roll.”
“There’s a lot of risk. That’s rare if you look at team sports.”
“If you’re a sailor and you’ve sailed in the water around San Francisco. dealing with the fog. “Honestly.
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San Francisco Bay is the most intimate and reliable America’s Cup venue to date.
NOT PLAIN SAILING
With its consistent wind and renowned beauty. San Francisco Bay is the perfect location for America’s Cup sailors. picking up in the early afternoon of each day. The size of the boats and the course taking them close to the San Francisco peninsula guarantees fans on shore will have plenty to look at. spectators and TV cameras
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These guys are at the edge. Sailing becomes more professional in these kinds of projects. They’ll be tough when the time comes and no matter who is on the course. LUNA ROSSA.
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. With innovative technology. They’re a strong organisation. He currently lectures on the race series at UC Berkeley. but I think if it’s windy and the wind is good – and they are allowed to race in it. and they’re rhythm masters.”
Em I R aT E s T E am N E W Z E ala N D Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron CEO: Grant Dalton (New Zealand) Skipper: Dean Barker (New Zealand) “Right now the Kiwis have the strongest boat. ILLUSTRATION: SASCHA bIERL
THE tEAM LOWDOWN
The four teams have decades of America’s Cup experience between them. every detail counts in racing. which can cost a lot of money and energy.2
PHOTOGRApHY: ORACLE TEAM USA/GUILAIN GRENIER. there has never been an America’s Cup so vulnerable to the fortunes of war. the most practised team.”
“The Oracle Team is the favourite for me. with a deep bench. Team New Zealand’s crew and boat handling skills are far superior to all the other teams. but it has moved away from its tradition. Superyacht owner “I know the Americans will probably try to cancel the race if the wind is too strong. Also. They still have a lead in the technology and tactics. They’re focused. but their boat is essentially a copy of Team New Zealand’s first boat. the Kiwis will win. but you can’t count the defender out. and they’re of the mindset they have to win in order to stay alive. My interest is in what it sounds like sonically. CHRIS CAMERON. an annual event over the 1.”
A R T E m I s RaC I N G Royal Swedish Yacht Club CEO: Paul Cayard (USA) Skipper: Iain Percy (UK) “There have been a number of quiet departures since Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson was killed in a training crash. Kimball Livingston is a journalist. GETTY IMAGES. The team looks good on paper. and until they launched their second boat they had no idea what they have. As I come from sports that are timed – skiing and rally cars – this kind of sailing speaks to me.COM (3). and they haven‘t had to deal with the hometown political distractions that surround Oracle.”
E D D I E J O R Da N ( UK ) Former Formula One team owner. SANDER VAN DER BORCH. the government won’t refinance them. This new form of modern sailing is good. San Francisco CEO: Russell Coutts (New Zealand) Skipper: Jimmy Spithill (Australia) “Crashing boat number one last October cost Oracle Team USA time on the water.”
N E V I ll E C R I C H T O N ( N E W Z E ala N D ) Yachting enthusiast and winner of the 2009 Sydney-Hobart race.” Watch exclusive footage of Oracle Team USA on the water in The Red Bulletin tablet edition. Who wins? It’s a couple of guys racing across the water – the most important thing is that they’ve created this dance. They’re the only team with government backing. Oracle has a slight edge upwind. and without that first $30 million guaranteed. but Team New Zealand is way quicker downwind and reaching. author and a three-decade veteran of covering the America’s Cup for various publications. They’ve had less time on the water than anybody else and no time at all in a foiling AC72 until their second boat was launched this summer. they’re having fun. and the Kiwis have moved on and up. ship and the ocean. and they were consistent winners on the 45 circuit [last summer’s preliminary racing on 45ft versions of the current boats]. but if Luna Rossa has the stuff to beat New Zealand. the most time on the water. The Italians and Kiwis have been training as partners. a ballet on the water between man. It’ll be uphill all the way for them this year. They’re the only team training with two boats and two crews. it’ll be a steep slope. it’s been hard to detect. Download the app and issues now for free
A sailor on the San Francisco Bay for much of his adult life.”
M I C K E Y Ha R T ( U S A ) The Grateful Dead drummer is head of the event’s entertainment committee and composed the music for this year’s America’s Cup “I’m into the rhythm of the whole thing. What does the boat and the water sound like? I try to use that when I’m making the music for the Cup. It’s like a dance. American sailing expert Kimball Livingston has watched every race since 1980: here’s his run-down of this year’s favourites
Celebrity sailing enthusiasts make their best guess as to who will win
LUC AlPHaND (FRaNCE) The former World Cup alpine ski racer and Dakar Rally winner now spends his time trying to break sailing records
O R aC l E T E am U S A Golden Gate Yacht Club. I see Emirates Team New Zealand imposing its culture on the Cup. PICTUREDESK.170km between Australia and Tasmania “If the America’s Cup comes down to a race between Oracle Team USA and Team New Zealand.”
L U N a R O ssa C H all E N G E Circolo della Vela Sicilia CEO: Patrizio Bertelli (Italy) Skipper: Max Sirena (Italy) “Max Sirena is a veteran who was in charge of the wing for Oracle Team USA when they won in 2010. Among the challengers. If Team New Zealand doesn’t win this time around.
Night shift in the studio: among those jamming the late shift is Louis Baker (top)
Breakfast with BLONDIE . composing with PHILIP GLASS and then singing a church into awestruck silence. All in a day’s work at Red Bull Music Academy in New York City
Words: Florian Obkircher Photography: Dan Wilton and Christelle de Castro
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. jamming with JAMES MURPHY .
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“We use a little modern technology: mouse pads taped to the drums. “OK. run by James Murphy (right). receiving three Grammy nominations in the process.” he says. but he’s engaged in an entirely different project here this evening. exchanging ideas and learning from each other. composer Philip Glass and the aforementioned Murphy. The venue is one of the new recording studios at the Red Bull Music Academy in Manhattan. In New York that means people like sound visionary Brian Eno. then invite 62 young musicians. As the creative mind behind LCD Soundsystem. ambitious musicians. dials and lights reminiscent of a space shuttle. The 43-year-old producer is currently cutting a new album with Canadian indie rock gods Arcade Fire. The concept is always the same: reboot an old building in the city centre and fit it out with recording studios and an auditorium. Giorgio Moroder. as of this May. The recording studio is packed to the rafters with listeners. singers and DJs from all over the world to attend. Every year it makes a four-week stop in a musical hub such as Cape Town. “So you want to know how we get such a dry drum sound. The audience is made up of 31 young. Berlin. On hand to help participants in each city are big names from the industry. Within this two weeks. microphone stands and drums. Its controls.” Cue reverent nods and mutters of amazement from the audience. he sold millions of records during a stellar career. A man with dishevelled hair and a greying beard is sitting with his back to this musical cockpit. The Red Bull Music Academy has been travelling the globe since 1998. the Red Bull Music Academy is a place of opportunities. producers. New York City. and Red Bull Music Academy co-founder Torsten Schmidt
. techno mogul Richie Hawtin. “For me. Nearby sit an assortment of speakers. with a wild party in New York City
Speakers in 2013 included (below. The man in question is James Murphy.T
he mixing desk is the size of a car. São Paulo and.” says 23-year-
Red Bull Music Academy celebrates the 12th birthday of the DFA label. circling the desk like planets around a sun. eh?” he asks the crowd with a broad grin. with each half attending for a fortnight. they can fully give themselves over to their passion: making music. This group is then split into two. the New Yorker whose DFA label is infamous for setting new dancefloor
trends. from left) Debbie Harry.
“The Red Bull Music Academy is a place of opportunities” LOUIS BAKER
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” “As a young musician. “That guy was incredible. The crowd hangs devoutly on the young musician’s every word.” Baker has now been in New York for a week and a half. creating goosebumps throughout the audience with his perfectly crafted folk songs.” Baker is playing tonight. You discuss last night’s party over breakfast. it’s all possible. you work on songs or give interviews to the on-site radio station. “We’re going to be hearing a lot more from him. thanks to the packed timetable at Red Bull Music Academy headquarters. Over the course of the day. who gave his guest lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy the day before. It’s amazing. Nigeria’s Kraftmatiks. but you can feel alone as a creator of art. Between these.” he says. and is one of four Red Bull Music Academy studio tutors here in New York available for every student around the
. there are two lectures given by professionals. you record music in the studio or head out to the city’s clubs where music legends and other participants share the stage and the decks with us. Baker admits he is nervous: this is his first ever gig outside New Zealand. Scottish dubstep DJ Rudi Zygadlo and Italian producer Jolly Mare
House DJs Pleasure Cruiser (left) and Carrot Green fine-tune a track in one of the nine recording studios
House beatmaster Sinjin Hawke
On the way there. Baker will be the support act for German avant-garde house artist Pantha Du Prince. It’s an excellent vindication of what you believe in and what you’re doing.” he continues.old New Zealander Louis Baker. but there hasn’t been any time for sightseeing yet. Here. After his final lecture is finished. “It’s pure stress. “It’s a great place. “Making music with like-minded people from 29 different countries? Forging international contacts within the industry? Getting feedback from established professionals? None of that is easy to do back home. You get up at 10. Within two minutes he has silenced all the chatter in the pews with a voice as gentle and powerful as Jeff Buckley’s. he packs up his guitar and heads with a gaggle of other students towards the grandiose West Park Church on 86th Street. kissed by musician Nick Hook. At night. But here. Eminem and Kanye West. It is a surreal scene: a man and his guitar putting a flock of hundreds into a group trance. He takes a deep breath and then he’s on. it’s easy to feel a little off the beaten track in New Zealand. An hour later. you soon realise you’re not the only crazy person passionately pursuing your dream. he’s standing in the wings.” says Just Blaze after the concert.
Full marks at the Academy (from top): house producer Bok Bok from London.” Blaze has produced Jay-Z. “The best stress you can possibly imagine.
the Red Bull Music Academy newspaper. It’s Debbie Harry and Chris Stein. sharing knowledge has become a much bigger part of culture.Music non-stop (clockwise. He’s had enough for one day. The Daily Note. Cool personified. The 35-year-old first took part in the project as a lecturer in Melbourne in 2006 and was so taken with the atmosphere that this time he wanted to make a bigger contribution and spend more time there. But Baker waves them on. You didn’t want anybody to know which record it was. It’s tempting. whose primary job as a tutor is to help these young musicians in the studio with his technical expertise and experience. says he gets something from his exchange of ideas with the youngsters. too. revellers at the DFA party. And an important guest is scheduled for the Red Bull Music Academy’s lecture couch the next morning. or when I work in the studio with talented kids like Louis.” Blaze. a masked partygoer earns his stripes
clock. New York participant Shadowbox.” he says. from above left): electro pioneer Brian Eno. holding a taxi door open for him. Four other students are performing at the venue tonight. The two of them talk for over an hour about what it
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. pointing to the young New Zealander.” he says. “I get very inspired when I see a group of young musicians collaborating together. through programmes like The Red Bull Music Academy. Blondie. “Are you coming to Le Baron?” someone asks. “But now. a lot of DJs used to cover the labels on their records so nobody could see what music they were playing. Not long after breakfast. a woman wearing a black Ramones T-shirt and sunglasses enters the auditorium. “In the past. a man with grey hair by her side. The New York punk icons.
a 2013 lecturer.Top: dubstep DJ Skream brings the British bass sound to New York at a Red Bull Music Academy party. Right: DâMFunK shows off his 21st-century funk at an intimate show
. Above: British electro DJ Richie Hawtin.
Then he takes them over to the controls: “Don’t be shy. Baker gives a quick sigh. How late into the night does he work with the participants? “Usually till 5am. and it feels like rush hour in the studio corridors. “To just try anything. Louis Baker is still up. And all without illegal substances. A bass music monster comes crashing out of the studio computers.” And that really is enough for him right now. It doesn’t feel like work”
was like on the Lower East Side back in the ’70s. We’re talking about something that would blow the roof off any club. The two of them put a soul vocal track into the software’s arrangement window and crank up the pitch until it sounds like Mickey Mouse. sideboardsized synthesiser on his right? The young musicians sit around the studio and follow Jonson’s comments in reverent silence.com
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. His outfit helps too: a baseball cap with mirrors attached. for an hour at least.redbullmusicacademy. “Come on Louis. Later. He’s working on a new track with Barcelona-based participant Sinjin Hawke. They import the file and press play.” Hawke explains. Hip-hop lovers check whether the records they’ve
just purchased at the local flea market will be good for sampling or not.” he says. The effect of his cosmic lecture is that. studying his computer screen. Blaze says. They nab a synthesiser and jam along.
www. New students join in like lions around a fallen antelope. by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. “You’ve got to understand that she’s constantly singing the lyrics ‘woobiedoo’ in that song. regulated only by a thumping beat. The final lecture. who had sat on the Red Bull Music Academy couch himself a week earlier. Play to your heart’s content!” It becomes a wild house-music session within a matter of minutes. “But that’s fine. Canadian techno connoisseur Mathew Jonson is taking an audio workshop. The Red Bull Music Academy is transformed into a musical playground during these evening hours. One participant likens it to a hypnotic experience: “It was like climbing into a time capsule. “It needs a harp. another participant from the US. “That’s really difficult – for anybody. “I made a pact with myself. Young producers dash excitedly from one small studio space to another with drum machines and headphones under their arms. It’s Anna Love.” In the studio next door.” The auditorium erupts into laughter.” Hawke nods in agreement. “It isn’t ready yet. you think you’ve understood how the universe is interconnected. Others have already holed themselves up in the recording studios. too. Baker still owes her a vocal track.” he says. He’s already on his way out the door when someone calls his name. over dinner. It’s the fifth track he’s worked on with fellow participants since he’s been here. Just Blaze is sitting in one of the recording studios. and his beard dyed a pinkish red. Baker flings his jacket over his shoulder. the producer of several Bob Marley albums and a wizard on the decks. He’s just recorded the guitar on an R&B track for Nigerian participant Kraftmatiks.British participant T Williams (above) has remixed Jesse Ware and Disclosure
“I made a pact with myself to try anything” LOUIS BAKER
Hip-hop producer Just Blaze (above) is part of the Red Bull Music Academy studio team. and take on the challenge. How she and Stein pulled all-nighters with Andy Warhol and the Ramones at Max’s Kansas City nightclub. And how they recorded the Blondie hit Call Me with electronic pioneer Giorgio Moroder. The 77-year-old paints a charmingly bonkers picture of his world: why reggae is like sex. She says she can’t bear it. A Jamaican who makes reggae sound like it comes from Mars. You promised me we’d record it today!” Anna pleads. He knows that he can make up for that lost sleep later. “But it’s getting there slowly. thinks for a moment and then trudges back into the studio with a smile on his face.” It’s now 4am. also provides plenty of chuckles. Harry grimaces when someone refers to the song Denis. But he won’t be able to say the same thing for this experience. why all life is reflected in the bass drum. how Harry originally sold candles to be able to survive in New York. Layers of sound cloud overlap. some are still discussing Perry’s wisdom. He’s a dub music pioneer.” Stein explains. The questions everyone wants answers to are: how do Jonson’s tracks get that ultra-rich sound? What does his live set-up look like? And how does he control the huge.
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It’s a buggy’s life: speeding over sand at 100kph
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“The face piece can be detached from the exterior. reducing the risk of injury during first aid.” Airbag “In a fall.com
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www. I flew off the bike and smashed my shoulder.leatt-brace. The whole thing weighs just 650g.” Here.”
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MOTOGP GERmAN BIKER STEFAN BRADL CREDITs THE DAINEsE D-AIR WITH KEEpINg HIm IN THE CHAsE FOR HONOURs – AND OUT OF HOspITAL
We all know life in the fast lane can be tough. It knows a rider’s falling before he does.
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Happy place: Joy Room. complete with fountain
House beats are the music of choice
Mezcal Danzantes Traditionally a working class drink. including Ratatat. an agave plant. but for a proper taste of Mexico give mezcal a try. Coldplay and the entire Mexican national football team). smooth and a bit smoky. world-class DJs and musicians (recent revellers include The Black Eyed Peas. Danzantes. VOILÀ Plays host to some of the best international bands. from the Espadín and Tobalá kind.
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FAT CROW Intimate concert hall for 80 people. it’s young but powerful. The queues for this vaunted super club regularly stretch several blocks. The average bottle exceeds an alcohol volume of 45 per cent. MX.
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Queue too long at Joy Room? Here are nearby nearly-as-good alternatives
WOrdS: aLejandrO GarcÍa wILLIamS.joyroomantara. Joy Room has been setting the nightlife agenda in this country’s capital for five years now. is clear. PHOtOGrapHy: ROdrIGO jardÓn (2). Made in extremely small batches using traditional equipment and fair trade politics. A regular haunt of footballers. 20 million-strong Mexico City you’ll find its beating heart: Joy Room. matching anything that New York or Miami has to offer. 11520 www. the champagnefuelled party usually goes on until dawn. with 42 per cent proof. JOY ROOM Is THE HOT sPOT FOR THE RICH AND BEAUTIFUL OF MEXICO
Are you ready for the big time? Close to the centre of sprawling. Muy macho. and shows no sign of relinquishing that hold.PARTY
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JOY ROOM Antara Fashion Hall Mexico City. and each night the venue is packed with more than 800 people. mezcal is made from different types of maguey. with acoustic performances. RAGGA Large disco with a younger crowd and a sushi bar.
so you get up them at full speed up then drop over the other side – it’s like a rollercoaster.com Prices start from €829 for a two-day tour
Arabian sights: Abu Dhabi’s desert is best explored on four wheels
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“Surprisingly. but nothing like the Empty Quarter. This is the sport of driving over huge sand drifts.”
Joost Welmers rode with www.xtremedesert. I found a beautiful five-star resort in the Empty Quarter. Pretty amazing to stay there during your trip. but a lack of population is exactly what makes this part of the world’s largest sand desert the perfect place for dune bashing.com
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DUNE BASHING WITH CLIMBS ANd dROPS OF 400M. so it’s good to have someone experienced with you.
www.” says Joost Welmers. “It’s truly in the middle of nowhere.” qasralsarab. It was so much more than I expected. Real luxury after hours of wind and sand.
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Not sick of the sand? Try blokarting. Never drive out to The Empty Quarter alone.COM (2). These dunes are up to 400m high.dreamdays.
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WORDS: RUTH MORGAN. and while some tour companies offer a quick chauffeured 4x4 ride in the dunes. true petrolheads get behind the wheel of a buggy capable of speeds up to 100kph for two days of unforgettable driving.com
“There are no warning signs in the desert. a digital marketing executive from the Netherlands. The Blue Grill at Yas Island Rotana serves some of the capital’s best cuts in opulent surroundings. The terrain is indescribable – and the driving was so exciting. or land sailing. TACKLING THE wORLd’S BIGGEST SANd EXPANSE ON FOUR wHEELS IS A ROLLERCOASTER RIdE LIKE NO OTHER
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why the barren dunes outside Abu Dhabi are known as The Empty Quarter. I love adrenalin and this was completely different to what I’ve done before. 29.
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which include squats with 100kg. Beginners tend to need slower wheels and bearings. is a six-time inline skating world champion
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Best foot forward: Baena hones her skating technique with biomechanical exercises Cecilia Baena. then the other elements of your athletic life must support that. “Never break a fall with your hands.
Land on one foot.” says Baena. will improve your technique and develop the explosive strength and stamina your legs need for inline. with your upper body leaning forward.” The current world champion also has one crucial piece of advice for those who inline. for just a couple of minutes every day. repeat in the opposite direction.
Repeat the exercise five times. grease up the bearings with a bit of oil. then do the same with the other leg. Red meat gives me cramps. During competition I mostly eat chicken or fish. deadlifts of 80kg and 100 crunches. she complements the wheeled activity with three weekly weight-training sessions.000km a year on your skates and your racing bike. never eating when she feels like it and sticking to a schedule.”
Start in the same position as for the exercise above. just as Cecilia Baena does as part of her training. ILLuSTRATION: HENRI IRAwAN
Bend your leg about 100 degrees. with your left hand in front of you.
WORDS: ULRICH CORAZZA. for a total of five each. but ask for advice in a specialist shop.
Slowly bend your left knee. which should be padded for protection. It’s also vital you choose the right set-up: that depends on the surface you’re skating on. swinging your arms for momentum. She also regulates her nutrition. take a big jump to the right.
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Sidestep explosively to the right.
Keep your right foot off the floor. “You have to load up on carbs before long sessions.
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The quality editing tools available in the Big Lens app take all the pressure out of pressing the button.optrix.com 8
Grip Tight GorillaPod (iPhone.hitcase.99/¤58 www.co.10/¤99 www. the Optrix is the better option. Windows) Most apps or gadgets require multi-photo stitching or a sweep of the camera to capture panoramic images and footage. unlike its rigid forefathers. It isn’t the newest photography app on the market. From £85. but the results are worth it. The iZZi Orbit (3) shifts things up a gear. meaning your phone can become a rugged remote. Its monocoque design is like that used in Formula One cars to protect drivers. it’s bendy. Just flip the clip to go from fisheye to wide-angle. It makes a phone waterproof to a depth of 10m. Now. up to an hour to 5
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achieve the full 360 effect. £19.com 2 ADDITIONAL LENSES (all iPhones) The Olloclip (4) adds three lenses: a fisheye. a lens-spin dial for smooth switching. Once the controller ‘snaps’ into its protective case. but the Bubblescope does it all in a second thanks 7
to its 360 vision. shake-free footage without the hefty price tag of the larger pro models. So if you’re planning on dangling your phone over a cliff edge.20/¤99 www.veho-uk. It has three lenses. iPhone 4/4S/5) This Kickstarterfunded creation gets your phone as close as can be to classic camera-chassis shape. The added bonus of the extra weight and grip is reduced handshake. You’ll need an app such as Time Lapse Pro to process the footage. There’s also space to add an external flash or light. from tree branches to bike frames. Windows) This alien-looking. landscape. But this also comes with a GoPro attachment. and it steadily moves your phone for a professional sweeping shot. a grippable side to reduce shake. Android) Perfect for citizen journalists and amateur filmmakers. Far lighter than a traditional tripod. though there are also multiple tripod mounts for seriously stable shooting. Android. wide-angle and telephoto. allowing you to add the effect of depth of field.tiffen.com Hitcase Pro (iPhone) A slightly more affordable version of the Optrix XD5 (see 2). this tough aluminium add-on enhances your phone’s video capabilities. multi-jointed tripod helps get the shots a shaky hand can’t manage. It can hang off pretty much anything.joby. £24.com 6 Bubblepix Bubblescope (iPhone. £0. but has a rugged aluminium case. £49.snappgrip. and unscrew the wide-angle to reveal the macro – easy.69/¤0. waterproofing and mounting options.95 iZZi Orbit £199. £119/¤139 www. comes with a wide-angle lens for better footage. Though the case can absorb significant shock. which can turn quick snaps into keepers. It gives you the power of a DSLR camera.95/¤23 www.olloclip. this time fisheye.com
WORDS: RUTH MORGAN. the device offers smooth. is mountable on a wide range of harnesses and fixings – and your phone remains usable throughout. with a choice of wide-angle and macro lenses plus a 180-degree external microphone for better sound quality. Android.Snappgrip (Android. £69/¤81 www. the Hitcase offers most of the same benefits in terms of lenses.actionlifemedia.uk 3 4 Veho Muvi X Lapse (all smartphones) This egg-timer-style gadget helps capture great timelapse footage. as well as a second camera for multiple angles.bubblepix. if the light’s not right. PHOTOGRApHY: LUKE KIRwAN
Lovers of action and adventure can now record their expeditions with a phone fit for the task
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Graffiti artist Maser. It’s an oldschool bathing area: you jump off rocks into the sea. too. is Dublin born and bred
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sense of community. Björk. Through graffiti I’ve travelled a lot. the more I realise what a great place it is. It has a great sense of community – even tourists are greeted like family.visitireland. The film In the Name of the Father was shot here and 300 years ago. this festival turns Dublin into a stage for international comedians. heralds the end of the Celtic summer.
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“Tourists here are greeted like family”
South Richmond Street This old pub was taken over by music promoters and turned into a crazy place. with 500 events at over 30 venues. My first studio was here. held on Halloween. It’s been a huge influence on my work. who keeps his real name and age secret.fringefest. Ireland
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PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF MASER (2). and the more I am away from Dublin. there’s good banter.com
Inchicore Road This 18th-century prison inspires me anew every time. It’s a great hangout: a record shop that sells graffiti paraphernalia. I painted a portrait of her in Dublin 8. Yet he’s a constant in the city.
www. Arctic Monkeys. ALL-CITY RECORDS. though. Irish national hero Anne Devlin was imprisoned inside. and you can get pizza from a blue double-decker bus in the garden. it’s the experience. There’s a real
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Vico Road This swimming spot is just next to Bono’s house.
Temple Bar This is where I get all my supplies. HAIRCUTS IN UNEXPECTEd PLACES ANd ALmOST HANGING OUT WITH BONO
Thanks to his occupational camera shyness. ‘The Irish Glastonbury’ has top acts like Fatboy Slim.electricpicnic.
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Held on a huge estate just outside Dublin. I’ve never seen Bono diving in.
www. which is all based on what I encounter in my day-to-day life.CITY GUIDE
Capetown. SPENdING TImE IN HIS HOmETOWN mEANS A STINT IN PRISON. Area around Kevin Street This is old Dublin. Thousands join a huge fancy-dress parade winding its way through Dublin before a huge fireworks display. “It’s where my studio is now. “I was born and raised in south Dublin. There’s a street art gallery there. my work is Dublin. musicians and dancers.
www. It hosts great art exhibitions.
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This is her coming-of-age song. It’s so simple. and this track has the coolest vibe. Ruth are a little-known electronic group from Paris. that’s when press interest starts to disappear. There was a remix I’d hear when I was sneaking out to raves in the ’90s. quiet song from Eno’s Before And After Science. so have so much respect when they’re done perfectly like this. These are the songs that get him through those long studio nights. PHOTOGRAPHY: UNIVERSAL MUSIC (2). everyone in the industry will know about it in no time at all. but there was always an overt French connection in our house. Gris-Gris.
Soak is a wonderfully talented young artist from Derry I’ve been listening to a lot.
Always be friendly.
Meet a lot of people and make contacts. but never manage it so well.
. If you’re an arsehole. This transmits vibrations into the inner ear. The voices keep resonating and create a human echo. and became musical director for Cirque de Soleil’s Zarkana show. You should put less in the way of the song when it’s this strong.com
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WORDS: FLORIAN OBKRICHER.com
If you’re serious about making music. You get the sense that it’s written from a child’s perspective. *Seth Troxler was named DJ of the Year 2012 by electronic music magazine Resident Advisor
www. There’s one incredible section where he and five vocalists each sing the same phrase into a mic positioned between them. still. CHRISTELLE DE CASTRO/RED BULL CONTENT POOL
This is a wonderful song from Dr John’s 1968 debut LP. It’s a style I respond to a lot: things that are very quiet. Sea Creatures is a mature work. I don’t know what he’s saying and I don’t care.
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Don’t put out more than four singles a year. FINISINC.MUSIC
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Nick Littlemore: one half of Australian band Empire Of The Sun
DJ of The Year* Seth Troxler’s golden rules for music biz survival
An empire state of mind
PLAYLIST NICK LITTLEMORE OF FLAMBOYANT AUSTRALIAN DUO EMPIRE OF THE SUN SEES BEAUTY IN MUSICAL SIMPLICITY
Empire Of The Sun were hard to miss when their space-age debut album Walking On A Dream landed in 2008.
Paris has the coolest heartbeat of any city in the world. but nobody has matched the beauty of the original. Now frontman Luke Steele and producer Nick Littlemore have released Ice On The Dune. You need more than a link to your SoundCloud page. a highenergy symphony of Disney disco. Deep house just got a whole lot deeper…
www.COM. I first heard it when I was 21. but that’s all it needs to be. I’ve tried to replicate this many times. What I love about him is that he makes things that are so simple and delicate. No side jobs.redbullmusic academy.
1 Dr John
I Walk On Gilded Splinters
2 Brian Eno
By This River
This is a beautiful.”
Perfect for the music-loving diver: a waterproof MP3 player with headphones that attach directly to the cheek rather than the ear. particularly the catchy single We Are The People. and it wasn’t until years later that I heard the 1980 original.
www.empireofthesun. I always find that the simplest songs are the hardest to write.
When you send out a demo. Most record labels choose to only work with artists they know personally. The way the vocal is delivered is amazing. put it together as a package yourself. Their influences are as colourful as they are diverse: Littlemore recently reworked Elton John’s back catalogue at his request. I’m always grooving to this. you have to give up everything else. but she wrote it when she was just 13 years old. I grew up in Australia. but it’s amazingly insightful – the things she’s discovered things about herself and other people. no distractions.com/ lectures/seth-troxler
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime has been covered a lot.finisinc.
SAVE THE DATE
ink these dates in your diary
The world’s most high-octane sailing series comes to the Welsh capital. hookedkitesurfing.redbullmusicacademy. sounds and smells are all authentically Caribbean.com August 25-26 until August 26
Face the audience
With 250 venues. including Cal Crutchlow. For the sixth year. from Southampton. ReX FEaTUres.500 shows with many – like Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Translunar Paradise (right) – going on to become big hits. a home win.edfringe. and do it with enough grace to have become the most represented nation in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.redbull. This year there are 2. www. at the Hooked Kite Fest. Expect steel bands. PhOTOgraphY: DeaN Treml/Red BUll CONTeNT POOl. www. the Red Bull Music Academy Soundsystem will be there. www. You saw it here first. bringing a host of performing alumni and special guests. Reigning champion Gary Hunt.com
Taking the plunge: Ukranian Anatoliy Shabotenko dives into the Blue Lagoon in 2012
Scotland’s Tough Mudder event promises 12 filthy miles of obstacle-laden challenges just outside Edinburgh. will be joining the rest of the world’s best in home waters next month as the competition comes to Pembrokeshire’s Blue Lagoon in Wales. as ‘The Extreme 40’ fleet sails into Cardiff Harbour for four days of intense offshore racing.com/ motorsports
Get on board
Ireland’s best kiteboarders take on international pro guests on Duncannon Beach. along with fellow Brits Blake Aldridge and newcomer Mat Cowen. Spain’s Dani Pedrosa will be determined to deny British riders.ie
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.extreme sailingseries. County Wexford. the most excellent jerk chicken stalls and sound systems playing everything from reggae to funk. www.
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The MotoGP series heads to Silverstone for four days of two-wheel action. STeVe STills/Red BUll CONTeNT POOl
It seems the English aren’t bad at diving from big heights. co.uk
WOrds: RUTh MOrgaN. the Edinburgh Fringe is the biggest (and funniest) arts festival in the world.com
Dancing in the streets
The Notting Hill Carnival might not be bathed in sunshine. toughmudder.redbullcliffdiving. But it’s not all hard work: finishers will be greeted with free beer and a live band. PaTricK BrOwNe. but the sights.
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