Here’s a behind the scenes clip of a shoot for Twin Magazine at MC Motors featuring model Freja Beha Erichsen photographed by Boo George.
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Drop the Lime – “Hot as Hell”
Here’s a whole chunk of tantalising rockabilly to get your teeth into!
The Depository recently entertained the boys from Love Hate Productions as they brought New York based DJ and producer Drop the Lime over to record the video to his new tune “Hot as Hell”. Recently snapped up by Ministry of Sound Drop the Lime, AKA Luca Venezia, is the man behind Brooklyn’s notorious Trouble and Bass club night. With his influences stretching across the musical spectrum to include genres as diverse as Northern Soul, grime and minimal techno “Hot as Hell” manages to fuse rockabilly and dance together in a way that wouldn’t seem possible.
The catchy tune is currently big in England with the likes of Annie Mac and Zane Lowe while Switch and Diplo have been rinsing it the other side of the pond. Everyone knows what a bit of upbeat country and western can do to a party so we might just see this one take off! Look out for its release in January and check out his official site for European tour dates.
For any East London locals out there see if you can spot any of the Dalston institutions dotted throughout the video!
The Genius of British Art
This season Channel 4 have been celebrating the way in which art has shaped and forged Britain and it’s identity with its “Genius of British Art” series. Narrated by cultural icons such as David Starkey and John Snow the weekly series has been run in conjunction with The National Gallery as part of their Friday Lates programme. Each week a chosen presenter has delved into a specialist theme on how art has influenced British culture and helped nurture our national psyche. Beginning during the reign of Henry VIII and ending with the YBA era of Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst the landmark series spans half a millenia baring witness to unprecedented shifts in attitudes and values.
The shows present us with some classic dinner table fodder such as David Starkey’s comparison between Hans Holbein and Mario Testino (and their portraits of Henry VIII and Princess Diana respectively) as well as recent Booker prize winner Howard Jacobsen challenging the cultural assumption of the “Victorian prude” with his exposé of an erotic underbelly of provocative, sexual art (though with a moral conscience of course!).
We managed to have all 6 national treasures at MC Motors for the publicity shots by Jude Edgington. Below is a synopsis of all six episodes of which you can watch any by following this link through to the 4oD website.
Episode 1 “Power and Personality”
Historian Dr David Starkey examines how royal portraiture from Henry VIII to Princess Diana has had an enduring influence on the iconic power of personality.
Episode 2 “Art for the People”
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford shows how our sense of identity was changed forever by the most distinctively British artist this country has ever produced: William Hogarth.
Episode 3 “Flesh”
Writer Howard Jacobson celebrates the way British artists depict sex and desire, and argues that the most compelling expression is to be found where we might least expect it: in the art of the Victorians.
Episode 4 “Visions of England”
At a time when Britain’s contemporary art world has been dominated by the ‘Sensation’ generation of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, it’s easy to dismiss English landscape art as nothing more than tea towel culture. That would be a big mistake, argues Sir Roy Strong.
Episode 5 “Modern Times”
Modern Art has made us who we are and it has certainly made Janet Street Porter who she is. Beginning in the stifling 1950s, Janet revisits her teenage years to show how modern art has been at the forefront of social and cultural changes, which define Britain today.
Episode 6 “The Art of War”
Former war reporter Jon Snow presents a timely reminder of how British artists have expressed and defined our response to the horror of war and, in the process, have triggered a debate about the role of art in British life. As the grandson of a First World War general, it’s a story with a personal resonance for Jon.
Mix it up with Vintage
If you’ve seen the latest Marks and Spencer’s advert on TV and thought some of the locations looked faintly familiar you’ll be pleased to know those cognitive skills are still as alert as ever!
We welcomed Lisa Snowdon, Ana Beatriz Barros, VV Brown and Twiggy to the upstairs room of our MC Motors location. Set to Cheryl Lynn’s disco classic “Got To Be Real” the iconic advert highlights key autumn items such as the aviator jacket and military coat as well as paying tribute to the return of tartan check.
The ad also higlights this autumns “Vintage Chic” trend and we think our dilapidated walls compliment this superbly. Full credit to their design team for their vision and creative set dressing!
Look out for our space from 0.30 mins onwards! (We can’t lay claim to the airfield or Millennium Bridge unfortunately!)
Pixie Lott – “Broken Arrow”
Hot off the press, here’s the brand new video for Pixie Lott’s new single “Broken Arrow” filmed at our Depository location and produced by our friends at Mercury.
Pixie and her lovely mum Barbara are regular visitors to our locations having done numerous shoots as well as the video to her first ever number one, “Mama Do”, at MC Motors.
While Mama Do was an upbeat track involving an urban dance off, motorbikes and a huge fluffy mattress “Broken Arrow” has a softer beat showing a more mature, love-affected Pixie.
The song definitely shows Ms Lott in a different light and if past experience is anything to go by don’t be surprised to see it topping the charts within the next few weeks!
Pre-order it here and watch the video below….