Transmission LA: Art Exhibition w/ Mike D

Whatuppers Wurld,

Our local LA Peeps, if you haven’t had a chance to check this out yet, you better ask somebody! Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (The Beastie Boys) Mike D curated a dazzling art exhibit entitled Transmission LA.  In conjunction with the Mercedes-Benz & Avant Garde Diaries, this-17 day installation is blowing minds at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los AngelesPitchfork Media filmed Mike D as he walks us through pieces by Sage Vaughn, Tom Sachs and Ben Jones. In true rock star fashion, heavy hitting performances by Santigold, Thom Yorke, Stones Throw Records, Diplo, James Murphy have been laying down the audible pleasures.  Be sure to visit the exhibition thru Sunday May 6, 2012.  Check out MOCA website for all details.  This is absoultely #SwitchFlipCertified!

-SwitchFlip Media

Dr. Dre & Snoop: 2Pac Hologram performance at Coachella 2012

Whatido Wurld,

As most of us on Planet Earth has heard or seen by now, Dre & Snoop have outdone themselves w/ their performance at Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012.  Yes, the 2Pac Hologram was even more exciting “live” than any of these videos can do justice!  The surprise “performance” of “Hip Hop’s Elvis” was bittersweet to say the least.  It really looked and sounded like Pac….to the point that many of us old enough to remember Mid 90′s performances by these guys together would’ve sworn they’ve been “quantum leaped” back through time.  SwitchFlip was lucky enough to witness this spectacle from the VIP section, which was the greatest finale concert performance of the year thus far (in our opinion). To see these guys perform “Deep Cover” (their initial hit song 20 years later) and witnessing them command the masses alongside special guest Eminem…not sure if anything else would’ve made Coachella 2012 complete.

Ed Ulbrich (Chief Creative Officer of Digital Domain) described their hologram creation as “most complicated thing that can be done” when fusing synthetic human beings with live performance technology.  Ulbrich goes on to say that Dr. Dre has a massive vision for using holograms in the future.  Although the “cat’s out of the bag” for Weekend 2 Coachella peeps, this will still blow you away when you see it w/ your own eyes.  Snoop & Dre are already planning to include Hologram 2Pacon a limited tour alongside Eminem, 50 Cent & Wiz Khalifa.  As the industry awaits a release date for Dr. Dre’s Detox, instead of holding your breath for the album, enjoy these new technological wonders Andre Young (Dre) has blessed us with in the form of Dr. Dre Beats headphones and now the first of many holograms to come!  Long live 2Pac!

#SwitchFlipCertified PS:  Peep the full length Snoop & Dre performance below as a bonus.  SwitchFlip had to throw in Eminem’s as well.  We are gonna start saving up in case there’s a 2Pac, Biggie, Michael Jackson Hologram Tour w/ DJ Marvin Gaye (backed by Ray Charles on the keys).

-SwitchFlip Media




Jay-Z: Amex Sync Show Live at SXSW

Whatagwan Peeps,

In case you missed it yesterday, American Express sponsored a live stream of Jay-Z live at Austin’s SXSW.  Now you can relive the experience yourself by logging into Amex’s YouTube page and peeping the full length performance through the rest of the week.  They are also offering a free poster once you login via Twitter.  I’ll Let Amex do the talking…peep it by clicking the image below.  How BALLER is Jay-Z…live stream concert from one of the biggest industry showcase events, and getting Amex on board.  Classy+ Hi Tech = #SwitchFlip Certified indeed!

-SwitchFlip Media

Steve Jobs: Rest In Peace

Steve Jobs: Creator of Apple, Inc.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” -Steve Jobs

Whoa. Profound. An American Hero & Worldwide Trendsetter. Earthlings will miss you dearly.


Zoe Bell: “Angel of Death” coming out on DVD

What’s Happenin’ Peoples,

Some of you who follow my blog may know that my homegirl Zoe Bell was one of the original switchflip entries on this site.  Some of my nerdy friends may’ve caught her this weekend at Comic Con 2009 in San Diego.  Well if you didn’t, you can check out “Angel of Death” on before it goes off air at the end of this weekend.  The full series is slated to be released via DVD and the gang at Sony/Crackle have been doing a bang up job promoting this awesome show!

zoe bell angel of death

zoe bell angel of death

With several projects slated to be released this year, Zoe Bell continues to craft her acting chops in more ways than just your typical “uberhot” action hero.  The word on the street is that the following titles are already in Post Production: “Game”, “Bitchslap” “Whip It”, and “Chronicles of Nerm”.

Click the poster link to check out “Angel of Death” at this weekend only….or don’t and then go by the DVD!

Can’t wait to have some cocktails in our hood soon Zoe…Cheers!