Welcome back trusted and loyal blog followers. I hope you have all been enjoying the summer (or winter to our Aussie friends on the other side of the equator) We have LOTS to tell you this time, I’m so excited I can hardly contain myself. Basically, I have a tale of magical festivals, and of course VidZone update details!!
Global Gathering – Stratford Upon Avon, UK – 24 – 25 July
Sometimes.. Very rarely, VidZone releases me from my shackles and lets me out into the real world ;) Well I say the real world…Global Gathering 2009 isn’t really the real world unless you consider a field full of huge marquees blaring out blistering dance music, Circus rides as high as the eye can see interwoven with the most colourful and imaginatively dressed people you have ever seen running and skipping on the hunt for the perfect mix of beats and bass, rhythm and melody to suit each of their (mostly very) unique dancing styles.
Among others, we got to see loads of VidZone acts including The Prodigy, Armin Van Buuren, ATB, Eric Prydz, The Whip and Mark Knight over what were two days of hedonistic perfection which culminated in one of the most beautiful sunrises that I have seen in the UK ever on Sunday morning. Highlight??…The Prodigy of course :) Check it out on VidZone
Here are a few photos I think show the vibe of festival nicely. Let us know what festivals or good gigs you’ve been to this year?!
The most important feature of the update this week is an addition of ONE THOUSAND more videos. This will mean you need to accept the latest update from the XMB. To see a handful of the best latest added videos, go to Menu > Featured > Latest Videos.
Artist of the Week – Beyoncé
Everyone’s favourite diva has stacked up quite a catalogue of videos over the years since Destiny’s Child. Whether she is ‘Crazy in Love’ or ‘Putting a Ring’ on it she keeps rolling out hit after hit after hit.
Exclusive VV Brown Interview
This retro fringed pop fashonista has blasted onto the scene with a blend of 1950’s pop and modern day electronica. Having supported The Ting Tings and being a backup vocalist for Madonna and The Pussycat Dolls, we were more than privileged that VV Brown took time out of her busy schedule to exclusively chat with us about jealousy, Polaroid’s, evolution and more.
Having a house party? Need a DJ? Well look no further! DJ VidZone comes to the rescue – or should I say VJ?! Black Eyed Peas, Kool and The Gang, Foo Fighters and Wham! will keep you up and partying until the morning (or until the neighbours complain) whatever comes first. Let us know if you’ve had a party with VidZone yet?!
Kids Pop Party
Cancel the clown and the bouncy castle and let VidZone take over the entertainment duties. From Busted to B*Witched this playlist will have your littl’uns bouncing around until it’s time for cake.
Best Artists of the 21st Century
OK, so this is a matter of opinion but I reckon we have got a pretty perfect list of artists that have shaped the sound of the century so far…I won’t give you any examples just in case you don’t agree ;) so check it out for yourself.
Anti Love Songs
Not all of us are into all that vomit-inducing, lovey-dovey ballads which seem to have been constantly around since the dawn of time. With videos like Alice Cooper‘s ‘Poison’ to Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘Every Day I Love you Less and Less’, let’s fight the revolution against the love song!
The Sound of the Streets
Busta to Bizzle and N Dubz to N.E.R.D. This is the sound of the streets. Big urban tunes from all your favourite rappers and artists to play as loud as your system will go.
So.. That’s it I think….. I’m sure I have forgotten something……. oh well I’m sure it wasn’t important. Hope you all have a good week and I will be back soon to give you details of yet more exciting VidZone based stuff. Until then.. Au revoir.