When we get together

We wanted to do a posting of the various projects Planet Disco creators and friends have been getting into here on Planet Earth. This is our first multimedia post, which features film, animation, and music. All of our favorite things!

Lets start out on a light note shall we, check out this film trailer for the series of short Monster Films by the Planet Disco Producers!

Monster Minis !

More information on Monster Minis on imdb.com

Give a listen and a watch to the new motion reel from the creators of Planet Disco!

We also wanted to feature a new remix by HeartBeats:
Ghost Showing (HeartBeats Remix) by HeartBeats
With vocals from IamDiscoBunny –

remix too wild? Check out the more synth laden original version below:

Parkway Foley – Ghost Showing by Mr. Shave

<3ing IamDiscoBunny’s vocal ability.. looking forward to more from all of these artists! Good Stuff.

Thoughts on the Target Boycott

Here at Planet Disco, we are equalists. Our bottom line is promoting an environment of equal opportunity, not only on a societal level, but on a environmental level as well. This effort is massive.

We believe in the right to believe or not believe in what god you chose, as long as Your god or lifestyle is not promoting violence.

Here’s what we wrote on the Boycott Target page on Facebook that now has over 45,000 members in just a few days.

“BOTTOM LINE IS, ITS ABOUT EQUALITY – it starts here and is important on a global scale. Hate is not something we have time to worry about – especially under the guise of Christanity. If Jesus was alive today, he would be displeased with any action that promoted any sort of hate. At the time, the hot issues were Whores (who were primarily of a heterosexual nature mind you) he said love all – So LOVE ALL – apologies go a little way but making action to work towards equality for all beings on this planet is the first step to reaching the highest state of consciousness. I’m not saying Gays are the new Whores but they are the new hot topic that people want to hate – so get the facts and spread the message of love not hate. Discriminating against homosexuals is no different then discriminating against someone because of their race, nationality, gender, hair color, etc.

There has been something for everything from the beginning of time. Homosexuality has been accepted part of many cultures throughout history, and in fact, in many Native American cultures, especially on the west coast, they were viewed as Shaman. In ancient Rome, when Christanity was really hitting the mainstream as a major religion, because mind you, no matter what, religion is created by man who is simply hoping to fathom whatever God may or not be, this was a common practice. The art that surrounded it was censored by new Christians who also saw to the downfall of a major capitol. All their systems failed. So why is it that you think your systems are struggling now? Drop the hate or be doomed to repeat history. Hate has been the collapse of every major society throughout history. Just think what we can create Together, if for once, we learn from our mistakes in the past?

In the same passage in the Bible that warns against homosexuality, it also warns about coveting thy neighbors wife, or premarital sex, and so on. There can not be double standards. To condemn homosexuality with such fervor, then one must also punish all those that go against its warnings. Since that is not possible nor practical for this day in age, then one must also make amends with what frightens them so about homosexuality. Always get the facts and all sides of the story. You wouldn’t send to hell, your grown children for sleeping with their future spouses or dates of a heterosexual nature, and I’m sure many at target weren’t virgins before getting married, so lets drop the hate, the Bible was written how many years ago? For a time period long passed. We must continue to spread love and continue the good writings not that of hate. ”

Join the conversation here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Target-Until-They-Cease-Funding-Anti-Gay-Politics/147077835306202

Spread Love.

Always Dig

So playlists have been added to the Animation section (click the animation link for content). You can now view all the playlists of the great music you hear in the Planet Disco Animation series! Check it out now! Hear a catchy tune you like? Go find it. Remember kids, always keep digging in those crates, vinyl or otherwise. New Music is never far away.

Episode 2
Minitel Rose – “Business Woman”
Dizzee Rascal – “Dance Wiv Me” (Shazam remix)
ZZT – “Lower State of Consciousness” (Justice remix)
Mightyfools – “Amsterdam” (AC Slater remix)
Empire of the Sun – “We are the People” (Shazam remix)

Episode 1
The Chromatics – “Hands in the Dark”
Putsch ‘79 – “Asian Girls”
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 – 1. Non Allegro
Daft Punk – “Digital Love”

Follow up Thoughts

Now is the time for companies that were invested in oil, to turn their interests to alternative fuel plans that are eco-balance-friendly – and for the companies that have already been working towards this or within this industry (alternative fuels), to receive the funding they need through investors and government.

We must really concentrate our efforts to find a way to co-exist in a sustainable manner with our planet, in order to regain harmony for all beings on this planet, now, and in the future.

This 4th of July, Get the Facts

*any external links that you click on in a post, simply close to return to the planet disco website

I have to say, its hard to feel very festive today when there is so much death happening to the earth. This BP oil spill has got planet earth majorly out of balance. The facts are, that oil comes from rot. Oil is biodegraded plants, animals, etc. Its literally, liquid death. It stores naturally under the earth in a way that keeps it in balance with the living. But because of this recent accident, which could of easily of been prevented by BP, when A: they dug the well, by enforcing it properly and B: when engineers suggested shutting it down for repair – instead BP insisted that it pump pump pump. All they cared about is their very short term bottom line. They were greedy and short sighted. Well look what is happening to their company now. Its bleeding millions of dollars. This spill will now cost Billions of dollars to be cleaned up. Planet Disco isn’t advocating the complete discontinuing of drilling for oil, however, we are trying to push for alternative resources to be put into practice asap. It starts right at home.

A Zen Car would be a lot better commuter car or one of the other alternatives that are out there.

On this day (and all days), at your BBQ’s and parties and firework shows, clean up your messes! Reduce the amount of plastic you are using! Recycle everything you can! Be thankful for your loved ones and be safe. Don’t get distracted by labels, like “Liberal” and “Conservative” – all they do is draw lines in the sand and prevent anything from getting done. Get Honest and Get the Facts!

Here is a video that was banned in the US that was done by 60 Minutes Australia. It is hard to find hence the low quality of it as it streams on the net:
BP Oil Spill

However, this is just one example of over consumerism that is negatively effecting the earth, and will drastically change all of our ways of living in our lifetime. In this day in age, for the first time as humans, we are truly faced with the most real-world scenario for extinction that we have ever faced. To get a better understanding of what this actually looks like, please review the art of Chris Jordan

Not touched upon yet, which is also very important, is the loss of the rainforest. An animation created by the founder of Planet Disco was created awhile back to illustrate this problem. Rainforest Deforestation Statistics

We love cars we love technology we love life, but we want to encourage everyone, to do everything within their means to get educated on the world around them and do their part to the best of their ability. Give back as much as you take. Get Creative with your solutions or the way you advocate these topics.

Happy 4th! Love the Earth!

Julia vs. The Man pt1

So for my first media related post I’m going to touch on some fun pop remixes I’ve been discovering lately. And also, their video reworks as well! Now, more then ever, pop culture is being influenced by dance music, and vice versa with artists such as Lady Gaga, who, regardless of if you like her music or not, is continuing to bring dance music to the masses and make it more palatable for the mainstream. Whatever your take on this is, if you are a dance music artist, this can only help you, as more and more people can understand the music that really moves you! For the dancers, who are the other part of the formula, there are more people to dance with!

Here is some videos that I’ve found that are a very good time! Brought to you by Smash Vidz on Vimeo.
Rihanna – Rude Boy (TC Remix)

Check out the other videos on Smash Vidz for more popalicious delights!

Now back to the underground…….

Moving Forward

The pictures are up from the exhibit. (scroll down) I took them right before breaking everything down. I intended the space to be interactive so wanted to capture what it looked like after being up for a week.

Everything was pretty much intact, except there were finger prints everywhere, somebody inserted their biz card into my display, there was a left over champagne bottle and someone might have destroyed my KRK Rokits (my sweet little studio monitor speakers shown in the corner), which isn’t confirmed yet as I have yet to retest them at home. Hopefully the speakers still work, as I hope to rock out some new original music soon, or collabs and whatnot and need them for my home studio (though its not like they are my only pair of speakers, ;) you know how we do! Generally I wouldn’t leave nice equipment like that unattended however it was for a design exhibit, my first of the like, so I may have to view them as a casualty of art.

Moving forward, this section of the blog will serve to host found items. Mainly of a digital nature, like many standard blogs, and regular postings about the site itself. The internal pages will be more exclusive to Planet Disco approved or created content. I’m getting the animation into a gallery form so that it may be featured here, and adding a beginning and an end to the game.

Additionally, I’d like to host some of the scans of the drawings I did that were used in the animation, as all the celebrities were hand drawn. I originally intended the exhibit to be as paper free as possible, however since these assets were created, I would have liked to have included them in the exhibit. Being a motion designer, I was so concerned with the digital aspect, I didn’t think of that until the day of the show and by then it was too late. (though the drawings had obviously been created well before animation was finished) Maybe next time. Ha.

This site, like the story being told by the animation, is something that will evolve and unfold gradually.

Coming soon! Planet Disco Episode 2!

Last day of Exhibit

Today (May the 22nd) is the last day Planet Disco will be up as an exhibit. Come by, grab a business card and a postcard (they’re free!) and check things out. A nice show to see while you still can! (read below posts for location, etc.) :D