This movie looks amazing. With their debut album “The Spirit of Apollo”, the two gringo and brasileiro DJs that make up NASA took a musical sharpie and drew a big fat line between los EEUU and Brasil . In this celebration of norte-sur mashups, brasilian funk is the churrascaria and once it’s lit, los deeyays NASA throw every flavor and cut of meat from around the world onto the flame:
David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab, Z-Trip, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, Method Man…. shall I continue?
Aiaight: E-40, DJ Swamp, RZA, Barbie Hatch, John Frusciante, KRS-One, Fatlip, Slim Kid Tre, Karen O, Ol’ Dirty Bastard… dare I go on?
Okay, let’s do it: Tom Waits, Kool Keith, Kanye West, Santogold, Lykke Li, Sizzla, Amanda Blank, Lovefoxxx, George Clinton, Spank Rock, M.I.A., Nick Zinner…
…você quer mais?
Tudo bem, então: Kool Kojak, DJ Babão, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, DJ Qbert, The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface, DJ AM.
It’s wild. It’s awesome. And now Sam Spiegel and DJ Zegon are pulling back the curtain on project Apollo with a cinematic documentary of their transcontinental collaborations. I guess it’s not all that shocking then that the visual component doesn’t just mean some dork with an iPhone turned on the video. NASA stayed on theme and brought in a mix of global artists and animators to add sight to the sound. You know, just a couple schmoes like …Syd Garon, Shepard Fairey, Splunny, Sage Vaughn, Marcel Dzama, The Date Farmers, Logan, Didiu Rio Branco, Three Legged Legs and Lorenzo Fonda. Get yer tix and GO!