Son of Batman Trailer

Here is the trailer for the new DC universe animated movie- Son of Batman. It’s based off of Grant Morrison’s 2006 graphic novel, Batman and Son. I usually do not like the way Morrison writes Batman because I believe he is usually off the mark when it comes to providing the emotionally depth of the character. He writes Batman as if he is emotionless. While most Batman readers may love to him like this, I like when he has to regulate his emotions for a higher purpose. I always believed that’s one of Batman’s strongest qualities. Being able to be a strong character even though it’s apparent he he’s emotionally tormented. Morrison explores this for a change.  While Dick Grayson, Jason Todd and Tim Drake were son like figures in his Batman’s life, they all provided a different dynamic and contrasting perspectives. Batman & Son was a great story of Bruce Wayne understanding a new person in his life that is so much like him. He has to understand himself more in order to teach his son to be a better and more compassionate hero. Batman & Son is a good read.

 

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Theophlius London

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I have been wanting to do a post about this artist in particular for quite sometime. Usually when I write about music, I say: This artist is one of my favorite or this artist is smooth and makes music that make you move. When it comes to Theophlius London, he is one of a kind in every way possible. While most artists use music to facilitate their personal styles, the Brooklyn native is style and fashion incarnate. He doesn’t dress wild and crazy to get an audience-ahem, Lady Gaga, nor is he Kanye West trying to reinvent style with the use of his music. London is style that has been transformed into a listening form. He reminds the listener/viewer that style is what you make it and that it is important for it to vary with each person. He not only thrives in electronic music, he somehow manages to still be a hip-hop/R&B artist. London is eclectic, all the while being musically balanced and in his music, there isn’t too much of any genre of music to label him as a specific type of artist. He caters to the majority of listeners. Some can argue that he sounds too old school because he has many 80s sampled tracks or too flamboyant, but one thing you can’t argue is that no one in music sounds anything like him. He’s original in a music world where everything on the radio uses the same template of percussion to make a hit. Theophlius London will draw you in with charming ways and his unabated style.

Must Hear:

Jam: 2008

This Charming Mixtape : 2009

I Want You: 2010

Timez Are Weird These Days: 2011

 

 

Moon Boots

Moon Boots is another underground producer that usually sets the internet a blaze with his colorful and smooth electronic tracks. His remixes to songs are what Travis Barker’s are to Hip Hop songs, he doesn’t change them, just enhances them.. Moon Boots tends to produce music that is easy to digest, meaning you can listen to it driving in a car or at club and dance the night away. He finds a way to remix songs and make you love them even more, example – Little Boots, Janet Jackson, CHVRCHES, or Allison Valentine to name a few. One listen to his music and you will find yourself wanting more.

Bit Funk

Bit Funk is one of my favorite underground EDM artist. He usually has wonderful melodic tunes that are easy to love but highly complex. Hailing in from Brooklyn NY, his music is not to be slept on, it’s almost fair to say he’s one of the best in the underground circuit. Here’s a couple of tracks, he will be performing February 22, 2014 at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn NY for just $12.  I’m sure the show will be a lot of fun and will be a chance to dance to some sweet music. If you can, don’t miss out.