Introducing digital cover #13, starring Irish illustrator and all round creative Oliver Jeffers. We interview Jeffers in our 'Art' section of the new issue.
By Steven Fernandez
The difference between V Energy and everyone else is that when they come up with a crazy new idea, they actually make it happen. The Motion Project is the latest in a long line of V Energy innovations that takes a simple idea and makes it happen in a big way by pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
The mission this time: Making music using only the human body.
To make it happen V Energy brought together the right recipe of know-how. Using music producer Joel Little from Goodnight Nurse, Brandon from the Wyld, a handful of tech guys and visual artists, the team gathered in a Grey Lynn warehouse with nothing but Xbox Kinect technology, Ableton software and a two-month deadline to bring the idea to life.
And it’s finally ready.
The result is a series of sounds samples, used to create music, that can only be activated by movements in the human body. A punch to the left might drop the bass line; a kick to the right might start the vocal track. The number of musical compositions that can be created by the movements in the body is endless.
The music dances to you rather than you dance to the music. Check out here what happened when the V Energy team tried out the technology on the side of a building in Auckland’s Custom St…
And just when you think it would be too hard to compose a full song solely through body movements, V Energy has the first song “Can’t Help Myself” at the ready. Visit their website www.v.co.nz for a listen!
If you want to know more about the V Energy Motion Project and how it came together, check out the webisodes below to see the creative team in action…
Here is digital cover #12, hot actor Joe Manganiello. Starring in hit series 'True Blood,' as the heroic and hot blooded werewolf, Alcide Herveaux, we chat to Manganiello about life after a decade in the industry and what separates the man from the beast.
Photography: Doug Inglish
Fashion: Annie Psaltires
Digital Tech: Maxfield Hegedus
Photo Assistant: Joe Daley
Grooming: Helen Robertson @ Alconeco.com/Celestine Agency
Joe wears t-shirt by ALTERNATIVE APPAREL, chinos by J BRAND.
Mimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion.
So it’s freezing and summer is all but a memory and it's all too easy to look in the mirror and find a dull version of oneself staring back. There is much that can be done to give you back a glow. The most transformational can be the colour of your hair. Long gone is the old mantra 'darker for winter, lighter for summer'. For most people if you’re a brunette, you’re a brunette, if you’re a blonde, you’re a blonde. However there is much that can be done within that to change things up and make the most of you.
The best thing happening in hair colour for winter is warming it up. By adding warmth you perk up a dull skin tone and the right colour choice can do amazing things for your eyes.
A great option for blondes is giving foils a break and try out 'backlighting.' With backlighting your hairdresser uses the already light blonde in your hair and add a root colour like warm honey and drifting the colour out through the hair. This creates depth and makes your blonde look bright in contrast. To finish your hairdresser will tone the old blonde to add a sparkle and softness so there is a lovely merge of the different hues.
If you're a brunette look at woody and mahogany golden browns. Add a range of different highlights throughout the layers to make the most of the movement and bring the hair to life.
The latest in highlighting as seen in the new issue of Remix is 'Flamboyage,' a Davines technique straight out of Italy which gives a grown in, vintage, and natural look. Anyone with any length and hair can try out this look. I’m just loving the results were getting in the salon, a great way to add some lightness or warm hues into hair, plus it's very low maintance. Check out the picture above of one of the Flamboyage looks I did recently.
So if you think it might be time for something new talk to your colourist about different options that work best for your skin tone, it doesn’t always have to be major.
Ethan Hawke stars on the cover of Remix's International Edition, so we thought we'd recreate this as digital cover #11. We interview Hawke in the mag within-a-mag international section of the magazine, about his cinematic career and his latest role in 'The Woman In The Fifth.'
Photographer: Kurt Iswarienko
Fashion: Emily Barnes
Grooming: Lisa Raquel
Fashion Assistant: Chloe Hartstein & Andrew Dochen
Production: Steve Pestana @ State Armored Creative
Ethan wears polo shirt by Bally