Category: Video

How to Make a Kandi Cuff – Video

Are you getting ready for your next concert or festival? Make sure you have lots of kandi to trade!

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “kandi” are stretchy bracelets made with plastic “pony beads” that ravers make and trade with one another at electronic dance music concerts. They often say the names of artists, have EDM lyrics, or have some sort of pixel art on them. Many ravers just make dozens of single strand kandi, which are very easy to make. Other ravers get extremely into their kandi, creating “cuffs” made of several rows of beads all tied together into one piece. Single row bracelets are nice and all, but have you ever wondered how to make one of these cool cuffs? Watch EDM Party’s tutorial below, and get started!

I hope that that tutorial was useful! Hopefully you can all make some nice cuffs for your next concerts. 🙂

 

Also, If you follow the link below, you can see a photo slideshow of all of the kandi in my personal collection. (Also, look for the girl wearing these kandi at Electric Daisy Carnival New York, if you’ll be there!)

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Mat Zo & Porter Robinson – Easy (Official Video) – Review

Mat Zo & Porter Robinson - Easy - Official Album Art

If you’ve already seen the music video for Mat Zo and Porter Robinson’s “Easy,” then you already know that the video is absolutely amazing.

The story tells of a professional model named Maki Yatto and her blue pet Evander. (Names courtesy of The Line) Maki is tired of her profession and of her life. She ignores phone calls from her Manager, deciding she can’t take it anymore, throwing a bomb in her bag, and leaving her mansion in the city. She speeds away on her motorcycle and detonates the bomb, killing herself, along with Evander and the entire city. Afterwards, Maki and Evander end up in a dream-like afterlife world where everything is perfect, and they are happy. The music video is drawn in an anime style, with visuals that just compliment the track perfectly.

It’s a simple concept, but when synced up to “Easy,” it just invokes so much more power and emotion to the viewer. Watching in fullscreen 1080p, when I reached the 0:30 second mark, the panning view of the city with the gorgeous melody in the background is just so powerful that it gave me goosebumps (and even made a tear well up in my eye). It just makes you really sympathize with Maki, as to almost feel the reasons why she keeps doing what she’s not happy with. She clearly just doesn’t want to lose what she has in life, even if there’s things that tell her otherwise. But, she decides to indeed end her life, because it just proves to be too much for her, so she leaves to do so. The animation in the scene is beautiful, and the music is even better.

I also can’t help but fall in love with Evander. I mean, he’s just this cute little blue Pokemon-like creature that flies around with a huge smile always on his face. What can be better? He’s adorable.

If there’s one thing that this video does perfectly, it’s the way that it fits to the music. At 1:31, when the scene is just Maki driving on her motorcycle, the part of the track with the robotic-style voice is very appropriate to the scene. It really symbolizes the fact that something is about to happen, and serves as a great interlude in the song. Then, it rapidly changes at 2:00. That same powerful melody reintroduces itself with the detonation of the bomb, and is just even more beautiful when she throws her hands up into the air. And then again at 2:15 with music change to the amazing rainbow line-art animation that shows them in bliss right after they die. The scene changes just wonderfully correspond with the song.

There’s one thing I know: “Easy” is definitely the greatest music video this year.