The first in a series of definitive short films from the Red Bull Music Academy, we turn our attention to DFA: the iconic NYC record label that got the indie kids to dance. Narrated by Marc Maron, it features music and appearances from James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Holy Ghost!, The Juan MacLean, Shit Robot, Sinkane, YACHT and many more!
A Red Bull Music Academy film
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Directed by Max Joseph
Ben Harper is helping to raise money for the family of Australian pro skateboarder Lewis Marnell, whose untimely death in January at the age of 30 left his family in dire financial straits. A lifelong skateboarding enthusiast and friend to skaters around the world, Harper has reunited with the Innocent Criminals for the first time since 2007 to re-record the song “Jah Work” from his 1997 album, “The Will to Live.” The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to the Lewis Marnell family memorial fund.
“Lewis was a brilliant artist and athlete not to mention a truly beautiful soul. We loved him and his contributions to skating, and we thought a song would be a wonderful way to celebrate his life and help his family.” said Harper.
Marnell died Jan. 18 from complications of diabetes, a disease he lived with from the age of 10. He did not allow his condition to impede his meteoric skateboarding career. He skated with such passion and style that can’t be replicated, he made all his tricks look effortless and his love for life was infectious. In 2008 he made his mark when he went pro for Almost Skateboards and he was named Skater of the Year from Australian skateboarding magazine slam. Marnell got married in late 2012, and died only a few months later, leaving his family with a large debt. Global efforts to help the family financially ensued, with Harper’s being the latest.
All proceeds go the family of Lewis Marnell
Director Chris Crutchfield shows you the Coachella Music Festival like you’ve never experienced before. He’s strapped a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition camera to his head and headed into the desert for an insane weekend of energy and lights.
Henry Rollins, lead singer of Black Flag, rock icon, author, and public speaker has become a bit of a social activist in recent years. Speaking on social injustices and international affairs, Rollins spends a lot of his time traveling the globe, standing in the gap for those living in the margins. More specifically Rollins has spent a lot of time in Africa, helping the organization “Drop in the Bucket” bring clean drinking water to the local people. The organization strives to alleviate the problem of millions of people being without safe drinking water in sub-Saharan Africa, by building wells. For more information, visit dropinthebucket.org Directed and edited by Eliot Rausch.