Dusted Wax Kingdom – The Trip-hop Netlabel

(click here to watch on the Vimeo site: http://vimeo.com/rumena/dustedwax)

running time: 17:05 min.

Some people collect records. Mitko is different – he collects artists.
Find out what drives the Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel and meet one of the people
behind modern Trip-hop in this 17-minute short documentary.

The Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel, based on the Black Sea coast in Varna, Bulgaria,
has been releasing Trip-hop music for over five years.
Everything they create is shared for free with their listeners,
spreading the love and passion for old-school samples and beats.

Some of them only do it for the fun; others are making great money
out of a new and unique business model.
Find out how they create, why they release their music independently
and what inspires them to keep going.

This is the first ever documentary film about a netlabel, made in Bulgaria.
It is released under a Creative Commons license.

The film looks at the digital phenomenon of netlabels,
using the Dusted Wax Kingdom as a case study.

It features a high quality, free, fully Creative Commons licensed Trip-hop soundtrack
with unique music from the netlabel.

To find out more about the Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel, visit dustedwax.org

If you enjoyed the film, please share it and help more people find out about this unique music.


Final Project Proposal + CW2 Proforma


Dusted Wax Kingdom – The Trip Hop Netlabel


Some people collect records.
Dimitar is different – he collects artists.

Find out what drives the Dusted Wax Kingdom netlabel and meet some of the people behind modern trip-hop, in this 10-minute short documentary.

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Memory Artefact – Process and development + assorted notes

Five days before the Memory deadline, I had no idea what I would do. But instead of sitting quietly in the corner, I decided to just say I don’t have a clue and see what comes out of it. It happened during a development workshop, and I ended up in a conversation with my tutor about my concept of memory, how I keep memories, that the last 5 years of my life have been mostly ‘living out of a suitcase and a laptop’… Having no place to call yours means you don’t want to accumulate stuff, and you need to justify each possession you have for its functionality first, and then any emotional value.

So in the digital age, this means digitising everything that could be digitised, storing and backing up as much information as possible ‘in the cloud’, and literally living online. I recently came up with the phrase ‘Home is where my email is’, and in my case it can’t be closer to the truth.

So having all this in mind, and keeping the very basic meaning of the word ‘memory’ as in keeping memories, and also as the technological, digital meaning of ‘bits and bites of data and storage’, I started developing a few statements and asking questions that might help shape an idea.

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