So we've come to the end of the week and we have some new and exciting Creative Invites that have launched like Blade Runner 2049 with director and producer Ridley Scott as a judge! The team spent some time watching a crazy live action animation with random creatures, a new music video from Lil Uzi Vert directed by designer/fashion creative director Virgil Abloh, and jammed out to a Dillion Francis remix who always brings the beats. Take a look at what we were up to! 

 

Fatima Saldivar

Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco

Film

Animation Infestation, by Hombre_McSteez
What if you wake up one day to find that some familiar objects in your home have transformed into odd animated characters that would not do what they are supposed to? This video shows a man’s real-life home being taken over by a gang of trouble-making animated creatures—while some of them are everyday items come to life, others appear to be oddly illustrated animals.  

 

Sergio Pareno

Campaign Manager, Los Angeles 

"Slide vs. Single Ladies," Dillion Francis Mix
I heard this mix at a pool party last weekend and I was instantly hooked! Slide was one of the biggest hits for the summer, and the pairing of the instrumental along with Beyonce's Single Ladies was just perfect. Dillion Francis played this mix recently during Coachella 2017 set and I am so bummed that I missed out experiencing this live. I hunted for the song on YouTube, and now, I have the song stuck on repeat when I'm stuck driving in LA traffic!

 

Gilberto Jimenez

Global Social Media / Content Coordinator, Los Angeles

Music

XO Tour Llif3, by Lil Uzi Vert and Directed by Virgil Abloh 
Lil Uzi Vert has just come into main stream knowledge but this rapper has been in the game for a while and gaining huge hits on Soundcloud. One of his latest Soundcloud hits, XO Tour Llif3 became so big, it can now be heard on the radio and social channels everywhere. Lil Uzi Vert is an odd guy to say the least as he is not like your average rapper, he has more of a "gothic" take and his greatest inspiration is Marilyn Manson. With influences like this, it's easy to explain the aesthetics of this music video he just released. The music video is very dark, ominous, creepy and very vampire like. Directed by Virgil Abloh, with his background in architecture and past creative director for Kanye West, the music video in my opinion is really good. It's extremely artistic, the angles, lighting, cuts, transitions; it's all done purposefully and seems very industrial just like Virgil Abloh's designs and signature. Have a look, and let me know what you think about the music video in the comments below. 

  

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