La Plata is the third and final video from the Magnetica suite. It was shot entirely on the Northwestern Coast of Colombia in the Department of Choco, in the region known as Nuqui. There are no roads to take you to Nuqui, either a 12 hour boat ride or a two and a half hour small plane journey. The population is almost entirely Afro-Colombian and Indigenous (mainly Embera) and once a year there’s a festival. Quantic headlined the festival in 2013 and brought Nidia along and B+ to shoot. What you see here was made over a period of three days between intense heat, long nights of drinking and period of waiting for the solar power to recharge the batteries. Much love and gratitude is due to our new friends in Nuqui.
(All photos: © B+/Mochilla)
In April of this year Cat Jimenez (old friend of Mochilla and amazing photo curator) asked B+ to preview his forthcoming long awaited book for the Society of Publishing Designers. Over three nights he worked with Mike Park to make this short slide show. Using music from our friends Sly 5th Ave., Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Flying Lotus these two and half minutes give you a small glimpse of what should be an important book. Part retrospective, part photo essay Ghostnotes: Photography by Ear, Music by Eye promises to make you look at your music differently and hear your photographs in a new way. Stay tuned.
Directed and Filmed by: B+
Edited by: Luke Lynch
The first official single from Quantic’s freshly announced ‘Magnetica’ album is “Duvidó” featuring Portuguese resident, Angolan born vocalist Pongolove. Premiered by The Guardian, with a stunning video filmed by B+ in Colombia, the vinyl and digital single drops on 17th March ahead of the LP release in May.
Directed and Edited by: Eric Coleman (Mochilla)
Produced by: Haley Potiker
Cinematographer: Jerry Henry
1st AC: Alfredo Lopez
Stylist: John Carlos deLuna
Make Up: Mari-Gail del Rosario
Special thanks to: DJ Big Bert, Skate Depot and the entire roller skating community.
At a moment when disco’s biggest claim to fame is the latest transmission from a pair of chic French androids, it’s refreshing to hear a funkier, more visceral strain. The Bay Area-based duo of Myron & E aren’t afraid to sweat for their grooves, as proven in the video for “Do It Do It Disco” with an assist from Finland’s Soul Investigators. The clip above, directed by Mochilla’s Eric Coleman, finds our hosts lacing up at Cerrito’s Skate Depot alongside the actual patrons who frequent the Southern California hub every Thursday night. Dj Big Bert spins classic roller skating hits, elders play dominos and custom skates rule the day. Meanwhile, Myron & E provide the perfect score.
-Chris Martins (Spin.com)
Director: B+ (Brian Cross)
Producer: Thalma de Freitas
Sound Recording: Benjamin Tierney
Production Assistance: Azul 213 Amaral and Sufia Toorawa
Location: Hardware Studio, Los Angeles
On June 1st, King, the vocal trio from Minnesota began their month long residency at the Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles. The opening act was a tall, charismatic, and talented young artist named Moses Sumney. Sumney’s music is a tender combination of singer-songwriter soul with a tough and sometimes daring series of vocal loops. Performing by himself, he was openly nervous and dealt with it with a bright sense of humor. However, as soon as the music started, his gift overcame any timidity making the delighted audience scream at the end of every song, each time louder. I approached him afterwards and we struck up a conversation. Later that evening I thought it might be nice for Mochilla to help showcase his talent. This video is what came of that thought. Just one take, no edits, no corrections, no after effects, just pure soul.
-Thalma de Freitas
Shot & Directed by: Eric Coleman (Mochilla)
Produced by: Shane Sakanoi & Azul Amaral
Editor: Luke Lynch
Stylist: John Carlos de Luna
Cast: Iliana Carter, Miguel Cabrello and Christina “Shorty” Sanchez
Make up: Rachelle Llanes
2nd Camera: Cee Brown & Azul Amaral
Crew: Nic Cabrera, Haley Ptiker, Tim Nable and Bo Lee
Special thanks to: Ruben Molina, George Miller, Soulera 5150, and the entire Southern Soul Spinners, Cousuelo at the UFW Hall and the City of Industry, Groupe Car Club, Hardware Studio, Johnny Simmons and Stephen Serrato.
Kelan Phil Cohran was interviewed by Carlos Niño at The Last Bookstore
Film Directed and Edited by Eric Coleman
Photography by Mike Park and Eric Coleman
Audio Recorded and Mixed by Diego Herrera
This offering is a creative collaboration between dublab & Mochilla
Mochilla productions brings a vintage feel to the brand new music video for @EllisMuzikChild (eldest son of the late great Alton Ellis). The black-and-white finds Chris Ellis pursuing the gorgeous girl of his dreams on a motorscooter. Produced by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, the swinging track features a hot DJ verse from Bay-C of dancehall supergroup TOK—who plays the cab driver driving the runaway girl’s getaway car. Will true love save the day? Will Chris catch up with his lady? There’s only one way to find out.
Christopher Ellis : Dont Change Your Number (featuring Bay C)
Director and Photographer B+
Producer Tashara Lee Johnson
Editor Luke Lynch
Assistant Camera Garth Daley
Stylist Tamo Ennis
Make Up and Assistant Emily Newland
Art Director Kayla Shaw Warren
Runner George Smith
Special thanks to the kind people of Port Royal, Jamaica.
Directed by Eric Coleman
Produced by Quelle Chris | Featuring DJ GroWeyez
Special thanks to ShadyLA, SWRV and Jamerson for styling.
watch here: https://vimeo.com/59174167
Photography by Mike Park and Eric Coleman
Editing by Mike Park