We all get hooked on something from time to time, whether it be chain-watching television shows on Netflix or taking those trending Buzzfeed quizzes. For us right now, it's marathoning Japanese cooking shows on YouTube. Why? We're not quite sure, but be warned: once you start, you may not be able to stop. Here's a roundup of the four best Japanese cooking channels we've encountered thus far (in no particular order).
Ochikeron fits into our "adorable" category. She's gorgeous, makes awesome looking food, and occasionally films a how-to on making an unbearably cute bento box for lunch. Not to mention, she ends each video with a lilting "And now it's done!" that never gets old. Though her video for Kabocha (Pumpkin) Miso Soup makes our mouths water, we decided to include one of her bento tutorials below (for a Despicable Me lunch).
Another Grammy Night has come and gone, and with it the slew of victors dash into the limelight while the rest of the nominees head back to their other indicators of massive success. But The Grammy’s are about so much more than a statuette on your mantle. They’re an opportunity for artists, industry, and fans alike to wax poetic about who won, who should have won, and why the whole thing is just a big f*** up anyway. And, while you’re doing that, why not do so with champagne in hand? Bubbly and gossip flowed in droves this Sunday night at the Pandora Grammy Awards After-Party brought to you by StubHub, at CREATE Nightclub, all to the thumping beats of Adrian Lux’s SICK live DJ set…. And yes, dear reader, Joonbug was there.
In lieu of Armin Van Buuren's recent Armin Only: Intense tour, he has since come out with bi-weekly road movies to capture what it's like to be on the road for this journey. Armin, as always, is characterized by his easy-going yet professional manner, showing true qualities of a tour veteran. Unlike most tour videos that will capture only the insane and 'fun' aspects of DJ's touring, Armin's road movies show a different quality. It delves deep into the production that goes into the shows, as well as, the crew that supports his tour immensely.
Luke Bond is an up-and-coming Trance artist signed onto Gareth Emery's music label, Garuda Music. Producing only the latest and refreshing sounds of Trance, Garuda label has done it again producing Luke Bond's 'On Fire' single featuring Roxanne Emery on the vocals (she also happens to be Gareth Emery's sister).
Check out the music video below:
1. Harlem Shake
This unplanned, random video sparked an internet epidemic. It started with one and then people from all over the world were doing it- at work, during class, even underwater. Check out the original video that started it all.
2. What Does the Fox Say
Ever sit at home and wonder what sounds animals make when humans aren't around? Well apparently the boys of Ylvis had the same idea. Their "The Fox" song made a splash this year and become one of those annoyingly catchy songs that you just couldn't get out of your head. And the video is just as bizarre as the song itself. Check out the video below to see what the fox says.
Back in December, we announced that party duo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, were going to livestream their first ever solo show, 'Bringing Home The Madness,' here. In case you missed their grand performance via livestream, the duo has released their 2-hour set on Youtube.
Held in Belgium's biggest stadium, Antwerp's Sportpaleis, the entire stadium looks like a full house. According to the numbers, more than 35,000 attended this show, wow! The production behind this show were backed up by Tomorrowland producers, which can explain the immense stage and lights that can accomodate to a show this size.
Turn up the volume! Award-winning party duo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, are bringing their first ever solo show, 'Bringing Home The Madness' to fans at home via YouTube's livestream. The duo who produces electrifying dance music with the likes of 'Wakanda' and 'Turn It Up', are now coming to your computer screens with a live performance that will be a knock-out experience.
Stage production for this show was done by the same visionary producers who brought to you Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld. There will also be guest appearances by fellow high-octane performers, W&W, Nicky Romero and Wolfpack.
The first of anything is never going to be a flawless affair, and that was the mindset that many people, as well as the creators, had coming into the first-ever YouTube Music Awards yesterday (November 3), and the live event was an absolute embodiment of the internet; funny, awkward, and creative. The show held at New York City’s Pier 36, was a star studded event that was on everyone’s radar, not only for the sake of it being an awards show, but for the innovation of the event itself.
Hosted by Jason Schwartzman, along with comedian Reggie Watts, the Spike Jonze directed event was very YouTube in that you didn’t know what you would get, and once you got it you didn’t know why you enjoyed it--you just did. Chock full of awkward moments, the anything goes motto was on full display.From both hosts climbing ladders to get to the VIP section to present an award, to crying babies interrupting Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ acceptance speech, to the chaotic run around the hosts were on throughout the show to find winners, it was different, engaging, and it definitely shook up the traditional format, which people have been calling “snoozefests” as of late.
Her debut album, “The End of My Beginnings,” topped the charts earlier this year as #1 in Internet Radio Spins for “Top 50 Indie Artists," her YouTube channel has had over 1,225,000 views, and she has ranked #1 in New York and #4 in the nation as an “Indie Artist” on REVERBNATION- and she did it all without a record label. With such huge success, the sky is the limit for Darnaa. Her hit "Runaway" is both inspiring and a showcase of her talent.
Rising actress and comedian Syd Wilder has caught our eye with her hilarious antics and sexy Southern belle look- she's the complete package. When she's not showing off her acting chops on the silver screen alongside stars like Seth Rogan, Mekhi Pfeifer, and Mischa Barton (just to name drop a few), you can catch her cracking jokes on stage at the Flappers Comedy Club or uploading some outrageous sketches on the internet. We got to speak with this comedic starlet and get a sneak peek into her crazy rise to stardom.