System D-128

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Ṡystem Đ¹²8
Also known as Ðueý FṀ
Origin New York City, USA
Genres Other
Improvisation
Electronic
Avant-garde
Freestyle
Experimental
Rap
Reggae
Website stemspot.com

System D-128 (also known as Duey FM, born Brian Torres Korlofsky) is a music video and film director, editor, video artist, new media artist and producer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Brian Korlofsky was born in New York City to parents of Puerto Rican and Russian descent. He was later raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida.

He first got into audio and video when VCRs were first introduced. His father obtained one and his family began recording television programs on a regular basis, a habit he later continued. He archived material and used it for audio and video mixes and as source material for sample-based productions, installations, and visual backdrops for touring artists.[1]

Career[edit]

System D-128 has done visuals for artists such as A-Trak, Mr. Scruff, RJD2, Atmosphere, Murs, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Mr. Lif, Jeru the Damaja, Bahamadia, Rahzel, El-P, Kool Keith, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man and Redman, The Diplomats, Justice, Mike Patton, M.I.A., Rye Rye, Blaqstarr, Switch, TTC, Lusine, Eliot Lipp, Glass Candy, Buraka Som Sistema, CSS, Boys Noize, Bonde Do Role, Amanda Blank, Spank Rock, Girl Talk, VHS or BETA, and Daft Punk.[1]

Big Dada, the same label that released full lengths by Bigg Jus, King Geedorah, Spank Rock and Diplo, put together a 10-year retrospective DVD entitled "Well Deep." It contains original music videos that System D-128 has produced, directed and edited in their entirety. Some of his more notable projects include making music videos for MF DOOM / King Geedorah ("The Final Hour" from the album Take Me To Your Leader) and Madvillain's "Shadows of Tomorrow" off of the album Madvillainy. This track featured Quasimoto and Sun Ra. The music video was included on the Stones Throw 101 DVD and CD as an easter egg in the extra credit section. (To access the content, scroll to the bottom of the videos on the chalkboard; then scroll right to the blue eraser and push play).

Work with Bigg Jus

System D created a political "associated media" piece for Bigg Jus, the former member of Company Flow. It was entitled "Silver Back Mountain King" and released on September 11, 2004 on System's production company website.

Work with Diplo

In 2004 he created a DVD to come with the first official Diplo record "Florida" off Big Dada / Ninja Tune Records. The album was pressed twice, first with a CD and the second with a CD & DVD. Before the Diplo Florida DVD there was another DVD that surfaced called Diplo "Banned in Libya" which was released by Money Studies, the first label to release a solo project by Diplo under his original DJ name Diplodocus. It was a 45 rpm record called "Thingamajawn" which there is also a music video for, that System D-128 directed as well, similar to the Florida DVD "Banned in Libya" is an experimental audio & video mix of some of Diplo's music and other sources that are unknown. System D-128 also collaborated on a song with Diplo called "Blue Beards Dreams" which was later used by MF DOOM on the Viktor Vaughn release "Venomous Villain". The newer version of the track was then titled "Back End". System D-128 also produced the intro and the end of that particular record.[2]

System D-128 helped Diplo with the introduction of Mad Decent, the name and first conception of the company and logo was first seen on the Florida release, along with Hollertronix and Pinniped Science. D-128 also worked on initial aboriginal Heaps Decent promotional projects with OBEY[disambiguation needed], Ed Banger Records, Apple, Ableton Live and Scratch Live in New Zealand and Australia.

In 2008 System D-128 had a full page article in the December URB Magazine Issue #156. It covered numerous projects he was creatively involved in as, as well as upcoming video projects.[3]

Discography and videography[edit]

12-Inch 3-D Single
  • (2007) Acid Girlzzz Bonus Beat
Audio projects
  • Deathstar 1
  • Brian Confusion
  • Blue Beards Dreams feat. Diplodocus
  • Back End feat. Diplo & Viktor Vaughn / MF DOOM
  • Viktormizor
  • Strange New Day
  • Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #9 (Kill Yourself)
  • Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #20 (Kill Yourself Again)
  • Mad Decent Worldwide Radio #38 (Kill Yourself 3-D)
AV projects
  • Subteranean Videodrome DVD
  • Diplo "Banned In Libya" DVD
  • Diplo "Florida" DVD
  • Safety 1st DVD "H is for Hollertronix"
  • White Label TV DVD
  • Well Deep DVD "Video Megamix"
  • On that Blue **** DVD
  • Mad Decent Video Podcast Series
Music videos
  • Diplodocus - Thingamajawn
  • Diplo - Indian Thick Jawn
  • Bigg Jus - Silver Back Mountain King
  • Bigg Jus - Illustrations of Hieronymus Bosch
  • Percee P - Put It On The Line
  • Madvillain - Shadows of Tomorrow
  • King Geedorah - The Final Hour
  • Jon Kennedy - Demons
  • Ron Rico & The Letter People - Miss A
  • Adrian Michna - Triple Chrome Dipped

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Parks, Andrew (October 14, 2004). "Meet the Philly artists putting sight to sound". City Paper. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  2. ^ ""Well Deep" DVD (press release)". Bigdada.com. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  3. ^ URB Magazine Issue #156 ""My First" Issue #156". URB Magazine. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 

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