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Hot Sugar Loves the Sound of Silence, and Things Simon & Garfunkel Never Dreamed Of

Blood Orange isn’t the only innovative electronic artist and producer holed up in the East Village: a new documentary that premiered at SXSW last night, Hot Sugar’s Cold World, takes us inside Nick Koenig’s 14th Street loft as he repurposes the street sounds he obsessively records all over the neighborhood and the world. Produced by Danny McBride and Jody Hill and directed by Adam Bhala Lough (who has previously made documentaries about Lil’ Wayne and Lee Scratch Perry), the film starts with Koenig (aka Hot Sugar) recording a woman eating Pop Rocks. The end credits list every other sound that he documented for the film: everything from a cop sipping an energy drink, to Jim Jarmusch playing some electronic drums, to a couch being pushed out of a seventh story window on the Lower East Side.

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Mindy Kaling Imagines Danny McBride as the ‘Darkest, Most Angry’ Gay BF

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Here’s one downside of Danny McBride coming back to HBO — it means he’s less likely to find time to play what would probably be the best cameo of all-time on The Mindy Project.

At a q&a on Saturday at Savannah College of Art Design’s aTVfest in Atlanta, Mindy Kaling revealed that she’s long wanted the Eastbound & Down star to play Dr. Mindy Lahiri’s gay best friend. But not your stereotypical one.
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