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Slots Go Retro With The Launch of The Jimi Hendrix Game

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“NetEnt have launched a slot game based on the character of the iconic guitar player – Jimi Hendrix. This might prove to be a beginning of a new retro trend.”

There has been a series of new technological developments in the online casino industry in the past few years. In fact, even though online casino games haven’t been around for many years, at least relatively speaking, they have changed a lot. Slots are definitely the most popular type of casino games and there have been hundreds of slot games developed and offered by many different providers and developers. Even though slots are not as old as Blackjack or Roulette and similar other casino games, they have still been around for more than a century. One can hardly compare the slots from the end of the 19th century with modern slots, as there have been numerous changes throughout the years. One of the recent developments that further increased the popularity of slots was the introduction of mobile slots. Numerous popular slot games are now mobile optimized and can be played across a range of mobile devices. If you’re interested in mobile casinos, have a look at Mobile Casino Safari.

Modern Themed Slots

Whereas most of the slot games from the past were quite traditional in the sense that they featured more or less, generic standard features such as fruits and deck cards, most online slots are thematic, i.e. they feature symbols and other graphic details which have been carefully selected to reflect a certain popular theme. The themes that have been used are numerous and may range from popular myths and legends from the past, certain periods of time, comic superheroes, films and TV series, shows, musician and many more.

With all these new games featuring animations, impeccable HD graphics, great ambient sounds and unique, often 3D symbols who can jump on and off the reels, symbols that fall onto the reels instead of having reels that spin, it can clearly be said that everyone can find what they’re looking for. And while a lot of the themed games are based on Ancient stories or epic heroes from history, or even comic book superheroes, some of the fans prefer slots based on times they remember, such as the 1970s or 1980s.

Jimi Hendrix Is Immortalized Once Again

One of the most popular recently developed slot games that also feature a retro theme is NetEnt’s Jimi Hendrix. It is the second instalment in the NetEnt Rocks series. NetEnt introduced this series to mark their ’20 Years of Innovation’, as the company has been in business for 20 years now. The first slot had a Guns ‘n’ Roses theme. Jimi Hendrix slot, of course, is based on the guitar player that achieved a cult status during the sixties when he was active, but remained popular throughout the next decade and onwards. Many musicians have paid tribute to him, admitting that his music had large impact on their work and style.

Features of the Game

The game features 5 reels and 20 pay-lines. The design of the game is quite psychedelic, just like Hendrix was himself.  In terms of graphics, the game features symbols and animations that will unmistakably remind you of the hippie sixties – flowers, peace signs and guitars. Hendrix himself is also represented. When it comes to sound effect, you can enjoy in some of Hendrix’s greatest hits such as Little Wing and Purple Haze.

There are 6 different bonus features, two of which are available in main game, whereas four are part of the Pick and Click Feature. Wherever you get four or more red guitars on the reels during main game, you get a Re-spins feature, where the red guitars remain on the reels whereas all other symbols are replaced. The feature stops when no new red guitar appears on the reels. There’s also a Purple Haze feature, which is activated whenever the Purple Haze symbol appears on reel number 1. You can win from 6 up to 12 Free Spins during this feature. Little Wings and Crosstown Traffic are two other Free Spin bonus features in this game.

This Is Just a Beginning

All in all it is a very enticing and original game. Jimi Hendrix and the other two slot games that are part of the NetEnt Rocks series will have an impact of other developers and we feel that there’ll be a range of other retro themed online slots that will be introduced in the following months or so. Retro slots are really great, as they’re old-fashioned, but there’s a very modern and contemporary feeling about them.  Looking to play this slot with 50 free spins, try this review.

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Jimi Hendrix Print On September 10, 2015

Dark Hall Mansion is proud to release Gabz’s fantastical vision of a peaceful yet creatively unbound Jimi Hendrix. With nod to one of Jimi’s most extraordinary songs, ‘Voodoo Child (Slight Return),’ a gorgeous and ferocious showcasing of Jimi’s unequaled talents, Gabz perfectly captured Jimi’s perpetually dual nature, of here and of another place, through two masterful prints that harken to the best of vintage Polish rock poster art of the late ’60s and early ’70s. We explained DHM’s admiration for this period and style to Gabz and he was instantly familiar and drawn to its aesthetic having deep personal experience and background as a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland.

Artist Gabz on Jimi and his approach:

“When DHM got in touch with me, I was excited for the opportunity to work on a print for a music artist for a change, especially as great as Jimi, who well deserves his spot in the pantheon of music. DHM had a specific vision for this piece and I couldn’t be happier when they proposed it should be influenced by Polish Poster School, which I’m clearly a fan off. I tried to implement some of the Polish Poster School ideas into my work before, (those who follow my work should be able to spot at least two posters I hope), but it was the first time I have been asked specifically to deliver something in that mood and manner, so to speak. Waldemar Świerzy is amongst my favourite poster artists of all time, so I studied his Jimi Hendrix portraits among his other posters and they inspired me greatly. I wanted something similar in terms of simplification and use of colour. I went with only very little lines, almost no details and very iconic and vibrant look of Jimi. My main idea was to make him the way as if he is becoming the music he’s playing…”

Gabz’s vision for his Jimi print, a bold evocative rock portrait with rich lines, vibrant colors and delicate line work, at once evocative of classic Polish poster art and the best of black light posters that so dominated the walls and bedrooms of countless rock fans everywhere. Gabz’s Standard edition captures Jimi’s ethereal nature, seemingly endless creative waves emanate from his mind, hearing sounds only he could hear, guitar strap hinting at his ready axe. Gabz’s Variant an electrified beauty, distills Jimi to his essence and underscores Gabz’s striking line work, a simple strike of Jimi’s signature completing a piece that begs for black light showcasing.

You can order the prints HERE.

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Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child Standard Edition of 280 $65

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Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child Variant Edition of 50 (with metallic ink highlights)  $100

Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child Foil Edition of 10 (based on the Standard edition colorway) $150
Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child Foil Edition of 10 (based on the Variant edition colorway)  $150

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” Print By Max Dalton On October 29, 2014

Dark Hall Mansion is so very excited to share one of their absolute favorite releases ever, Max Dalton’s “The Jimi Hendrix Experience.”

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Authentic Hendrix, will release 3 very special, limited, and select edition prints of Max’s interpretation of Jimi Hendrix within a particularly intimate and quite unusual setting. Max’s vision is informed and shaped not only as artist but as a longtime guitar player himself, his admiration and respect for Jimi’s music and influence, both as guitarist and artist, is also equally undeniable. Max’s vision of Jimi before a wall of guitars, all specifically known to have been owned and played by Jimi, is simply fantastic. From the faded wallpaper and still burning classic axe to Jimi’s gear and stylish hat, it’s soulful, the very essence of Jimi.

“The Jimi Hendrix Experience” limited edition prints go on sale next Wednesday, October 29th on Dark Hall Mansion’s dedicated store page here: http://www.darkhallmansionstore.com/ at a random time between 9:30 AM PST and 12 PM PST.

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“The Jimi Hendrix Experience” Standard Edition of 295 $65

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“The Jimi Hendrix Experience” Variant-Edition of 35 Green  $100

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”The Jimi Hendrix Experience” Variant-Edition of 35 Blue   $100

All editions measure 20″ x 28″

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Dark Hall Mansion To Release Jimi Hendrix Print By Tyler Stout On February 14, 2014

Dark Hall Mansion is thrilled to announce its newest officially licensed Limited Edition print release: “Jimi Hendrix” by leading contemporary artist, Tyler Stout.

Dark Hall Mansion, working with Authentic Hendrix, will release their new officially licensed Jimi Hendrix limited edition screen prints Friday, February 14, 2014.

Tyler Stout, rendering striking, multiple images of Jimi Hendrix, has captured the many moods of one of rock’s greatest artists and we couldn’t be prouder to bring this release to collectors.

With bold colors and a rich 24″ x 36″ layout, Tyler’s vision of Jimi yielded evocative portraits amongst a swirl of era tinged graphics and Jimi’s beloved axes. And for Jimi purists, know those images are spot on portraits as Tyler worked from four hand-picked images he chose from Authentic Hendrix’s vast estate owned and Hendrix family controlled photographs. Oh, and also for our Jimi purists, Yes, the guitars are indeed correct, Jimi rocked more than his beloved Strats.

Each screen print will be strictly numbered, measure 24″ x 36,″ and is professionally screen printed. There will be 600 Standard and 200 Variant edition prints available for all Jimi Hendrix and Tyler Stout fans worldwide, so not a piece for any fan to miss. Some portion of this edition’s run will be offered by Tyler at a future date.

Collectors who purchased and took delivery of Dark Hall Mansion’s SHAG or Whalen Universal Monsters folios from DHM and eMovieposter have a special reserve on a select number of Jimi-Stout prints and will be contacted directly by email to complete their purchases this Friday evening, Feb 14, 2014 and have only until 11:59 PM Saturday evening, Feb 15th, 2014 to complete their purchase. All details on completing their purchases will be enclosed in this Friday evening email.

Editions are as follow:

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Standard: $65

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Variant: $110

Any remaining Jimi-Stout prints they will be offered randomly by waiting list at a date TBD and collectors are free to sign up by sending an email at: info@darkhallmansion.com with either Jimi-Stout:Std or Jimi-Stout:Variant in the subject line. If you are already entitled to, and purchasing, a Jimi print by reserve, please, do not send in an additional waiting list request so others have a chance at purchasing.

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Today Is Record Store Day, Check Out The Official Poster of Jimi Hendrix

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A limited-edition poster of Jimi Hendrix is one of the highlights of Record Store Day 2013.

“It’s entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster,” said Janie Hendrix, his sister. “He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi’s musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours.”

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made. The image is a 24”  x 36” poster printed on heavy paper and will be free to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States. Fans should contact their local stores the week before Record Store Day, which falls on April 20th this year, for details.

Beyond this limited-edition poster, Record Store Day 2013 will excite Jimi Hendrix fans and collectors. Experience Hendrix will issue a limited-edition, individually numbered 7-inch vinyl single featuring the original mono mixes of “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free,” which have been unavailable since their original 1966 release.

HERE is a list of the special releases that will be available today.

Record Store Day began six years ago as an event to support the independent record community worldwide; it occurs on the third Saturday of April.

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