Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
of work titled Splatter at The Aquarium in London.
Taking those nostalgic childhood memories of
Warner Bros. cartoon characters, Cauty gives us a
violent yet accurate representation of what would’ve
really happened had Tom & Jerry been on HBO.
Have a look for yourselves!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Early in 2001 the Los Angeles club Root Down put
on their first of a three part series called “Sound
Clash,” organized & hosted by DJ Dusk. Based on
the reggae sound system competitions, this was a
hip-hop event - in this case featuring Madlib and
Cut Chemist - going head to head, beat for beat
for respect in front of a packed club.
Madlib was then unknown to many in the crowd,
and Cut Chemist was at the height of his success
with Jurassic 5. Each of the tracks had never been
released. Each of the three rounds saw the
excitement rise. The last round unleashed a
partisan celebration from the captivated crowd.
Approximately a year later, the Root Down
organized the round two, featuring Will.I.Am and
Thes One. The drama and controversy of Round
Two arose from the huge aesthetic differences on
display between the "combatants." The theatrics
of the evening - clothes being taken off, ludicrous
names and costumes - made the night a talking
point in Los Angeles to this day. And Will.I.Am
wasn’t a multi-platinum artist yet!
The last battle featured Oh No and Exile in 2003.
With a relatively dignified display by the youngest
pairing of the three, they closed the series with
good music and much respect.
Mochilla's Eric Coleman and B+ filmed all three
events, but never had plans to release this as a
DVD. However, since the tragic passing of DJ Dusk
in 2006 they felt it was important to honor his
legacy and share his gifts. This is for him, no edits,
no overdubs, no interruptions... just raw hip-hop
at its most exciting: vital and real.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Grammy-nominated French electronic music duo
Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay will soon be
releasing “A Cross The Universe” tour DVD directed
by Romain Gavras, So Me & Justice. For now, you
can only see a teaser of this video but look for this
DVD set to drop on November 24th.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Head through to Waiting Room this Saturday for a
night of rare soul, disco, funk breaks, broken beats
& everything else in-between. We have a very special
guest on the night, Astroboy (Departure Lounge).
Monday, October 13, 2008
Gaslamp Killer comes through with weird world psych,
hip hop and grunge chopped up seamlessly and then
perfectly adhesed to a tough as nails skeleton of chest
thumping kick drums, machine gun snares, and
deafening bass drops. Enjoy the mix!! Keep your ears & eyes
open for this dude. Some serious shyt 'na mean.
01. GLK INTRO
02. BUCKETHEAD – SKRATCH BEAT
03. UGK – INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS ANTHEM
04. ROBOTO – VORTEX COOKIES (fLako Rmx) –
05. NIRVANA – SCENTLESS APPRENTICE
06. KALYANJI ANANDJI – DHARMATMA THEME –
07. JAYLIB – CHAMPION SOUND
08. DABRYE – ENCODED FLOW INSTRUMENTAL
09. FUZZ FACE – BRAINSWAPPER
10. SAMIYAM – PORNO SLAP
11. THE ROOTS – GET BUSY
12. THE CLIPSE – GRINDIN’
13. DJ SIGNIFY – LISTEN / THE ISOLATIONIST –
14. ALEXANDERS DARK BAND – DRUM ATTIK
15. OHNO – FAST GAMBLE
16. BULLION – I KNOW THERES NO ANSWER
17. THE SLAPPED EYEBALLERS – REDE HET
18. LES MOGOL – KALEIDOSCOPIC DREAM
19. THE GASLAMP KILLER – SHOWSTOPPER
20. FLYING LOTUS & THE GASLAMP KILLER –
Peep this quick Nike I Am 90 Sound Series clip (via
Heavy). The series focuses on European musicians
who share the Nike Air Max 90 attitude.
Kissey Asplund illustrates the lifestyle of a singer in
Stockholm. Nice marriage of style, imagery and music.
The song is called “Silverlake” and it’s produced by
If you can find her album Plethora, pick it up without
hesitation at Hi-Five. She also has an older EP called Fuss N
Fight as well as a slew of random songs floating around.
Drops Oct 22nd as a limited 12? vinyl, and digitally
November 3rd. Trees For Breakfast.
Kissey Asplund - Silverlake Prod. Dorian Concept
Monday, October 6, 2008
1. ROOTS MANUVA - LET THE SPIRIT (HOT CHIP
2. JAMES PANTS - KA$H (TRIZZY & XXXCHANGE
3. CRYPTONITES - REVOLVER DISCO
4. MSTRKRFT FEAT. NORE - BOUNCE (A-TRAK
5. JUSTICE - DVNO (LA RIOTS BOOTLEG REMIX)
6. THE COUNT & SIDEN - BEEPER (A-TRAK REMIX)
7. THE PRESETS - MY PEOPLE (D.I.M. REMIX)
8. KANYE WEST VS MGMT - ELECTRIC TOUCH
9. U-GOD - UGODZILLA (YUKSEK REMIX)
10. THE COOL KIDS - PUMP UP THE VOLUME
ps KID84 electroRAPdiscoPOP mix comin' real soon
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955.
He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art
in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland
Institute College of Art in 1976. Mr. Koons lives and
works in New York City and York, Pennsylvania.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Ian Francis was born in 1979 in Bristol,
England, and graduated from the University
of the West of England with a degree in
Illustration. His work concentrates on the
particulars of modern experiences — things
like television, world events, celebrities, and
day-to-day living. He held his first US solo
show at BLK/MRKT in 2007.