Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I was invited by Desdamona a few months ago to be part of her video "Too Big For My Skin." Desdamona is a local spoken word artist who travels on the regular spreading her words of wisdom. She is also one of the founders of the B-Girl Be event that happens annually in the Twin Cities at Intermedia Arts. With that said peep the video and pass it on if you like it!
Big ups to B-Fresh on the production tip.
Big ups to B-Fresh on the production tip.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
"To me, making a tape is like writing a letter — there's a lot of erasing and rethinking and starting again. A good compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do. You've got to kick off with a corker, to hold the attention (I started with "Got to Get You Off My Mind", but then realized that she might not get any further than track one, side one if I delivered what she wanted straightaway, so I buried it in the middle of side two), and then you've got to up it a notch, or cool it a notch, and you can't have white music and black music together, unless the white music sounds like black music, and you can't have two tracks by the same artist side by side, unless you've done the whole thing in pairs and...oh, there are loads of rules."--High Fidelity
Throughout the 80s into the early 90s mixtapes were huge within youth culture--making cassette tapes for your junior high sweetheart or best friend took time and lots of love. However, the increased availability of CD Burners and MP3 players made for a slow demise of the cassette-mixtape. The lost of art of the mixtape is being revived by The Mixtape Club that describes themselves as, "ten people, ten tracks, ten album covers." Although they are in a MP3 format these mixes are still follow the aesthetic pleasure that a traditional cassette mixtape would deliver to one's ear drums. The website launched today and below are links to the contributors of this amazing new project!
Micah Panama San Francisco, CA
Butter Queens, NY
Guilherme Falcao Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kayo Los Angeles, CA
Sadkids San Fransico, CA<
Steve Rura New York, NY
Jeff Staple New York, NY
Adam Garcia, Philadelphia, PA
Akiko da Silva Los Angeles, CA
Norman Ibarra Brooklyn, NY
Also posted on www.URB.com
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
B-Girl Be Gallery Opening is going down this coming Friday August 28th, 2009.
Abeni Garrett, Alice Mizrachi, Amanda Lopez, B Fresh, Catiesha Pierson, Chanel Kennebrew, C-Rocka, Corinne Santiago, Desdamona, Erotica67, Faith 47 & Rowan Pybus, Janelle Olson, Jennifer Rasinski, Jessica Kitzman, Katrina Knutson, Keegan Xavi, LadyKFever, Lauri Lyons, LICHIBAN, Monica Kelly, Motel 7, Niz, Sarah White, Shannon Joyce, Steph 1, Tamiko Mitchel, Tiffany Smith, and Toofly.
Curated by Michele Spaise and Theresa Sweetland.
Opening Night Reception—
Friday, August 28, 2009
6-9 p.m. at Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Free and open to the public
Exhibit runs August 28-October 23, 2009
Tuesday-Friday 12-6 p.m. at Intermedia Arts
"4 The Poor Jersey Drive" was announced this morning on the WTDY radio show in Madison, WI. The morning show will be collecting all the "useless" Favre memorabilia of Packer's ex-superstar quarter back and donating it to homeless shelters in the Twin Cities before the October 5th game. Wisconsin fans who may be thinking of burning, shredding and running over the gear PLEASE donate so that these items do not go to waste. All donors will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the Packers vs. Vikings game in Green Bay on November 1, 2009.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wooooooooooooot! Catherine sent me a scan of HOW Magazines spread for the award we won!! I'm going to do some photos of the piece myself later just super geeked right now.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Just posted this blog up over at URB...
It's already been a month since the last Wants Vs. Needs and the DJ Collective of Espada, Petey Wheatstraw, So Gold! and Anton is ready to get the party started again! This free party offers a wide range of dance music from Funk, Soul, BMore, Rap and classic jawns from the 80s & 90s. A bonus this month, they're giving away a free, limited edition shirt featuring The Pressure's jam-dance!! Get there early to cop one I'm sure these tees will go fast.
923 Washington Ave N
Sneak Peak at the tee:
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Returning with more heat than ever the Scion Radio 17 Metro Tour has an amazing line up that hits Minneapolis next Tuesday. Fool’s Gold Treasure Fingers may be a new jack but he’s coming hard from ATL and headlining the tour with his intricate bassline, chopped-up gritty synth melodies and party-ready drum breaks. Also on tour is the legendary Roy Davis Jr. with his Soulful Eletrica hybrid sound of soul and electronic tunes, Eli Escobar who is a DJ and Producer from New York that has carefully crafted the 80s disco boogie sound and last but not least Cosmo Baker. Baker is one half of The Rub and is known for getting crowds moving with his selection of crazy tracks that include rare cuts, Hip-Hop, Dance bangers, Funk, Soul and Rock Beats. Do not sleep on this FREE show! You must RSVP to gain entrance and early arrival is suggested.
7th Street Entry
701 1st Ave S
Bonus: Eli Escobar’s remix of Thunderheist’s Sweet 16 (Download)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Brooklyn duo Matt & Kim took one of their most popular songs "Daylight" and added a twist to it with De La Soul. The two groups will be in Minneapolis just two weeks apart, De La Soul is at First Avenue on the 27th and Matt & Kim will be at the Triple Rock on Sept 10th.
Matt & Kim ft. De La Soul "Daylight" (download)