DOWNLOAD her free mixtape No More Lonely Days, No More Lonely Nights here! ::: TRACKLIST::::
Thursday, February 26, 2009
DOWNLOAD her free mixtape No More Lonely Days, No More Lonely Nights here! ::: TRACKLIST::::
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thank you, you guys rule!
|From lichiban blossom|
KANYE WEST "Welcome To Heartbreak" Directed by Nabil from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.
check Dedan's (who put me on this) dope blog, gottaeatworldwide.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Below is one of Jesse's tracks remixed by Melo.
Happy Birthday to Jesse!
Tabloids House (Remix) (feat. Jesse Boykins III) - MeLo-X
Sunday, February 22, 2009
MY MOST RECENT FAVORITES are first, Pimp Paul and Play Boy Wolf 's aka Prince Paul & Peanut Butter Wolf's love mix, the hilarious "Be Our Valentine" which def wins my heart... Nothing like sexy 70s music with dark humor that lets you play out your baddest pimp/femme fatale fantasies in your imagination as you listening lyao. Satisfaction guaranteed. Next is the new Stones Throw 2009 Release Sampler with dope new tracks by Beat Conducta, Madvillain, Dam Funk, MED, and A-Trak among others mixed by J Rocc.
Stones Throw 2099 Sampler - Track List
Intro:: Beat Konducta - In Jah Hands (Dilla’s Lament) :: Beat Konducta - Get Dollaz (24-7):: Madvillain - Draino :: Koushik - Let It Out (Koushik Vs Now-Again) :: Dam Funk - Chocolate (Rhythm Trax Vol. 4) :: Baron Zen - Rhythm Trax Vol. 3 :: Mayer Hawthorne - I’m Sorry :: Guilty Simpson - OJ Simpson/Madlib Remix :: MED - 100 Dolla Bills :: Beat Konducta Lifetime (Lifeline) :: Arabian Prince - Simple Planet :: A-Trak - KA$H (Trizzy and XXXchange Remix) :: J. Rocc - Paaaaaarty :: Baron Zen - Body Rock (Rhythm Trax Vol. 3) :: Mayer Hawthorne - One Track Mind :: Mr. Chop - The Infinity Machine ::Percee P & Sound Directions - Theme from Ivory Black (unreleased) ::Whitefield Brothers feat. Bajka - Joyous Joyful Exhaltation (J.Rocc edit) :: Stanton Davis - Things Cannot Stop Forever (Egon & Kelldada's Instrumental Remix) :: Freedom Express - Get Down :: Guilty Simpson feat. MED - Futuristic (Oh No Remix) :: MED & Kweli - Soon Find Out :: Dam Funk - I Gots To Be Done Wit' U :: J. Rocc - Chasin' the Sun:: Koushik - Koushik Vs Now-Again
Thursday, February 19, 2009
just finished this commissioned piece I posted a couple of days ago. it is a part of a new series. more soon (it is cropped because of my scanner.)
On view : February 27-March 22
Opening Reception Friday Febr 27, 2009.
43 Bogart St, Brooklyn
L to Morgan Ave
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
CUBIC ZIRCONIA - MIXTAPE VOL. 1: CZ DOES LONDON
1. Cubic Zirconia - I Wanna Freebase You 2. Cubic Zirconia - Dick For A Day 3. Chase & Status - Eastern Jam [Ram Records] 4. Cubic Zirconia - Josephine 5. Claw - Jersey Shore Guidos [Suicide Dub] 6. Curses! feat. Maggie Horn - The Deep End [Institubes] 7. The Bucketheads - The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) [Big Beat] 8. Cubic Zirconia - The Phone 9. Tyree - Acid Crash [Supa Dupa] 10. Cubic Zirconia - Fuck Work (Proper Villians/Jubilee Remix) 11. DJ Class feat. Lil’ Jon - I’m The Shit (Remix) [Universal] 12. Cubic Zirconia - (secret bonus track)
priceless gem here
I've been a fan of Tiombe's fearless, out-of the box singing style and stage presence and comfortable-with-being-bizarre lyrics, so when I heard about CZ I expected to hear some hot shit. Like the band's name inspired by a type of diamond cut, the mixtape is about those shiny gems that people die for (literally)...at times dirty at others hilarious. this ain't fake
read more about them on freshselects.
In between their UK tour, catch the crew tomorrow at the
Nick Catchdubs, Jess Jubilee and DJ Ayres
Special Guests Cubic Zirconia and Nick Hook (birthday set!)
at the Dim Sum Restaurant
88 East Broadway (@ Forsyth)
RSVP for $5 (!) at djayres.com/flashing
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
just finished the first step of this portrait commissioned by friend, New-York model Lawrence Annunziata aka Law whose face is going to become iconic if he keeps on with the modeling. I'm deliberating whether to add anything to it...originally was planned to be the drawing of a full torso with a gear, but sometimes it's better to stop than overdue it. will come back to it tomorrow with a fresh eye & post the developments.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Feb 21 thru Mar 21, 2009
JONATHAN LEVINE Gallery
Now for a different mood, listen to THAT LADY, a new-wave dirty disco gem with a heavy bassline and analog sound, this track is sexy as hell....a def turn on.
listen and download for FREE here (option click).
also check out his new EP, Oh Missy on dancetrack where you can also listen to it.
Somebody's gotta bring him to NYC!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I discovered Hermann's work online and immediately fell in love with his portraits highly saturated with hue & soul. We connected and I featured him here as the Photographer of the Month a year ago (for which he immediately returned the love on his page) and then later we also did an interview in My Homies Rule Too section along with his Organic Soul Crew partner, Dorlis (read the feature here). Last time I communicated with him, he had plans to visit Brooklyn and I was looking forward to introduce him to my Brooklyn universe of artist friends. As I learned from a couple of his friends from France who reached out today, Hermann was missing since the end of December and was found in the Paris' river, Seine on February 10th. Nobody knows exactly what happened. It is a terrible loss, we are all devastated about this whole thing. My deepest condolences go out to his family.
See more of his work on his flickr page.
For those who speak French, here is an interview with him
CONCEP //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// painter, designer, dancer, renaissance hustler, visionary,
WHAT DO YOU DO? Men's Senior Fashion Graphics Designer for the global brand Marithé Francois Girbaud by day, and all parts in between I pursue my painting... So Painter/Designer. WHERE DO YOU CALL IT HOME? I call New Orleans my home, that's where I was born but Brooklyn is where the Most Highest wants me to be, so it is my place here, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. TRUE BEAUTY IS… my freedom, the clouds above, the ocean, my family, and knowing the Universe got me. BEATS… start from the heart, bring us together, create motion, motivate and inspire, beats are energy within and around us. TRUE SEXY IS… can be found in the interior of the eyes. I think a woman is most sexy when she's confident not cocky. MUSIC IS MY... yin to my art's yang. Together they complete me, simply just like sight & sound. ART DOES NOT… have an ending, it is this endless, tireless process, this beautifully deep well full of replenishment. Art does not have a finish line, or a light at it's tunnels end. Art does not want me to let it go, it will continue to drive me insane until the entire world has overstanding of what I am attempting to accomplish. Art does not want to see me fail, and does not let me down... EVER! MY NIGHTS ARE… many times spent silent, listening to myself, listening to the Universe, painting and channeling the moons creative energy. I love to work at night as I believe the night belongs to me and my uninterrupted thoughts and ideas. My nights admire Miles, dissect Dilla, Learn from Pac, Meditate with Badu, smoke with LTJ, dance with Osunlade, and think with Marley. I take messages collected through songs, stories, poems, happenings and redistribute them through my canvasses. Oh, and I also be blogging like my life depended on it. lol THESE 3 TURN ME ON…A woman's lips (usually the bottom one), morning wood', and dark liquor...(honorable mention - fresh paint) SELF-KNOWLEDGE…has allowed me to look past haters, and people who might just misunderstand me or what angle I come from. Having self- knowledge allows me to not give a fuck about any critique, any doubter, or any weapon formed against me. Self-knowledge reminds me everyday that I'm on the way to becoming a Famous Negro Artist. ENOUGH OF …Hmmmm man... Enough of auto'tune songs, Rap beef, icegrillz , VH1 reality shows, saw sequels, Haters, Biters, non-motivation, loosie' cigarettes, radio not playing real shit, Babylon, selling you're classic Polo on Ebay, and last judging others. MY CREATIVITY IS... is my responsibility...just because we are given a curtain gift, talent, ability does not mean we can just sit around and bathe in it. My creativity is my responsibility, I must expose others to it, give back to my community with it, and change the world somehow whether large or small with it... I truly believe. My creativity is a2+b2=c2 (past, present, future). TRUE POWER IS...is the ability to be yourself 110%, creating your own lane to walk through, and never being discouraged by failure, I think this is true power,... believing in yourself I guess.
LIFE CAN BE THE... biggest magic trick ever.
I DREAM OF...I dream of living off the fruit of that which I love the most, my art and design. To one day reach the goals I have set for my set long ago, just reaching my Personal Legend. Everyday, (every f*cking day) I dream of being (your) favorite artist. Real talk, my business, my work expanding and taking me everywhere the Earth has something for me, health, and happiness. I'm living a dream...just coming up from New Orleans til' now.
TO LOVE IS TO…To love? They say "love is God's benevolence towards mankind", I'm not sure about other types of love, but i love shrimp? I think to love is to kinda be addicted I guess...
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE….I have successfully set the "Electric slide" off at like over 30 various parties and family reunions, hmmm and I have danced in like over a 20,000 circles with just mothers, daughters, and baby niece's clapping. but most importantly i'm determined and nothing will stop me until i'm in your house somewhere in some type, shape, or form ya'dig.
THE WOMAN OF THE FUTURE…The woman of the future needs to inspire us young men, teach instead of learn, grow with us and work side by side to achieve like goals. The woman of the future won't need to prove herself or compete, because she has made it, and broken down all but few barriers. She'll also stop wearing that crazy super glue lip gloss that be sticking to everything like cans, el's, straws, cheaks etc.!
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU? concepmakelove.com
LATEST PROJECT...Look out for "Cadillac Ambitions The Artworks and Thoughtworks of Concep 01-present" it's my book project I just wrapped up, self published to hit Amazon.com and all that.
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2009? Book, fashion retail, a few collaborations with some NYC streetwear brands (not saying yet, surprise), "Artbattles" checkout- artbattles.com, and setting up a my first super huge solo show.
SHOUTOUTS? My shoutouts are dedicated to anyone who knows who my next Art Dealer will be? Also a big shout goes out to the next Gallery home that can dig' my vision, a PR genius, and everybody who has shown me nothing but love as I walk the path to fulfilling my goals and dreams man, Thanks! For True. -Ccep
THE PAINTER ::: "Bala Blessing" 2008 ::
this one below is one of my personal favorites, esp. because I saw it as it was coming to life...it's got a radiance and intense vibration, you can feel its energy field if you stand in front of it
"Build & Grow" 2008
THE DANCER::: and check him get down in MOS DEF's dope Ghetto Rock video
[photo courtesy of Jackie O']
Though for some reason, lots of Dilla events attract mostly dudes, the ladies definitely represented on Saturday. I haven't danced in ages and finally had a chance to make up for it. with Jackie O' (middle) and her lovely friends
LOL...Waajeed & Geo who won the best Dilla memorabilia gear in my book.
Rich Medina, Waajeed, and Spinna...3 of NYC's best DJs under one roof
Raise it up!
and here are some of the pics of the developing Dilla tribute sketch/painting I did the previous night at the Ladies Love Dilla event. Excuse the quality of my images, I still don't have a proper camera, these are images from my blackberry.
Def needs a lot of work...I am not really satisfied with the result, but hey, it was a new kind of challenge to draw someone live on the spot, and I did it...don't hate!
last but not least, I also have some freebie from the dope www.o-point.be site, which you should check out for more free music, including other Dilla tribute mixes. click here to listen or download SNS's tribute podcast here .(make sure to option+click on the link if you're having trouble downloading)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
raise your glass to J.Period and of course, Q-Tip whose latest album The Renaissance has been harvesting much-deserved love wordwide...he remains one of the sexiest MCs alive
download the mix on rapidshare or zshare
Though it arrives just in time for the valentine-day madness, I'd recommend you to forget all about the hallmark fabricated bs and remember to give and make love every day! This will get you in the mood...download it here for FREE.
BAM "Sounds Like Brooklyn" 2009 Music Festival presents:
DEGREES OF FREEDOM
DJ KIVA ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
performing new album LIVE with 9 piece band!
DJ Kiva / Keys & Live Electronics
Onome / Vocals
Sunru / Vocals
Daru Jones / Drums
Sean Clements / Percussion
Rico Mendez / Percussion
Elton Bradman / Bass
Harvey Valdez / Electric Guitar
Morgan Price / Tenor Sax
Rodney Siau / Trumpet
cover $10 / door at 8:30 / Set starts at 11pm sharp
opening DJ set by Arch Typ
9pm Six Figures / 10 pm Soul Cycle
Album available on CD at show.
Digital download available at iTunes, www.bagpak.net,
Dancetracks Digital, and other fine online music stores
DJ Kiva is an NYC based artist/dj/producer residing in
Brooklyn and founder of the recording studio and label
Adios Babylon.Crafting original sound from his studio, Kiva introduces the world to the sound of Stuttastep: A form of music derived from a formula of beyond broken beats, afro-cuban time signatures, dubwise production, heavyweight bass, and a cast of talented NYC vocalists and poets. His music combines the best of soulful live performances with futuristic electronic music production techniques. He has released numerous full length albums and remixed many soul, broken beat, reggae, and dance music artists.His productions have been released on such labels as Adios Babylon (USA), King Tubbys Heritage Dub Foundation (USA), Tommy Boy ( USA), Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Goya Music (UK), Bagpak (USA), and Sunshine Enterprises (Austria). A veteran live musician, Kiva also tours internationally as live
guitarist for " Willie Isz " featuring Jneiro Jarel and Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob and currently teaches electronic music product ion at Manhat tan based DJ & Music Production School Dubspot.
About DEGREES OF FREEDOM
DJ Kiva presents the new full length album, "Degrees of Freedom." His most creative and diverse work to date, it explores a full range of the human experience through cutting-edge music. From soothing soul ballads, ecstatic psychedelic hip-hop rock, bittersweet jazz numbers, to intergalactic excursions into his signature stuttastep style, the record shines with a full spectrum selection of sounds. Combining the best of soulful live performances with futuristic electronic music production, the record features a highly talented crew of guest performers including NY afrobeat empress Toli Nameless, Nigerian born vocalist/spoken word artist Onome, Oakland based hip-hop artist Sunru, Philly’s Jneiro Jarel, and many other talented singers and musicians.
“New from NYC musician/ producer/ innovator, DJ Kiva, is " Degrees of Freedom,” an album released for those who can appreciate electronic music or dance(able;) music in all its forms. He is an artist and musician that can take a blank canvas and create paintings that one could consider colorful, soulful, and psychedelic and another consider pure, minimal, or simply genius. The rhythms will keep your head nodding, your feet moving, and your mind opening with each track's raw energy and sound. From jazz, to experimental hip-hop, to broken beat, featuring unique and
powerful vocal expressions, there is something for everyone to appreciate. It is sure to be one of the most talked about albums for 2009 among those who enjoy innovative sounds and fresh new music.”
- DJ Moleculez / Earthtronix
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I did this one at Raye 6's Golden Sunday's Market Brunch... The Loft was filled with some amazing artworks by some of the most talented female artists in the city, and I had a chance to see the performance of 11-year old singer Sinai Rose, who is undoubtedly going to be the next big thing. I wasn't doing so well at the beginning of the day, but hanging around with all these amazing peeps and sharing some of their energy and creativity just completely changed my mood. Big shout out to Raye who not only put this together to showcase and support fellow female artists but also cooked the yummy brunch..mmmm