Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
IT TELLS US THAT OUR MOST POWERFUL FORM OF REBELLION IS THE POSITIVE AND CREATIVE ENERGY WE PUT OUT INTO THE WORLD."
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
My 'Galactic Maiden' featured in BUSTED IN TWO CITIES group artshow, Friday January 29, Gallery Bar NYC
Ingenious Talent Bursts Through Busts in NYC
Busted in 2 Cities
Over 30 artists created unmatched pieces as part of Busted in 2 Cities. These artists received unadorned palettes that once were plain busts and transformed them into original works of art. Each participating artist has their own distinctive style which makes for a truly unique collection. A wide variety of artists include tattoo artists, toy designers, graffiti artists and mix media artists that have created busts inspired by folk art, erotica and science fiction.
Group show of over 30 artist list of artist include
Big Toe / El Stabo / Jesse Hernandez / Castro / Deseo / Bader /Franny Drummond / Mia Hernandez / Konnik / Curtis Richter / Adam Kuder / Mike Arehart Dave Cortes / Masa Hiro Ito / Sien Ide / Alex Yanes / Miguel Paredes / Arianne Zager Marthalicia Matarrita / LICHIBAN / Ben Angotti / Andre / Squindo / Porkchop Alexis Kovacs / Destroy & Rebuild / Justin Stewart Tim Pangburn / Joshua Andrew Belanger/ Jason Lentz / Pain / Byran Velasquez / Dan Harding / Lara Slater
Lichiban & Masahiro Ito
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
My cover illustration for PETER HADAR's sexy new single FULL TIME LOVER, produced by Mike Genato, just dropped! I'm already a fan of Peter, so I was happy when he reached out to me with his concept for the cover, which involved a clock and a nude forming the clock's arms. This was my second try at it.
Peter Hadar captured by TONE. This is one of my favorite of his tunes.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I had a chance to collaborate with my good friend Johnny Voltik aka the Alphalove on his instrumental beat sampler mixtape The Return To Planet Rock. I had this image made already when he showed me some of the tracks and the concept he had in mind, and from then on it was a wrap...I even got my own joint with my name on it. While Johnny is working on finishing his new debut project THE RED ALBUM (which will have a different vibe with killer vocals & more of a psychedelic rock/ hip-hop feel), I'll be working on the cover for it.
JOHNNY VOLTIK aka The AlphaLove 'The Return To Planet Rock'
In the first of his series of instrumental installments, The Return To Planet Rock, JOHNNY VOLTIK aka The AlphaLove takes listeners on a space and time penetrating sonic journey through the cosmos to a seemingly forgotten planet called Rock. First discovered by Afrika Bambaataa and The SoulSonic Force, Planet Rock is the ancient homeland of the treasured tree that birthed the seed of hip-hop and electro and a whole cultural movement that have spread its branches all across Planet Earth. On his Return To Planet Rock, Johnny Voltik sets out to explore hitherto uncharted territories fusing experimental hip-hop, house, electrofunk, breakbeat, trip-hop, afrobeat, and poly-rythmic psychedelica to present listeners with a taste of an entire new blend of sonic frequencies.
Voltik explains, “The planet itself is a materialized mass made of pure ether...being there inspires total P.E.A.C.E. (Positive Energy Activating Constant Elevation, The RZA). The whole time I was there, I was high just off of breathing in the atmosphere...it was amazing.” Voltik describes the music as “the purest form of my sound, no holds barred, not quantized, whatever came to me while I zoned out during my meditations. The Red Album will be more focused and harnessed with lyrics. This one doesn’t have my lyrics and it is more of an experimental journey through different shades and moods of sound vibrations, so listeners can feel me on many different levels. If you like this just wait for The Red Album which promises to take you to a whole other level of music.”
The Return To Planet Rock is a blend of cinematic interplanetary sound journey and straight dance vibes, grooves, feels and it is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD on johnnyvoltik.bandcamp.com. The Return To Planet is part of Lichiban presents :: Aural Visions [a free art & music collabo series] which can be found on blog.lichiban.net.
ROCK IT DON’T STOP IT!
DOWNLOAD for FREE
// myspace.com/johnnyvoltik // twitter.com/JohnnyVoltik reverbnation.com/johnnyvoltik
Stay tuned for the first single 'HIGHER' from Voltik's upcoming debut release, 'THE RED ALBUM.'
Catch him live on January 26, 2010 8 pm, $10
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, Back Room 70 North 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
YUME presents: Johnny Voltik
along with TR & Nicky V & YM LIVE!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
The Madness (Onye Ala) is an introduction to Nneka’s new album coming out this February on Yo Mama/Decon/Epic, titled Concrete Jungle. Featuring artists such as M-1 (Dead Prez), Jay Electronica, Zumbi (Zion I), Rakaa (Dilated Peoples), Aceyalone (Freestyle Fellowship), General Steele (Boot Camp Clik) & Talib Kweli.
Download J.Period & NNeka Present: The Madness (Onye-Ala) Free::
FULL TRACKLISTING ::
1. Can You Hear? (Intro) 2. Let the Madness Begin (J.Period Exclusive) 3. Wake Up World (Interlude) 4. Wake Up Africa (J.Period Remix) 5. The Uncomfortable Truth 6. Untainted Love feat. Damian Marley (Interlude) 7. Spread Love (Brooklyn to Zion) (J.Period Remix) 8. Human Rights (Interlude) 9. Changes (J.Period Remix) feat. M-1 & General Steele 10. Conscious Lyrics (Interlude) 11. Gypsy/Infamous (J.Period Exclusive) 12. Hip Hop Comes From Africa (Interlude) 13. Walking (J.Period Remix) feat. Jay Electronica 14. In Transit (Interlude) 15. Show Love (J.Period Remix) f. Rakaa (Dilated Peoples) & Aceyalone 16. For the Good of Humanity (Interlude) 17. God of Mercy (J.Period Remix) f. Zumbi (Zion I) 18. Suffri (Nigerian in Berlin Remix) feat. Fela Kuti 19. Perseverance is Character (Interlude) 20. Strength/Kangpe (J.Period Dubplate) f. Big Boi (Outkast) 21. Heartbeat (J.Period Remix) feat. Talib Kweli 22. In the Heart of Man (J.Period Exclusive) 23. Symptoms of My Madness (Outtro) [ Bonus Mix: J.Period Dubplates ] 24. Mind vs. Heart (J.Period Dubplate) f. 2Pac 25. Changes 2 (J.Period Dubplate) feat. Lauryn Hill & John Forte 26. Walking 2 (J.Period Dubplate) feat. Nas Find out more online: Nneka – J.Period –
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE ::"From fury to folly, overwhelming enthusiasm to complete rage – madness is a term used to describe an extreme state or extreme journey, which tends to leave the participant altered, sometimes forever. In an era of political corruption, fast paced technology, and what some may argue as a cultural renaissance, madness is sometimes the term that fits best to describe the state we’re living in today. It is the madness that speaks to our generation, and The Madness (Onye-Ala) that Nneka and J.Period present to the world. Utilizing J.Period’s unique documentary-style approach to the mixtape, The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a collection of new and remixed tracks from Nneka, the Nigerian born singer/songwriter who is quickly making her stamp on the US.A seasoned performer, songwriter and winner of the 2009 MOBO Award, Nneka presents The Madness (Onye-Ala) as an introduction to her first US album, Concrete Jungle in stores February 2, 2010 on Yo Mama/Decon/Epic. The album is collection of tracks detailing her personal experience growing up in Nigeria, the corruption and beauty found there and the universal themes of love, growth, and seeking the ultimate truths. The Madness (Onye-Ala) is a peek into the life and sounds of Nneka, as well as a tribute to the influence Hip Hop has had on her music. Fresh off a featured role in the blockbuster video game, DJ Hero, J.Period presents The Madness (Onye-Ala) as the next chapter in a long line of game-changing mixtapes presented in his unique, storybook style. The acclaimed DJ, Producer & Mixtape King has redefined the mixtape genre with collaborations with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Nas, Big Daddy Kane, and others. J.Perid’s most recent work, “The Messengers” (a collection of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Bob Dylan remixes featuring K’NAAN), has yielded over 150,000 downloads since its release in September 2009."
Then, like a smell around you, I will forever linger."
Lensed by Coodie & Chike
additional work by Micheal Sterling Eaton
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
i love the new ADIDAS 'Star Wars' Original collection, of course. Darth Vader seems to rule streetware these days. All good, but come one now, please give us something for the ladies!!...like how about a Princess Leila mini dress?
check the line on starwars.com
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
From his bio: Martei Korley was born in Denmark of Danish-Ghanaian heritage but has called NYC home for the past 14 years. Originally drawn to photography as a means of supporting his music career, Martei Korley quickly developed his sideline into a powerful creative expression and a career in it’s own right. His work is generally portrait driven, but fashion and urban spaces are also regularly visited areas of interest. Over time, his extensive relationships with Jamaican musicians--and proven ability to get shots that are simply impossible for other photographers--has established him as the one of reggae music’s foremost documentarians and as a result he has shot editorials or album packaging for almost every major reggae artist working today. His work has been featured in The Rolling Stones, XLRTR, Riddim, Mass Appeal, FADER, The Source, and TRACE, among others.
WHAT DO YOU DO? MAKE MUSIC(as a vocalist, writer, musician) /MAKE IMAGES(As a Photographer and sometime Director).
TRUE BEAUTY IS… natural.
BEATS… Are what's left when no one wants to make real music. A beat and a groove is NOT the same.
TRUE SEXY IS… confidence minus arrogance.
MUSIC IS MY…lifeblood.
ART DOES NOT…necessarily make money. And art can do more than provoke.
MY NIGHTS ARE…full of sounds.
THESE 3 TURN ME ON… Fantastic women. Fantastic Women. Fantastic Women
SELF-KNOWLEDGE … is essential.
ENOUGH OF …these meaningless wars/world hunger/envy, greed and badmind. The Emperor's New Clothes is a TIRED story - look at the state of affairs today. The rich are getting richer while the masses suffer. How can we make people understand that religion is personal?
MY CREATIVITY IS…created by the Father.
TRUE POWER IS…Divine.
LIFE CAN BE THE... ultimate deal maker/breaker who would?
TO LOVE IS TO…accept.
I'VE GOT FLOW BECAUSE…I AM!
NEW PROJECTS FOR 2010? "SO Proud" available on Iyahtunes from Ntelekentertainment.com LargeUp.com - Me and my bro. DJ Gravy's Carribbean forum, hosted as a blog on okayplayer.com. Chill with us from your desktop if you can't make the flight.. Working on a portrait book project of personalities in the Kingston recording world with my dups Eddie "Stats" Houghton. More music!
WHERE CAN WE REACH YOU?
marteikorley.com, okayplayer.com/largeup, youtube.com, ntelekentertainment.com, myspace.com/martei
SHOUTOUTS? Big respect
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake – and several very strong aftershocks – struck only 10 miles from Port-au-Prince. I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse. The over 2 million people in Port-au-Prince tonight face catastrophe alone. We must act now.
(AP Photo/Jorge Cruz)
President Obama has already said that the U.S. stands ‘ready to assist’ the Haitian people. The U.S. Military is the only group trained and prepared to offer that assistance immediately. They must do so as soon as possible. The international community must also rise to the occasion and help the Haitian people in every way possible.”
Many people have already reached out to see what they can do right now. We are asking those interested to please do one of two things: Either you can use your cell phone to text “Yele” to 501501, which will automatically donate $5 to the Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund (it will be charged to your cell phone bill), or you can click here to DONATE.
Yéle Haiti is a grassroots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. Yéle’s community service programs include food distribution and mobilizing emergency relief. Grammy-Award winning musician, humanitarian and Goodwill Ambassador to Haiti Wyclef Jean founded Yéle Haiti in 2005.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
(you can ponder on the significance of the KuKluxKlan character holding James Brown's Sex Machine record...)
January 16th—February 13th, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 16th, 7pm—9pm
NEW YORK, NY (January 2, 2009) — Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present a selection of new works by Doze Green in the gallery's Project Room.
Working in an array of mediums such as ink, gouache, metallic pigments, charcoal and collage, Green’s signature aesthetic creatively combines stylized letterforms and figurative abstraction with fluid continuous line work, resulting in an evolved approach to organic cubism.
Returning for what will be the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, this show will feature a new series of original mixed media works on canvas, watercolors on paper, and black and white contour line paintings on cardboard. The largest work featured in the show entitled Siddhartha, made it’s debut in December of 2009 during Chimera, an exhibition curated by David Hunt as part of the Scope-Miami International contemporary art fair. Siddartha is the companion piece to Green’s earlier Omega Bridge canvas, a collaborative painting created with the Brazilian street artist Fefe Talavera, which measured over thirteen and a half feet wide. The Omega Bridge piece was exhibited in Green’s 2008 solo exhibition N.O.O.N.—No One Observes Nibiru.
Green recently completed a set of two large-scale public murals commissioned by CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada. He named the project Crossroads of Humanity. The two murals, which contain multi-figure imagery, occupy the surfaces of 6 conjoined walls (3 walls each). Wrapping around several corners, the total combined wall distance measures 80 feet wide by 20 feet high, per mural.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more information visit www.jonathanlevinegallery.com
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Tokimonsta – (LA) Beats
Ben Neill – (NYC) Mutant Trumpet
King Britt – (Philly) Electronics/Beats/Samples
Rucyl – (Philly) Vocaltronics
Damon Bennett – (Philly) Keyboards
vade – (NYC) Visuals
$10 | 11pm – 4am
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Here is a taste of TOKIMONSTA's sound
BONUS :: FREE DOWNLOAD
RUCYL's Past Life MIX
Monday, January 11, 2010
Join us for our first art opening of the year LAYERED featuring the works of Marthalicia. Opening Reception Thursday January 14th, 2010 at 7pm. The show will be up January 14th - February 11th 2010.
Thursday, January 14, 2010 7-10pm
All work, prints, t-shirts sold goes to The Artist Process part two: funding goes for art supplies and film coverage.
560 Grand St. off Lorimer
L train to Lorimer/ G train to Metropolitan/
J train to Lorimer
(Los Sures, Brooklyn NY)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
[photo: Jeremy James]
[photo : Lichiban]
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I know PAN from the back in the days of working with him at TRACE Magazine along side of Sarah White (singer, the other half of WRONGLIPS) two years ago. I always admired his writing skills and his passion for the craft. PAN is a tastemaker with a keen eye for brilliance and new trends..many times I'd think I brought some hidden new gem to the table only to find an interview or review published with those acts under his name already. He is one of my favorite peoples and it was great to see such a well-deserved feature from the lab of PAN's good friend, TONE (NewPOP), whose work I love as well. He is working on a big project to prepare the release of his new publication..but hush, hush I'm not supposed to say much about that yet. Follow him on twitter.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Here are the links for TAM+SAM
Thursday, January 7, 2010
About Michael Cordero: a member of the Brooklyn-based artist collective, TRUST YOUR STRUGGLE, brand Architect of 1 Soul Designs & Co-Owner of Fresthetic, Michael has launched several successful arts and community based businesses and has dedicated his life t0 promoting social, political and cultural awareness in order to provoke change. His work has impacted communities in NYC, San Francisco, Cuba, Vieques, Mexico and Guatemala. To find out more, check out his site at conscioushustler.mvmt.com
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Check out an earlier K-SWISS ad -another inspiring piece- where he is featured as an artist.
I told him that he outdid Curtis Blow's Sprite ad...lol. (Some people might recall Sprite manage to get Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and NAS on their ads too back in the 90s)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I discovered CLASSIXX through their remix of Mayer Hawthorne's Green Eyed Love track recently released on Stonesthrow. I had a little OCD listening episode with that track for a few days, so I wanted more & tracked them down. The producer duo's sound is for those who like music that makes them feel good...CLASSIXX screams summer of love. Here is a remix they did for Phoenix's hit Lisztomania.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Juicy Fruit Mtume // Juicy The Notorious B.I.G. Juicy Fruit Mtume // So Far to Go (Clean) J Dilla feat. Common & D'Angelo // Chasing Amy [Crate Digger..?] (Cosmic Latte) Elaquent // Perception Electric Wire Hustle // Juicy Fruit - Mtume //Constellations - Joy Jones // Melodee N'mynor - Sa Ra Creative Partners // Nirvana - Shafiq Husayn // Daktari Walk - The Daktaris // DLZ - TV On the Radio // Never Never - Little Dragon // go ahead instrumental - Dhundee // Perception - Electric Wire Hustle // We Here - Illa J // SHOTGUN INSTR (WAAJEEDS PLINKY REMIX) - Dilla & Waajeed // SHOTGUN (WAAJEEDS PLINKY REMIX) - Dilla & Waajeed // Thats How I Know (FULL) - RaheemFrank N Dank // Shimmy Shimmy Ya - El Michaels Affair El Michels Affair // Sweetest Girl (Remix) (Instrumental) - Wyclef Jean // Sweetest Girl "Dollar Bill" feat. Akon, Lil Wayne, Raekwon & Niia (Remix) (Clean) - Wyclef Jean // Rock Wit U - Erro // DFTF (feat. Affion Crockett) - Illa J, Affion Crockett // Spitkicker (Daz-I-Kue Vx) - Glaciers Of Ice (Main) // M.I.A - Recloose // Timeless Featuring Tina Marie - Dwele // More Than Friends - Estelle // Finer Things ("Bossin' Up") - J*Davey // Never Can Say GoodBye - Dhundee remix // Vibrate - Andre 3000 // Everyday Lucy Pearl // Rye & Coke (Jet Black) - Elaquent // Bedroom Eyes (Venetian Red) - Elaquent
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Also big news, Dhundee has just released recently his debut album 'Take Flight' featuring collaborations with an international crew of amazing musical artist including Kissey Asplund, Cecilia Stalin, Dego (4 Hero), Probe DMS, Maya Azucena, Yohimbe Sampson, Nachy Bless and some old friends such as Sarah White, Ras Kiva and Waajeed (Bling47). A well-known DJ in NYC, Dhundee is adept at putting heat on the dancefloor and he's sure to use his skills on this album... As the eclectic mix of artists suggest, the album is a mix of many different genres blending jazz, hip-hop, broken beat, electro and dubby vibes showcasing Dhundee's production talent as well as his musicianship. You can check out the whole album on Dhundee's bandcamp site and keep up with the man on his blog.