Saturday, February 27, 2010

Jean-Michel Basquiat : THE RADIANT CHILD Documentary TRAILER

i can't wait to see the whole footage

Trailer of the new documentary Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child.

Directed by Tamra Davis, the documentary features never-before seen footage of the prolific artist painting, talking about his art, and existing in the two years prior to his death in 1988.

ANIMATION OF THE DAY :: Frosti

FREE DOWNLOAD :: DAM-FUNK :: Passion

Another sexy modern space funk track from Dam-Funk's free download series. Straight from the lab & unmastered, the tentatively unreleased “Passion”. Get it HERE.

Friday, February 26, 2010

NEW RELEASE & FREE DOWNLOAD :: The Last Electro Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble (MADLIB) - Miles Away



MADLIB
The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble
Tones for Larry Young from the new album 'Miles Away' available as a free download.
Released on Stones Throw, 2010. In stores now.

Miles Away is the latest in releases to evolve from producer & arranger Madlib's first jazz releases with the group Yesterdays New Quintet. As Yesterdays New Quintet dissolved in 2007 the collective was expanded under the name “Yesterdays Universe,” out which The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble became the first to release music with Summer Suite (Stones Throw, 2007).

Miles Away is a jazz fusion album, produced & arranged by Madlib, which has been tweaked and revised for over two years when it was first announced. Look for more of Madlib's Yesterdays Universe releases to follow in 2010.

Converse x Wax Poetics Records x Adriane Young and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra ::: SHOT ME IN THE HEART



Converse 45 Series presents the video premiere of Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra. Director, David Wong, utilized 16mm film to capture a retrospective look into love and soul. Younge is the editor and composer for the recently released blaxploitation film, Black Dynamite. The title song, “Shot me in the Heart,” is featured on the Black Dynamite Score and is presented by Wax Poetics Records.
MP3 of the album is available here
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iheartbeats:: CRIS PROLIFIC :: Michael Jackson Tribute "Liberian Girl"


i just came upon this MJ tribute track on a podcast and fell in love with the beat. when i searched to see who made it, i found out that it was actually a track by my good friend, CRIS PROLIFIC (check my interview with him about his upcoming album ART/MONEY here).
CRIS PROLIFIC RMX (MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE) 'LIBERIAN GIRL' by Cris Prolific

SOLAR CRAVINGS

Winter solstice. My fellow intergalactic bakhti Crunc Tesla aka DJ Raedawn aka The VampireKiller aka Spanky 's response to my request for a magic mantra to attract more solar energy into my life.


"I'm on Firrrrre....the Sun keeps me higher...ablaze Pineal Lighter...I've got my ego inside her."












The new Crunc Tesla Single released on Briefcase Rockers LtD compilation "LEADERS: an Introductory Guide into Crev Wave". Production & Vocals by Crunc Tesla ©2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ONLY THE FUTURE WILL KNOW :: The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla

FREE ENERGY FOR EVERYONE?
utopia is always an option.
we are sleeping giants dreaming of being gods on earth.


if born in a different time & place, Tesla could've been called a shaman or an alchemist. a master of light & electricity, he was the keyholder to a knowledge that could birth or destroy a new Atlantis.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PHOTO OF THE DAY :: yin & yang

my inspiration & one of my best friends, EVA BERTOK's latest ligh-sculpture pieces.

iRECOMMEND :: Fania Records & Wax Poetics record release party :: JOE CUBA, Le Poisson Rouge, Febr 24th

My homie, Amir (Kon & Amir, Waxpoetics) just invited me to this event celebrating the CD release of JOE CUBA, legendary architect of the Nuyorican sound. Promising to be hot with CHICO MANN & The Boogaloo Assassins doing a live set while DJ Bobbito & Turmix on the decks will keep the dancefloor packed. Oh and it is FREE with RSVP.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

UPCOMING SHOW:: my new work at THE SUPERFRIENDS Group Art Show opening February 23rd at the Gallery Bar, NYC

Making this flyer was one of my funnest projects this last few weeks. I've collaborated with Pesu and Concep before so I'm very excited about what the homies bring to the show, and I'll have a new piece in there as well. The animated version of our flyer is exclusive to this blog. Details below, please come through! Shout out to Frankie Velez for making this happen.

The Superfriends show at the Gallery Bar Feb.23 is one not to miss. The artists exhibiting their work that night are LICHIBAN, PESU, CONCEP, and FERNANDO MORA. At one time or another in their careers this group of artists have done collaboration pieces with each other. Individually they're talented,together they are a superforce to be reckoned with. All the artists will exhibit artwork while Fernando Mora does a live painting.
Check out artist bios on the facebook invite.

STREAMING ::: WALLPAPER : doodooface

lol !!! ill production. i admit to OD-ing on this
STREAM NOW

wallpaper
www.coolgenius.net

BROOKLYN DIARIES :: VIDEO :: New work at the CDTBK Group Art Show "Live to Change Something Through Art"

That was super fun...stay till the end to see what generated the biggest laughs of the night. Big shout out to Livingroom Johnston, Ibrahim Yaqut, Yang Chi, Taganyahu Swaby, Alice Mizrahi, Ana Bravo, One9, SeeOne, Sam Wilson and all my other fellow artists and artistas who shared their creative energy, Rasu, Daoud and Dakhil of Coup d'Etat Brooklyn and Nakeisha Gumb, our beautiful curator, for making it happen so smoothly. Also, thanks to Robert L Sims III for the editing work and to Brooklyn's own Freshdaily for providing the soundtrack, 'LazerBeam$' for the footage (you can download his mixtape' Tomorrow is Today' including this track here.).
PHOTO: w/ Dame Williams & Jim Hernandez of Guys & Girls, Nicole and one of my favorite artist buddies, Mr. Solid Gold Livingroom Johnston

'Live To Change Something Through Art' group art show, Brooklyn from Lichiban EV [Electric Vision] on Vimeo.


CDTBK, Restoration Plaza & PUMA present
'Live To Change Something Through Art' group art show, Brooklyn
November 2009, Restoration Plaza

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FREE DOWNLOAD :: KING BRITT 'Now' feat. Astrid Suryano & 'MAGIC PROPERTIES TOUR' SNS cameo



Now feat Astrid Suryanto (free download)

KING BRITT's new release 'Intricate Beauty' is apparently the last of its kind as he is finding new directions in more experimental soundscapes. King is one of the most multifaceted producers out there who has been responsible for equally brilliant hip-hop, deep house, electro, or more abstract electronic projects, so I'm excited to see where this new move takes him...to find out more visit SATURN NEVER SLEEPS, a new movement he had started with his muse and fellow sound guru, RUCYL. 'Now' is a classic representing King at his best as a dance music producer.

From the press release: We’ll cut to the chase. Intricate Beauty is the final “conventional” dance album King Britt will ever make. And how fitting this final chapter also marks King’s first ever release on seminal house music label Nervous Records (in partnership with FiveSixMedia). This is the seal of quality. Don’t worry, though, King Britt’s not going anywhere as an artist. He’ll be concentrating on more experimental based music and searching for new avenues to help push the live electronic improvisational end of performance. But for now, you have a real treat to behold with the Intricate Beauty. Eleven tracks of soulful rhythms constructed and mixed together like a grand jigsaw puzzle. Quintessential King.

Intricate Beauty pulls together the different sounds that have helped shape King’s dance DJ mind over the years. This is the story of what he loves to spin and how it all relates. In a sense, this is all the greatness of King Britt wrapped up under one disc. Like a physical incarnation of the intricate mind, the process of how this album was constructed is quite advanced. King based the album on tiny microsounds he procured from various random recordings and CDs. He then took all these tiny pieces and dumped them into Ableton Live where he sewed the puzzle pieces together. Once there were approximately 50 workable combinations of tracks he then constructed the songs musically. “In a few months I intend to release all the bits and pieces from Intricate Beauty as a “Live Pack.” These will be sounds that people can use for inspiration and production,” King says.

Beyond the album, this is a period of great change for King Britt. Not only is he working in a new studio but he’s also cleansed spiritually; something that has also enabled him to enter into a new creative space with his newest venture Saturn Never Sleeps with multimedia artist Rucyl (www.saturnneversleeps.com/about)

“When you find your path and stick with it, you’re bound to hit a pentacle period of productivity. I feel that in the next three years you’ll really see and hear many sides of me musically. Mentally, physically and spiritually I have grown multitudes and have a very clear understanding of who I am and what I’m here for. Many of the lyrics on the album express some of these ideas.”

It’s been 20 years on the music scene for King Britt and his projects, collaborations and affiliations are always truly mind-blowing. From his time as Silkworm in the groundbreaking, Grammy winning Digable Planets, to starting Ovum Recordings with Josh Wink, producing platinum remixes for Macy Gray, Solange, Donna Lewis and hundreds of others, winning the highest grant in the country as the first dj/producer, The Pew Fellowship or starting his empire, FiveSixMedia, King Britt still tries to live in the NOW and not the then.

“We have to
surrender to uncertainty, while appreciating its intricate beauty" - Deepak Chopra

CHECK out KING BRITT & RUCYL playing a live set that represents their new direction as they join the MAGICAL PROPERTIES TOUR in Philly on February 22nd

Saturn Never Sleeps makes an appearance at the Philadelphia edition of the Magical Properties Tour. King and Rucyl will be testing out some new tracks from their upcoming Saturn Never Sleeps album, soundsystem style.

R5 Productions and WPRB 103.3 Presents:
Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Jogger, Saturn Never Sleeps (King Britt & Rucyl)
Kungfu Necktie
8:00 pm Mon, February 22, 2010
$10.00 tickets


Friday, February 12, 2010

iRECOMMEND ::: Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America, on view at the George Gustav Heye Center, New York

I recently connected with artist Jake Fragua and the two of us had made plans to do a collabo mural. While checking out his website, I found out about this show that he is part of (he is the spokesperson in the video featured below). It is currently on display in NYC, not to be missed!

Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
December 11, 2009–June 27, 2010
George Gustav Heye Center, New York

Members of the 4 Wheel Warpony skate team (White Mountain Apache). Photo courtesy of Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo), 2008.
American Indian Skateboarding Exhibition in New York

An exhibition celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and history of American Indian skateboarding culture is on view at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav Heye Center.

“Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America includes 20 skatedecks, rare images, video of Native skaters and skate decks from Native companies and contemporary artists. The exhibition will close June 27, 2010. One of the most popular sports on Indian reservations, skateboarding has inspired American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities to host skateboard competitions and build skate parks to encourage their youth. Native entrepreneurs own skateboard companies and sponsor community-based skate teams. Native artists and filmmakers, inspired by their skating experiences, credit the sport with teaching them a successful work ethic. Highlights include a never-before-seen 1969 image taken by skateboarding icon, Craig R. Stecyk III, of a skatedeck depicting traditional Native imagery and 1973 home-movie footage of Zephyr surf team members Ricky and Jimmy Tavarez (Gabrielino- Tongva).

The exhibition features the work of visual artists Bunky Echo-Hawk (Yakama/Pawnee), Joe Yazzia (Navajo), Traci Rabbit (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) and Dustinn Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) and highlights young Native skaters such as 20-year-old Bryant Chapo (Navajo) and 10-year-old Augustin and 7-year-old Armondo Lerma (Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians).

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York, the George Gustav
Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City, across from Battery Park. The museum is free and open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. By subway, the museum may be reached by the 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street. For information, call (212) 514-3700 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.americanindian.si.edu.

SA-RA “Love Czars II” feat. Jay Electronica & TaRaach

keep your eyes open

source URB.com

FREE DOWNLOAD :: Stimulus mixes


These two mixes by my good friend, STIMULUS have been in my draft folder for a while and finally have a chance to share them. Brooklyn-born member of the well known New York based live-band The Real Live Show, STIMULUS is not only a dope MC, but an equally skilled DJ as well who throws some of the hottest parties in NYC...anybody who has been one of his residencies in the past (Good Spot (Rivington Hotel), Brooklyn Bounce) can attest to that. Connect with him on facebook to find out about his new gigs.


This first one is for the emcees, arcade addicts and beat junkies featuring some of my favorite analogue sounds. As a bonus, DOWNLOAD a Nintendo For Mac complete with Tecmo Bowl and Super Tecmo Bowl HERE so you have something to play with while you listen.
1. Mario vs. Megaman - Hayzee // 2. Tetris - Waajeed // 3. Zelda 2 - J Dilla // 4. Zelda - J Dilla // 5. Video Gamin' - Fresh Daily // 6. Castle Vee Re Up - U-N-I feat. Black Milk // 7. Midnite - B. Bravo // 8. Overcast - Ras G // 9. Total Domination of The Universe - CX Kidtronix // 10. Fanfare - Hayzee
DOWNLOAD The Game Room
STIM'S GAME ROOM by Stimulus

This one is another of my favorites of his mixes, a tribute to one of the most brilliant artists working today, Raphael Saadiq.
1. Get Involved - Raphael Saadiq ft. Q-Tip // 2. We Fight/Love - Q-Tip ft. Raphael Saadiq // 3. Doin' What I Can - Raphael Saadiq ft. Angie Stone // 4. Be Here - Raphael Saadiq ft. D'Angelo // 5. Knock Knock - Truth Hurts ft. Raphael Saadiq & D'Angelo // 6. I Want You Back - Raphael Saadiw ft. Teedra Moses (Trackademicks Remix) // 7. Ask Of You - Raphael Saadiq Live at The House of Blues // 8. Anniversary - Tony! Toni! Toné! // 9. It Never Rains - Tony! Toni! Toné! // 10. Jus Mee & U - Luniz ft. Raphael Saadiq // 11. OPH - Raphael Saadiq ft. Enet & Thed // 12. Still Ray - Raphael Saadiq // 13. Without U - Lucy Pearl (J-Dilla Remix) // 14. Without U Remix - Lucy Pearl ft. Dwele // 15. So Far To Go - J Dilla ft. Common & D'Angelo
16. Stressed Out - A Tribe Called Quest ft. Faith Evans & Raphael Saadiq (Saadiq Remix) // 17. Dance Tonight - Lucy Pearl // 18. Big Dancin' - Lucy Pearl (Bounce Camp Remix) // 19. Feels Good - Tony! Toni! Toné! // 20. Staying In Love - Raphael Saadiq // 21. 100 Yard Dash - Raphael Saadiq (Sabzi Remix 3) // 22. Oh Girl - Raphael Saadiq ft. Jay - Z
The Way I See Raphael Saadiq by Stimulus

Dig into his collection of mixes on his soundcloud page.

INSPIRATION ::: A Portrait of Eliane Radigue

One of the founding members of Saturn Never Sleeps, my girl RUCYL just put me on this amazing female composer Eliane Radigue whose work has been deeply influenced by her spiritual involvement with Tibetan Buddhism. Check out Rucyl's full feature 'Eliane Radigue – Buddhism and an Arp 2500 Synthesizer' on Saturn Never Sleeps.

A Portrait of Eliane Radigue (2009) from Maxime Guitton on Vimeo.

A portrait of Eliane Radigue, produced by the Austrian IMA (Institute for Media Archeology), which observes Eliane in her workspace, operating the ARP and talking about the process of composing and recording.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i love my job...

I love my life and I love being an artist...not always the easiest, but life is never boring and I get to work on some of the funnest or sexiest projects, such as this recent one.

My good friend, Alanzo of The Minority Report has booked me to body paint these two hot mamas for his Superbowl party last weekend at No. 1 Front St (Saints vs Colts). Mardi Gras around the corner, I was psyched to do something festive and sexy for such beautiful subjects. Alanzo always brings out Brooklyn's best-looking people, and this special surprise was a definite crowd-pleaser. You can check out the photos from the party on Al's blog. Big shout out to Al for the gig!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

ROOM777: THE MAGIC ROOM presents :: the cat who fell to earth

Link
goodbye ROOM 777
[photo by Victoria Holt]

more YO GABBA GABBA...The Roots 'Lovely, love my family'



Syncronicity: HOUDINI KUNDALINI :: The Ultimate PrisonBreaker

THE WORLD'S MENTAL SHACKLE BREAKER KING

Wowser...a couple of days ago, I brought up Houdini in a conversation as a joke and then googled him to find out more about him. I had no idea that he was my compatriot (he was born in Budapest, though he lied about it claiming that he was born in Wisconsin). Then I came upon this poster, which had striking similarities to my mural at 5 pointz, Queens I painted back in the summer. Mine is about a different kind of liberation.

SADE - Making Of The Album

such an inspiration

the two faces of ASHA PUTHLI


yin


yang