Friday, December 28, 2012

#bestof2012 #art #life

the tale of the jaguar princess 
new collection launched at the #purpleshow #causeycontemporarygallery #brooklyn #katapulko #wefoundloveinahopelessplace. here are the behind-the-scenes photos for the show.
i have limited edition silkscreen prints available from the show at

the best tibetan art mentor i could ever had wished for. pema rinzin. #newyorktibetanartstudio #buddhistart

art is also for joy, peace and sharing. my 4th buddha with pema rinzin #newyorktibetanartstudio #himalayas #practiceforlife #tibetanbuddhistart 
my friends are my favorite artists. nuff said!

#konogomix fam : #megadopepop #megacorp
megadopepop x alysia mazella

#konogomix fam: quan luv #visions18. #royalunderground #thethuglife quan luv/visions18 x alysia mazzella
zenithlovesisis x megadopepopvanessa williams x megadopepop
 vanessa x konogomix  | photo by me
jide gbemudu for a.l.i.e.n. nyc alice mizrachi | AM. & diana mcclure. they never let me down.  #purpleshow #art #newyork
SNEAK PEAK of some of the immediate projects coming up
KATAPULKO ZINE & treats for the alley. 

a collabo series with Mr Martin
more collabo with betty bastidas x mr. martin. 
...a collabo with jasmine solano and tons more...
happy now happier 2013!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

#bestof2012 #music #life

in no way comprehensive. my personal favs.
the city of angels  #tekitha  #roadtrip #reunion #limitless 
little dragon. brush the heat #bestalbums2012

my girl sarah white & rico | limitless | neglakay production #lovealways #inspiration #bestofNYC
roadtrip to #LA | kendrick lamar #themesong #bestalbums2012
#lovesongoftheyear | frank ocean #bestalbums2012 
the coolest person i met this year. quelle chris  #crownnation #shotgunandsleekrifle #bestalbums #haikurap

#konogomix fam # oldmoney x  #megadopepop x #okayafrica | #svn:hifi #konogomix #ahmadjulian #bestofny

#konogomix fam: #kesed x old money x mc k-swift x me on the cover #bestofNYC

melo-x | fewture #bestof2012 #bestofNYC

relentless. andy amadi okorafor #clamfilms #fam

the much-awaited launch of clam magazine online. still my favorite print mag. andy amadi okorafor #clamfilms #fam #clammag

pt1.upcoming collabo for bilal's upcoming album "a love surreal". #bilal  #marc baptiste. #hanselder #bestofNYC

i walked | steven sufjan #allgood #lessons #thealchemist
always fresh. fresh daily.brooklyn good guy. #brooklynfam #suedejury #cavcavski

loser's quest. one of my favs. #paris. | k?m.f #weirdata 
don't sleep on #paris. | walter mecca. breaking point |weirdata

tigga calore. #royalunderground #queen #bestofNYC

monopoly. danny brown. prod by quelle chris. #bestalbums2012

iman omari. #bestnewartists2012
actually wasn't much up on new music this year |jodeci #pandora
sade | alwaysandforever | 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

C'EST NOIR PRESENTS: The Underground Pyramid / A.L.I.E.N. Party 12/23/2012 + FREE MIX by Chief Encore

12.23.12. NYC Royal Underground is back in full effect... The rapture is here!
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Loving this video for a track off of Analogue Monsta Boom, a collaborative project bw two dope female producers/vocalist Suzi Analogue and TOKiMONSTA. Go ladies!     

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD: MeLo-X - Inside The Mind Of MeLo 3 (Mixtape)

MeLo-X - Inside The Mind Of MeLo 3 (Mixtape)
Steve-ography presents the third installment of his Inside The Mind Of MeLo series. Compiled of Remixes MeLo has done through out the year (Azealia Banks, Fiona Apple, Cheri Coke, Rihanna, Marvin Gaye and others) mixed with original tracks, exclusives, and unreleased material this is one of the most extensive collections in the series so far. Enjoy

Monday, December 17, 2012

FREE DOWNLOAD: BILAL 'The Retrospection' mixtape curated by Vikter Duplaix + INTERVIEW

Myself and a team are working on a multimedia project for Bilal's next album, something I'm super honored to be part of. If you haven't already copped this, here is the introductory mixtape curated by Vikter Duplaix to launch the campaign for the upcoming new album, A Love Surreal. The retrospective mix features some exclusive tracks as well as collaborations with the late Dilla, Raphael Saadiq, Common, Karriem Riggins, SA RA and many others. Download for free.

FREE DOWNLOAD: JASMINE SOLANO: 'Cruisin' Remixes (+Official Video) @JasmineSolano

Super psyched about my upcoming collabo with Jasmine Solano...stay tuned!

ROYALTY: Eroica ft. KISSEY (Official Video)

I've been meaning to post this for a while...East London fam, ROYALTY's latest project, Eroica EP featuring Kissey on the vocals. Cop it on Five Easy PiecesThe remix is fiya too

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


ANA TIJOUX - "Volver" [Official Video]

I love her! "Volver" is from Ana's current LP La Bala--purchase it on iTunes now.

NIKE Skateboard Shoes Museum Launch

 Nike SB's online Nike SB Shoe Museum in celebration of its 10th anniversary...a lesson in design & marketing.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Madlib Remixes 1997-2007 mixed by J ROCC

Originally released as Stones Throw Podcast #21, J.Rocc's mix was recently rereleased on Rappcats. J.Rocc put this one together, collecting ten years of Madlib's remixes, many of them were released by the artists on singles, others were made for Madlib's own use and are still unreleased. 

0:10 PB Wolf - Definition Of Ill || 2:04 Foreign Legion - Nowhere To Hide || 3:28 Zion I - Critical || 4:40 Charizma - My World Premiere || 5:50 Prozack - Bang It || 6:40 Que D - Cash Flow || 7:30 Common - The Sun God || 8:30 Madvillain - Money Folder || 9:45 Lootpack - Long Awaited || 11:15 Mos Def || 12:20 A.G. - Take A Ride || 14:00 Jaylib - Strapped  || 15:10 Jay Z - Threat || 16:40 Defari - Say It Twice || 18:10 Doggy Style All Stars - Tell It Like It Is || 18:50 Kurupt - Ride Wit Us || 19:50 Jadakiss - Put Ya Hands Up || 20:50 Mr. Cheeks - Lights Camera Action || 22:00 J Dilla - Reckless Driving || 23:40 Interlude || 24:00 Madvillain - Rainbows  || 24:50 Madvillain - One Beer || 27:18 Jazzanova - L.O.V.E. and You and I || 34:00 Zero 7 - Distractions || 36:40 Bilal - Soul Sista || 39:45 Common - 8 Minutes To Sunrise  || 41:00 Lootpack - Frenz V Endz || 43:30 Nas - Revolutionary/get Down  || 45:40 Interlude || 46:50 Nas - Get Down || 48:20 J Dilla - Let's Take A Ride

ZULU GURU Black Orpheus' [Official Video] #zuluguru

ZULU GURU is Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X :: Directed by Dr. Woo Art  Download on iTunes

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Microkripto [The Space in Between]

Microkripto [The Space in Between] from Alba G. Corral on Vimeo.


A creative and passionate storyteller, Betty not only walks her talk, she dances it. On the soccer field, she would be a striker, leading the way to the goal with the help of her teammates.
She is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, teaching artist and mom using media as a social tool to celebrate the strength of the human spirit and her love for self-expression. Betty was born in Ecuador and came to the US at the age of nine. Her experiences growing up as an Ecuadorian immigrant in the US helps her relate to a people from all walks of life. She seeks to capture people and environments in flux, where the ever-changing landscapes give way for unique and magical moments to surface, where faith is constantly tested and most satisfied. DreamTown is her latest passion project, keeping her creative energy flowing.

WHAT DO YOU DO? Photographer, Filmmaker, & Teaching Artist
TRUE BEAUTY IS…self-expression & Liberation
BEATS…afro-beats, life-beats
TRUE SEXY IS… hmmmmm
MUSIC IS MY…soul, my healer, mi son :0)
ART DOES NOT…exclude
MY NIGHTS ARE…a peaceful melody
THESE 3 TURN ME ON…courage, confidence, sincerety
SELF-KNOWLEDGE …is empowering
ENOUGH OF …injustice & inequality 
TRUE POWER IS…self-determination
TO LOVE IS TO…submit...& LIVE.

DreamTown is a documentary film that explores the lives of Afro-Ecuadorians through the lens of soccer. The project has been featured on NPR and has gotten great press reviews. It is still in production, you can find out more about it on

DreamTown is the inspiring story of three young soccer players chasing success in the face of extraordinary challenges. Entwined with their athletic dreams are the hopes of all Afro-Ecuadorians, for whom soccer is more than a sport but the means to recognition and respect they have long been denied.

DreamTown Trailer from Betty Bastidas on Vimeo.
DreamTown follows the quest of Ulises, Anibal, and Carlos—three players at different stages in their career—as they learn whether the sport they love will bring them a better tomorrow, or if their dream, like so much else in the lives of Afro-Ecuadorians, proves to be just out of reach. In their inspiring determination to reach the elite level of the sport, the three men come to realize that their true goals lay beyond the field. And it may be that the game they’ve devoted their life to is the only thing standing in their way.
Anibal: DreamTown from Betty Bastidas on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Delfina Delettrez SS13 COLLECTION

Delfina Delettrez SS13 collection   Photography by Philippe Jarrigeon

Friday, November 16, 2012


Photo by Igor Burba for VOGUE Italy

FREE DOWNLOAD: Daedelus - Endless Sea (Scion AV)

"Living somewhere in between a honed melody and all out rave, Daedelus takes mystic sounding acoustics and harmonics one step further. To say that Alfred Darlington isn’t a paint-by-number musician would be an understatement. Every track of this release will lead you further down the rabbit hole. And we’re not sure we ever want to find our way out."
Download the EP 'Looking Ocean'

mother nature

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fresh Daily feat. Suede Jury & MeLo-X: SUBMARINE BASS FACE

New video from the homie Fresh Daily, also featuring Suede Jury & MeLo-X.



Music video for the first single from new full length album "Roll & Tumble" by Houston's Jawwaad and NYC producer DJ Kiva. I recently ran into Kiva and had a chance to get the latest updates on his musical projects, one of them being this full length collabo w/ Jawwad.  Like most projects I've heard from Kiva, "Roll & Tumble" showcases his versatility both as a producer and musician, while Jawwad brings a new dimension to his sound. My favorite is the dreamy "Back to My Galaxy". 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ON SALE: "The Jaguar Princess' Dream" Limited Edition Print Available Now

Finally, the new prints are ready! First of a series, called "The Jaguar Princess' Dream." I will share the story behind the images soon. The lucky 25th customer will also get a bonus print, called "The Year of the Jaguar" which will also be available for sale very soon. 

ON VIEW  & AVAILABLE ALSO at Causey Contemporary Gallery, PURPLE group show, until November 19th. 92 Whythe Ave, Brooklyn NY 
instagram @lichiban

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NY ART: "Deep Space" MATTA, RAMMELLZEE, FUTURA, PHASE 2 art show at Joseph Nahmad Gallery

I had a chance to check out this past Friday the ‘Deep Space’ exhibition opened at the Joseph Nahmad Contemporary Gallery in NYC. A Chilean-born painter who was one of the last original Surrealist artists, Matta's (1911–2002) work was juxtaposed to NY art legends, such as one of my favorites, Rammellzee (1960-2010), Futura & Phase 2 who grew out of 80's graff culture.Great show, I'm glad to be in New York for art moments like this. If you are in the city, it's up until December 12th. 

Futura x Phase 2

Photos via highsnobiety

ZULU GURU is here

Zulu Guru is the name of a new project involving Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X. Old friends, MeLo and Jesse have been working together since the beginning of their musical journey. I was glad to see them uniting forces for a new LP on Ninjatune, they are both awesome producers, writers and vocalists. iTunes :: Ninjatune

Below here is my good friend Kesed who is also featured on the album. I did some of the covers for his own music projects (Last Dragon, Hyperspace), another dope artist from Brooklyn. 

Order Zulu Guru LP -    Oct 30th in the U.S | Nov 5th in Worldwide
Shot by Jesse Boykins III     Written & Performed by Kesed - 

NEW RELEASE: Old Money & Lamin Fofana: ETHIOPIA & b/w NAGA

New release from Old Money fam in collaboration with Dutty Artz. I love about the Old Moneys sound that it's unmistakable, they'd created a unique style, a whole lane for themselves. This is just the beginning of a whole series of projects and releases they're dropping in the near future. This promo description below describes the feel way better than I could. 

Old Money & Lamin Fofana collaborate in the first of a series of three releases for an examination of mysteries as articulated through fresh and distinct African Caribbean lenses. Produced in the immigrant hub of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, "Ethiopia” and “Nāga" nods to black secret technology, ancient civilizations, Haile Selassie, and various strands of diasporic influences, all funneled through hard, 4th world electronics. The lush pads and regal horns of “Ethiopia” feels like the sky clearing for an arrival while “Nāga” conjures the esoteric leanings of Wu-Tang and Jay Electronica, the funky house sounds of London, and Nuwaubians selling What Will Happen In Y2K scrolls on Rockaway Parkway circa the mid-nineties.

After the storm: ROCKAWAY, NY

Rockaway Needs Us from everyone and company on Vimeo.

BROOKLYN ART: new Barry McGee mural in Fort Reene

I just recently spotted the giant new Barry McGee mural on Lafayette Ave near BAM in Brooklyn. McGee is one of the OGs of the art movement born out of West Coast skater, surfer & graffiti culture in the 90s. Massive
Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

FRESH: crazy pencil sculpture by LIONEL BAWDEN

Friday, November 2, 2012

Old Money & Lamin Fofana: VISITORS

"This mix is titled Visitors. It was inspired and is the byproduct of the innovators and musicians of 1970s and '80s Jamaican dub and reggae. As electronic artists, we view our work, and this mix as a logical extension of the path traveled by groundbreaking producers, musicians, and engineers such as King Tubby, Scientist, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jackie Mittoo, Horace Andy, and others. If anything, we are only pushing the ideas to extremes."
Old Money & Lamin Fofana   Brooklyn, 2012
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ETHIOPIA I NAGA, new single from Old Money & Lamin Fofana - available on digital record shops 11/6/12 on Dutty Artz.
Artwork by MEGA DOPE POP

Thursday, November 1, 2012