Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Pac Div, Dom Kennedy, TiRon and hosts L.A.U.S.D. took a trip from L.A. to San Diego, stopping by The Attic for a Meet-N-Greet with fans and then shut down Club Decco with live performances. The homie Spintellect got this footage of all these dope acts doing their respective things live in San Diego (I refuse to call it “Daygo,” as that city is quite possibly the least hood spot in America).
On the set of Mickey Factz most recent video for the song “ALPHA.” Behind the scenes the GFC crew geared Mickey up in clothes from Gold Spun, Public School, and Gucci. Accessories where provided by Nooka, Retrosuperfuture, and Android sneakers. After dressing into his rugged look he hit the scene , bringing an enormous amount of energy to the camera. At the end of the filming the crew applauded at all their hard work. This video is something to anticipate and will prove to be nothing less then epic.
Faces by ADDIQUIT
Wanna know by ADDIQUIT
Radical Impressive by ADDIQUIT
Hypnotized by ADDIQUIT
Addiquit also commences her first European Tour opening up for The Black Heart Procession – dates below
14/12/09 : Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao (ES)
16/12/09 : Antipode – Rennes (F)
17/12/09 : Point Ephemere – Paris (F)
18/12/09 : Epicerie Moderne – Lyon (F)
19/12/09 : Theater Palace – St. Gallen (CH)
20/12/09 : Gebäude 9 – Köln (D)
Also, after these dates, she’ll be hangin’ around the EU for a week, or so. So she’s looking to play Berlin while she is in Germany on December 21st or 22nd and is also looking for dates in other European cities and countries including London, Paris, Italy etc. etc.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A Brave New World is the soundtrack for the story of Gommi Arcadian, a citizen of a city-nation called Neo-Tokyo, in the year 2025. Produced by GFCnewyork, it’s a sonic expession of the Gommi Arcade brand. Full of sci-fi film references and futuristic sounds the score is a daring execution of evolved, thought-provoking music featuring a host of bubbling artists such as Mickey Factz, Theophilus London, CurT@!n$, Jade and more. Collectively, it pushes hip-hop forward into the electronic realm, dabbling in rock and R&B as well. The result is an adventurous stream of cinematic sounds made for A Brave New World.
1. Gommi Arcade- Plug In
2. Print- Who Am I feat. Theophilus London
3. B.o.B- Ghost In The Machine
4. Japanese Cartoon- Heirplanes
5. Mickey Factz- Machine Gun
6. CurT@!n$-911 Is A Joke
7. Machinedrum- Roll & Feel
8. Mickey Factz- Glitch
9. Christian Rich- The Same Mundane
10. Jade- Beautiful Problems
11. CurT@!n$ - A Brave New World Speech
12. Theophilus London- Hero
13. Mickey Factz- Here I Am
14. FeRRis LO’- Plug Out (Feel The Surface)
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Los Angeles-via-Ann Arbor singer/DJ/producer/multi-instrumentalist Mayer Hawthorne basically does everything on A Strange Arrangement, his debut full-length for Stones Throw. He is definitely my favorite artist of 2009, and his video is awesome.
FUTURAMA, a highlight of the World's Fair, was designed, not as a projection of any particular highway plan or program, but rather to demonstrate in dramatic fashion that the world, far from being finished, is hardly yet begun; that the job of building the future is one which will demand our best energies, our most fruitful imagination,; and that with it will come greater opportunities for all.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Bio: Here's a test. Ask someone to describe Warp Records artist Jimmy Edgar's music. Your interviewee will probably spend a moment reaching for the words that accurately capture describe Jimmy's mysteriously abstract and sexy electronic beats. But then, there's usually a consistent answer: Jimmy Edgar's music sounds like the future.
At 24, Jimmy can already list fashion designer, film director, graphic designer and world-renowned photographer on his resumé. But it's his innovative work as a DJ, producer, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist that first brought him international attention. The UK Guardian calls Jimmy's sound a mix of "George Clinton, Kraftwerk and Timbaland." His tunes have been known to wind up on playlists alongside Prefuse 73, MSTRKRFT, Bauhaus, A-Trak, and Aaliyah.
Dissect Jimmy's next-level, glitch-inspired beat programming and you'll hear an array of complex, disparate influences. There's the effervescent sweat of 80s synth-funk, the refined elegance of jazz, the angular swing of early Detroit techno and Chicago house, the irreverent bite of punk, and the ethereal ambience of soul and gospel. Jimmy's eclectic creativity has a backstory: raised in Detroit, the alleged atheist played piano in a Baptist church before stitching beats with tape loops and manipulating field recordings. Still in his teens, Jimmy spun records with Detroit's techno pioneers and recorded for labels like Poker Flat, Isophlux and Merck.
In 2001, 18 year old Jimmy signed to Warp, where he released two EPs, 'Access Rhythm' and 'Bounce Make Model', followed by critically acclaimed full-length Color Strip, a deliriously cheeky blend of electrifying programming, sophisticated musicianship and sleazy lyrics. Pitchfork.com's review of Color Strip notes: "By any measure Color Strip is a strong debut….Edgar comes across as a committed student, absorbing twenty-five years of electronic music and figuring out how to integrate and mold the history into something that sits comfortably in the now." Touring as an opening act for Warp labelmate Jamie Lidell in 2006, Jimmy won over fans with his exciting DJ set and live performance skills.
Beyond music, Jimmy has made a name for himself in fashion and in the visual arts. His avant-garde fashion influences most notably reveal themselves in song and album titles, and in his self-produced minimalist cover art for his albums. He's created futuristic digital and handmade art pieces and installations using eclectic materials, such as eight LCD screens playing synchronized static accompanied by user interaction. Jimmy also moonlights as a renowned fashion photographer with an internationally published portfolio that spans H Magazine, Spot, Urb, Blink and more.
Jimmy has just completed his follow-up full-length album to Color Strip, entitled Deeper. Inspired in part by his recent relocation in 2007 from Detroit to New York, the album is a mix of glitzy neon beats and jittery introspection that sonically captures the seedy, melancholic darkside of Manhattan streets after midnight. Deeper takes his obsessions with the aesthetics of sex, sweaty dance club music and quiet storm r&b to another level.
This year, Jimmy contributed his production skills and visual design to the upcoming Black Affair project (V2 Records); and, under the alias Her Bad Habit, Jimmy has also released a new project called "I Don't Know (What You're Doing To Me)" on the Citinite label. The project takes Jimmy's house and funk inspirations to create an EP of "pure heat" and is the first in a series of Citinite projects which will have Jimmy's involvement. Warpmart describes the Her Bad Habit EP as"top-notch electro funk that infuses electro and techno, early house, Prince and Parliament influences in equal doses, all with a healthy and sophisticated futuristic sheen" while Boomkat calls it "a thick and slick slice of late night dancefloor gratification that references Prince, Drexciya, Zapp and many more in the finest style." Jimmy has also been actively custom-crafting beats for buzzworthy NY hip-hop acts like Theophilus London, Mickey Factz and Denim. He's done recent DJ gigs with Moby, J.U.S.T.I.C.E, and Egyptian Lover. His future ambitions are to branch out into more mainstream waters, to deliver his uniquely experimental and futuristic approach to dance music on pop divas like Kelis, Rihanna, Ciara, and Janet.
In celebration of October, Jimmy Edgar releases his first free remix. Click the link below to obtain the mp3 in the remix zip folder.