Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul, who brought us the excellent Fe La Soul mixtape about a year back has just dropped another great mix. It’s called Freak The Funk, and it’s an eclectic mix of soul, funk, breaks, and some hip-hop. Available streaming and for download.
I’ve just done a small run of Selector tees – the best-selling designs from last year, in new colors. The best part is they’re on new, better quality heavyweight 5.5oz shirts, with an excellent fit & feel. I also dropped the woven label, in favor of a logo hit inside the neck. Available in the online shop.
Al Fingers is a British DJ/Producer who I’ve mentioned in a few blog posts about the ART IN THE DANCEHALL exhibition on this site and my Selector blog. I finally got around to checking out his mostly reggae-infused remixes and felt like they needed to be shared. Just listen to his Smokey Robinson “Being With You” Remix, for starters. All the remixes are available for download.
Last week, I got to interview Jamie Strong, of Do Over fame, who is also one of the co-founders of the Innovative Leisure record label, for the Imprint Culture Lab website. The IL catalog includes music by Nosaj Thing, Feeding People, Classixx, Rhye, Tijuana Panthers, Superhumanoids, Crystal Antlers, Bass Drum of Death & Gossamer, Nick Waterhouse, and Hanni El Khatib.
Being something of a fan of The Beatles and a fan of typography places me firmly in the target market for this project. In short, a talented bunch of folks have gone to great lengths to try and reproduce the antique poster which John Lennon purchased and would eventually go on to inspire the lyrics for “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.” It certainly makes for a fascinating short video. More over at The Method Case.
Saw these illustrations of famous deceased musicians as iconic skulls while drifting through the design blogosphere, and thought they were worth sharing. If you don’t recognize the skulls in question, there are lyrical clues in the hair. Check out the rest at Theager, and more work by the artist, David Maclennan, at his site All Work All Play.
Here’s an easy repost for me. “Across 135th St. Soul Extravaganza 2013″ is an eclectic 2hr mix of soul & funk & other good stuff on 45 from the ’60s/’70s/’80s, as mixed by the talented Chairman Mao (egotrip crew). In conjunction with Red Bull Music Academy. Hit up egotripland to stream it.
2012 was a pretty great year for me on several levels. Through Imprint I got to work pretty closely with Martin Wong of Giant Robot fame. He was recently invited to put together a show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, and it’s going down this evening. The lineup features three of Martin’s favorite bands: Sandy Yang, Bongoloidz, and It’s Casual. $8. 21+. Should be good. More info at the link up top.