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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bad Beat Los Angeles Mixtape series starts with ZOOM!

LA has a new collective crew of intellectual misfits known as Bad Beat LA. Within its ranks are Dim Mak/Cinespace Tuesdays’ DJ Them Jeans and Dan Oh as well as Brother Reade members DJ and producer Bobby Evans (Delicious Vinyl, Telepathe, Neon Neon, Silversun Pickups) and Jams F Kennedy, the rapper who recently took dubstep to the girls with his stellar London-loving verses over Joker and Rustie for that LA dubstep tape.

The xx remixes in their Bad Beat Remix series are pretty dope and now they kick off their Mixtape series with a low five hand clap and 3am beats opus ZOOM! Mixed by Bobby Evans it showcases their sonic travels of the last few months – from LA to London, NYC, SF… and Bristol. It maybe the past, but look see, the future.

Bobby Evans – ZOOM!
(via Bad Beat)

01. ZOOM – Start
02. MRR ADM – 1ne
03. James Pants – Theme From Paris
04. The Works – 02
05. Onra – Reminisce
06. Paul White – Floating Free
07. Illa J – Love
08. Mike Slott – My Light Bridge
09. Bullion – Are you The One
10. Alexander Spit – Soul Train
11. Alexander Spit – Enough is Enough
12. fLako – fLako_526 *feat. Micah James
13. Amede & Soundsmith – Break of Dawn Instrumental
14. Telepathe – Bobby Evans Remix
15. The Works – Alice Bounce
16. Dorian Concept – Sweet Yard Sale
17. Joker – Digi Design Om Unit Remix *feat. Jams F. Kennedy
18. Computer Jay – Epiphany
19. Onra – Super Genesis feat. Hazel
20. Fulgeance – Smartbanging
21. The Jay Jays – Cruncher
22. Frank Knitt – Love
23. Issac Hayes – Moonlight Loving
24. Moderat – A New Error
25. Clark – Rainbow Voodoo
26. Letherette – Furth and Myre
27. ZOOM – End

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posted by Terence T at 12:28 pm  

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Graffiti Breakz Presents… The Resurrection

Stuck for something to do this Halloween in London? Well somewhere at an undisclosed location, evil scientists have been developing a serum of broken beats, basslines, Digital visual and spray-can art, so potent it will raise the dead. After what has seemed like an age Graffiti Breakz is proud to present the effects of our serum…

…..We give you Graffiti Breakz – The Resurrection.! Sat 31st Oct ’09 (Halloween)

Graffiti Breakz has gained the reputation of being one of the only events in London to successfully combine Breaks, Hardcore Breaks, Drum and Bass’ Live music and Live Graffiti art all under one roof

Now with a larger venue and longer opening hours we will be adding to the mix Dubstep’ Electro/Dubstep, Live Breaks acts, Full Graff art Instillations, Full Graff Art Galleries, More Giveaways, Brighter Lights, and Louder bass to create a vibe re-born; stronger and more electric than any Graffiti Breakz so far..

All 3 rooms will be in session to their full potential. As you enter the rhythm factory you‘ll be met by the artwork of some of London’s leading artists showcasing at the Graffiti Gallery.

As you pass the gallery instillation, and live 6’x4’ Artwork being created in the front bar you arrive in the main room bursting with Live Acts’ DJ Teams, visual displays and much more.

Drifting further into the East London venue, you will find dirty dubstep, kick driven breaks, and the addictive rumble of dark and dirty bass.

Gracing the stages of the 2 Dance floors we have a line up that includes award winning Djs; Apply The Breaks, pioneering producers; Ctrl-z, inspiring funk soul band; Junkyard scientists, and leading the way in the live breaks scene; Diverted. With Duel Calibre’s tear-out sound belting through the 7k rig there’s be something to wake every corpse

Ctrl Z – http://www.controlz.co.uk
Diverted – http://www.myspace.com/diverted
Duel Calibre – http://www.myspace.com/duelcalibre
Apply the Breaks – http://www.applythebreaks.co.uk
SNC Audio – http://www.sncaudio.co.uk
DJ Disowned – http://www.myspace.com/djdisowned
Junkyard Scientists –http://www.myspace.com/junkyardscientists
Flux Pavillion – http://www.myspace.com/thedarkerfluxpavilion
Silly Pundit – http://www.myspace.com/sillypundit
The Tank
Ocarina – http://www.myspace.com/ocarinalive
Mark T – http://www.myspace.com/themarkt
DJ Skywalker – http://www.daveskywalker.com
Slugs & Boyson – http://www.myspace.com/djslugz
London Culture

MC’s / Hosts on the night:

MC Cutter – http://www.myspace.com/cutter74
Bass 6 – http://www.myspace.com/rhythmandbass

Check out the Blogs on the face book groups or Graffiti-Breakz website for competitions, and ways to get involved with Graffiti Breakz from the inside!

Just a quick note…there will be GB merchandise giveaways on the night for the Graffiti Breakers with the most Gruesome Halloween outfits!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6021432573&ref=ts

After 2 years of successful parties at The Purple Turtle in Camden we have taken time out to regroup and come back at the scene ‘which is our passion’ with a fresh and expanded ethos that insists on bringing the best music and the best visual experiences together to produce a night that cant be forgotten.

When: 31st October 2009

Where: Rhythm Factory
16-18 Whitechaple Road
E1 1EW

What Time: 20:00 – 06:00
How Much: £8 B4 9 / £9 in adv / £10 on the door / NUS £9 all night.
Ticket From: Rhythm Factory / www.ticketweb.co.uk / info@graffiti-breakz.co.uk …more tbc.
Phone: 07595 741 731

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posted by Keith Wilson at 3:42 pm  

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweatshoppe – Rollin Out a Way to Paint with Video

SWEATSHOPPE, The Landing from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

Graffiti’s acceptance in the high art and commercial worlds has ensured longevity to a select number of pieces. Of course, governments painting over what gets thrown up on walls outside of galleries continue to impose a state of impermanence to the rest of street art. Taking such temporality into their own hands, more and more artists are making use of the increased accessibility of projectors. Call it a reclamation of control or just pure tech nerdery, there’s a growing scene of digital graffiti artists.

The newest breakthrough in this scene is Sweatshoppe‘s “video painting” style, captured in their first video “The Landing” [see above], where they essentially wheat paste moving images on walls.

What makes it different from previous “Guerilla Projection,” “Photon Bombing,” or “Urban Projection” pieces is that they are able lay their projections on a surface, paint-stroke by paint stroke–as opposed to just projecting the entire piece at once. They’re not the first to recreate the act of throwing paint up, for which most accredit Graffiti Research Lab. However, they’ve taken projected video and applied it to the physical act of bombing–which is one for the history books.

SWEATSHOPPE, 4spots, the landing extras from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

Sweatshoppe describes itself as “a new multimedia performance collaboration…that works at the intersection of art, music and technology.” One of the men behind the collective is non other than New York video artist Bruno Levy, whose previous work has been blogged right here on Trashmenagerie! The other half of Sweatshoppe is Blake Shaw, a young and wickedly talented interactive video artist currently based in Vermont.

I had a chance to catch up with Bruno and ask him more about this new project.

Waxyjax: How did you and Blake meet?

Bruno Levy: We met in Kathmandu. I had a little restaurant and he told me he wanted to throw a rave, the place was packed at maximum capacity (30 people), and that’s when I knew we could could take it far.

WJ: You made a name for yourself as a VJ with Squaresquare. What are your
goals for sweatshoppe?

BL: As a VJ, I reacted to someone else’s music. SWEATSHOPPE’s goal is to
create a whole interactive performance that leaves its viewers “sweaty”.

WJ: What can you reveal about the inner workings of “video painting”?

BL: Blake wrote the software in Max. The paint roller does not use any sort of paint, it simply contains green LEDs. The software tracks the color green and outputs the x y position which are sent to drawing commands and the strokes are textured with video. I could go into direct detail but I don’t want to expose our secrets just yet [wink]. The paint roller is an actual paint roller that we sort of “pimped-out” with faux-fur, green LEDs and an on/off button. We plan on eventually releasing the software–but only after it is much more refined, buffed up with features and user-friendly.

WJ: What was the toughest part of that whole process?

BL: Remembering to bring all the cables.

WJ: I’ve asked around and no one can think of any other artist who’s done something like this. What kinds of attention have you gotten so far?

BL: So far its been nothing but positive. I’m just happy to create something very unique–we use software written by Blake, video created by me, music by us both and we get to perform with a glowing paint roller. It’s tactile and, to me, is more interesting than just clicking on buttons. I’ve already been approached by arts publications and organizations to do performance demos at their events. Can’t say who exactly since we’re still talking.

WJ: What’s next?

BL: We want to take this idea further, use it more with the architecture, and start layering video. Also we are developing lots of other software that will enable us to play with video and sound. We are making music, working out and sweating.

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posted by Waxyjax at 1:10 pm  

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pitbull – A Recent Victim of The Decapitator

The Decapitator, the street artist with a penchant for beheading ads, recently sent hip hopper Pitbull to the guillotine. Wonder what Lil’ Jon has to say about that.

Pitbull - Victim of The Decapitator

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posted by Waxyjax at 11:30 am  

Thursday, August 27, 2009

South East in East Kicks off Fri Aug 28!!!

SOUTH EAST IN EAST kicks off your weekend festivities with a bang!!!
CLICK THIS LINK FOR FULL DETAILS AND NEW UPDATES!!!!!!

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posted by Lovestar at 1:40 pm  

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

SOUTH EAST IN EAST

Off Modern, in collaboration with Too Pure Singles, Kruger, FACT, No Pain in Pop, Holy Roar and Backyard Records, presents 7 days of visual and aural stimuli at the upcoming SOUTH EAST IN EAST festival of music and art, showcasing new talent from South East and East London. It all pops off Friday 28 August through Thursday 3 September at Vibe Bar, Brick Lane. By the looks of this stellar line-up, there should be no hesitation, what-so-ever, to attend!!

Since we love a good event, and like to give our readers a taste of all the fun, we’re giving away a pair of tickets to 1 lucky winner and a friend!! Send an email to: trashmenagerie AT gmail DOT com Subject headline: SOUTH EAST IN EAST. Let us know which day you’d like to attend.

The young creatives behind Off Modern will introduce an eclectic mix of these dynamic South London collectives to London’s East End during this Summer’s August bank holiday week, bringing together these two vibrant scenes in Brick Lane’s Vibe Bar for seven days of live music, art, and more.

From Friday 28 August – Thursday 3 September, the Vibe Bar will host SOUTH EAST IN EAST, featuring art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and a series of live gigs. During the day the venue will come alive with art, film and workshops, and in the evenings there will be performances by some of London’s hottest new live music talent and DJs. A free acoustic stage will also host performances outside in the Vibe Bar Courtyard from 3pm – 6pm on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Off Modern are a collective of artists, writers, promoters and curators, based in South East London whose aim is to provide young artists with a platform to exhibit their work in unconventional spaces. Their monthly nights in Corsica Studios already have a cult following and they have begun publishing a quarterly arts magazine.

To get you ripe for the festivities that will ensue, have a listen to these remixes by FACT Magazine’s Bok Bok and Mad Decent’s L-Vis 1990, resident Dj’s at Night Slugs, London!!


Dre Skull – I Want You (Bok Bok Remix)


Joker and Jakes – 3Klane (L-VIS Dubble Step Edit)


Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth (L-VIS 1990 Remix)

LINE UP:

Friday 28 August – OFF MODERN PRESENTS
UPSTAIRS:
HOT CLUB DE PARIS * MY TIGER MY TIMING * FICTION * THEE VICARS * LIXO * FICTION * NASTY MCQUAID * TOMFOOLERY *
8pm till Midnight
Now only £4 instead of £7!!!

Saturday 29 August -
OFF MODERN & KRUGER PRESENTS
CASIOKIDS * IT HUGS BACK * SUPER TENNIS * BRADLEY ZERO * FEEDING TIME * OFF MODERN DJS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
Barden’s Boudoir on Kingsland Road, Dalston
8pm till 4am
Now only £5 instead of £7!!!

Sunday 30 August – BACKYARD RECORDS PRESENTS
ALI LOVE * TEENAGERS IN TOKYO * PUBLICIST *DOLLOP
Old Blue Last
8pm, £4

NIGHT SLUGZ CARNIVAL AFTER PARTY
Vibe Bar, upstairs
8pm till 3am
£5

SUNDAY DAYTIME FREE ACOUSTIC STAGE
1pm – 6pm
WOE * JAMIE COMMONS
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
NASEBY FOX * SAUDIS * DIRTY HONKY vs HANDSOME PETE * 18 CARAT LOVE AFFAIR

Monday 31 August – HOLY ROAR PRESENTS
YOUVES * LOVERMAN * HOLY STATE * TURBOWOLF * HOLY ROAR DJS
OUTDOOR ACOUSTIC STAGE – TBA

Tuesday 1 September – NO PAIN IN POP & FACT MAGAZINE PRESENT
A GRAVE WITH NO NAME * DEEP SHIT * TOMB CREW * SKULL JUICE * NPIP DJS * VITAMIN CLUB * FACT MAGAZINE DJS

Wednesday 2 September – TOO PURE SINGLES CLUB PRESENTS
MAGIC AND FUR * FRIENDSHIP * BEAR HANDS * THE CROOKES* THREE TRAPPED TIGERS

Thursday 3 September – OFF MODERN PRESENTS
THE INVISIBLE * MAZES* POST WAR YEARS* CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

INFORMATION:

Ticket prices vary per day and are available from See Tickets
Door times: 8pm – 12am daily

Vibe Bar
The Old Truman Brewery
Brick Lane
London E1 6QL

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posted by Lovestar at 8:00 pm  
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