Somehow whilst internet surfing this morning i stumbled upon Fab Ciraolo and his amazing illustrated design work, my favorite, above, is my new screen saver. I didnt think Marelene D could be more dope than she already was but with a sleeve and chest tatt?!? Stop it already! More amazing artwork can be found by Fab on his blog. (more…)
Its mid week Wednesday, so why not champion weird and wonderful, and think positivly! Lets do it all at the same time by watching the master of surrealism Salvidor Dali from the 50′s TV show ‘Whats my line?’ I swear this cracks me up everytime, you see the panel have to ask yes or no questions to decipher what his profession is, however Dali can answer yes to nearly all of them, ‘is there anything this man doesn’t do’?! So inspired by Mr Dali and some PMA from yesterdays social networking im going about the day with a big YES. Just dont ask to borrow any money ya spoil sports
New promo video for Hurt Less by The Qemists ft my Mancunian self went up on Myspace today, love that i knew nothing about it….those guys are always surprising me, they know i love em and this track to death Album ‘Spirit In The system’ is out in August.
The UK is sooooo hot right now, the world is waiting for the next big thing and everybody on this island is having a bash at it! Am surprised to see DJ Manny Norte throwing his two decks in the mix, its been longtime me nah see ya breadbin! Im not taking the piss but i cant help but laugh whilst watching this he’s doing that whole 90′s producer in a video thing, its hard to take him seriously…however the years of training he’s had behind the decks and in the scene he’s got the diddy pose well and truely locked! J2K and Dready complete the line-up for the single ‘Breakin all the rules’ which is out now in the UK (at Tescos apparently, genius Manny just genius!).
Tomorrow night in Manchester, sorry, Salford im gonna be singing to to the sounds of Johnny Dub , Illum Sphere, Natalie Esquire longside Inja for the Cream of the Crop Launch a project from HussainDeyn celebrating a selection of my home towns finest raw talent. Been dope getting to know some amazing creatives in my home town and will be even more fun tomorrow getting drunk with them all and of course you, so come get busy in izzy- i mean the Islington Mill, full details after the jump…(i know, i know i shouldn’t use that phrase but i cant help myself)
Horns salute to Leke founder of Aerosoul long time dnb affiliated label thanks to the classic Junglist Movement logo as he pays homage to the genre and the labels own iconic designs with the forthcoming ‘A.S./J.M. Remixed Collab Series’. Calling on the talents of two highly regarded and distinctive illustrators to re-interpret the ‘Junglist Movement’ motif for the first two volumes, t-shirts from volume one will be available exclusively at Chemical Records in two weeks time
Been a while since i checked in on Japanese artist Tadaomi Shibuyas‘ myspace site, he’s got up loads new works up including some really cool videos for a few Japanese artists this is my favourite musically and visually. Nice one Mr Shibuya
Back in college before changing my course to music i was studying AV design which included 3 months immersed in the world of cubism which fascinated me. Years later the above Becks campaign obviously caught my eye but it wasn’t until Miho twittered me last week about a Japanese artist that i discovered the amazing work of Tadaomi Shibuya. (more…)
Famalia DRS is a total bad man not just on the mic but also with a brush or two, check out some of his pieces… (more…)
After dropping my trousers in front of him whilst changing backstage in Leeds my weekend went all Chipmunk-y… (more…)
Warning the picture in this post may shock and disturb you slighty…it certainly did me. If i were a kid i would get nightmares from the following image so maybe don’t open if there’s an impressionable mind in the room that can see the screen. (more…)
Don’t Hold Me Back
Since my departure from 1Xtra i havent had an oppourtunity to listen to all the fresh music i would usually get sent in the post by unsigned artists from across the UK. However those artists that know my email (its on myspace – HOLLA) have kept in touch when eva they have something fresh which i love and encourage ya’ll to keep on doing. So im without a show but with a blog and without genre limitations so i can play and support whoever i like. Step up V Double E repping for the ladies on the MIC and a Jenna G fan *blush* (she even has picture of me under influences on her myspace page), hailing from South East London this lady started mc’ing in 2005 to drum n bass and went on to a residency at Fizzy Wednesdays in London from 2006 onwards. Big tings have happened over the past 12 months including getting all the way to the semis on T4′s Musicool, performing at Oxjam, a tour of Israel and a new direction music wise. Vee always keeps in touch and sent me her brand new track a few weeks back, which is featured in this weeks 1Xtra’s Homegrown Podcast but just incase you aint into that podcast malarky have a listen to it up there! Up and coming? Well as hard as she works i think the only way is up for this lady!