Opening tonight: Street Anatomy featuring original artwork by renown Austrian street artist, NYCHOS. Recognized world wide for his unique style with distinct anatomical explosions as subject matter, Nychos brings his talent and vigor of the Rabbit Eye Movement to San Francisco.
‘Street Anatomy’ opens Friday, April 18th 7:00pm at FIFTY24SF Gallery 218 Fillmore St, SF.
Crazy good stuff going on at the Oakland Museum this weekend (and happy 20th to Giant Robot!)
SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot features recent and site-specific works by 15 contemporary artists, and hundreds of objects from Giant Robot magazine’s history including skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, and a custom car-turned-video game console. Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records celebrates the social experience of listening to and collecting records on vinyl, with an innovative in-Gallery listening space and hundreds of albums to peruse and play.
Happening the same night, OMCA will host a Record Swap with over 25 vinyl sellers from across the Bay and an amazing line-up of DJs. Friday Nights @ OMCA, with Off the Grid food trucks, live band Soul Mechanix, a K-pop dance workshop, and more.
Here’s the latest record from Dilla’s long-lost (and still tangled) album The Diary, “Give ‘Em What They Want,” 12-inch on clear vinyl with five tracks produced in 2002 by J Dilla and Supa Dave West. This will be released on May 6th on Pay Jay Productions.
Dilla set out in 2002 to record an album collaborating with his favorite producers, and Supa Dave West was among them. The first two vocal tracks on this record are built around the same lyrics – “Give ‘Em What They Want” produced by Dilla and “The Doe” produced by West are typical of how he would re-record a track, changing his delivery to fit another producer’s beat. (Another version of this track over a completely different Supa Dave West beat is still missing.)
The last vocal track “So Far,” also produced by Supa Dave West, will be familiar to some fans of MP3 bootlegs. On this record, it’s mastered for the first time by Dave Cooley, who worked on Donuts, The Shining and Ruff Draft.
Thanks to James & Karla Murray for the cover photo, from their book Store Front (Ginko Press). The label illustration is by Denise Nestor, based on a photo by B+. Sleeve by Jeff Jank. This was produced for reissue by Eothen Alapatt, with coordination from House Shoes, Henoch Moore and J Rocc.
Pay Jay Productions was founded by J Dilla (James Yancey). The Estate of James Yancey is administered by attorney Alex Borden and overseen by the Probate Court of the State of California on behalf of Yancey’s four heirs – his mother, Maureen “Madukes” Yancey, his brother John “Illa J” Yancey and his two daughters, Ja’Mya Yancey and Ty-monae Whitlow.
New video from Atmosphere for their new single, “Kanye West”. It’s the second single from their upcoming album Southsiders, out May 6th. The video was directed by Pete Lee.
Atmosphere will be performing at Red Rocks with The Grouch & Eligh, PROF, deM atlaS, and Get Cryphy on August 29th. Tickets go on sale FRIDAY at 10am MST.
Shots from the new lookbook by Acrylick. Check out the items here.
New… and FREE!
“The Blob is a 32-minute, continuous mix of beats & sounds that have otherwise been orphaned by their hell-bound father. It is largely unmixed and occasionally offensive,” offered Aesop Rock. “James Lynch played bass on the one that sounds like an elf orgy. Allyson Baker played guitar on the last one. Mastered by Joey Raia.”
Aesop continued on to say, “You can play it with your friends, you can rap to it, you can dance to it, you can play it at a party, you could build a house to it, you can play it in the bedroom, you can play it in front of your parents. The best part about it? This is 100% free, and downloadable, on the computer-net.”
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SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 Shades of Black
50 Shades of Black will feature 50 Hand Painted Multiples (HPMs) and a box set with screen print editions of each of the 50 new album cover designs. A record store installation with customized vintage turntables and a portion of Fairey’s own record collection will also be on view.
Opening Reception with special performance by Z-trip: Wednesday, April 16 · 8-11 pm
Free but RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition Dates: April 16 – May 17, 2014
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
New arrivals from Rastaclat, including pieces from their Hoop Dreams Collection.
New tees from Ron English now available here.
tenth eleventh year anniversary capsule collection is here featuring custom R8 playing cards (manufactured by Bicycle!). Check out the collection here.