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Mar 01

OBEY X NEVER MADE from Never Made on Vimeo.

Obey’s latest artist series is with Los Angeles based artist Francisco Reyes, Jr. aka Never Made. Along with working at Studio Number One and OBEY, he has designed for Rebel 8, Hurley, Primitive Skateboards, Epitaph, Hellcat Records, Urban Outfitters, FYF Festival and Day N Night Festival. Check out pieces from his new collection with OBEY and more of his work on his site.

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Feb 09

 

The good people at Art Don’t Sleep are cooking up TWO crazy shows on Tuesday, February 13th.  They are taking over both the The Echo and the Echoplex.  Upstairs is #jazzisdead and downstairs is the return of the 70s Ethiopian funk god, Ayalew Mesfin!

If you purchase entry into one of the events, you will be granted entry into both events. This is a very special one time happening and only going down in Los Angeles.

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Feb 07

There are Dilla Day celebrations taking place all over the world, but we know that the family/foundation endorse the Detroit dates.  This Sunday is Dilla Youth Day, which will be hosted by his daughter, Ja’Mya.  Later that night is Dillatroit featuring several of his friends and collaborators.  Check the foundation’s FB for authorized events.

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Jan 26

We’ll be at Obey’s Nor Cal Sample Sale this weekend at Azalea in Berkeley.  TRUE, Nixon, and Amuse Society will also be vending.  Azalea is at 2633 Ashby Ave in Berkeley.  January 27-28 from 11am-6pm.

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Jan 18

Hear Our Voice – Brooke Fischer

A number of organizations are providing free poster art for The Women’s March this weekend.  You can download free printable art from:

Women’s March
Amplifier Foundation
Studio Number One

 

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Jan 05

Our girl Ericalandia is back from Japan and has a couple new mixes:

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Dec 22

We got word that Pam the Funkstress passed away this morning, and we are just overwhelmed.  We met Pam many years ago while she was the DJ for The Coup.  Not only super talented on the 1’s and 2’s,  she was an accomplished chef, radio mix DJ on KBLX, and of course “Purple Pam”, the DJ for Prince.  And above all, just a really cool person.  She was the ultimate Turntable Queen, and she is going to be missed.  Her mother had started a GoFundMe to help her family with medical bills when she was hospitalized last month, which will now probably help with final arrangements.  You can donate here.  Rest in paradise, Queen.

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Nov 09

Shepard Fairey’s new show, Damaged, opens in L.A. on November 11th from 8pm-11pm.  The location will be announced soon, but you must RSVP to attend.    The work takes a critical look at the damaged state of politics, media, human rights, the global approach to the environment, and more.⠀⠀

The exhibition will showcase never-before-seen paintings, large scale sculptures, installations, etchings, retired stencils, a printed newspaper titled The Damaged Times, prints on wood and metal, and a display of various do-it-yourself tools of empowerment.

 

Shepard announced his band is releasing a 7″ at the opening reception, and he is also giving away posters (so you can make a stencil!) at the show:

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Nov 01

‘Hot Dogs’ is a audio/video project celebrating the tangents of a delirious brain over the course of a late-night skate to the store.” –Aesop Rock

The song was written and produced by Aesop Rock. The video was shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi, and features the skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne. All 3 collaborated conceptually to bring “Hot Dogs” to the screen. The digital version of “Hot Dogs” is available now. You can also pre-order the limited 7” vinyl version (500 copies) which features both the song and the instrumental, as well as art/design by Jake Gascoyne. 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/ – A charity started by skateboarder Mike Rogers after his second battle with sarcoma cancer. The organization’s mission is to provide financial support to patients and families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. More info can be found on their website.

Song Credits: Written and produced by Aesop Rock
Synthesizer by Grimace Federation
Mixed by Joey Raia
Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Video Credits: Shot and edited by Kurt Hayashi
Skateboarding of Jake Gascoyne
Animation by Franky Martin

“Hot Dogs” is available to purchase/stream now: https://rse.lnk.to/hotdogs 100% of the proceeds from “Hot Dogs” digital sales and streaming, and all vinyl pre-orders, now thru Nov 23rd, will all be donated to http://www.grindforlife.org/. More info below.

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Sep 08

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik are back as The Perceptionists.  They just dropped a new video for the song “Dirty Drumz” from the full length, Resolution.

 

Mr. Lif & Akrobatik team up again for

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