Monday, April 27, 2009
Following her triumphant show at Massive Attack's Meltdown last month, Grace Jones is to release a new album, Hurricane, through Wall of Sound in October. Click play to watch the mind-bending video for new song 'Corporate Cannibal', directed by Nick Hooker.
Hurricane was produced by Ivor Guest, and apparently features contributions from Brian Eno, Sly & Robbie, Robert Logan, Tricky, Tony Allen and many more.
Jones headlines this year's Secret Garden Party festival, at a secret East Anglia location, July 24th-27th.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
I finally got this done. Not really a dancefloor banger, but something I have been wanting to do regardless.
PYLON - COOL (PRINCE KLASSEN EDIT)
Hope it finds a nice home in your Serato crates and CD books.
dj/ marketing/ cultural ambassador
Burlesque Design Podcast Mix for download:
Saturday, April 18, 2009
FINALLY GOT MY COPY THIS IS F#$!!ING AWESOME!!! The Stephen Sprouse Book by Mauricio Padilha, Tama (FRW) Janowitz in Books
As a product of the 70s i came of age in the excess of the 80s looking forward each month to the next andy warhol's interview magazine, & steven saban's column in Detail's magazine.(when details was a new york nightlife staple, before it went south & turned into a terrible men's magazine in the 90's. anyway, i covented those magazines with images of club kids, rupaul pre supermodel, robert longo, basquiat, andy, & '84 fashion sensation stephen sprouse. i look @ those images from back then & i'm still blown the f@#4 away. so when i first read a preview a few months ago in sportwear international magazine i just couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy well i finally got it, & it's freakin' awesome. if you are a fan of fashion grab this book. i've included the amazon description to, so check it out!!!
The Stephen Sprouse Book by Mauricio Padilha, Tama (FRW) Janowitz in Books
y Mauricio Padilha, Tama (FRW) Janowitz - Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated (2009) - Hardback - 224 pages - ISBN 0847832163
Inventive, enigmatic, and supremely creative, Stephen Sprouse made art and clothing that captured the mood of the eighties. One of the first American designers to mix graffiti and a punk aesthetic with fashion, Sprouse manipulated conventional notions of style, and his unique sensibility has inspired designers from John Galliano to Raf Simmons to Marc Jacobs. Sprouse’s career started in the late seventies, when, after working for Halston, he migrated to a warehouse on the Bowery and started making outfits for his neighbor, Debbie Harry. The fashion world quickly embraced his innovative, culturally relevant sensibility and downtown edge. But Sprouse’s inability to compromise his artistic vision for the rigid fashion business compromised his commercial success. The Padilhas possess the largest private collection of Sprouse’s work, and were given exclusive access to his archives by his family for this project. They also obtained never-before-published images from photographers such as Steven Meisel, Bob Gruen, and Mert and Marcus. The book features a foreword by the novelist Tama Janowitz, one of Sprouse’s closest friends. The release of this book coincides with a retrospective at Deitch Projects. The book will be available with four different jackets, each featuring a different Day-Glo color, an homage to Sprouse’s iconic album cover for Debbie Harry’s Rockbird.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I was tlking @ gail from blackmail the other day, & then i ran across a mix cd i did for one of her fashion shows ages ago, so i went ahead and posted it. it's awesomely dramatic. it was a very very cool show. i would love to do something on par with this again.
The below is a fashion show mix I did for Gail @ Blackmail in Austin, TX in 2004
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Anyway, right now post SXSW/WMC we're survived both, a little worse for wear, but we're alive.
We're in the editing process for shop bring in new stuff, getting rid of old. since it's almost a whole new endeavor we're going through some growing pains, or hours are still screwy, & because of when we decided to dive into the whole fifth thing stocking new stuff is also i bit transitional but we're getting it knocked out. thanks to madgods,failure,illuminati, pop noir, etc we got the store stocked fully for sxsw, now we're , though the hump we'll be revamping th interior, fixing the floors, working on the front windows etc. but, we will be open generally Wed.-Sat. 3-6PM & Later on Fridays, 9PM-? because of our Fridays @ the Fifth Party Come plug in or grab a mic & get down.
Well, that's where we are as of 3:21PM on Sat April 14th. keep & checking back & we'll keep updating. thanks
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
WATCH THESE, BUT FOR SURE SUBSCRIBE TO HIS BLOG, IT'S AN EXCELLENT FASHION BLOG. ALSO, WHILE YOUR @ IT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR, OR ADD YOURSELF TO OUR FOLLOWERS @ THE SIDE. I VERY CURIOUS TO FIND OUT WHO, IF ANYONE IS READING US. THANKS JG
Friday, April 3, 2009
PURPLE MAGAZINE WEBSITE CLICK HERE!!!
BOUGHT MY COPY @ DOMY, THIS QUARTER FEATURES DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, SHE'S AWESOME(yeah i know she invented the wrap dress, and warhol painted her!) ANYWAY, REALLY LOCKED INTO THE ARTICLE ON GASPAR NOE,(DID FILM IRREVERSIBLE, freaked me out!good film though) THIS TIME THEY TALK HIS NEW FILM ENTER THE VOID. AWESOME ISSUE. ALSO REALLY ENJOYED THE PIECE ON SAM GUELIMI'S NEW BOOK CARNET DE CHAIR ET D'ARTIFICE TASCHEN 2009 I BOUGT MY COPY @ DOMY BOOKS http://www.domystore.com/ CHECK IT OUT, I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY ISSUE.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
THIS MONTH IN THE NEW TOKION...
Here's Her Pictures & Mission Statement
I use the idea of monstrosity as a different way to approach dialectic ways of thinking. Instead of reducing elements into a polarized opposition, I attempt to incorporate both sides of conflict. By drawing these discordant elements into close proximity with each other, relationships are forced between things which otherwise could be seen as absolutely oppositional. These relationships are the creation of something new, something that is neither inside nor outside of the dialectic; I engage with both sides of an argument simultaneously without synthesizing them into a third. I call this monstrosity and not amalgamation deliberately. Monsters are scary, things to avoid. Similarly, this state of being in constantly shifting and unresolved conflict is not comfortable. I aim to address this uneasy feeling by highlighting it and forcing the matter. Perhaps through prolonged exposure comes comfort.
There are three methodologies I use to explore the monstrous: the narrative, the formal, and networks. Narrative lends itself to the monstrous through character development and its temporal aspects. I can create a conqueror that never wins and the underdog that doesn’t lose. These characters who are not acting in total accordance with their characteristics allow for relationships to form which maintain long enough to pull in many directions without a clear resolution. Using form is effective in a different way and is more visceral. Within the frequent reaction of disgust or fear of monsters there is also an intrigue of the exotic. I balance the disgusting with the beautiful and the alien with the familiar in order to instill in the audience a feeling of simultaneous interest and aversion. Finally, I use diagrammatic language to illustrate networks of relationships; these diagrams shift the focus from things which are compared to the qualities of their associations.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Plug and Play Open Jam Session for DJ's, MC's and beatmakers. BYOB. FREE.
Come jam out with Beat Imprint's John Gomi who is fresh from SxSW and WMC music festivals, as well as Joel, the man with the plan....If you have any questions. Contact Marc here.