at Monday, January 25, 2010
This Friday, previous Too Hip To Be Square guest Jim Sharp and friends Demetrios Boogie and Dean Jackson are taking over The Haggerston in Dalston to bring you Mookie, the finest in hip-hop and breaks. Jim has been kind enough to pass on his latest mixtape to warm you up for the occasion. Be sure to check him and the Mookie crew this Friday. The Facebook Event has all the details.
Jim Sharp - Mo' Breaks & Stuff Mix.mp3
1) Release The Beast - Breakwater
2) Rock Creek Park - The Blackbirds
3) ET Boogie - Extra T & Busta
4) Buffalo Gals (J.Re-Edit) - Malcolm McLaren
5) Funk Box Party (J.Re-Edit) - The Masterdon Committee
6) Rockit - Herbie Hancock
7) Clear Control - Cybotron
8) Party Groove - Showbiz & AG
9) Can You Feel It (J.Re-Edit) - Original Concept & Biggie
10) Don't Sweat The Technique (J.Re-Edit) - Eric B & Rakim
11) Hey Ladies - Beastie Boys
12) Flashlight (Issac Jordan Edit) - Parliment
13) Magnificent - Mos Def
at Thursday, January 21, 2010
There has already been speculation this week surrounding Bansky's debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Now our friends at Little Art Book have posted some more info about the film 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' which, is billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie".
"Exit Through The Gift Shop will have its world premiere at the festival on Sunday. It is described as the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on him.
Infamous artist Banksy said: "It's the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed". The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. But until the film is shown, it is not known whether Banksy's identity will be revealed."
at Monday, January 18, 2010
Apologies for the shameless self promotion on the blog of late, I'm afraid it's all I've been able to squeeze in. Not just because its been a pretty busy start to the year but that, in all honesty, there hasn't been much in the way of exciting music recently. Which, in a way was inspiration for the Too Hip To Be Square night I'm running.
Albeit a night of music new and old, the aim is to find inspiration in and appreciate the music we have created, loved, and to avoid thinning out the rich texture of sound giving way to a future of minimal beats and glitches. There are plenty of night's divulging in that genre should it be more your thing. If however you want to partake in a brief history of half decent tracks from a plethora or genres from the past five decades then Too Hip To Be Square might be your thing.
This month we welcome Fade In Fade Out (Best Laid Plans), a DJ/VJ/AV collective from London who have brought their unique style to many live shows, including the likes of Fake Blood, Evil Nine, Stanton Warriors, Eddie Temple Morris, Justin Roberston, Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, Nathan Fake, The Ghost Frequency and Chew Lips but to name a few. Check out fadeinfadeout.co.uk for more info.
Also playing will be Pink Eye who endeavours to bring you the best in audio attention deficit disorder. Expect nothing (and everything) but the unexpected as he smashes up genres and stops at nothing to rock the boat.
All of this happens on Saturday 6th Feb at The Hobby Horse, 281 Kingsland Road, London. For more information check out the Facebook Event here. Also to keep informed of upcoming Too Hip To Be Square events, releases and collaborations, including the recent Oh-Death vs Roktic T-shirt collaboration then join the Facebook Group here.
If you fancy getting hold of the limited edition T-shirts (Only 50 made) then head over to www.oh-death.com or alternatively check out the Roktic Pop-Up Shop, East Gallery, 214 Brick Lane, London which is open until the 28th of January. More details can be found at their Facebook Event page or at Roktic.co.uk
at Wednesday, January 13, 2010
AudioFun is a Manchester based producer who has recently captured the attention of Southern Fried Records after some damn fine original material and remix work for the likes of Tonka and Micky Slim. His 'Sirens EP' is currently in the top 4 selling Southern Fried Records tracks on Beatport and it's not long now until his production talents get a second release, this time with Freek Records. AudioFun were kind enough to share their recent mixtape and one of the tracks off the Sirens EP 'Drop It'.
AudioFun - Drop It.mp3 (Mediafire)
AudioFun - Year End Mix.mp3 (Mediafire)
1. NT89 - Pumpin' (Beataucue Remix)
2. Jakinori - Ba Bada (Mightyfools Remix)
3. Will Bailey - Hit The Club (Sidney Samson Remix)
4. Moby - One Time We Lived (HiJack Remix)
5. AudioFun - Dirty Gold (Dirty Freek Remix)
6. Mumdance & Brodinski - Eurostarr (Nic Sarno Remix)
7. Malente & Jay Robinson - Drop Dead
8. Last Japan - Jungle Warrior (AudioFun Remix)
9. Drop The Lime - Devil's Eyes (Foamo Remix
10. Laidback Luke & Diplo - Hey! (Skitzofrenix Remix)
11. N.A.S.A - Whachadoin (Alvaro Remix)
12. Afrojack - Moombah!
13. Crookers - Put Your Hands Up (Black Noise Remix)
14. Lee Mortimer & Laidback Luke - Blau! (Noob Remix)
15. Major Lazer - Pon Di Floor (French Fries Remix)
at Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Following on from the success of September 09's pop-up shop, Roktic return to East Gallery with a new concept store representing independent and underground streetwear labels from around the world.
The event will focus around the release of a limited edition exclusive print and t-shirt collaboration between Oh Death, Little Art book and Roktic to celebrate Roktic's 1st Year Anniversary.
Prints and artwork by The Prodigy, Ded, RYCA, Rugman, The Krah, Static, Dscreet, Stik, Adam Hemuss and a few others will be available, as well as The UK Vinyl Toy Expo "The Joy Of Toy" who will feature a collection of toys for sale.
The store is open from 8th January - 28th January 2010, 11AM -7PM Tuesday - Sunday.
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