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Thundercat: “Evangelion”/”We’ll Die” Video
Saturday, February 9th
Temple Bar Concepts Presents
Playing classics along with songs from his new record A Love Surreal!
DJ sets by Garth Trinidad, DJ Jedi and The Twilite Tone [downstairs]
w/ Mr. Alfred Hawkins + Eric Coleman [upstairs]
9:00pm, $15.00 pre-sale, $20.00 at the door, 21+
this. is. gonna. be. magical. from east to west and back. Church Cali style~
With Mark de Clive-Lowe out of town for this one, CHURCH is happy to be welcoming live sets from SHAFIQ HUSAYN + THE DOVE SOCIETY plus guest DJ COLEMAN (Mochilla).
DOVE SOCIETY is a creative collective of musicians, vocalist, artist, writers, performers & producers based out of Los Angeles, which consist of Sha
“CHURCH has earned a reputation as one of the premier jam nights in the city… MdCL is an uncategorizably gifted talent…” – LA Times
From the jazz club to the dancefloor, CHURCH is a musical journey of no boundaries and endless surprises. Live sets interpolating jazz, improv, live remixing, beats and dancefloor electronica into a melting pot of sounds and styles unlike any other. Joined by a stellar cast of musicians, vocalists, DJs and spontaneous guests from LA and beyond, each and every month is a totally unique and individual music-lover’s experience…
“A must see event!” – Giant Step New York
Guests at MdCL’s CHURCH have included the finest of jazz and soul musicians including DJ Spinna, Jose James, Coco Owino (Qaudron), Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (Suite for Ma Dukes), Nate Smith (Jose James/Dave Holland), Sy Smith, Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave (Mos Def/Common), Mark Kelley (The Roots), Jody Watley (Shalamar), Vesta Williams (RIP), Leon Mobley (Michael Jackson), Ohmega Watts, Sy Smith, Greg Hutchinson (Joshua Redman), Dwight Trible (Pharoah Sanders), DJs The Gaslamp Killer, Lefto, Ge-ology, Aaron Byrd, N’Dea Davenport (Brand New Heavies) and many more….
$5 before 10 / $10 after
Mochilla & ArtDontSleep present:
A Special Live Performance by
feat: Michi Sarmiento, Pedro “Ramaya” Beltran, Mario Galeano (Frente Cumbiero), Will “Quantic” Holland, Wilson Viveros, Markitos Mikolta, Alfredito Linares, Nidia Gongora, Juan Carlos “Chongo” Puello, y Mas.
Opening Sets By:
Very Be Careful
7pm-1am :: 21 + Wiser
Linda Mañana; A Musical Biography of Ondatropica: Mix by Quantic & Mario Galeano
Ondatrópica’s debut album was released on Monday July 16th on CD, 2xCD, 3xLP & download through Soundway Records http://www.soundwayrecords.com/ and through iTunes!
Learn more about the musicans that will be gracing the stage at the Mayan on Sunday July 29th, 2012
Guilty Simpson & MED featured MCs. Quakers is a 35-person hip-hop collective, centered around three producers – Fuzzface (Geoff Barrow), Katalyst (Ashley Anderson), and 7Stu7 (Stuart Matthews). Quakers 41-track album is out now on Stones Throw.
Video Director: Eric Coleman; Cinematography: Jerry Henry; Editor: Laith Majali; Cameras: Jerry Henry, B+, Mike Park.
KCRW, Stones Throw Records, and The Lucie Foundation present…
An Evening of PHOTOGRAPHY and MUSIC
Featuring the photography of:
B+ | Eric Coleman | Joao Cañziani | Viviane Oh
Madlib (DJ) | Peanut Butter Wolf (VJ) | Jonti (live) | Gary Wilson (live) | Jonwayne (live)
Featuring the MOPLA Silent Auction to benefit
Lucie Foundation’s at-risk youth photography program, SNAPSHOP!
(Silent auction closes at 10pm)
PLUS: A special projection by the Los Angeles Times & Pro’jekt LA Part One AND: A Preview of the Create:Fixate Snap Flash Exhibition.
A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the Pablove Shutterbugs.
Tickets: $25.00 available at http://mopla.eventbrite.com/
An official MOPLA event.
Quantic and Alice Russell will be performing LIVE on a heavy heavy lineup including the Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal and King in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012. SECOND SHOW ADDED: Tickets Available: www.evfamusic.com | RSVP on FACEBOOK
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 SOLD OUT
3/22 in Los Angeles: The Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Bilal & King, Quantic and Alice Russell LIVE.
Mark your calendars, this one is gonna be BIG! We’re all very excited to have this happening in Los Angeles and wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on this bill! Check below for important event details…
“We are having the greatest conversations with Quantic and Robert Glasper about all of the many special guests and surprises that we have in store for this very special show. However, we have been sworn to secrecy! We also wanted to be sure to inform you that TICKETS WILL SELL OUT. They are moving faster than any previous ArtDontSleep shows and we expect to be sold out by next week. We just want to make sure that all of our good friends, that we know will LOVE this event, don’t get left outside in the cold…
Below are a few of our favorite videos and various pieces of music from all of the wonderful artists on the bill. Feel free to listen, download, share, etc. The more folks these wonderful artists reach, the better the world will be! 🙂
Lastly, we printed a very limited amount of tickets for all of our folks that do not like to purchase online tickets. A physical ticket means you dont wait in will call, you just walk straight through the door.
Below you will find the addresses of the two physical locations we are housing tickets at. One is on the west side and one is on the east side.”
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (8pm – 2am)
EVFA & ArtDontSleep present:
The Robert Glasper Experiment feat Bilal & KING
Quantic & Alice Russell (Live Band)
Main Room DJs:
Rich Medina & Anthony Valadez
Al Jackson, Sacred & Daz
Hosted By: Azul Amaral
Exchange LA :: 618 S. Spring Street :: Los Angeles, CA 90014 :: (213) 627-8070
21 + wiser:
Table/Bottle Service Available: email@example.com
20$ Early Bird Special (SOLD OUT)
25$ Presale Tickets (SOLD OUT)
30$ @ General Admission (SELLING QUICKLY)
For physical tickets: (Very Limited)
SixHundred | 600 S. Spring st. los angeles calif. 90014 | 213.599.1600 | www.SixHundredLA.com
Milkmade | 1413 Abbot Kinney Blvd. | Venice, CA 90291 | www.Milkmade.us
Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro:
The track was recorded and cut live to vinyl in Hackney on 8th August last year, during the London riots.
The single is out now in the USA. iTunes: http://bit.ly/latc_itunesus
It’s out in the rest of the world on February 27th, 2012.
Directed by Eric Coleman
Cinematographer: Rich Hama
Producer: Cat Jimenez
Aquarius, Fire Dragon. . .
Mentor, teacher, brother . . .
Horace Tapscott through Frank Zappa . . .
Gentle giant, humble and fierce – piercing, poignant, pointed, unabashed . . .
Cosmic chords that sing forever . . .
Nigritian Knight in space flight . . .
From his heart he speaks the truth, through his hands he plays our lives . . .
And to see him smile is truly beautiful!
We treasure you dear friend!
December 1, 2011
M.E.D. – Blaxican (Official Video HD – Stonesthrow) Directed by Eric Coleman (Mochilla)
Produced by Madlib, from the album “Classic”
Director: Eric Coleman (Mochilla); Editor: Luke Lynch; Camera Operators: Coleman, B+, and Mike Park; Producer: Marybell Chavez
Save the date: Thursday, October 20th Mochilla & Hit+Run present “MOCHILLA REMIXED” at the Townhouse Gallery in Venice. Some of our favorite visual artists have flipped the classic Mochilla logo, originally designed by Stephen Serrato – check out Augustine Kofie’s version (included). On opening night, these logo remixes will be on display alongside iconic photographs by Mochilla founders B+ and Coleman. Each has selected specia…l photo selects from their vast collection for this exhibition that runs from October 20th-November 12th.
•Participating Mochilla Logo Remix Artists:
Aaron De La Cruz
Also running alongside the show will be a pop-up shop with our recent releases and a few classic selects. Keep an eye out for some very special limited edition Mochilla gear that will only be available the night of the show. Don’t miss the opening night after party next door at the Del Monte Speakeasy with surprise guests! We’ll be celebrating our recent Timeless Remixed project on our “Feito Em Casa” Mixes.
• 7pm-10pm* Art Exhibition : Townhouse Gallery
• 10pm-2am* After Party: (Two Doors East) Del Monte Speakeasy
MOCHILLA REMIXED After Party
Live Performance by
Bei-Ru (Beat/DJ Set)
Gaby Hernandez & The Life Force Trio’s new record “Sweet Starry Night” is out 9.20.11!
The Record Release Party is next week Tuesday, September 27th, 2011. The band is amazing w/ Dexter Story, Carlos Niño, Andres Renteria, Trevor Ware, Surya Khalid Rashann Botofasina & Felicia Onyi Richards!!!
Hope to see you all there! Then we’ll dance til 2 with B+, DIna J and Hashim B!
Tuesday, September 27th
“Sweet Starry Night” Record Release Party
Gaby Hernandez & The Life Force Trio
Solo Set by Special Guest Emile Porée
with DJs B+, Dina J and Hashim B
The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, California 90291
*this event comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by: SPACEWAYS
LA Vs. WAR main parking lot open 5PM til CLOSE:
1813 South Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, 90021 — $5. Park and walk north to Porter Street.
For additional parking options, please take direction from our staff at the venue entrance: 2350 Porter St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
As a follow up to the original LA Vs. WAR show held in April 2008, LA Vs. War returns as a massive three-day experiential art exhibition and cultural event presenting some of today’s most prolific, pro-peace/anti-war and political artists in multi-media.
LA Vs. WAR II will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. Artists from LA and beyond will examine the questions: After 10 years of the Global War …on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?
John Carr of Yo! Peace, the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock and Ad Hoc Art
Produced By: Estée Ochoa
Aamber, Abcnt, Adam Smith, Aise, Alexander Skramble, Alison Smith, Ando Pndlian, Army of One, Art Hazelwood, Asylm, Billy Davidson, Brianna Lengel Bail, Chase, Chaz Bojorquez, Christopher Wallace, Chuck Sperry, cojoco, Contra One, Cryptik, Deadmundo, DJ Lucha/Besos Not Bombs, Dog Byte, Doran Dada, Doug Minkler, Eddie Colla, Edward Colver, Emory Douglas, Enik, Eriberto Oriol, Eyeone, Eyerie, Farzad Kohan, Favianna Rodriguez, Free Humanity, Garrison Buxton, Geraldine Lozano, Gilles d’Amecourt, Glenn Brooks, Graphonic, Guillermo Bert, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, James Bentley, Jesus Barraza, Joe Iurato, John Carlos De Luna, John Carr, John Fekner, Jon Paul Bail, Josh MacPhee, Juan Fuentes, Juana Alicia Araiza, Julio Salgado, Krystine Kryttre, Kyle Goen, Lalo Alcaraz, Leba, Leo “CatZ” Limon, Leo Eguiarte, Leopoldo Pena, lilstickyrice, Lucky Bunny, Lydia Emily, Malaquias Montoya, Man One, Manny Torres, Marilyn LaGrone-Amaral, Mark of the Beast, Mary Sutton, Mas, Max Neutra, Mear, Melanie Cervantes, Michael Russek, Michelle Cohen, Mike “Maximum Fluoride” Fisher, Nino Rodriguez, Not My Goverment, Nuclear Winter, Orameh Bagheri, Oree Original, Oscar Magallanes, Overton Loyd, Paul Barron, Peace Be With You, Poli Marichal, Raymundo Hernandez-Lopez, Ricardo Duffy, Ricardo Estrada, Richard Sanchez, Robbie Conal, Ron Donovan, Rupert Garcia, Septerhed, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, Simba Russeau, Sonji Mariposa, Street Phantom, Two Rabbits, Vyal, Werc, William Acedo, Winston Smith, Yem, Yuri Shimojo, Zoltron
Performance Art by:
Alex Munoz, Amitis Motevalli, Byron Jose, Gian Munoz, joebutoh sculptour, Michael Datcher, Ms. Slowcialization, Nancy Popp, Raquel Gutierrez, Yuki Hayashi-Hammel
Live Art Curated by Crewest Gallery and Mobile Mural Lab by:
Asylm SH, Bazar, Bounce, Chase, Contra One, Cryptik, Fearo, Gustavo Garcia, Jim Fonseca, Lydia Emily, Man One, Mandoe, Mear, Nuke, Vyal, Wenceslao Quiroz, More TBA
Video Art program curated by Kelly Fancher featuring works by:
Elizabeth Wood, Manuela Viera-Gallo, Elle Burchill, Pouya, Vivian Wong
Participating DJs curated by ArtDontSleep and Dublab.com:
Aaron Byrd, Adrian Younge, Al Jackson, Alfred Hawkins, Alter, Andrew Meza, Anthony Valadez, B+, Carlos Nino, Coleman, Destroyer, DJ Moni, DJ Shiva, Expo, Frosty, GLK, Hawthorne Headhunters, Haycock, House Shoes, Inka One, Jun, Knxdlge, Kristi Lomax, Lady Sha, Lee Bannon, Marc deClive Lowe, Matthew David, Monalisa, Mndsgn, Mono/Poly, Mr. NumberOnederful, Plann B., Rani D., Rhettmatic, Seano, Scott K & special guests.
Live T-shirt Printing By: Hit+Run featuring peace and antiwar graphics
Peace Altar By: Ofelia Esparza and ZAN
Laser Graffiti By: Buff Laser 2000
Peace Photo Project By: Azul 213
Stenciling Demonstrations & Workshops By: Oscar Magallanes and Leo Limón
Large selection of fine art, limited-edition prints and pro-peace posters on view, chronicling the creative responses to the current military conflicts in the Middle East/North Africa/Central Asia, The Global War on Terror, the Drug Wars and other wars on marginalized peoples.
Live art demonstrations and workshops to engage the audience in creative activities ranging from painting, t-shirt printing, stenciling, performance art and altar-making
Teach-ins with grassroots activist-partners from Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Code Pink, Youth Justice Coalition, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) in effort to inform and energize attendees in transforming their own lives and communities
Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace, LA Vs. WAR video art program and more
Preview the LA Vs. WAR event program:
Friday, September 9th, 2011 – Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Entry: $5.00 Suggested Donation
About LA Vs. War II
LA Vs. WAR II is a not-for-profit project that will live on past the September 2011 Los Angeles event under the name Vs. WAR. The show will evolve and travel to other cities bringing its unique model of creative resistance and collaboration to other communities. Originally organized out of the Yo! Peace poster show, the first LA Vs. WAR welcomed 6000 attendees and gained widespread impact on a national scale.
About John Carr / LA Vs. War Creator & Curator
John Carr is an internationally acclaimed artist, designer and curator based in downtown Los Angeles. He is the curator of Yo! What Happened to Peace? a traveling peace/antiwar poster exhibition and editor of a poster art book by the same name. In 2008 Carr created LA Vs. War, earning the Center for the Study of Political Graphics “Art as a Hammer” award for his achievements.
dublab summer series at Levitt Pavilion, MacArthur Park.
Come join us for a series of dublab presented happenings under the open sky in one of LA’s most incredibly soulful venues, Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park. These shows have all been crafted to illuminate and electrify our community. We hope you can be part of these creative gatherings.
08.13.11 = HEATING UP: A TROPICAL DANCE PARTY with Hoseh, El-Haru Kuroi, Mochilla DJs & special guests.
08.20.11 = A BRAINFEEDER RECORDS SHOWCASE with Teebs, Austin Peralta & Daedelus.
08.27.11 = COSMIC HARP : A TRIBUTE TO ALICE COLTRANE with The Universal Consciousness Harp Ensemble under the direction of Radha Botofasina, The Paul Livingstone Trio & more.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM / Free / All Ages
Flyer by: Diego Herrera
On the Sunday before Stevie Wonder took Los Angeles on a Global Soul journey at the Hollywood Bowl. A different journey was being tracked by a young singer from Brasil in front of Graumanns Chinese Theatre. In one take here unedited, covering the song made famous by songstress Elsie Houston – Iara Renno traced the journey of another young Brasilian of Portuguese descent Carmen Miranda. Iara is a good friend of Mochilla and a third generation singer/songwriter. She looked after us when we went to premiere Timeless in Rio. She has a keen sense of history especially of the twenties and thirties. Her Operatic Ballet based on Macunaíma the famous magical, allegorical novel by ethno-musicologist Mario de Andrade is an inspiring piece. To see her work an unsuspecting crowd on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday reminds us of the era when CGI and Darth Vader impersonators didn’t exist.
IN MEMORY OF ELSIE HOUSTON
By Iara Renno
eh eh eh
eh eh ah
where is my turtledove
who fled the cage…
Turtledove, a traditional song, was recorded in the 30’s by Elsie Houston. She was the daughter of a father from the U.S and a mother in Rio. She is Carmen Miranda’s contemporary, a friend of Pagu and Mário de Andrade. Elsie was part of this group of artists who invented indigenous Brazilian culture. Today I find myself entranced by their memory and, like them (Carmen and Elsie), somehow I ended up here in ‘Los Angeles’. My mother has the last name Miranda (no relation), and I am the turtledove, whose destiny is to sing and fly around the world.
Ê ê ê
ê ê ah
cadê minha pomba-rola
que fugiu lá do pombal…
Pomba-Rola, canção de domínio público, foi gravada na década de 30 por Elsie Houston. Filha de pai norte-americano e mãe carioca, contemporânea de Carmen Miranda, amiga de Pagu e Mário de Andrade, Elsie fez parte desse grupo de artistas que trouxeram à tona a cultura genuinamente brasileira. Já não é de hoje minha identificação com esse sentimento… é desse mesmo ponto que parto, e, assim como Carmen e Elsie, de algum modo vim parar aqui na ‘América’. Minha mãe tem Miranda no nome, e minha herança é essa memória genética dos passáros, cujo destino é cantar e voar pelo mundo.
Big thanks to Benjamin Tierney for the sound mix.
Join us Saturday July 30th in downtown Los Angeles as we welcome:
from Brasilwith a Live performance by
IARA RENNO To top off the night we got DJ Sets by
B+ digging deep into their brasilian crates!
Take an audible trip to brasil w/ Mochilla and friends! Saturday, July 30th, 2011 | 9pm-2am
“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens.” -Kenny Dixon Jr. (aka MoodyMann)
Moodymann is one of the most inspiring House producers of all time. He is definitely a genius and one of the most outspoken voices in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Moodymann is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster. Moodymann is one of the few electronic artists to create great sketches of music that translate into emotional albums that may not be easily digested but will certainly stand the test of time.
I have been a long time fan of Moody’s hybrid form of techno/house dance music. There have been many attempts to have Moodyman dj in LA but it has never quite came to pass. Mike and I were fortunate to attend two of his three highly anticipated dj performances. This video is a personal homage to one of the best soulful house producers. Moodymann is in a league of his own.
“Turn It Up”
Ever since we started working on the Thundercat record we’ve all been listening to the living legend, George Duke so much!
Our friend B+ (Mochilla) put together a mix dedicated to his amazing catalog…
Feel. George Duke 1971-1980
Thundercat’s recent cover of For Love I Come inspired me to have a listen again to the amazing music of George Duke. When most of the records on this mix were made it was an extraordinarily creative time in LA. A family of musicians were bringing new rhythms, new instruments, new humor, new international influences to jazz. CannonBall was an important figure and his partner David Axelrod – but the new arrivals Airto Moreira and Flora Plurim were also instrumental and then George Duke from the Bay Area who had collaborated with Frank Zappa.
George Duke has been an inspiration to hip-hop for many many years… Back in 1991 an album came out called Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest. You may know the name for another reason but anyways on a song called The Infamous Date Rape Tribe sampled Steam Drill by Cannonball Adderley featuring George Duke and we were off to the races. Ice Cube sampled Duke for True to the Game from Death Certificate that same year. Since then many more beat heads have been attracted to Mr. Dukes amazing keyboard playing, sense of rhythm and unique lyrical stylings. Dilla has definitely listened as has Madlib, Pete Rock, Kanye, Karriem Riggins and now well Thundercat, who for all his youth has actually played with George Duke.
This mix is in tribute to George Duke as it is in celebration of Thundercat.
I think we are in a similarly creative moment now in LA as existed in the mid seventies and it seems fitting to make the link.
Good musicians will make you listen again and
ThunderCats For Love I Come surely made me do that.
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Once a month, Braza! is taking a faithful crowd on a musical trip around Brazil to explore the rhythms and sounds of Samba, Funk, Batucada, MPB, Broken Beat, Tropicália, Hip Hop, Forró, House, Boogie, Soul, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Disco, Jazz, Bossa Nova, and so much more this great country has to offer.
Whether it’s Kento playing his recent finds from a Brazilian family visit or Vanka and Elan playing the contemporary rhythms of Baile Funk and Brazilian house you’re guaranteed to see groups of Brazilian transplants moving and socializing. But what gives Braza its lively reputation and charm is the addition of live Brazilian percussion players, iconic Brazilian images being projected onto SOM’s wall, and even food carts serving up native delights.. The party achieves the difficult task of not only bringing the sights, sounds, and tastes of Brazil but most importantly a spirit that usually can only be found 6,476 miles away.
Special Guest: B and Eric Coleman (Mochilla, LA)
Hosted by Antonio Guedes
Music & video clips taken from Obrigado Dilla – A tribute to Dilla at the Brasilintime premiere show at SESC Pompeii in Sao Paulo.
It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of the “Creating Memory is our Weapon” Show at the Urban Sanctuary Gallery in Boyle Heights. It had always been a dream of ours to have the show in Boyle Heights. Ten years ago we had shown the photographs at the great Frank Sosa’s space on Silverlake Blvd and it was a great honor to be able to bring the photos East, but sadly the local political terrain proved …too complicated for it to happen at this time. Two days ago it was brought to our attention that several local “artivists” had started a campaign online to boycott the show. Apparently there has been some conflict locally with the management of Urban Sanctuary. We have spent the past 48 hours trying to negotiate a settlement that would allow the show to continue – but in the end with threats looming and an extraordinary amount of anger being expressed we decided to postpone the show until we are able to honor the memory of the Marcha in a more clear environment. It was never our intention to inflame local anger, to incite a boycott or indeed to put our constituency on any side of a local conflict.
Zapatismo has plenty to do with local conflicts but not in this way.
Please accept our humblest apologies if this in any way affects your plans for tonight. Let me also take this opportunity to thank Azul 213 and our own Rocio Contreras for the huge amount of work they put into this show.
We will all reap the rewards of this show in a less contentious space at a later date.
March 11th, 2011
“Our most ancient ones taught us that the celebration of memory is also a celebration of tomorrow. They told us that memory is not turning one’s head and heart towards the past. It is not a sterile remembrance which speaks laughter or tears. Memory, they told us, is one of the seven guides which the human heart needs in order to make its journey. The other six are truth, pride, consistency, honesty, respect for oneself and for the other, and love.”
-Subcommandante Marcos, March 24, 2001
The Zapatistas March on Mexico City
– On Feb. 25 2001, the leaders of the insurgent Indian people of Chiapas launched a two-week mass march on Mexico City to remobilize and extend mass support for the demands of those sections of the Mexican population who have suffered most from the world capitalist offensive-the indigenous peoples.
Twenty three commandantes and one sub-commandante left the autonomous mountains of South East Mexico to travel to the Federal District of Mexico City with three demands: 1. To seek approval of the Indigenous Bill of Rights. 2. To seek the withdrawal of seven military bases from indigenous land and 3. To seek the release of all remaining EZLN prisoners.
On the eleventh of March they walked onto a platform in the Zocalo (Mexico City’s picturesque town square) to see one million Mexicans cheer them and offer support and solidarity. Having secured the support of the National Indigenous Council, the Zapatistas took the city with delegates from forty four of Mexico’s fifty seven indigenous nations.
VTech and Mochilla have collaborated on many groundbreaking musical events, but the pinnacle was in 2009 with the amazing Timeless Series that was brought to Los Angeles. It truly was the beginning. Where musical borders were no longer seen as obstacles, and where composer arrangers who were once overlooked were wholeheartedly embraced. From the series, celebrated Brasilian composer/arranger was one of three, and now, we find the Timeless series traveling to Arthur’s home country in fitting fashion.
J.Rocc, Coleman and B+ will be in Sao Paulo from February 9-11th screening at the Espaco Unibanco de Cinema and then on the 16-18th at the Unibanco Arteplex Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro. Each film will be screened individually and also J.Rocc will have a chance to do his special Timeless Serato Mega-Mix. There will be Q&As each night with special friends dropping by to contribute.
Share the info, share the music, share the experience. And as always, “Turn it Up!!”
Timeless : Trailer : Brasil
Sao Paulo February 9th, 10th, 11th
Rio De Janiero Feb 16th, 17th, 18th
*follow link to watch timeless brasil trailer: http://music.vtechphones.com/2011/01/this-february-timeless-screens-in-brasil
join us Sunday Feb 6th for one of my favorite monthly musical installments:
Located at the lovely : Angel’s Piano Bar : 2460 Wilshire Blvd : Santa Monica, CA
The fifth installment of MdCL‘s monthly clubnite in LA, ‘CHURCH‘. First Sunday of the month at Angel’s Piano Bar, Santa Monica – next party: February 6, 2011.
From the jazz club to the turntables, each month will be a musical journey with surprise guests and features. Come in early for some dinner, drinks and dessert – the live music kicks off at 9pm with a live acoustic jazz set led by MdCL on piano… and guests. At 11pm for th…e second set MdCL transitions to his rhodes, drum machines, synths and electronic toys for a twisted club set of jazz-infused beats, and the night wraps up with a DJ set from MdCL and guests.
This month features resident guests: Trevor Ware (bass), Paul Legaspi (drums), Nia Andrews (vox), Sy Smith (vox) and some spontaneous surprises (we’ve had Dwight Trible, Jody Watley, Emoni Fela, Vesta Williams, Todd Simon, Ohmega Watts jump up – who’s next?!)… plus this month’s special guest DJ: Coleman (Mochilla).
9pm – acoustic jazz set (seated)
10.30-11pm – DJ set (Coleman)
11pm – MPC club set (not so seated)
12.30-2am – DJ set (Coleman)
if you would like to dine definitely reserve a table: 310-828-2115
Spread the word to your friends and family – CHURCH is your unmissable monthly music fix.
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and so is big brother, thanks for this golden image Banksy, one of my favorites. 1984isims. ++ congratulations to you and to Mochilla on the Oscar Nomination for “Exit Through the Gift Shop” read more on the film/nomination HERE.
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• Join us as we celebrate the release of “Take Me With You” on Friday, February 4th in Los Angeles!
DJ Numark’s : “Take Me With You”
listening party 9pm-10pm | record release party 10pm-2am
presented by Mochilla
• Friday Feb 4th 9pm-2am | 21+
• FREE before 10pm
$10 All Night + CD for the first 50 people
$4 Rum/Maracuya Special (keepin’ it tropical!)
• e3rd : 734 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
“Take Me With You” is Available NOW on: http://mochilla.com/shop
»»» Read On + View Video at http://www.hiphopdx.com
+++ultra nice Radiohead cover by Bilal with Robert Glasper on the keys, always a treat and followed by one of my favorites, Sometimes, coming in at 8:18 ~ w/a fresh photo by Eric Coleman of Mochilla who also took the cover for Bilal’s recent album “Airtight’s Revenge” Out NOW!
these two exclusive downloads are sneak-peak gems from Mochilla to you in celebration of the 10 years of Mochilla double CD coming out in 2011* Both are mixed by Eric Coleman of Mochilla. Right click on the link [save link as..], download, enjoy and TURN IT UP!!
VTech is proud to present, A Decade of Mochilla, an epic mixtape, spanning Mochilla’s 10 Years Mixed into one mixtape and shared with you in two parts. This is Part One…
Mochilla is really more than ten years old. It was 1998 when Coleman and I explained to our Mexican producer on the set of the Control Machete video for Ileso that we would only shoot with the equipment that fit in our backpack. It was a Jansport (for clarity!). He replied… “Oh ok, you guys are the Mochila guys, Mochileros”. Of course we loved the word mochilla (the Spanish for backpack) but apparently didn’t know how to spell it thus the two Ls!
In 2001 we released our first project commercially under that name. Keepintime was a photo-essay that under the tutelage of Adam Glickman at Tokion became a short film. He initially thought of it as a piece to put on that new thing – the internet. But when it ended up being 12 minutes long we decided it was too long so we made a VHS to sell – we pressed up a thousand and they flew out the door.
Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl became a Film Festival favorite and then the calls started. In the ten years since then Mochilla has grown. We have an office now and a micro staff of dedicated, talented people. We have travelled the world, made films about all kinds of music, crossed all kinds of boundaries, worked with people from 5 to 95 years of age and we are having a lot of fun the process. Along the way we have made an archive of photos, videos and audio. It is filled with glorious performances, tough breaks, ambitious harmonies and a lot of soul.
Early in 2011 we will be releasing a two CD Mix of these performances – one live and one live in studio.
As a seasonal gift to our friends at VTech we have decided to sneak you this first 20 minutes of the first volume. This is truly only a sneak peak in to the vast musical vaults of Mochilla. Coleman has sat thru many hours of music, digging in and around multi-tracks of kicks, snares and scratches. It is almost unfair to try to encapsulate all of this wonderful music into 2 CDs, but he did. Next week we will have another 20 minutes from the second CD, the studio sessions.
There’s a lot of memories here. A lot of magic.
Download, enjoy and you know – turn it up!
The response to the first part of this mix has been incredible. Thank you for all the support and retweeting, reposting. Mochilla loves the love. Part two here today for download is stepping the game up and to quote Coleman “I wanted this mix to slap everyone in the face and get them to pay attention.” It is purely rhetorical of course, our version of a slap in the face is the caress of bossa nova, the thump of cumbia or the heart stopping wind sucking gaps of great syncopation. This mix has all of that.
Remember of course these are 20 minute teasers for the full mixes coming in 2011.
Just a quick note on the photo that we used on the cover – I snapped this one at the great “La Marcha” way back in 2001. It was taken in the Zocalo in Mexico City and Maldita Vecindad were performing in solidarity with the EZLN. The kid on his friends shoulders with the El Che shirt embodies all that we wanted Mochilla to be way back in 01 – engaged, excited, energetic and happy. Our brother and design guru Keith Tamashiro flipped it into our first logo and Stephen Serato has reflipped it into our 10 year mix cover.
This will warm your ears, brighten your heart and remind you of the strength of good music, download, hit play and you know – turn it up…
Thanks for all your support and happy holidays,
for TRACK LIST please visit http://music.vtechphones.com
Sounds of Al-Mashriq: The Land Where the Sun Rises
Mochilla has brought you some beautiful mixes over the past twelve months: Hear the World, Addis to Axum, and the Verocai retrospective, Arranjos e Compisicoes. We value the idea of new old music, treasures that most likely haven’t found their way to your ears yet, and today’s mix is no different.
This past summer, Coleman and myself, along with Jay Electronica and his DJ, TJ the King, Ommar Offendum, and Will Quantic had the chance to go to the Middle East and play. We even made it to Egypt and linked with Kutmah there, but that’s a whole other story… This mix represents some of what we learned. It’s a group effort, but Coleman made the whole thing seem magically coherent…
Please click HERE, on album images or follow link below to download this mix and read the liner notes.
[Click HERE or on Image to view Slideshow]
The Petronio Alvarez Festival is a 5 day music event and competition held annually in Cali, Colombia. By a process of application and selection over 90 groups are invited each year to compete for the winning title. Across several evenings, bands perform in different musical categories as five judges mark them on appearance, composition, delivery and sound. The diversity is astounding, but all music presented is rooted in the traditions of the Pacific: marimba lead currulao from the south of the coast, home made violins from cauca and cutting dual-clarinet chiramia music from the choco region. As well as strictly folkloric groups, the festival also plays host to more urban interpretations of the Pacific sound, fusing tradition with salsa, reggaeton and rap. The Petronio experience is band focused, but the crowd give so much to the event, a great sense of unity and pride is shared by all who attend. A songline sung on stage soon becomes a thousand strong sing-along echoing around the shaky concrete frame of the bull ring it is held in.
People arrive ready to represent their origins in the Pacific and both celebrate and illuminate African heritage in Colombia. The festival also serves as a tremendous opportunity to see groups from rural regions who often travel several days by water and road to get there. It would be near impossible to see such a cross section of groups at any time of the year without traveling for several months by boat throughout the Pacific rivers and jungles, a part of Colombia increasingly known for its guerilla and paramilitary presence.
The Petronio Alvarez festival, relatively speaking, is still in its infancy. But like so many events of its kind, commerciality and business interests can so quickly change the aesthetics beyond recognition. For the meantime, Petronio remains an event for the people, people who for a long time have been excluded or isolated from mainstream Colombian identity. It’s not the most organized event, nor the biggest, but it’s certainly one of the most vibrant live music experiences you’re ever likely to experience.
Will “Quantic” Holland,
Cali, Colombia August 2010.
Click HERE or follow link(s) below to view slide show and listen to the fabulous audio from the Petronio Alvarez festival in Cali, Colombia!!!
*Full Screen: http://music.vtechphones.com/video/4683/fullscreen
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The Narcicyst feat Shadia Mansour – “Hamdulillah” (Official Video)
Directed and Edited by Ridwan Adhami | Written by Yassin Alsalman and Shadia Mansour | Original Track produced by SandhiLL | Piano by Stefan Christoff | Additional production and arrangement by Doctor Dinar and The Narcicyst
To say ‘Hamdulillah’ is to be grateful for what one has.
The images of the past decades have cast a veil on our identity as a people. We, as international brothers and sisters, are now witness to injustice in real time. We watch our Wars in HD. Injustice is played in real time.
It is time for us to claim our faces back.
This video is a global collaborative effort by 10 photographers- from London to Lebanon, Cairo To Canada, Abu Dhabi to America- to create a portrait of the New Global Citizens. They are DJs, MCs, poets, architects, teachers, doctors, parents and children. Most of all they are people.
Thank you to everyone that was involved. We are blessed to have each other.
Gothic Futurism http://www.gothicfuturism.com
*Great Article on: The Wire
Falador passa mal rapaz,
Falador passa mal rapaz !
Falador passa mal rapaz,
Falador passa mal rapaz !
Quem mandou você mentir ?
Você vai se machucar !
Novamente aqui estou, você vai ter de me aturar !
Falador passa mal rapaz,
Falador passa mal rapaz !
Quem mandou você mentir ?
Você vai se machucar !
Novamente aqui estou, você vai ter de me aturar !
Que malandro é você ?
Que não sabe o que diz,
Cuidado que muita mentira, você pode perder o nariz !
Olha, eu vou te dar um alô, que é pra você se mancar,
Olha, eu vou te dar um alô, que é pra você se mancar,
Se você saiu por aí, e não conseguiu arranjar alguém,
Deixe que alguém, saia por aí, e consiga arranjar você
Please join us for a special ONE-NIGHT ONLY as we bring back this party by popular demand to celebrate the HEAT of a new season! a chance to dance to hand-picked selections. from the tropical and equatorial regions of the globe..
a special delivery to be experienced on a proper dance floor in our corner of the world.
T R O P I C A L I
– dance music from around the equator –
– WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31st –
21+ / FREE / 9p-2a
SHORT STOP 1455 w sunset blvd | echo park 90026
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!
feel free to rsvp on facebook: here
DJSetsBy: Teebs. Kutmah. MyHollowDrum. FreeTheRobots.
TIMELESS x TEEBS: Time Lapse Video[click image to view video or visit http://mochilla.com]
Mochilla HQs: 4124 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles CA, 90065 [Cross Streets: Verdugo x York]
for more info please visit the event on FACEBOOK
Quantic and his Combo Barbaro – Un Canto A Mi Tierra
Peace to a beautiful week(end). I spent the last few days sorting thru contacts, labels, stamps, press releases, usps to get our (Mochilla) Timeless promos out to the hands of DJs, writers, radio personalities, producers, promoters, friends and fam… some new and many familiar names. Super excited for the box sets coming out April 2009. The future is so incredibly bright!
*photo courtesy of Cognito for frolab.
PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE: MOCHILLA.COM/TIMELESS
S K E T C H B O O K
:: F R E E ! ! ! ::
Bring a Pen.
Shine/share your light.
Listen to Amazing Music.
Feb 10th is the fourth anniversary of Dilla’s untimely passing. People are celebrating his life all month long. At Mochilla, we have spent the past year working on A Suite for Ma Dukes. Until now we have held our cards close to our chest releasing videos and entirely instrumental pieces. But today in homage to the man responsible for all this we are releasing, just to you, the first vocal performance from SFMD.
Dwele sang Angel that night without rehearsal. It is a classic. Miguel’s arrangement is super heavy and Bob Power made it magic.
Turn it up!
Track: Angel Feat. Dwele
Album: Timeless: Suite For Ma Dukes
Artist: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
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