Tuesday, April 27, 2010

NEW Goldielockstrack for Chris Ofili's exhibit at the Tate!

Got a new one here from good old Sarah Goldielocks called "3rd Eye Vision"! The track is available as a free download by tweeting or updating your Facebook status about the track... sounds like a solid deal, especially given the quality of her recent output!

Apparently Chris Ofili has an exhibition on now at the Tate Britain and Goldielocks, Mala, Cooly G, Tinie Tempah etc, and were asked to write songs to correspond to his paintings. In case somehow you forgot (or were too young) Mr Ofili was the object of some serious controversy...

"One of his paintings, The Holy Virgin Mary, a depiction of the Virgin Mary, was at issue in a lawsuit between the mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art when it was exhibited there in 1999 as a part of the "Sensation" exhibit. The painting depicted a black African Mary surrounded by images from blaxploitation movies and close-ups of female genitalia cut from pornographic magazines, and elephant dung. These were formed into shapes reminiscent of the cherubim and seraphim commonly depicted in images of the Immaculate conception and the Assumption of Mary. Following the scandal surrounding this painting, Bernard Goldberg ranked Ofili #86 in 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. Red Grooms showed his support of the artist by purchasing one of Ofili's paintings in 1999, even after Giuliani famously exclaimed, “There’s nothing in the First Amendment that supports horrible and disgusting projects!"

Here is the "scandalous" work...

I believe David Bowie at one point had his work exhibited on the once very very very popular subscription site BowieNet (On a random note happy 18th wedding anniversary to Bowie and Iman!)...

And of course there was even more controversy because of Ofili's connection to Charles Saatchi... click on the links above to find out more.

Here's a video of all these goings on over at the Tate!

Saaafe x

Check out more at Goldielocks World! I'll be back soon with the video etc for both the Major Lazer/Bassnectar and Echo & The Bunnymen shows... I just gotta get my finals taken care of and I'll sort you guys out! Keep checking back!

Monday, April 12, 2010

NEW Roses Kings & Castles - "One Born Every Minute"

You know we love Adam Ficek's Roses Kings & Castles project... so it's exciting to hear some new material out of him... Enjoy this while waiting for the pics and videos from the Major Lazer & Bassnectar show :)

One Born Every Minute by Roses Kings Castles by 360degreemusic

CAT NO: 360dgmD(CDS)0013


Originally conceived as a creative outlet whilst Babyshambles were on holiday, Roses Kings Castles have grown these past two years into a name that is synonymous with smart, witty, acerbic pop. Definitely not indie, yet proudly, defiantly and genuinely independent.

Eschewing the traditional album/tour/single route, RKC have established an identity that is often quirky yet never annoying, and in the process made some stunning music. Comparisons with Belle & Sebastian’s pastoral warmth and the acidic outsider pop of Syd Barrett, have now dissolved as RKC have moved into a sound that is comfortably their own.

The eponymus debut album has sold more than 3,000 copies since its release in September 2008 and an ever growing army of new fans across the globe have enabled a lengthy spell in the studio, which has produced a wealth of new material. The album Suburban Time Bombs was recorded in the second half of last year, and the first single from the album, One Born Every Minute will be issued on 2nd May, followed by the album later in the year.

RKC are currently deep into rehearsals with new band members to be revealed shortly, and to coincide with the release of the album, they will be playing selected live dates in the UK and across Europe.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

NEW: Robot Koch and Bassnectar preview new EPs!

Well apparently poor Bassnectar had a sort of surprise release of his new EP... Instead of kicking and screaming how does the Bassnectar team deal with it? Release it early and give stuff away for free!

The Bassnectar crew has decided to drop the latest Timestretch EP a week early with some exclusive DJ Pack bundles through the Bassnectar.net site. Release is 100% bangers with some remixes by MRK1, SPL, Jantsen, and iLL.Gates

It worth noting that the EP is actually out now (unlike when I got the email, sorry about that)... Check out more at the Bassnectar music store! I can tell you right now it's absolutely amazing haven taken a listen in the last few days. I wish I would have posted this earlier (I got it about two weeks ago) so this is old news to some of you....

...but you may not be aware that Bassnectar and Major Lazer are playing TOMORROW at The Fillimore in Detroit! If you're going drop me a line and perhaps we can discuss how sick this bootleg is:

Bassnectar - "Magical World feat. Nelly Furtado"

Bassnectar - "Magical World feat. Nelly Furtado" YSI

And then there's this to pique your interest!

If you caught the last Bassnectar post you know our boy Robot Koch did a sick remix for him... so it only makes sense to post this info together. He's got an EP coming out in May that will no doubt melt your face lol...

robot koch_true (preview) from robot koch on Vimeo.

And just to get you a little more excited there's new Jahcoozi on the horizon as well :) That is just about the only remotely British thing mention (because of their lead singer) in this post... I guess the remixers on the Bassnectar EP count right? This is basically just blatant favouritism hahaha... thank god both make awsome music! I'll do my best not to make friends with people who make crap music so we can keep the quality fresh!

After tomorrow you'll have some sick video, audio, whatever from the Bassnectar & Major Lazer show so... make sure to stay tuned!