Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WHERE THE PARTY AT:: KING BRITT 'The Intricate Beauty' Release Party, Thursday April 22, 2010

LinkOur Philly fam, King Britt & Rucyl is back in town celebrating the release of King's latest dance album, The Intricate Beauty (apparently the last one of its kind). For over a decade, King Britt has been one of the top, internationally recognized deep house producers/DJs. Though he has been exploring new, more experimental sounds, his new album featuring Lady Alma, Astrid Suryanto, Rucyl Mills, Ryat, Kim English and Byron Stingly is as fresh as it gets, showcasing King's experties as a dance music producer. The night will also feature special live performances by Rucyl & Astrid Suryanto and an guest DJ set by King's long time friend, NY-legend Fran├žois K. Definitely put your dancing shoes on!

Thursday April 22nd

The Intricate Beauty Release Party
Featuring Music By
King Britt

Early Set
Very Special Guest
Francois K

Door by Jermaine // Doors open 10pm // Get Tickets www.danceherenownyc.com
Open Bar from 10-11pm
Cielo 18 Little W.12th Street NYC

If you haven't done it already, check out King's mix he had made for URB [free download].
The INTRICATE BEAUTY album is available on iTunes. Support true music buy buying the album! Also you can check out the rest of the tour schedule on www.fivesixmedia.com

Friday, April 16, 2010

VONY x REA present :: 'Kids Dream In Color' Spring Workshop x Lichiban

The organization I've been involved with as a teaching artist/ art mentor Voices of New York (VONY) recently teamed up with a New York-based architectural design firm Real Estate Arts (REA) to hold a week long art workshop called Kids Dream In Color (KDIC). Ten very talented and gifted kids were chosen to participate in a one of a kind art immersion where they had to recreate the Empire State Building using common, eco-friendly art materials. The challenge was to re-envision the building in the year 2400 as a green, earth-friendly building, a futuristic symbol of a new Empire State of Mind.
Romeo and Miles sharing a laugh on the way to the field trip to the Empire State Building
The kids drew their inspiration from this iconic building. The amazing art deco interior design of the Empire State (1st row). KDIC kids Saya, Ciara and Jalen enjoying the trip to the Empire State (2nd row). Aric (videographer) and Sue (VONY founder) documents every kid's artworks while Lori (right) from REA (3rd row) oversees Nathaniel's work. REA staff took some time off to mentor each kid individually(4th row).
We used a 10 minutes visualization exercise using my work, DORJE as a visual guide to time & space travel to the galaxy where DORJE would serve as an imaginary guide to introduce the kids to alternative ways of imagining a green future.
(from left to right) Quest, Ciara, Saya, and Miles together with the other KDIC participants took a break from the workshop and walked around the block & checked out a local gallery.
Kecia finishes her version of the building (top left). REA staff focuses on mentoring the kids to finish up their projects (top right and lower left). The VONY team took a break and went outside with the kids to get some fresh air (lower right).

The passion of these kids for the arts illuminated every "building" they've created. The workshop ended with a very successful exhibition of the kids' artworks. Everyone at attendance in the exhibit- the mentors, parents, and especially the kids-, couldn't be more proud of all the beautiful artworks created through all their hard work.

*Voices Of New York has more incoming art workshops and projects, e-mail voicesofnewyork(at)gmail.com for more details.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Mama wants.. TY's EMOTIONS


I've been hearing so much buzz about TY this month (and last), that I finally had to get a taste of what he's been cookin' up. Been a fan of his for years, but if the new single Emotions says anything, you all be ready for this album! Dropping April 19 on BBE, A SPECIAL KIND OF FOOL is not to be slept on. Check it digital on itunes HERE..
The single, Emotions, gives a nice peek into his personality, flo's, style and feels like a breath of sunshine... We can all love a little emotion in this world we livin' in! It features remixes from some of Wronglips favorite producers including Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and Akwasi. Check the new and anticipated video...
xo Sarah White

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UPCOMING SHOW ::: BODDHI, the cat in two cities CREWEST GALLERY 3/27 (LA) & ZAKKA 4/9 (BROOKLYN)

::: BODDHI is love :::

My baby toy kitten is coming to Brooklyn this Friday! BODDHI is the cat oracle from PLANET CITRAKA, felinoid by birth, trickster by nature. Here is his magic profile.

After a hugely successful opening night at Los Angeles' Crewest Gallery, curated by the homie, MARKA 27 , the BUDDY Custom show is making it's way to Dumbo's Zakka Gallery in Brooklyn this Friday, April 9th, 2010. Details on the flyer below. Don't miss this, going to be fun! luv, Lichi

EXHIBITING ARTISTS :: Angry Woebots, Asylm, Auks, Brent Nolasco, Dave Flores, Dez Einswell, Dril One, Enamel Kingdom, Erick Scarecrow, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, Jasper Santos, Jesse Hernandez, Jester, Kano, Keith Poon, Kenji Nakayama, Lichiban, Lou Pimentel, Mad, Man One, Marka27, Munk One, N.C. Winters, Nemo Phu, Pon, Problak, Reactor- 88, Ritzy Periwinkle, Ron Upperman of Leroy Jenkins, Saner, Scribe, Sket, Southerndrawl, John "Spanky" Stokes, Tony/Shiau Nakanari, Tristan Eaton, Upendo Tha Black Krayon, Vyal, and Photography by Moses Mitchell
Check out the rest of the BUDDY's on CREWEST's Flickr stream

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Mamas love... J*DAVEY

New video from J*Davey! Also peep the interview we did with Jack for HEY LADIES! Here!

Mamas love..new CHESCA joints

two new sexy tracks from my catsister from London, CHESCA. she is my favorite female electro/ boogie disco producers.

Mamas love...JANELLE MONAE feat. BIG BOI 'Tight Rope'

Janelle debut the video for the song “Tight Rope” featuring Big Boi of Outkast, who also has a new release coming out later this year.