Friday, June 25, 2010


Major news just came out today that MOS DEF is joining an already crazy line-up this Sunday June 27th at the AFRO-PUNK Festival! The Cool Kids, J*DaVeY, K-OS, Martin Luther, The Memorials, Galaxy of Tar, Bad Rabbits, DJ Lindsey will also be in the house that day. Don't miss it!!!!
The June 26th line-up is just as crazy, featuring Bad Brains,P.O.S., Game Rebellion, Ninjasonik, God Forbid, The Bots, The 54, Activator, Cipher, Belikos, DJ MU$A,D://Boi. + DJs, skate, BMX, art, fashion & food! June 26th & 27th at Commodore Barry Park in New York.
I'm super excited to be on board as one of the painters working on the massive 100 feet x 8 feet mural that will snake around the park.
We had a promo shoot a couple of weeks ago with some of the artists. The following behind-the scenes shots feature Coby, Rob Focused & See One, three of the dope painters who will be throwing around some paint on Saturday & Sunday. My good friend, activist & art hustla Rasu Jilani of Coup d'Etat Brooklyn was also there to support...I owe him big time for putting me on this year. Thank you!
Also, big shout out to the lovely ladies Jacqwi Campbell who shot the promo video & to Shaunna Randolph who interviewed me and took most of these shots of me below...[ehmm..that was all spontaneous fun...] Also shout to Toshun Campbell who was on board shooting as well. I'll post Toshun's photos and Jacqwi's promo soon as well.
My girls, Toofly & Alice Mizrahi (Younity crew) will be representing the female wing and the homie Benjamin Rojas from Trust Your Struggle are also part of the line-up.
I mean I feel really lucky to be part of this incredible's gonna be epic!
I just set up my page on the AFROPUNK site, connect if you're there. And come give me a shout if you're around.
HERE ARE some of my favorites of the line-up

Dance until the early morn!!

Mamas love...JIMI JAMES

Jimi James' new EPK..we love her!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More QUADRON :: debut NY show

I was introduced to QUADRON by my friend OP (Suite903, Cornerstone) a couple of months ago at their first NY press appearance at the FADER office. It was pretty clear at first hearing that they are destined for success. Hailing from Denmark, the duo has been recently signed by L.A. based independent label plugresearch (also the home of Bilal & Shafiq Husayn) and been making big waves in the U.S. They've been on tour and are making their NY debut with a full band Brooklyn tomorrow, Thursday June 24th at Southpaw. The homie, Melo-X is going to do the intro set--I really hope that I can make it. Also, our Philly fam, King Britt and Rucyl of Saturn Never Sleepswill be hosting them on June 29th in Philadelphia.

Buster Keaton from Plug Research on Vimeo.

From their bio: Quadron is a child that's been made by Coco and Robin. Both were part of the soul collective "Boom Clap Bachelors" who in early 2008 secured much respect and success with their debut "Kort Før Dine Læber". Here they began their collaboration, and Robin fell for Coco's beautiful voice and ability to improvise with playful ease.

Even though Coco is only 21 she is already a veteran performer, and was literally born to do it. She was a key figure as the front woman in the live band for Boom clap bachelors' band, and now she is thrilling audiences with Robin and hers own material. Robin Hannibal has a long CV, counting collaborations with Nobody Beats The Beats, Aloe Blacc, Omas Keith from SA-RA, Wally Badarou from talking heads / level 42, Erick Sermon, Plant Life, Yamwho, Buraka Som Sistema and has international super stars, like Pharrell Williams (Nerd) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), declaring themselves fans of some of his other projects like "Owusu & Hannibal" and "Parallel Dance Ensemble".

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Pursuit Grooves is on fyah..

From her album "Fox Trot Mannerisms" on Tectonic

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Help support my new music!

Sarah White's Kickstarter Plea from Sarah White on Vimeo.

PLEDGE and see more info HERE!!!!!

Hello Beautiful People! First off, I'd like to thank EVERYONE who has been so supportive and given us so much love since the beginning. We are sending love to our people from our city of Minneapolis/St Paul and to our new home in Brooklyn, and everyone worldwide! Besos!

Now, we are excited to share more and more big news of changes coming on our horizon.
Since our release of our debut EP, Hiding Blind in 2008, we have been working hard on new and more challenging music. Digging deeper into our souls and capabilities, we have been grinding away, but have been experiencing many road blocks as Independent artists. Without a label supporting you, all fees must come out of pocket, and rent and raising a child in NY can be tough as is! Wowzers. Anyways...we have finally reached the home stretch and we have not only 1, but 2 amazing projects to share with our fans, supporters and the world! READ MORE on my KICKSTARTER PAGE!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mama loves... Quadron

Thanks to the lovely Rucyl and Saturn Never Sleeps for turning me on to Quadron. I cant get enough! ... AND this Denmark treat, is on their way to the East Coast!

Jun 17 2010
The Fix
Portland, OR
Jun 23 2010
Liv in Washinton DC
Washinton, MD
Jun 24 2010
Brooklyn, NY
Jun 25 2010
Spring 4th Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 26 2010
Le Fee Verte
Miami, Florida
Jun 29 2010
Johnny Brenda's
Philadelphia, PA
(With Saturn Never Sleeps!)

quadron "herfra hvor vi står" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

NEW RELEASE & VIDEO : CUBIC ZIRCONIA : Black & Blue EP drops June 15

I'm loving the new video by New York-based ethnic disco trio, Cubic Zirconia. Tiombe Lockhart, Nick Hook & Daoud Sturdivant's band is dropping their new EP BLACK & BLUE this Tuesday on June 15th. This video was shot while they were recording the album in LA. Check them live at their upcoming release party at the Dash Gallery this Tuesday.