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“The time is always right to do the right thing.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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)
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.
wylde[passion]flowers vs war [!!!] » *like* L.A. vs WAR on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LA-Vs-WAR/169888963064644
LA VS WAR II
September 9, 10, 11 2011
Noon to Midnight
2341 E. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Parking will be available in nearby lots, please follow signs at the venue.
LA Vs. WAR II will mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks with a massive group art exhibition and event taking place in Downtown LA from 9/9/11 to 9/11/11. 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?
Curated by Yo! Peace, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock, and Ad Hoc Art. Will feature fine art and limited edition prints by a mix of local and out-of-town artists. A participating artist list we be displayed here as it becomes available.
Graffiti & Live Art by some of LA’s most notorious artists, curated by Crewest Gallery & Mobile Mural Lab.
Live t-shirt printing by Hit+Run featuring peace & antiwar graphics. Customize a t-shirt or bring your own apparel.
Stenciling demonstrations and workshops organized by Oscar Magallanes & others.
Peace Altar by Ofelia Esparza and friends. Bring your own photos and mementos to add to the powerful meditation for Peace.
Peace Photo Project will be taking portraits of attendees as activists for Peace.
Laser Graffiti interactive experience hosted by buffLaser2000
In the honored tradition of the peace movement’s “teach-in,” come listen and interact with speakers from our grassroots activist partners Iraq Veterans Against the War, Antiwar.com, Center for the Study of Political Graphics and others. Schedules to be announced.
LA Vs. WAR II welcomes the return of an all-star DJ lineup curated by Dublab.com and ArtDontSleep. DJ schedules will be listed here as they become available.
Please donate to the Project on Kickstarter if you’re able: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1716253169/la-vs-war-art-for-peace-in-the-hope-era
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.
“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”
A dance music video for “Canto de Iemanja,” a song from Mia Doi Todd’s new album Cosmic Ocean Ship due out on May 17th, 2011 .
Iemanja is the Orisha or Goddess of the Ocean in the Yoruba, Candomble, and Santeria traditions. She represents divine consciousness, healing unconditional love, feminine creativity and the essence of motherhood. Kimberly Miguel-Mullen will be dancing Iemanja with Gaby Hernandez and Mia as her attendants. We started choreographing the dance a couple months ago; now we are rehearsing at Heartbeat House in Atwater, Los Angeles. Mia has been sewing the costumes, and Ernest Potdevin has built our Cosmic Ocean Ship.
We will be shooting the video in Baja Mexico from April 29th to May 2nd. Grace Oh and Theo Jemison will be shooting and directing the video, with drawings and aftereffects by Strangeloop. We will make an offering on the beach of flowers, watermelon, candles, mirrors, combs, and our dance for the goddess. We will carry her in our boat out to the Ocean and celebrate the sacred waters here on earth from which we all evolved, and the vast cosmic ocean of existence. With the recent political and environmental upheavals we have been witnessing near and far, now is a good time for this spiritual gathering. It’s an important moment to gather our devotion and set intentions for healing, evolution, peace and respect for the planet as a whole.
If you would like to participate in our offering, we would be very appreciative!! There will be 15 people traveling to Baja for four days. We could use your help with food, gas, accommodation, van and equipment rental, post-production, and flowers! Iemanja loves white flowers!!!
Through our dance, our gathering, our offering, our prayers, we will unite together in love, peace and community. And we will make the video to share and manifest our love.
CAST AND CREW:
Grace Oh: director, cinematographer
Kimberly Miguel-Mullen: choreographer, dancer
Mia Doi Todd: singer, dancer, costume designer, producer
Gaby Hernandez: singer, dancer
Theo Jemison: cinematographer
Rich Hama: cinematographer
Erik Butts: cinematographer
Gaby Hernandez: mother, catering
Hector Hernandez: father, host
Kathryn Doi Todd: mother, catering, flower arrangement
Andres Renteria: percussion
Fabiano do Nascimento: percussion
Ernesto Potdevin: boat builder
Melissa Tolentino: hair/makeup
Nadine Wells: art director
Erica Krumpl: stylist
Project location: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
The official trailer for Tom Shadyac’s upcoming film, I AM. In theaters February, 2011 – http://iamthedoc.com
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.
Heavy session tonight. What we love about music in one place at one time. Check your egos at the door and dance like no-one can see you. Kim-chi pancakes and maracuja rum provided by e3rd, music by Quantic, Cut Chemist, Cee Brown, Byze Uno, Shinehead, Ganas, B+and lots more dropping by… Carnival vibes… all crew welcome. Bring records if you feel you should. . .
Mochilla Carnival Listening Session!
TONIGHT! Tuesday, March 8th @ e3rd!
734 E. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
10pm-2am | FREE til 11p $5 After | Special Surprise Guests*
$6 Batidas (Special brasilian coacktail) until 11pm
Flyer flipped by Roman Teanio (http://tastemakerflavor.com)
+powerful. educational. inspirational documentary film “Black August Hip Hop Project” directed by Dream Hampton | Los Angeles screenings: Sat, Feb 19th @10:00pm; Wed, Feb 23rd @6:40pm | Culver Plaza Theatres: 9919 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232* | dig deeper…
Hip-hop cultural critic–turned-filmmaker Dream Hampton‘s Black August (U.S.) is an engrossing critique of the creation and incarceration of America’s political prisoners (in this case, African-American political activists). The film is deft and fast-moving, and Hampton shrewdly introduces the subject by having Dave Chappelle function as a kind of clueless Everyman, explaining the historical meaning and connotations of the term “Black August” by first admitting he only recently heard the term, before breaking down its significance: Black Panther George Jackson was murdered by San Quentin prison guards in August 1971, kicking off a lineage of African-American political tragedies that would occur over the years in the month of August. With crisply shot concert footage from the annual consciousness-raising, New York–based Black August Hip-Hop Festival (performers include Mos Def, Common, Talib Kweli and Dead Prez) juxtaposed against interviews with political exiles Nehanda Abiodun and Assata Shakur, the documentary is the perfect blend of sleek professionalism and gritty substance.
By Ernest Hardy
*follow link to continue reading: http://www.laweekly.com/2011-02-17/film-tv/pan-african-film-festival-2011
to buy tickets please visit the box office (Culver Plaza Theatres: 9919 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232) or visit: http://www.paff.org/panafricanfilmfestival/tickets
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
tyler the creator | OFWGKTA | odd future.
on some punk rock hip hop shit. whoa.
YONKERS From Tylers Upcoming Second Album GOBLIN, Set To be Released in April. http://oddfuture.com
Directed By Wolf Haley
Filmed By Luis Panch Perez
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.
[copy & paste to browser to dig deeper: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/arts_and_culture/newsid_9373000/9373020.stm]
or will it?
watch LIVE : http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now
power in numbers – it’s amazing the scare tactics that are used against peoples freedom. it started with communication being cut, now they’ve cut the water supply to the people. what scares them (government) the most is when we unify and what scares me the most is the large number of death/pain occurring to the innocent, the young and old alike, to the sick and to the weak that emerges from the opposition of that unification. freedom and peace is what I repeat. true change. all power to all people. stay woke*
“Salute to those in Egypt who are rising up against tyranny masked as democracy!” -Omar Epps
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.” -JFK
Introducing @WeFlyInk to LA : http://weflyink.com (7p-10p) for a giant brainstorm : Collective Perspective – Los Angeles • CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.
The Mint Collective and Nu Soul Magazine present Collective Perspective – Los Angeles, a gathering to unite and inspire creatives in the City of Angels.
The goal is to CONNECT, INSPIRE, BRAINSTORM + CREATE VISIBILITY collectively for innovative projects worldwide.
Stone Rose Lounge @ Sofitel Hotel | 8555 Beverly Blvd L.A
Thursday, Jan 20, 2011
||| THE PERSPECTIVES |||
• The Mint Collective
• Nu Soul Magazine
• Umoja Hi-Fi
• Andre Power
• Beats N Crates
• Friends We Love
• Jasmine De La Paz
• Tru Thoughts Records
• Andrew Quesada
• RedLight Promotions
||| SOUND PROVIDERS |||
• DJ Destroyer • (www.destroyer.podomatic.com)
• DJ Seano • (www.soundcloud.com/djseano)
• DJ Spinorita • (www.soundcloud.com/angelablanca)
• DJ Moni • (www.djmoni.com)
This is the second installation of Collective Perspective. Check out the footage by About Her Films from the first edition in San Francisco August 2010. http://bit.ly/bGJH7B
||| ABOUT |||
• The Mint Collective • (www.themintcollective.com)
The Mint Collective is a group of people from different beats all using their blessings to promote, market & increase visibility for creative endeavors.
• Nu Soul Magazine • (www.nu-soulmag.com)
Nu-Soul is an online magazine that bridges the gap between the world of R&B and the underground sounds of electronic music, the common factor being an emphasis on funk, soul and urban lifestyle with a heavy focus in creating visibility through Nu Soul live events.
• Umoja Hi-Fi • (www.umojahifi.blogspot.com)
Umoja (Swahili for “unity”) reflects the diverse array of musical styles the soundsystem plays (abstract house, downtempo, hip-hop, jazz, reggae, electronic, drum & bass), unified in the spirit of dub, experimental and beat driven music. The Umoja Soundsystem, a DJ collective, was established in 1993 in Los Angeles by DJ’s Tomas and Daz originally as a club night called Umoja Jazz & Ragga Lounge, and later as a conglomeration of likeminded DJs.
• Andre Power • (www.andrepower.tumblr.com/)
West coast transplant by way of Philly, Andre Power has a diverse approach to creative endeavors. Bridging the gap between visual art, photography and graphic design with heavy universal inspiration rooted in music, Mr. Power is poised to elevate art goonery worldwide.
• Beats N Crates • (www.beatsncrates.com)
LA-based blog and radio series giving visibility to aspiring, emerging and established artists in the underground hip hop movement worldwide.
• Friends We Love • (www.friendswelove.com)
Founded in New York and recently planted in Los Angeles, Friends We Love (FWL) is a boutique production company and web TV station founded by filmmaker Mike Vargas and multi-media artist Moni Pineda. Their mission is to CREATE, EDUCATE & CELEBRATE through the arts.
• Soundwaves Radio • (www.soundwaveskpfk.wordpress.com)
Soundwaves Radio airs live on KPFK, Los Angeles (90.7FM) every Saturday night from midnight to 2am showcasing worldwide musical talent. Headed by Abraham Beltran alongside his co-hosts Miss Cecilia and DJ Seano, the three partner to bring visibility to the best hip hop, nu-soul, funk, downtempo and overall eclectic under-the-radar sounds.
• Jasmine De La Paz / Tru Thoughts Records • (www.labelloveworldwide.bandcamp.com
UK-based Tru Thoughts Records, the label behind artists like Quantic, Natural Self and Belleruche has been making serious waves amongst musical tastemakers worldwide since 1999. The imprint’s U.S. representation comes from Miss Jasmine De La Paz, the lady behind a plethora of creatively awesome, musically-driven projects. Fusing her love of eclectic sounds with her wide-spread network has allowed Miss. Jazz to carve her own niche into the music industry successfully releasing the second installation of her compilation project, Label Love, expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.
• Andrew Quesada Photography • (www.andrewquesada.com)
This LA-based photographer provides gritty, colorful, diverse, 60’s-70’s vintage warmth in combination with current fashion-forward imagery adding his own unique old school flavor.
• RedLight Promotions • (www.redlightpromotions.com)
Founded by Jenn Laskey, RedLight Promotions is a full service event planning and production company specializing in nightlife, artist marketing and promotions and outside of the box creative and influential event marketing.
• WeFlyInk • (www.weflyink.com)
A collaborative source/platform for music, art, education, expression, motivation, and love fused by Rocio “WyldeFlower” Contreras. We’re all interconnected in our projects, visions, dreams – we create to share, express, educate, grow and expand…. Los Angeles is a melting pot of beauty, where vibrant colors and sounds pour from the core and bless us on the regular. We educate, ourselves and others via this and many other forms of communication. +WE representing community +FLY representing freshness, as well as a jump and dive into our hopes, dreams & goals +INK to trace the stages of the ages.