The After Midnight Series, by visual artist Steven Lopez, has featured artists such as Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Minnie Riperton, India.Arie, Sade, Jill Scott and more. Lopez works by selecting a favorite song, then he begins the painting process in front of a live audience. Lopez's new series, called After Midnight Soul, features Erykah Badu as the first source of inspiration. Check out this time-lapse Vimeo of him painting to "Amerykahn Promise":
Giant Step's biweekly DJ series at Hudson Hotel returns in 2009 on Monday, April 6th.
As New York City's premier Monday night event for the last two years, the Hudson has consistently seen a curated roster of DJ legends and pioneering artists as wide-ranging as Louie Vega, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzanova, Bobbito and Danny Krivit, playing styles from soulful house, Latin, hip hop, jazz, funk and more. Mark your calendars now for quality music and dancing at Hudson to come.
RSVP for the first Hudson on Monday, 4/6 here.
"SATSURIKU Rejects" is a piano-laden, horn-heavy track with a drum and bass back beat and soft female vocals placed second stage. If you are familiar with earlier tracks from PLANET PIMP, (Storm, Fantastic Planet), you'll recognize this as a groovier and more soulful departure from their usual organized artful chaos.
Check out this incredible multi-layered video for "I'm New". Kutiman's Thru You is a well-crafted mix of sound clips from various YouTube videos- think of the project as the Entroducing... of YouTube (as aptly referred to by Laughing Squid). Then check out Kutiman's site to explore all the original sampled pieces.