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Mark Your Calendar: Swaggerless Pop-up Art Show 2/20/16

Over a dozen underground and emerging artists from around the world will showcase their hottest work under one roof at the Swaggerless Pop-up Art Show; Saturday, February 20th 2016 at Gallery 38 in Los Angeles. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Exhibited artwork is for sale.  See Facebook event page here>


The Swaggerless Pop-up Art Show offers buyers, collectors, and guests an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, from fine illustrations, paintings, and photography, to digital art, mixed-media, printmaking, and more. Notable artists include tapestry designer, Keith Collins, who has created custom works for Michael Jackson, LeBron James, Odell Beckham Jr, Enzo Ferrari, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. among others, and Brooklyn creative, Christian Jackson, who has written and directed videos for A$AP Rocky, Dos Equis, and more. The pop-up will also include live music and DJ performances.

Works by:  Buenos Aires analogue and digital collage artist, Ignacio Rivas; Barcelona-based fine art illustrators and designers, David Pugliese and Jésica Cichero; San Francisco mixed media abstract artist and painter, Seren Moran; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina collage artist, Knut van Brijs; Los Angeles photographer, LA Fotografa; Brooklyn based writer, director, photographer, and illustrator, Christian Jackson; Los Angeles based optical illusion painter, Vakseen; Philadelphia based artist and designer, Billy Abstract; Los Angeles based designer tapestry artist, Keith Collins; and more.

Swaggerless Pop-up Art Show
Saturday, February 20th 2016 | 2pm-10pm.
Gallery 38:  5376 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016

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Rhys Langston and The Chocolate Davis Sessions Volume I [Listen]

A message came in from L.A. rapper/producer Rhys Langston. He wanted to share his latest album, “The Chocolate Davis Sessions Volume I”– sounds delicious.

Rhys Langston is a rapper/producer from Los Angeles, CA.  His instrumental work ranges from dark, electronic and bass-heavy compositions to crunchy golden-era-esque drums with simple but layered sample work.   Lyrically merging a certain West Coast eccentricity and boom-bap-influenced percussive poetics, in some ways he is stylistically transient, a reflection of his residence on both east and west coasts— and also perhaps, of his (mostly) unconscious fracturing of racial preconceptions by means of the racially ambiguous person through which he transmits his breed of hip hop.  His dense verses span his personal experiences and convictions through lenses of racial politics, trans-atlantic history, social alienation, and the occasional off-kilter name drop.  Langston’s live performances see energy surged renditions of his songs with the occasional insert of an epigram poem. 

Visual art and writing have always been constant means of expression for him.  In addition to his music he continues to paint (often designing the artwork for his own albums) and write short stories and what he coins “pre-post-racial poems” (non sequiturs that he randomly blurts out during his performances).  

His latest project, The Chocolate Davis Sessions Volume I, released in October of 2014, stars the regulars of Langstónia, Tercero Washington, Resident Harebrain, Calculus Johnson and Muckraker Jones in a series of audio short films.  It sees Rhys Langston’s first official collaboration, one with Netherlands based producer Papppa, who provides 5 out of 8 of the instrumentals (the other 3 being Langston’s own compositions).  Throughout, Rhys Langston’s deconstructionist lyricism is grounded in and shaped by the soft-focus aesthetic of the instrumentals.  Furthermore, short and concise in tracks and album length, Chocolate Davis draws from a literary tradition of epigram poems and challenges the listener to define what constitutes a “full length” release.  

To hear more music from Rhys Langston, find him on Bandcamp, Twitter, and Facebook.

Special thanks to Rhys for sharing.

 

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3 Producers Come Together For A New Sound You Won’t Forget [Listen]

L.A. based producers, Grim Collective, share with us their “drippy” music.

We are Los Angeles based, Bay area raised. We are a collective of producers delivering you trillwave. –Grim Collective

If you want to hear more from  Grim Collective, visit their soundcloud, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and IG.

Special thanks to Grim Collective for sharing.

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Psychedelic R&B (Without The Acid) [Listen]

What is Psychedelic R&B, exactly? Just listen to 19 year old Los Angeles artist, Adrey.

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If you want to hear more from  Adrey, visit his soundcloud, find him on IG, or follow on Twitter. And look out for his upcoming project: Sapiosexual.

Special thanks to Dre for sharing.

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