Posted on Jun 3rd, 2009
I have to thank my mom for the lovefest about to take place…
As a kid in the 80s, I really only listened to what my mom listened to- Wham!, Sade, Tears For Fears, Basia, and of course Swing Out Sister. These were groups I loved way before I could name a hip-hop group. About as close as it got to hip-hop in my house was Bob James’ “Take Me to the Mardi Gras” or the KING OF R&B’s best album “Don’t Be Cruel”…
Swing Out Sister’s brand of Sophisti-Pop is probably my biggest personal influence. Lush string arrangements, solid topic matter, fresh chords, and intelligent pop sensibility- a lot of the ideals I use to guide my own brand of SOPHISTI-SLAP (yes, term invented by me).
“Twilight World” is my favorite song from them, followed by HELLA others…
I only bring all this up now because I get to see them for the FIRST TIME EVER at Bimbo’s in San Francisco – Tonight!
And I’m taking my mom.
Do I seem excited?
Posted on May 27th, 2009
Posted on May 27th, 2009
Posted on May 20th, 2009
Not that guy up top, but right at the very end. With little subtitles like Liam Gallagher!
Posted on May 18th, 2009
Trizzy gets literal on the “A Taste Of Asia” tour with a new hotel review. Super fruity swag!
Posted on May 14th, 2009
Here’s a new clip for Malente’s “Music Forever,” which is out now (or out soon? We’re bad with dates) on Southern Fried. Check it out and whet your appetite for Malente’s megajam “I Like It,” dropping this spring on Fool’s Gold with crazy mixes from Riva Starr and Mikix The Cat.
Posted on May 8th, 2009
At the Wale show at LPR in New York City last night, Kid Cudi droped by to say what up – so of course, Mr Folarin’s backing band UCB took the opportunity to coat “Day ‘N’ Nite” with tons of mumbo sauce in their impromptu live go-go version.
Posted on May 6th, 2009
Check our pal Danny Daze playing Treasure Fingers “Cross the Dancefloor” to intro Regis and Kelly Live in Miami, filmed at the Fontainebleau yesterday. Shout out to Gelman!
Posted on Apr 27th, 2009
Last Thursday’s “Best Of The Beast” opening was the place to be, as a couple hundred of our best friends and fam came out for Fool’s Gold art director Dust La Rock’s debut solo show. Queen Majesty, Vin Sol, Nick Catchdubs and Dave1 spun the tunes, Red Stripe and Vitamin Water provided refreshments, Fader debuted their new issue, Worship Worthy made sure everything ran smoothly and a literal who’s who of NYC’s creative community brought infinite good vibes to celebrate one of their own.
Check out these full photo galleries from Ian Meyer, Nicky Digital, Driven By Boredom (who also shot the event for Village Voice, Village Slum (a bunch more on Flickr too), as well as some recaps at Street Level, Hypebeast, RCRD LBL and Herald De Paris. Dust, Trizzy and Catch filmed a MTV News interview which should be up shortly, and in the meantime you can check some video of the show from Bongoboy along with A-Trak’s Flipcam Q&As with Haze and Sammy Bananas (along with some of our photo gallery favorites) after the jump. Read More