Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Since 1979 Clayton Patterson has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art, music and revolutionary minds. Traversing the outside edge he’s recorded a dark and colorful society, from drag to hardcore, heroin, homelessness, political chaos and ultimately gentrification. His odyssey from voyeur to provocateur reveals that it can take losing everything you love to find your own significance

This movie is one I'd sure love to see. Sure seems like a well made documentary film of an era in NYC that basically paved the way for what it is today! Peep the trailer below. Check out the official movie website here.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Street art has morphed into something totally different from my days of graff. The time of the simple can of Krylon are long gone. Now artists are using everything from stencils, stickers, krink, wheat pastings, lights, glass etching inks, etc in order to get their claim to fame. I think it's great that graff heads are getting more & more creative with their shit. Kinda brings new meaning to the word graffiti. Anyway, back in the late 90's and early 2000 when I lived in NYC I started seeing these crazy but sick pastings all over my brothers neighborhood (lower east side). I loved these odd drawings and suddenly found myself wanting more & more of it thinking to myself, this nigga's on some next level shit! Some of his stuff looked like total rage while others looked sleek & sexy, all in all keeping that unique style and look. The artist is French born, NYC local, "WK". I could always tell his work even before I knew who he was. Always keeping that 'vibrating movement' look. His stuff is so appealing that Nike and Adidas have worked with him as well as Doc Marten, Yamaha and Burton Snowboards. Check his website here and peep past exhibitions, check current campaigns or even buy some shit. Word!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Gimmie sum Lipp

Without a doubt Eliot Lipp is one of the most unique producers I have ever heard. His prolific sounds have been un-matched for years and after four LP's , a series of 12''s and EP's, he's just about to drop a new album (thank g-d!) on underground hip-hop label Mush.
I first heard about Lipp in URB magazine's Next 100 a few years back. They stated that he made an LP for Prefuse-73's Eastern Developments label on a shitty keyboard (missing keys) along with a dusty/crappy sampler. That immediately had me sold. I was really anxious to hear his stuff and find out more about this fresh new artist and next thing I know I'm djing at the same party he's preforming at. It was the annual Beta Bodega party titled "Infiltrate" here in Miami and he was on tour. He was a real nice dude as well as his sidekick Leo123. He handed me a copy of his first new album and once I applied my ears to it there was no turning back. Especially during the time that my mother passed, his music was the only thing that would chill me the fuck out, especially the first album he gave me. I thanked him for many years after for giving me that CD as it helped me through the most hardest, toughest time in my life.
As always, Eliot refuses to rest. I don't know how he does it but he's always touring, djing, side projects, remixing, etc... His work though is always new and refreshing, keeping the same style & sound but always switching up the beats and keeping you wanting more of that fresh melody.
In honor of Brooklynite Eliot, I have provided a track off his forthcoming album titled "The Outside". As always, a smooth track with great feel to it and rich electronics. The track is titled "The Area", peep it here.