Monday, September 28, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are


Crailtap and weloveyouso held a contest entitled "Where The Wild Things Ought To Be." Basically and invitation to have some fun with the characters from the upcoming movie. Here are a few of the entries I thought were funny times. Check Crailtap for the winner and check out weloveyouso just because its awesome.





love and donuts


-Garv

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Soundtracks

III.

Here we go again. Sunday afternoon soundtracks is on the electronic instrumental tip today. Hudson Mohawke is set to release the album Butter in October and so far the tracks are sounding like some bangers to me. The song "Rising 5" has been in my DJ set rotation for about a month now. Here's a YT version so you can listen to the song and then click here to download. Enjoy

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday morning bike ride

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The summer is my shit, but fall has its moments.

Dirty South Dance!


YO! This weekend, I am (So Gold) in Atlanta playing the White Light Syndrome Video Shoot / Release Party being held at the W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta, Ga! I'll be posting photos and video links from the party in the follow week. Its about to go down, ya'll!

Friday, September 25, 2009

This Weekend & Such.

What is good party peoples. Here's some stuff to check this weekend.

Tonight DJ Espada plus a whole slew of fresh DJ's including Jimmy 2 Times & Plain Ole Bill & a ton more will be rocking over at the Bedlam Theater. This has been going strong for months now and it gets pretty crazy with the 18+ crowd rocking out. I will be trying to make it there but who knows since school official is kicking my arse aka life right now.




All day Saturday there's a Fifth Element parking lot sale at 2411 Hennepin Ave behind the building. I'll be DJing and so will Petey "RnB" Wheatstraw plus a bunch of other good people. If you DJ or collect records I'd recommend getting there early since the store will be putting the "fabled used vinyl" on sale. It's been stashed away for 5+ years in the Fifth Element basement and this is the first time it's been seen by the general public. There'll be food and whatnot so come by and kick it.




Saturday night on the late late tip Anthem Heart will be having a party over at their studio (1224 Quincy Street NE #225) with live DJs and screen printing popping off. It's from 11-4am which means it could turn into a nice little after bar.



Wants Vs Need's friend and affiliate posted this today and it had me literally laughing out loud.









Have good weekend all and enjoy this nice Fall weather that has arrived.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Incoming.



Thanks again to everybody who came through last Friday to the event
and afterparty.

Next installment on October 16th, 2009.

Get Ready.




KAWS BLOG

I just discovered legendary graffiti writer Kaws's blog, other than posting updates on his work and where-abouts, he posts some funny ass shit. Check it out here

Here are a couple of pics from his blog that made me chuckle...



Be well, people.

Love,

Garv

Monday, September 21, 2009

Amanda Blank / Philly

Amanda Blank / Simplefly Promo from Adam Garcia on Vimeo.


Working with my homey Jay Yo from Simplefly in Philly on this show for Red Bull Public Assembly. The whole thing is a contest, where Red Bull takes three different promoters from the city and basically sees which one can throw the best party. The winner of the three gets a bunch of money and a chance to throw an event in the New York Red Bull space. I had the opportunity to design all the promo for this event. Fingers crossed y'all.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Soundtracks

First and foremost RIP Grandmaster Roc Raida. He was one of my DJ heroes and truly an inspiration for thousands. It's tragic when such talented people pass away at such a young age. If you're not familiar with his work and contributions to the DJ community click here 




Friday night was cracking. Big thanks to all who came out for the fourth installment of Wants Vs. Needs and the after party. The people really make the party so if you came out and danced and got down then we definitely appreciate your support. We'll be putting up photos in a a day or two on the blog and flickr.

Today's Sunday afternoon soundtrack selection is the Dangermouse Remix of Zero 7's "Somersault" ft MF Doom. 







Last night I DJ'd  live on RSE Radio - Click here to listen the show and check out the set list



Friday, September 18, 2009

DAM-FUNK in a Hall of Mammals



If you know me, you know I'm all about that FUNK. I had the honor of checkin' out Dam-Funk at Santos' Party House in NY a few weeks ago, and I've never had such an amazing time on the dance floor. Homey takes it to the roots, playing his own music, others' ish, and playing keys and emceeing the jam the whole time. A deejay's deejay.

Around 1:00 is when it gets poppin. See him when you can.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A proper send-off

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So, the homey Eric Inkala is packing his shit and moving to NY. In celebration of this adventure, he is having an art show/goodbye party at First Amendment Gallery this Saturday night. Not only is Eric going to have new art on display, but so are almost 50 of his friends (peep the flyer for the full line up). I am sure this is going to be one of the best shows that we have had at the gallery, so make sure to write this one in on the calendar.

First Amendment Gallery/Burlesque Design
1101 Stinson Blvd NE
Sat, Sept 19 7-10pm
Music by Paper Tiger and The Millionth Word
Chea

Monday, September 14, 2009

My thoughts on Starbucks.

I recorded this video after living in NYC for 3 weeks, as you can see, the big city is getting to me...


Toodles and Tickles,

Garv



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Afternoon Soundtracks

After a wild Friday & Saturday most people like to keep it low key and relax on a Sunday afternoon so I thought I'd start a new series here at WVN called "Sunday Afternoon Soundtracks" to add a dash of music to the day.  It'll cover all types of genres of music from Jazz to Hip-Hip to Eighties to Electronica.


David Axelrod's "Holy Thursday" should start the series off on the right foot. Axelrod was a both a producer and arranger plus his impact on the music world is undeniable but you don't have to take my word for it. Check out this interview in Wax Poetics (click here)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Espada - Live @ Fight Mondays (Caterpillar Lounge)

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Our homie and crew member, Espada does his thing on Sunday nights if you didnt know @ Azia/Caterpillar Lounge on 2550 Nicolett Ave, in Minneapolis!

This footage is even more of a reason to come through and support him and the Wants Vs Needs collective...

plus, their happy hour is bangin...from 10pm-2am.

H O L L E R.

Dance Wit Us.



Kids in a grocery store pop lockin and other random Micheal Jackson moves in this one! Nice little tune to chill to or just make it some background noise, if your like myself (which you're probably not)

H a p p y F r i d a y!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (So Gold Remix)




Download: Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (So Gold Remix)


Here is the whole version of my remix that was being played in the recent post from myself!

Thanks again to all that have been following our blog/site for random info and FREE music!





Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jay-Z playing 9/11 benefit show @ MSG.

    Jay-Z

"ABSOLUT(R) VODKA, the world's most iconic vodka, announces a creative collaboration with Madison Square Garden that will offer music fans an unparalleled series of high-profile concerts at the iconic venue. Showcasing performances ranging from rock-and-roll heavyweights to country crooners, these two legendary brands will work together to bring music lovers of all kinds the ultimate concert experience as only The Garden can offer. To kick off the series, ABSOLUT and Madison Square Garden will host a once-in-a-lifetime benefit show featuring hip-hop impresario JAY-Z on September 11, 2009, to aid the New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund. The highly-anticipated performance will air live and commercial-free on Fuse TV at 9pm..."


Best believe I'll be there.


Garv

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Speechless.

Last night, I received a message that said "HOLY S**T! Are you at home?!" from one of my best friends back in Iowa.

My natural reaction to something like this at 1am on a Saturday is.....damn, something is going on back in my hometown that was tragic. So, i fall into a state of mind where Im going to hear bad news and this and that and turns out to be.....very, very great news.

Seems that Feadz from the Ed Bangers Records collective based out of Paris, France had played my "Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor" remix at this music festival in the Netherlands a couple of months ago.

If you could've seen the look on my face after being forwarded this footage....needless to say, it was priceless.

All in all, the best part about this whole thing is that it was documented and I have NO CLUE how he got it. So, props to one of the few blogs that even had that remix and put it up on their site.

Endless thank yous.

Check out the footage below (my tune comes in around 23 seconds of it)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Kamaal The Abstract

September is sizing up to be an excellent month for hip-hop releases with new albums coming out from Jay-Z and Blueprint 3 (this album has grown on me some) to Raekwon and the long awaited Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 (whoa) and numerous others including Brother Ali's amazing album Us. This post is about something else though....
Q-Tip

After A Tribe Called Quest broke up in 1999 Q-Tip released a solo album called Amplified which at the time I must admit I was unhappy it sounded so mainstream, being quite the underground rap nerd then, but was won over by Dilla's fresh production. Q-Tip then prepared to release what he describes as the hip-hop version of Miles Davis's Bitches Brew, as in a hip-hop fusion album. Well a long story short the album was shelved by Arista Records 9 years ago because they didn't think it would sell, so it was never going to be released until now. Q-Tip's Kamaal The Abstract is being properly released on September 15th. Here's one of the singles "Damn You're Cool"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September

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Once again it's on.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Best Summer Ever.






I jacked these from Mr. Gerricks blog(Typoscura.)  Sadly, I couldn't make it to the show but judging from these pictures, it looked pretty official.  I really like how Tucker decided to make a collage of pictures for the background for the bigger prints.  Well done, Tucker.  The last photo is one Tucker sent me while he was hanging and features yours truly.

Again and always, love,

Garv

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blueprint 3







Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 has been leaked (click there)

I personally think it's not the greatest but that's just my opinion. Too many guest appearances & production that's lacking but who knows maybe it'll grow on me after a few listens. That being said, it is still better than a lot of albums coming out right now.

Tonight!

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