Archives for the month of: June, 2010

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1. You guys have recently released the “Love For Those Hustlers” E.P., from what i’ve heard of the opening track, it’s got a very breezy feel…How would you describe this release and what were some of your favorite songs to put together this time around?

Adam: I’ve got a soft spot for the title track. Eazy-E was a lyrical rapper. He had a singing quality with his rhymes and under the gangster exterior you know the guy was full of love. That’s what we wanted to do with this release was cut through a lot of the bravado and just share the love. If you’re alive today and feeding yourself and your family then you’ve got to be a hustler and you deserve some respect. Every song on here is a tribute to artists that have influenced us and made our lives better in some way. We wanted to take each vocal and tease out something unexpected from it, re-contextualizing hardcore rap with beautiful and carefree melodies. Taking something that a lot of people dismiss and sharing the ways in which we believe it to be transformative and sublime.

Andrew: Since early this year we had started experimenting more with garage styles and deeper vibes…We definitely use alot of swooshy white noise in our tracks. My favorite tracks to do on this release were “My Posse on Broadway” and “Sipping on That Sizzurp”. The Mix A Lot track is one of Seattle’s biggest anthems ever and I feel like we updated it nicely with a bit of a dubstep and electronic vibe. That one really only took us a few hours because we were feeling it so much. “Sipping on That Sizzurp” is the longest track I’ve ever written at about 7:30 minutes! It’s so many styles in one – and I had some melodic breakthroughs with counterpoint in it. When I had finished the composing my part of that track I felt like I wanted to write more songs immediately. That’s not always the case when I usually put something to bed.

June 26 / Seattle Gay Pride Festival: Capitol Hil / 6:30PM

July 16 / Transformus: Deer Fields, NC / *Southeast regional burning man event

Aug 30 / Burning Man: Black Rock City, Nevada

Sep 23 / Decibal Festival / http://www.dbfestival.com/ *Should be grand! Looking forward to the Planet Mu Label Showcase

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.//. DJ Phantom

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Kele is fire.

AS HEARD FROM EROL ALKAN’S FINAL 6MIX

…taking it to that sexy level….

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Continues to inspire me. Pictureplane is gracing .//. DD .//. once again – this time with a new rumbling remix of Lil B’s “Real Life”..


LIL B, REAL LIFE ( PICTUREPLANE’S TRUE REALITY RE-EDIT ).mp3

INTERVIE
W.

1. It’s been 6 months since you’ve been on my blog, what’s been happening since then?

well, i went on a month long tour with small black and washed out all over the united states. it was brilliant. the tour went to canada as well, but the canadian government wont let me in their country because i have a criminal charge on my record saying i was throwing rocks at police. which is not true. but i have just been living and breathing ya dig?


2. HEALTH will be performing this Saturday in Seattle at the Vera Project. You put together an engaging remix of “Die Slow”, what’s your connection with HEALTH and how would you describe their live performances?

HEALTH are my best friends. i owe everything to them. they single handedly were responsible for a lot of people hearing my music, and they rule because of that. their band is amazing. we have toured the world together and they have seen me do some crazy shit. i will try and keep it G rated for the kids reading the blogz. i miss them a lot actually. we are both playing whartscape in baltimore in july together. i am very excited for that.

3. You have produced a remix for rapper LIL B, how would you describe your spin on his song?

i am a huge fan of LIL B. it is almost a little weird how much i love that dude. i seem to talk about him all the time to people. he is a true original, which is hard to find. i appreciate people who are legitimate eccentrics, and LIL B is one. as am i. i feel we are kindred spirits. he is here to shift things. and that is important. for the rework of his song, i just put some pictureplane swag undernieth his lyrics. i used to make hip-hop, so it was fun to produce a rap song. i wanted it to lead to future collaborations.. he is also playing whartscape, so hopefully it can lead to something. we talk on twitter sometimes.

4. How is the next album coming along? You mentioned it dealt a lot with sexuality..

next album is SLAMMIN. i am so excited. its a little to early in the game to be talking about it. but it deals with physicality and touch. and how we experience the universe through our physical bodies. sensuality. but it is next level man. i am doing some collabs with yasmine kittles from an amazing band called tearist. and also zola jesus. and some other possible ones.

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Ill be opening for HEALTH alongside Gold Panda and Indian Jewelry tonight @ the Vera Project! 7:30PM. Come say hi.

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