B.Durazzo’s new video for ‘Elevate’ was featured over at EndlessCanvas.com – Check it out, and head to the Tours & Events section up top to see if he’ll be in your city on tour in February!
Young Guru, best known as Jay-Z’s full time DJ & engineer, photographed in Los Angeles, CA. We had the privilege of shooting these photos during a surprise DJ set, which he popped up for during Stones Throw‘s party Friday night after the NAMM audio & music industry convention. More coverage of NAMM & the Stones Throw after-party coming real soon.
Sean E Depp’s new record is an upbeat, concise ten track project called ‘PunkRapOi!‘. For the album, Sean uses Punk Rock influences, sonics, and song structure. So it’s punk-y, but its still Hip Hop more or less. Within the heavy guitar driven tracks and distortion laced synths, you’ll still find beats, rapping, what have you…
He calls it PunkRap, and began work on the project in late 2010, recording an early version of the album track ‘Dude Rap’. From there Sean crafted the ideas into tracks between projects and the PunkRapOi! record was recorded punk style pretty much as fast as possible over a few days while drinking a lot of cheap canned beer.
We asked Sean a few questions about it:
SM: What kind of music did you grow up listening to, aside from hip hop?
Sean E Depp: Basically a lot of Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, Suicidal Tendencies, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Dead Kennedys…you know? That kinda stuff really.
SM: What drew you towards the Punk/Rap sound for your new project?
Sean E Depp: [I've Been] listening to a lot of stuff like The Insaints, Flogging Molly, Blood and Whiskey… plus, Punk has always had the same, you know, loud type of aggression…which is the thing that made hip hop appeal to me early on.
SM: In one sentence, where do Punk Rock and Hip Hop meet musically or otherwise?
Sean E Depp: Punk rock and hip hop are both a voice for the disenfranchised youth!…the musical voice, of the disenfranchised youth…
Watch Sean E Depp & Citizen in the ‘PMW’ music video.
B.Durazzo has released the second volume in his series of aptly titled ‘BEATS’ instrumental albums. The project is produced, arranged & sequenced entirely by B.Durazzo, exclusively on two MPC 2500s. Art for the ‘BEATS’ series is designed, drawn & painted by AyeTry, DEMS1 & LRonHubski
B.Durazzo will be announcing a West coast tour for February shortly.
A word from the curator: Dead Eyes, Oakland, CA -
“Urban Art…. it’s had a interesting linage and definitions over the years and despite it’s origins it’s had an oddly homogenized representation in the Gallery Art World… enter Alpha Omega… Multi-Cultural… Multi-Disciplined…Bay Area focused art collective whose members individually have been dedicated to their own personal language despite the lack of venues open to their art. Most of [these artists] have known or known of each other over the past few years and this is the first show where they get to open up the conversation to one another… and collectively to the public…”
Shaun Burner – http://www.facebook.com/shaun.burner
Miguel Bounce Perez – http://www.miguelbounceperez.com/
Ozi Magana – http://ozimagana.com/
Kee Na Romano – https://www.facebook.com/HoneyBeeHyphee
Oree Originol – https://www.facebook.com/oree.originol
Sage – https://www.facebook.com/sage.amewa
AshRose – http://www.ashrosebds.tumblr.com/
Scott La Rockwell – http://www.rockwellforever.com/
Terrance Jerod – http://www.blkpxls.com
Chris Granillo – http://chrisgranilloart.moonfruit.com/
Aswad Arif – http://www.facebook.com/aswad.aarif
[note: Show is open Tues-Sat 12-5 @ 3268 Adeline in Berkeley, CA.]
Sean E Depp has released a new video for his track ‘Can I Help You?’. The track can be found on The Understudies recent ‘CC5′ (Mix/2012,studymusicgroup.com/theunderstudies). This video and single follow-up Sean’s fall release ‘PunkRapOi’, a concept album that experiments with various rock elements and explores the connections between punk, the beat scene, indie rock & hip hop.
Preview & Purchase Music by Sean E Depp :
Sean E Depp & JB Nimble collaborated on the track ‘NNP’ in 2012 for Sean’s CRUSH EP. While it’s been a mystery to many what ‘NNP’ stands for, we’re excited to let YOU decide and clear this up once and for all.
Post your best idea for a name on the wall of the facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/443111485744051/ and whoever comes up with the best acronym will win:
- Their title used & credited for the video and maxi-single release
- Digital Discography from Sean E Depp
- The chance to appear in the 2013 video for the track.
Rules: The only rule is the first two words MUST start with the letter ‘N’ and the third word must begin with the letter ‘P’.
Contest Ends January 31st and will submissions will be judged by Sean E Depp, The Understudies Crew & Study Music Group.
Listen to ‘NNP’ via Soundcloud:
Citizen of The Understudies has remixed Danny! ‘MyIntroToLetYouKnow’ from the album ‘Payback’. The original version appears on Danny!’s 2012 album, available now via ?uestlove’s label Okayplayer records. Stream the song via Soundcloud.com/studymusicgroup, learn more about Citizen at StudyMusicGroup.com/citizen and check out upcoming tour dates for Citizen performing with the Understudies crew in the tours/events section.
Instrumental artist & 2xMPC guru B.Durazzo has announced a 4 night mini tour surrounding the new year, taking place in Oregon’s art & music hub of Portland.
Click the play button to stream Durazzo’s latest single ‘Wise Realize’ from the forthcoming ‘Beats’ Vol. 2
PORTLAND, OR TOUR DATES & LOCATIONS
DEC 27 Portland, OR @ Gemini Lounge
DEC 31 Portland, OR @ Couture Lounge
JAN 3 Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theater
JAN 4 Portland, OR @ The Know
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