Turntable Lab Los Angeles presents: Hamburger City
If you're in the LA area please go out and support Ray and the gang from Hamburger Eyes. Great people, fun event. You can get familiar here.
"When opening Hamburger Eyes Photo Magazine you enter a pictorial history of both the unseen and iconic moments of everyday life. It is organized in such a way that it has become many things to many people. As a photo journal, we share our travels and experiences. As a photo diary, we share our accomplishments and heartaches. And as a photo album, we share our families and friends and reach people on a level they have been familiar with since their first birthday party. Our publication is currently composed of black + white photography. We have contributions from photographers of all levels. Inspired by the traditions that began with National Geographic and Life Magazine, we hope to revitalize the sensation of photography as a craft as well as a tool to record and document." Hamburger Eyes Ray Potes
We were recently made aware of Sneakmove a new label by homie Erik Solo and friends. For those who may not know, Erik was responsible for Weapon Shaped Records, who was responsible for some very cool records, such as the Shapeshifters 7" that played backwards (Object Beings, Meanest Man Contest) and many more. I'm actually kind of surprised that I haven't stumbled across them before!
The site acts as a blog slash store, and is home to a variety of interesting content including entries about ipod vending machines in SFO airport and classic skateboard videos revealed.
The limited edition mini vinyl compilation they have for sale looks intriguing with drops from restiform bodies, odd nosdam, among others. In the short conversation I had with Erik he mentioned that Sneakmoves had plans to do albums with Circus and Subtitle in the near future. Great news! Stay tuned!
"Sneakmove is a record label/social experiment designed to touch your ears, hearts, bodies and lives. We put out music that we like. We talk about things we like. Music, film, art, robots and sneakers. Lots more info at sneakmove.com"
Really nice to see this former 99th Dimension member getting some due shine, and the cover story, no less. That "Ghetto Stash" track (featured on Ross Hogg and B-cause's Slump and Grind 2 mix) along with "S.F. Hyphy" gets constant rotation around here. If you search back in the archives, you know we've been long time fans. Anyway, check out the article, video, or visit Eddie on his myspace page.
The Sun Ra Quilt appears to be a collection of fan submitted images, of the many records, Ra had a hand in over the years. For the record, he released over 125 records over 45 years of making music! While the actual purpose of the quilt still mystifies me, it's definitely worth taking a look at, and a must see for fans of handmade/diy artwork.
Although, i'm just as big a fan of Sun Ra's weirder,spacier, outings, I would suggest that new and old fans alike, seek out his "Sleeping Beauty" album, which was recently reissued (as a very limited edition UK press). Sleeping Beauty is certainly one of Ra's most accessible listens (comparable to Lanquidity), and has more funk and structure than many of his other worldly releases.