ART+SOUL

25 07 2011


Nu-Soul Magazine + The Mezz present
ART + SOUL
Saturday August 6, 2011

Nu-Soul continues to take part in the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance transforming a 100-year old speakeasy in the historic Alexandria Hotel into a unique experience in sight + sound.

Held every other 1st Saturday, ART + SOUL features live performances from cutting edge talent, art exhibitions from a diverse set of local artists, mood enhancing visual projections, and LIVE ART all within the one-of-a-kind setting of The Mezz.

Live Performances by:

BLU

With his cool-headed SoCal demeanor and everyman charisma, Blu was championed at the onset of his recording career when he collaborated with Emanon DJ/producer Exile for the highly acclaimed LP Below the Heavens (2007). When Below the Heavens first hit shelves in August 2007, Blu and Exile were virtual unknowns in underground hip-hop, but Blu’s deft songwriting and Exile’s soul-drenched, Jay Dee-influenced production quickly amassed them a national audience. Below the Heavens ended up on many critics’ year-end lists and, particularly, launched Blu into the public hip-hop eye. Remaining independent, Blu has since worked with the likes of such acclaimed and diverse artists as J-Period, Q-Tip, The Roots, Mark de Clive-Lowe, The Grouch & Eligh, and Tanya Morgan.
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E REECE

The hard penetrating, self-reflective vocals of this MC poignantly illustrate that true school hip hop is alive and well. E Reece brings you “Organic Hip Hop” to feed your mind, body and soul with no additives or preservatives. He’s performed at numerous clubs, universities and festivals across the globe and the country, opening for and playing alongside such artists as Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, DJ Babu, DJ Revolution, Greyboy, Rich Medina, MED, Eternia and others. “Once they’ve heard my music or seen my live show, I want people to believe in the power of positive music and to know that real hip hop isn’t dead.” Look out for his new EP “The T.iM.E is Now” with Theimagination due out early fall ’11.
http://www.ereecelive.com/
http://twitter.com/ereece


IMAN OMARI
http://www.reverbnation.co​m/imanomari

**JUST ADDED D-FELIC (HOLLAND) Special guest DJ
http://www.dfelic.com

Sounds by DJ SEVEN57 + DJ MZA (Jazzercise)
http://djseven57.podomatic​.com/
http://djmza.blogspot.com/
http://soulcircleradio.com​/

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Art Gallery + Video Projections + Live Art

+ Visuals by Hearsee Av including the Infamous Digital Grafitti Wall http://hearseeav.com/

+ Nail Art by KLEUR http://www.kleur.me/

+ Makeup by Glo http://www.facebook.com/gl​oluvsmakeup

+ Live Art & Exhibit by:Germizm http://germizm.blogspot.co​m/

+ Artist:Katie Wohl http://katiewohl.com/

+ Photographer:Andres Quesada http://www.andrewquesada.c​om/

+ Live Artist: Agapito Doronio http://www.facebook.com/ag​apito.doronio

Additional Artists To Be Announced

Drink specials until 11:30pm

Hosted + Curated by
Nu-Soul Magazine + Michelle aka Cali + Christina Maxine

21+
9pm – 2am

FIRST 75 PEOPLE FREE w/ RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/artsoul​august2011 or events@nu-soulmag.com
$5 with RSVP : $7 without RSVP
EARLY ARRIVAL IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED!
RSVPs must be received by 5pm on Saturday August 6

The Mezz @ the Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring Street – 2nd Floor (follow the signs)
Los Angeles, CA 90013

About The Mezz
The Mezz Bar at The Alexandria Hotel is Downtown L.A.’s newest bar in it’s oldest location. Located in the heart of the new downtown LA, the Mezz provides the feel of a speakeasy but with gorgeous detailed ceilings, a stage, and plenty of space to roam.





Last CALL

1 09 2009

COLLECTIVE AESTHETICS CLOSING RECEPTION

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THANK YOU ALL WHO CAME OUT TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.
CA ALL DAY!
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the CLOSING RECEPTION

24 08 2009

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Everyday Mondays

10 08 2009

LIVE MUSIC BY EVERYDAY INC & LIVE PAINTING BY YOURS TRULY AT THE DRAGONFLY!!!

click the video link

EVERYDAY events – LIVE at the DRAGONFLY – monday from EVERYDAY tv on Vimeo.

DON’T SLEEP
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CAlifornia soul

27 07 2009

So Cal native Aloe Blacc began his recording career as an MC back in 1995, when he joined up with hip-hop producer Exile to form the mainstay indie rap group, Emanon. A few years later, Aloe would stow away on a Lootpack European tour and become fast friends with Oh No a relationship which led to many fruitful collaborations as a solo artist.
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These days, Aloe Blacc has evolved into a true Renaissance man dubbed the indie R. Kelly by online retailer Turntable Lab. Recordings like his Latin cover of John Legends Ordinary People prove that not only can this multi-instrumentalist produce, rap and sing but he can flip it in Spanish, too. With an amazingly broad set of influences ranging widely from the acoustic guitar stylings of folk artist Cat Stevens, to the soul-stirring sounds of the Negro Spirituals, Aloe prides himself on the spectrum of his musical roots. His sound often forays into the digital R&B realm, but always grooves with a tinge of Latin and the pulse of hip-hop.

I got the pleasure of seeing him live for the first time at the ROOTDOWN. Honestly, I’m impressed by his talent & his character. Just another cool cat doing what he loves. don’t sleep on this!

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ONELOVE!
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the CAlifornia funk

3 07 2009

One night a couple of homees & myself cruise to our local drinking hole, the Scotland Yard, for a couple of beers. Until a random mix of peoples started setting up their instruments on this tiny stage in this cramped bar, I had no clue what they were about til they dropped the beat & I was hooked.
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A hype MC over a funky sample is the simple formula that makes even the most uncoordinated booty move. As a result, the live band has always been a rarity in hiphop. But when a group can approach hiphop from the needle’s groove, playing themselves like the tastiest sampling of funk, jazz, or reggae, with an MC who flows like cats did in hiphop’s golden age, then you find yourself permeated by a musical energy that is a rarity in itself. This is the energy of the Simple Citizens. Anton De La VegaVocals & percussion, Sam Halterman-Drums, Jud McDaniel– Guitar, and Joe Reina– electric & upright basses, began playing together in 2001, and the group’s organic sound quickly awoke ears at respected Los Angeles hiphop shows like the Root Down, Bridges, and Soul Sessions. The group continued to tighten-up and strip-down their sound to the rawest groove, while Anton adeptly delivered everyday truth that continually resonated with listeners. In the fall of 2007, the Citizens brought Dan Byers – trumpet & Tonatiuh Hernandez – percussion, into the group’s sound and began preparing material for an album that would rub the sleep from the eyes of their listener’s minds.

With the dawning of 2008, the Simple Citizens went into the studio with a lineup both fresh and experienced, and a sound re imagined and classic. Early AM hours were spun away by tape reels, day jobs came and went, and autumn’s cool put the final touch on a recording process that began in winter. Just as the same sun rises on each new day, The Simple Citizens Present: Early Morning is a new approach to music grounded by the familiar warmth of old soul.

So I get word that they’re performing at the Rootdown & I just had to come out to support.
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the rootdown never disappoints
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good music is good for the soul & simple citizens is all GOOD!
cheers yall!
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