TEEBS (Mtendre Mandowa), is a producer and painter born in New York to Malawi and Barbados origins. He has released two widely praised albums in the past year, both “Ardour” and “Collections 01”.
Early in his musical pursuits, Teebs joined a group of like-minded friends and producers who went by the name 'My Hollow Drum'. Within this group, he was able to build new ideas, share works and perfect his craft for producing music. As he progressed, Teebs propelled his ideas into such other diverse organisations, like Red Bull Music Academy, Dublab and Brain Feeder. His debut album, Ardour, was probably one of the most pleasant things released from this particular sector last year, but it was easy for track after track of dense nature-scapes to blur together and to lose sight of Teebs' own fascinating personality in the grand scheme of faceless beauty. Flying Lotus described ‘Teebs’ music like an island vacation..The way Avatar looks.
Collections 01, like Ardour, is abrasive, romantic, colourful with loose but meticulous compositions. This has been a hugely successful release with each song containing specific elements that give it a unique character. Featuring tracks with harpist Rebekah Raff and BrainFeeder’s Austin Peralta, the album creates a rich and soothing palette of composed instrumentals, justified with immaculate production.
TEEBS @ XXX Friday January 20th 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan 11pm - $150
Above release is courtesy of Henry Temple.
Don't you just feel like to have more outdoor music event after going to the Clockenflap earlier? The Laneway Festival is here again and there would be one holding in Singapore next February 12. In their own words, "The Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and great and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. The size of the festivals, the locations and the way we encourage community all form part of the way in which the Laneway team strive to present an urban music experience like no other."
Clockenflap + 2 full days of glorious weather = unforgettable and chilly fun tunes in the open air! Took a few snaps of our studio friends Jing Wong from Daydream Nation and Jay from China Stylus. The venue at West Kowloon is great, we just need more, more, more of these events in Hong Kong! Jing mesmerizing the crowd with his acoustic guitar and harmonica at the same time!
Our studio is fans of Beats! Glad it's just opened in NYC yesterday and the poster is cool. But the cake is hysterical.
SAM BAKER, aka SAMIYAM, is an instrumental Hip-Hop producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is best known for his work with experimental producer, Flying Lotus, and his 8-bit Video Game inspired Hip-Hop beats. In 2011, SAMIYAM released his self titled album “Sam Baker”. The album was released through Flying Lotusʼ Brain Feeder label. SAMIYAM is hitting Hong Kong to play at XXX Gallery this week. Get ready for a night of woozy, off-center hip hop. Friday September 16th XXX Gallery 212 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan 11pm doors open $50 donation
We just learned that Italian designer's Achille Castiglioni's wonderfully named Radiofonografo Stereofonico is being re-issued. "The new Brionvega Radiofonografo is faithful to the original in all the details; in fact, it still has a record player for listening to vinyl records, but it is made with modern technology that greatly enhances its performance." This is making our hearts thump a little louder!