Video from the Art Whino Block Party @ the Adidas Store
|| 9/24/2008 || 5:34 pm || Comments Off on Video from the Art Whino Block Party @ the Adidas Store || ||
This video was filmed on the evening that I went to the Adidas store in Georgetown. The music is the dub mix of “One Time” by DJ Thomas Blondet and I believe the vocalist is Rootz, who performs with Thievery Corporation and SEE-I . At the end of the video street artists Mark Jenkins and DECOY make appearances. I tried to see if I was in the video, but I think the editors left me on the cutting room floor.
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The Mad Decent Block Party Video
|| 8/7/2008 || 10:10 am || Comments Off on The Mad Decent Block Party Video || ||
On the very same weekend in June when the Washington, DC police setup checkpoints in the Trinidad neighborhood, the record label Mad Decent was having their first block party in Philadelphia. I had heard about it on-line, but decided not to take the train up to Philly (regret!). A couple days later I saw the pictures from the event and couldn’t help but be impressed. There is nothing more special than seeing a community come together and have a good time. While the DC police were stripping a neighborhood of its soul, another neighborhood 3 hours away was showing how much soul it really had. Last night the latest Mad Decent Video Podcast was released (below) and really captures the essence of the block party. I hope to attend next year.
To stay up to date with Mad Decent, I highly recommend subscribing to Mad Decent World Wide Radio Podcasts via iTunes
and/or their blog
. There are always fresh mixes posted and the occasional flier for an upcoming event.
If you are interested in watching more of the Mad Decent Video Podcasts, below are the three previous releases. They are roughly edited (on purpose) and mashed up with quite a bit of cultural ephemera & general randomness. You can also download the videos in MP4 format here if you aren’t using iTunes.
Check the rest: