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Some of my Dj Mixes. For booking contact smilo@swig-art.com

Crow44: This mild mannered North Yorkshire resident has been steadily cranking out jam after jam on his antiquated PC for the last decade or so. Having begun his musical career in a John Barry and Yardbirds inspired rock outfit in Britain’s swinging 60s, his music has mellowed over the years to something altogether sublime, centered around smooth Korg M1 chords, jazzy synth riffs, drum machines, and his undying devotion to the Egyptian goddess Isis.

8-track self-titled EP released on Stones Throw. Check out the full story:
http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2013/02/crow44
http://www.stonesthrow.com/store/ep/crow44/crow44

Sometimes while djing you enter the perfect zone. Its one of the best feelings….which is quickly followed by “I wish I would have recorded that” . “The REenactment Series” of Smixtapes are re-creations of those sets that I felt good about while spinning live. With today’s technology we are able to go back and see what we played. The REenactment will have the same song order, but unfortunately will never come out just like the original night. This REenactment consists of the final hour of my gig at The Allegheny Wine Mixer on 8-28-14. It goes all over the place like most of my favorite sets so pop the cork on a bottle and enjoy the second edition in the REenactment Series. (tracklist to come)

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Tracklist:
Intro
Searching (Africa 70) - Roy Ayers
Herbman (Dub Version) - Skatelites & King Tubby
Constant Surprises - Little Dragon
L.E.S. Artistes - Santigold
Imaginist - Space Invadas
Take off Your Cool - Outkast
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Quem e Muito Querido a Mim - Geraldo Azevedo
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4Hero Remix) - Nuyorican Soul
Asmarina - Feqadu Amde-Mesqel
Just Me ‘N You - JR Bailey
Gimme Some (Mike Mangini Remix) - Nina Simone
Dimdanana - Jasmon
Dime For Your Thoughts - Dwele G
Today Won’t Come Again - Donal Leece
Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
Groovin’ - Booker T & The MGs
Kissing My Love - Spanky Wilson
Funky Thing (Part 1) - The Unemployed
That’s How Stong My Love Is - Otis Redding
Videotape - Radiohead
Sooner or Later - NERD
Cherish The Day (Sade Remix) - Sade
Hypocrites - Bob Marley and the Wailers
Sweet Thing - Chaka Khan
Penitentiary Philosophy - Eryka Badu
You Got Me - The Roots
Miss Know It All - Scientist
Tress Bien - Jazzanova
Building Steam With a Grain of Sand - DJ Shadow
Groove With You - Isley Brothers
Littlest Things - Lily Allen
Birds of a Feather (feat. GZA) [Remix] - Mocky
If I Ever Fall In Love - Sanchez
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Everything She Does is Magic - Police
Old Time’s Sake - Sweet Sable
That’s The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
Three Days Later - De La Soul
The Children’s Song - Eddie Harris

What Do Marching Bands Tell Us About Schools?

philanthropicwindows:

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I went to the African American Heritage Day Parade this past weekend with my family and a contingent of my brothers of Omega Psi Phi to represent our part of the African American cultural scene and heritage, and I had a blast, despite the Pittsburgh cold, gray rain. It was cool to see the…

Swig-Art Presents a 21st Century House mix






Glasgow Underground Stella Sunday (Idjut Boys String-A-Pella)
Shirley Horn (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix) Return To Paradise
Omar ft. Stevie Wonder I’m Feeling You (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Jazzanova Look What You’re Doin’ To Me feat. Phonte
(Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
Black Coffee featuring Bucie Superman (Dubmental Mix)
Sade Stronger Than Pride (Karizma K2 Mix)
Nina Simone (Masters At Work Remix) See-Line Woman
Nicolay Saturday Night [Instrumental]
Blue Six Music and Wine (Teksoul Dub)
Elsa (Betty Carter) Open Your Eyes
Cesaria Evora (Yoruba soul mix by Osunlade) Bondade e maldade
Plej And So Lay The Land
4AM 4AM Theme
Andy Caldwell/Jay-J (Trentemoller Re-Adjustment Mix) Give A Little
P’taah ft. Amy Pike (Lorez Ale) Baltimore Oriole (edit)
Lekan Babalola Aso Kere (IG Culture mix)
Stubborn Heart Need Someone



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“Every Minute Counts” Debut Album available now on Itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/every-m…unts/id893758616

jesschernovet:

This was on the wall at the homeless shelter where we served dinner tonight. Every time I leave from volunteering I always have a new perspective and a small reassurance that there is good in the world! #BeKind #HelpOthers #Volunteer #Humanitarian #BeGrateful #ModelOnAMission

jesschernovet:

This was on the wall at the homeless shelter where we served dinner tonight. Every time I leave from volunteering I always have a new perspective and a small reassurance that there is good in the world! #BeKind #HelpOthers #Volunteer #Humanitarian #BeGrateful #ModelOnAMission

Gene Stovall On the Hook Support. Produced by Dj Vex.

sprezzeeland:

A response to the claim of being “Fine Art. Redefined”
As an internationally acclaimed fine art institution, one would think The Andy Warhol Museum would be a trailblazer to the global community when it comes to art. According to the Warhol Museum, they are considered, “a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars, and the general public are galvanized…” and would have us believe it is, “constantly redefining itself… using its unique collections and dynamic interactive programming…”.  While each of us; natives to the ‘burgh, art enthusiasts, and even Warhol fans; support and patronize the museum; their recent ad campaign entitled, “Fine Art. Redefined.” gives us reason to pause.
If your internet search for the ad campaign promoting Yasumasa Morimura’s exhibition, Theater of the Self, turned up no controversial results we understand your confusion, we couldn’t find them either! However, throughout November the Andy Warhol Museum released a series of ads in the Pittsburgh City Paper with photographs of seemingly wealthy, upper class whites overlaid with narrative rap lyrics that are more than disturbing.   What’s the problem, you ask?
Positioning upper crust white aristocrats behind faux rap lyrics is a gaffe, while on the road to “Redefining Fine Art”!
The Warhol’s ads may seek to cause commotion, however, this grave confliction of historically oppressed art forms with privileged fat cats is a misstep.  The Andy Warhol Museum has done a marvelous job at utilizing stereotypical slang references i.e. May’Bach rollin’, Henny Sippin, and the explanation deserving, “sling vanilla”? (Note our sarcasm.) This culture jacking of sorts is a reckless disregard for how Hip-Hop culture could and should be viewed in its entirety! These ads are a great example of how cultural appropriation fails to benefit society as a whole. It’s as if black face Halloween costumes, Manhattan braid bars, and twerking Miley weren’t enough institutionalized racism and stereotypical mockery! Poking fun at this cultural art form by celebrating the lifestyles depicted in these ads only further perpetuates race and class warfare. Plainly put, this ad series was a display of poor taste and judgment.
Morimura’s exhibition imposes his face into the images of iconic photos, paintings and other works of art in contrast to the Warhol’s aristocratic and inaccurate interpretation of Hip-Hop, which begs the question how do we fix this? Morimura referred to his work as a, “beautiful commotion” and although provocative these ads should be followed by art, discussion, and programming that actually address the very issues these ads exemplify. It will be impossible to arrive at that place until an omission of error is acknowledged by the Warhol Museum. By demonstrating the courage to address these issues head on it will be viewed as a clear invitation to the diverse audience they set out to serve. Remembering back to a time when the Warhol was respectfully inclusive of artist and events such as the Annual Graffiti Art and Hip-Hop Showcase leave us hopeful that your programming and marketing will soon reflect a sincere effort to embrace our art and culture in a dignified manner. That’s okay, we’ll wait…  

sprezzeeland:

A response to the claim of being “Fine Art. Redefined”

As an internationally acclaimed fine art institution, one would think The Andy Warhol Museum would be a trailblazer to the global community when it comes to art. According to the Warhol Museum, they are considered, “a vital forum in which diverse audiences of artists, scholars, and the general public are galvanized…” and would have us believe it is, “constantly redefining itself… using its unique collections and dynamic interactive programming…”.  While each of us; natives to the ‘burgh, art enthusiasts, and even Warhol fans; support and patronize the museum; their recent ad campaign entitled, “Fine Art. Redefined.” gives us reason to pause.

If your internet search for the ad campaign promoting Yasumasa Morimura’s exhibition, Theater of the Self, turned up no controversial results we understand your confusion, we couldn’t find them either! However, throughout November the Andy Warhol Museum released a series of ads in the Pittsburgh City Paper with photographs of seemingly wealthy, upper class whites overlaid with narrative rap lyrics that are more than disturbing.   What’s the problem, you ask?

Positioning upper crust white aristocrats behind faux rap lyrics is a gaffe, while on the road to “Redefining Fine Art”!

The Warhol’s ads may seek to cause commotion, however, this grave confliction of historically oppressed art forms with privileged fat cats is a misstep.  The Andy Warhol Museum has done a marvelous job at utilizing stereotypical slang references i.e. May’Bach rollin’, Henny Sippin, and the explanation deserving, “sling vanilla”? (Note our sarcasm.) This culture jacking of sorts is a reckless disregard for how Hip-Hop culture could and should be viewed in its entirety! These ads are a great example of how cultural appropriation fails to benefit society as a whole. It’s as if black face Halloween costumes, Manhattan braid bars, and twerking Miley weren’t enough institutionalized racism and stereotypical mockery! Poking fun at this cultural art form by celebrating the lifestyles depicted in these ads only further perpetuates race and class warfare. Plainly put, this ad series was a display of poor taste and judgment.

Morimura’s exhibition imposes his face into the images of iconic photos, paintings and other works of art in contrast to the Warhol’s aristocratic and inaccurate interpretation of Hip-Hop, which begs the question how do we fix this? Morimura referred to his work as a, “beautiful commotion” and although provocative these ads should be followed by art, discussion, and programming that actually address the very issues these ads exemplify. It will be impossible to arrive at that place until an omission of error is acknowledged by the Warhol Museum. By demonstrating the courage to address these issues head on it will be viewed as a clear invitation to the diverse audience they set out to serve. Remembering back to a time when the Warhol was respectfully inclusive of artist and events such as the Annual Graffiti Art and Hip-Hop Showcase leave us hopeful that your programming and marketing will soon reflect a sincere effort to embrace our art and culture in a dignified manner. That’s okay, we’ll wait…  

(via lmaneese)

#tbt kind of thing. Thelonious Stretch is the same as me in the sense that he’s always making a little something but not putting out a real project. This was supposed to be for that a few years ago. The beat is a raw dark piece Produced by Shade Cobain that he flipped from the classic Movie “Beat Street”.

Recording is a little dusty which is why we never really put this anywhere, but the joint is official as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps one day we’ll re-do it.

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@djsmi