#TheHappyHour @ KINOLK 90
The Happy Hour
at Kinfolk 90
w/ The Josh Craig
90 Wythe Av, Brooklyn, New York
#TJCTAKEOVER makes its monthly return to Magick City with resident DJ & Host The Josh Craig coming fresh off a month long U.S. tour just in time for the warm weather. This "Welcome Home" episode features some of Brooklyn's most exciting DJ's VAGARA [Halcyon The Shop] Noah Prebish & #Whit [The Lot Radio/ Barrie the band] as well as amazing bands Coco Verde and Jeremy Willis of The Listeners performing LIVE!
Join us for a special night of joy, dance & positive vibration.
#TJCTAKEOVER @ MAGICKCITY
37 BOX ST, BROOKLYN NY
Currently In Durham North Carolina being treated like a positive body of energy. These moments are very powerful to describe. Floods of emotion washing over my physical. Sites to see captured using age old techniques of yesteryear. My performance last night felt like I was in a room of friendly strangers anxious to let themselves go. I'm noticing more that the power invested in me is built to extend outward towards the boundaries of our physical realm of existence. Next stop, Richmond Virginia.
Photo Coutesy of #SENDMOREFILM for @polaroidsofppl
Joel Couture of Gamasutra published a very well worded piece about Doors To The City today. It touches on the revolutionary Tech Deck interface for the game as well as our participation at Alt.Ctrl.GDC March 19-23rd in San Francisco, California.
Check out the full article HERE
Doors To The City w/ Tech Deck Controller @ SuperchiefGalleryNY
Mixing down new music and had a few thoughts. So, here's some personal insight about what im working on.
This song (Where Did U Go) is a bit different from the others on the project. It sounds like my flow all the early fans came to adore. A mix of singing passionate hooks and reciting poetic verses. It's an open minded song about the ways of the world.
As for #ClosedDoors entirely, I feel strongly about how people will receive the project. The melodies are 100% groove. Lyrics are very mature. Vocals don't appear on every song but those w/ them are very majestic. Production is tuned to make vocals the lead as synths take listeners on a deep journey. The late night percussion is human as well as machine based in nature. There's also a ton of field recordings that tell the story.
I plan to convert the digital songs to live w/ my bandmates in Feb/March. There's a few shows on the calender for those looking to see me perform some originals. Anyone who's been to any of my concerts, knows the energy is pure. I'll be announcing short U.S. March/April tour in the forthcoming weeks. Before all that however I'll be at Jupiter Disco 9:30pm Wed Feb 7th . Lets chat in-between my and OG AG sets.
For those who don't know, I've been working on a cool project blending audio, physical & holographic art project called #DoorsToTheCity. It's a video game collaboration between Benjamin Poynter of Looking Glass and myself. The purpose of DTTC is to give people an escape and join an artist as he travels thru the world in search of the perfect sound.
For more about the game, check out the Looking Glass forum HERE
Brought this huge bottle a booch to Glasserie to say thanks for all the Tahini. They were glad
Here's my point of view
Join us for 4 hours of 45's ranging from disco to funk to soul music. TJC has been spending a few weeks searching for records just for us on Monday night. If you're into a wide array of sound and want to listen to rare grooves while you shop for even more rare grooves then this is for you. Hope to see you all!
Wed 5PM @ Microsoft Reactor at Grand Central Tech 335 Madison Av in Manhattan I'm Presenting An Interactive Audio & Visual Experience Along w/ Others In VR, AR, Interactive Projection & Other Responsive Experimental And Profitable Tech for @creativetechweek Mixed Reality Party !
I'm Collaborating w/ @lookingglassfactory Using Sound Reactive 3D Cubes and Making The Colors Of 1K+ LED Lights Dance & Tell Stories To The Beat Of My Original Music In A Room Full Of Inventions That'll Blow Your Mind.
Tix Are $15 & Almost Sold Out. Purchase HERE
What: HOLOGRAM HAPPY HOUR! Beer, non-beer, and holograms will be provided.
Where: Greenpoint, Brooklyn at 95 Commercial St. Down the cobblestone road. Call 929.387.8225 and we'll let you in!
When: This Tuesday, May 16th from 7pm - 10pm.
Why: We're representing the dream of the hologram for Creative Tech Week NYC!
Cost of entry: We're making a holographic video compilation of moonwalk attempts. Specifically, at the door you'll be asked to attempt to moonwalk, with your bottom half recorded in depth video (top half optional). If you refuse, we will still let you into the party, but we will take your shoes. Albert Hwang made a guide here, so you can practice.
Hope to see you Tuesday night! RSVP most appreciated!
p.s. we have a new magic trick we'll be performing for the first time ever on Tuesday night. Don't miss it!
-Shawn and your friends at Looking Glass!
Giving a speech on Electronic Music and Visuals at Creative Tech Week during the 2 day long Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway May 20th at 2PM in Manhattan. I'll be discussing my past music collaborations w/ Cyborgs Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas, how I make 3D LED lights dance w/ Looking Glass Factory, my debut interactive album Closed Doors and more alongside some pretty talented and intelligent folks. Really excited about this opportunity. Currently putting my presentation together now. Looks and sounds cool. Grab some tickets HERE and come check ya bro out!
Throughout the forthcoming weeks, I'll be giving my blog and website a slight facelift since I've got so much going on lately. Kind of need to at this point. Please stay tuned for all thats going to be occurring. I appreciate you sticking with me and being patient this long. I love yall
Headed to Hawaii tonight with some Hurricanes in the forecast. That isn't really the thing that concerns me. The thing that concerns me is the fact that 11 years ago today in New Orleans, Louisiana they blew up the levees and let water run ramped do to Hurricane Katrina and there's not one hashtag, post, video or any social media honoring the civilians and rescue teams whose lives were lost during the week of Aug 23 - 31st 2005.
So here I am on social media reading what's trending, reading what I missed while I was away, reading a bunch a fluff just shaking my head like "Really? Nobody is gonna say anything to anybody who may be going thru it this week? Wow." That to me is not using the power of the internet in a personal manner. The thing that connects us all without ever having to leave the comfort of our homes. I think it's a statement as to why arts and entertainment in this country is in the state that it's in. The state of NUMB. It's like we've lost touch with the soul of one another even tho we're all connected under the same irl cloud.
Now I may not comment on all political issues on my website all the time (because I use and interact more on different networks i.e. Twitter) and nor do I have the biggest following or all eyes on me such as these award shows and internet personalities and brands do but for those "follow" me, Don't EVER forget what happened that week in America.
So while ya post about Chris Brown and the new iPhone and whatever happened at whoevers event, I'm gonna take a second to say RIP to the lives lost, ruined and affected during #HurricaneKatrina in the Gulf Coast. You will not be forgotten.
See you in October N'Orleans. Can't wait to go back.
Incase you didn't know, I'm the 1st human to ever collaborate on music with a cyborg. My friend Neil Harbisson is color blind and implanted an antenna in his head giving way to a new sense. The sense of feeling color. The video can tell his story better than I can. A few months back, we hung out and made some songs from the colors of the supermarket. Salon covered the day we spent together. Shot by Peter Cooper, check out the video below. It's pretty LIT!
Here's the Facebook Live video from Sunday nights performance at Baby's All Right "Let's Chill 02" in Williamsburg. I started off with a few originals then went into some live jams with (half) of my band The Josh Craig Experience Featuring STEEVE SAM which was insane!!! To be able to conduct a band onstage is a great feeling when it's done right. When you're in that spaceship and take flight man, no better feeling in the world. Just wanna say thank you to everyone who came out and showed hella love. Twas an experience to say the least. Thanks to WAXX.FM & The Rapfest for providing the platform to exhibit our talents.
Today, BOSCO & Speakerfoxxx released their video for SHOOTER off the Fools Gold mixtape "Girls In The Yard". I'm excited because I'm the lead boy aka BOSCO's love interest in the video and I make being a sleazy boyfriend look good! Super proud of this because the whole squad was involved. Assal Ghawami directed the video and Carrie White produced it. If you don't know by now, they're family. For us to come together for one effort is amazing. Even the cast was fam! Thanks to everybody involved. You all rock. Check the video out here if you haven't seen it already ----> http://smarturl.it/GITYShooter