The Future is dark… Very dark!
May and June are busy busy months at AOC HQ… First off Agents of Change have been specially commissioned to create an absolutely huge installation for the Future Everything Festival in Manchester, May 12/15.
Then there’s the Stroke 02 art fair in Munich which will have new artworks by myself and Juice 126 on show, May 27/30.
Closely followed by ProjectRoom London at Red Bull’s spanky new offices in London Bridge, Where Jaybo, Juice and myself will be flexing our artistic muscles in unison.
Lastly the hardest working man in art; Jaybo and myself are off to sunny Spain to open an exhibition of brand new works at the lovely Galeria Nuble in Santander, June 17. The show is entitled; ‘No beginning and no end’.
I’ll also be fitting in a couple of large scale wall projects inbetween all these things, so stay tuned for more…
Thought I should post this incredible little vid that Jaybo and his crew put together from my last visit to Berlin, especially seeing as Jaybo and Myself have a two man show together coming up in June at Galeria Nuble in Spain. We’re also in the process of doing a ProjectRoom London in June, so watch for news on that.
In the meantime, enjoy…
Staying on the ‘art for music’ tip, here’s a couple of my personal favourite record sleeves of late.
The Skreintax – Scene Stealers and Rob Sonic – Sabotage Gigante. Both great albums too…
Today is the release date for Ty’s new album – ‘Special kind of fool’. I’ve known Ty for about 18 years now and I’ve seen him grow from a young, hungry MC to a Mercury nominee to an amazing artist and performer.
Never one to let the visual side of his career let the side down, he commissioned artist and illustrator Benjamin Wachenje to create an original wood sculpture. The end result is simply stunning and makes ‘Special kind of fool’ a complete package of fantastic music and superb art. So go buy the Ty album and support not just ‘REAL’ hip hop, but ‘REAL’ art too…
Herma Puma are Pimpernal Jones from the UK and Simple X from the US. Both talented producers and beatmakers who have crafted an absolutely stunning album full of some amazing guest turns from some incredible UK and US MCs.
The album entitled ‘Synchromystic’ is out soon on First Word Records… Don’t sleep!
Thought maybe I should plug the book here as we still have a few lying around… This is one of the single best things I’ve ever achieved in my career so far! I am so very proud of it. We only printed 500 copies so they are super collectable and made with love, care and the utmost attention to detail.
Available from Agents Of Change, The Design Museum and Magma Books.