Artwork for this project was directed by multi-talented artist and longtime friend of Josh’s, Ryan Perkins. After creating the EW logo, Ryan made a large painting that became the focal point of the album cover. He set it up among a collection of our gear and personal items. We used an overhead projector to spread the light more evenly and, once we got it just right, snapped the pic. This painting was also photographed around our neighborhood, blending EW’s symbol with everyday images from our lives.
AFRIQUENCY Volume 5 this Saturday night at the newly renovated @pimentokitchen Rum Bar and Patio for a night of Afrobeats and Dancehall. @mamadu612, @xxkaruza, and DJ Miss Brit on the sounds! $10 Advance, $12 door, $20 limited VIP seating (champagne bottle for groups of 4 + 25% off food). Presales at VitalCulture.com. Last month sold out. Get your presales and get there early.
#naipalm has a unique tattoo on her face, hiding a deep meaning and an interesting story: •
“When I was 15, I found a fledgling crow on the side of the road. It couldn’t fly and it was too big for the nest, so I took her home with with me. To feed her, I had to mush up mince and raw eggs and baby food and push it down her throat. One morning, the crow woke me up because it needed food. It landed on my face and scratched me. After I released her into the wild, I got the scratch tattooed. It was my first tattoo ever and my family freaked out. But the reason why I got the tattoo was to reinforce a lesson that I learned after my mom died of breast cancer when I was 11: You can let something go and still keep it with you. When you love something, it’s always a part of you — you’re never alone.” #youreneveralone#hiatuskaiyote
The question that every #HiatusKaiyote fan has asked himself at least once: What’s the meaning of the band name❓⚠️❓
“Well basically, “Kaiyote” is not a word. It’s a made up word, a word that involved the listeners creativity as to how they perceive it. So it reminds you of things but it’s nothing specific. When I looked it up on online it was like a bird appreciation society around the world, so for me that was a great omen, because I’m a bird lady. A hiatus is essentially a pausa. So, to me, a hiatus is taking a pause in your life to take in your surroundings, have a full panoramic view of your experiences and absorbing, and “kaiyote” is expressing them in a way that involves the listeners creativity” #naipalm
“Essentially your reality and life is made up of a molecular structure and has different patterns and forms in which it chooses to shape itself. How you perceive the world changes the reality of it. I guess your imagination and your dream state is as much a reality and a truth as this reality. And how you interact with it defines whether it’s valid or not [...]
..as an artist I fell like it’s my role to celebrate imagination and be advocate for the possibility of anything”. #naipalm#hiatuskaiyote#🎧
this is what happens when ur mom really likes this particular song and forgets she has to record the video (@kaybtheegoddess
this is what happens when u don't make it😥😹) 🎼my M.I.A - The Turn cover. well really a beat i made called One Minute In Orbit, but im indecisive abt the lyrics. so sometimes it's orginal lyrics. sometimes it's not lol. one of my favorite beats I've ever made 👩🏾🚀 tonight was fun!! and my new pickup sounds perfect💙 #oglullabies#electrosoul
Check out the official judges for Electro Soul 9 and come see them showcase their styles.
Dnoi (Soulbotics/LA) - Popping
Hurrikane (NYC) - Locking
Junglle (Deadman Valley/VA) -Krump
At the Big Chief NE Washington DC on July 28th. #electrosoul#studiogdmv
We're close to one month until Electro Soul 9 and we have the returning MC Danny Atomicgoofball Nguyen from Lionz of Zion.
Check him and his breaking/host skills on July 28th at the Big Chief NE Washington DC. #electrosoul#studiogdmv