Author archives: GREATeclectic

Mood Ring: RAFF

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R A F F In his own words... the soundtrack to UK based singer/songwriter and all around vocal powerhouse RAFF. Enjoy.   (R)ide On Time - Blackbox Anytime I hear this come out the speakers, it still puts a huge a smile on my face, wherever I am. Growing up, it was one of the first big dance tracks I'd heard and I guess introduced me to big vocal h[...]

Afropunk In 60 Seconds Or Less

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 ICYMI, Alternative is the new Mainstream. This weekend defined culture for thousands of Bad Kids channeling Bad Brains, dancing proudly on the Fringe of the Fringe, with more style than a runway. #because Punk ain't dead, it moved to Brooklyn.   Afropunk in 60 seconds or less. photography by Brenten Williams   &n[...]

Mood Ring: Jovel Roystan

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J O V E L   R O Y S T A N In his own words...the soundtrack to New York based branding savant and blogger Jovel Roystan's life. Enjoy. (J)ust Askin’ - Iggy Azalea To put it simply, I love this song because it reminds me of a very important lesson to live by: Don’t get mad, get better. Whether you’re talking about relationships, opportunities, or whate[...]

Timothy Hutto's Manifesto

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Timothy Hutto is an artist who mainly works with photography. Through the study of sign processes, signification and communication Hutto touches overlapping themes of pragmatism and code through rubbish theory and composition. Reoccurring subject matter can be recognized, such as mass-produced objects and their relationship with popular culture and media, w[...]

Let's File This Under: Third-Party Embarrassment.

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When a privileged white celebrity poorly dances with brown bodies used as expendable props, the entire country collectively cringes. Because no in America is in the mood. With the last couple of weeks we've had as a country it's difficult to shake off the cultural appropriation of Taylor Swift's video for her new single "Shake It Off." Even though, in a post[...]

Public Displays of Intimacy

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“Within every being, there is an undeniable desire and insatiable appreciation for self-expression. It is only natural that we are inspired by each other.” –Fang Ling Lee One cannot deny the astronomical impact that technological advancements have had on the way we communicate with one another. Being social has never been easier, or more addictive. Friends,[...]

Forever, Star Trak

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"In search of" by N*E*R*D. Marker on CD cover illustration By Blue. According to Blue, "Provider [is the] greatest song ever." Forever, Star Trak. #nowplaying N.E.R.D. - Provider

Because We're Not In Kansas Anymore

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Anyone from any small town with big city dreams can relate to this. Living the NYC/London/LA/Chicago/Berlinorwhatever, hustle hustle lifestyle knows we're not in Kansas anymore. That's why I'm currently enamored with the work of New York based artist John Paul OG. His ironic tags have been popping up all over New York, Chicago and Philly streets. Pursue the [...]

A Trip Through Sajjad Musa's Brave New World

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Mixed Media artist Sajjad Musa is currently focusing efforts on collage art. His process involves working with black vintage ads (some of which are derogatory) and juxtaposing them with other elements to change the original context to more surrealistic themes. Sajjad Musa is a NYC based artist. Using a variety of techniques and mediums such as stencil, colla[...]

Happy Colors Brings Rhythm To Life

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There are few guys that do it the way Happy Colors does. His rhythms come correct with endless latin flare and influences, and he's still killing moombahton, twerk, house, and beyond, all with a notoriously sarcastic sense of humor to boot. The "HAY MI MADRE" video embodies all this in three minutes, along with a whole lot of booty, and infectious sounds tha[...]

Notre Chauvet Fuse Renaissance and Pop Art

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There's nothing new under the sun. That statement rings true, especially in creative endeavors. In my opinion, the best work is that which combines unique things from the past to create an uncanny, new thing. That's why I love the work of Notre Chauvet. These Melbourne based artists focus on combining a renaissance / pop art fusion with a contemporary disco[...]