Meet the East Bay producer who is organizing one of the most exciting underground showcases for beat makers and MC’s.
We checked out the second installment of the Bay Area beat show that is making waves in the underground hip-hop and beat scene.
DJ is somewhat of a doodling extraordinaire who’s creativity runs rampant through the Santa Barbara sea breeze. Textures, transparency, and simple color palettes help bring his works to life with a fine designer’s touch all the while conserving the rawness from his sketches.
We spoke to the creative minds behind the Mixed Rice Zine series in their secret San Francisco practice space. Bosses Jess Wu-O and Monika Skelton are the creators of their most recent zine 100% Mixed, a project working to voice the seldom heard narratives of mixed race Asians through peer interviews and community contributions.
Meet the talented graphic storyteller who manages to tell her own stories without saying much at all. CLARAJETSMARK.COM
“So I’ve been cooking since I was 17. I actually had my first popup in high school as my senior project. I made Japanese curry rice… It didn’t go over so well, all the people from my tiny hometown were like ‘ew looks like diarrhea!’”
Hercules Records is quickly becoming the hub for Berkeley’s vinyl and DIY music scene. Located in South Berkeley, the store sells vinyl records with the mentality that a good record is forever.
Jeff Hamada is from the global city of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he currently resides and enjoys riding his bike to unwind. Among many other things, he is the father of BOOOOOOOM!, the internationally acclaimed art blog that has shed light on many many talented and undiscovered artists.
Kevin Gabriel Wettstein — the brains behind musical projects Melodiesinfonie, Delakeyz, and Boyoom Connective — has a contagious sort of energy. But you don’t have to meet him to understand this; his passion and positivity are best understood in the context of his jazzy, soul-infused electronic beats. To truly understand Wettstein, you simply have to listen.
Sen Doe is an artist based in Sweden who creates from deep within. His style is very mixed – bold lines, graphic imagery, colorful yet melancholic moods, weird textures. Was able to spur some small talk to get some insight…