Monday, November 1, 2010

The Blank Artists Fall Symposium

Blank Artists cordially invites you to our fall symposium in celebration of the label’s forthcoming release schedule. While our 2008 and 2009 autumn events showcased friends of the label such as Chain Reaction, Patrick Russell, and Andy James, you might say we’re more excited than Ralphie grippin’ his red rider bee-bee gun to showcase a night of music from several of our in-house creative insurrectionists.

Hot off the heels of Migrashun's Chicago affair with German producer Lucy, Codine has been churnin’ out straight fire as of late and is expected to drop his full length very soon. Detroit techno and house enthusiasts will be giddy to hear of remix support from Derek Plaslaiko, Patrick Russell, and Alex Israel.

Next, we’re as gladden as an over stuffed belly of momma’s secret stuffing to have our Cadillac creepin’, crunk bumpin’ southern brethren, Jackson Lee back in the house. If last year’s performance with Agents of Woe wasn’t enough tickle in the tush, then be sure to get your booty on the dancefloor early while the southern gentleman serves us enticing opening and closing sets… only the good cuts here folks!

Lastly, make sure to prepare yourself for Josh Dahlberg’s ass shakin’, electro funkin’, r&b inspired moniker, Green Meadows. During the week of our Fall Symposium, we will be offering a free, 3-track download featuring some damn sexy Green Meadows’ edit work featuring Eryka Badu, Marvin Gaye, and Donell Jones. Yes ladies and gentlemen, these heaters were the hot tip at the now fabled Onra show via Drew Pompa. But there, there, my friends; manage the bump and grind on the dancefloor and you’re in for a big pay off.

Jackson Lee (Agents of Woe) - DJ
Codine - Live
Green Meadows - Live

Saturday, November 20th 2010
Motor City Wine
608 Woodward (Second Floor)
Detroit, MI 48226
Map It

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Blonde Mix No.1 - Curated By: Drew Pompa

From: The Blonde Collective

With the encroaching fall season upon us, we thought it was time that we updated the Soundtrack section of our website. A nice mix, we thought, would be something that the people would like. Something that they can stream at home when working or burn to CD and keep in their car for those long drives to see friends or wind down from evening events. We also wanted to make sure to keep the “local flavor” side of Blonde as part of it. So, we decided to call resident [url=]Blank Artists[/url] and Detroit DJ Drew Pompa up and charged him with the task of curating a mix for us. What he brought back, was fantastic.

An all-over, eclectic mix of down-tempo, hip-hop and Latin sounds, Drew’s mix for Blonde No. 1 hits it right on the mark. Stream/Download the mix below or load it up in our Soundtrack player (click the soundtrack link above) and stream it while you peruse the net.


1. Chicago Underground Quartet – Tunnel Chrome
2. Stereolab – The Flower Called Nowhere
3. Super Collider – In the Beams
4. Architeq – Odyssey
5. About Flying – Satellite
6. The Gaslamp Killer – Anything Worse
7. Dorian Concept – Fourteen
8. Coyote Clean Up – Gloomy Booty
9. Madlib – Mystic Bounce
10. The Pharcyde – Runnin’
11. Black Sheep – Strobelight Honey
12. Onra – Don’t Stop
13. Mount Kimbie – 50 Mile View
14. Mocky – Golden Dream
15. Senor Coconut – Upper Mambo / Lower Funk Mezcla Sentimental
16. Dan Satch & His Atomic Dance Band – Woman Pin Down
17. Nickodemus & Quantic – Mi Swing Es Tropical
18. The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja
19. Super Collider – Alchemical Confession
20. Tobacco – Orgy Drills
21. Blackpocket – Boungie
22. Aardvarck – Convolution

Monday, September 27, 2010

BLNK-18 - Madis One - Transparent City | Available CD + Digital

Artist: Madis One
Title: Transparent City
Label: Blank Artists
Format: CD + Digital
Cat.No.: BLNK-18
CD Release date: 09.18.2009
Digital Release Date: 09.28.2010

01 - We Won't Find It
02 - Oceans
03 - Driest Lakes
04 - We Built it So Tall and Now We Can't Come Down
05 - Driest Lakes (Eliot Lipp Remix)

Madis One is the gently blowing candle smoke from a now unlit cabin aside a lake on a humid night with only a sliver of moon, dark, tranquil, yet menacing and exciting. Blank Artist’s newest release, Transparent City (BLNK-18) proves Madis One to be the tickle of anticipation and trepidation in the moments of taking the first step into something you know, with all of your heart and none of your mind, that you should not be doing. Nevertheless, the reward is worthy of the 26 minutes of the psychically heavy rhythms and the breezily apparitional vocals, not including the Eliot Lipp remix.

Prepare yourself a drink, grab a pillow, find a soft place to lay your weary head, and gently begin a new exploration into what it feels like to be carried away.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mystical Disco w/ Drew Pompa

This weekend, Drew makes his maiden voyage to Memphis via our Memphian friends, the Agents of Woe. Expect teshnos, booze, and a special guest appearance by Captain Murdock from the A-Team.... and none of this new school business either. We're talking the real deal, Dwight Schultz. There's even been internet rumors suggesting that Drew might don his very first pair of jorts. Yes.... this one will be adventurous, folks. the night will also be in celebration of Jackson Lee's birthday. He'll be turning 26 and his jorts will be turning 43. Check it!

Featuring Selections By:
Drew Pompa (Blank Artists / Detroit)
Jackson Lee (Blank Artists / Memphis)

Saturday August 21
Mollie Fontaine Lounge
679 Adams
Memphis TN
Map It

NO COVER! // 21+

Monday, August 16, 2010

BLNK-18 | Madis One - Transparent City

Madis One is the gently blowing candle smoke from a now unlit cabin aside a lake on a humid night with only a sliver of moon, dark, tranquil, yet menacing and exciting. Blank Artist’s newest release, BLNK-18 proves Madis One to be the tickle of anticipation and trepidation in the moments of taking the first step into something you know, with all of your heart and none of your mind, that you should not be doing. Nevertheless, the reward is worthy of the 19 minutes and 45 seconds of the psychically heavy rhythms and the breezily apparitional vocals, not including the Eliot Lipp remix.

Prepare yourself a drink, grab a pillow, find a soft place to lay your weary head, and gently begin a new exploration into what it feels like to be carried away.

CD Release - September 18th 2010
Digital Release - September 28th

01) We Won’t Find It
02) Oceans
03) The Driest Lakes
04) We Built It So Tall And Now We Can’t Come Down
05) The Driest Lakes (Eliot Lipp Remix)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scrummage Fest 2010

This weekend, Detroit's musical tapestry is preparing for a nuclear explosion of the highest capacity as miscreants, jesters. and future psychedelic proto-type crooners descend upon the city's underground art venues for the annual Scrummage Fest. The festival organizers, Lord Scrummage, whose musical minds represents both ominous and auspicious surrealist qualities, will undoubtedly set the tone for what festival patrons can expect to hear at the Scrummage Fest - An uncontrollable cacophony of mind-altering sine waves and Chinese water-torcher reverberation.... and that's only the beginning.

The festival kick-off begins on Friday, July 9th at Division Street Gallery and ends at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit on Saturday, July 10th. Must-see performances include Prince Rama of Ayodhya, Bird Names, Slufter, and Deastro. Loads of fantastic art will be provided by Michelle Tanguay, William "Juice" Singer, Bill Meese, and Bill
Powers. The entire list of performers can be retrieved HERE.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blank Artists Presents: The Schematic Records Summer Tour

Romulo Del Castillo (1/2 of Phoenecia / Soul Oddity) - Live
Originally releasing music as Soul Oddity, producers Romulo Del Castillo and Joshua Kay formed Phoenecia in 1997, when their sound took a more minimalist turn, focusing on complex percussive figures and fractured rhythms. Preceded by a pair of releases as Jeswa (Kay) and Metic (Del Castillo) for the Miami-based Schematic imprint, Phoenecia's first track appeared on Detroit label Interdimensional Transmissions' From Beyond compilation series; "Roba" recalled their Soul Oddity work while stripping out the melody and a good deal of clutter, leaving only the buckingest of robotic beatbox fragments and a squirting, jittering bassline. The Randa Roomet EP, their debut proper, appeared through Warp shortly after, and featured four tracks in a more expanded, vaguely dancefloor-ready style. A handful of remix and compilation tracks later appeared through Chocolate Industries, Nature, Alien8 and Schematic. Come welcome Romulo as he makes a solo appearance for our personal pleasure. "Like Latin Rascals meets Cabaret Voltaire."- Billy Graham

Joe Lentini - Live

Joe Lentini is an up-and-comer who just released a couple of EP's on the Schematic label - 512 Max Health and Pink Pussy Popsicle. "Really good, funky, clubby electronic stuff with some attitude! "His track Hanky Tank, from the Pink Pussy Popsicle EP makes me think of an evil Devo groove, something that makes you wanna boogie but also leaves you feeling a little spooked, taking an occasional look over your shoulder. And his track entitled 347 from 512 Max Health, gets a bit glitchier on this one while he weirds-out some vocal samples" - The Unheard Music.

Ay of Ken Rei - Live

As part of the group Ken Rei, Ay helps to craft electronic live style components. Original beats intersected by danceable and romantic vibrations, Ay rocks noise and manipulates his music on the fly. Expect to hear anything from ambient drone chill style to booty shaking dance party madness.

Local Support By:

BMG of Ectomorph - Interdimensional Transmissions - Ableton Live
Drew Pompa - Blank Artists - DJ

Friday | July 16th 2010
The Old Miami
3930 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201-1722
Map It
$7 Before 11pm, $10 After
Doors @ 9pm | 21+

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jared Wilson – Bonus!!!! – 7777-003

From: Igloo Magazine
By: Robbie Geoghegan

(May 2010) I think I've mentioned before the excitement that comes with receiving a record with Detroit Michigan written under "return to sender." Detroit is the holy grail of techno, but perhaps some of the original message has been diluted. Today Detroit has become a brand. The city that sparked and fuelled the motor revolution has been bandied about, watering down the analogue rawness that made Detroit techno what it is. But, there undoubtedly still is something in the dystopian husk that is the modern Motor City. Jared Wilson is a new breed for Detroit techno artists injecting a new zeal into the aging sound of a crumbling city. Wilson takes the schematics of Detroit and twists them, pouring more acid on top of the blueprints. Wilson has been self-releasing his music since 2007, now in 2010 his 7777 label sees his third 12" entitled Bonus!!!

Wilson raises 303 squalor to levels rarely heard on contemporary records. His sound is more Mike Dred and the edgier side of Ceephax with some hints of J.T.C.. He reflects the grit of Detroit, with an aggressive style without toeing the industrial lines of Ultradyne. The two tracker starts out in acid assault mode with the ominously titled "Paris Massacre." The track is unapologetically brash, phat raw 303 lines flex and squelch in a bravado display. Think dripping dark walls as tweaks and bass push through bodies. "Drug Related Stories (Scmocid Edit)" builds along parallel lines. It is the acid box that breathes life into this version of Wilson's track from his first EP. The 303 is relentless in this edit, bulging and straining under the twists of Wilson's wrists. Drum crashes barely make a dent in the squalid wall of synth, as the chords fall in and out of themselves whilst snares crash and break.

Wilson is of a new Detroit lilt. He has not been eclipsed by the gravitas that comes with the Motor City, instead he uses it as a bedrock from which to bring forth his own take on techno. Wilson, armed with his analogue arsenal, forces a new rawness; an unashamed baring of teeth to those who think that Detroit has had its day.

Bonus!!! is out now on 7777.

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Birthday of Epic Proportions

“One of Them Had A Tape Deck” brings together for the first time, a collaboration between Drew Pompa and Amy Kaherl for the celebration of their birthday. Please join us as we toast to another year in the greatest of audio and convivial debauchery.

Deastro (Ghostly International) - Live
Lord Scrummage (Scrummage University) - Live
Erika (Interdimensional Transmissions, - DJ
Drew Pompa (Blank Artists) - DJ
Amy Kaherl (Poof Dreams) - DJ

Friday | June 18th, 2010
Park Bar
2040 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
21+ | 5 Before Midnight, $7 After

Friday, June 4, 2010

Drew Pompa - A Muddy Bourgeois Derby Dance

It was the middle of the afternoon in May, air was thick with plumes of Detroit smoke. An ominous vibe peered upon the horizon, eventually enveloping your entire senses. Ah yes, a freak show if you will, plotted in anticipation every spring. A savage treatment of the equestrian breed bestowed upon by even the most inferior kind of little men and their barbaric slave masters. The vicious prancing of all the affirming Kentucky bourgeoisie clad with holy regalia, in spite of such abominable and imminent weather.

You betcha', it was derby day and they were down for a dance. All of a sudden, wide brims and pink maniacs begin chanting "Fail We May, Sail We Must" and the race is on! It bends and warps as it torpedoes for a slick minute; then eases and snaps a crank like an elastic rubber band, until your face becomes brainwashed.

the inconceivable and visual scarcity of this imagery; the climactic and colossal finish of historic proportions, which cultivated the most unusual of celebrations. Their swagger in those alligator boots, aloof the muddy courts of their abiding animals. THE ASSHOLES HAVE WON DAMMIT!.... THE ASSHOLES HAVE WON! But don't go betting your ass on the bourgeoisie when "Old King Appaloosa of Horsidia" comes creepin' on back. Oh yeah, the king will have his day!

Actually, who cares..... that dude's long gone. Let's go play some records!

Mixed By: Drew Pompa
Length: 1:39:08
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 320 KBPS
Link: Download

1.Radical Majik – Spread the Hot Potato (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
2.Tim Fairplay – Know U Jack (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
3.Grackle – Desert Acid (Musiccargo Remix)
4.Casco – Stop
5.Les Aeroplanes – Il’s Disent Que L’Orient Est Rouge
6.Cage & Aviary – Television Train
7.Karma – Beach Towel (I:Cube Cosmix Marathon Remix)
8.They Came From the Stars I Saw Them – Moon Song (King of the Town With Moonbeans in His Crown Mix)
9.Peter Kruder – Before Night Falls
10.Gay Marvine – Certain Things (Secret Mixes Fixes 11 b)
11.Atmosfear – What Do We Do (Club Mix)
12.The Emporer Machine – Repetition
13.Chicken Lips – Do It Proper
14.Shriekback – My Spine Is the Base Line
15.The Emperor Machine - Rimramramrim
16.B Beat Girls – For the Same Man
17.Visual – The Music Got Me (Instrumental)
18.Touch – Love Fixation (Dub)
19.Tevo Howard – Laboratory
20.Redshape – Unfinished Symmetry Part 1 & 2
21.Black Devil Disco Club – In Sorrow (Brain Machine’s Lucifer Rising Dub)
22.Colder – Silicone Sexy
23.Andrew Weatherall – Fail We May, Sail We Must
24.Lukas Nystrand & The Ageema Bu – Knivar
25.Pink Skull – Chicken Dream Inside Egg
26.Sal P & BMG – Credit Cards
27.Felix with Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano – Tiger Stripes
28.Random Factor – Digitize (The Emperor Machine Vocal)
29.Stereolab – Dear Marge

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shit Show - A Movement Festival Afterparty

If you're in town for the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, then you'll definitely want to attend this event. But don't be alarmed, cause people will probably die.

Sety (Circus Company-Paris)
Soul Clap (Wolf+Lamb-Boston)
Le Loup (Wolf+Lamb-Paris)
Eddie C (Jiscomusic, Karat, 7 Inches of Love-Vancouver)
Derek Plaslaiko (Spectral/Bunker-NYC)
Todd Osborn (Spectral/Rephlex-Detroit)
Sergio Santos vs Tanner Ross (Mothership/Airdrop-Boston)
Kyle Hall (FXHE/Wild Oats-Detroit)
Crazy Larry (Airdrop-NYC)
K atou (Lick My Deck-Greece)
Clint Stewart (Auralism-SF)
Big Bully (Mineral/Get Physical-NYC)
Snack N C'mish (Turntable Lab/APT-NYC)
John Arnold live (Ubiquity-Detroit)
Fat Camp DJ's (Atomly, Matt Negative, & JD-NYC)
Guys On Drugs (Secrets + E Spleece-Detroit)
Darkcube live (DTM-Detroit)
Mr Joshooa (Random Reason-Detroit)
Jeremy Kypta (Random Reason-Detroit)
Rev. Robert David Jones (GSHC-Detroit)
Adam Stolz (Black Nation/Prosthetic-Chicago)
EH3 (Black Nation-Chicago)

Starts Sunday May 30th at 3am and goes until Sunday May 30th at 10pm
tix presale at
2554 Grand River Detroit

Monday, May 24, 2010

Aphotic Segment - A New Monthy @ The Woodbridge Pub

Words By: C.A.P. & Pipé Scuttleworth.

"Aphotic Segment” is a monthly endeavor aimed at the exploration of the seemingly divergent worlds of both electronic and traditional music. The goal is to distend the audience with a cacophony, in an environment suitable for a listener's total immersion.

Too often sound is presented myopically, in a context that focuses on a particular scene or style. The current structure often serves to narrow the participant’s exposure, frequently at the expense of the broader spectrum of what already exists or what may be.

With our monthly, we will attempt to parse the infinite, to help induce a musical imagination ripe with lizard androids, gothic relics, and outer space travel. Here, here fine friends! Our time is too limited to suppress the curious nature of humanity and its lovely soundtrack. We cannot grow unless we continue to search the abyss. Join us every last Wednesday of the month at the Woodbridge Pub in Detroit.

Bartender: Josh Dahlberg
Selector: Drew Pompa
Design: William "Juice" Singer

Lost in Sound 07 w/ Patrick Russell

From: Dont Forget To Go Home

“Don’t Forget To Go Home” is a platform for creative exchange between DJs, music enthusiasts, producers and dedicated party goers in order to capture the past and present of dance music's intriguing culture.

As a prelude to the anticipated Movement Festival at the end of May, “Don’t Forget To Go Home” has been running weekly features dedicated to Detroit, a place highly regarded as the epicenter for electronic music. For this special edition they investigate the mystique about Detroit, spotlighting conversations, profiles, offbeat features and exclusive music from a versatile, handpicked group of Motor City vanguards. For their last edition, they talk to local dj and producer, Patrick Russell. Read the interview and download Patrick's mix HERE.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Beehive Project

The Beehive Project is A large-scale installation from an interdisciplinary group of artists from Detroit, offering it's inaugural display at this year's Detroit Electronic Music Festival.

The giant beehive will function as a large sculpture, an intimate gathering space, and will also serve as a metaphor for the city of Detroit by referencing the hive as an ideal model for community. Historically, beehives have been associated with industry, diverse cooperation, and resourcefulness. Honey, their primary output, has traditionally symbolized the restoration of health, yearning for sweetness, and rebirth. These associations reference aspects of Detroit's history while also serving as symbols of hope and vision for the future of the city.

The beehive is also a particularly poignant metaphor because of the recent phenomenon of colony collapse disorder (CCD) affecting hives throughout North America. CCD occurs when workers bees from a beehive abruptly disappear, leaving the swarm without enough workers to continue functioning. By paralleling this trend with the steady depopulation of deindustrialization of Detroit over the past 50 years, we hope to honestly portray Detroit's distressed economic and social situation while still looking to the beehive as a metaphor for the strength of community, collaboration, and supportive, creative production in the city.

For more information regarding the project, visit

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Twilight Babies w/ Madis One @ The Park Bar

The Twilight Babies

Detroit's Twilight Babies formed in 2001 around vocalist Alison Lewis and multi-instrumentalists Mikey Brown and Adam Walker. None were strangers to the Motor City music scene -- Lewis had issued a solo LP earlier that year, while Brown and Walker were members of the electronic music outfit 19.5 Collective. As Twilight Babies, the trio flitted freely between trip-hop texture and dream pop fuzz, mixing electronic soundscapes with extensive guitar work and Lewis' lush, soulful vocals. The trio's eponymous debut was issued in August 2002 to considerable local acclaim, and was supported by a round of live performances. The Middle of Something LP appeared a little over a year later. Monster, recorded by Mike E. Clark, was released in 2005. Named the Detroit music awards' best electronic group two years consecutively, The Twilight Babies have emerged from a three year performance hiatus to provide a rare sonic delight for our pleasure.

Featuring Additional Performances By:
Madis One (Blank Artists) - Live
Jim Stone (Family Funktion) - DJ

Doors @ 9pm
Park Bar
2040 Park Ave
Detroit, MI USA
$8, 21+

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Over the course of what seems forever, Detroit has been bubbling to the brim with creative activities intended to pool like minded individuals together under one umbrella - community. This most recent example of this piping hot bowl of creativity comes in the form of a monthly gahtering started by friends, Kate Daughdrill and Jessica Hernandez called SOUP. Modestly tucked above the confines of Mexicantown Bakery, these creatives congregate to nourish not only their bodies, but also their minds and spirits and the whole purpose is to create a monthly dinner aimed at funding micro-grants for creative projects. Yeah... go ladies!

Read the entire article HERE

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Detroit's Electronic Music Festival: An Oral History

Resident Advisor recently published an oral history on the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, as it looks back retrospectively upon ten dramatic years of the festival's event organization. The history captures a unique dialogue from journalists, musicians, dj's, and even local public officials who were instrumental in providing the first annual event - often regarded as its most illustrious - in addition to the cast of individuals in charge of it's production over the years, leading up to current producer's, Paxahau.

Great read, especially for those who have visited or plan to visit the festival in the future. check it HERE.

* Photo Cred: Robert Emperley

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings @ The Majestic Theater

From: Majestic Detroit

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings :: I Learned The Hard Way

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have come a long way since their humble beginnings nearly a decade ago. Steeped within the gilded and gritty sounds of gospel, soul and funk, this nine-piece Brooklyn collective has continued to electrify fans, disc jockeys, critics, record collectors, and bloggers the world-over with their authentic, heart-felt sound. The authenticity clearly demonstrated on the band’s three critically-acclaimed albums Dap Dippin’ (2002), Naturally (2005) and 100 Days, 100 Nights (2007) captured and released by the independent Daptone Records. Their albums recall an analog era led by iconic studios like those at Motown and Stax Records, and have thrust the fifty-three-year-old Augusta, GA native and crew into the multimedia limelight.

Catch their live performance tomorrow evening at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. More information HERE

Monday, May 17, 2010

Jared Wilson - The Rise and Fall of the Machines - Lux

Jared Wilson - The Rise and Fall of the Machines - Lux Records
LXRC02 - 12 inch

1. Night Sky Jpeg
2. Jupiter One
3. Lap Jack

Pre-order the record through Rush Hour Distribution HERE.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ninja Tune XX - 20 Years of Beats N Peices

From: Ninja Tune XX

On the 20th September 2010, it will be 20 years since Coldcut founded Ninja Tune. To celebrate, the label will be releasing a deluxe, limited edition box set of new and exclusive material by some of their favorite artists. Until then, they will be giving away rare material, mixes, merchandise and brand new videos for your own personal pleasure. This new material will change every week and for one week only, leading up to the release of their box set. Check it HERE.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop - A Banksy Film

Exit Through the Gift Shop is a story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Space Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. Exit Through he Gift Shop is showing at the Royal Oak Main Art Theater until Thursday, May 20th. Browse showing times HERE. Additionally, one of Banksy's pieces recently appeared in Detroit's Packard Plant. Check out selected works, including the Packard tag on his Flickr page HERE.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Craig Sopo - Drawl - LESS 008

Craig Sopo is showing some restraint with this release, biting his tongue as it were.

Drawl, staying true to it's name, starts with a slow but steady pace (slow for Craig at least). Once the track heats up the kick drum becomes relentless while maintaining it's composure, sporting lush textures and a dapper dinner jacket. At the end of it all you will feel like you were just courted by a true Southern gentleman.

All of a sudden things start to slip, your speech begins to Slur. Was it the dubbed out bassline? The synth stabs oating around my head? Or was it those $8 domestics? There is no point in relationship reconciliation once that acid bassline rears it's dirty, dirty head.

Preview and Purchase LESS 008 HERE.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

William Irving Singer

William Irving Singer is a Detroit based artist currently residing on the city's westside in Woodbridge. Singer, earned his BFA from the University of Michigan, with a dual focus in painting and film arts. During his time in school he studied painting and graphic design at VSUP in Prague, Czech Republic.

Through his experience, his interest in painting grew exponentially, driven predominantly by the city's overwhelming architecture. It was within Prague's building blocks, the discarded alleys and city spaces, that he discovered a passion for historical fragments. His work often draws from collected images of antiquated portraiture and architectural space that are re-imagined in a de-historicized expression.

Lookout for up coming artwork by Singer for the new Blank Artists' monthly, "Aphotic Segment". Check out the rest of his online catalog HERE.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Duke Shin Mixes

Duke Shin.... what a handsome Asian, and I mean it. Ah, Duke, nobody ever remembers how they met Duke. Hell, I don't even remember how I met him, but I know him. Everybody seems to.

What is of the highest order of importance is that Duke doesn't support the arts, he is art. He writes, he d.j.s, he produces, he promotes, he endeavors to help those with similar passions, he exudes music as if it were radiant beams of compassion from the latest coming of his holiness, Chenrezig.

However, never forget, that at times, he can fall out of his God damned mind. If you even believe that you maybe about to bear witness to this, cover your eyes, turn away, and duck, as you would in the presence of the third Gorgon sister... if you've even the time.

While he is unlikely to burst into a fit of rage, his insanity must be diligently monitored for, as it is of the most nefarious variety, the quiet reserve. From the bunny ears and the white suit to hour long conversations ranging from Grace Jones to Karlheinz Stockhausen, there is never any certainty of what you are going to get. But that's what we all love about Dukey, he's the human version of the ever-famous arcade claw game, except with him, you always get the gold-gilded Panda. Rock on Duke, Rock on.

Meditate to the holy hymns of Duke Shin HERE.

Words By: Pipé Scuttleworth

The Body Electric

Forwarded By: Colin Zyskowski

This performance represents the culmination of my studies over the last two years, relying primarily on custom-built software and hardware interfaces. Titled "The Body Electric," this performance looks at interactions between humans and machines and what the arts predict for future human-machine interactions. Half performance and half sound/video installation, "The Body Electric" invites audience members to explore the human-machine connection by extending the capabilities of their own bodies by using machines. The first half of the performance will feature a live electronic set accompanied by site-specific live video projections and animations. The second half of the evening will feature homemade hardware that the audience is invited to interact with in order to control aspects of the audio and video.

Friday, April 30th 2010
The Keene Theater
701 E. University in Ann Arbor.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Record-Rama Archives

From: Music Journal

Record-Rama has been a record store in Pittsburg USA for a few decades. The proprietor Paul Mawhinney has collected the largest vinyl record archive in the world. Now the store is closed and he is trying to sell that archive.

He wants to sell it as a whole collection and wants it preserved that way. His minimum price is $3 million. I say it's worth it. 1.5 million 45s dating from 1948, and a million LPs. This is not store stock, but saved copies of every record he ever dealt with. His aim was to have every single by every artist, and he published his list in his MusicMaster catalog. It probably contains every release by any favorite artist you can think of.

I think the best use would be to make the records accessible to reissue companies and to broadcasters so that anything could be made available to listeners.
He is at the same time clearing out what remains of his store stock. That is arranged thru his website and is a big-time proposition involving a minimum $5,000 purchase.

His store was a mecca for collectors of obscure rare vinyl, and I hope this music will be preserved.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jared Wilson - Bonus!!! - 7777-003

Rugged acid growlers from Blank Artists' own Jared Wilson. These are two straight playing acid cuts, stripped to the bare essentials of 303 and 606 scrubbed with effects. "Paris Massacre" features some mean reverb on the biting hand claps while on the flip we get a grumbling bass driven "Scmocid" refix of Drug Related Stories from 7777-001. For fans of JTC, Legowelt or Tevo Howard. Preview and purchase the record HERE.