Road To Sweden Recap

Infamous JeanClaude in Stockholm
 Last September at our Road To Sweden Fundraiser Series in Brooklyn, we teamed up with Reconstvct, Bassfaced, TheLoveInUs, Cloud Instrumentals, and others to host some dope parties all in the name of Infamous JeanClaude. He had just booked his first International art show in Uppsala, Sweden and we were determined to help him be there in the flesh for this experience.

All events were held at a bar/Thai restaurant/music venue/art space/large-and-in-charge Bushwick building called The Morgan. The week-long series was a success, raising enough money to ensure that the JeanClaude art show was going down.

 A collection of Infamous JeanClaude's art was on display from September 22-29, and the schedule of events went like this:

Thursday, September 22: 

Manifestation's Destination Opening Party co-hosted by TheLoveInUs
Music from Obey City, Flatbush Zombies, and Illustrate.




 TheLoveInUs brings a lively crew and had support coming through from all corners of Brooklyn and even from Baltimore. Fun show...loud show...crude creative zealots spitting hot fire.

And now, we've seen all kinds of hype for the recently released "Thug Waffle" video from the The Flatbush Zombies. Everyone from Complex to The Fader to Lana Del Rey has something to say.


Big up Flatbush Zombies and Eric Arc Elliot! 

Segueing back...

Saturday, September 24 

Preconstrvct preparty event before Reconstrvct
DJ set from Neil Nice

Reconstrvct is bi-monthly bass music event in Brooklyn, instituted by some very passionate bassheads for the purpose of keeping the scene alive after Dub War NYC ("the first dubstep party in America") came to an end.


The Reconstrvct resurrection proved to be destined for greatness as people started pouring in early on the evening of September 24, in time to catch our Preconstrvct event held from 7:00-9:00pm in the basement of The Morgan. DJ Neil Nice of Turntable Lab NY was kind enough to come through and drop some foundational dub tunes, a proper intro for the ears and mind before a dubstep show! 

Neil Nice & bredren
Peeps that came out for Reonstrvct and Preconstrvct got a true treat, as there was also a massive collection of art shipped straight from the UK, all correlating with the roots of the bass music and dubstep scene.

This installation was titled "Sub Culture: Visions of Sound" and was displayed in the basement and upstairs art space along with Infamous JeanClaude's work.



portrait by Tunnidge

ashes57 and Zeke Clough

Joe Nice taking breather with the Infamous  JeanClaude pieces

Music from Joe Nice, Bun Zer0, Tunnidge, True Nature, and others lasted 'til the early morning. This event was a living experiment/showcase of the past, present, and future of music x art.

Joe Nice back in action



Thursday, September 29

 Cloud 9 closing party
Live set from Cloud Beats

For the last day of the Road To Sweden installation, we asked Cloud Beats to come in and play a live set with some instrumental creations. This made for a perfect environment to ease into, observe some art and chill out.

   
Cloud keeps on the low around Brooklyn, but he's letting himself be know in other ways. Tunes and videos drop steady on the web, while he twerks his record label, Machine Romantic and also plays in his band, Casiorossi. 


 
Spazecraft

 Spazecraft and crew came through after an afternoon of painting their rooftop across the way in Bushwick. Good looking out from Soh Nup Ink!

Earlier that day


WOW. Quite a recap and quite a week we had up in Brooklyn last Fall. Pretty amazing how this helped build up to the "Soulful Madness" show in Sweden! Without all the folks who contributed in some way, whether in presence or creativity, this wouldn't have been possible. Thank you.

Gratitude Shoutout to:
Bassfaced, Reconstrvct, TheLoveInUs, Flatbush Zombies, Obey City, Flash Frequency, Illustrate, Cloud, Kaya, Bailey Carr, Neil Nice, The Morgan, Spazecraft, Joe Nice, Bad Pedestrian and Elm and Oak.

Brooklyn Closing Party!


Infamous JeanClaude "Fancy the Hate"

We have had a wonderful week-long exhibit so far in Brooklyn. We've got to thank THELOVEINUS for kicking it off nicely at the opening party last Thursday.

Flatbush Zombies performing at the 9/22 opening party

Saturday night was out of control with the RECONSTRVCT event- massive turn out and really lively party. The "Sub Culture: Visions of Sound" exhibition was a sensation with no exaggeration. This installation turned out to be quite large, taking up the entire top floor, and part of the basement, and was keeping eyes entertained all night long.

Getting organized


One of many dope photos from Ashes57

After Thursday, these pieces will be taken down, along with the "Infamous JeanClaude: Road to Sweden" show. Please make sure to email us or leave a message at the venue if want to purchase a piece, and if you've already paid, please contact us before next weekend to pick up your new art! 
So, we've got one final event for y'all.
This Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm, Cloud Instrumentals will be in the space performing a live set to celebrate the art and support Infamous JeanClaude, whom he has collaborated with him on a few albums covers.

Sluts & Saints, Cloud (2009)

Please come out and support Lifted Lab + Infamous JeanClaude! This will be the last chance to see the art before we take it back down South. Much love, Brooklyn!

  
Cloud 9 Closing Party
The Morgan
25 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
Thursday, September 29
7:00 - 9:00pm 
FREE (donations deeply appreciated) 
Facebook event pag

Sweden Fundaiser Series



If you missed the news, WE'RE GOING TO SWEDEN this December! We couldn't be more excited for Infamous JeanClaude and Lifted Lab's first international show, and we have put together a week-long art exhibition that is paired a line-up of dope music and art events in order to raise funds for our shipping and travel expenses. They will be taking place in Brooklyn starting this Thursday:


Thursday, September 24

"Manifestation's Destination" opening party with TheLoveInUs
TheLoveInUs is a Brooklyn-based music and art collective of which Infamous JeanClaude is creative director for. Live performances from Flatbush Zombies (with Erick Arc Elliot), Illustrate, and Obey City. 

7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Free/Donations Welcome


Saturday, September 29

"PRECONSTRVCT" dub party with DJ Neil Nice. 
Neil Nice is a reggae head, local legend, and associate of Turntable Lab, Deadly Dragon Soundsystem, and Leditmix. Rumored VERY special guest appearance- Do not miss this! 

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
$10 entry, includes Reconstrvct ticket


Our event is a pre-party for RECONSTRVCT, a bi-monthly bass music event in Brooklyn. They've got a nasty lineup that starts right after 10:00pm and will going all night. Prepare to be Bassfaced. 


Thursday, September 30

"Cloud 9" Closing party with Cloud Beats
Cloud Beats...the beat beast! This dude can kill it, and we are excited to see him do it live.  Infamous JeanClaude has designed four of his recent album covers. Join us for a chill final showing of "The Road To Sweden" art exhibition. 

7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Morgan 25 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Free/Donations Welcome



 And finally...we will be having our official after-party in Manhattan at Le Poisson Rouge with Ital Tek,Braille, Dave Q, and Knomad. 

LPR
158 Bleeker Street NY, NY 11221
FREE


Come check us out on The Road To Sweden! Thanks, fam!

Cloud Beats: BACK IN ACTION

Our Buddy, Cloud, has been leaking out some new tracks from his upcoming album. These new joints have that signature smooth Cloud is known for, accompanied with his nasty beats...future classic alert! Check out his latest sounds and videos:





Cloud's new album is dropping in one week on 4/19/11...we are waiting so patiently! The kid is sick! Stay tuned in to his latest happenings at http://machineromantic.com/. Also, Cloud will be interviewing with Chuuch music blog soon, so we'll be passing that on as well.

His previous releases are available all fo FREE on http://cloudinstrumentals.com/ (check Infamous JeanClaude's illustrations on the cover art!)

Lifted Lab Heads to Brooklyn

Friday, June 25th: BROOKLYN is the place to be!! We're putting together an art show at BeQu + dope after party at UltraViolet...not to be missed!

Art:


Lifted Lab presents:

Futurebeast  2030 A.D.
Artwork by:
Infamous JeanClaude (Lifted Lab, Charlotte)
Sean Fahie (Atlanta)
Thom Stevenson (NYC)

Opening reception with artists from 7:00 - 10:00 PM
227 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11231 



AFTER PARTY:



Follow up with us at UltraViolet for some live music from electronic producer Eliot Lipp, old school flavor meets post-Dilla instrumentals from local beat maker, CLOUD, and Erick Arc Elliot with some smooth food for thought on the mic. This is a very special treat and we are so happy to have these artists together in one spot!

Eliot Lipp (http://www.myspace.com/eliotlipp)
Cloud beats (http://www.myspace.com/cloudproductions)
Erick Arc Elliot (http://theloveinus.com/)

BIG UPS TO CLOUD

Our homey from the BK, Cloud, just got a nice look from Pitchfork's "Forkcast," which pays a heavy compliment to his production skills and makes note of his Dilla-esque beat styles. Cloud has been dropping under-the-radar tapes for a couple of years now, so you may not have heard of him yet...but this kid is about to BLOW UP. All of his tapes are available for free through his Myspace and also feature the creative collaborations with Infamaous JeanClaude on the album art. I really can't stress how sick this guy is...download ASAP, you won't be able to push pause. Cloud's first full-length album, "Judge Wise," will drop later this year.

CLOUD BEATS - THE BEAT BEAST!
Check the "Forkcast" here: http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/14225-new-hustle-all-city-shes-fly/
Cloud Myspace: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendId=270802959