Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy


Infamous JeanClaude opens his new solo show this Sunday in Charlotte, NC at Blacksheep, where they've been holding it down since the very beginning. JeanClaude's work created for the "Pops Slept, She Followed: Time's Remedy" show is a reflection and processing of some heart wrenching events the artist endured this year.
"This solo exhibition is based around one major tradgegy followed by multiple events that challenged my discipline, strength, will, and focus this year so far. This body of work is broken down into mini series. These series represent the major events, giving each part of the show's title a distinctive representation. Thoughts of life, coping with death, what is love?, lust, learning, living, forgiveness, self investing, reviving from darkness, hustle, 'keep going' mentality, strength, and understanding are all elements explored in this multiple mini series exhibition."
As we've watched Infamous JeanClaude build his aesthetic, we have seen his work become filled with heavy symbolism and imagery. His NeoGlyph style often conveys optimistic ideas that tie into positive energy, focus, consciousness, sacred geometry, hip-hop, love, and creativity.



We're anticipating this show opening along with many others. Jah Freedom (OM Records) created a special beat tape to coincide with the art work for "Pops Slept, She Followed" that is available for free download. It's a perfect compliment to the art and assists the audience in feeling the vibe of the paintings and digital pieces. Click here to download the eight tracks (plus bonus iPhone backgrounds!).

"POPS SLEPT, SHE FOLLOWED: TIME'S REMEDY" 
Sunday, September 9, 2012
6:00pm - 11:00pm
1504 Camden Road
Charlotte, NC 28203

Works on display for the month of September.

Ziggurat Records//FLOSSED IN SPACE Tour


Ziggurat Promo, Designed by Infamous JeanClaude

Lifted Lab aims to keep you visually stimulated, inspired, and awakened through the artists we promote. Our goal is also to boost conscious, PROGRESSIVE ideas as our worlds changes more rapidly, and remind you of your creative potential.
Your thoughts shape the world.


Introducing, PURPL MONK, MIYAGI, and LIGHTSWTCH ...
two MCs and a producer who come together to form the intergalactic super hero team that is Ziggurat Records. ZIGGURAT RECORDS is pushing a similar movement through their music, carrying themes such as: creation, science, metaphysics, the Cosmos, ancient societies, aliens, rebirth, good ol' fashioned hustling, and progress. 

Call it occult...call it conspiracy...or call it reality. Whatever you believe, after listening to Ziggurat's well-thought debut album, FLOSSED IN SPACE, you just might be pondering new possibilities. They've got a fresh blend of hip-hop and electronic music, and a powerful stage presence that could outshine their recorded material.


There couldn't be a more appropriate collaboration for their album art than with Lifted Lab's INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE. Ziggurat connected with JeanClaude in 2011 to begin working on ideas, resulting in designs for the Flossed In Space album, "Papaya Rap"single, "SWISHRRR" single, and Ziggurat promo stickers.

The word "ziggurat" comes from  ancient Mesopotamia, referring to the architects and builders who constructed rectangular stepped temples, similar to the Egyptian pyramids. Ziggurat Records represents the power to BUILD and CREATE.

Have a listen and free download of FLOSSED IN SPACE:


Ziggurat has organized their first tour which also includes major players, LORN and LUNICE. It kicks off this weekend in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Stay tuned for more announcements, and definitely don't miss out on the live shows! SWISH!
Big love to Ziggurat!

 FLOSSED IN SPACE: ATLANTA
Saturday April 14, 2012
Terminal West at King Plow
887 Marietta Street Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30318

FLOSSED IN SPACE: BROOKLYN
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street  Brooklyn, NY 11211

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.

First Friday of 2012




"Lifted Lab"

We've got a special audio+visual showcase coming for the First Friday of 2012 with our guest artist and selector, Sunday Morning. Hailing from Columbia, SC, this dude has been making underground waves with his music blog, Chuuch, and recent crafty cuts. We're excited to see what he chooses to spin for us from his personal production archives and funky beat collection. 

"Light"

"Ancient Cipher"

Sunday Morning has also been making some vintage style wheat paste pieces, which he will be bringing up to display for the month of January.  This will be the first showing of his art work ever, and we're stoked to be helping make that happen. 

Also, he just announced that he is working on 20 coloring books for the opening, which will make a nice lil' souvenir for y'all that come through! These coloring books also feature exclusive Sunday Morning x Lifted Lab paper craft toys.


So, it's official! Come on out, Knoxville...and celebrate the start of 2012 with some fresh sights and sounds! 

DJ Wigs will also be holding us down as always as the resident First Friday DJ- much love to you! Happy New Year to all!


First Friday with SUNDAY MORNING
Swagger
32 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
January 6, 2012
7pm - 11pm

Fireproof Winter Hiatus



Saturday will be the final showing of "Gracious Crumple" at Fireproof Gallery, which is the latest installation from ZACH WIDGREN, Katy Smith, Katie Moseley, Amanda McCall, Dave Grimes, Andy Fagan, Rachel Gurley, and others. 

This installation differs from the previous shows in that there are no canvases. All artists have contributed to wall space directly with spray paint and installation pieces. 


After the "Gracious Crumple Farewell," Fireproof Gallery will be taking a Winter hiatus to prepare for next year's master plans. Come get it in one last time with all the art goons of Knoxville! BYOB as usual, and there will be plenty of live music through out the night, as usual. 

Haunted Mansion...lights on.

If you missed all of your opportunities to see the haunted house, well you got lucky because there is one final showing this Saturday as well. The lights will be on and everyone is free to do a walk-through in the light to see all the work that went into creating this creepy space. 

"Gracious Crumple Farewell"
Saturday, November 12 
10:00 pm - 3:00 am
Fireproof Gallery
201 Randolph Street
Knoxville, TN
$5 entry

Asheville Collaboration: Saturday


Manifest Collective is group of healing arts practitioners whom are reaching out to the Appalachian community through events that offer yoga, meditation workshops, massage therapy, live music, and more. Their goal of spreading a holistic awareness also includes showcasing art that expresses a sense of consciousness.  They have looked to Lifted Lab as their inspiration for accompanying installations at their events.

The latest event being hosted by Manifest Collective is titled “Hypno Yoga” and takes place this Saturday in Asheville, NC. Beginning at 9:00pm, there will be a yoga and meditation workshop focusing on connecting with the inner Self.  Lifted Lab will be featured in an installation of soulful art pieces to help participants visually identify various levels of awareness.

The installation will include paintings and prints from BIGFOOT, INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE, ZACH WIDGREN, BERK VISUAL, GRIFTER, Dalek, Sam Flores, Free Gums, TSL, Katy Smith, Andy Reed, and Stan Lee.

For the rest of the evening, there will be a show featuring local musicians Aligning Minds, Perileyes, Futexture, and This Is Art. 


We are very pleased to add that Mamma Chia will be sponsoring Lifted Lab again, and will be supplying their tasty organic chia seed beverages for FREE. Big thank you and lots of respect out to this company! 

"Hypno Yoga"
Saturday, November 5, 2011
8:00pm - 3:00am 
The Garage at Biltmore

Haunted Warehouse



Fireproof Gallery has decided to turn the back end of the warehouse into a haunted house of art for the Halloween holiday. The old Fireproof Storage building that houses the gallery is already fairly creepy, and supposedly haunted.

After many hours and days of work, the Trash Wave Collective, which includes ZACH WIDGREN and the other creators behind Fireproof, have transformed the baron industrial space into a two-story adventure of oddities. Among this maze, guests will find puzzles, multiple chambers to navigate through, and the artists dressed as characters waiting to mess with your mind. 


The Haunted House will be open the weekend before Halloween and through the beginning of November. On Halloween, The Pilot Light will be hosting a party in the main Fireproof space and the haunted house will be open during this time as well.


Each night will be slightly different with additions and subtractions of certain elements. 


Artists: Zach Widgren, Katy Smith, Katie Moseley, Rachel Gurley, DL, Andy Fagan, Christian Cox, Wesley Wyrick, Dave Grimes, Andrea Markel, Brandon Biondo, Dylan Dawkins, Cole Murphy, Preston Proffit, and Amanda McCall

"Who Will Grow The Corn"
October 27 - November 12 (Thursdays and Fridays)
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fireproof Gallery
201 Randolph Street Knoxville, TN
Tickets: $5 at the door


Black and White Closing Party


The "Black and White" installation at Fireproof has had some amazing showings since its opening in August. Musical musings from Fine Peduncle, Teams, Dolphyn Rydyr, Dumb Lunch, and many others really helped make this place pop on the Saturday night parties, while ZACH WIDGREN and company have kept the space refreshed and reblessed with new art pieces each week. Contributing artists for the final show, "Black and White VII," taking place this Saturday, September 24 include:

Zach Widgren
Katy Smith
Amanda McCall
Katie Moseley
Dave Grimes
Rachel Gurley
Preston Proffit
Michael Watson
Andy Fagan

There are surprise performances which will be announced later this week. Stay up on the Facebook page for updates.  There is a $5.00 donation based cover and BYOB. Don't forget your skate board!






"Black and White VII"
Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM
Fireproof Gallery
201 Randolph St. 
Knoxville, TN 37917

BerkVisual Painting Kanrocksas

Kanrocksas music fest kicks off this weekend in Kansas City with A Perfect Circle, The Black Keys, Eminem, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Bassnectar, Major Lazer, and many others on the line-up. The festival will also host a list of visual artists to paint live and contribute to mural space. Our own BERKVISUAL will be there keeping things raw, so keep an eye out for this guy while he paints live with STS9 and Paper Diamond. 

Almost Remembered


Lifted Lab fam, Erick Arc Elliot, dropped his latest album in June titled, "Almost Remembered." Erick is based in Brooklyn where he works for Sony Music and finds inspiration for his collective THELOVEINUS, which includes music, design, photography, and film.

"Erick is heavily influenced by several genres of music, ranging from hip-hop, jazz, & electronic. He has always admired lyricism, but also stresses that strong songwriting is just as important as the poetic side of good music. He uses vintage synths, lush pads & ambient chords to craft some of his latest work."

We love his previous releases and are excited to share the newest. Album art by INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE.


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!)

Teams Returns

OHH shoot, Teams is back! Electro/Witchglam/Digital Dream/Funky/Jam? Not sure how you can genre this dude, but we love him. Tennessee native posted in Southern Cali and doing the damn thang! You are sounding better and better, nice job to TEAMS!

Take yourself on a little journey...



And the tracks are up for free on Soundcloud for download while they last!

Hearts to Japan


 The natural disasters that occurred this month in Japan are extremely tragic and deeply saddening. With the escalating war, disaster, and destruction occurring world-wide, there is one huge light that shines through all of this: that is the unity which rises above all. Knowing that we are all human here on earth, and are in this together, we've got to support one another during hard times. Support can come in the strength of a friendship, vital food and medical sources, monetary aid, and most importantly through LOVE.

The positive energy and vibration that transmits from a loving notion can truly make an impact. Erick Arc Elliot has produced a track titled, "Hearts to Japan," in collaboration with TheLoveInUs that is available for free. Accompanying art work is designed by INFAMOUS JEANCLAUDE. Please take a listen, and while you do... 
donate your thoughts, prayers, and love to those in Japan.




http://theloveinus.bandcamp.com/track/hearts-to-japan

Charlotte Event This Weekend!



This Saturday evening, Infamous JeanClaude will be showing work at an art and music event hosted by Mo' Betta Soul and Black Sheep. Mo' Betta Soul is headed by Southeast hip-hop voice and promoter, Preach Jacobs, and will be stopping in Charlotte on their Guerilla Tactics Tour with live music from Preach,  Fayth Hope, and Ced Hughes. At this show, there will be art work from Infamous JeanClaude, Chalkboard, Irene Nguyen, OJ Farrar, Drew Adams, Tim Swink, Kyle Black, Jenny Hanson, and Piensa Art Company, AND live painting from local Charlotte artist, John Hairston Jr.

If that ain't enough to get you excited, VA based clothing brand, Hamilton Perkins, will also be in house with limited edition tees designed by Infamous JeanClaude.




Some great people from all around the region will be here, so don't miss out!

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, November 13, 2010
6:00 'til ....
Black Sheep
1504 Camden Road, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28203

After party next door at Common Market.

Hudson Mohawke x Ced Hughes x Infamous JeanClaude

Virginia based rapper, Ced Hughes, bravely decided to take the chaotic future beats from producer Hudson Mohawke's first album, Butter, and add his original raps over them for an EP entitled "Margarine." Infamous JeanClaude took care of the album art, which is also inspired by Butter. Make sure to give this a listen...guaranteed to put some new flavors in your ears!

Download the EP for free:
http://thecluh.com/releases/cedhughes/margarine/

TONIGHT: Infamous JeanClaude Live Art in Columbia, SC

Wow, Columbia is getting up on their culture! About time? There's been a lot of new music and art popping up in that area this year...live music stops from Two Fresh, Pretty Lights, Don't Do It, and Jerkface (who is always holding it down!!!!), plus now we got the art tip coming up:

Tonight at Mo' Betta Soul in Immaculate Consumption check out some live art from Infamous JeanClaude and live music from Day Clean...


7-10 PM
Only $3.00
933 Main Street