Venezuelan-born Miguel Depedro, aka Kid606, has spent most of his life polishing his tastes and skills in music, which remain so varied there ought to be a picture of him in the dictionary next to the verb genre-bending (as soon as that term makes it into the dictionary). His Tigerbeat6 imprint based in San Francisco reflects this versatility, showcasing electronic, punk, hip-hop, dancehall, bass, jungle, and everything in between.Read more »
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No one knows the business of toys better than Kidrobot, the creator and retailer that turns urban street trends into collectible art, toys, and apparel. Add books to that list now, as the company has just released I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion. Written by Kidrobot founder and creative director Paul Budnitz, the book is a visual history that examines designer toys' decade-long rise to fame and includes artists like Frank Kozik, Mori Chack, Dalek, and others. Copies are limited, so pick one up today.
Lille, France's trio Dat Politics grab their laptops and head stateside this month, for a tour with computer country diva Kevin Blechdom that starts in the Bay Area and ends there too. Blechdom released her latest solo album Eat My Heart Out in 2005 on Chicks On Speed. Meanwhile, Dat Politics have been hard at work with Wow Twist which, according to their press statement explores "weirder angles and more foreign geometrics than most mathematicians experience in pursuit of a degree." Intrigued?Read more »
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