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Stephen Hindman of the Golden Filter and G.
On June 26, 2010 at the launch party for the Creators Project at Milk Studios in New York, I met the electronic duo The Golden Filter. They have made many of my favorite remixes including “We Are The People” by Empire of the Sun, “New in Town” by Little Boots, “Lay It Down” by Peter Bjorn and John and their solo album “Voluspa,” which was released earlier this year, is pretty awesome as well. They were doing a DJ set which I also enjoyed and as the Golden Filter took turns mixing, I met both Stephen Hindman and Penelope Trappes, and they were both really cool. Thanks so much and looking forward to lots more great music!
Penelope Trappes of The Golden Filter and G.
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Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian and G.
On June 26, 2010 at the launch party for the Creators Project at Milk Studios in New York, I met Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian. Neon Indian’s “Psychic Chasms” made a lot of critics best albums of 2009 list and it features the song “I Should Have Taken Acid With You,” which in my opinion is one of the best song titles of all time. Neon Indian was super cool and I thank him for the great music and for being super cool!
Photos by G.
Luke Jenner of The Rapture and G
On June 26, 2010 at the loading dock of Milk Studios in New York, the Rapture played a 40 minute set for the launch party for The Creators Project. It was my first exposure to their music and I loved what they heard. The dance/punk band played “House of Jealous Lovers” and “Get Yourself Into It,” but did not play any tracks from their rumored 2010 summer release. After they finished their awesome set, I met lead singer Luke Jenner of The Rapture and he was totally cool. Thanks Luke. You’ve turned me into a fan and I am looking forward to your next release.
See two more pictures of The Rapture live after the jump.
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Yo-Landi Vi$$er of Die Antwoord and G.
Moments after South African satirical rap group Die Antwoord made their New York debut, I met the band. They played the Creators Project Launch party at New York’s Milk Studios and unfortunately, I was unable to attend the performance as I was off seeing Interpol in a different section of the building. Die Antwoord is Afrikaans for “the answer.” The answer to the question “how cool are they to fans” is “very cool.” As you can see from the above photo, Yo-Landi Vi$$er of the group was amazingly cool and as you will see below, Watkin Tudor Jones aka Ninja was also extremely nice.
Watkin Tudor Jones aka Ninja of Die Antwoord and G.
You might be wondering why Ninja was making this strange face in the photo? I had taken the initial photo and he didn’t realize my camera had two flashes, so he moved and the first photo came out blurry. When I explained that to him, he was truly horrified (as you can see in his expression) and he quickly corrected the situation.
I emplore you to check out Die Antwoord’s music because for lack of a better term, it’s totally rad!
Thanks again to Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja for rockin’ and for being totally cool!
Photo by G.
On June 26, 2010, I saw singer M.I.A. rehearsing for her “secret show” at the Creators Project launch party event at Milk Studios in New York. Though I’ve heard her name being mentioned a lot in the blog-o-sphere a lot, I’d never heard her music before seeing her rehearsal (and I was thoroughly unimpressed with what I heard). As soon as she walked off the stage, I asked to take a photo with her and she told me that because she wasn’t wearing any make-up (which judging by the above photo – it would not make any difference!), she would put on some make-up, be right back and come find me to take a photo with me. Yeah right!
Let me just remind you M.I.A. that real superstars such as Keifer Sutherland, Amy Winehouse, Chris Martin, Lady Gaga and Mr. Brainwash were more than happy to oblige for a photo with a fan. I completely understand that a famous personality does not owe a fan the time of day and in such cases, they can just refuse instead of lying and thinking that story wouldn’t end up on the internet. Please feel free to forward, though I suspect that M.I.A.’s own name is a prediction of her own fate as to where she’ll end up in the universal mind with the music she makes.
M.I.A. is a L.I.A.R. and she has a permanent home in the According2g Hall of Shame.