Over the years of creating events
we have had the incredible good fortune and privilege to work
with an astounding number of amazingly talented artists in all
spheres. These innovators have been our collaborators in creating
visionary celebrations, magical adventures, and twisted tribal
wonderlands. They have helped to consistently take Do LaB experiences
to the next level.
Recently we have been hearing from a good number of the djs
and artists we work with at the LaB about all the fresh masterpieces
they've been cooking up. So much tasty new music and art is
being produced or recorderd in our community that it got us
thinking there was an opportunity to make something really dynamic
with all this creative output. And so the idea for creating
the Do LaB Artist Network email blast was born. A way for us
to share all the amazing creativity we see going on all around
us with the whole community.
We are proud to present the innaugural, Winter 2007 issue of
The Do LaB Artist Network email blast, and look forward to bringing
you all the freshest of the fresh haps in music, art, and a
whole lot more in the coming seasons.
After being on the road for the better part of seven years
without the wax, Fall 2006 marked a turning point for The
Yard Dogs: the release of their first CD. For the first
time you can now experience the infamous Road Show's special
brand of sonic voodoo in an even more intimate setting.
Take the Yard Dogs home with you and enjoy all your favorite
characters and sounds in this new fancy digital format.
The featured track is one classically used during a skit
where Tobias the Mystic Man hammers a nail into his head
via his nose...ouch!!!
With numerous projects going at once Rara Avis has been
confined to the studio lately. Along with two new down-tempo
albums out with Desert Dwellers, the prolific composer is
also currently working on a remix album for Grammy-nominated
singer Jai Uttal, and busily bending genres with a full-length
dance album from Shaman's Dream. The cure for the recording
studio restlessness will be a North American tour planned
for the Spring, with Asia and Europe to follow in the Fall.
The featured track is off of Six Degrees' Global Chill "Eden"
Flowers of Wraith is the new collaboration between Random
Rab and Kitty-D under the Glitch Mob label. The duo's featured
track is a preliminary performance version of Aftermathmatics.
By layering slow tempos, deep bass lines, minimal melodies,
vocal illusions, and voodoo song structure the resultant
experience is a perfect blend of these two artists' styles.
This song has just been picked up by Interchill and has
a tentative release scheduled in September. Until then,
enjoy this truly one-of-a-kind version.
The funky, jazzy, groove your body, duo of Rich Alick and
Paul Newman are at this very moment hard at work on their
next album. The featured track, Last Ride, is fresh out
of the studio, and features Max Hembd on trumpet, Josh Salsbury
on trombone, and the sexy vocal stylings of Fernanda Karolys.
As they continue to expand their sonic horizons, the scope
of their live shows is evolving as well. With the world-class
break dance troupe Elastic Illusions as their collaborators,
Helios Jive's vision for the future is nothing short of
creating a whole new kind of performance-multimedia experience.
2007 finds David Starfire pushing all kinds of musical boundaries.
From adding live music performance element to his sets—New
Year's Eve saw him holding it down on the bass guitar and
electronic hand drums while DJing!—to new dubstep
collaborations with FreQ Nasty. What's next? Finishing up
an original CD, adding even more live instruments to his
sets, and producing remixes and music for TV and film. The
featured track is a mid-tempo grinder that offers a taste
of what you'll find on the new CD.
BreakBeat Buddha's been hard at work on his debut album
Mind Bombin, an explosive fusion of dance-floor grind,
social commentary, underground style and seductive sound,
forged in the fires of dance floors worldwide. Drawing
on diverse genres to convey his dance-floor dissent, from
Hip Hop and IDM, to Dancehall and Drum & Bass, he gives
face to the movement and voice to the underground sound.
This release is brimming with stellar performances from
Black Light, Anahata, Soul Eye, and Shugga Sherm, alongside
collaborations with Lorin Bassnectar and Eshalon. The full
version of the featured track is newly completed January
2007, and features Black Light.
The story of how Luis Sanchez and Lucent Dossier met is a tale of love at first sight. It happened at the Six Degrees Art Festival in 2005, where Dream Rockwell and Shrine, the troupe's Director, one of its founding performers respectively, fell in love with the Mexican-born artist's paintings, and Luis, in turn, fell in love with the Dossier's performance. As legend has it, after disappearing to a farm in Kansas for six months Luis returned to Los Angeles just in time to present his evocatively distinct vision of the troupe at Lucent Delirium. His featured artwork is from this series.