“The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”
Sup Cole World!!!
Hope everything is everything and you are having a wonderful holiday season :0). In this blog i will introduce you to Austin’s own Dirtbags Inc a very unique group of artist who i had a chance to recently sit down and interview , ENJOY!
1) How did the name “Dirtbags” come about?
DB- The name “Dirtbags” came from me and my friend, we always used to be like man that’s some dirtbag shit you did right there. ha. It was a term that you really don’t hear anymore. I mean, I like to do dirtbag shit.. I like to drink, women, party, get trashed.. etc. What I am doing is taking something negative and making it into a positive.2) What do most folk assume its about before you even tell them the meaning?DB-I had one person, be like, what is dirtbags?? it doesn’t sound appealing, especially to women. I just ha said “Positive People Positve Outcomes” that usually turns everybody’s frown upside down. #dirtbags
3) Share with us the type of music “Dirtbags Inc” is trying to push out to your fan base and future fan base?
DB- *Candace Bellamy(rnb/soul) *Noah Swords King of the Deathmatch (hiphop/veganrap/hipster) as well as our other artist *Qlee and *Cutta
4)As you know SXSW (South By South West) is one of the BIGGEST events in Austin,TX and even the world. Do you have plans to showcase any of your artist in upcoming SXSW events?
DB-YES!! We will definately be on a few showcases for SXSW.
5) Ive actually heard one of QLee’s mixtapes. It was dope, what’s he working on at the moment?
DB-Thanks. Qlee is actually working on another mixtape. He finished up 1..2 many mornings a few months ago, 1..2 many mornings is coming out soon. This mixtape is going to be real special. He has a Core DJ from Austin, TX. DJ Hella Yella whom did a terrific job on the mixtape. It was definately great having him aboard this project. The “mysterious girl” video is going to be shot here in the next few weeks. That is going to be something to be on the look out for. It’s different, sexy, unique, mysterious, classy just a bundle of greatness waiting for your eyes.6) Anything else you would want our veiwers to know about Dirtbag Inc? Also where can they keep updated with your movement?DB- “Positive People Positive Outcomes” 3PO Dirtbags INC is not a label or a group. All of the artists I represent are independent. www.twitter.com/dirtbaglife www.facebook.com/dirtbagsinc www.youtube.com/Thedirtbaglife I have a website that is under construction right now. www.dirtbaglife.org For all booking, info and features contact firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck out the video below from one of Dirtbags artist QLee
Last night Yvonne and I attended the Wax Poetics Records Showcase presented by Skullcandy, a monthly showcase teaming renowned DJs and Wax Poetics recording artists. Last night’s show, held at Le Poisson Rouge, featured one of my favorite artists of all times, Erykah Badu aka DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, and Adrian Younge and his new band, Venice Dawn. Clearly Erykah and Adrian have tons of fans in NYC because at 10:30pm, 30 minutes before the doors opened, the line was 3 people wide all the way around the block–wow!
The show kicked off with local DJs warming up the room….
Then came Adrian Younge and Venice Dawn. And wow, they blew me away! Their energy was crazy. They jumped on stage with their grey retro suits and killed it with a fierce performance from beginning to end. Their style is an eclectic fusion of psychedelic soul, rock, and funk, utilizing a variety of instruments from the flute to a keyboard called a Selene! The band will release a new album, Something About April, this fall through Wax Poetics Records and I can’t wait for it!
Front man Adrian Younge
For the finale, Erykah Badu appeared as her alter ego, Lo Down Loretta Brown, tearing up the 1s and 2s. I would have loved to hear that voice of hers, but it was cool seeing her do her DJ thing!
Check out video of Erykah Badu in action. (P.S. I love the rings she had on!!)
Thanks to Wax Poetics and Skullcandy for a great event!