Step Pepper Records invades BAAM! The Birmingham Arts & Music Festival.
MACKONE / URBANDY / LOVEISLIGHT / OMARI JAZZ / JACK VOGT / VAWTER
Spend the evening with Step Pepper at Metro Bar in historic downtown Birmingham. Live performances by MackONE, Urbandy, loveislight, Omari Jazz, Jack Vogt, with special guest deejay VAWTER spinning records. VAWTER will also be screening a preview of the new experimental film project based on his recent self-titled EP.
BAAM! The Birmingham Arts & Music Festival
Aug. 17-19, 2012
Get Tickets: http://baamfest.com/buy-tickets
Step Pepper Showcase
Fri, August 17th, 6-10pm
Metro Bar, 2125 2nd Avenue North
Check out the new Ant’lrd video above. From the forthcoming album Pop’s Lair.
HELP! Step Pepper Records has teamed up with Kickstarter to raise funds for the debut 7-inch by Ant’lrd—a new project from label contributor Colin Blanton. The album “Pop’s Lair” is filled with hazy beats, dense sound collage, and uncompromising weirdness… and we need your help pressing the 7-inch!
LISTEN to Ant’lrd: soundcloud.com/antlrd
-$5 you get a digital download of the record before it comes out
-$10 you get a copy of the record on vinyl
-$20 you get a copy of the record and 2 collage prints by Colin
-$50 gets you all of the above plus an exclusive test pressing
-$100 you all of the above, 3 collage prints, and an exclusive cassette version of “Pop’s Lair” B-sides
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!
Local Birmingham favorite Rashid Qandil has been running LOBOTOMIX for about two years now. He’s obsessed with hip hop in all the right ways, and he knows how to throw a party. I’ve been helping Rashid develop LOBOTOMIX.COM from the ground up, and we still have so much to do. Hip hop just don’t stop, ya’ll.
The Birmingham Weekly recently interviewed Rashid for their cover story “Reversing the Lobotomy: On the Frontlines of the Battle to Reclaim the History of Hip Hop”. He talks about the history of LOBOTOMIX, his love of hip hop, and why you can’t mix 89 BPM into 130 BPM. The LOBOTOMIX crew should reap a healthy amount of buzz from such an in-depth piece.
Urbandy and DJ Rashido shot some video of everyone having fun at this year’s Dilla Day celebration, an annual event that honors the life of acclaimed Grammy Award winning producer James “J Dilla” Yancey.
BamaLoveSoul and the LOBOTOMIX crew hosted the celebration at PLUM Bar downtown, an event which featured 7 deejays and helped serve as a fundraiser for the J Dilla Foundation, an organization to help develop inner-city music programs and provide scholarships to students attending schools with progressive music curricula.