Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cut-N-Paste! It's a Mashed Up World!

Friday, february 27, doors @ 8PM; $6

Mashup (music), the musical genre encompassing songs, which consist entirely of parts of other songs- Wikipedia, Jan. 2009

WELCOME TO REMIX CULTURE.

Do The Deed Productions launches a new event featuring artists of mashup and remix culture.

From live mashup music to dueling VJs, the first Cut-n-Paste event gets the party started RIGHT:

Britany vs. Led Zepplin, Fat Boys vs. the Muppets, and the Black Eyed Peas vs. Green Eyed Lady are just a small sampling of what these mashup pioneers, The Evolution Control Committee (Illegal Art, Seeland), perform when you, the audience, spin their Wheel Of Mashup -- one wheel lands on the music; the other wheel lands on the vocals.

TradeMark G. mashes it up instantly using the VidiMasher 3000, an insane video mashup screen hacked from Nintendo Wii controllers. 170,000 YouTube viewers can't be wrong (okay, maybe they can... it's YouTube after all).

Moldover (Warper) arrives from Brooklyn and infects the Bay Area with Controllerism -- think "turntablism" with MIDI controllers. He's made plenty, from the Octamasher (Maker Faire, etc.) to his own live mashup instrument (mashed up from other instruments!). Watch in awe as Moldover plays cuts from his upcoming album: "Say It" "Moldover's work defies genre categorizations and while contunially stretching the limits of his own creativity, caries the theme of making music more accessible and interactive."

Bon Dü Rant is a hot digital DJ new to the Bay Area. Bringing his own eclectic blend of booty shaking music, he's an up and coming force in the Bay Area music scene. His dance music and mashup mixes are grooving people on the dance floor twice weekly at Club Vertigo where he also hosts the monthly party, Bangers and Mashups.

Additional audio, video, and new media installations by local artists Adam Hatch, Jsun McCarty, Renetta Sitoy, Jonny Shroeder, Kristen Van Patten exploring the tactics of the cut and paste, will be on display and projected throughout the gallery, highlighting the common ability these artists share to playfully mix and match data from multiple sources into one dynamic entity.