January 31st, 2009 by Larry
Lily Allen did a cover of The Clash‘s Straight To Hell with the original song’s co-writer Mick Jones. You might recognize the intro of the original song from last year’s mainstream-ster hit, Paper Planes by M.I.A. Although Lily’s version won’t cause your friends to do this or this, it is an interesting take on a classic song.
Download: Lily Allen – Straight to Hell
January 30th, 2009 by Georgios
The Obama Poster is finally done and in the EC Online Store. Pick one up and support our new president. I’m working on some new designs this weekend so stay tuned. Sneak peeks coming soon.
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January 30th, 2009 by Ross
So this week we’ll be taking a look at the photographer Patrick O’Dell. O’Dell made his way up as a skateboard photographer for Thrasher magazine, eventually working his way up to photo editor of Vice magazine for a brief moment, and has now moved on to be the mastermind behind one of the best online television series, Epicly Later’d. If anyone out there is a fan of skateboarding or looking for something good to watch go and check out his television show. You wont be disappointed.
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January 30th, 2009 by Larry
Our friends at Blu Magazine in Charlotte launched their 5th issue that also coincided with their 1st Anniversary Party. ATL’s own, Prince Presto, was invited to DJ the event and he proudly rocked his PROCESS Dirty Bird tee that will be release in March. Check out more photos of Presto at the Blu Magazine party after the jump.
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January 29th, 2009 by Larry
Mike Germon of ThoughtMarker put me on to this track the other day. Adron (Adrienne McCann) grew up here in Atlanta honing her talents and moved off to Brooklyn. She’ll be back in town tonight playing for FREE at the Star Bar thanks to HaveYouHeard.net. I caught the Black Kids at the Star Bar at a similar kind of show last year, if that says anything.
Download: Adron – Never Leave My Room Again
January 28th, 2009 by Larry
photo by Nate Steiner
Our buddy, Stefan Kjartansson received this voice mail on his apartment call box the other day, shortly after visiting Octane Coffee. Instantly, Aaron Byrd (aka Thriller 2), who was responsible for the hit, Cops On Bikes, remixed the message into a hilarious hip-hop disaster. Too funny!
Download: Thriller 2 – Brown Sugar
January 28th, 2009 by Larry
Where are you from?
Who do you work for?
I am a Sr Designer for RazorFish. I also teach Intro to Interactive at The Creative Circus.
What are your Current Project(s)?
ATL Creatives with BergerHill, learning photography, and my 67 VW Beetle.
Who would you love to work with?
Andy Howell or Twist (Barry McGee)
If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
Well, I don’t have a lot of shoes to begin with… But, I would say my classic old skool Vans.
What’s on your iPod right now?
The battery is dead, so I am not sure. Last train ride home it was DWYCK by GangStarr.
What’s your Favorite ATL food?
My Wife and I have been enjoying Noodle in College Park.
What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
I am a total introvert, so I would have to say my home office.
What are your Pet Peeves?
Lack of ambition, and spoiled rich kids that think the world owes them a favor.
My wife Amanda, and all Atlanta friends. My skateboarding pals from back in the day that I have since lost touch with. Keep shredding.
January 27th, 2009 by Larry
I almost drove off the bridge by Philips Arena the other day when I reached over to turn up the radio (Georgia State University’s WRAS 88.5 to be exact) because I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Classic Pink Floyd melodies and riffs remixed with hip-hop! The Massachusetts-based hip-hop outfit, The Problemaddicts had apparently been influenced enough by the stoner-ific activity, Dark Side of the Rainbow (that involves syncing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with the movie, The Wizard of Oz) that they made a concept album about it. The album is called The Dark Side of Oz and this is one of the better tracks off that creative effort.
Download: The Problemaddicts – Breathe feat. Agent 23 & Adam Strange
January 26th, 2009 by Jorge
photo by Jorge Menes
A lot a people haven’t met me and don’t know who the hell I am. So for the record, I am the infamous, silent member of the EC crew. I am “the other George” but it’s spelled J-o-r-g-e. I am currently stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, on a little base called Panzer Kaserne. The U.S. acquired this bombed out ‘tank base’ from the 3rd Reich in 1946. Its home to about 120 Marines and is a great place to be. In March 2008, I got word that Marine Corps Headquarters had decided to create a new Marine Component Command to support ongoing missions in Africa. As the weeks went by, my office was tasked with the creation of the new command’s emblem. I thought it would be a great opportunity for EC to show its diversity.
So being the non-designer that I am, I promptly volunteered our boy, Larry Luk, who I worked with closely throughout the process. The first step was briefing Larry on the history U.S. heraldry design. After a few exciting weeks with countless tweaks and revisions with the Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Forces Africa (MARFORAF) had a new mark.
The arrangement of graphic elements and the use of colors all have special significance in the design. For instance, the famous Eagle, Globe, and Anchor had to be present, yet it couldn’t overlap the continent of Africa for political reasons. Also, it was important to incorporate the official Marine colors of Scarlet and Gold.
It was a wonderful experience for EC. This mark will be carried by MARFORAF for many years to come, and will be the symbol for honor, courage, and commitment to the USA and our African partners.
Its not often that one sees the Chinese, Greeks, and the Cubans all working together for the greater good. Here at EC, it’s the norm. While being Cuban can sometimes catch a few laughs from ‘The Birthday Boyz’ on the El Bar dance floor, being a full-time Marine is a bit tougher, yet I’m proud to have had the opportunity to involve my boys in the other very important aspect of my life. Semper Fi!!
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January 24th, 2009 by Larry
Earlier this week I caught wind of the hotness that is the Dekalb Police Deptartment’s website. The minute your browser pulls up the site, it immediately starts playing one of many lo-fi crunk beats on loop. I enjoyed the website’s soundtracks so much that I sent the link out to lots of friends and received responses such as “Only in ATL…” and “omg this is awesome”. Unfortunately, the DCPD realized that their website was an internet sensation for the wrong reasons and has since taken the music off of their site, but not before nerdcore-rapper, ytcracker, could got a hold of them. He’s since created a six track album where he and his posse drop lyrics to the beats that were previously hosted on the DCPD website. Each song is named after the web URL where the lyric-less track was originally hosted. Don’t believe me? Get the full story here.
Download: ytcracker – http://www.dekalbpolice.com_index_home.html