James Roper processes the chaos of urbanity with his multilayered drawings. A simultaneous ode and social criticism, his latest body of work fixates on a cast of archetypical LA residents — an artist, a porn star, a gang member, a homeless “bag lady,” a celebrity publicist, etc. Roper’s exhibition “The Insceding Spiral” recently closed at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco — his first solo show in two years. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
My Dry Wet Mess - Laptop Lapdance EP
FG003 (12” & digital) released 7th July 2014
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Italian producer My Dry Wet Mess, aka Giovanni Civitenga, is a name that has resonated in the world of left field/beats since it’s exciting fledgling years. Though his father is the bass player for Ennio Morricone’s orchestra and a studio guitarist on numerous Italian records, from a young age Gio was drawn towards hip hop. Having released albums on Daedleus’ Magical Properties and Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder, Fine Grains present his debut vinyl release - ‘Laptop Lapdance’. The EP comes equipped with remixes by Hyperdub’ Ikonika, Dam Mantle and Auntie Flo.
Support from Gilles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft (BBC R6), B.Traits & Rob Da Bank (BBC R1).
1. Twos Too
2. Nailed Scale
3. Eyelids’ Secrets
5. Nailed Scale (@auntie-flo remix)
6. Nailed Scale (@dammantle remix)
7. Eyelids’ Secrets (@ikonika Scenario Adjustment remix)
8. Eyelids’ Secrets (@ikonika Shy remix)
My Dry Wet Mess ‘Infinito’ video by Florence To
Mastered: Sam at Precise I Design: Alexander Horne I Distribution: Rubadub & Phonofile
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