The Echo & VIVA! Present
The Memories, Pheo, Dream Panther, Nikko Gray + Versis, Softest Hard (DJ)
Tue, December 29, 2015
Los Angeles, California
$14 at the Door
This Saturday, Dec 13th, New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles is hosting Michelle Guintu‘s solo art “Obsession”. Looking forward to this art show. Michelle’s artwork takes inspiration from 80’s and 90’s pop culture. Being a 90’s kid myself, I can very much appreciate her body of work. Michelle and I have similar music taste. I Pleyed a DJ set at her first art show at New Image last December. Excited to be back this Saturday Pleying a DJ set for her 2nd solo show.
MICHELLE GUINTU : OBSESSION
December 13th, 2014 – January 11th, 2015
Opening Reception Saturday, December 13th, 2014
Live Music By Alf Alpha
7pm – 10pm
7920 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Michelle Guintu‘s upcoming exhibition is titled “Obsession” and it’s not hard to see why. The artists craft sharp-edged, multimedia shrines to classic hip hop artists, pop stars and cult film characters. For Guintu, nostalgia isn’t an ironic throwback but an intense fervor, and her artworks don’t just namedrop, they deify.
“I choose subjects that I’m super familiar with and have a lot to do with my childhood,” Guintu explained to The Huffington Post. “I guess I’m attracted to those things because I love those feelings I had growing up. Like when I listen to or watch something I get that deep heart-wrenching feeling sometimes; the kind of feeling where your eyes are blank because your eyeballs are nesting in that specific memory. Not to sound weird but sometimes it makes me wanna cry. I mean who doesn’t like that nostalgic feeling? I just feel it more than the average person.”
Lucky for us, Guintu has good taste. Her subjects include ’90s royalty like Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, TLC and Lil Kim. There are also some ’80s divas in the mix like Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. Her neon-tinged, pop-influenced style has been described as “kindercore” — yes, that’s part kindergarden, part hardcore for the uninitiated. We suppose if a badass art prodigy had a soft spot for N.W.A. this is what she’d create during craft time.
While a lot of Guintu’s works are painted on canvas, some are composed of a motley jumble of media, from fabric to paper mache, effectively blurring the line between art and craft. “I hope that people can see I’m not just a painter but I can work 2D and 3D and still receive that same nostalgic feeling,” said Guintu. “Also, that art doesn’t have to be large-scale or look expensive to be rad and legit.”
Get it girl.
Guintu’s upcoming exhibition “Obsession” runs from December 13th, 2014 until January 11th, 2015 at New Image Art Gallery in Los Angeles.
Innocnts Presents A One Night Only Pop Up Gallery
Friday Feb 7th
316 N. Edinburgh Ave Los Angele, CA 90048
featuring artwork by:
Drinks by Pabst Blue Ribbon
Music by Alf Alpha
I dropped this 3 years ago featuring my early beats. I’m putting together some more beats and dropping a new beat project soon. In the meantime pley this.
Thanks for listening.
This Friday, September 20, 2013, I’ll be doing a guest DJ set at New Image Art Pop-Up @ Space 15 Twenty In Hollywood California . The show will feature art work from Skull Phone, Saner, Cleon Peterson, Yarrow Slaps, Innocnts, Cat Cult, Chad Muska, The Date Farmers, Kelsey Brooks, Maya Hayuk, Albert Reyes and more.
Come look at dope art, listen to good music, and drink free beer.
– Alf Alpha
New MOCA x Retna Video Featuring all Alf Alpha Beats!
Shout out to MOCA, Retna, and G. Lewis Heslet for producing this inspiring video.
Download the music featured in video below:
Tomorrow if your in LA, your invited to The Super Sonido BBQ at The Innocnts.
Join us at Innocnts for a casual gathering of friends, Cumbia grooves, and tacos this Sunday in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. 1pm
Sound selector Alf Alpha will be releasing limited hard copies of his new Cumbia inspired mix ~ Super Sonido ~ presented by Innocnts.
A Collection of Cumbia Grooves
Mixed by Alf Alpha
Recorded Live & Direct for your Ghetto Blaster. Super Sonido features a collection of Cumbia Grooves from around the globe.
1. Cumbia de la Cuesta del Nero – GFlux (feat. Boogat)
2. Cumbia Mamacita – Palov
3. Sol Cumbia (Dusty’s Sol Dub) – Romanowski
4. Bocanegra – Sonido Gallo Negro
5. Chase The Cumbia Devil – Tupolev Soundcrash
6. Cumbia De Los Muertos – Ozomatli
7. Sonido Del Principe – Wu Cumbia
8. La Danza De Los Mirios -Los Mirlos
9. Kick in the Kikuchi – Greenwood Rhythm Coalition VS Biggie (J-Boogie edit)
10. Cumbia Squares – DJ Lengua
11. Cumbia Brava – CUMBIASOUND
12. Yeah Remix – Usher (Don Alex Remix)
13. La Pava Congona – Andrés Landero Y Su Conjunto (Senor Sabor Remix)
14. Chica de metal – Kumbia Queers
15. Still Cumbia Tippin’ – Mike Jones Feat. Paul Wall (FDS Cumbia Chopped-Up)
16. Cumbia La Magdalena – Ocote Soul Sounds
17. Suelta La Voz – Copia Doble Systema feat. Pepita (Maffi Remix)
18. Posse on Broadway- Sir Mix A Lot (Schlachthofbronx edit)
19. Donador De organo En Tumbia – Turbo Sonidero Futuristico
20. La Danza Del Petrolero – Los Wembler’s De Iquitos
21. La Cumbia Del Hip Hop – Solares
22. Cumbia de Coachella- Alf Alpha y Los Pleyboyz (Live Rehearsal Recording)
For optimal listening enjoyment, dub to analog cassette tape and smoke indica.
– Cholo Bueno
Back in September my Friends at The Coachella Valley Art Scene invited me to help out at FYF Fest. They produced #CraftFYF which was an interactive art installation that provided concert-goers an array of DIY crafts. This art installation is similar to the one they produce every year at Coachella called The Coachella Art Studios. In addition, the CVAS curated the artwork for 3 giant sunglasses for event sponsor Chilli Beans Sunglasses.
Check out a video recap of our FYF Fest Experience.