Daily Archives: October 18, 2010

Kanye West album cover BANNED from the US

A collaboration with artist/director Mark Brambilla and New York artist George Condo Kanye had them design his album art for his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Mark Brambilla was the brains behind Kanye’s creatively designed, “POWER” music video.

As far as this album cover is concerned, I don’t really see the big deal here whatsoever. What happened to “art” and the impact it has on the world. Apparently multiple distributors denied sales of the album, with some mention of Wal-Mart’s involvement. The album is supposed to be him and what he called, his “phoenix.” Kanye had referenced to past album art work with nudity by Nirvana, David Bowie, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and John Lennon. If the people don’t like the artwork then don’t buy it. It’s absolutely hilarious that distributors think they can make an impact on the exposure of a product. I’ve seen this album cover about 3000 times today!!! I wouldn’t have seen it that many times in my whole life if this hadn’t happened, which is kind of counterproductive from their eyes.

-Mark G. Valente | Online Marketing Director | @MarkwithMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Broken Fingaz – Graffiti Stop Motion [VIDEO]

Ew!! These guys are disgusting!

First animation clip from Tant and Unga of the “broken fingaz crew” from Israel.

Music by Boreta and edIT of The Glitch Mob


Venetian Snares – “Gentleman” – Live Drums [VIDEO]

This guy is serious!

Venetian Snares


Gravity – Band Review – Electronica/Funk/Awesomeness

The Electronica/Trip Hop/Funk band Gravity out of Denver, Co is a MUST see live, however if you can’t get out to the Mile High City just yet, hearing their stuff online is just as satisfying..almost.


Brian Cornell – Keys

Mark Cooley – Guitar / Live Production

Moe Valez – Bass / Synth Bass

Tynan Olsen – Drums

One of the reasons I like Gravity so much is their experimental nature. They play around with a number of different genres and like to blend them together to form something completely different. The result is an energy-packed feel good explosion that will have you head bumping all day.

These guys are on the cutting edge for sure. One could easily describe their sound as electro-funk, but then I think they’d be missing out on the bigger picture. Their music ultimately represents a higher form of creative expression that is something all it’s own. It is really an awesome experience that I recommend everyone check out. This band is ILL!

You can find Gravity’s tour schedule here. Also look out for Gravity’s upcoming EP entitled Fire Sermon. It will be available for free sometime in the coming weeks. You will be able to download it for FREE on their website and you can stay updated by liking them on their Facebook page.

Here’s a sneak peak track off of their upcoming EP. This track is called Virga, which means an observable streak of precipitation that falls from a cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground. This track is disgusting!

Gravity – “Virga”

Interview w/ Gravity:

Reviewed by: Dante Cullari Founder & CEO Beat-Play LLC