24th May = Dabrye & Widows! Our monthly party will treat London to Dabrye’s first UK appearance in three years, enclosed in an intimate new space. Bringing an all-out house-party aesthetic and celebrating the release of the Widows EP on Earnest Endeavours.
Michigan’s Tadd Mullinix, aka James T Cotton, aka Dabrye. A man of many names, and even more different sounds: hip-hop, acid techno cut-ups, abstract electronics. Over the last 14 years, he’s released on labels as vast as Aphex Twin’s Rephlex, Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments and of course his home Ghostly Records. It’s the sheer prolificacy that makes him stand out – it may take a Mullinix fan years to catch up with his back catalogue. But even if it is a track made 10 years ago, it’ll sound as good today, if not still ahead of its time.
As his hip hop leaning monker Dabrye, Mullinix has gained considerable praise from both the hip hop underground and electronic music press, as well as getting shine from publications ranging from Rolling Stone to The Wire.
Kutmah agrees: “As Dabrye, Tadd has created some of the most futuristic hip-hop ever made. #FREEDABRYE”
Joining Dabrye and Kutmah on the night is rap/poetry/electronic duo Widows, aka Jams and Bobby Evans, all the way from their respective hoods in New York and Los Angeles. With both members having a lengthy resume of musical achievements (including remixes for The Silversun Pickups, Neyo, Telepathy, Ton Loc, Neon Neon, and Mr. Vegas to name a few), combined with the shared accomplishments of their former project Brother Reade (including performances with Wu-Tang, The Clipse, Ke$ha, Girltalk, The Glitch Mob, No Age, Dan Deacon, Mika Miko), this pair is poised to make an everlasting mark on the art of music. Widows’ first foray will come via our Earnest Endeavours label on 28th May, marking our fourth official EE release (Jams’ “A Heartbreaking Work of Swagger & G-Ness” actually being our first). More info on that coming very soon.
Earnest Endeavours is also pleased to feature the almighty Darkhouse Fam and us, Patchwork Pirates with Chris Shen on the visuals and the Hit+Run CREW live screenprinting a limited edition series of shirts – available for the show night ONLY!
And check out Darkhouse Fam’s behind-the-scenes video, premiered on Dazed Digital and shot on location in and around Cardiff by Carlos Carneiro from London Sessions and with photographer Jasper Clarke.
Facebook event here