Monthly Archives: September 2010

UPDATE: Major Lazer came, rocked. + the flyest puppetz are coming, can’t wait.

MAJAAA LAZAAAAA!

(photos courtesy of  Beijing’s (maybe the world’s) most magical photographer Von Niederhouser )

in 4 de kill (pon de floor)

(Dancing. Dancing.) Groove 2 da riddum!

Dancing. Dancing. Move 2 de riddum

"We need 5-6 girls to please come up on the stage...?" Yeah...right that worked.

Wordy Cut Cut Cut it up.

… and that’s how you rock a party in Beijing.. all for free too.

Just don’t get me started on the wrist bands….

More on that later, NOW we talk about the puppets.

Puppet Hip Hop Hits Yugong Yishan

Puppetmastaz – October 1

Mr Maloke is the head creature of German Muppets-style hip-hop collective Puppetmastaz. No, really. Find out how he pulls the strings

Who are your main influences, as both puppets and rappers?
‘For rappers, I like the more freaky side of hip hop: Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav and ODB – not people like Jay-Z, y’know, the more serious rappers. When it comes to other composers, I like Ludwig van Beethoven, the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey and animal sounds in general.

As for puppets, obviously I like Sesame Street and the Muppets, and all the Star Wars creatures.’

Do you think there’s been much discrimination against puppets in the music industry?
‘Well, it’s very rare that puppets make it big. Flat Eric and Mr Oizo had a breakthrough about ten years ago [with the song ‘Flat Beat’], and we called him up to see if he wanted to join Puppetmastaz. Now, Flat Eric is part of our crew.

We just want to get people to come back to a more Fraggle-inspired animal attitude. We make that happen with the live shows, but through the radio it’s not that easy to get people sweating and to transform into something animal-like.’

Animal-like, eh? I heard that puppets have an unusually high sex drive. Is this true?
‘Erm… yeah, yeah, y’know, we keep it animalistic. Generally the humans are a lot more judgmental, and us animals are more comfortable with anything happening. I mean, some of our frogs, I don’t even know how they have sex. Other members of our crew have crazy organs; I don’t even wanna talk about those.’

What about interspecies relationships? Any thoughts?
‘I wouldn’t mind. A lot of people say I look like a mole, but I think I’m more of a crocodile. People always want me to take off my hat and find out, but I’m always like: “Don’t stress me out, I am what I am; if I wanna be a crocodile, I’m a crocodile.” People sometimes think I’m a dog. I’m not a dog!’

Yugong Yishan, Friday 1 October 2010,  80RMB; 60RMB (presale).

Ross Goulding

Courtsey of Timeout Beijing

Oh yes. I will be there. You should be too.

Bizzle!

Steeze Check: Which kicks?

Need some help from the crew on this…big party coming up… which shoes should I rock? (Keep in mind, I’ll have to match some clothes with it)

UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive (Side angles added)

Purple Fresh (Nike)

Side View

Sweet Angle (Check Da Back Drop Boyeee)

Big Reds (Adidas)

What do you think?

The Purple Fresh’s are Kobe edition, not limited or custom but def fresh to death.

The Big Reds are my new pick up from The Source and are super limited edition and even have a micro chip in the tongue that can connect with computers with blue tooth and a cam. Sick.

So….speak yo mind!

Bizzle?

The Source holds :Corners: Graffiti Expo in Beijing Flagship Store

The Source is Beijing (and Shanghai’s) premier spot to get high-end hip hop gear and street wear, and ya boy Xiao Bizzle was just in there a few days ago picking up a sick new pair of kicks.

While I was there I noticed the art work around the store and was really impressed. The Source is holding a multi-city exhibition of Czech street artists (graffiti and such) with original pieces and photographs. The art is incredible and worth a look, and if your tryin’ to increase your steeze points, pick up some of the pieces for sale (and some gear while you are there….tell em Xiao Bizzle sent you, they will take good care of you!)

Here is the flier and info!

Bizzle!

*”So Fly” Video Shoot sneak peak (just girls…)++ upcoming DJ Wordy-Major Lazer show in 798?

What up, You Call That Hip Hop heads! Ya boy Xiao Bizzle has been busy reppin’ VICS every Saturday night and puttin’ together a new project that has kept me busy busy!  But, as promised, here is a sneak peak at some (PG-13 version) photos, behind the scenes at our recent video shoot for Sbazzo‘s “So Fly” music video… more videos and photos to come!

Check out the ghetto green screen! Ha, the first one (the nice one) we had wasn’t right (Ted knows best) for some reason, so we had to improvise!

Sbazzo's Fresh cut!

Tock Studios

Tock Studio's... the spot!

Dancin' next to a boss!

Yeah that camera equipment costs more than you do...

She was certainly...the uh...best...dancer

Other news: Got wind a few weeks ago of an upcoming Mad Decent show in Beijing (long story but basically I got told off via email by Diplo‘s agent…cool right?) and just today got another email alert that the show would be in 798 and is awaiting some gov’t approval for visas but should go down…

Performers include:

LIVE MUSIC BY
CSS (BR)
Major Lazer, featuring Diplo (US)
Delorean (ES)
Rebuilding the Rights of Statues (PRC)
Queen Sea Big Shark (PRC)
New Pants (PRC)
Ada (DE)
Dead J (PRC)
Sulumi (PRC)
White (PRC)

DJ SETS BY
B6 (PRC)
DJ Wordy (PRC)***
Tobias Thomas DJ (DE)
Nick Catchdubs (US)

He is the man. (even if he's not real)

My fave cartoon DJ out there

I am so pumped to see DJ Wordy‘s name up there. He has really been blowing up, and that’s great news for the local hip hop and music scene. Recently, Wordy was partying in NYC with Dame Dash, and then Dame was spotted in Beijing again a few weeks ago at YuGong Yishan’s Section 6 Party. I had a chance to talk with Dame and he was a chill ass dude.  DIPSET!

Either way, looks like late Sept. or early Oct for this show, if it happens at all.

Major LazerDJ Wordy….I am praying for a collab with these two!!! If I can get some info outta Wordy about this I will let everyone know, until then…

Bizzle!

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