11 January, 2010

Edan The DeeJay's Echo Party & Ricky Powell Slideshow (West Coast premiere!)

@stonesthrow To celebrate the release of his latest album, "Echo Party", the MC/DJ known as Edan -- one of the masters of elevating the genre of hip-hop into sonic art -- will appear in-person for an epic DJ set, as well as to present the L.A. premiere of the film Echo Party, the half-hour found footage mashup companion piece to the album (directed by Cinefamily's own Mondo maharajah Tom Fitzgerald!) For the album, Edan was granted full access to the Traffic Entertainment Group's extensive back catalogue of old-school beats 'n breaks, and after layering them with his own instrumental work, "Echo Party" emerges as an astounding, obsessive pastiche of dance, rap and punk that utilizes everything from turntables to tape echo, glockenspiel to guitar, and Moog to kazoo. Tom's accompaning film is no less dizzy, mixing Bollywood, B-boys and a barrage of abstractions á la Brakhage into an addictive full-on psychedelic brainslayer that begs for repeat viewings. As well, on the same bill is the evening's opener, photographer Ricky Powell's legendary hip-hop slideshow! Powell (author of "Public Access", "Frozade Moments" and "Oh Snap!") will present a personally curated slideshow, a journey through his archives that spans his entire career documenting stars like the Beastie Boys, Run DMC and Method Man.

Date: January 16, 2010 8:00 PM

The Cinefamily
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Price $12.00

Info Line (323) 655-2510
Website http://www.cinefamily.org

Contact Bret Berg
611 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 655-2510