Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Meles Meles Meles


Great things come from Meles Meles! Here's their third release by El Buho .
The great cover work is done by the fantastic Fuchsia MacAcree

and to celebrate they have made the past two EPs available for no strings download and all downloads on Meles Meles will be free from now on.


Here's one of the tracks featured on XLR8R. Click here to read the article.

Bio
Originally from a small town in the hills of northern England, Robin Perkins (El Buho) received a musical awakening on Glasgow's sticky dancefloors and became obsessed with Latin American music during a year spent living in Buenos Aires. 

Currently living in Amsterdam, Perkin's music is inspired by a fusion of folkore with electronica, organic and electronic, mixing samples with found sounds, synths with cut up vocals and booming subs. Direct inspiration comes from cumbia rhythms, folklore andino, deep, spacey electronic music (be it techno, rootsy dubstep or hip-hop etc.)

On The EP:

Y (which means water in Guarani and Tupi - two languages with indigenous roots still spoken in Paraguay and Brazil) was inspired by life in Amsterdam, a city surrounded by water (canals, rivers, constant raindrops), the very particular environment this creates and the way it influences life in the city. It is a homage to raindrops on rooftops, bike tires through puddles, the splashing of boats, ripples moving softly across the water and rivers trickling on. It sits somewhere between Autumnal grey skies and rivers falling down andean mountainsides.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

DamnFineDublin



 Myself, Eric Greene, Kim Willoughby and BLOCKT are putting this event on and need your help!

WHAT?
Imagine if Dublin had a brand-new screen-printing studio? One that was open to the public. A damn fine affordable place to print. A place to channel your inner Andy Warhol and create a limited edition masterpiece, screened with your own bare hands.

HOW?
That all sounds mighty fine. But how does Dublin acquire such a damn fine print studio?
Well, funny you should ask, because that's where you come in. We are planning one mega screen-printing spectacular in BLOCK T, Smithfield, to help us raise some much-needed funds.

INTERESTED?
We want to bring together Dublin’s damn finest creatives -- people just like you. This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS to be a part of our screen-printed spectacular event.
A limited number of artists will be exhibited on the night with 30 signed editions of each print on sale.

WHY?
Because a Damn Fine Print studio ain’t cheap and we can’t print money….just yet.

THE BRIEF
Here's what we’re looking for:
Submit a piece of artwork in your own style inspired by the words ‘DAMN FINE DUBLIN’. Take from this what you will. It could be a stand-alone piece or a collaboration, whether you are a Artist, Illustrator, Photographer, Writer, Designer or any other creative specimen.

Poster size A3
2 Colours maximum (Black plus 1 other colour: Yellow, Red, Blue)
We will hand screen print your image on 250gsm naturalis white card.
Please send your submission as a high-res jpg along with two separate high-res colour layers to.

The official deadline is 26th October. Any technical questions, drop us a line at damnfineprint@blockt.ie

A new DAMN FINE print studio @ BLOCK T. Be part of it, make it happen!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Screen Prints














Some screen prints I'd been working on before Christmas