FEATURED ARTIST 


ONE OVER

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One Over is a young Tech House producer / DJ from Northampton, England. Making driving rolling bass with groovy and skippy percussion. He has had releases on Max Chapman's Resonance Records and other label's such as Format Music and HIPPIES Records. Being in the scene approaching 3 years he has had some great support on his music and release with downloads and feedback from huge artists such as Jamie Jones, Steve Lawler, Marco Carola and more! Holding summer residencies at clubs in Ibiza such as Sankeys & EDEN there is sure to be a massive future ahead for One Over.

INSTAGRAM: @ONE_OVER_YOU

https://www.facebook.com/oneoveryou/

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ACID BATH

My name is Davon Foots, sometimes known as Acid Bath in the art scene, i gave myself this nickname because my work had heavy drug influences mainly psychedelics, opiates and some good trees, I liked this name also because it always draws attention and keeps people curious and wondering.

I used to do a lot of colorful collage and mixed media illustration, but as of recent my work has take n a whole new direction, with a lot less color, i mainly focus on using black, white, red and gold. my work changed heavily as the world around me has rapidly changed and that has altered my message and vision thru art. I often sample and repurpose a lot of religious art to gain a reaction from the viewers and just to wake people up and make them question what they believe in and to go against the norm. I just hate to watch my peers and people around me lingering blindly in this world,,just believing certain things because thats what they've been told their whole life. I think it hits me more on a personal level because, throughout life I've always had hard time trusting things and need more detail to make me think a certain way. i like to remain open minded and finding the alternatives to what most think is simple and true.

Ive always been creating since I was young, but i would say I started to take it serious about 7 years ago. i always like to stay occupied because i get bored very quickly, and its also like a form of therapy for me whenever i'm angry or upset i can start creating and let out that energy in a more productive way, rather than letting things get to me and becoming self destructive. the first time i shared my work was in 2010 as a part of Oakland's first fridays, i felt extremely blessed when i got the opportunity, and i think i may be doing a final show here as a tribute for this diverse city that always showed me so much love.

I would say my main inspirations come from music and fashion, i try to relate my style to concepts and clothing projects. Im always listening deep to the lyrics in certain songs and trying to decipher a message or influence that i can also represent in my artwork. Im always inspired by poetry and religion too, i'm not a very religious person but i find religion as a subject is very interesting because of how in depth it is with details and how many different directions you can take by delving into it. its never ending!

Over the past few years I've self published 3 mixed media art and poetry books, i like to do this as a way of documenting my style and phases in my work, i do these projects to show people a piece of my world and whats going on in my mind hoping i can spark some thought or relation to my viewers. i like to show my progress and different influences over a certain period of time. my next move is to self publish 1 final project and then to have one last group show in Oakland with some good friends, local artists, and past collaborators. After this project i think i will be taking a small step back from the art scene as a whole, no more hosting, no more curating, because at this point i feel burnt out and may need to try my hand at something new while remaining creative and being able to find myself once again. i feel trapped in a dark world..filled with sex, drugs, money, and sins..when all i want to do its stick to my dreams, and break free from this nightmare.

INSTAGRAM: @ACIDBATH93  ACIDBATH93.TUMBLR.COM

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Adam Geoknotic

Geoknotic is a one man fabrication and design studio based in West Oakland's  American Steel Studios. I found an affinity for ruler and compass construction through a book about crop circles that broke them down step by step. After burning through the book I was hooked. Each time I would sit down to draw the compass would teach me something new. I spent the next 3 years only drawing with ruler compass until I came across laser cutting and instantly new I had found my next medium. I have spent the last 3 years specializing in laser cutting and engraving as a means to execute the patterns and forms I draw by hand. 

The act of bring a shapes/forms into our dimension by swinging the compass and building the framework by hand, I believe gives them greater power and intention. Each drawing is a mediation an exercise in being present. The laser allows me to take the lessons of the compass and share them in ways that would otherwise be impossible. I am so grateful for all the lessons and truths the compass has thought me.It is my goal to share them with as many as possible in the hopes that they too will be affected in profound and deeply meaningful way.

Geoknotic is currently accepting commissions and can be reached via email : Adam@geoknotic.com

also via instagram : @kcolda and @geoknotic

 


 

YAPHIET

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Born in Boston and raised in Alameda, CA. Yaphiet grew up during the G-Funk era of rap. Classics from the '90's' were the soundtrack to his childhood. His father was murdered in Oakland, CA when Yaphiet was only 3 years old. As a very young boy he turned to art as an escape. Yaphiet began his path in music taking band, starting with percussion in the 6th grade at Chipman Middle School. He soon played every percussion instrument from timpani to drum sets. In addition drums, he picked up the baritone, trombone, and trumpet  going into high school. He achieved the Most Honorable Mention award at Encinal High his freshman year before being kicked out of band. That same day, he received his first copy of FL Studio (a digital audio workstation) and a copy of Kanye West's album debut "The College Dropout" and he knew his life would change for ever. He unofficially started Internal Records two years later in 2006 after producing for a number of rappers at his school and hasn't looked back since. Yaph has a very versatile sound, a blend of 90s HipHop/RnB with a contemporary feel.