THE SEVENTH DAY PROJECT x RETNA

May 08 2008 . 08:16am

Featuring music by Don Chalant & Animosity x Brothaz Bent x TSL. To download this track/mp3, click here

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R-16 Korea Sparkling, Gyeonggi 2008

May 08 2008 . 04:00am

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R-16 Korea Sparkling, Gyeonggi 2008 Urban Arts Festival and World Bboy Masters Championships
The world illest mega bboy masters championships, it aims to transform the young generation’s mania culture into the ground of culture sympathy that breaks down the differenced in generation, culture, region, and sex.

Venue: SuWon Olympic Sports Complex
Date: May 31 – June 01
May 31 – Performance Battle
June 1 – Crew on Crew Battle

Artist Line up

Main R-16 Event

Stage Production Art Work By: Brent Rollins, The Seventh Letter Crew, Gun Ahn

MC: Bboy Ivan(USA), Superman Ivy (Korea)

DJ: Jus Jones (USA), Cut Nice (Holland), Renegade (UK), Light (Japan), Wreckx (Korea), Dust (Korea), YTST (Korea)

Judges: Ken Swift (USA), Cros One (USA), Storm (Germany), Maurizio (Italy), Katsu (RSC Japan)

Show Case: Salah (France), Hilty and Bosch + Coothkoo (Japan), Expression Crew (Korea), MyoSung Company (Korea), Bobster Scat + House Rules (Korea), World Wide BGirls Showcase (France, UK, Japan, Korea)

Crews (16 Crews from 15 Countries):

Hoochen Crew (Belgium), Brazil All Star Crew (Brazil), Pioneer Crew (China), Natural Effects Crew (Denmark), Pockemon (France), Funk Fellaz Crew (Germany), Funky Dope Manouvres (Holland), Unstopable Lions (Israel), Rapid Soul Moves (Italy), Turn Phrase Crew (Japan), Ghost Crew (Norway/Sweden), Top 9 (Russia), Immortal Style (South Africa), Super Crew (USA), Gamblerz Crew (Korea), and Defending Champions Rivers Crew (Korea)

Festival Events

Graffiti Expo

Artists:

– The Seventh Letter Crew World Wide (PUSH / EWOK / RIME / AROE /REYES / RISK / SABER / NORM / STEEL / SEVER / RETNA

POSE / ALOY / EKLIPS / FRAME / THE MAC / WISE / KENT PARKER / DAME)
– Wontak Crew (Korea),
– JNJ Crew (Korea)
– Mr. Koma (Korea)

Gallery Exhibition

– Joe Conzo

– Jamel Shabazz

– Korea’s own Robot Taekwon – V Figure Exhibition

Out Door Stage

May 31 14:00 – 17:00

MC: MC GO and MC J-ROM

DJ: DJ Renegade (UK), DJ YTST (Korea)

UK Championships Korea elimination 2 on 2 Locking Preliminary

Judges – You and Jin of Hilty and Bosch Japan

Battle of the Year We Bgirlz 2 on 2 Korea elimination

Judges – Hong 10 (Korea), Flavor Roc (France), Valetine (France)

June 01 14:00 – 17:00

MC: MC GO and MC J-ROM

DJ: DJ Renegade (UK), DJ YTST (Korea)

UK Championships Korea elimination solo Popping Korea Preliminary

Judges – Kei and Gucchon of Cothkoo Japan

Media Coverage (On Air)

Korea – KBS, KBSN + 4 other Channels

World Wide (4 Hours of R-16 Contents will be aired on following countries)
KBS WORLD-USA, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Sri-Ranka, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Slovakia, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Finland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, South Africa, Nigeria, + 22 Middle east countries (total of 53 countries)

Euro Sports 2 – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Turkey, Sweden, Vatican State (total of 46 countries)

Euro Vision – France (NRJ 12, W9, Virgin 17, Game one), Germany (Premier), UK (Bravo), Spain (Vogecable), Switzerland (TSR), Finland (Canalplus), South Africa (TM Sports)

Asia – TBA
 
Publications Invites –
URB, VIBE, Streetwear Today, KDU/The Royal, Swindle, BPM, Vapor, Theme, Dazed & Confused, Wax Poetics, Staf, Lodown, iMeem.

For more information: www.r16korea.com

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Public Service Announcement From Ron English And Saber

May 07 2008 . 08:43pm

An exciting phone call came into the Saberone Studio. Ron English was coming to Los Angeles to do some guerrilla billboard work and wanted Saber to be involved.

Ron English is one of the most technically superior oil painters today. His distortion of pop culture gives us a clear vision of reality. He will always hold my respect for this and for the work he’s put in on the public level.

The billboard of choice is on the west side of La Cienega, just south of Airdrome in Mid City, a prime location. First Ron put up the bill, then Saber did his thing.

With the ladders, spray paint, rollers, wheat glue, etc., and it took a couple hours. They did it in the middle of the day, and somehow got away with it. And it looks great lit up at night.

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Saber Paints LA Weekly Mural

May 07 2008 . 08:26pm

LA Weekly has moved their offices to a new building on Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City, and invited Saber to paint a large mural in the lobby.

I took this photo of downtown Los Angeles from the roof top of the famous Taft building on the corner on Hollywood and Vine. It came out a little blurry so I thought it was a perfect reference for an abstract painting of LA, and this was the perfect place to paint it.

At first Saber had some trouble with the stiff shirts not understanding his vision. “I felt I had to bring some raw elements into the mural, like the hand-style border, to balance out the new modern template that’s been imposed by the new owners from Phoenix”.

Predictably, after the completion of the piece everyone was pleased.

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ESTEVAN ORIOL x EL MAC x RETNA x JOLI collabo

May 06 2008 . 03:07am

 

photos below by JuiceBox

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