Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1-O.A.K show this Thursday, March 4th!

The Freshman of the Honor Roll is getting down this Thursday March 4th in San Francisco at Coda Jazz Supper Club. He's gonna be performing new songs off his upcoming EP and doing some special covers, cuz he's the shit, and he can do that.

It's sure to be a blast, and there may be some surprises in store.

Be there, or be an L7.

And to hip you to game, Whiz dropped this jewel of info on the HNRL blog:

"Last month 1-O.A.K.'s remix of Little Dragon's "Blinking Pigs" was selected by the group themselves as the winner of Filter Magazine's remix contest. But when I thought about it, the irony of the remix being named "God Made Me Funky" could have been obvious to most crate diggers who might have instantly recognized the break, but there is a deeper irony. The reason being is that "God Made Me Funky" was originally recorded by Herbie Hancock's Headhunters as the music for a radio commercial for famed Oakland BBQ joint Everett & Jones. The legend has it that once the commercial started airing people liked it so much they began to request it thinking it was a song instead of a commercial. And as with 1-O.A.K.'s remix, it's the deep funk of the drums that makes the song go. Those are the drums of Oakland's own and Headhunters' drummer Mike Clark, who confirms this story in his interview in the Wax Poetics Issue #28. Town Business indeed!"

Mike Baker the Bike Maker

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