A couple of months ago I went to America on tour with the biiiiig homey, Chllngr aka Steve Borth aka Stevezey aka Saxophone Messiah and we played about 12 pretty shitty paying but fun gigs in San Fransisco, LA, El Paso, Boise (the white supremacy capital of the US), Seattle, Portland, San Diego and about 4 at SXSW in Austin...most of the shows we played we did in conjunction with out LA homeys Rainbow Arabia. The tour was peaceful after that much traveling together you might expect some epic weirdness but all in all it was a good family affair.
Best memories...We opened for Puff Daddy at the Fader Fort (and didnt stop talking about him for the next couple days). We ate tons of tortillas, nachos, enchilladas and quesedillas...stayed with a Texas drug dealer(unbeknownst to us)... driving through Colorado mountain ranges...being in a partytruck with some 10 insane Oakland arthippies, including an asian gyal hat designer who was wearing one of her creations, a hat made up of 10 little hats spread all over her head...aftermath of Trash Talk at Fader Fort...producing songs with Steve in the back of the car(songs that are makingf up my Spoek Mathambo debut on SubPop)...shooting the 'Drunk Like That' music video in Brooklyn with Cerebral Vortex which'll be out soon enough.
The funniest/weirdest thing about SXSW:
ALL PICS BY MY MANAGER JULIE VERGEZ
Driving, driving, we supposedly cleared about 8000km...some fun, some crazy, a lot scarey with paranoid Steve checking local laws on open container et al on his iPhone.
This is Stevezy aka Chllngr
Emeka of GCTC swagging the fuck out, before we hit the midnite pizzaria and saw some fixed gear bike dude fighting in the street...definately contender for one of teh funnest nights!! Seaeeeeeeatle
At emily's house, who can be seen throwing up dueces behind my head whiles her man is faaast asleep behind us...about an hour later he had to go, 'Emily...come on...you gotta get to sleep...COME ON'...we were having two much fun. They were both incredibly nice hosts!
You know what I was thinking...mexxxxxxxxxicanfood!!
Still at Emily's house
Still at Em's house...producing beats on the blowup!!
At the Sub Pop office...I just signed the deal and am gasssssssssed!!
'Ei, this is Stevezy...I think the track needs more flavour'
Saxophone Messiah...we definately brought a lot of flavour on this tour with that horn!!
Hangin with the Rainbow Arabia familia
and now for a commercial break: