2FACED1.com shows one persons two different faces in photos;
Persona 1: WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS
Persona 2: WHAT YOU FEAR TO BE CONSIDERED AS
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes and inner fears of getting misunderstood by the surroundings. Thoughts that every thinking modern day person does reflect upon. We're asking every day people from an innercity context where old categories as ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class are reassessed, why they choose to look like they do. We’re diggin' deep, peeling off garments, codes and attributes. We’re searching for transnational identities - is the conclusion that we choose whoever we want to be today?!
A 2FACED1 STATE OF MIND
A 2FACED1 is highly aware of existing stereotypes related to your own ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class. You’re trying to avoid them but sometimes also play with them to make people think twice about who you are. Two faced doesn’t mean anything negative here, it explains the double folded view you have on identity if you’re not the existing norm. Self awareness is a gift, because it also helps you to understand other peoples situations better. To be a 2FACED1 is to have the feet in different worlds, be able to move between them but feel rather at home in that space in between. You've stepped out of your comfort zone and has become one of the new identities where ol' categories are mashed up and rootlessness and non-given identity just means major possibilities.
2FACED1 is a state of mind, 2FACED1.com is a display-window for this mindset and the network of 2FACED1 includes all of you progressive non-stereotypes with a double perspective on identity.
Decida - Editor, Founder, Creative Director (Stockholm) Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg) Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London) Pernilla Philip - Design (Amsterdam)
WATCH THE WHOLE VIDEO / LISTEN TO THE WHOLE SONG...I JUST REMEMBERED WHAT A FUCKING PHENOMINAL PRODUCER MACHINE DRUM IS...AND THAT HE USED TO WORK A LOT WITH THEOPHILUS LONDON...I'MNA GO DIG UP THOSE EPS/MIXTAPES LIKE *JAM*
PLUS THEY LINKED UP WITH GREMS ON THIS ONE...GREMS ALWAAAAAAAAAAYS HAS THE FRESHEST VIDEOS...STANDARD. HERE'S ANOTHER SICK SLICE
THE LAST VERY LONG TIME IN KWAITO HAS BEEN ALL ABOUT THE SWAGGED OUT DURBAN TRIO *BIG NUZ*. I HAVEN'T BEEN BACK IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME...WELL, I'M LYING, EVERYTIME I GO BACK I'M TOO BROKE TO BUY THE NEW MUSIC OUT (TOURING'S BEEN SHIT AND FRUITLESS). I HEARD THIS SONG THROUGH THE HOMEY OKMALUMKOOLKAT ...MORE CONFIRMATION THAT DURBAN CANNOT BE TOUCHED RIGHT NOW IN THE KWAITO RACE.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW, DURBAN (WHICH DAS RACIST GIVES A RANDOM SHOUTOUT ON THEIR NEW MIXTAPE *SWERVIN IN A SUBURBAN IN DURBAN*) IS IN KWAZULU NATAL...OR ZULU LAND...HE MAIN LANGUAGE IS ZULU, BUT IT'S A DEEP AND SWAGGED OUT ZULU PARTICULAR TO THE REGION. THE ZULU FLAVOUR ON THESE KWAITO SONGS IS PRETTY MUCH MAKING IT THE STANDARD LANGUAGE OF KWAITO BANGERS...WE'VE BEEN THE SHANGAAN PHASES(ON SONGS LIKE *NAJA*) AND THE XHOSA PHASES (ON SONGS LIKE *NDINGALWA NDIBEBOMVU*)
WHO DOPESN'T LOVE TO SEE DJ TIRA'S RADIANT GRIN IN THESE VIDEOS?
I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT A LOT TODAY...HOW FUCKED IT IS THAT A LOT OF THESE NEW KWAITO SONGS HAVE SUCH CHEESEY RACEY EURODANCISH BEATS...BUT THE PERCUSSION MAKES THEM SOUND RUUUUDE...AND THE BASS...AND THE LYRIC...THE INSTRUMENTALS THOUGH ALWAYS MAKE ME THINK TWICE...BUT AS BIG NUZ SAYS
IT'S ALWAYS LOVE FOR THE ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM...SINCE I WAS 16...'TILL MEETING THE WHOLE TEAM (SANS BEANS)...TO SEEING THE KILL IT LIVE...TO THEIR LATEST ALBUM (FLUORESCENT BLACK)...RIGHT UP TO THIS PODCAST FOR XLR8R.
**In case you haven't noticed the barrage of Ninja Tune-related content as of late, XLR8R has been helping the London- and Montreal-based label celebrate its 20th anniversary. Part of that includes a month-long series of exclusive Ninja Tune podcasts, and this week's edition comes courtesy of seminal NY experimental hip-hop outfit Anti-Pop Consortium. More specifically, the mix was assembled by Anti-Pop member High Priest, who has stayed true to the group's pioneering sonic spirit and put together a futuristic collection of hip-hop tunes—including plenty of tracks of his own and from fellow APC member M. Sayyid that casts aside the genre's usual limitations. He's also managed to do so while slipping in a few gems from more "commercial" acts like Dr. Dre, E-40, and Jadakiss, all without sacrificing the integrity of the mix. More than a decade after Anti-Pop's initial formation, it appears the guys are still capable of breaking new ground. Take a listen, and remember to check back every Thursday in October for more Ninja Tune podcasts. Also, make sure to take a look at XLR8R's Ninja Tune XX microsite for more exclusive content, Ninja Tune XX event info, and plenty of other celebratory goodies.**
01 Danger "1130" (Ekleroshock) 02 HPrizm/Audio "Drmanhattan" (Prizmfoundation) 03 HPrizm/Audio "Whipping the Brownsville" (Prizmfoundation) 04 Trae "Inkredible (Instrumental)" (Screwed Up Click) 05 M. Sayyid/Airborn "Brock Lesnar (Instrumental)" (Electric Arms) 06 M. Sayyid/Airborn "Temptation" (Electric Arms) 07 Araabmuzik "Stopit Five (Instrumental)" (Dipset) 08 M. Sayyid "Popcornshrimp" (Electric Arms) 09 E-40 "The Server" (Sikwidit) 10 HPrizm/Audio "Coliseum" (Prizmfoundation) 11 Rahtid Sound "So Hard (Remix)" (Rahtid) 12 Vyle "Everything All Black" 13 Jadakiss "The Champ Is Here (Part 3)" (DJ Drama) 14 Dr. Dre feat. Nas and TI "Topless" (Aftermath) 15 HPrizm/Airborn "Thru the Wall" (Prizmfoundation) 16 Like Animals "Let's Be Patriots" 17 Cinematic Moves "Dolphin/Ocean Aquanaut" (Wardolphin) 18 Banco Manco "Unknown" 19 HPrizm/Audio "Goofyseq" (Prizmfoundation) 20 M. Sayyid/Airborn "Sayyid over Araab (Freestyle)"
SLURRY LISPY BASSY SAD RAP OUTTA LONDON...2010 LET'S GO! LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL
*Signed to Gilles Petereson's Brownswood label, London-based wordsmith Ghostpoet will deliver his first full-length record, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, through that imprint come February 7, 2011. The first single to be heard from that record is the poignant "Cash and Carry Me,"*
WARNING: THIS BLOG POST WILL CONTAIN 10000 NAMES OF SWEDISH, DANISH AND FINNISH PEOPLE YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW.
TODAY I FEEL LIKE SOMEONE HIT ME IN THE HEAD WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER.
MONSTER HANGOVER FROM A MONSER NIGHT OF TRYING TO *PARTYHARD* IN MALMÖ. I HAD IMPORTED COPILOTS FROM DENMARK, ADAM AND AMY. FROM SIPPING FRUITY HOOD-COCKTAILS ON SIMON'S COUCH..WHILES HE SHOWED US THIS VIDEO...(IT'S REALLY FUCKED UP THAT PEOPLE ARE FINDING ENETRTAINMENT FROM AN ATTEMPTED RAPE...NOT JUST ENTERTAINMENT BUT THE FUCKERS WHO DID THE REMIX ARE MAKING MONEY)...WHEN DID RAPE BECOME FUNNY?
GOT OFF SIMON'S COUCH...RAN OFF TO MEET THE ONLY FINNISH PEOPLE I KNOW...SHARKSLAYERRRRRRRRR!! ALL THE WHILE WE SNUCK A BOTTLE OF GIN INTO BABEL, FOR SOME HOOD STYLE POURING IN TEH CORNERS...*ERM, YES, I'LL HAVE A LEMONADE...JUST LEMONADE, PLS*...I THINK WE SAVED A BUNDLE.
DON'T THINK I DON'T HEAR YOU SAYING:
*SPOEK IS SO CHEAP SPOEK IS SO CHEAP SPOEK IS SO CHEAP*
YES, HE IS...MAMA DIDN'T RAISE A FOOL...SHIIIIET, PAYING SOME NEXT SWEDISH TAX ON CLUB DRINKS IS A PAR.
THE OTHER ROOM WAS A HIPHOP ROOM...AND AGAINST MY STRICT PREDUJICE I ANCED TO TALIB KWELI...WHO I HATE...BUT HEY, THEY WERE PLAYING SOME 2000 RAWKUS...THIS SONG ALWAYS KILLED ME
ENDED UP A THEME PARTY WITH KRISTIAN..THE THEME WAS DRESS LIKE YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE 14. THE HOST WAS 14 IN 1994 AND THEY ONLY PLAYED MUSIC FROM THAT YEAR. ROXETTE ANYONE?? GREAT THEME...SOMEHOW THAT GOT CONFUSED WITH SHREK..AS THERE WERE LIKE 10 GREEN PEOPLE WITH FAKE EARS.
WENT BACK TO BABEL...FOR A BIT OF SHARKSLAYER..THEN HOPPED INTO A CAB TO HEAR DJ MARCUS PRICE AKA BASUDBUDET!!!!!!!!!!!
HE PLAYED MAPEI'S VIDEO VIXEN AND I ALMOST CRIED I WAS SO HAPPY...HAPPY AND DRUNK...THE BOTTLE OF GIN WAS EMPTY...HAD TO RUN THROUGH THE COLD COLD WINTER NIGHT TO AN ATM...AND ENDED UP AT A CHIVAP STALL GNUCCI ONCE TOOK ME TO! (YUGO POSSSSSE WHAT IT DO?).
SIMON PLAYED A KILLER SET...LA ONDA FMILY IS SO GODDAMN STROOOOOONG!
I JUST GOT DRUNKER AND DRUNKER...ENDED UP A WEIRD 5AM HOUSEPARTY, WHICH I CANNOT REMEMBER MUCH OF...
WOKE UP IN THE LIVING ROOM WTH A MONSTER HEADACHE AT 1PM.
"Spoek Mathambo is a slippery post-Apartheid glam-rap prince from Soweto who is descended from distant African royalty, or Jewish, or both" - FADER MAGAZINE
Part of a new breed of African artists, 25 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper and Graphic Designer/ Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture.
THE BLOG "I write and draw. My content focus will be music and visual art...as well as documenting my travels as a musician. Expect loads and loads of club tropicana...club music of Africa, the Carribean and South America. "
WATCH OUT! Cause sometimes GNUCCI BANANA bumrushes the Zombo Island!