Saturday, September 8, 2007

Various Artists - 2007 - ArtDontSleep Presents: From LA With Love

Once in a great while a genuine musical scene is born. It doesn't start with any industry, huge amounts of money or celebrity status. It starts with creativity, forward thinking and integrity. In Los Angeles, one such scene was born and is drawing attention from around the globe. Cutting-edge electronic producers have been working diligently, true to their craft, creating music unlike any heard before. ArtDontSleep is an organization created by Andrew Lojero to expose this music to people who care. Promoting shows, both legal and illegal, into the early hours of the morning, ArtDontSleep created an underground community of music and art lovers. Combining visual art, live graffiti and unbelievable DJ sets, it has built its reputation throwing parties in lofts, under bridges and in warehouses. A variety of people come to enjoy the art – not because it's a “scene,” but because of their love for the arts and their desire to experience something new. With no sponsors and no corporate involvement, Lojero's undisclosed events attracted up to 2,000 people a night.

ArtDontSleep Presents From LA With Love is a collection of new music from LA's most ingenious, original electronic producers, creating an exceptional record that is not only amazing musically, but is a true reflection of a brand new underground music scene. Also featured in the CD is one piece of visual art per song that represents the visual art interpretation of the song that inspired it.

This CD is not a compilation but a collection of LA's finest artists. Many have achieved their own success and recognition, but ArtDontSleep Presents From LA with Love is the first time this expansive variety of visionaries have been brought together in one package. It is rare that movements come along that are as prolific as what is occurring in Los Angeles today. From Greenwich Village and San Francisco in the 60s, to the blues movement of Chicago, to the country movement of Nashville, each era marked a change in music and a change in the arts overall. The new movement now resides in The City of Angels.


01. From Leaf to Feather - Night Sun
02. Nobody presents: Blank Blue - All the Shallow Deep
03. Sound Directions - Wildflower
04. Tarek "Dj Dusk" Captan - Let me know
05. A Race of Angels - Just Begin
06. Adventure Time - This Dome Is Our Home
07. Nathan Yell - Goodbye
08. Coleman - No Strings Attached
09. Computer Jay feat. The Gray Kid - 1000 Fold
10. Exile - In The Night 22
11. Georgia Anne Muldrow - Killa Peach
12. Flying Lotus - It's A Secret
13. Take feat. Gaby Hernandez - Walk Away
14. Yesterdays New Quintet - I Remember John Coltrane
15. The Gaslamp Killer feat. Gonjasufi - Kobwebs
16. Free Moral Agents - Sound At Sea
17. Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Nag Champa