• Join the Meso Creso flying caravan for 1001 beats: "Mesopotamian Bazaar"

    //A global beats inspired dance party with sounds from near and far\\

    Join the Meso Creso flying caravan for the next installment of...

    1001 beats - "Mesopotamian Bazaar"

    Where? Zeba Bar at 14th and Newton NW.

    Pack your bags and get ready to travel through unexplored musical and experiential territories! From Jo’burg to Delhi to Jakarta to Detroit... 

    Would you trade your necklace for a back rub? Or would you trade your $$ for the currency of the underworld? 

    Use your best bartering skills at the Mesopotamian Bazaar! Bring a trinket, a memory or a treat. Will you trade, purchase or give? Exchange your $ for £00T* and purchase a variety of Meso Creso treasures at the market stand! Or use your £00T to buy beautiful things and favors. 

    *What is £00T?
    £00T is an exchange currency for a network of free floating cities and outlaw corners of the internet, a "peso de ocho" for the distressed near future. Your children might trade it for a glass of potable water or a SIM card. Since you can speculate with both money and art, this makes £00T a perfect vehicle for speculation right now. Get £00Ting!

    Trade in your dirty nationalist money, issued by a Fed, ECB, your equivalent central bank or local tyrant, for a pile of £00T at any time, or vice versa. This makes £00T an ideal special investment vehicle for art speculators, money launderers or aspiring criminals, and a perfect tax-free savings haven for pensioners and the downtrodden. Get £00Ting now, and watch your wealth grow.

    Proceeds from the $ you exchange for £00T will be donated to So Others Might Eat (SOME) http://some.org/

    // Featuring special guests performances by: 

    ** Filastine & Nova ** (live performance) 

    Barcelona ­based audiovisual artist Filastine teams up with Javanese indy songstress Nova to deliver the grittiest transnational bass music. Low frequency pressure collides with top notch beat science. Prefix mag calls it “the prototype of globalized urban sound”, Pitchfork describes it as “awesome and delicate...hybrids so fluent they defy classification”. Their live performance features a heap of electronics, tightly synced visuals, drums and a shopping cart.

    Grey Filastine is the composer of a gritty electronic music that collides the lowest frequencies of bass music with the highest-level beat science, acoustic instruments and field recordings. His work often features Javanese indie rapper Nova and avant-garde cellist Brent Arnold. These two can frequently be seen onstage with Filastine at some of the nearly hundred gigs he performs in any year. Filastine also produces award-winning videos, designed a post-crash currency , and conducts public sound interventions. Before getting into digital arts he founded the prototype anarchist marching band the Infernal Noise Brigade. Filastine has lived in a dozen cities but is now firmly based in Barcelona.

    This year Filastine dropped Aphasia “a quartet of deftly collaged cuts melding throbbing bass synths and richocheting 808s with concrete sound and live instruments” (The Wire). 2014 also sees Filastine debut 4rray, a four-sceen audiovisual performance using bespoke software that allows the artist to trigger and manipulate video live in sync with music.

    Nova grew up singing pentecostal spirituals with her preacher grandfather, koranic recitations in the mosque, and javanese gamelan music in school. She was half of the Indonesian rap sensation Twin Sista, and has been collaborating with Filastine since 2010. When not on tour Nova can be found in Java giving workshops on art and environmental activism.


    ** Joro Boro **

    This Crypto Crunk Charlatan from the Balkans traffics local sounds from the post-world music scene and mangles them with half-forgotten samples, tons of low frequencies, and databent audio files. It is tomorrow's traditional music: digital native booty bass for the post-pop generation. He calls it etnoteck, glitch-folk or post-national bass - whatever the name, it is the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture.


    ** Meso Creso resident DJs **

    Anandroid http://soundcloud.com/an-android
    Beatrix http://www.soundcloud.com/djbeatrix
    Mettabbana http://www.soundcloud.com/mettabbana
    Raha Wala https://soundcloud.com/rahawala
    Synz djsynz.com
    v:shal kanwar  http://www.soundcloud.com/vishal-kanwar

    ++ lighting, décor & art installations
    Drink specials: $4 Yuengling, $5 Fireball, and $5 Absolut flavors

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