Stoney Rock and Nodzilla are the alter-egos used by Black Spade
and DJ Needles
for their (consistently innovative) work as producers. The beat-maker extraordinaires have teamed-up with artist Alex Petrowsky
for something special tonight at the Gramophone, an event they're calling, "The Day We Landed."
Check the flyer:
The show will be, according to Black Spade, an experiential blend of art and music the likes of which has never been seen or heard on planet Earth.
Petrowsky works as a graphic designer for Flying Fish Creative
. His previous designs have included the cover art for Rockwell Knuckles
' Choose Your Own Adventure,
and, most recently, Black Spade's super dope new record Build and Destroy.
(Haven't heard it yet? Click here
for free download.)
Petrowsky also doubles as a photographer and artist and he created a slideshow/video production for which Spade produced an instrumental score.
"It was originally for a party we were supposed to do in New Mexico," Spade says. "He made these jumbo, blown-up projections of, I guess, his travels. I was the soundtrack for it and it ended up being a beat album."
Spade compares the sounds that accompany the media to J Dilla
. The event's Facebook page
calls it, "an intergalactic, futuristic, space-tastic funk, soul & hip hop groove."
In any case, Spade and Needles will be working the synthesizers, keyboards and turntables accompanied by a live drummer. Oh yeah, and it's free.
If the noises they create attract actual aliens (as opposed to just STLiens) someone better bust out the Flip camera and get that ish on video -- last time extraterrestrials visited for a light show and music production it was pretty intense