Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Big up to all that came and drunk our beer...Also watch out for a small feature of this event dropping on Channel 4's website next month.
Trains before we started
CHU planning his attack
Crowds enjoying the rays and FREE BBQ and BOOZE (Thanks to Tiger beer, Suso and Relentless)
ATG getting up...
Gabriella on some SUSO action
Teck leading the way
T slightly worse for ware :)
The drinks stash
Thursday, May 22, 2008
It was a very raw and unknown concept back then - and we didn't understand how big it would grow to be or even how popular it would be.
This edit features all the original artists or "visual rockstars" as I like to call them..Inkie, 5683, Teck 1, Alfa, Mr Shrew etc
Videos by Steve Mcinerney
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Check Youtube next week for some viral clips..
Stika and Mr K sketch against Jimi Crayon and Teck 1
Teck in action re-creating the Youtube hit "Star Wars Kid"
Mr K adding the final touches
Teck 1 + Jimi Crayon finished wall
Mr K + Stika finished wall
The complete piece that is being sent off to Google HQ The edding pose... Some jazz action @ the after party
Not sure if you know but our man Stika has an obsession with fire engines and ambulances....Well when the paramedic said he could turn on the lights, he was chuggy!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Found this video on Youtube - Big up to Nada and Shem!
A bit shaky with the camera man but at the end Marc Ecko thanks Reeps and the artists for the magical skills...Comparing it to when he painted live as a kid on stage while Notorious BIG rapped in NYC.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We have just launched the new version of the Monorex web site - The site is still very simple in it's design but much more intelligent in the background...New features include:
- External artist portfolios = Meaning each artist is in control of what you see in their section
- Interactive quoting system
- Lots of exciting and super fresh artists added to the Monorex familia - We welcome some old school legends (Chu, Inkie) and a handful of rising stars (Mr K, Stika, Phil Blake)...+ a host of international artists who are joining our new offices Worldwide (Switzerland, Australia)
The new site shows just how big the Monorex network is right now - as we expand Worldwide to rival some of the biggest art collectives / agencies.
The site still has a little more of work to be added - but please do check it out and email us some feedback..
http://www.monorex.com/ (Then click on logo to enter)
a big shout to all the many artists who have applied to us here in brum..
bad luck to those of you who haven't got in this time, please apply next series..
so, who, when, where?
"..and it goes a little something like thisssssssssssss"
16 artists in total
(picked from a hat in the rainbow pub 15/10/08)
2 battles each night @ the rainbow pub, digbeth
19th july 2008
Posh1 v's Kungfo
Ouch v's N4T4
30th aug 2008
Agent v's Monk
Jake Illustration v's Phill Blake
11th oct 2008
Trav v's Tony Cryze
Newso v's Lady Rinth
15th nov 2008
2p v's Sam Bevlak
Goonism v's Obenzah
27th dec 2008 - quarter final (2 battles)
17th jan 2009 - quarter final (2 battles)
21st feb 2009 - semi final
then the final in the warehouse.. march 09 date tbc
some brilliant artists in there, and some extremely interesting battles
good luck everyone!!
whilst we're here, a big thanks goes out to all the artists who reached for the recent "drop beats not bombs" friendly we had at the Rainbow.. we picked a team each and went at it toe to toe,
everyone one won ;)
unfortunately someone stole our dv camera and therefore we are lacking in stills and video, but here's a few stills we have sourced from secret wars fans out there.. (many thanks Beef + Joe)
lady rinth / obenzah / kungfo in effect
peace from middle earth!
Seeds + Slobz
Burnin'em Secret Wars team
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Channel 4 have confirmed they will be filming the event - hopefully we are blessed with the sun!
If you would like a chance in coming email - firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets...
Friday, May 09, 2008
We had a funny first day as we flew into Copenhagen and went straight onto live radio for a 2 hour interview...We then woke up the following morning and found ourselves on page 2 of the local newspaper (Punkt SE). Swedish TV was also conquered with Daniel repping the SW colours..
Malmo is one sick city and is easily one of my new favourite cities - it feels like London mixed with the grit of Berlin..There is so much energy around the city, and the Swedish have the word "Style" locked down.
The SW battle was held illegally on a huge warehouse rooftop - with over 600 people in attendance, I did not think I would live to see another day (roof falling through)...But lucky for us it was cool! only one person fell through all night! ;)
Scandinavia is one area with some super raw talent - And I feel there will be some serious artists coming out of this new Secret Wars region...Watch this space!
Big up to Marcus, Daniel, Johan, Sonny and Dick for all there help - without you this would not have happened..
Below you will see our journey in photo sequence: enjoy;)
The SW jet
Jimi looking really worried - he is scared of heights!
London in sunny May
Malmo in sunny May
The SW team on live radio!
Teck in full pose - Blue steel
The Westwood pose
Reeps vibrating the Swedish airwaves
Teck x Reeps 1 ice cream wall
The Reebok shot
Loving the Kid Robot x New Era hat
Longshot of wall in central Malmo
Teck and Jimi customising pillar in Impala store Malmo
Finished results - Swedish pillar (closest), English in the background...
Getting our munch on - Jimi looks really excited
Planning the battle piece
The set up
Jimi doing his Yoga before performing
The great wall of Malmo
The shop, bar and BBQ (Marcus, Daniel, ?)
The artists - English team (Teck, Jimi Crayon) + Swedish team (Finsta, LEOLYXXX)
One of the respected judges
Teck, Daniel and Jimi
Photos by Monorex & Sonny Johansson