Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Sterbyrock drops Meltin' Platters of Wax 2!

DJ Sterbyrock officially joined Poorly Drawn People in August of 2007, after DJ Dusty Frazier's relocation to Orlando, Florida, and the departure of DJ Fantis.

He immediately made his presence known by filling the considerable shoes of Dusty during PDP's live shows. In September, he solidified his contribution to the crew with his first release under the Poorly Drawn banner, Meltin' Platters of Wax, a live mixshow of classics recorded on his legendary SterbyrockRadio: Afterschool Special program (heard on 90.3FM WRIU, Wednesdays 3-6pm, or streamed on the web at http://www.wriu.org/).

Ster's right-hand man SwerveOne held down the hosting duties on the disc, which sold out in the span of the first 2 PDP shows where it was available. Clearly, something would have to be done to feed the public hunger for dilapidated, blended pools of vinyl.

And so, Supadeejay Sterby returns to kick off both 2008 and his revamped and revitalized Sterbyrockradio: Warped Wax Wednesday show with Meltin' Platters of Wax 2, a 24-track live blend of the finest hiphop dug directly from actual milk crates. No Serato on this mix. SwerveUno returns to share hosting duties with DJ Al Bums (of HQ The Fridge, last seen as the live show DJ for Labeless Illtelligence).

Hit up Sterby at sterby@nicekidnice.com or at www.myspace.com/sterbyrock to catch your copy, or hang out a minute while he figures out how to add a PayPal button to his page.

An Event of Monolithic Proportion.

Finally, membership in the forum of fans and friends of PDP reaps rewards: you and yours are (quite possibly) invited to a hush-hush performance of Poorly Drawn People at a birthday party for Labeless Illtelligence's ESH THE MONOLITH!

The Gemuse Gallery
131 Washington St 4th Floor
Providence RI

performances by
(Storm Davis / Reason / Dox / DJ Sterbyrock)
NEED NOT WORRY (Formulatin' Fathers)
SNEAKY PETE (00Agents)
and more to be announced

with sounds from

and CAS UNO as DJ I-Want-My-Money-Back

BYOB or $5 Cups for the Pabst Blue Ribbon kegs (for the hipsters) and hard liquor beverages available.
Starting around 9PM and running till the breakadawn or the lackalikka.
PDP will perform somewhere between 11-1.

If you've seen PDP live these past couple of years, odds are you've witnessed Labeless Illtelligence rocking before we go on. They're the ones cussing out the soundman, hurling pieces of the stage at the crowd, and occasionally challenging that same crowd (or other artists on the bill) to fistfights during their sets. So obviously, we refuse to stop booking them, and work with them every chance we get.

This Friday, we get to celebrate the chaos caused by these ultimate rap warriors as one of their own turns 26.

Come on, people: This is a birthday party for a guy named "ESH THE MONOLITH." Just think of the possibilities.

Come before the bar, come after the bar, or join us for the long haul, but don't complain no one throws good parties anymore. If you received this invite, you may bring or invite whomever you'd like, cuz we know you only roll with good people, right?

Email stormdavis@gmail.com to confirm your status as invitee, RSVP, or with any questions.

Hope to see you there to help us kick off the 2008's musical mission properly.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Poorly Drawn People ink sponsorship deal with APLOMB Clothing!

Providence, RI-based hip hop collective Poorly Drawn People (emcees Storm Davis and Reason, producers Dox and Entity, and DJ Sterbyrock) have joined forces with Washington D.C. fashion upstart Aplomb Clothing!

PDP's Storm Davis first met Aplomb's chief designer Matt Corrado (AKA Chew) in Providence in 2005. Maryland native Chew had approached Storm about collaborating on a musical project (Corrado, in addition to being a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, is a talented producer). Although the duo made some initial progress, the project never materialized. Davis and Corrado stayed in touch after the latter moved to the District.

Three years later, with each entrenched in new and promising artistic projects, the relationship was renewed with a different slant: Davis' Poorly Drawn People crew have agreed to act as walking billboards for the adventurous designs of Corrado's Aplomb line, and PDP will be infused into the soundtrack that accompanies some of the most promising and exciting street gear on the East Coast.

What does this mean to PDP fans?

"You'll be blessed to see us in more new t-shirts than ever before, which I'd imagine is incredibly exciting for many people, as only about 50% of our fans have expressed interest in seeing us perpetually nude," says Davis. "And we'll be harassing you to buy even more products than we do now. We're still the same questionable sellouts you've come to love and/or tolerate, but now we give advice on which gear you should rock. Because, frankly, they're remarkably fresh."

Why join forces with Aplomb?

"We identified with them, an artistic camp coming from out of nowhere and laying it all on the line without any guarantee they'd be received positively," Davis explains. "Plus, they asked."

You can check out Aplomb's line of men's and women's nudeproofing at http://www.aplombclothing.com/or in PDP's top friends section at http://www.myspace.com/poorlydrawnpeople.

Keep an eye out for PDP/Aplomb collaborations in 2008!

More about Aplomb, from the company's site:

"One thing all three owners could recognize when they decided to start Aplomb was an overwhelming need for creative commerce in the D.C. area. Specifically, our nation's capital had no nationally recognized apparel companies to call its own. And so, Aplomb Clothing began to take root…Throughout the preliminary years we received numerous expressions of doubt primarily because of our roots in the D.C. market. At the time, everyone seemed to disregard Washington as a unique city with its own creative hub.
We started as, and remain, three different yet cohesive owners with a vision to create clothing that reflects our style and experiences. We don't want to be an indie, urban, or skate company..we want to be us. Throw out boundaries because we are never completely dominated by one trend, one movement, or one style.
In the beginning the three Aplomb pioneers consisted of a hopeless entrepreneur on his 5th job that year, a Georgetown graduate student working corporate finance, and an artist whose job required 4% of his awe-inspiring talent. Back then our main goal was simple, to exceed our peers' expectations, and hell, even our own. We have made sacrifices, talked shop with our loyal customers, linked up with D.C. visionaries who share our perspective and strived to bring Aplomb to you. There is a sweet feeling of accomplishment when you put everything on the line, struggle, and succeed.
Aplomb continues to represent the style and experience of its architects with a passion. Hailing from D.C., we are a brand that everyone can relate to and be a part of. Keep an eye out for our aggressive expansion nationwide, showcasing our vision that spawned from the land of politics. Inspiring apparel, inspired by you…"