Details: Ninja Tune showcase w/ Blockhead, Yppah & Anomie Bell at Public Works.
I’m Blockhead. I was born and raised in downtown manhattan. I make beats. I’ve worked with a bunch of MC’s (lots with Aesop Rock, Murs, Cage, Mike Ladd, and a bunch of others). I also do solo instrumental hip hop type shit on Ninja Tune Records .
My first album “Music By Cavelight” is now approaching triple platinuim and I’m thinking of buying a jet . Both of those statements are incredebly false. But what is true is that I’m also one half of the critically acclaimed (if acclaimed means dispised) Party Fun Action Committee along with my homeslice Jer. It was a comedy album put out by Def Jux. It is also , possibly, the best worst selling album ever made.
Since then, I’ve made four other solo albums, worked with a bunch of rappers, toured a lot and I’m still here.
My newest album, “Interludes after midnight” is out now. You should totally check it out. Seriously.
Yppah (pronounced “Yippah”), sometimes know as Joe Corrales, Jr., released his debut album You Are Beautiful At All Times in November of 2006 on Ninja Tune records. This stunning debut is a lush mix of beautiful and often times melancholic electronica, breakbeat drum samples with shoegazer melodies set in an atmospheric sound landscape.
Joe spent his early teen years playing guitar and bass in rock bands, then later as a scratch DJ who mixed hip hop and house in clubs sets. He’s also a founding member of the turntablist group The Truth.
Drawing on a cultural heritage that took in My Bloody Valentine alongside hip hop and heavily influenced by various forms of electronic music, psychedelic soul and rock, his music often mixes guitars shoved through massive reverbs/delays, keyboards/synthesizers, live drums, and other techniques.
Since the release of You Are Beautiful At All Times, Yppah has formed a live band including himself and rotating members. Live performances of the album have included shows at SXSW 2007 and the enormously popular Starbucks Mixed Media Series at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Yppah again made an appearance at SXSW 2008 as a DJ. He has traveled with the likes of DJ Food, DK, Bonobo and Zero dB taking part in Solid Steel Nippon 2, a popular music event in Japan. He has also created remixes for DJ Kentaro and Zero dB.
Anomie Bell Bio
Anomie Belle is a female multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer and vocalist from Seattle. She is known for creating a down-tempo, sexual and cinematic sound that blends acoustic and electronic instrumentation, and for her unique and versatile vocal style. Her collaborators range from the Sneaker Pimps to Mr Lif (Thievery Corporation), Jon Auer (The Posies), and Yppah (Ninja Tune), and she has toured with Tricky, Little Dragon, The Album Leaf, and Bajofondo.