NEW MIX: Bumpcast #10 – DJ Killer Tom & Mayor

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Bumpcast #10 Mix Cover

We’re back super quick time with another insanely dope hip-hop mix from one of the Bumpcast residents and power lifting monsters, DJ Killer Tom. And along with Mayor’s selections, mined from across the full spectrum of goodness that’s out there it’s guaranteed to satisfy.

We’re going wide roaming… from Jay Z into Qwel into Telemachus & Jehst. And with Joey Bada$$ truly catching the ghost on 95′Til Infinity and the UK’s Strange U taking it to tripped out rawness and even pulls out some vintage P-Casso, Von Pea & Homeboy Sandman. This one is laced with gems for the ultra heads out there.

Let your neighbours know that good hip-hop is meant to be played loud.

Come say sup to us on Twitter – @DJKillerTomato & @AssociatedMinds
Or on Facebook – www.facebook.comm/associatedminds/

THE CAVIAR CRACKLE COVER ARTWORK

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

A collaborative project between ourselves and some of the extended family of creatives we’ve been lucky enough to have worked with over the years. (And some new ones.)

After an intial idea between Mayor & Metabeats and themeekshall laying the type and idea out for us, we approached the incredibly talented Spike Dennis. Known for being a ‘boy who sews’ he crafts some beautifully twisted and subverted images of unicorns in stitching. No shit. So we knew he was the man we needed to tackle the gold thread embroidery. Then our friends over at Gallery Sixty Six came through generously on the framing and staining side. The touch that brings the idea on home! Finally our long term friend (and photographer don) Alex Mills took the photo to ensure it was all captured just right.

And this quick little vid was shot by our boy Huw ‘Cadillac Johnson’ Caddy.

Album is available on iTunes worldwide now.
UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148
US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148
Aus: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148

PHOTOS: THEMEEKSHALL PAINTING WINDOWS

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
Ho-Ho-Hombre
Inside looking out

Artist and long term collaborator and friend of the label, themeekshall, was recently invited to get festive with his pen game and paint up the front window of Milgi, one of Cardiff’s little hidden gems for food, music and culture.

The versatile and in demand illustrator, who’s been the talent behind much of our record cover artwork, was joined on the day by Miss Emma Tickner to assist in bringing Christmas with a Mexican twist.

To see the finished window you should pop along to Milgi over the holiday period to feast and drink in good looking surroundings. But in the meanwhile, you can see more photos from the day below.
(more…)