Saturday, 3 December 2011

DESTROYA x ASHAR

My old ruff beats are finally...FINALLY out to download.


Download right here for free:-
http://bit.ly/vuyF3c

DESTROYA x ASHAR is a massive pack of some of my old beats, very early stuff & quite lo-fi. Outside of overall quality though the general style composition ideas behind the instrumentals are pretty good  interesting, for someone who was trying to come up with an original sound, this was wasn't bad at all laughable.

When you listen to this, you not just get to see my development, but you will get a perspective of my mind soul general incoherence.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Remembering Patrice O'neal

Patrice O'neal quickly went from being one of my favorite stand-up's to one of my favorite media personalities.

His Washington Sniper routine remained in my head up til' now & forever on-wards. At the time a lot of his work was a lot harder to find, but I eventually was introduced to his Podcasts on youtube, 'Patrice O'neal: Coming Soon'. As time went by I later found new stand-up's and several guest appearances on  several television shows, often being quite controversial, but always hilarious.

Up to his later days, I listened to as many of his guest appearances on the 'Opie & Anthony Show' as much as I could. I still hadn't gotten to see "Elephant in the Room" or even seen him live...I'm not entirely sure if he had been to the UK yet...

I will truly miss him, he was an influence on my life for the short time I was exposed to him & asides from being one of the funniest people I've ever heard, he was also one of the wisest too.


Patrice O'neal Dedication

I threw together this dedication video almost instantly after hearing
of Patrice's passing. The original song used samples from one of his routines.
Originally I was going to make the video dedicated to him in a similar style to my
Richard Pryor music video, but thought it would be too samey...may end up
regretting that...

Monday, 28 November 2011

Savage Ballet

So, what is the best way I can say this?


This album is one of the best albums I've listened to this year.






I usually hate talking about music and if I am talking about music it's because I'm filled with hate. This case is an exception.


So first off I'll explain when it comes to music, especially the worlds most infamous genre; Hip-Hop, I'm spoilt, I know exactly what I want, I know what production I like, rhymes, flow, even song structure. I'm difficult to impress when it comes to Hip-Hop, most of the time this depends who you are though...DOOM, Count Bass, NoEmotion, they tend to win me over 90% of the time, either based on their production selection, rhymes, song structures or general creativity. Some of my other favorites will always vary and most other acts [especially most mainstream "Hip-Hop"] will not move me.


 [MF] DOOM
Possibly my favorite Hip-Hop artist, if not in music in
general. Known for being lazy, beer drinking,
late, intelligent, cunning, elusive, etc.

 NoEmotion [Goldmask]
Another mask bearer, almost creating a pattern, funnily enough,
first impressions were "DOOM Ripoff" & the fact he was covering
as Herb/Spice too made it worse. NoEmotion soon became one
of my favorites. 

Count Bass D
A titan of production and a true artist in many ways,
Count Bass has his own style/sound and every album in his library
has been impressive. For me, his works guaranteed to be felt. 


But lets move forward.


Dexter St. Jock, voice of Savage Ballet is a snake in the grass of emcees, what at first seems like a simple rhyme on a very simplistic flow transforms into verbal sparring match with a pro, when things seem mostly poetic with a straight forward approach, he'll remind you he has the skills & will exhibit them. Production [by who I believe is Eric Sterling] is perfect, some of it has nostalgic properties, like production from back in the day, it has that classic, early 90's, analogue, straight off the vinyl feel, it feels real...and that's hard to rationalize.

I'd definitely compare the general musical feel to Count Bass' work, the rhymes can feel the same but are by far more aggressive, the album casually is predicting a lot which is surfacing in British society, especially since some of the controversy brought about by the UK Riots.
Racism, cynical social commentary of the inner city & personal memoirs outlining the grim realities of a life in the cold dark city of London.



This album needs to be listened to, it's a hidden treasure among a sea of mediocrity & cliched nonsensical Hip-Hop which is becoming a parody of itself.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Dr.Doom x Phoenix Jones

Phoenix Jones was forced to unmask and a not even a single school was blown up!



He's still going strong though, I was with Dr.Doom at the time who was thoroughly disappointed, especially since word is, he's passing money under the table against the entire superhero movement...

Tee!
This moment has been immortalized clothing and
available here as T-Shirt/Long Sleeve/Hoodie/baby one pieces/long sleeves/Baby Tee's & Kids T-Shirts:-


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Personalities of Gamers


People games reflect peoples personalities

I guess this one is directed at those girls who's man is staring at the TV right now, online, playing games, all day...


Basically the games people buy can be used to reflect their personalities, not entirely, but if you were to dig deeper and look at save files and general stats, you can tell a lot about a person.

A lot of gamers already know this, they just never thought it was worth mentioning...or they didn't have the time...y'know....with the raids and all.

First off I'll try to do it from a bigger angle.

These days you can't tell if someone is quite conformist by their appearance, which once was a sign of a persons direct attitude towards society, tattoo's are more common than watches these days.

With gaming it is like this more than ever, possibly since the inception of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The Nintendo Entertainment System;
arguably was the start of casual gaming.  

Games such as any of the recent "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" series, the "Halo" series, "Street Fighter IV", the entire "Tekken" series and of course any "Grand Theft Auto" games are looked upon as 'Must haves' by most general gamers, some hardcore and some casual.

When you find certain games appearing in collections which are all advertised heavily advertised and get a certain amount of media hype it's usually a sign of a few things;-

- Either the owner is easily lead into buying things by the advertisements around them
- They are highly conformist and buy these games to win the approval of their peers
- They really like achievement points & will buy anything to get more. (Of course this last note usually applies to a gamer with a huge library of almost random games)

All the above usually fall under the umbrella of highly conformist people who usually attempt to buy approval from those around them.


Typical "Fanboy" setup, Nintendo variation. Shine like setup,
surrounded in retro electronics and other stuff [old junk] 

Some gamers tend to only focus on certain genres of game OR genres of style [I myself tend to sway away from 'Sports' & 'Simulation' in game genres and 'historical' or 'modern' war(fare) in regards to styles/settings of games].
These sorts of characteristics tend to also show in peoples movie collections too.



This Blu-Ray collection & Game collection can tell you a lot
about the owners personality.

Most of the time, the styling of games a gamer would choose would usually reflect their own style, outside of dress sense, but more the eccentricity of their characters.

- Sports gaming fans tend to look like Sports fans, I personally look at most pure Sports gamers who usually only focus on one or two games [e.g Pro Evolution Soccor & FIFA] as long term casual gamers (But then again, my perspective of what a casual gamer is may be skewed...)



The Modern Warfare series is currently the most popular FPS franchise
today, but it's also a must have among casual fans too. More serious FPS fans
will argue it's better than/worse than Battlefield
- FPS [First Person Shooter] fans may vary, first person shooters tend to mostly involving killing 
over and over and over and over, but this doesn't define the gamer as a homicidal, at least not literally. From experience, FPS fans tend to be quite greedy, heavily focused & quite ruthless. As a genre shooters haven't evolved much, this is mostly due to the fans not seeing any need or not having any creative input themselves. Basically shooter fans tend to lack imagination and personality, but only in some cases. If their library is diverse and the games alternate in style [imagery, settings, etc] they may have more to their personality. FPS players are usually sharp & may have a grip on how to control people, but only at a small scale, since like themselves in games they will die over and over and don't focus on long term use/manipulation of people in the real world.


Ultima I - One of my earliest memories of a
western RPG, didn't play it until SNES versions though.
- Western RPG fans [or RPG fans or even original RPG fans], evolved from board gamers & early gamers from the early days of home/computer gaming. Western RPG's focus more on vintage fantasy similar to the likes of Dungeons and Dragons. 


Final Fantasy IV (or III) an early hit JRPG, the mix up with the
numbering is typical with JRPG's since they always have issues
regarding western releases.

- Japanese gaming fans tend to (depending on levels of delusions) adopt eastern Asian culture heavily into their [life]style, this gets complicated, but once their interest gets to the point of occult worship you'll find they are what some call 'Weeaboo'.
The best way to spot this is by an overwhelming selection of Japanese styled games varying in quality but still treated as gaming gold by the owner.


Gwen Stefani is looked upon as classic Weeaboo,
keeping four Japanese girls at her sides at all times for extra reinforcement.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

DXA [Destroya X Ashar]

After digging around in my old library of beats, I made somehow I ended up working on a new project to release 'em. Back before I'd heard of the Monsta Island Czars or MF DOOM, under production I used the pseudonym "Destroya" with plans to use the character of the same name (Spelt "Destroyah") from the Godzilla movies in any imagery.

This was me circa 2004-2006

Later on I guess I grew past the name & now I don't think I am the same person.

Destroy X Ashar will be released in as sort of a double album file dump, some beats under the name Ashar (actual name) & Destroya, each embodying their own styles.

My older work is quite primitive & I'm still not technically sound, so if anything it'll be better to take it for it's artistic ideas.


Ashar "Sometimes"


Ashar "Are you feelin' it?"

Some "Destroya" videos will be coming soon...

Blog: Shadeprint

Due to Google's insecurity of being completely overshadowed by Tumblr they've revamped bloggers entire layout style. Adapting to this, I've updated this Evah Strange place and adapted it to this new style.


Tumblr is a pretty dumbed down place anyway, it's mostly image spamming and nobody really uses it for reading anything ever.

Here's a new T-Shirt design;-

Sonooki Suit
Originally I was going to do this in pixel format, but after a
brief Google search that was abandoned.
The ruff edged style is intentional, I wanted that rugged look.




Thursday, 11 August 2011

Beat Dump 2. Prog. D.

Reggies New Kicks! // The Assailants Assurance

It won't go down!

This little piece is entirely animated by Ahmed Abdillahi, a hard working associate of mine who has worked his ass off in regards to animation & has exhibited his ever improving skill time & time again.

To the sounds of Beat Dump 2's "Reggies New Kicks!" and "The Assailants Assurance" you will witness a fine animation show reel.


Thursday, 14 July 2011

Ultimate Dog Tease Song

The Maple Kind?

So I wanted to take advantage of a successful situation, similar to
the 'McBucks' scenario, except in this instance, this was far more successful.

Using the massively popular 'Ultimate Dog Tease' clip & mixing it with
material from Beat Dump III, this project managed to get a large amount of exposure,
In turn getting my own work (Transitions the song used) exposure at the same time.

Scheduled Promogramming



Always...
Osama Cola, designed under the idea that nothing
can hurt Coca-Cola as a Corporation.


Stalking
Thats what we do on Facebook.


AIDS? NO!
For the playeristic types out there


All Tee's are for a lightweight £12.60, check out my Redbubble for more &
Shadeprint.com for other random needs.

New T-Shirts for sale

Bat under the Sun
The Dark Knight captured under the Rising Sun,
Japanese artwork.


Kopénom
Need to snatch 'em up!


Flyer than Fly
Straight from the flyer to the Tee.


All designs are £12.60 some of the others will vary...but not much.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Clive Owen cries because his lighter won't work

It's a Beat Dump III Promo...

Pretty much just made for jokes, features the song 'Lost (Through the looking glass)', which features
on the free to download album Beat Dump III.

Listen to the entire album here:-
http://Ashar.bandcamp.com

Download entire album in one go from here:-
http://Shadeprint.com

video

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Shadeprint Tee's

Check da Teez

Via the Shadeprint Redbubble account, new stuff going up all the time...


Thursday, 2 June 2011

Illusional Video Dump. Prog B. Money (McBucks) Theme.Illusional (_)

Illusional (_)


This is the second music video thrown together for Beat Dump III, featuring footage of BMW's concept car the 'GINA', which is made from some weird material which hopefully won't shrink or expand in the rain.
People didn't 'believe' in the idea/design/concept when images were first released, even the footage of the vehicle operating didn't convince people it was real...Of course the idea vehicle being almost completely unconventional was completely overlooked... perhaps this is what they wanted?

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Illusional Video Dump. Prog A. Money (McBucks) Theme.

Money (McBucks) Theme.


Exploitation is imminent?

The basic idea behind this one was to accumulate more views due to the sexual nature (?) of the video. Of course being who I am there's more to it.

This video was created to exploit the viewers, by tapping into those basic primal instincts, this video will get more views than my average upload. With the views will come listens and with the listens will come a fan base drawn in by some sexy neked flesh.

Or at least thats whats supposed to happen in theory.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Ultra Mendacious: Console Reviews

Remember this motherfucker??



Sony Playstation 4 [Toaster Edition]
Sony Playstation 4

Toasted well, but we never forgot about the PSN network issues.
NO RATZ '09

NO RATZ
A corruption of the 'Ghostbusters' logo.

Danny Yardboi provided much lulz throughout '09

Friday, 29 April 2011

Beat Dump III


THE TOTALLY UNANTICIPATED ALBUM IS FINALLY HERE! \\\



I put together a bandcamp page to help distribute my music and it works damn well.

So either get my album from there:- http://ashar.bandcamp.com/

OR \\

Grab it from my official website Shadeprint.com

Shadeprint.com

My Official Website has arrived

The Perfect Distortion has fallen onto the internet. Check out my site which will tie all of my exploits together.



video

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Ultra Mendacious: Console Reviews


The Apple iPlay.

So back in 2006 the Apple iPlay was finally revealed, after much speculation & skepticism, Apple finally shot their critics in a dark alley with a silenced pistol leaving them to die slowly on the dirty infested soiled concrete.







Later that year the console was launched pushed as the 'Perfect' console all gamers had been waiting for, with specs which completely rolled over rival Microsofts Xbox 360's which had already been out a year (and was looking bitch made), the power under it's hood most gamers couldn't have even imagined or even dreamed of, Apple already had a good start.


The console itself which sold at a typical Apple price ($1,225) wasn't selling anywhere near as fast as competitors. Since Apple love to charge by directly vacuuming peoples money from their asses it wasn't impressing console gamers (as cheap as they already are). Almost within 3 months Apple dropped the price, this helped, but what really helped was the software.

In December of 2006, Shemue III was revealed as a iPlay exclusive, heavily anticipated & looked upon as many SEGA fans wet dreams, it's announcement turned the gaming world
upside down. It's massive success sold masses of iPlay consoles & the game itself broke records.


By summer 2007 the iPlay had already become iconic, it was everywhere, everyone wanted one, they had become extremely fashionable & connections between iPods & other apple accessories, implementation of iTunes and massive amounts of games available on via Apples iPlay network, the games industry had changed in ways people would never had imagined.


Monday, 3 January 2011

Nyah's Artwork

Got a new feature for the blog...


I'll be posting up art work by the new guerilla art terrorist known as 'Nyah'. This little lady is doing street art before she knew what is was (Not that she knows what it is now).
I'll be chronicling her work for as long as I can. Starting from here.


"5" by Nyah



"7" by Nyah