Check us out Friday at The Mousetrap in Naptown and Saturday at Folly Moon in Muncie.
Finna shake some shit, man.
You GON jam.
Mr. Kinetik and Rusty Redenbacher (#ATFU) featuring Sleepy Floyd on drums and Brandon Meeks on the bass guitar (The Native Sun) - Live in Indianapolis, 10/28/12. - LISTEN HERE.
Woo. Sho nuff fonkay. You’ll hear us run through some stuff from ‘The Professor And The Hustler’, as well as our current and forthcoming releases.
The live show has taken on a bit more of an edge with the brothers from The Native Sun playing with us. I been trying to explain it to you. I really think you gotta be there, cuz we hit the stage with some very serious and urgent energy.
For the time being though, please enjoy this set from The Mousetrap in Indianapolis, Indiana, recorded October 28th, 2012. I believe the third one we have played as this unit, not too shabby…come out to see us when you can.
Also, as I believe there is no reason for you not to have some decent live hip hop in your iTunes, I’ve made it so you can download this entire joint.
Shoutout to Matt Vice of MattViceProductions.com for capturing the magic and sending the zip over to me so I could get it to you.
Oh, I guess you’d like to know the songs we play, huh…?
1. John Henry
2. Slim Get Fonkay (Slim Gon Tell It)
3. Stir It Up (Again) (Mumia Abu-Jamal)
4. The Refinery
6. Who You Wit
9. Magic (‘Put Love Into It’ Remix)
10. Cashin In
We take it to the stage…
We will see you soon.
(P.S. - Fuck a soundcheck. Turn everything UP.)
Let the monster speak.
Can I talk to em…?
‘Lemmigitpaid’ and ‘Cashin In’…last night at ORANJE.
Thanks to everyone that was involved. That joint was a BLAST.
See ya in Muncie next Saturday.
I’m still at 500 views on this…I gotta get it back in ya face.
Shot this joint with the iPhone, edited it myself with iMovie,
Produced the track and recorded the whole thing on this laptop I’m pos
Really, it’s for the kids.
Part of my mission now is to let the youth (and your old ass that has always thought you had creative ideas that you wanted to verbalize, visualize, and communicate to others…) know that you can get FONKAY all on your own…you can get the word out all on your own…you just gotta stick to it and really believe in what you’re doing if you wanna go somewhere with it.
Someone asked me how it felt to be successful. I told them I really didn’t know
because I spend more time working and the reason for doing it than I do celebrating any kinda “success”.
…and I don’t feel like I’m “successful” in the way a lotta the world views “success”, but I’ve succeeded on some terms of my own that mean the world to me.
There it is. Slim gon tell it. If you like the tune, you can grab it from the link in the info box on the video. Right on.
#ATFU. Me and @MrKinetik will see you at ORANJE next week.
#ATFU & HEAVY GUN TOO.
OH HELL YES.
DOPENESS. Produced by @CoolHandLex too. DOPE.
This is the set-list from the show @MrKinetik and I played in LaPorte this weekend. As you can see, we had too much music to pick from…and we’re not counting the encore songs that we could throw into the mix.
We actually had to cut even more songs from this set as the show was running behind schedule. The time of the set you’re looking at here is about an hour, all solid material. I told Mr. Kinetik after the show, “Man, think of all the great songs we DIDN’T play!”
He said, “We have too much music that works…that’s a good problem to have.”
CLICK THE PIC TO SEE A BIT OF HOW WE GOT THERE AND WHAT WE PLAYED.
First time the transformation into the #BASEDRUSTY has been caught on tape. I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it myself.
#TheTinkerer #SHAKE #ATFU
Video shoot, yo…
Rock with me through the shoot for the second video from ‘The Tinkerer’. We just finished shooting most of the footage today, there’s still more to do.
Dig this though…here’s a bit of what we’ll be working with. Watch for ‘SHAKE’ soon, because you can’t deny the ‘Future Number One Pop Single In The Universe’
Thank you kindly.
HERE IT IS!! The first official video from ‘The Professor And The Hustler’. Take a ride with us through #Naptown…in STYLE!!!
So much appreciation and gratitude to @CVAKofSW who shot and edited this epic piece right cheah! Shoutout to @TomRobots, all the @SpittenWrittens fam, and all the people and places featured in this video. We got em in here because they’ve all been very good to us and we wanted y’all to meet our friends and see the neighborhood.
Enough reading, go watch the video, wouldya?
#ATFU - All Together For Us
Click HERE to download Mr. Kinetik & Rusty Redenbacher’s ‘The Professor And The Hustler’.
A-SKY - ‘Summertime Fling’ and the re-release of F.I.R.E. (Feeray) - ‘American Arson’ coming soon, right here.
#NP this is such a GREAT warm weather song! I WANT that chicken limo.
It’s SPRING AGAIN!!!!
Mr. Kinetik and I will be working on another album soon, y’all.
We got so much to say and we so funky widdit.
You can download ‘The Professor And The Hustler’, the album that contains ‘Cashin In’ for the free free HERE.
Enjoy. Stay on your pivot.
#ATFU #Update #FollowTheFam
Man, we been tryna get so much stuff handled that we’ve actually kinda slacked on the site. Sorry about that.
We stay current as a mug on Twitter, but gotta make sure to post over here. However, to be certain you are in the loop, follow us on Twitter. We tweet and retweet every day. At the very least, you’ll be getting dope music links from our people.
Rusty Redenbacher’s ‘The Tinkerer’ is now available on iTunes…HA!
To order the CD, go here…or click the pic.
Dotta is talking about releasing an EP next week, so stay tuned.
We’ll be sure to post more over here and give you updates via our Twitter. We still here…and we getting louder and funkier…
#ATFU - all the fuckin underdogs…
A Total Family Unit.
My man, @hotmixprincejay, just uploaded a BUNNNNNNCHA clips from ‘The Tinkerer’ album release party. Check out Sleeper Cell, Grey Granite, Mr. Kinetik & Eratic, and myself JAMMIN…
Hit the link, he’s got clips of EVERYBODY. #NAPTOWN groovin, man.
#ATFU and PRINCE JAY TOO.
#ATFU #TheTinkerer #SpeakMonsterSpeakLive
Had a great time tonight and by some sort of grace, I was able to perform this song kinda close to how it sounds on the recording.
I been trying to figure out how to get the monster onstage with me. I was lucky enough to have my homeboy, TXTBOOK (DYOG), bring his gear and DJ, so my mixer was sitting off to the side looking all lonely, feeling ignored. Poor lil mixer…
I hollered at Doug the sound man, who happens to be awesome, was in the first group I was ever in with me, and is a KILLER sound engineer, about a ‘Monster Mic’. He didn’t have the effects unit he needed to pull it off. Being the #punkrockthisshit guy that I am, I came up with the idea of running a microphone thru my mixer. I would use the effects unit on my mixer to get the monster rocking. We sound checked it and got it right. I think it came off pretty cool and this is only the second time I’ve played this song, so I wanted to get it on tape.
I’m the toolbag holding the camera/iPhone and that other voice off-frame is my main man, Mr. Kinetik, who rocked as my DJ for the night. That’s love. That’s multitasking. That’s holding it down for your gee. My brutha…I love that cat, man. That’s how #ATFU does it, man.
Big shouts to @SleeperCellCrew, @GreyGranite, & @Eratic for rocking with me tonight and their support in general. Thanks to everyone that was at the release party tonight. I had a GREAT time. I hope you like the album. ‘The Tinkerer’ is available on iTunes this Tuesday, January 31. You can order the CD now at DADDYREAL.COM…and yeah, I’m geeked.
Man, this right here.
I went to the Daddy Real complex today after I found out the CD’s of ‘The Tinkerer’ had arrived. Like, immechatlee….I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to hear that they had arrived. I wanted to see what the ‘Iron Man Monster Factory’ video was looking like too, man.
I got there and people were hustling in every area of the building; cats working promotions for bands, folks in the studio putting music together, people moving and shaking…getting stuff DONE. I popped my head in the office with what was undoubtedly the goofy grin of a kid who got straight A’s right before Christmas and said, “Soooooo….I hear there’s something here for me to see!”
Man, it’s beautiful. It’s exactly what I pictured in my head. It sounds great. It looks great. It ‘pops’. It ‘sizzles’. It ‘thumps’. The packaging really came out so awesome, man. SHIT. I am GEEKED.
Here’s what you hafta understand; I really had no idea that I was gonna be releasing this album in this manner when I was creating it. It’s a sign that @ATFU_ is growing up, man. I really want you to understand how hard we work to do this and how much we have done to get the name and concept to the people. We started the blog a year ago on January 31. In that time, we’ve posted no less that 30 FREE ALBUMS from the group and our affiliates. Here’s the page with all of em…
…ay, that’s a lotta work we give away to get this thang started on a real level. There’s no expectations other than the hope that it reaches people who will dig it and pass the page and the word of the crew forward.
When I was crafting ‘The Tinkerer’, I was expecting to make another album we could throw on that page. I wrote, produced and recorded the bulk of the album in a week; I was gonna stop there. Part of my original M.O. for the album was to see what I could get done in a week. I sent a version of it to @MrKinetik for mastering immediately after that week was completed. (He’s the first dude I bounce ideas and songs to, as well as my mastering guy. We work well together.) He was kinda the dude who put it in my mind that I could produce an album, man, and with that in mind, I asked him to hold up and rethought ‘The Tinkerer’.
I refined and expanded on the concept of the album and continued to make promo videos and memes to post the whole time. I really like being able to involve people in the creative process with social-media. I was still adding on to the album the whole time.
I started it August 9th, 2011 and I was adding stuff to, refining, and remixing the album up until I turned in the master around December 27th or so. The fact is, I had no idea I would hafta make a ‘master’ to turn in until @AlmightyMEighty called me one day last month and said, “YOO, hold up…I wanna do ‘The Tinkerer’ RIGHT…”, which led to a meeting, which led to a deal with an entertainment company, which gave me MORE reason to reconsider what ‘The Tinkerer’ was becoming and what I wanted the final product to be.
If I was gonna actually have an ALBUM, I was gonna need to add on to my vision. Adding on to my vision requires working with people that are more skilled than me in some areas. Working with the Daddy Real staff has been productive as a MUG. I hollered at my people, @TheAIDG to help me come up with a cover suitable for this thang and whip up some proper propaganda materials. Lefty at Daddy Real is spearheading the ‘Iron Man Monster Factory’ video and it looks to be the craziest video I’ve ever been involved in in any way, shape, or form.
No bullshit; I really had no idea all this would be going on when I started making this album. By the time I realized what was going on, I added four more songs to the album to REALLY make sure I was giving you the BEST thing I could, not giving you a ‘project’ where the limits and timeline I set for MYSELF ended up compromising how good it could be. As much as the #BASEDRUSTY taught me in terms of recording, expanding on an idea, and social-media campaigning, I had to know when and how to use it. I did the entire ‘Complete Caillou’ in the space of a month, posting every song as soon as they were finished. Some of that technique worked for ‘The Tinkerer’; recording quickly, staying thematically sound, talking to the people the whole time I was working on it. I’m glad that I kept chipping away and adding on though.
I believe the final product sounds, looks, and feels complete. I learned how to make an album by myself. I’m responsible for every sound. I worked my ass off on this thang, not even knowing this day would come…and here it is. It’s a lot different than what I originally thought I was gonna do. It became the ‘album’ it was supposed to be, forget all that nonsense about getting it done in a week. I spent months tinkering with it and added the final ‘act’ a week before I turned in the master. I lived this album for months. It was all I did. I was teaching myself and learning. I was reaching. I was DOING IT.
I did it.
Can’t wait for you to hear and see more. Video soon, album drops next Tuesday. Release party on Saturday.
Good times. More to come.