Hair Shirt Mix
Hair Shirt Mix' is a continuous music piece which mashes up familiar and non-familiar sounds live with 2 turntables in a celebration and parody of pop culture. It is a world where Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer go head to head, where Barry White groans along with Xenakis and where the musical possibilities of the turntable as an instrument will be explored. Through this work the artist hopes to present music juxtaposition as a palpable physical act that can be seen and heard in the moment, and as something funny, thought-provoking and funky all at once.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Simon Milman has been a professional musician for over 20 years, working in a wide range of settings with some of Australia’s most renowned musicians. Since 2012 he has run a nano label called We Large Productions which has a catalogue of 20 releases including Wanderlust, Nyash and Erebis. Simon is known primarily as a bassist but also performs on drums, guitar and turntables. Enter his hip hop alter ego, Coolio Desgracias:
Coolio Desgracias is a producer, rapper and DJ. He has released 7 solo albums and collaborated with other artists like Housemouse, Babyfreeze, GhostNoises and Happy Axe. He has played a bunch of shows around Canberra and for the last 2 years he has been concentrating on DJing and developing his skills as a turntablist. Those 2 years of development form the backbone of this project. At the moment he is in preproduction with Housemouse for their next release.
"...sounding somewhere between a funked-out version of Shabazz Palaces and a sci-fi Madlib..." - BMA
"Is he a weirdo? Yes, but a very talented one…" - The Canberra Times
"High-concept party music." - The NYC Jazz Record
Event Area: NFSA Courtyard