Even if you don’t realize it you’ve probably come across the work of artist Gregory Siff, either in a gallery setting, or more likely popping up all over the streets of LA and beyond. Most recently collaborating with street legend and artist Risk from The 7th Letter, as well as his giant ‘Facing Reality’ mural on Melrose Ave’s De la Barracuda Wall, Gregory’s artistic interventions always make you stop and take notice.
And the same is true of the exclusive playlist he has put together for us to celebrate our collab Tee ‘Gregory. X Twelve Bar: There & Back’. The tunes in ‘Music To Paint To’ are picked from a broad and colorful palate, but make a real splash, just like Gregory’s artwork. We’re delighted that he has chosen to share his musical inspirations with us, as music is obviously so central to our own inspiration here at Twelve Bar. You can see it in the amazing new collab tee with Gregory, and listen to it everyday right here.
So kick back and break out the creativity, as we present for your listening pleasure ‘Music To Paint To’.
01. UGK feat. Outkast – International Players Anthem
02. Lana del Rey – Radio
03. The Black Keys – Next Girl
04. The Beastie Boys – Shake Your Rump
05. Washed Out – New Theory (RAC mix)
06. Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow Sometimes I Rhyme Quick
07. Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
08. Fabolous x Nate Dogg x Classixx – Deny Strings
09. Miles Davis – Blue In Green
10. The Rolling Stones – Some Girls
11. Kanye West feat. GLC & Consequence – Spaceship
12. The Knife – Heartbeats
13. Andre Nickatina – Conversation With A Devil
14. Drake – Over My Dead Body
15. Jay Electronica – Exhibit C
16. Kid Cudi – Cudi Zone
17. Citizen Cope – Sideways
18. The Streets – Everything Is Borrowed
19. John Maus – Hey Moon
20. Big Sean feat. John Legend – Memories Part II
The ‘Gregory’ Cocktail
2 shots Tequila
20 ml Ginger Beer
Juice of one lime
Cubes of candied ginger
Pour all of the ingredients into a tall glass and stir well over a small amount of ice. For extra freshness add a tiny pinch of salt. Get your paints out and go wild, there’s nothing like the Gregory to get your creative juices flowing.
Gregory Siff ‘There & Back: LA/NY’ is an exhibition presented by Siren Studios as part of their Rooftop Sessions programme, kicking off Thursday 1 March 2012. Siren Studios, 6063 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood CA.
For more about Gregory Siff’s work please go to http://gregorysiff.tumblr.com/ or follow Gregory on Twitter @GregorySiff
For more info on the Rooftop Sessions at Siren Studios go to http://sirenstudios.com
Greg is also working, as part of the project, with LA-based charity Communities in Schools. For more information on how you can support the programme please go to http://www.cislosangeles.org/
Good music is the driving force behind everything we do here at Twelve Bar.
That’s why we’ve been digging through the Twelve Bar vaults to pull out our favorite tunes for your browsing and
listening pleasure, and keeping our ears to the ground for what is fresh now and in the future. And then we’re putting
them altogether into a delicious musical gumbo and serving you a fresh bowlful of twelve select tracks every week.