ATTENTION: Radio-Active Psych-Soul Party ALERT! Come celebrate tiny.blips - "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" 7" 45 release Friday August 18th 6-10PM at Radio-Active Records in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Live performance by tiny.blips with special guest sit-ins. Live painting and performance art by Laura Atria. Magic City Soul Club DJs featuring DJ Booty and DJ Pack-A-Day.
Do not miss the in store premiere and discussion of the music video shot by Andrew Urban on Super8 8mm film. Get exclusive tiny.blips - "Little Parthenon" merchandise including Lemonade color promo copies of the 7", the label art t-shirt, and event poster! Free Funky Buddha Brewery beer and deep digs in the thousands of amazing records at Radio-Active Records.
tiny.blips and Tiki Tumbao have teamed up to bring "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" to the 7" 45RPM vinyl format for the first time. tiny.blips' lo-fi R&B sound is informed by his many years as a performing musician, a studio musician and studies in Jazz at the University of Delaware. As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer there is nothing this man cannot do. "Little Parthenon" and "Hieroglyph" are selections from tiny.blips first album, Humans-Housecats-History, released in 2020.
The tiny.blips concept was originally developed as a creative outlet during the pandemic when many performing musicians diverted their efforts towards home studio recording. "Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" were recorded in tiny.blips' bedroom using a Tascam 4 track cassette tape recorder. blips' astute musical sensibility inform his distinctive sound. By blending a simple and creative production style with some very textured compositions and a tapestry of percussive and effected sounds, tiny.blips has attracted listeners all around the globe.
"Little Parthenon / Hieroglyph" were selected to press on 7" 45RPM with the DJs and collectors in mind. These two tracks present tiny.blips' style in a particularly fun way!
"Little Parthenon" has a mid-tempo daytime disco energy wrapped in a dreamy lo-fi aesthetic. Simple playful lyrics against sustained Rhodes and funk guitar are in direct conversation with the layered saxophones played by Rob Smiley. The straight ahead hip hop influenced beat and warm production style make this a perfect record for a DJ to throw in the mix.
"Hieroglyph", on the other hand, has a rolling break beat foundation that immediately catches the ear. The introduction of funky rhythmic melodies and a turned around bass-line continue the intrigue until the layers vocal harmonies glue everything back together. So diverse and blended are the influences on this track that it is hard to pin down stylistically. An amazing b-side for sure.
Written / performed / recorded / mixed by tiny.blips. "Little Parthenon" features Rob Smiley on saxophones. Recorded in tiny.blips' bedroom in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mastered by Amir Tal.
Muck Funk! Swamp Groove! These are just a few of the reactions from listeners who hear the Swizzlas' sound for the first time. "Double Dippin / Dippin Deux", the Swizzlas debut release, is a testament to the groups deep roots in Southern Florida and New Orleans. Upright bass, crunchy guitar, funky drums and perfect percussion unite to reveal a tapestry of simple grooves woven together with that 70s style saturation.
Written and Produced by Travis Acker & Tom Witek
Bass by Tom Witek
Drums by Travis Acker
Guitar by Addison Rifkind
Percussion by Guillermo Andres Ospina
Guest feature on "Dippin Deux": organ by Jim Wuest
Recorded at West Bird Studio in Miami, FL
Mixed by Travis Acker & Tom Witek
Mastered by Jason "Jocko" Randall
Date and Time
June 17 · 9pm - June 18 · 2am EDT
Shirley's at Gramps 176 Northwest 24th Street Miami, FL 33127
Join us Saturday June 17th 9pm at Shirley's (the back room at Gramps) in Miami, FL for a night of live music, vinyl DJs and exclusive merchandise as Tony & the Kings celebrate their first release on Miami's own Tiki Tumbao Records. Tony & the Kings are longtime soul purveyors now mixing their own brand of Miami Latin style. Come celebrate the release of their new single / b side, "Piropo / Son Del Barrio". Pick up exclusive Tony & the Kings t-shirts and translucent red promo copies of the 7" vinyl record, available only at the release party.
Also featuring live set by soul jazz phenoms, Soul Vaccinators; lead by guitarist Addison Rifkind and drummer Eddie Garcia Jr.. All night enjoy the vinyl sounds of Angelica Rose and the Tiki Tumbao DJs. Get your tickets in advance for only $10. Doors open at 9PM, we will see you there!