Finally. After 4 1/2 years in the making, NASA has begun countdown to liftoff. NASA is an international collective of musicians spanning the genre spectrum. At the apex, Squeak E. Clean and Dj Zegon. We met in April of 2003 at a friends studio, and began to make music together the next day. We spent all of our time sampling rare Brazilian records from the 60’s and 70’s to make tracks, and soon we began to develop the concept for NASA. We appreciated how we had become such good friends through our passion for music, and decided to make a record with all of our heroes and favorite musicians with this as a model. People from different worlds coming together through shared inspiration and love of music. That’s why all the crazy collaborations like Ol’ Dirty Bastard with Karen O, and Fatlip, David Byrne with Chali 2na and Gift of Gab, or Tom Waits and Kool Keith. We realized that people come together through music and that is a beautiful thing, and we should expand on that concept and make a whole record celebrating it. The idea is to ignore all of the boundaries and boarders that are in place to keep people divided, such as musical genre, race, politics, geography, language, etc. We’ve assembled the craziest and most eclectic collection of musicians ever assembled on one album in the hope that we can show, through music, that all those superficial divisions are an illusion, and that we are all one race of human beings interested in collaboration and unity, ignoring preconceptions, and transcending genre definitions. Through the making of the record, we’ve documented all the sessions on video, and a documentary of the long process is being cut together now. There’s some crazy shit on there.. down @ Sizzla’s compound in Kingston, Jamaica with Amanda Blank.. George Clinton’s consciousness altered recording session, Method Man doing magic tricks. It’s ill, and should be done by in a few months. We’ve also been working with Syd Garon, animator and director of one of our favorite movies ever DJ Qbert’s “Wave Twisters” and a handful of well known artists to do the NASA movie. Similar to the concept of the record, Syd is working with different artists, combining their artwork through his animation to make an artistic cornucopia of sights and sounds. Check it out>> The record is almost done, so look out for it soon @ your neighborhood blog>> Peace!

MySpace NASA
http://www.squeakeclean.com/

One comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.