Hey guys, I’m overdue for some updates. So here goes!
Well the past three months have been – Kraazy! Except for a 3-week break, the summer screamed by – seems I have been “flying” much of the time.
In early July (3-11), I was on the runway in Berlin with my bro Shaun Ross as we opened the Mercedes Benz Berlin Fashion week. Think Denim and that was the kind of organic stuff we wore for the designers. But the music and cultural scene in Berlin is amazing! I opened that week with some DJ jamming fun!
All that summer heat makes me want to listen to something old school…like Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You” is such a 50s classic! Hawkins is an insane rock legend. Check him out!
After Berlin I was on the road to the Comic Convention in San Diego July 13-16. Could you believe my new collectible Zombie Doll sold out in one day:D? After that party, we headed north to the Venice Beach Freak Show and I’m not gonna hide the reality: this gig was dope fun!
More recently, I was in Switzerland to work with Giahi Tattoo and Piercing, the largest players in the Jewellery and Body Piercing business before I came down for New York fashion week where I attended the usual mix of amazing shows and after parties.
I was in Vancouver these past two days and now I’m back in Montreal for some much-needed downtime after all the fashion week craziness. But I will stay in touch! – I’ve got some great surprises for you guys so watch out and check the web site www.rickgenest.com for updates X
This is my last post with the great team at FAULT so I’m gonna give a heads up on a couple of my fav music submissions over the last couple months.
First up, some cool digital beats from Germany-based electro artist Lumadroid:
I could drop this as an opening track to one of my sets so listen out for it!
Next up is last year’s winner of Pittsburgh’s Under 21 Best Hip-hop Artist award, LiL-D Da Prince. Check this kid out – he’s really going somewhere!
…and finally, a great recommendation from Thale Marie – thanks for sending in this Saint Thomas track:
Thanks for your support guys! Hope you all got to check out my interview and exclusive shoot in the Summer issue of FAULT. If not, you can get your copy of FAULT Issue 11 from here – http://www.fault-magazine.com/issues
Last week my manager Colin and I hung out at the Cannes Film Festival for a couple of award ceremonies. By night we checked out some rad parties! While we were out there, I was featured in a documentary film for the French channel Arte called Super Heros. We even managed to fit in a studio shoot with the amazingly talented Patrizio Di Renzo.
Then, the week before that, I was in Moscow, guest-appearing at the Soho Lounge, and after that, the Moscow International Tattoo Convention, promoted by Club Arena. The coolest part of my Moscow trip has got to be hands-down the after-party at Rolling Stone Bar. There I DJ’d with my new bros VJ Chuck of MTV Russia and Artem Gnus of Billboard Russia. These guys are stone-cold cool! Spinning wickedly eclectic tracks! …but yeah, they loved my set of stuff, featuring Keny Arkana and others… This is my love; sharing art internationally, and that’s exactly where I wanna be.
Now that I’m back in Montreal, I wanna share a band with you guys; The Unsettlers, an incredible eleven-piece based out in Montreal (think Tom Waits meets The Pogues). They’re quite a contrast to my previous recommendation, Keny Arkana, but they really know how to entertain the crowd with their insanely original material. Be sure to check these guys out! They deserve the attention.
Over the weekend I’m going to be DJing in Moscow at the Soho Rooms and the Rolling Stones Bar. I’m also going to be hanging out at the International Tattoo Festival there for a few days.
While I’m there, I’ll definitely be playing Marseillaise rapper Keny Arkana‘s track ‘La Rage’. It’s so cool to hear someone spitting about something they really care about – she’s part of alter-globalisation music collective La Rage du Peuple. The track always gets people fired up, ready to party and tear the place down. Moscow, are you ready for this?!