Friday, March 4, 2011
Balam Acab Follow Up
I posted about Balam Acab maybe a month ago, his EP "See Birds" has many many plays in my iTunes. Things are kind of slow at work so I was googling him and came up on this info:
-This dude is a 19 year old kid in Pennsylvania and makes all that shit in his bedroom. Good interview with him here from Altered Zones.
-He has another project called ETHEREA that is kind of Balam Acab-y but more beat-driven a la J Dilla or something. Couldn't find any albums but good stuff up at his Myspace page.
-Dude got his song picked up for a L'oreal commercial featuring Beyonce?!
I felt like this was noteworthy in that record labels and mainstream artists are trying to figure out the new paradigm, how can we make money in the post "+ mediafire" world? Hustling to make something happen. Meanwhile here is a kid who just makes really good music and got recognized for it and defintely got paid for usage in that commercial.
Lastly, I don't even know how to process this image: