• Tour life continues פרי דה רובוטס

    For the last week of November into December, I made my way from SA to Mexico, Paris, Lille, Bruxelles, Jerusalem, Haifa, and Tel Aviv. Way too much amazing shit happened to post, so here is the short version..

    you can see more and follow on instagram.com/freetherobots or #FTRTOURS

    Muchas Gracias Otros Mundos Otros Sonidos

    Tijuana, Mexico

    TJ, Raiders official

    Free the Robots, Andre Power, Jo Def... Esgar lurking somewhere

    Meanwhile in NYC...

    LeMellotron.com

    Paris je t'aime

    têtes de chèvres je t'aime

    Hand styles by SUPE, Mike Kershnar, and Luidgi during live radio broadcast... any place, any time

    Listen to the Interviews below:

    BeSides Records in Lille, FR... where i spent all my tour money for some major come ups

    Bruxelles with Jeremiah Jae & Mono/Poly sometime earlier in the year

    Royal w/ Cheese & Wine

    Street art (Jaffa)

    The moving company

    Hummus Lina (Jerusalem) vs Hummus Abu Hassan (Tel Aviv)... won't say the winner because a man could get killed for that. #HummusCartels

    Cohen Beats, Cohen Digs... Websta Websta & Cohen has a job for you

    The Army

    Port Said, Tel Aviv

    Good Vibes in Haifa with 4321, Ghostown Crew, Broken Fingaz, Raw Tapes, Miss Red... Everyone!

    Find the Ace of Base tape (Casette Bar, Jerusalem)

    Lite Brite music :)

    A lot of love in the building, thanks to the Raash-Hour crew and the great people of Jerusalem. This is the first 10 minutes filmed & edited by Naama Noach.

    On board the Jerusalem express.. Lets Fly!

    Hanukkah at the Western Wall

    The Old City, Jerusalem

    Lost as fuck in the Old City, Jerusalem

    So that's what all this tension is about...

    Moo from the Estate

    Impromptu studio session with Rejoicer and Keren Dun of the Buttering Trio / Raw Tapes

    French layover.. French Breakfast

    World wide family

    Music is the universal language no matter where we are in the world.. Thank you for listening.

    -Free the Robots

    freetherobots / December 23, 2013
  • Tour Diaries: São Paulo, Brazil

    [Free the Robots: Sept 2013] Last week I took a trip to the great city of São Paulo for a show and random adventures with the Metanol FM crew. Here is a little glimpse what what goes on this side of the southern hemisphere.

    Welcome to São Paulo: Population 11.32 Million

    Not bad for the first stop.. grand opening of Alex Atala and Fecundo Guerra's new restaurant in Antigo Riviera. Bomb food, good vibes, live jazz, and a playlist that plays everything from Mulatu Astatque, to Moondog, to Thundercat. *I Recommend

    According to many local diggers, Disco Sete is São Paulo's finest record store. For my experience, I will have to agree. shout outs to Carlinhos for being the best digs assistant ever

    Brazilians can eat a lot of meat.

    Alot of meat...try the churrascaria

    The Amazon is home to the cutest Piranhas on the planet

    Original OS Gemeos sticker tags from 1996, courtesy of my friend Akin (Metanol). I can't thank you enough for these.. so thank you again!

    Hooligans

    Praca das Artes

    Good vibes!

    muito obrigado to the crew! [Metanol.FM]

    After the party is the Afterparty.

    The End...

    -Free the Robots

     

     

     

    freetherobots / October 1, 2013
  • Tour diary.. what a week it's been

    Over Independence Day week I shot over to NYC in hopes that the aliens would come and take me away from some rooftop... Obviously that didn't happen :/ But i did get to enjoy that heat & humidity with great company.

    Brooklyn

    During my down low DJ set at Hotel Chantelle, the legendary New York noise collective, "Gray" came through to vibe out. Shout outs to Michael Holman (left) + Nick Taylor (right)... now click--> http://kck.st/15hDxxP

    Feel free to support if what he's done has affected your life in anyway. Much respect!

    Marcy stop

    on the way to the Marcy stop

    Found!

    Good vibes, tunes, trees & rooftop fireworks with Dan (Dubspot), Ras Daniel, Addis Pablo, and the legendary Clive Chin *photo cred. (Suns of Dub)

    Out here they worship Stan

    Almost home... but first, off to Quebec City for the OFF Festival.

    Obligatory airplane window shot

    First stop.. Poutine & Canadian beer

    Sometimes I look like Romeo from OBEY (ROAM-intl)

    Among some serious French Canadian space, disco bands... not mad at all

    Amazing vibes all night at the OFF Festival (Photo by: Marion Desjardin)

    you can see the full set of what went on here (QUEBEC OFF)

    Homeward bound... stay tuned for "The Balance." (08/20/2013)

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    freetherobots / July 9, 2013
  • OBEY Radio x Dublab

    Stopped by the Dublab studio last week for a 2 hour (Roam & Urth) OBEY Radio session. If you missed it, it's now downloadable HERE... Listen and support LA's finest radio show at dublab.com/donate/

    freetherobots / May 6, 2013
  • Lection III

    During my European tour last month, I spent some time in Copenhagen and linked up with, Den Sorte Skole, for the final sessions of Lection III. The record just came out, and quickly became my main, space-out soundtrack... a highly recommended listen.  400+ layers of un-used samples, edits, and original compositions, perfectly executed to tell their story.

    Available on limited edition Vinyl or as FREE DOWNLOAD (via densorteskole.net)

    Enjoy!

    -Free the Robots

    freetherobots / April 25, 2013
  • The final hour

    For the last leg of the tour, we continued with even more run ins, worldwide fam, and fun. Next stops.. Vienna, Copenhagen, and Germany... *I stole these googly eyes from someone elses sticker, and i will do this every time i see googly eyes.

    Vienna.. beauuutiful. Shouts to all the dope DJ's who played, Dorian Concept for coming through, and all the good people of Vienna

    3 days off and a DJ set in Copenhagen.. Last year, I was fortunate enough to hop on a Danish tour with my dudes, Den Sorte Skole. This time, I flew right into the final session of their new record, Lection #3, and its pure fire! It consists of 400+ layers of previously un-used samples, edits, and original compositions. Stay tuned for this at densorteskole.net

    Another random stop in Copenhagen. My dudes from Cheff Records invited us to their live TV performance on the national Danish network, where i discovered a whole new world of music, and another very random run in with Quadron, who you should definitely know by now... but you probably didn't know, but they are from Denmark!

    Came through the Red Bull Music studio (Copenhagen) to hang out with, Phase 5 and his SSL. Easily one of the coolest cats I've ever met in the music game.

    After our visit to casa de Om-Unit y Meloncholy we remembered Charles had made a purchase.. Pulled this one out of his collection after consuming some natural substance.. Thank you Meloncholy for this!

    Ausfahrting from our vacation and heading to Germany for the final stops..

    Randomly found my skull used for "St. Pauli to the People" stencil... big up St. Pauli!

    Good to see fellow Grilled Cheese Spot/ Santa Ana Surf club member, Glen Porter, out here in Berlin… not to many people know, but aside from taking your orders at The Grilled Cheese Spot, he makes amazing tunes with Project Moon Circle, out of Germany. He will be taking over the OBEY tour blog from here on in. #SecretLife check him out!

    Partying with Skinheads next door to our show in Jena Germay... don't worry... it was a Punky reggae party

    Kinda smokey in here..

    Selfie

    Goodbye EU, it has been great to rock with you all... until next time, MUCH LOVE! :) Next stop... home for the 5 year Anniversary of The Crosby!!!

    freetherobots / April 1, 2013
  • from Paris to Bruxelles

    The blur of extraordinary events from Paris to Bruxelles

    Bruxelles on a Sunday

    The Thousands of people in the Paris metro and we run into Ge-ology and Lefto!

    the Beast is everywhere

    Kutmah always crushing.. we all miss you bro!

    My brother from another Nosaj Thing

    Jeremiah Jae is crushing on a whole nother level

    "Everytiiime I'm in the kitchen... You in the kitchen.." w/ Jeremiah Jae, Lefto, Free the Robots and Mono/Poly

    Now off to Copenhagen!

    freetherobots / March 25, 2013
  • the daam

    3 days of semi-rest at Sebas's Royal Palace of Amsterdam aka OBEY (Benelux HQ).. Bigg shout out to everyone who came out to our last minute OBEY pop off party at the Chicago Social Club, all the folks who listened in to our session at Redlight Radio, Indonesian restaurants and Goudkuipje. Amsterdam Fam!

     

    freetherobots / March 24, 2013
  • OBEY Radio x Redlight radio (amsterdam)

    Listen to the OBEY Radio x Redlight Radio live mix session with FTR & Mono/Poly at redlightradio.net

    freetherobots / March 23, 2013
  • First Stop London

    This is my touring partner, Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder). No, this hat is not just for performances... this is his actual hat, and he's representing hard for all the cats out there!

    Big Shout out to the Hit + Run Crew for taking it from LA to London.. Also thank you Cryptic for the FTR design

    It's always good to meet up with fam from back home. Nosaj Thing definitely came strong for this one. Much love to Earnest Endeavors and Black Atlantic for putting this amazing show together. Thank you to the great people of London for coming out and sharing the vibes!

    freetherobots / March 21, 2013
  • Guest Blogger: Free The Robots

    Hell "the fuck" O!

    My name is Chris Alfaro a.k.a. Free The Robots. I'm a musician and business owner, hailing from Santa Ana, CA. The friends at OBEY Clothing asked if I can document my European Tour, and I happily said yes. For those that need to do a bit more research on me or troll me like the creep that you are, please visit... www.freetherobots.org, thank you!

    For this round, I will be teaming up with Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder Records) for shows in London, Geneva, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Belgium, & a few cities in France & Germany. We're mainly here for good beer, wine and cheese, but in between that, we'll be playing music for people. With the both of us lurking around together, we're bound to get into some weird shit. Lets go!

    Until then, here's a mixtape I did to promote the French leg of the tour... more soon!

    download here

    - FTR

    freetherobots / March 18, 2013