Lefto x Free the Robots teamed up for the Two Snakes on the Plane tour; a one month journey now in progress. It started in Tokyo and proceeded on down to the deep south of Japan. Here are some snaps of adventure one. Biig shout out to Laurent Fintoni, Perfect-Touch, the Brainfeeder crew, Jazzy Sport, Air (Tokyo), Timeless, Big Takeover and everyone who made this trip to Japan fun. Stay tuned for more in Seoul, Manila, and Bali!
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..
[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!
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.
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
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on the way to the Marcy stop
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.
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.
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 youMeloncholyfor 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
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!
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!
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!