Chow Down w/ Local Action at Soup Kitchen

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This Thursday in Manchester GG’s Big War and DJ Croww go b2b for Chow Down at Soup Kitchen. It’s free before 12 and the rest of the line-up is packed with stellar DJs. The poster was designed by Will Berry too! 
More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/505471839586564/?fref=ts

22/9/2014 . 1 note . Reblog
Generic Mix #12: Greetings from ISSUE

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We’re very pleased to announce the 12th mix in our Generic Mix series - this time from Teaholic Bay Area legend ISSUE.



If you’ve been following our work for the last couple of years then you’ll need no introduction to the rapping and producing machine that is ISSUE. However for those of you who aren’t up to speed back in 2012 ISSUE commissioned our boy Kidmilk to do the artwork for his Waves of Italy mixtape, Aura - his collaborative mixtape with GG’s Big War followed later that year and more recently Ish laced with a guest verse on our Generic Greeting #3 compilation

For this mix ISSUE delivers us an uncompromising selection of tracks he’s been bumping recently from the hyper aggressive sounds of Death Grips and Young Nigga via the infinitely chill Lali Puna and some Insane Clown Posse thrown in for good measure, this is not a mix to be slept on!

The artwork this time comes from the aforementioned Kidmilk - a fiend for the fineliner and all things digital. Check his work out on Behance and Tumblr.

Tracklist:

IC3PEAK - Bound 00:00
Death Grips - Billy Not Really 2:24
Father - Nokia Remix (Featuring iLoveMakonnen) 6:13
Beastie Boys - Hold it Now, Hit It 9:04
Lali Puna - Nin-Com-Pop 12:28
マクロスMACROSS 82-99 16:54
Young Nigga - She Won’t A Young Nigga 19:28
Beastie Boys - Pass The Mic 21:27
Senshi - seppuka 25:42
Insane Clown Posse - Nothing’s Left 27:51
Teena Maria - Midnight Magnet 33:46

 

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Big War Music For Programming Mix

Check out this mix Big War has done for the excellent Music For Programming series. Designed to aid concentration & sleep.

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If you’re in Manchester be sure to pick up a copy of the September issue of Now Then!
GG#3 receives a great review in it alongside all the usual brilliant writing and art.
Just a few copies of the compilation left at www.antipartymusic.bigcartel.com

If you’re in Manchester be sure to pick up a copy of the September issue of Now Then!
GG#3 receives a great review in it alongside all the usual brilliant writing and art.
Just a few copies of the compilation left at www.antipartymusic.bigcartel.com

11/9/2014 . 1 note . Reblog
Generic Mix #11: Greetings from ThombA

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We’re back again with the 11th instalment of our mix series, and this time we are proud to present the some beats from Norway, courtesy of ThombA!

Not new to the game, ThombA has been djing all over Oslo over the past five years, and has recently started producing. Deriving his inspiration from artists such as Tom Ellis, Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo, a.r.p.i.a.r, Ark and so on, ThombA delivers a fresh, techy mix with funky samples.

The artwork this month comes from one of GG’s latest additions additions Rachel Dargavel-Leafe. Rachel is a London come Manchester based creative who believes shape and simplicity is key. For more of her work head to her Cargo Collective Site.

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We’re very happy to announce our involvement with Play On, a playful new exhibition in Manchester. The exhibition is being curated by Emily Briselden-Waters and Rachel Dargavel-Leafe of Generic Greeting who had this to say about the exhibition: "We feel that the world of Art and Design has become too serious and competitive. We want to re-introduce the idea of play into the practice. We are launching an experimental and interactive exhibition that does just that! ‘Play On’, is a group show of Manchester based artists and designers taking inspiration from traditional surrealist games such as ‘automatic drawing’, ‘exquisite corpse’, and ‘bulletism’. They will be answering a brief that brings this madness into the modern day. We invite you to come and play for one night only - Thursday 25th September 2014, from 6pm until late. 22, Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF"The exhibition will also feature work by GG’s Will Berry and Kidmilk.FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445019138971186/?fref=ts

We’re very happy to announce our involvement with Play On, a playful new exhibition in Manchester. 
The exhibition is being curated by Emily Briselden-Waters and Rachel Dargavel-Leafe of Generic Greeting who had this to say about the exhibition: 

"We feel that the world of Art and Design has become too serious and competitive. We want to re-introduce the idea of play into the practice. We are launching an experimental and interactive exhibition that does just that! ‘Play On’, is a group show of Manchester based artists and designers taking inspiration from traditional surrealist games such as ‘automatic drawing’, ‘exquisite corpse’, and ‘bulletism’. They will be answering a brief that brings this madness into the modern day. We invite you to come and play for one night only - Thursday 25th September 2014, from 6pm until late. 22, Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF"

The exhibition will also feature work by GG’s Will Berry and Kidmilk.

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445019138971186/?fref=ts

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TOMORROW NIGHT!
TwentyTwentyTwo, Generic Greeting & The Mango Club are proud to present: Sketchy - an exhibition by Lewis Royden 
Featuring illustration by Mike Howard, Chris Alliston, KIDMILK & Will Berry

Exhibition Launch 7pm
Twenty Twenty Two
Free Entry

Sketchy is a brand new exhibition by Chester based photographer and videographer Lewis Royden. Lewis, whose work has been featured in Sidewalk Magazine, has selected 4 of his favourite artists to repurpose his skateboard photography in their own style to create brand new artworks that reflect the subculture’s creative side.

More info: www.genericgreeting.co.uk/post/95107194475

TOMORROW NIGHT!
TwentyTwentyTwo, Generic Greeting & The Mango Club are proud to present: Sketchy - an exhibition by Lewis Royden
Featuring illustration by Mike Howard, Chris Alliston, KIDMILK & Will Berry

Exhibition Launch 7pm
Twenty Twenty Two
Free Entry

Sketchy is a brand new exhibition by Chester based photographer and videographer Lewis Royden. Lewis, whose work has been featured in Sidewalk Magazine, has selected 4 of his favourite artists to repurpose his skateboard photography in their own style to create brand new artworks that reflect the subculture’s creative side.

More info: www.genericgreeting.co.uk/post/95107194475

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Generic Greeting proudly present: Sketchy - an exhibition by Lewis Royden

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TwentyTwentyTwo, Generic Greeting & The Mango Club are proud to present: Sketchy - an exhibition by Lewis Royden 
Featuring illustration by Mike Howard, Chris Alliston, KIDMILK & Will Berry

Exhibition Launch 7pm
Twenty Twenty Two
Free Entry

Sketchy is a brand new exhibition by Chester based photographer and videographer Lewis Royden. Lewis, whose work has been featured in Sidewalk Magazine, has selected 4 of his favourite artists to repurpose his skateboard photography in their own style to create brand new artworks that reflect the subculture’s creative side.

In the Lewis’ own words:  

"I considered the fact that quite a lot of the best artists I know are also somehow involved in the skating community- where a lot of my own work originates.
I wanted to bring together a few artists from within this community to collaborate with on some new fresh pieces of work, using skateboarding photographs as a canvas for their own handywork, in an attempt to express how this often rudely dismissed scene can actually be a source of great artistic creation.
When working on this project I have always been concious not to confine any of the artists into boxes. I wanted everybody to incorporate the photographs into the work they produced the best they could, but aside from this everyone had complete creative freedom to come up with whatever they deemed fitting, 
and I’m really proud of what we have achieved.

Will Berry is an architectural illustrator based in Manchester. His ability to create and recreate urban environments in his own unique style meant he’s an ideal collaborative partner for a project like this one where the environments mean so much.
His simple yet detailed technique makes his work look intriguing and extremely professional, drawing you in to keep looking closer.

KIDMILK is an illustrator based in Manchester. Working between both digital and freehand, KIDMILK’s drawing often has underlying messages and always shines with personality. 
With an ability to create portraits with a flawless yet cartoony likeness, his quirky techniques had me really keen to see what could be possible in a new bracket of work.

Chris Alliston is an illustrator currently based in Liverpool, best known for his work doing tour posters for metal bands such as Mastodon & Elder. Chris’s extraordinarily detailed designs are instantly recognisable as being time consuming and painstakingly done.
His ability to create stunning murals with such tiny instruments is amazing, and to have his ink on my pictures is a dream come true. His enthusiasm for working on a project with photographs was so much that it would have been impossible for me to have left him out of this collaboration.

Mike Howard is an artist from Chester. Able to excel at pretty much anything art based - both analogue and digital - Mike is an all round talent with enormous potential.
You’ll struggle to find anything he’s produced that doesn’t make you wonder just how far his imagination will take him. It’s a pleasure to have Mike on board, and his uniquely surreal designs have always been high on my personal list of favourites.”

The exhibition launch is free entry and will feature DJs from Generic Greeting Collective and The Mango Club.

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NOUS Magazine - The Misunderstanding Issue

We’re very excited to announce our involvement with the next issue of Nous magazine.
Nous magazine is Manchester based publication that talks about mental illness, such as anxiety or depression and offers the reader easy access to the topic through short stories, poetry and other artworks. The theme of the 4th issue of the magazine (which will be published in collaboration with Muto collective) will be Misunderstanding and aims to introduce the topic which links various societal issues such as sexuality, mental health, politics, identity and social background.
As well as the magazine itself we’re going to be involved with a week of events that Nous and Muto are putting on in Manchester in November, details of which are to be announced soon.
Nous has published it’s collaborative manifesto on their website as well as an open call-out for contributions to the issue which can be viewed here.

Links: 
www.nous-magazine.de
www.doyouspeakmalentendu.com
www.mutocollective.com

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Szajna - Moderate Stimulation EP

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We’re very proud to present the 4th E.P from Generic Greeting’s Szajna - Moderate Stimulation. 
Moderate Stimulation is the Manchester based producer’s darkest and most minimal effort yet, flipping the almost childlike innocence of his previous work into a leaner, crisper and punchier club-ready sound.

The two-track effort presents a simplified yet enhanced version of the Szajna sound which allows much more room for ambience and atmosphere.

The EP has been mastered by Paul Chambers and the artwork was created by GG’s Will Berry.

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Generic Mix #10: Greetings from Rohm

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We’re very pleased to present the 10th mix in the Generic Mix Series
This time we’ve asked friend of the collective Rohm to deliver us a mix.

Rohm is a Manchester based DJ and resident of Heavy Rain and Waxed Music, not limited to a specific genre and with one EP already released and another to follow, his back catalogue maybe limited but doesn’t fall short on quality. Spending his day time hours working in the music industry and evenings digging for records, make sure to check him at a party soon. He describes the mix as ‘assembled to take you from drinking in the sunshine through to the club’. 

The artwork this month comes from Generic Greeting’s king of photography Alex Macdougall, who has recently returned to the right side of the Atlantic after a year in Santa Cruz.

Tracklist:
Mr Roul K – The African Government
Le Parlait - Pas Francais (Larry Heard Super Deluxe Club Vocal Mix) Matthias Meyer – Infinity
Pional – Its All Over (John Talabots Stormbreak Refix)
FJAAK – Don’t Leave Me
Leon Vynehall – Time
The Hacker – Clear
Meridien – S-Dos
Jorge Velez – Aventuras
Kerri Chandler – Cobal (Version 1)
Maurice McGee – Do I Do
Dexter & Steffi – Warme Hap
Soliman – Laine De Vers
Dark Sky – IYP
Tiga Vs Audion – Lets Go Dancing
DJ Dodger Stadium – Memory Lane
Rohm – You Look Cute

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Knee Deep festival this weekend was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere all weekend was on point and the not-for-profit vibes were very much appreciated.
Big thanks to everyone that partied with us for 3.5 hours in The Jam Tent on Saturday night and everyone involved with putting it on.
Gutted there won’t be another one next year but we’re praying for a return in 2016.

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New Money video for The Shadow of Heaven directed by Liam Healy


Check out this beautifully analogue video directed by GG’s Liam Healy for Manchester heroes Money, as premiered on Spin.

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Big War - THIZWATITIZ mix for Oki-Ni



Check out this fresh new Bay Area inspired rap mix by Big War for Oki-Ni featuring tracks from Squadda B, Lil B, ISSUE, Young Thug and more: http://www.oki-ni.com/mix-series/ms193-big-war-of-generic-greeting-collective. 
Artwork by Will Berry.

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We’re selling things at Soup Kitchen in Manchester from now until-7  (at The Soup Kitchen)

We’re selling things at Soup Kitchen in Manchester from now until-7 (at The Soup Kitchen)

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