Thursday, November 12, 2009

Chico Mann's Kickstarter Project

Check out the Kickstarter Project!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chicomann/the-next-chico-mann-album-trickster-for-kids
video

Ayyy, Chico! You're busy...

Friends -

Here's an update on things Chico related:

Getting ready for our show this Saturday at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. Its shaping up to be an epic night! We'll be performing some new material, etc.

Been working on videos with friends! All the links are below. The video for Dilo Como Yo was something I really had nothing to do with and was made without my consent, but its cool and well-done! The latest one is for Ya Yo Sé. It was made with found-footage transfered from VHS tapes purchased at yard sales! Produced by LeArsenalAV.

Recorded a promotional track and shot a commercial for Rockstar Games' Beaterator, a new music software game. The track and video will be released soon, so I don't want to steal their thunder. Its very funky and it features me sampling from myself...go figure!

As for Trickster for Kids...been talking to a friend about how to effectively fund it through Kickstarter. She's advising me to make it more personal and let people know that I am really an independent artist. I'm not funded by any label or organization. I make music in my own home studio, fueled by love and a never-ending obsession with harmony and syncopation. I'm my own manager, booking agent, label, PR/Marketing person and so on and so forth. I'm very excited to see that interest in what I do is growing. Its a blessing to be able to make music for others to enjoy.

Much love,
Marcos aka Chico


CHICO MANN VIDEOS:

Ya Yo Sé Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elpiDB9SoJg

Say What Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0C8kZ9MeaY

Who You Runnin' From Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEWaTVnaI_0

Dilo Como Yo Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmjKaG_rcwM

...

CHICO MANN FREE DOWNLOAD TRAXX:

The Selector (For Now)
http://chicomann.bandcamp.com/track/the-selector-for-now

Same Color Wolf
http://chicomann.bandcamp.com/track/same-color-wolf

Ya Yo Sé
http://chicomann.bandcamp.com/track/ya-yo-s

Ease on Out
http://chicomann.bandcamp.com/track/ease-on-out

Dilo Como Yo (Te Están Llamando)
http://chicomann.bandcamp.com/track/dilo-como-yo-te-est-n-llamando

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Chico Limited CD's and Import Vinyl...

http://www.turntablelab.com/search/index.html?s=1&type=more&action=search&search_field=chico+mann&section=

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cookin' with Chico...Smells Funky!

Amigos y Amigas -

I just got home from touring with Ocote Soul Sounds opening for Thievery Corporation. Feeling good and ready to boogie.

I'm very excited share what's been cookin' over here. Smells funky!

Please sample and pass it on...

Check out the following links:

SAY WHAT VIDEO
: It gives me great pleasure to share this with you!
Produced by HJ Films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0C8kZ9MeaY

KICKSTARTER
: the DIY approach to funding the next Chico album
Watch the pitch video!


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/715247296/the-next-chico-mann-album-trickster-for-kids


BANDCAMP
: listen, download, and buy Chico traxx
including "Analog Drift : Muy...Esniqui"

chicomann.bandcamp.com


BOOTY CRISIS
: November 14, 2009

featuring
...

CHICO MANN
, Planet Rump, Tayisha Busay, Hiro tha Jap, DJ A-ko,
with the National Beakin' League

Facebook Event

Flyer Here

Saturday, November 14th

10pm-4am
$10

Public Assembly
Front Room
70 N. 6th St. (btwn Kent and Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 384-4586
L to Bedford
http://publicassemblynyc.com/events/view/1195

Planet Rump presents:

BOOTY CRISIS
the monthly dance party devoted to showcasing funky-fresh electro acts that will make you shake your ass HARD
.

this month:

Chico Mann
(http://www.myspace.com/chicomann) the king of instant-vintage electro-freestyle-Latin-Afrobeat...
Tayisha Busay
(http://www.myspace.com/tayishabusay) glitter-garnished fly-girls armed with synths, drum machines, and live percussion
Hiro Tha Jap
(http://www.myspace.com/hirothajap) fashion icon spinning booty-shaking club music all night
Planet Rump
(http://www.myspace.com/planetrump) will perform their infectious brand of live electrofunkrap
DJ A-ko
(http://www.myspace.com/akoisyourfriend) will get the party started on the ones and twos.
National Breakin' League
(http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/nblinfo) special dance showcase.

It's a futuristic party from the past, every month at Public Assembly.

In partnership with:
Sound Liberation Front (http://soundliberation.org/)
Afro-Marc Productions (http://afrobeatblog.blogspot.com/).

Videos:
Chico Mann http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEWaTVnaI_0
Planet Rump http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0NNXLmVrk8&feature=related
Tayisha Busay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzPImWVQbS4
Hiro the Jap http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&contributorid=12209217
National Breakin' League http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLNbnCeb2No&feature=related



COLLABORATIONS

Stay tuned for Chico collaborations with:

Mexicans with Guns
(Texas)
Blundetto (France)
Professor Wouassa (Switzerland)
Beaterator (Wax Poetics/Rockstar Games)

much love,

CHICO MANN
チ コ マ ン
email: chicomann@gmail.com || info: chicomann.com ||
downloads: chicomann.bandcamp.com ||
networking: facebook.com/chico.mann || twitter.com/chicomann