Mister Lies releases a new track titled “The Commuter”

listen to The Commuter by New York based producer Mister Lies

we’ve been huge fans of Mister Lies for quite some time now. he’s composed a number of tracks we continue spin on our playlists for years. it’s refreshing to see a lot of our favorite artists begin to release new music, it’s only February…

2019 will be a great year for the arts.

listen to: The Commuter

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Mister Lies is the atmosphere-driven musical alias of composer, producer and sound artist Nick Zanca (b. 1992). The project was founded in 2012 with the release of the Hidden Neighbors EP while studying in Chicago. Since then, they have released two LPs and several short form ambient, club and avant-pop releases. Zanca is currently based in Queens and is a founding member of the band Quiet Friend.

more of Mister Lies:

False Astronomy

featured artist: Tarik Mask

Long Beach, CA based illustrator Tarik Mask creates these incredibly outstanding pieces. almost immediately upon discovery he made his way to a favorite for our books.

in some of Tarik’s pieces he fits various themes of underlying messages accompanied by the faces of familiar characters and a variety of humanoid animals. Tarik doesn’t seem to hold back in bringing his mythical creations to life. they carry a type of energy the art world needs more of. we see it as authentic expression, others might read it as something else entirely.

Tarik combines worlds in his works. that’s the kind of imagery we enjoy deeply. it reads as artistic freedom. there aren’t too many other pleasures of the world that can compare to that fluid nature of expression.

“The Fear Parade” – represents the manipulators & the fearful, who live to spread more fear.

Stay inspired.. see more of Tarik’s work here:


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featured artist: Bobby Rogers

we’d love to introduce to you the photographic works of Bobby Rogers

meet visual artist Bobby Rogers. currently working in Minneapolis and New York. from the jump he’s been a favorite photographer of ours since we discovered him on our ello platform. Bobby creates iconic images pouring power into the royal reshaping imagery of Black cultures. he began his career exploring work on mental illness and addictions. that slowly led to his  interest in the DIY aesthetic of street culture and its influence into fashion. enjoy some of his portraits below.

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Lil Tweaky by STARBEAM

lil tweaky

An interesting name. What’s the first thing that pops in your head when you read ‘Lil Tweaky’? I didn’t know what to expect when I first clicked play. She already had a kind of cool aesthetic from her profile so I kinda already knew I’d feel her steeze. She’s partnered with a melodic producer named 3m Shadow and simultaneously has her own music style while  is putting emphasis on her vocals and lyrics.


I kind of get an image of like a Neo Roman vibe when I’m listening to her.

She just dropped a tape called 444- STOP-CALLING on SoundCloud (FEATURED BELOW) and I’m really understanding what she’s contributing to her type of music.

It’s really transparent, you can tell she has emotions and acts on them. I really like the way she constructs her words and her vague persona. “Two Faces” is heavy snare beat with a high note flute undertone it sounds like-but she has a deep underlying vocal behind her.. it sounds good and penetrating. It looks like she produced a song on there too. I’m excited to see what she can create and see her live one day. I feel like she’s from Florida I can hear her based roots showing up on some of her tracks.

It’s really heat. Her vocals are really strong but far away at the same time.

There’s also a lil bit of soul in the mix.

This year feels like a big one for female artists and I’m in the stands cheering and stanning.

– Darth Roxas

Register to Compete in ART BATTLE Las Vegas – March 7th

ART BATTLE makes its way to Las Vegas for it’s second season on March 7th. This event will be taking place Thursday March 7th at the Millennium Fandom Bar.

Art Battle is a live competitive paint battle. Artists are given 20 minutes to create works of art in a series of 3 rounds. The winner of each round advances until an official first place title is given. The medium used is acrylic paint and the tools are brushes, palette knives, or any non-mechanical implements. At the end of each round the audience votes democratically on their favorite painting while simultaneously bidding on the finished pieces. Winner takes home $100.00.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t take home the title of City Champ. Like mentioned above your work can still be bid on. $$$

To sign up register at Art Battle’s official website. (click that)

Facebook RSVP | Millennium Fandom Bar (Web) | Art Battle Las Vegas on Insagram

*this is not a paid advertisement, this is apart of our initiative to spread awareness for artist opportunities in Las Vegas, yours truly – icarus*


featured artist: Tyler Spangler

discover the bright and captivating works of Tyler Spangler

the work of Tyler Spangler is unlike most digital art we stumble upon. his work is completely addictive. his clients range from Chanel, Hermès and Nike to Outkast, Penguin, Red Bull, to even Samsung, Tumblr,  and Volcom.. and we’re sure many more…

his playful aesthetic fully captivates the senses. he’s sending you ironic phrases and a redefined definition of  “pop”

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the amazing body of the “tortured genius”

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music. And people crowd around the poet and say to him, “Sing again soon”–in other words, may new sufferings torture your soul, and may your lips continue to be formed as before, because your screams would only alarm us, but the music is charming. And the critics step up and say, “That is right; so it must be according to the rules of aesthetics.” Now of course a critic resembles a poet to a hair, except that he does not have the anguish in his heart, or the music on his lips.
–Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or

“May new sufferings torture your soul.”

photograph by @montcarver

An ominous request from a supposed fan. But this piece from the 19th century existentialist philosopher seems to say more about the nature of the artist than the desires of a follower. It speaks of a sort of transformation occurring within the body of the artist and sees the gap between the composer’s creating and the passerby’s hearing.

I’m sure we’ve all listened to a song or some other work and really enjoyed it, then later came to find out “I made this when I was going through…” What did we appreciate–a piece that slaps, or a process that is truly a biological masterpiece? How often do we marvel at those lips which Kierkegaard spoke of, the lips which belong to the bodies who have such compassion for themselves (and for you) as to reconstruct healing artistry from ruin?

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