In celebration of their 10th year in making unique furniture from found wood. The gents at UHURU reflect on their humble beginnings and how they built their business, one chair at a time.
Based in Brooklyn, founders Jason Hovarth and Bill Hilgendorf take material that was once rejected and reuse them to create something beautiful. Based on the philosophy of environmental sustainability, their contemporary designs have found themselves in esteemed locations such as the Smithsonian and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
At the core, UHURU creates pieces of art. Taking something that was once discarded and putting it into a different context, telling a different story.
Supported by the empowering original score "Celestial South," in a great collaboration with our buds at Rock*it Films, check out their inspiring story below.
Even though folk-pop musings ala Mumford & Sons have recently taken the national spotlight, we felt it was necessary to show our appreciation for some great hip-hop. With that said, our minds have been blown from the likes of Joey Bada$$. We here at the Marmoset office love the stories that music evokes; hip-hop tells those unique stories like the one in this video that we can't stop watching here at the office.
Based out of Brooklyn, Jo-Vaughn Scott (Joey Bada$$) has been paving new ground with his vivid storytelling and lyrical creativity; he's also been carrying the baton with old-school sensibilities to his beats that are well beyond his years. One important note to make is that Jo-Vaughn is only 18. Borrowing influences from the 70's and 80's, he has been confident in his delivery and has been speaking to experiences as an old soul.
We're excited to find out that Mr. Bada$$ will be coming to Portland in September for MusicFestNW, until then we're anticipating his show with videos like this.
Born from six months writing in a bedroom, My Body formed as a duo and was quickly nurtured in the Portland music scene to grow into a full band. The newly reformed synth-pop duo is now based on the other end of the country in Brooklyn, NY creating glowing and lush electronic sounds and landscapes. Their songs echo an 80's sensibility, and moves with a sci-fi aesthetic with a lot of vocal textures and samples - incredibly engaging.
The Portland Mercury reviewed them as "... a ravishing, powerfully yearning bit of synth pop, both full of intoxicating sparkle and dirt-under-fingernails feeling." We couldn't agree more, and we're so stoked to be working them on our roster.
Download + Tiny Song 1 by My Body +
Matthew Houck (aka Phosphorescent) has always brought a unique perspective with his songwriting and storytelling, and his new album Muchacho is nothing short of that. This album moves in a very oceanic way, continuously navigating with restraint and release. There's a lot of delicate emotion to his pieces, but they carry a weight of honesty that punches you in the gut. We're in love with his new release including this heart-breaking number "Song For Zula".