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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Connoisseurs of Culture present T.Shirt & Darvin Silva - Tan-Face Children EP 

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OK, this is something new that The Kitchen has been working on for the past couple of months. Check the science...

"The Connoisseurs of Culture is a media collective comprised of the critcially-acclaimed and popular music & lifestyle websites, The Couch Sessions, Different Kitchen and Please Don't Stare.

The goal of the COC is to brand & present the work of musicians, producers, DJ's, video & film directors, visual artists and other creative types whose art we believe in and want to support on a deeper level than just basic posts on our respective sites.

A 'Connoisseurs of Culture Presents' project will be rolled out as a fully 'Branded' project with a comprehensive, integrated launch campaign leveraging all key social media platforms and the combined might of the collective social networks and readership of the COC network."

First up to bat is New York-based, up-and-coming rapper, T.shirt. Some of you may already be familiar with him from his "Dear Sade," "I Won't Go (Freestyle)" and "The Paul Cantor (Freestyle)" tracks but if you've been sleeping on him, you shouldn't be after he drops his Tan-Face Children EP. Check these snips from the official Press Release on the project:

"Over the last two months Retro Electro DJ/Producer Darvin Silva, and New York City rapper T.Shirt have been working on their full and realized debut EP together, Tan-Face Children. The name derives from the opening line of the famous Walt Whitman poem “Pioneers! O Pioneers!” where the poet beckons the burning youth “Come my tan-face children”. He’s speaking of the Western world, the youth of a generation working in the sun for long hours thus becoming, “tan-faced”. It’s a poetic and just way to describe the hard-working famous kids from Queens.

The chemistry in the music is electrifying. Darvin’s penchant for finding the “dirty, rap shit” in say, a mid-tempo french house song is as strong as can be. It is said that where T.Shirt thrives is where he’s allowed to be different, finding new flows, and concepts. That’s exactly the type of platform working with a talent like Darvin Silva brings. Where else can you find a gifted and gritty New York rapper spitting verses on one of the hardest beats you ever heard, by France’s own Mr. Oizo."

Click HERE to read the full Press Release on the
Tan-Face Children EP at the brand new The Connoisseurs of Culture tumblr site.

Tonight at midnight
will see the leak of the first track from the project, "Monday Massacre" so check back to be the first to cop it!
Digital-only copies of the FULL Tan-Face Children will be available free of charge March 9, through and presented by The Connoisseurs of Culture.

And look out after that more cool projects presented by the me, Stone and Benhameen under the COC banner.

Previously from T.shirt:

"Dear Sade" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]

"I Won't Go (Freestyle)" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]

"The Paul Cantor (Freestyle)" [usershare mp3 links: stream | download]


T.Shirt - twitter | website

Darvin Silva - twitter | website

The Connoisseurs of Culture - twitter | website

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