Miami went medieval on that ass as we opened our headquarters for Basel Castle 2010!
After a week of preparations within the Castle itself, every stone block and rampart of the downtown lair was ready for one of the most talked about events of Art Basel week Miami 2010. After 3500 RSVPs, the list website simply shut down even as hundreds of art and music fans continued to want to join the party. As the line went around the block, the Castle gates swung open to reveal a carnival tent featuring skeeball by Tara McPherson, a wheel of chance by Ron English, darts by Mike Giant, and giant puzzle by Marc Bode. ABV had a pop up gallery featuring art from their Overseas and Undertones show as they did live art on the walls of the gallery. The Overthrow headquarters was turned into an exclusive VIP room where Han Cholo presented a freakshow inspired display of their retro inspired jewelry, Jose Cuervo Platino kept the tequila flowing, and there was plenty of cold Pabst Blue Ribbon and spicey Prometheus Springs for all.
Outside, the torches flared and the lights spun as DJs Troy Kurtz, Pirate Stereo, Tamara Sky and Damaged Goods hyped the crowd and Brooklyn rock band Sweathearts and Miami pop crooner JESP rocked live performances. Things started getting really packed as the castle erupted when Rye Rye took the stage with 3 dancers doing hyperspeed choreographed dance moves. When Theophilus London took the stage and laced the crowd with his electro soul songs, one of a kind dance moves, and personal drum kit, the walls nearly crumbled. The night closed out with Blaqstarr live and a special guest DJ set by LA Riots. In the end, an incredible night of art, games, prizes, musketeers, music, dancing, and partying left just the right impression for everyone who attended the Basel Castle.
The Overthrow is comprised of many different talents and individuals, all working collectively and independently to try and make everything around us and you more interesting, fun, and rad.
Recently, that attitude and work has been recognized by bescenemag.com , an online magazine that apparently likes to interview and expose people who are awesome. They just featured 3 Overthrow-ians, visual artist Stian Roenning and prodcution/DJ duo Caligula (Obi Tawil aka Damaged Goods and Mike Larson aka Grand Larsony).
To learn more about these agents, click on their respective pictures to read the interviews and gain some insight into the what, when, how, and why of some of the Overthrow’s central characters.
RCRD LBL has just released the Overthrow affiliates, super producers, DJs and madmen Heroes+Villains remix of everyone’s favorite ex-con/rapper Gucci Mane (BRRRR!!) hit track Lemonade. Previously appearing as the runaway tune on Diplo’s La Roux mixtape Lazer Proof, it has now taken on a life of its own and with this endorsement, will certainly be one of the biggest tracks in the country. Maybe the universe.
Also note the Overthrow logo rolling up in the corner with Mad Decent. Shout out to Tamara Sky and Caleb Gauge on the amazing design on this one!
So Overthrow got a quadruple feature in 944 Magazine’s annual nightlife issue. This issue documents the most important people across the country when it comes to making your evenings exciting, intoxicating, and devoid of video games and masturbation. Overthrow co-founder Sam Baum (page 34), DJ Tamara Sky (page 24), and photographer Charis Kirchheimer (page 35) all have full page spreads in the Miami issue, while the newest addition to leadership Caleb Gauge has a full page in the Atlanta issue (page 36). Check them out online or pick one up in print at your local boutique or hot spot.
Overthrow’s very own production duo Caligula (Damaged Goods + Grand Larceny) have really made quick work of the music game by winning the national M.I.A. track Steppin’ Up remix contest with the first official release. The remix is a dubbed out interpretation that brings the lyrics and chorus of the song to their most basic meaning, going the opposite direction of the abstract sounds of the original track.
This victory means they will be headed to to LA to attend HARD Fest as well as spend 3 days in the fabled Red Bull Studios, where they will likely produce a song responsible for an earthquake. OK, so we dont spend a lot of time on the west coast and we took a cheap shot about earthquakes. We’ve heard almost everything else out there is perfect so go fuck yourself!
Overthrow Agent of Change, ATL Boss, and visual maven Caleb Gauge has been a huge part of the movement since joining the Army and leading the crusade. NBC just did a feature on him which explains a bit of his history, background, and journeys through the ether.
Wonder boy Troy Kurtz wear many hats: fastest rising DJ in Miami, influential music purveyor via gottadancedirty.com, singer, and head of A&R for Overthrow’s new record label. Not to mention beanies, fedoras, and bowlers. But we don’t have to toot our own horns, Miami New Times music column Head Spins will tell you all the details for us!
The mysterious origins of Overthrow’s projects are often shrouded in mystery, the occult, and substance abuse. The recent collaboration between Overthrow and Atlanta artist Greg Mike was no exception until deep journalistic investigation by Miami New Times brand new feature “Cultist” lead to come clarity. Or more confusion.
Charis Kirchheimer has been an emerging talent in Miami photography ever since she exploded onto the scene with her famous work on the Black Sunday Murder Movies. She also has shot most of the Overthrow team both out and in the studio, making our party worn mugs look good despite lack of sleep and general abuse.
NBC’s entertainment column NiteTalk, written by Miami Beach staple John Hood, just did an interview with Overthrow co-founder and official Minister of Culture Sam “Busy” Baum. The article gives an inside look at the history, philosophy, and future of Overthrow. Scry your eyes out.
Check out the article by clicking here.