This lead image right here is a bit deceiving, since this post is not about shredding it on a skateboard. Instead it’s about a LA-based artist/producer called Teebs (whose name, according to our research, may or may not be Mtendere Mandowa), who got a bigger scoop of talent than the average young fetus when God (or whoever it was) was dishing it out. Teebs is both a visual and sonic mastermind, running with Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder crew (who, for the record, continue to maintain and kill on a regular basis). His track was also selected by Mary Anne Hobbs for her Wild Angels
compilation some months back, noting that the calibre of his work is something akin to stainless steel.
Aside from producing quality beats, Teebs keeps himself steady doing art. His latest project saw him create 100 x 7-inch record sleeve drawings, which (according to his MySpace) will be sold or have already sold at Rough Trade East in London. His work is predominantly painting and drawings, with a kind of vibrantly windswept feel. As a side note, one of the figures taken from series two of Teebs’ record sleeve project looks suspiciously like James Mathison (of Australian Idol
/looking like a trout fame).
But we digress – on his MySpace Teebs said this, and so we pass his message onto you: “the skate shop i worked at just went out of business, so buy everything that im selling :(“
Teebs’ mix for Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 1 show:
More at myspace.com/teeeb