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Rage Against the Drum Machine

by Adam Matta

Experimental, a cappella, vocal percussion, breaks, drum n bass, contemporary urban
Genre: Urban/R&B: Contemporary urban
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Live At the Living Room
2:23 album only
2. Drum N Face I
2:58 album only
3. Ya Gamil(by Fareed Al Atrache)
1:04 album only
4. Rage Against the Drum Machine
3:21 album only
5. Radioface(national Anthem, By Radiohead)
2:07 album only
6. Tai Chi 'hua Hua
1:48 album only
7. Little While(by Flavio Lichtenthal)
4:17 album only
8. Rjam(by Mf Willis)
3:41 album only
9. Canteena
2:01 album only
10. Easy(by the Commodores)
1:30 album only
11. Drum N Face Ii
2:03 album only
12. Trumpet Jam
1:32 album only
13. Day in The...
1:48 album only
14. Spike Jones(by Sxip Shirey)
5:06 album only
15. Organism
14:52 album only


Album Notes
Adam Matta, is a beatboxer and vocal performance artist influenced by artists such as Rahzel, Mike Patton and Meredith Monk. With an arsenal of vocal instrumentals including brass, beats, vocal scratches/turntablism, and mechanical sound effects, Matta references blues, rock, rap, heavy metal, drum-and-bass, freestyle jazz, and Middle Eastern, sometimes all in the same composition. Mr. Matta headlined at La Mama Annex in a self-produced show entitled, mic/xing, in which he mixed Arabic and Jewish incantations with his live beatboxing. He created a solo show at PS 122, entitled Kit Bashing, inviting rock band, The Animators, renowned composer Sxip Shirey, and MC/beatboxer/breakdancer Akim Funk Buddha, all of whom are frequent collaborators. He also collaborates with Philip Hamilton in vocal workshops for youth at Lincoln Center. He headlined with guest beatboxers, Taylor McFerrin, Masai Electro and RAHJ, at the Living Room, a program that was aired on BBC Radio Scotland. He performed at Piano’s with saxophonist, Matana Roberts, and also at Oni Gallery in Boston, with cellist, Noah Hoffeld. He appeared at SOB’s with soul singer Abby Dobson, and with Erin and her Cello, at Joe’s Pub. He was a featured performer, with Matisyahu, at the East Coast A Cappella Summit and he appeared at Bowery Poetry Club with playwright/poet Reg E Gaines, at Beatboxer Entertainment’s Beatbox and the Art of Spoken Word. He was the “human DJ” in Daniel Beaty’s Emergence-SEE! at Chashama Theater, and also in Linda Mancini’s Laugh-in Meets Dada, at New York Theater Workshop. He was selected to appear on nationally-syndicated Blind Date as a “beatbox instructor,” and as a featured guest on WNYE’s (Ch. 25 NYC) Afterschool. He appeared on WB NYC 6 AM Morning News , with beatboxer, Kid Lucky, and was a guest on WBAI’s (99.5 NYC) “Tahrir: Voices from the Middle East.” Storycorps/Soundportraits, David Isay’s sound booth for recording “everyday people’s” oral histories, selected a vocal piece with him and his father to represent the project on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and at Grand Central Station. He composed, performed and recorded with dancer, Faith Pilger for the Edinburgh Festival, and Jesse Phillips-Fein for the DUMBO Dance Festival. He starred in Simin Farkhondeh’s film Other, and played a supporting role in Unconcealed Weapons by Ryan Edwards. He also appears in Anne Husaini’s film, Lost on the L, where he performs in a train station. His music appears on soundtrack compilation, The L Word, Season II: Sessions, released on Tommy Boy Records. He has self-released CD’s Rage Against the Drum Machine, and also Homegrown Blues with MF Willis, Musical Chairs with Elke Bartholomaeus and Mia Hsieh andContact with Bliss on Bliss. He appears on Luminescent Orchestrii’s Too Hot to Sleep and on Mad HaPPy’s Feel Good Music for the Broke Middle Class(Bar None). “His beats are unsurpassable, but what really makes this guy wail is the mind inside the body heretic.”-- Lynn Book, professor, Sarah Lawrence College... “After experiencing the unique stylings of Adam Matta's musical collage, I came away realizing a new era of self expression is upon us. Like a John Coltrane solo, Adam's ‘Beat Boxing’ creates narratives which mere words could never accomplish…about time someone is doing something other than the norm.“ --Reg E Gaines, playwright, Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk... Other media: Matta performs a street spectacle he calls “bicycle drawing.” With paint on his tires, he does mountain bike tricks onto a canvas of flat boards, mixing bicycle trials and modern art. He performed the work at The Kitchen’s Street Fair, Ecofest NYC, Surf Reality, and Brooklyn Friends School and exhibited at Tillie’s Café and The Bicycle Film Festival. Matta is a freelance illustrator. He creates caricature, automotive cartoons, mechanical illustration as well as figurative painting. His work has been published in Flatiron News, James Spady’s Street-Conscious Rap, Black Arts Quarterly. Contact: Adam Matta amatta52@hotmail.com www.adammatta.com



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