Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers across the entire music scene. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Björk to Bruce Springsteen.
His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and more.
Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive, and Still Moving.
As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and Dave Mathews, among others.
Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival.
Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica, and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.
During the 1990s, Stretch and Bobbito introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, and the Fugees. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their radio show exceed 300 million. The late night program had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population as well. All would loyally tune in for the humor just as much for the exclusive tunes. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and created a platform that changed music forever.
Directed by Bobbito Garcia
98 minutes. Saboteur Films, 2015
Chuck D of Public Enemy explores Hip Hop’s political awakening over the last 50 years. With a host of rap stars and cultural commentators he tracks Hip Hop’s socially conscious roots. From The Message to Fight The Power 2020, he examines how Hip Hop has become "the Black CNN."
Episode 1. The Foundation (55 mins, 3 sec): Discover the factors that led to the birth of Hip Hop and its first socially conscious hit The Message by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Episode 2. Under Siege (55 mins, 7 sec.): Explore the 1980s and the birth of Hip Hop as social commentary in the Reagan Era with the emergence of artists like Public Enemy, KRS-One, Ice-T, and NWA.
From architecting beats for icons to shutting down the biggest festival stages across the world, TGUT casts a long shadow over today's music culture. The Virginia-born, New York-based DJ/Producer and creative director has racked up tens of millions of streams, performed to hundreds of thousands of music fans, and received acclaim from The FADER, Lyrical Lemonade, Complex, and more - while creating from the purest place possible. When asked about his mission, TGUT expresses his desire to connect musical cultures from around the world.
Alongside his standout production credits (Meg Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Diddy, Fivio Foreign, etc.) TGUT has produced original bodies of work in more unique markets like Tanzania, Jamaica, Australia and more, with COMPLEX calling his SKYLINE: Kingston project "The New Sound of Jamaica". He has opened tours for the likes of Young Thug and 21 Savage, while also DJing for headlining artists such as A$AP Ferg and The Kid Laroi.
Donwill is an award winning Brooklyn based multi-disciplined creative. He host/producer of the Webby Award winning podcast The Almanac of Rap and has served as music supervisor on Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO). He has done music production for several award winning shows including Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Slow Burn Podcast (Slate) and continues to release underground classics with his group Tanya Morgan (Brooklynati).
Harlem representative The X-Factor DJ Boogie Blind is one of the most trusted and well respected DJ's in the industry today. Boogie Blind is a master of the art in party rockin and an extremely talented turntablist. His mastery of various genres of music means that Boogie Blind can rock anywhere on the planet.
His diverse catalog includes House, Hip-Hop , Funk, Breaks, Reggae, Reggaeton, R&B just to name a few. Boogie Blind has traveled the world numerous times bringing crowds with his infectious style and sound. He has manned the wheels of steel for artist such as Busta Rhymes Fat Joe, Jim Jones, Jean Grae, Elle Varner and currently rocks for D.I.T.C, and Pharoahe Monch. Boogie Blind is a member of the legendary X-ecutioners as well as the world-famous Heavy Hitters DJ crew and a world champion DJ with a passport that could rival any globetrotting DJ.
Boogie Blind has done many tours such as Anger Management, Rock the Bells, Coachella, MTV Icons, Sony Playstation, ESPN Espy Awards, NBA All Star weekend, Echo Getting Up festival, Montruex Jazz festival, Kool Cigarette tour, Heineken Synergy tour throughout the Caribbean, Dub Car show, Ibiza Reggae Beach, Spain Hip-Hop Kemp, Czech Republic Royal Arena Tour, Switzerland Rock the Bells, Soulitude weekend 2022 in Geneva Switzerland just to name a few. With each and every tour Boogie Blind lends his skills and his reputation grows.
Not only is Boogie Blind a party rocker and tour DJ he is the Vestax 2001 world champion, DMC 2001 US finalist, DMC Atlanta 2001 champion and 2001 New York champion, 2002 Linkin Park battle champion.
Boogie Blind also hosts his monthly party in Brooklyn NY titled Easily which has been running over one year successfully. Bringing in special guest DJ's such as Canada's own Skratch Bastid, two-time grammy nominated DJ Terry Hunter, DJ Aktive as well as numerous others. It is clear that he is not one-dimensional or local. You can google him and you'll see results. Why do so many veterans and new generation artists retain the services of Boogie Blind? The answer is quite simple.They trust him and he delivers no matter what the situation. With that being said The X- Factor Boogie Blind is worth every dollar, yin, euro, pound, kroner, and any other currency u can think of.
Brooklyn- born photographer Jamel Shabazz has made an outsized mark in documenting New York City’s culture for over 40 years through his iconic artistry. A documentary, fashion, and street photographer, he has authored nine monographs, and contributed to over three dozen photography-related books. His photographs have been exhibited worldwide and his work is housed within the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
A selection of Shabazz’s photographs is housed in the Brooklyn Public Library and the Center for Brooklyn History’s Collection.