4.27.2010

WATCH EM DO THE TIGHTROPE!!!

At the prom? We love it! (they got the high- low part down!)

4.22.2010

Google Wave gets down with Tightrope

“…..We were as exhausted at the end of Virtual HASTAC as conference organizers ever are. We had a hilarious post-conference sigh of relief at the end when I, Jen, Fiona, and Pam Fox (one of the developers of Google Wave, and based in Australia) were joking about sharing a HASTAC cocktail we would call The Wave and Fiona posted our favorite current music video, the amazing “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae, and we all were dancing in our actual spaces, on two continents and four cities, and laughing about it, together, on line using Google Wave.”

read the full article here!

4.19.2010

THE PREMIERE OF THE ARCHANDROID ALBUM COVER



Whether or not the following information came from Ryan Wakeman, WARPA, the Gaiming community or Janelle Monáe's journals, Max Stellings and the Palace of the Dogs Archives is inconclusive at this time...What is known or agreed upon is that this information stems from an official entry on The ArchAndroid Crown in the Living Cyktionary, a 28th Century encyclopedia...

The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the crown has several magic properties, as well as innovative technologies that can be employed only by The ArchAndroid. Zoman was a consummate inventor, artist and sculptor, a cross between Tesla and Da Vinci, and as such, he designed the crown to be a work of beauty that would embody the very spirit of Metropolis. According to legend, the crown features prominent Metropolis buildings and towers that will light up radiantly when the one and only true ArchAndroid wears the crown. According to the Daily Horos, this opulent headdress was stolen from the vaults in the Black House, reportedly by 1954, in October of 2715. Several members of 1954 were hunted down and executed for this crime. But the crown was never found. Many claim it has been secreted away to the Wonderground. There is also word that in the year 2010, several 1954 operatives have crafted a replica of this historic headdress to be worn by Janelle Monáe in anticipation for her album The ArchAndroid…no word on whether or not this replica has magic properties… The Living Cyktionary, 9th Edition, 2719

4.17.2010

We're getting a makeover

You'll soon be able to find the new W.A.S blog over on Wondalandarts.com.

Coming soon!


In the meantime check some pictures from the ArchAndroid Tour!




4.01.2010

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Paints Janelle Monae



Thanks to Pinboard for the heads up.

3.11.2010

The Archandroid Listening Experience in NYC



Exactly one week ago, The Wondaland Arts Society descended upon New York city to present the museum goers at the downtown Rubin Museum with the first tastes of the soon to be released Emotion Picture The Arch Android. Below is an Arch Article, an amalgam of the many reviews of the Listening Experience that we have collected over the course of the last 7 days.

Magical. Electrifying. A Futuristic Funky Sci-Fi Psychedelic Hiptrip. Thriller 2010! No, these are not the reviews for Disney’s 3-D motion picture, Alice in Wonderland. While I’m sure that they are comparable, I’m describing the sounds and sights of the futuristic funkster, Atlantic Records and the Wonderland Arts Society recording artist, Janelle Monae, and the experience of her forthcoming album, The Archandroid. The Archandroid is a wildly exciting record full of fast paced 808’s, throbbing bass lines, electric guitars and synthesized percussion. Archandroid is simply unlike anything currently in the R&B market, not like anything in the pop market, Janelle Monae’s only present day comparison is to herself. -GrooveVolt



"Janelle is my most artistic signing yet," Diddy said, his image projected on the theatre's screen. "She's not afraid to dream. I'm known for my hype, but her music speaks for itself." The deep beats of "Suite II Overture" then blasted to a film accompiment -- videos of pyramids, boxing matches, trains, and taxis, plus acid-drenched pics of Monae (see above), the clip's co-director -- and in seconds the place was jumpin'. Members of Monae's Wondaland Arts Society crew flailed, shook, mash-potatoed, and straight freaked in the aisles. And for good reason: The ArchAndroid is out-of-this-world funky, from the turbocharged R&B single "Tightrope" to the free-floating jazz guitar and psych bass grooves of "Mushrooms and Roses."

Kenan Thompson, standing outside the venue after the event, wearing sunglasses in the dark, was impressed. "I loved it," he said. "It's high energy… it's wild. - Spin Magazine



A vacation from the expected gallery unveiling, the crowd skeptically eyed tall shadowy figures in mirrored masks that floated around, greeting guests. Portions of the Grammy-nominated singer’s eagerly-awaited debut The ArchAndroid, due May 18, played in the background of a short “Emotion Picture” that the eclectic chanteuse co-directed starring OutKast’s Big Boi, poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra. A true testament to her fans’ loyalty, as well as the quality of the music, everyone definitely loosened up and transformed into concertgoers. Shoulder shimmies turned into all-out “shake it like a Polaroid picture” mode within 10 minutes. And if this album moved a crowd of critics out of their seats, we think it just might move the rest of us to click the “Buy” button next to her pretty little pout on iTunes. -Rap-Up.com

*Stayed tuned for more pictures and video from your Chasemasters Jovian Zayne & George 2.0

2.22.2010

Janelle Monae Takes Over the Blogosphere

Janelle Monae took over the blogosphere last week with the announcement of her new album and premieres of "Tightrope" and "Cold War".

Check out some online posts below:


Spin Magazine

http://www.spin.com/articles/listen-new-janelle-monae-song-big-boi


Paste Magazine

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/02/janelle-monae-to-release-new-music-this-week.html


The Village Voice

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/archives/2010/02/on_janelle_mona.php


Pitchfork

http://pitchfork.com/news/37911-of-montreal-big-boi-saul-williams-guest-on-janelle-monaes-debut-album/


PollStar

http://www.pollstar.com/blogs/news/archive/2010/02/15/709627.aspx


Live Daily

http://livedaily.com/news/janelle-monae-tickets-and-tour-dates-janelle-monae-reveals-archandroid-on-us-club-tour-21415.html


Top-40 Charts.com

http://top40-charts.com/news/RnB/Janelle-Monae-Reveals-Genre-Bending-Debut-Album-Including-First-Single-Tightrope-(Feat.-Big-Boi)/54418.html


Arjan Writes

http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2010/02/finally-janelle-monae-debuts-new-single.html


AntiMusic

http://www.antimusic.com/news/10/feb/12Janelle_Monae_Sets_Release_Date.shtml

Jambase

http://www.jambase.com/Articles/Story.aspx?storyID=21633

Clutch Magazine

http://clutchmagonline.com/newsgossipinfo/janelle-monae-tight-rope-feat-big-boi/


Nah Right

http://nahright.com/news/2010/02/11/janelle-monae-feat-big-boi-tight-rope/


Okay Player

http://www.okayplayer.com/news/Audio-Janelle-Monae-Tight-Rope-feat.-Big-Boi.html


Rap Radar

http://rapradar.com/2010/02/13/new-music-janelle-monae-cold-war/


Rap Radar

http://rapradar.com/2010/02/11/new-music-janelle-monae-x-big-boi-tight-rope/


Rap-Up

http://www.rap-up.com/2010/02/11/new-music-janelle-monae-f-big-boi-tightrope/


YO! Raps

http://www.yoraps.com/search.php?misc=search&subaction=showfull&id=1265968118&archive=&cnshow=news&ucat=1&start_from=&


Idolator

http://idolator.com/5405112/janelle-monae-steps-out-on-a-tightrope-with-new-material


Creative Loafing

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/cribnotes/2010/02/11/janelle-monae-releases-tightrope-new-album-details/


HitFix

http://www.hitfix.com/articles/2010-2-12-listen-big-boi-lends-a-hand-to-janelle-monae-s-tightrope


Prefix

http://www.prefixmag.com/media/janelle-monae/tightrope-f-big-boi/37498/


Giant Step

http://www.giantstep.net/index.php/2010/02/janelle-monae-ft-big-boi-tightrope/


Pretty Much Amazing

http://prettymuchamazing.com/music/listen/janelle-monae-tightrope-feat-big-boi


News Blaze

http://newsblaze.com/story/2010021109044900001.mwir/topstory.html


Miss Info

http://www.missinfo.tv/index.php/new-music-janelle-monae-feat-big-boi-tight-rope-freddie-gibbs-feat-pill-do-wrong-cdq-and-lil-wayne-feat-ludacris-eat-you-alive/


illRoots

http://illroots.com/2010/02/13/janelle-monae-cold-war-cdq/



2.16.2010

Janelle Monáe coming to a city near you!



MARCH
15 Washington, DC--Black Cat
17 Philadelphia, PA--Johnny Brenda’s
18 Philadelphia, PA--Johnny Brenda’s
21 San Francisco, CA--Café Du Nord
22 San Francisco, CA--Café Du Nord
23 Los Angeles, CA--The Viper Room
24 Los Angeles, CA--The Viper Room
29 Chicago, IL--Schubas Tavern
30 Chicago, IL--Schubas Tavern
31 Minneapolis, MN--Varsity Theater

APRIL
2 Detroit, MI--St. Andrews
5 Atlanta, GA--Smith’s Olde Bar
6 Atlanta, GA--Smith’s Olde Bar
9 New York, NY--Joe’s Pub
10 New York, NY--Joe’s Pub

Calling all Androids (a letter from your Chasemasters!)




It is time.


We have been getting your emails and your tweets. We have seen your blog entries, tags, and your status messages. You have told us about catching the spirit and running red lights listening to “Many Moons” and walking out of work to the tune of “Letting Go!” We’ve seen your dance recitals and You Tube covers of Sincerely, Jane, and we want to make sure that each and everyone of you know that you have inspired Janelle Monáe and the Wondaland Arts Society to complete Suites II and III. You have no idea how much you have been a part of this process-- in fact we can still hear the screams of support from each and every show that you have been to!


This week the first two singles off of Janelle Monáe’s debut album, The ArchAndroid, will be released on www.Janellemonae.com. The first, “Tightrope,” is going to make you dance all day, and its companion track “Cold War” will be the soundtrack to your self-discovery. [It is suggested that you prepare to cancel all appointments upon the release of this new music. If you can’t get out of your shift that day, go on and make it the official “Take Your Songs to Work Day.”]


You, The Chase, who have always known and always believed in the transformative power of this music, are still our early adopters and ambassadors. We will be looking to you all week to conduct this ArchOrchestra on your subways, in your cars, in your dance studios, on your blogs, and most importantly in your earbuds and earphones (make sure to jam extra hard so that people have to ask you “What are YOU listening to?!?”).


We are asking each and every one of you to take the image you see attached to this letter and use it as your current profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, or any of your online playgrounds. It is important that we, The Chase, be the first ones to announce this music to our friends, enemies, loved ones, and complete strangers!!


Stay tuned to www.janellemonae.com this week! It is time to Dance or Die. It is time to embrace your superpowers. It is time to lead the Chase!


The Chasemasters-

George 2.0 and Jovian Zayne

*Follow The Chase!!!*
twitter.com/TheChasemasters

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2.11.2010

New Music from Janelle Monáe "Tightrope" feat Big Boi


Listen Here!!

11.30.2009

Janelle Monáe nominated for an MTVU Woodie Award!!!

MTVU Woodies Awards '09: Left Field Award Nominee Janelle Monáe from George Twopointoh on Vimeo.

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11.23.2009

Janelle Monåe performs in London to benefit Austism research



I W.A.S. there.

follow The Chase on twitter @TheChasemasters

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10.08.2009

A Very Happy Birthday Present!!!

Happy Birthday to our very own, Mitch Muyer-thang Chowski!!!

Since he's such a great guy, he's decided to give YOU a present.

Download Janelle Monae's new single "Come Alive" (War of the Roses)
Come Alive (The War Of The Roses)

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you....

10.05.2009

New Music! COME ALIVE (WAR OF THE ROSES)

You will dance, you will dive, you will COME ALIVEEE!!!

Continue the chase!

Your Chasemasters,

Jovian Zayne & George 2.0


More information coming soon...in the meantime see the below!

New York, NY/September 29, 2009: Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the release of Grammy-nominated and Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic Records recording artist Janelle Monae’s song, "Come Alive (War of the Roses)", created exclusively for the Kia Soul Collective: a hand-selected group comprised of some of today’s hottest artists, thought leaders and influencers. The song, created to document the sound of “how she rolls,” is currently available for a free download at http://www.kiasoulcollective.com/home/music, along with behind-the-scenes footage of her studio session. “Come Alive (War of the Roses)" is also the first taste of new music from Monae’s epic new album set for an early 2010 release.

9.17.2009

COUNTDOWN TO GOODIE MOB REUNION (DAY 3...and 4)

Well, Since I missed yesterday I'm gonna have to double up today. Here are four more of my favorite Goodie Mob songs. Educate yourself. Enjoy.

"My associates and I named the south dirty" -Cee-lo.


Cell Therapy:


The Coming:


Fly Away:

Soul Food:

9.15.2009

COUNTDOWN TO GOODIE MOB REUNION (DAY 2)

Thought Process:


Black Ice:


Salute.

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9.14.2009

Countdown to Goodie Mob Reunion (Day 1)

In honor of the Goodie Mob Reunion concert this weekend here in Atlanta (Get Tickets here) I will be posting some of my favorite songs from them each day this week.

"They Don't Dance No' Mo":




"Beautiful Skin":


9.02.2009

A Wonda-Ful Opportunity

Interns Wanted!!! A Wonda-ful Opportunity!


Greetings Friends! Once again, the Wondaland Arts Society, home of Janelle Monáe and Deep Cotton, wants you! We're looking for college students and recent graduates to intern with us. We are seeking applicants who specialize/are interested in business and artist management, accounting, audio engineering, computer programming/coding, marketing, art/graphic design, or journalism and would like to sharpen their craft via hands-on experience working with an up-and-coming record label.

It is preferable that applicants:

Reside in the Atlanta area.
Have a reliable form of transportation
Have a laptop, mobile device with internet, and/or reliable access to a computer with internet
Specialize in/be focused on a particular area of expertise
Be able to dedicate at least 10 to 15 hrs a week to the internship
***Experience with social networking (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace) is not required but a definite plus!

If you think that you or someone you know would be interested in this opportunity, Please submit your resume and a short essay (no more than 2 paragraphs) on who you are, what you do, and why you would be a good addition to the W.A.S. team. Please send all submissions to: interns@wondalandarts.com. PLEASE do not reply to or inquire via Janelle Monáe's facebook page. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2009. We look forward to hearing from you.


Thanks a trillion,

The Wondaland Arts Society

8.25.2009

Chance of a Lifetime

Hello Musicians!

Kellindo (lead guitarist and MD for the Janelle Monáe Band) will be holding auditions for a drummer to join him and Ms. Janelle Monáe on stage!

Audition Date: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where: Apache Cafe
64 3rd St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 876-5436

When: 10am-5pm

ALL drummers MUST be Atlanta based.

Please send your resumé, youtube links, photo, EPK, etc. and any other relevant information to band@wondalandarts.comand you will be contacted with an audition time.

Please come prepared to jam and play all songs from Ms. Monáe's epic release, Metropolis: Suite I of IV: The Chase Suite!

We look forward to meeting you and may the force be with you!

The Wondaland Arts Society
News Association and PR Tree

8.09.2009

More Pictures from Governor's Island

8.08.2009

Governor's Island Show




More pictures to come. Consider these a snippet, if you will.

7.13.2009

Wondaland Back in New York City for AfroPunk 2009

Were you there? You should have been!

AfroPunk Festival from Janelle Monáe on Vimeo.

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Me in Prague, Czech Republic after visiting The Prague Castle!

Me & my bestie in Prague about to go out on the town.:-)

7.02.2009

Performing "Stand & Deliver" with Paramore & No Doubt (Holmdel, Nj and Jones Beach)! So much fun!



Pictures from No Doubt Tour!











Check out these great picts from the tour! Taken by our own Jovian Zayne!

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6.30.2009

Ms. Chaka Khan and me.:-)

Thoroughly enjoyed speaking with her:-) So cute and funny!
She has still got a powerhouse voice! Very inspiring.

Me & Hayley Williams (Paramore)

First artist my exact height! Short girls rule:-)

Love her.:-)

Hayley and me.

6.24.2009

Live From on Stage...

Happening right now! Opening for Paramore and No Doubt and Mohegan Sun
Arena in Connecticut... Smiiiiiiiile!