The arts have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Creativity drives passion. This is a weekly look into the world of artists in music, art and dance and what they create. Feed your imagination!
Quest Crew – Hit The Floor | questcrew.com
I first discovered Quest Crew on the MTV show America’s Best Dance Crew, where these guys most deservedly won Season 3. Dominic had previously been on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, but I enjoyed seeing the crew as a whole on ABDC. So much freakin talent in one group! It’s insane. They make me grin from ear to ear every single time I watch them perform. Seriously. This is a solid performance from Hit The Floor ( a Canadian dance competition). The flow of it is apparent and just… seamless. Precision, perfection, passion. These guys have flourished since being on MTV and currently do some pretty amazing projects as a whole and individually as well. Take some time to check out their creative endeavors. It will entertain you and make you smile for sure.
Check out their websites: justfeng, ruareyou, iamhok
Check out their YouTube Channels: Quest, Dominic, Ryan, Hoku, Feng, Steve Terada
Slant | New Album: Hope Created
Slant is rock band hailing from Los Angeles comprised of: Fahim Zaman (vocals/guitar), Munir Haque (guitar), Josh Chastain (bass) and Jimmy Lee (drums). Their vibe is similar to Tool and Puddle of Mudd. I have been good friends with them for a couple years now. They have been kicking butt touring and playing local shows since I have known them. A couple notable shows have been with Alien Ant Farm and Hoobastank. They have also been fortunate to travel overseas and play for the troops. I have had a ton of fun and great memories watching them play a killer house show with The Armiger, the Whisky in Hollywood and Slidebar to name a few. Toast a beer to them and get ready to rock out!
Check out their Website: Slantmusic
Liz Climo | Books
I have been a huge fan of this illustrator for quite some time. Her work screams of cuteness and quaint hilarity. Love when a new web comic comes out! Hope to make it to the next book signing as I missed the last one. Grrrr! She is a Simpsons animator, web comic creator, and children’s author. And I totally dig her quirky vibe. Go Liz!