TWO SOUPS AND A HONEYBUN
The Earnest Endeavours crew are back with their second London party in conjunction with Hit+Run
Following their storming Nosaj Thing party last October, the Earnest Endeavours boys are back with two unmissable events to get your behind to in London on Wednesday 19th January. First up, the Two Soups and a Honeybun exhibition from Justin ‘Kutmah’ McNulty.
A staple of LA’s once burgeoning, now booming creative underground arts and music scene, a lot of you will remember Kutmah being detained – without provocation – by seven federal agents in May 2010. Immigration issues were the reason behind the interrogation that followed (McNulty was born in the UK to an Egyptian mother and Scottish father, moving to the States when he was twelve), and the creative was eventually deported to the UK (where he now resides) after two months spent in a New Mexico prison.
From Earnest Endeavours:
For the underground music and arts community of Los Angeles (and a worldwide legion of supporters) DJ, producer and visual artist Kutmah is one of their most mercurial creatives, leading LA’s inimitable artistic renaissance. Starting his Sketchbook Sessions in 2004 at Little Temple alongside Take, Eric Coleman (Mochilla) and DJ Nobody (Low End Theory), the city’s first instrumental beats and art night paved the way for the likes of Low End Theory and Brainfeeder. It’s a cultural takeover. Kutmah has forthcoming records out on Stones Throw, Brainfeeder and Poo-Bah Records.
The incredible global support behind the Free Kutmah campaign not only paid for Kutmah’s legal fees and got him the passport needed to get out of prison but also brought together a ton of benefit shows with over 40 artists from Dam Funk to Gaslamp Killer, Teebs to Daedelus, Samiyam to Tokimonsta.
Whilst detained under conditions akin to a federal prison – one hour of daylight allowed per day, lights on at 4am – Kutmah sought solace in art, drawing to keep sane with only a short pencil and ID card. The frustrated, emotional and powerful results of Kutmah’s imprisonment ordeal have come to fruition with “Two Soups & A Honeybun”, the full collection of 39 drawings Kutmah created in prison, presented by VTech, screen print crew Hit+Run, music and art label Earnest Endeavours and Protein’s brand new east London project space, 18 Hewett Street.
The private view of Two Soups and a Honeybun is going down on Wednesday 19th January at 18 Hewett Street, east London, from 6PM – 9PM. If you’d like to check it out, drop a line to email@example.com.
THEN, there’s the exhibition after party.
From 9PM – 1AM, you can hop on over from 18 Hewett Street to a secret Hoxton warehouse (where else?) and get your party on to a soundtrack provided by Kutmah himself, Teebs, Dorian Concept and more – all in celebration of not only Kutmah’s exhibition, but also the release of the man’s ‘The New Error Vol 1′ CD, and the first physical release from the Earnest Endeavours chaps: Jams F Kennedy’s excellently titled ‘A Heart-Breaking Work of Swagger and G Ness’. All in collaboration with southern Californian silkscreen dons Hit + Run.
In short then, another standout evening of artistic and musical excellence from the Earnest Endeavours camp. Cop your tickets for the after party HERE.
Advance tickets are £8, and for that you’ll also get a bespoke Hit+Run x Kutmah screen-printed t-shirt, a limited edition Kutmah ‘The New Error Vol 1′ CD, and a limited edition copy of Jams F Kennedy’s ‘A Heart-Breaking Work of Swagger & G Ness’ CD. Don’t say they don’t know how to treat you right.
For more on Kutmah and Two Soups and a Honeybun, check out this nifty interview over at www.earnestendeavours.com.