Got an email last night. It made me feel good. It made me feel this excitement I haven't felt in a while.
N.A.S.A.(North America South America) is an international collective of musicians spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres, centered around Squeak E. Clean (Sam Spiegel) & DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales). Sam & Ze met in April of 2003 at a friend's studio & began making music together the following day. At first they sampled rare Brazilian records from the 60's & 70's to make tracks. However, what started as two crate diggers making music for the fun of it soon developed into something much bigger. Having forged a strong friendship through their passion for music, Sam & Ze decided to make a record with all of their heroes & favorite musicians. The idea was to bring people from different worlds together through their shared inspiration & love of music. Thus, N.A.S.A. was born. Soon Sam & Ze realized they could expand the concept to encompass an entire record. The idea is to ignore all of the boundaries & borders that are in place to keep people divided, such as musical genre, race, politics, geography, language, etc. As a result, they gathered the craziest and most eclectic collection of musicians ever assembled on one album in the hope that they can show, through music, that all those superficial divisions are an illusion.
N.A.S.A. proves we are all one race of human beings interested in collaboration and unity, ignoring preconceptions, and transcending genre definitions.
Grab a taste of N.A.S.A.'s The Spitit of Apollo after the jump!
VIDEO: N.A.S.A. -
Money ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip
N.A.S.A. (Squeak E. Clean & DJ Zegon) assembled an all-star team for this track from their debut album "The Spirit Of Apollo". The agit-prop video is directed by Syd Garon & Paul Griswold, & features the work of artist Shepard Fairey, best known for the infamous Obama "HOPE" posters.