Shep the Selector doing work.
Shep the Selector doing work.

Shepard Fairey Spins Top 40 Tunes (and Some Predictably "Eclectic" Crap) at Fountain Art Fair

If he wasn't a graphically ingenious (albeit conceptually vacant) international art star, would anyone give a shit about Shepard Fairey's DJ sets? Nope. Not unless they were drunk and dying for a dose of radio-ready epicness.

But he's the dude who invented OBEY and Obama's campaign poster. So Saturday night at Fountain Art Fair, Fairey was handed the headliner slot. Result: A steady stream of semi-ironic rock, classic hip-hop, and predictable punk cuts.

Make the jump for a video of DJ Shepard "Top 40" Fairey at work, plus a sample playlist.

Sample Playlist from Shepard Fairey's Fountain Art Fair DJ Set

-Joan Jett's "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"

-Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Gin and Juice"

-Slick Rick's "Children's Story"

-Jane's Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing"

-Aerosmith and Run DMC's "Walk This Way"

-DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear my Throat"

-House of Pain's "Jump Around"

-Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust"

-Metallica's "One"

-De La Soul's "Me Myself and I"

-Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks"

-The Clash's "Magnificent Seven"

-Chic's "Le Freak"

-Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself"

-M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes"

-Sid Vicious's "My Way"


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