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"
-De La Soul's "Me Myself and I"
-Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks"
-The Clash's "Magnificent Seven"
-Chic's "Le Freak"
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-Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself"
-M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes"
-Sid Vicious's "My Way"