Thursday, July 27, 2017

Historical Images of NWA by Ithaka Darin Pappas (The Defiant Ones)





Historical images of NWA created by artist/photographer Ithaka Darin Pappas were recently featured in the celebrated HBO documentary, The Defiant Ones, directed by Allen Hughes. Among the seventeen pictures used were several shots of an autograph session at a Los Angeles Wherehouse Records location in 1989 that have never been seen publicly before.














Thursday, June 22, 2017

"YOU" DJ Vibe featuring Ithaka (Peter Bailey Remix) Urb Magazine


"YOU" DJ Vibe featuring Ithaka (Peter Baily Remix) Urb Magazine

This track has been killing it for me on dance floors for months. I loved the track so much I asked DJ Vibe to let me do the remix and he said, Yes. The track features lyrics and vocals from Ithaka (ithaka Darin Pappas) who was the voice and lyricist of the classic, "So Get Up". With a steady key line running throughout that builds and builds it's obvious why it causes caos on the dance floor.

Peter Bailey - URB Magazine July 23rd 2007



Ithaka Darin Pappas - EDMânia December 2016

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Turquoise Waves" contemporary sculpture by California artist, Ithaka


 
"Turquoise Waves"
  
By artist: Ithaka (Ithaka Darin Pappas)

from the series Aliens Of AkahtiLândia,

of the ongoing body of work entitled, 

The Reincarnation Of A Surfboard

*Pieces are currently available

For purchasing or exhibit info see:
http://ithakaofficial.com/
or contact: ithaka.art@gmail.com 

@ithaka_surfboard_reincarnation

http://www.ebay.com/usr/ithart
http://www.artpal.com/ithakaart 
https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/ 

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Ithaka
                 
Born in California, multi-faceted visual artist, global wanderer and naturalist, Ithaka, first began experimenting with photography at the age of 5. By his late-teens, he was doing freelance magazine assignments for publications such as Thrasher Skateboarding.
During his early twenties he found regular work as a photographer in the West Coast music industry photographing hip hop artists such as NWA (Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Eazy E). Also during this period, living in Los Angeles, he began sculpting - primarily using discarded surfboards as his raw material of choice.
His own search for self-expression gradually distanced him from the more commercial applications of photographic work and he began exhibiting both his personal photographs and sculptures (often together) and began traveling extensively.
During the 90's, he relocated several times: Athens (six months), Tokyo (one year), Lisbon (six years) and in 2001 visited Brazil for the first time. Where, for a decade, he has divided his time between Southern California and a rural part of the state of São Paulo. And finally after more than half a year in Mexico, he has finally returned to reside in Southern California
As both a life-long surfer and a connoisseur of urban culture, Ithaka has long had an inner-conflict of city vs. nature. His influences have often been divided between the two worlds, but it's been there in Brazil his love for the wilderness has grown substantially. His new found passion for the jungle, and all of its mysteries, has become the dominant influence in all aspects of his visual work.

Ithaka – (born 1966 Anaheim, California)
Solo Exhibits:

2015 F+ Gallery - "Aliens From AkahtiLândia" (Sculpture, Painting and Photography)

2013 Hurley International Headquarters in Costa Mesa, California (Sculpture, Painting and Photography)

2012 Gallery WOA: Way Of Arts - Cascais, Portugal (Sculpture, Video & Photography)

2011 Nike Posto 5.0 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (sculpture)

2010 The Camp - Costa Mesa, California (sculpture, photography)

2010 Gallery Alma Do Mar - São Paulo, Brazil (sculpture. photography)

2008 Clash - Lisbon, Portugal (sculpture)

2007 Gallery WOA: Way Of Arts - Estoril, Portugal (sculpture)

2000 International Surfing Museum - Huntington Beach California (sculpture)
1998 Gallery Ze Dos Bois "Quality_Time: Part One" - Lisbon, Portugal (photography, text, performance)

1996 IPJ: Instituto Portuguesa Da Juventude "UMBILICUS" - Lisbon, Portugal(photography)

1995 Universidade Moderna - Lisbon, Portugal (sculpture)

1992 Gallery YMA -Tokyo, Japan (sculpture, photography)

1990 Pepperdine University – Los Angeles, California (sculpture)

Group Art Exhibits:
             2016 Surfboards On Parade
2014 Surfboards On Parade - Huntington Beach, California
2014 "Azores Wave Week - Ponta Delgado, São Miguel Island, Portugal
2013 McNamara Gallery - Nazaré, Portugal
2013 Sagres Surf Culture - Sagres, Portugal
2010 Oca Do Ibirapuera - São Paulo, Brazil
2007 Oca Do Ibirapuera - São Paulo, Brazil
2003 111 Minna Gallery - San Francisco, California
1999 Photo Impact Gallery - Los Angeles, California
1992 NICAF: Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair - Yokohama, Japan
             1990 Zero One Gallery Los Angeles

   Book Appearances
           2012 "Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior"
           Ithaka's photo series Umbilicus featured in book by Steven Heller, Mirko Ilic (Rockport publishers)

           2004 BELONG: A TV Journalist's Search for Urban Culture by Jennifer Morton (Canada)
           2003 ALTAS-LUZES - by Rita Carmo & Miguel Cadete (Portugal)
           2000 THE END OF PRINT by David Carson (graphic designer) (USA)

Surf, Diversão & Arte (com artistas Hilton Alves e Ithaka Darin Pappas)



SURF, DIVERSÃO & ARTE
     O documentário “Surf, Diversão & Arte” mostra a história e o processo criativo de personagens que tem o oceano como fonte de inspiração para diferentes formas de expressão artística. O objetivo é revelar, entre pinceladas e sessões de surfe, como a paixão pelo mar direciona a rotina daqueles que transformam a energia das ondas em obras de arte.  
Honolulu, Havaí, mural 01 de 101 do projeto de Hilton Alves. Foto: Bruno Lemos

OS PERSONAGENS
Hilton Alves é um brasileiro que escolheu o Havaí para viver e conquistou seu espaço na Meca do surfe, onde tem uma fundação para crianças, a Surf Art Kids. Dono de painéis como os do mundial de SUP, ele deu inicio à um projeto ambicioso em 2013: assinar 101 murais de surfe pelo mundo. O maior deles é o 1º, feito recentemente em Honolulu: foram 8 dias e 150 galões de tintas para cobrir uma área de quase cinco andares de altura por 200 metros de largura. O segundo mural foi pintado no início de 2014 em um evento no parque paulista do Ibirapuera, com grande repercussão na midia. 
     Escultura feita por Ithaka com restos de pranchas quebradas
Do outro lado está um californiano apaixonado pelo Brasil. Durante boa parte do ano, Ithaka Darin Pappas se esconde entre a Mata Atlântica e o mar no litoral paulista dando vida nova ao lixo no projeto “Pranchas Reencarnadas”. Além de artista plástico reconhecido internacionalmente, Ithaka é poeta, fotógrafo, surfista de alma e músico - e tem no seu refúgio brasileiro um universo bem particular.


Friday, June 9, 2017

ithaka "Swamp King" {Album: Voiceless Blue Raven]




ithaka "Afternoon In Lagoa" 
[Album: Voiceless Blue Raven]

written and produced by: ithaka

Recorded in Brazil - for Sweatlodge Records (Los Angeles)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/voiceless-blue-raven-vol-1/id630595720 




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaka_Darin_Pappas

ithaka "Afternoon In Lagoa" [Album: Voiceless Blue Raven]


ithaka "Afternoon In Lagoa" 
[Album: Voiceless Blue Raven]

written and produced by: ithaka

Recorded in Brazil - for Sweatlodge Records (Los Angeles)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/voiceless-blue-raven-vol-1/id630595720 
 



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaka_Darin_Pappas

ithaka "Peace Palace Porridge" [Album: Voiceless Blue Raven ]




ithaka "Peace Palace Porridge" 
[Album: Voiceless Blue Raven - Volume One]




 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaka_Darin_Pappas

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ithaka "Technically A Failure" (Album: Voiceless Blue Raven)



ithaka "Technically A Failure" (Album: Voiceless Blue Raven)


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Same Room Blues - Directed by Ithaka Darin Pappas


Same Room Blues - a short film 
(based on the song Same Room Blues)
filmed in Rio de Janeiro in 2008.
Directed by Ithaka Darin Pappas for Sweatlodge Films

Friday, May 26, 2017

Gianna Jun y la Canción "So Get Up" de Ithaka (La canción que la transformó en una estrella)





En 1997, el proyecto breakbeat británico Stretch N Vern invitó a Ithaka Darin Pappas para grabar una vez más el vocal de su poema "So Get Up" para nuevas versiones de la canción titulada, Get Up! ¡Insane! Estas mezclas fueron lanzadas por "Grand Slam Records" en la U.K. con la participación de Fatboy Slim. En Inglaterra, la canción trazó el número 17 en los charts independientes de la danza. Unas de esas mezclas de fue encontrada en manos de los ejecutivos de Samsung Korea, que usó la música en una campaña nacional de publicidad muy popular para la serie de impresoras, My Jet. El comercial protagonizó una actriz desconocida llamada Jun Ji-Hyun (o Wang Ji-hyun).  Según la mayoría de las fuentes de medios de comunicación, este repetitivo primetime de la televisión de exposición con cuyo engergetic bailando a los gritos de Ithaka de Get Up! ¡Insane! Y su actitud súper-confiada transformó Jun Ji-Hyun en un icono adolescente de la juventud casi instantáneamente. Hoy es una de las mayores personalidades de televisión y cine de Corea, apareciendo el número 4 en la lista de Forbes Corea del 2015 de celebridades del poder. 

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Su sueño de la infancia era convertirse en una asistente de vuelo, pero a la edad de 16 años, fue descubierta en la calle por un editor de moda. Usando el nombre artístico de Jun Ji Hyun, comenzó su carrera como modelo para la revista Ecole en el año 1997. Jun primero llegó a ser bien conocido como un modelo comercial y como actriz de televisión. Aunque hizo su debut cinematográfico de poca sintonia White Valentine en 1999, no fue hasta más tarde en el año cuando apareció en el comercial de Samsung My Jet Printer que se convirtió en una sensación popular. El baile y la actitud expresada en el anuncio la convirtieron en un icono para los coreanos en la adolescencia y los veinte años.
Después de continuar su carrera de modelo y televisión, Jun hizo su primera aparición en el cine muy publicitado a fines del 2000 con Il Mare. Un melodrama generosamente Rodado situado en la isla de Ganghwa, la película hizo respetablemente bien en la taquilla (a pesar de la apertura en el mismo día que la exitosa Joint Security Area) y solidificó su estatus como una estrella. La película desglose de Jun fue la comedia My Sassy Girl, que se convirtió en un gran éxito tanto en Corea y en toda Asia, la película pasó dos semanas en el n º 1 en Hong Kong, y la convirtió en la estrella más reconocible de Corea en el mercado de habla china.
A finales de 2006 se anunció que junio iba a hacer su salto largamente pronosticada a Hollywood para tomar el papel principal en Blood: The Last Vampire. La coproducción internacional, fue filmada en China y Argentina en el 2007, es la adaptación de acción real de un anime japonés popular. Ella pasó por tres meses de duro entrenamiento de artes marciales y manejo de espada para interpretar a la heroína. Durante la filmación y promociones para la película antes de su lanzamiento en el 2009, adoptó el nombre occidentalizado Gianna Jun. "Gianna by True Religion" fue lanzada por la marca de pantalones vaqueros de lujo en el 2008, la primera línea de la celebridad. Según informes Jun participó en todas las etapas de su producción, desde el diseño hasta decidir la forma y lavado y su decoración con accesorios. Ella fue fotografiada por Annie Leibovitz para la edición de julio de la edición americana de Vogue, la primera actriz coreana que se incluiria en la revista icono de la moda.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ithaka's "So Get Up" in Jun Ji-Hyun Samsung Commerical



Source:IMDB

In 1999, after starring in her first feature film at the age of eighteen (the little-watched White Valentine), Korean actress Jun Ji-Hyun was still largely unknown.

But according to most media sources, she suddenly became an extremely high-profile public sensation later that same year when she appeared in this hugely popular commercial for Samsung My Jet Printers (DNA series) shown energetically dancing to a remix of the iconic 1993 song, "So Get Up", by Ithaka (aka Californian songwriter, vocalist and contemporary artist, Ithaka Darin Pappas).



The commercial was made by CJ E&M Pictures in Seoul, South Korean for approximately $1,900,000 dollars. And incorporated an internationally recognized choreographer as well as an experienced troop of background dancers to compliment Jun Ji-Hyun.
The version of the song So Get Up featured in the campaign, called the Get Up! Go Insane! Remix, was made by UK producers Stretch & Vern, who in 1996 brought Ithaka to England to re-record his 1993 classic for their own interpretation of the tune. The final result restructured the vocal hook differently from the original, but the overall lyrical message was the same, So get up...and live life to the fullest !
This anthem of defiance and celebration was exuberantly communicated by Jun Ji-Hyun hyper-kinetically dancing with supreme confidence to Ithaka's shouts of "Get Up! Go Insane!". And the mass repetitive primetime exposures of the ad sky-rocketed Jun Ji-Hyun from being a relatively unknown actress to becoming a cultural youth-icon for all of South Korea and beyond (and eventually one of Korea's biggest film and television stars). Not to mention the fact, that overall, the campaign helped to sell more than eight-million Samsung printers. The Samsung My Jet commercial won four national and international awards for Best Commercial for its year of release (1999).

Ji-Kyun has since gone on to star in Sassy Girl (one of the biggest films in Korean history), You Who Came from the Stars, and The Legend of the Blue Sea series. She has won several national and international awards for her acting ability.
Ithaka's "So Get Up" has gone on to become The Most Remixed Acapella in musical history as recognized by the Guinness World Book of Records. As of 2016, there were more than eleven-hundred released remixes.






*Lyrics & Vocals by: Ithaka

"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2


So Get Up has been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, Lena Kochetkova, etc ...............................
..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
....for publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, DJ Mag, Magnetic Magazine, Insomniac, etc

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ithaka's "So Get Up", The Song That Made JUN JI HYUN (全智賢 전지현) A Star





In 1999, after starring in her first feature film at the age of eighteen, (the little-watched White Valentine), Korean actress Jun Ji-Hyun was still largely unknown.

It was not until later that year when she starred in a hugely popular commercial for Samsung My Jet Printers featuring a remix of Californian songwriter Ithaka Darin Pappas' iconic 1993 vocal-poem song, So Get Up, that, according to most media sources, she became a a public sensation.


 

The version of So Get Up featured in the campaign (called "Get Up! Go Insane") was made by UK producers Stretch & Vern, who brought Ithaka to the UK to re-record his 1993 classic. The final result, restructured the vocal hook differently from the original, but the overall message was the same, So Get Up...and live life to the fullest ! This anthem of defiance and celebration was exuberantly communicated by Jun Ji-Hyun's dancing dance and attitude in the clip.

The commercial sky-rocketed her from being a relatively unknown actress to being a cultural youth icon for all of South Korea and beyond (and eventually one of Korea's biggest film and television stars).

Ji-Kyun has since gone on to star in Sassy Girl (when of the biggest films in Korean history), You Who Came from the Stars, and The Legend of the Blue Sea.
She has won several national and international awards for her acting ability.


*Note: Ithaka rerecorded his iconic 1993, So Get Up specifically for Stretch & Vern's mix (in the UK, 1996). This is one of the only authorized versions of So Get Up in 25 years. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-4C7VYzEw
Also see; So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Jun Ji Hyun 全智賢 전지현 and "So Get Up" by Ithaka Darin Pappas


SOUTH KOREA (1999): Samsung My Jet printer commercial featuring "Get Up! Go Insane!" (aka So Get Up by ITHAKA (Ithaka Darin Pappas) remixed by Stretch & Vern . The commercial stars Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun 全智賢 전지현- and according to most Korean newspapers and magazines, this commercial sky-rocketed her from being a relatively unknown actress to being a cultural youth icon for all of South Korea - and eventually one of Korea's biggest film and television stars. *Note: Ithaka rerecorded his iconic 1993, So Get Up specifically for Stretch & Vern's mix (in the UK, 1996). This is one of the only authorized versions of So Get Up in 25 years. Also see; So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-4C7VYzEw

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ithaka Darin Pappas - O 'Americano Feio' ? (PÚBLICO) So Get Up



PÚBLICO - Suplemento Pop-Rock (Quinta-feira 10 Abril 1996)
excerto do artigo, O Americano Feio? por Jorge Dias 


O greco-americano Ithaka Darin Pappas participou em "So Get Up" dos USL e assinou o album, "Flowers And The Color Of Paint". Estão certamente entre os projectos mais fortes da música de dança feita em Portugal nos anos 90s. Entretanto, Ithaka viajou pelos Estados Unidos e o seu nome ficou um pouco esquecido. Até agora quando regressa a Lisboa para pôr em causa as sua antigas ligações.


Pappas "versus" USL-Kaos
Ithaka Darin Pappas passou alguns meses em Los Angeles, cidade de onde é natural e onde fez algums contactos para conseguir um "manager" e um advogado. "Fui aos Estados Unidos porque havia uma séria de problemas a resolver aqui. Um deles foi que fiz un disco em 1994 com os Underground Sound of Lisbon [USL] e, quando o gravámos, foi uma coisa entre amigos, estavamos a fazer arte em conjunto e foi uma coisa boa. Fiz um acordo verbal com eles segundo o qual receberia 25 mil escudos (approx. 120 €) por mil discos que fossem lançados em Portugal. Nunca se falou de contratos nem de distribuição no estangeiro."
Desde então, "So Get Up" – que era originalmente o lado B do maxi que tería por tema principal "Dance With Me" – fez furor nos Estados Unidos, para onde o disco foi enviado, transformando os USL, de que fazem parte Rua da Silva (Doctor J) e Tó Pereira (DJ Vibe), no projecto de "dance music" nacional mais aclamado a nivel internacional.

"O tema entrou para as 'charts' e foi lançado em muitos paises, mas eles não reconheceram a minha participação. Apesar de muitas das remisturas que foram feitas – principalmente as de Danny Tenaglia e Junior Vasquez, as mais populares- practicamente só reterem as minhas palavras e a minha voz. Nessa ponto é questionável quem é realmente o artista. É o Ithaka? Ou são os USL? Quando se 'descartaa a musica original e faz outra é questionável. É que não sou membro dos USL….?", diz Ithaka. E acrescento: "Pode perguntar-se a quem se quiser, nos Estados Unidos ou em Portugal, o que é que indentifica a canção: são as palavras. Neste tipo de música, que há numeras versões diferentes, a etiqueta são as palavras. A canção é o poema."

Dai que Ithaka reclame direitos de interpretação – "royalties", uma vez que os direitos de autor lhe pertencem por direito – sobre os lucros com "So Get Up". É que o poema a que Ithaka dá voz no "intro" do tema tinha sido escrito seis meses antes de ser convidado para juntar-se aos USL, depois de estes o terem ouvido numa emissão do programa Quatro Bairro, da Rádio Comerical. Segundo António Cunha, da Kaos, editora dos USL – e depois de o PÚBLICO ter marcada uma entrevista com Rui da Silva que acabou por não acontecer-, "o que passa é a vlha história de negócio da música: quando as coisas têm sucesso há sempre alguema tentar aproveitar-se".


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

So Get Up (Bootlegs & Remixes: Volume Red)


Russia-based EDM label Moscow Mule, just released a 13-track bootleg & remix album of Ithaka's uber-classic So Get Up (more frequently credited to Cosmic Gate and company). The cd-album features progressive house, disco, hip hop rock, nu jazz, drum & bass and dubstep mixes by Razat, Swing Kings, Miss Kittin, Samir Kuliev, Derek Marin, Marcel, Dylan Hilsley, Pagano, Dave Seaman, Lexicon Avenue and Phunk Investigation - along with two acapella versions.

Executive Producer: Artyom Berezin 
Mastered By:  Vladmir Kuznetsov

Please note: This release was absolutely unauthorized by writer/vocalist Ithaka Darin Pappas, or anyone involved in creating these greats sonic works (we have certainly entered of new era of musical thievery).


Sunday, May 7, 2017

So Get Up, Escape From The City Of Angels

 



ithaka: SO GET UP, ESCAPE FROM THE CITY OF ANGELS (featuring Marta Dias)




https://www.facebook.com/SoGetUp// "SO GET UP, ESCAPE FROM THE CITY OF THE ANGELS" (lyrics/vocals by: Ithaka)

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD
I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

For more Ithaka lyrics see: http://ithakalyrics.blogspot.com



ithaka "ESCAPE FROM THE CITY OF ANGELS" (featuring Marta Dias) from The Replacement Killers soundtrack - wth lyrics.

lyrics / voice: ithaka
chorus voices: marta dias

bass: francisco rebelo
trumpet: nuno reis

produced by: pedro passos & joe fossard

Escape From The City Of Angels
was recorded at Namouche Studios
located in Lisbon, Portugal in 1995
and originally appeared on
Ithaka's debut album
Flowers And The Color Of Paint.

The album was nominated for
three Blitz Awards (the Portuguese
equivalent of the Grammy) in the
categories of: Best Album,
Best New Project and Best Male Vocalist.

And in an end-of-decade retrospective
of national music, the prestigious
newspaper Publico considered
Flowers And The Color Of Paint
to be one of the ten most influential
'Portuguese' albums of the 1990's.

In 1997,
acclaimed Hollywood director
Antoine Fuqua
used the song in the soundtrack
for his feature film
The Replacment Killers
[released by Columbia Pictures]
starring;
Mira Sorvino (academy award winner)
Chow Yun-fat (academy award nominee)
and several other known actors such as
Clifton Collins Jr. and Michael Rooker.

Because of difficulties in obtaining rights to
some of the other songs appearing in The
Replacement Killers, there was not an official
soundtrack release for the film.

The original pressing of
Flowers And The Color Of Paint
by Movieplay Records was only 1500 copies.
Ironically, despite the song's obvious cult
status with literally millions of illegal
downloads around the globe, the label
has never made a second issue of the album.

All licensing inquiries for
"Escape From The City Of Angels" by Ithaka
should be directed to Scion Four Music (NYC).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ithaka_ (musician)

Friday, May 5, 2017

So Get Up (Production Collaborations)







So Get Up - accidental collaborations

So Get Up (Bootlegs & Remixes)


So Get Up (Bootlegs & Remixes)
Moscow Mule Records - Russia

Tracklist:

1. The End Of The Earth (Swing Kings Disco Remix)
2. Headcharge (Drum & Bass Remix)
3. So Get Up (Razat's Mash Up)
4. Damage People Remix

Monday, May 1, 2017

Swedish Duo PELARI remixes Ithaka's epic So Get Up Poem




Swedish Duo PELARI remixes Ithaka's epic So Get Up Poem



"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




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"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc

https://www.facebook.com/SoGetUp/
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj8Ci4ZKFu8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW24QOQDPFY
@_ithaka_

Monday, April 24, 2017

So Get Up (lyrics)



"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc

https://www.facebook.com/SoGetUp/
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj8Ci4ZKFu8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW24QOQDPFY
@_ithaka_

So Get Up (Lyricist Quotes)




"So Get Up" written and vocalized by Ithaka  - 1993
© Ithaka Darin Pappas
Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP




 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"SO GET UP"

THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON ITLL ALL TURN TO DUST

SO GET UP FORGET THE PAST

GO OUTSIDE HAVE A BLAST

GO A THOUSAND MILES IN A JET AIRPLANE

GO OUT OF YOUR MIND GO INSANE

TO A PLACE YOU NEVER BEEN BEFORE

EAT ICE CREAM OUR YOULL LICK THE FLOOR

CUZ, THE END OF THE EARTH IS UPON US

PRETTY SOON IT'LL ALL TURN TO DUST

GOODBYE MY FRIENDS, GOODBYE WORLD

I'LL SEE YOU IN THE NEXT LIFE

More information about So Get Up:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_Get_Up

https://www.facebook.com/IthakaBlue/


SO GET UP - lyrics and vocals by Ithaka.
Publishing: Ravenshark Music/Scion Four Music/ASCAP

See his new vocal-only album entitled
"So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas"
released by Sweatlodge Records.
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ithaka2

___________________________________________

Also titled,
Ithaka's "So Get Up" vocals and lyrics have been used on tracks mixed by: Underground Sound Of Lisbon, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, Orion's Voice, Sarasite, Committee, Public Domain, Stretch & Verne, Marcel, Fatboy Slim, Atlantis ITA, Ce Ce Lee, PC, Miss Kittin, K-Trax, High Voltage, Dyla, Mert Yücel, Eric Kupper, King-Size, Dan Robbins, Low End Specialists, Architect, Meat Katie, Phobia, Lexicon Avenue, Dave Seaman, Mowree, Sharp & Smooth, Alex Bass,  David Mimram, Phunk Investigation, DJ Zorneus, Lochness DJ Team, Maziano, Dantim, Seikos, Pathfinder, Andrea Doria & Dino Lenny, Philippe Rochard, Bart Skils, Hakan Sarigul, Derek Mari, Danny Garlick, Black Force, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Cosmic Gate, Heartbeat, Bob Ray & Van Dyuk, Furio Levant, Koozah, Ben Gold, Pelari, Igor Carmo, Swing Kings,  JJ Mullor, Dani Sbert, Micromakine, Atmozfears, Acti & Antolini, TNT, Technoboy, Razat, Joseph LP, Alex Page, Feed, Lee Burridge, FuturePlays, Samir Kuliev, Armin Van Buuren, Rui Flip, Geometric Dark, Alex Di Stefano, Nell Silva, etc, etc, etc.

Thru the years, So Get Up Has been released by the labels: Armada Music [Netherlands], Wake Your Mind [Germany], Nervous Records [USA], Kaos Records [Portugal], Tribal Records [USA], Tribal Records [UK}, Twisted Records (U.S.), Twisted Records (UK), Plastic City [Germany], Sweatlodge Records [USA], Absolutely Records [Italy], Kontor records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Bosphorus Underground Recordings [Turkey], Chuvstvo Ritma Records [Russia], Black Hole Recordings [Netherlands], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Forensic Records [UK], Mental Madness Records [Germany], Groove Records [Switzerland], Hymen Records [Germany], Trance Corporation Recordings [Spain], Titanic Records [Italy], Hardcore Maniacs [Spain], Party Label Unique Records [Netherlands], Desire Records [Portugal], Black Habitat Records, People Tech Records [Venzuela], HARDwithSTYLE Records [Netherlands], Subground Records [Italy], Memory Stick Records [Netherlands], Union Recordings [Poland], Supermarket Records, Orange Groove Recordings, Doctors Of Chaos Records [Italy], Next Cyclone Records [Italy], Elektrobeats Records [Italy], Digital+ Records [Spain], Bliss Point Records [Turkey], Activa Records [Italy], Afterglow Records [Germany], Sector Beatz [Switzerland], Re-Fuel Records [Netherlands], Fabric Records [UK], Dogmain Records [Portugal], PTP Records [Germany], Bit Music [Spain], Sys-X Records [Netherlands], Spot On Records [UK], Overodose Records [Germany], Lost Paradise Records, BZRK Records [Netherlands], Kontor Records, 24 Records [Italy], Skint, Renegade Hardware [UK], Melody Maker Records [Italy], Tronic [Sweden], Mole Listening Pearls [Germany], Refreshed [Germany], etc, etc, etc.

So Get Up and its derivitives have been written about by: Ariya Beitollahi, Ryan Farber, Steph Evans, Hugh Lurcott, Hannah DeuPree, etc.

For publications such as: Mix Max, Daily Beat, Insomniac, Earmilk,  DJ Maj, Mix Mag, etc