I’ll be back in the States for about a month this summer, and have just touched down in NYC! I’ll be moving around the country a bit, but catch meÂ DJing first at Trans-Pecos in Queens on FridayÂ night! The early show is called “Becoming New Objects” and features a host of experimental performers gathering for the […]
Hi Duttylandia, I’m on the road again! — from Brazil to GermanyÂ via England. I came out here to play the debut show of the Kondi Band, my new collaborative album with Dutty Artz alum Sorie Kondi.
I’m very happy to announce the secondÂ release from INTL BLK, my new platform for producing and distributing projects from the Black Atlantic (if you missed the first check it out here).
Here’s a new mix I wanted to share with the Dutty familia. OkayAfrica recently conscripted me to do mixing duties onÂ Teju Cole’s dream mix of Nigeria pop songs – a set he put together to accompany a short essay on the Lagos clubbing experience:
This Friday June 19th, Chief Boima and I are headed northbound to Boston for my monthly party PicÃ³ Picante at Good Life.
So I left the tropical comfort of Brazilian summerÂ to come romp around in below freezing temperatures. Not that I’m complaining, cuz I get to play with some great people in the coming week!
I’m about to hop on a 16-hour nonstop flight to Hong Kong (via the Arctic Circle?), where, timeslipped 12 hours ahead into my sleep-deprived Eastern futureÂ I’ll step off the plane and head straight to lead a workshop with a half-dozen traditional musicians from HK and my man Chief Boima. What’s going on?!
Ebola has been weighing heavily on my mind. From it hitting Ashoka, a friend who I met in Liberia in 2011 (and who’s attendedÂ Dutty Artz parties), to worrying about friends and family on the ground in both Sierra Leone and Liberia, I feel sort of stuck and unable to help while being inÂ Brazil. However in […]
Passinho, the new wave of Youtube fueledÂ funk dancing from Rio, is making its way to New York City. I missed Na Batalha, the musical about the growth of the dance movement amongst Carioca youth, when it premiered in Rio this past June. Don’t make the same mistake as me, as dancers from the show will […]
Dance is anÂ often overlooked, central part of many of the music scenes we are interested in at Dutty Artz. It has been important for usÂ since the early days — when Matt Shadetek’s Brooklyn Anthem became dubbed Craziest Riddim and spread like fire amongst the Brooklyn-teen Dancehall scene.Â Today so many local dances and DJÂ scenes have such […]
Usually people put out a mix before their tour to promote upcoming shows… Well, I’m putting one out after — many excuses as to whyÂ —Â most importantlyÂ because I wanted to share a part of my set that got some interesting reactions from crowds this past month touring the U.S.
This Saturday I’ll be djing between acts at The Apollo Theater’s Africa Now! Concert. Today, I had an interesting conversation with the Apollo’s director about the different African crowds in New York (last year they had Tiken Jah Fakoly to an enthusiastic crowd of Francophone African Harlemites), got a tour of the building, rubbed the […]
This Friday Wayne Marshall aka DJ Wanye & Wax and I will be holding it down at Bembe in South Williamsburg Brooklyn. It’s my great pleasure to be able to play with Wayne in New York after he brought me up to Boston for so many years. Brooklyn Shanti will be holding down the toasting […]