Up next: We’ve gotÂ Selecta K7 forÂ his first DJ setÂ at a Dutty Artz party since relocating to NYC from Memphis. Don’t miss him atÂ Dutty Artz Keeps Changing the Mood on Wednesday, April 29th at the Knitting Factory.
Although heâ€™s from the capital of Crunk, Selecta K7’sÂ late 90â€™s Internet travels allowed him to grow up on a healthy diet of Jungle, UK Garage, and music pejoratively termed â€œWorld.â€Â For 5 years he produced a lecture and party series titled WorldTown, DJâ€™ing alongside artists such as Poirier, Daz I-Kue (of Bugz In The Attic), Sabo, and DJ /rupture. K7â€™s DJ sets can be described as a collage of music from brown and black communities: â€œMy goal is to find creative ways to connect global interpretations of the same sourceâ€“ rather it be a lecture, song edits, a party, listening session, or mixtape series.â€
Selecta K7 recently launched the AfricainoirÂ party with Teleseen highlightingÂ various electronic music from the African diaspora. Africainoir is about connecting tracks of the darker, more percussive and bass driven variety (grime, SA house, UK garage, Afro-House, and others), which he’s described as â€œthe soundtrack to an unreleased Afrofuturist Film Noir set in 2075 Johannesburg.â€
Check out his new Africainoir mixtapes below: