It’s time for a beach adventure with some of the best bass music DJs around. Dj Ripley, fresh off a nine-city European tour, is pulling together this party on the Rockaway Boardwalk, hosted by Caracas Arepa Bar and showcasing global bass music talents from Dutty Artz and beloved by Dutty Artz. The excuse? The existence of such mighty talents that need celebrating, the impending end of the summer, and Ripley’s birthday!
That means: beach, boardwalk, beer, arepas, ice cream, a dancefloor and plenty of big bass sounds including kuduru, cumbia, soca, uk funky, vogue beats, dancehall, dembow, carioca bass, Baltimore club, crunk, 3bal, azonto, reggae en español, bhangra, juke, and more…
DJ D’hana – recently arrived in New York from Boston, D’hana bring a slamming style sometimes called #KUNQ including hard house, caribbean sounds and vogue beats, among other strains. Check the mixes on soundcloud. D’hana is also an accomplished film-maker with an amazing experimental documentary called LOOSE.
DJ Precolumbian – based in Philly, Precolumbian rocks a unique blend of tropical rhythms, indie anthems, dark crystals, and booty jams from all over the globe. If we’re lucky we’ll get some selections from her baltimore/philly club collection as well: she has deep crates and sick dance moves. Precolumbian also has a great radio show and is a tireless activist in and outside the club.
DJ Ushka – another multifaceted talent, Ushka throws (alongside Dj Beto) the amazing iBomba parties in Brooklyn, is an immigrant rights activist, organizer and fierce dancer. Her music weaves together immigrant/diasporic sounds with lively inventiveness and a sharp eye on creating a positive dancefloor experience. Check her first mixtape Foreign Brown released by Dutty Artz last February.
M-Peach – A live performance from this Venezuelan vocalist, beatmaker and video artist always blows the roof off. Luckily here we will be outside so everyone will just hit the water! MPeach’s blend of tropical big bass sounds and fierce vocals are going to take the party somewhere really special.
Dj Ripley will herself throw down a unique mix of global street bass, focusing on kuduro, dembow, soca, with US & UK bass music and a heavy selection of vocals from Eve, Missy, Trina, Lady, Natalie Storm, Tifa, Lady Chann, Macka Diamond, Lady Saw, Warrior Queen and more… knowing her tastes we will get to Jungle at some point in the night!
Location: Caracas Arepa Bar, Beach 106 Street and Rockaway Boardwalk