Large ups going out to Chief Boima for hosting me this weekend in Cali. If you are ever in San Franciso on a weekend Little Baobab is definitely THE spot to hit up for an international crowd of people gettin down to tropical sounds… for you bassheads I even saw a flyer for thursday night weekly dubstep party there.
Lots going on this week in NYC and the variety is fantastic.
TONIGHT TUESDAY JUNE 2 the NY Afrobeat Festival at Knitting Factory kicks off with Blk Jks, Bajah and the Dry Yai crew from Sierra Leonne plus Uproot Andy and your truly on dex for a rare treat of African dopeness. doors at 9pm
- $14 / $12 advance Buy Tickets »
- Knitting Factory Tap Bar (74 Leonard St)
THURSDAY you already know its all about Toy Selectah at Santos Playhouse for Que Bajo?!
BUT SATURDAY I’m playing this album Lee Scratch Perry/Dubblestandart release party with my man Emch from Subatomic Soundsystem.The remix features one Jahdan Blakkamore on the Blackboard Dubstep remix, out now. The party has food, lights, visuals and extra subs. serious party vibes. summertime dubstravaganza / brand new spot with an enclosed courtyard, custom designed sound system, and green architecture / food, video, art, spiked slushies, and giveaways all night long Even if you haven’t heard the tune come thru.
DJ Paul Zasky of Dubblestandart (Vienna, Echo Beach) / all vinyl European exclusive dubplates off new Lee Perry album
Subatomic Sound System (NYC, Modus Vivendi Music) / live all star electro dub band, world’s first dubstep Lee Perry rmxs
Majestic Twinsound (NYC, Ghetto Roots) / traditional Jamaican style sound system crew
DJ Geko Jones (NY Tropical, Dutty Artz, Que Bajo) / king of NYC tropical sounds
VIDEO, FOOD, & ARTS
In the open-air courtyard: Ital food and BBQ
In the gallery bar: Tshirt screen printing & live painting by Ad Hoc Arts / w/ Original limited edition designs by the musicians
In the main room: music and massive video projects by Light & Water Project
free music and goodies for you the people
$8 before 10pm w/rsvp, otherwise $10
622 Degraw st between 3rd and 4th Aves
sweet brand new art & music space right next to the train:
[2 blocks from Union St. R subway & near Carrol St. G/F]
Think of a cross between a mini-PS1 & Galapagos. Beautiful indoor and enclosed outdoor space with some green eco-design elements like used tires for sound baffling. Feels as much like an art gallery as it does a music/performance venue.
press RSVP/music previews/ interviews email firstname.lastname@example.org