UPROOT ANDY is a Brooklyn based DJ/Producer and co-founder of Que Bajo, the NYC based party that helped pioneer the so called Global Bass movement with its all embracing approach to global electronic music. Originally developing his culture crossing DJ sets at the Mehanata Bulgarian Bar before beginning the Que Bajo parties, Uproot Andy’s unique sound of bass heavy and melodic dance music, first began appearing outside the club on mixtapes such as Guacharaca Migration, called ‘one of the best mixtapes of 2008’ by New York Magazine, as well as on early releases by the Bersa Discos and ZZK record labels. Since then he has toured extensively in Europe and across the Americas appearing in diverse settings from Colombia’s Carnaval de Barranquilla to New York’s Central Park Summerstage to the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards in London. Andy and Que Bajo co-founder Geko Jones represented their global bass sound at the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash in NYC and they have recently launched Que Bajo Records to release a steady stream of remixes and club edits that give the now famous party its signature sound.

It’s always exciting to collaborate with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author the beautiful, thoughtful book Harlem Is Nowhere. This Friday, May 29, we’re staging a new work in NYC, at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival. The evening is “a performative conference in 9 acts,” ranging from dance battles to spoken word to something involving a hot air balloon; we go on promptly at 11pm. (more…)

False Witness is an affiliate of Lit City Trax and member of KUNQ, a collective of artists fostering forwards-thinking, queer-oriented art. He makes what he calls island industrial music, mixing the rhythms of caribbean and latin music with the power of the underground rave.

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He’ll be performing at the Que Bajo Barrioteca Tropical May 9th at Verboten in Brooklyn. Get your tickets here: http://nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com/que-bajo-barrioteca-tropical

Papi Juice throws the most poppin underground tropical queer party in Brooklyn and DJs Oscar Nñ and Adam R. have been touring around the country building bridges and expanding intentional spaces for QTPOC to party together. They play banging global club music and they’ll be performing at the Que Bajo Barrioteca Tropical May 9th at Verboten in Brooklyn.

Get your tickets at http://nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com/que-bajo-barrioteca-tropical