We’re back for our fifth installment of the producers project, featuring music made by participants of RepresentingNYC community programming using music production software for the iPad. (more…)
Summer time means I can change gears a bit, step away from the classroom and head out into the world to DJ and connect with people. (more…)
My last full day in Mexico City in January 2012, I still hadn’t gone to Tepito’s street market. In my readings on the so-called piracy of music and media, Tepito was the stuff of legend. (more…)
This Friday June 19th, Chief Boima and I are headed northbound to Boston for my monthly party Picó Picante at Good Life.
Tonight June 11th, I’m excited to be back at #RemezclaPERREO in the basement of Webster Hall’s weekly House Party.
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 going to be a long hot summer in NYC and Que Bajo has both the soundtrack and the parties that you’ll make you feel extra WEPA!
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…)
WE BACK AT IT. Volume Four features work by some of our resident artists in the Producers Project. Be on the lookout soon for official remixes and more media from our producers! (more…)
This Thursday May 14th, I’m so looking forward to playing #RemezclaPERREO, at the second installment of their monthly party at the Studio at House Party, Webster Hall. Expect indulgences in dembow, reggaeton, and perreo soundscapes alongside residents Nina Sky and False Witness, hosted by Hot 97’s Laura Stylez.
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.
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