Not only is DJ Eddie ‘Stats’ Houghton joining Dutty Artz on the decks at the next New York Tropical party, but he received a special shoutout in the 2009 UTNE Independent Press Awards, which awarded Best Arts coverage to The Fader.

They say:

“We’re always looking for the next article from Edwin ‘Stats’Houghton, the globe-trottingest Fader correspondent, who drops into musical subcultures like a paratrooper and sends back dossiers on what’s moving butts. His vivid dispatch from the kwaito dance-party scene in Johannesburg, South Africa, was so good we published an excerpt as “Post-Apartheid Pop.”

We say:

YESSIR, HE’S A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. PARTIED WITH. Come check Eddie rock Brooklyn with Matt Shadetek, 77Klash, and Uproot Andy on Friday May 29th @ Glasslands in Williamsburg (as I hold it down in Berlin with The Bug and Geko Jones mashes up San Fran alongside brother Boima.)