Â “Fiyah and brimstone mix from Brooklyn and the Boogie Down Bronx’s finest new rap duo” – DAZED
Geko Jones and Atropolis Mix of The Week on MTV Hive
Geko Jones and Atropolis have theÂ Mix of the Week up at MTV Hive. Perfect for a hot weather warm up (or cool down).
Geko Jones’ Afro-Latin Club Mix for SociÃ©tÃ© Perrier
Geko Jones turns in a wicked mix for Societe Perrier, showcasing his unique take on Latin American, Caribbean, and electronic club music. On it, you get a blended combination of remixed Afro-Colombian folk styles that he’s known for, alongside Samba, Kuduro, Nigerian Pop, Dominican Tipico, Salsa, Dembow, Reggaeton and even Chicago Juke filtered through a UK Bass lens.Â You can almost imagine this as the part 2, or response from the American side of the ocean to theÂ Africa Latina mixÂ thatÂ he and I did last month.
February Mixtape Mondays, pt. 4: Chief Boima & Geko Jones
For our final chapter of the Dutty Artz February Mixtape Mondays (check previous mixes by DJ /rupture & Sonido Martines, DJ Ushka, and DJ Ripley), my brother Geko Jones and I decided to chime in with a collaborative submission.
February Mixtape Mondays, pt. 3: DJ Ripley
Up next for our February Mixtape Monday’s series (previously featuring DJ /rupture, Sonido Martines, and DJ Ushka) is a veteran on the decks, but (semi)-newcomer to Dutty Artz, DJ Ripley!
On the Valentines Day before the release of Matt Shadetek’s new album The Empire Never Ended on March 26th, the Brooklyn producer has assembled a gift for his fans containing a previously unheard mix and alternate versions which re-imagine his 2010 project Flowers as hazy baby-making music for paranoid shut-ins. Dragging Flowers to a halftime crawl Shadetek connects the dots between the bouncing effervescence of Flowers and the heavier, darker tone of Empire. In addition to the mix the Purple Flowers EP features remixes from Dubbel Dutch, Lamin Fofana & Shiftee. The Empire Never Ended is released March 26th on Dutty Artz.
Grab the project for free over at the Dutty Artz Bandcamp.
February Mixtape Mondays, pt. 2: Ushka
Next up for Dutty Artz February Mixtape Mondays is the one and only Thanu, orÂ DJ Ushka of iBomba fame.
February Mixtape Mondays, pt. 1: Rupture vs Sonido Martines
This February we’ve decided to take a cue from our homies over at OkayplayerÂ (as well as a few other places) and do a little crew-focused run of Mixtape Mondays, music to help you kick off your work week!
First up this week we have the Cumbia collabo between DJ /rupture and Sonido Martines: 1100 vs. 2200.
Download lots of DJ /rupture mixes
HELLO MY NAME IS DJ RUPTURE and if you like my music, you are in luck: This week I’m recording a new album with an incredible team including musicians David Friend, Emily Manzo, and Arooj Aftab. Think pianos. But before we get to that, I decided to give away a dozen of my mixtapes for free.
The incoming year is all about radical optimism and revolutionary love. OK? OK! Let’s get it.
9+ hours of my mixes… From 2001’s highly influential Gold Teeth Thief to hard-to-find ones like the Bidoun Sessions and Porque Soy Sonidero Y Voy A Muchos Lugares.
Head here for the heat. And a note to all you lazy DJs out there: try harder.
CHIEF BOIMA NEW YORK RETURNS
I have recently returned from a trip around Europe, where I played a few gigs, and attended Womex and the Impakt! Festival. Check out my tour mix, and an interview and mix I did for Africanhiphop.com’s radio show in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
This week I’m back in New York, and I’m not the only one returning. New York is in for a big week showcasing some of Africa’s most internationally popular genres. Read on for a little round up of fun upcoming shows.
Here’s something I put together recently and gave it to our friends over at WEIRD MAGIC. I forgot to post it here. It’s a bit obscure. It features John Cage,Â Nia Long, Hype Williams, Delany, Gianna, Friday, Freud, Macchi, and more.
“an obscure, psychedelic ride from the masterfulÂ lamin fofana, whoâ€™sÂ consistentlyÂ impressedÂ me with his productions,Â djing, mixes, human presence, and now heâ€™s about to begin playing live shows (and will be playing one of our brooklyn events next month, deets to come). safe to say, this man is the truth.”Â ~Â WEIRD MAGIC
CageHop-Â a month-long celebration of Cageâ€™s work â€” and Cage-inspired work currently happening in NYC.
NEW RUPTURE MIX â€“ CHANGE THE MOOD!
Last night I hit the decks to put together 22 minutes of summer, blended and intensified for your listening pleasure. Stream below. Direct download here [50 MB]. Better yet, we’d love to see you at the party I’m throwing with Dutty Artz crew @ Glasslands in Williamsburg *tonight*! Here’s my original post about the event, a combination birthday party (let’s roar, fellow leos!), fundraiser, and dutty wine dance up.
UNKNOWN JOURNEY II
Â Drexciya x Aminata Diabate x Lamin Fofana – Unknown Journey II by lamin fofanaÂ | cover by talacha
BRIAN DEGRAW – DJ SET ON MUDD UP @BDEEGEE @GANGGANGDANCE @DJRUPTURE
This Wednesday, Gang Gang Dance’s Brian DeGraw stopped by my WFMU show to drop a deep hourlong DJ set. Brian does electronics in GGD and is deadly on the decks, too. Open ears will be rewarded. Now only that, but during the interview we learn that lately Brian has been feeling the tribal guarachero from Mexico! The radio show is now streaming:
Be sure to check out Brian’s visual art as well; he thinks across stylistic & formal boundaries, with consistently fresh results.
Vanity Jukebox Vol. 13 by @OLDMONEYMASSIVE
Peace good peoples. I’m new around here, so thanks firstly to Jace for having me. This here is a mix from my group Old Money for the good folks at VANE. Less a compilation of “the new hot shit” and more so genuine touchstones of influence for us. A cpl unreleased jawns on there from us, as well as one from Boima’s forthcoming African In New York. I’m really and truly still amazed that Boima managed to make me like that Usher song.
Vanity Jukebox Vol. 13 Pretty Danger Mixed by Old Money by sotrvanenyc
1. Mad One – House Girls 7 – No War Inside
2. Old Money – [untitled]
3. DJ Mujava – Mugwanti / Sgwejegweje
4. DJ Tira – I Wont Let You Go
5. Old Money – Mothership [unreleased]
6. Nina Simone – See-Line Woman
7. Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up
8. Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
9. Isa GT – Funketa
10. Kes The Band – Wotless
11. Crystal Waters – What I Need (Club Mix)
12. Maluca + The Party Squad – Lola (Ging Danga)
13. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Chief Boima Remix)
14. Lil Silva feat. Sampha – On Your Own
15. GelÃº-Six – In The Building
16. Baobinga & I.D. – Man Down
17. Jhene Aiko – Club Stranger (Nguzunguzu Remix)
Also – our most recent video – “Dolla Van (Acuras, Maximas, Cressidas& Celicas)”
Also – one of the primary of the say 8 or 9 elements that influenced it – Lost Boyz – “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”
S/o the OG “urban” brands in the vid. Mecca USA, Walker Wear and the like. And RIP Freaky Tah. If you’ve been living this long w/o Legal Drug Money you’ve been living foul!