For my Brooklyn heads, I’m doing a party tonight, Tuesday 10.21 at my favorite little Bed-Stuy spot, BedVyne Brew. The theme is: a film noir set in 2075 Johannesburg. The homie Teleseen and I are spinning African tunes of the darker variety. So if you want a chance to hear Gqom mixed with Kuduro, and other heavy Afro-House bits stop by.


Co-written by DJs Ushka and Ripley.

When we talk about “global bass” as a genre and scene in New York, it’s not always clear what fits into this recently generated category. Who gets to claim “global bass” and what does it represent? This desire to cookie-cutter a range of musical genres as a way to identify a “scene” has in its doing led to the lack of inclusion, in media accounts, of many communities who are engaging with global music and culture in meaningful ways, with amazing music.