The Fire in the Dark release party will take place this Saturday at Tammany Hall.
Day 2 – Sunday December 30, 2012
The first cleanse I did was The Master Cleanse a couple of summers ago after I volunteered for a New York Cares community event in Bed-Stuy. That day, I randomly ran into one fly shorty I knew from high school (she was actually the New York Cares event team leader!), then ran into a different young lady (let’s call her Suzie) that knew another young lady that I crushed on in high school. Then I met Suzie’s friend who is like some ill black kung fu master – and he told me I should do that shit. I don’t meet many black (or any) kung fu masters on the reg, and I had already heard about the cleanse from a couple of people earlier in the summer, so I was like word, I should do that shit. Life changing b!
Brooklyn-based producersÂ Old MoneyÂ andÂ Lamin FofanaÂ continue theirÂ collaborationÂ withÂ Ethiopia/NÄga, the first in a series of three joint releases. The duo themselves describe the audio experience as â€œan examination of mysteries as articulated through fresh and distinct African Caribbean lensesâ€ â€” which is dead on. These journeys, which I refuse to just call tracks, sound like solutions of different colored inks. â€œEthiopiaâ€ is a nostalgia-inducing fusion of Afro-Caribbean drumming, electronic melody, and a Gregorian-type bass. It flows into â€œNÄga,â€ which feels like Chicago/London house music meets aÂ Naeto CÂ flow from â€œ10 Over 10.â€Â Buy the release, out now onÂ Dutty Artz, and stream it below.
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AFRICANS ARE HERE