So I know ya’ll got up on Whatagatapitusberry via the interwebs but did you do the extra credit assignment and start diggin for more tunes from Del Patio? Don’t worry about it if you didn’t, there’s always more bandwidth over at the fail blog.
Sensato and Saweso are two Bronx-based Dominican MC’s with a great ear for club music. Wayne Marshall has already contributed alot of thought on their first smash and Toy Selectah’s remix has been on a lot of DJ’s playlist in the past 6 months so I don’t need to get into the fact they have more than 4 million youtube views. They’ve been cranking out hilarious videos for their songs at at a breakneck pace and its paying off. Pitbull and Lil Jon jumped on the ‘berry remix and Voltio is on this next joint which is banging in the latin clubs in NYC and the Dominican Republic. I watched a video of some of their live performance in Puerto Rico longside the top dogs in reggeaton and their stage game is the real deal. He’re’s a new 140 bpm jawn that’s bubbling in NYC right now feat Sensato and Voltio.
La Fila India-DNC ft Sensato y Voltio
[audio:http://nyc.duttyartz.com/g3kojones/La Fila India.mp3]
Two things I find interesting from both these guys and Los Rakas are that they let go tons and tons of music online and they both let the accapellas go out alofoke to see what happens in remixlandia. This sort of ‘Just let go’ approach is something alot of artists are scared to do and I think it shows the confidence of both duos. It takes alot of swag to say ‘my verse is dope, sit that on whatever beat you want, I’m still gonna sound fly.’
Hit up watagatapitusberry.com and alofokemusic.org and stay up on their new stuff and more artists from la republica. I’ll be here trying to get both them and Los Rakas on a track together and getting them to play at Que Bajo?! this summer.
Our man Panchitron follows up his Who Killed Cumbia EP with a dubby space age guarachero tune.
Mete le con pepa.
El Tembleque (SM Remix)
[audio:http://nyc.duttyartz.com/g3kojones/El Tembleque (SM RMX).mp3]
Here are some photos from Tormenta Tropical at SXSW. I don’t have time to write a long post but suffice to say I was honored to play with all these great people and have such a great party. You are all legendary and I love you. Photos by El Subcomandante Quito, full album here.
ORION REPPING, JONES SMILING
MALUCA AND HER COOKIES GOING IN
OK WE’RE MOVING
MS MALU MCING WITH ME
NGUZUNGUZU INCITE MAD SKANKING
ME MAKING A MAD FACE TO NGUZUNGUZU, JUBILEE STANDING BY
ME MAKING A MAD FACE FOR TOY SELECTAH
VAMANOS PUTOS! (LVIS1990 STANDING BY)
ANDY IS ENJOYING HIMSELF
JONES HOLDING IT DOWN (WITH HAIR!)
MR WAYNE IN THE PLACE
STARK RAVING MADD
TONITE NEW YORK. Fresh from shaking up Austin with the rest of the Dutty Artz crew, esta noche Que Bajo nos presenta:
Uproot Andy (Zizek, Bersa Discos)
Geko Jones (Dutty Artz)
Santos Party House (Basement)
96 Lafayette St.
$10; $5 w/ RSVP
RSVP at email@example.com
I’m joining DJ Still Life tonight (10pm to midnight) on his weekly radio show Worldwide Smash on East Village Radio.Â At some point in the first hour of the program, I’ll be selecting new beats and bass from round the globe, might even drop a live set, so tune in -Â Worldwide Smash – weekly vetting of global bass music, Worldwide Smash delivers a double dose of raw beats: from instrumental hip-hop, dubstep and glitch through emerging forms of electronic music aimed…
After the program, we’re off to Que Bajo?! @ Santos Party House with international playboys Geko Jones & Uproot Andy for some serious bashment!
Bersa Discos are releasing their latest EP of neo cumbia remixes very soon (check Turntable Lab) and we are celebrating the occasion in New York at this month’s Que Bajo at Santos Party House tomorrow night, Thursday Oct 15th. Â Bersa #6 features tunes by Sabo & Cassady and we will have Sabo in the house tomorrow night along with Bersa co-founder Disco Shawn over from the bay area. Â Geko Jones and I, fresh off our tour of the US and Colombia, will be there as always and, being that my first record was also on Bersa, it is decidedly a family affair.
Also, we get to offer this dope cut off the record for download:
Sabo & Cassady – Kuff Kumbia
Here’s a new remix from Uproot Andy and Geko Jones. I’ve heard â€œManuelitaâ€ a few times already, usually during the early hours of the night, warming and shaking up party people. Here’s what Geko said about “Manuelita” to The FADER’s Ghetto Palms …track is a remix weâ€™ve just made of a traditional style Colombian bullerengue song. Doing these kinds of remixes blending folkloric music with club music is one of the sounds that has come define our party and this kind of remix has itself really become traditional for us over the last year or so.
Gex and Andy are currently on tour, coming thru your city or a city near you. Que Bajo?! sound system pushing forward with Boima tomorrow in San Fran!
Nate and the folks at !K7/Gold Dust office did this to remind folks aboutÂ Que Bajo?! Buzzrock Warrior album release party tonight @ Santos Party House 96 Lafayette Street. NQRW, JMZ, 4 or 6 train to Canal Street, then a block and a half south on Lafayette between Walker and White. Lil’ Mama will be in the building, and she just might T-Pain Jahdan’s performance. So much hype for tonight!
Head over to Eddie Stats/The FADER’s Ghetto Palms to check out an extra speical blend of Jahdan Blakkamoore unreleased, exclusives, classics, rarely heard remixes, teasers, champion sound system Funksworthy FM dubplates, etc. mixed by Geko Jones w/ special assistance from Noble Society producer Fuego Campo. Peep the straightforward, honest note from Gex and the track by track description/rundown of the mix.Â This is all in anticipation of the album release party tomorrow. You already know BUZZROCK WARRIOR is available, and we’ll have copies at the party too!
Jahdan Blakkamoore BUZZROCK WARRIOR album release party!
The album drops September 15th, and on the 17th Que Bajo?! is throwing a party with special live performance by Jahdan, accompanied by super producer extraordinaire and deejay Matt Shadetek.Â Jahdan & Matt are also getting ready for some touring and special performances later this Fall and into the Winter. Dates and details will be here soon. For now, come enjoy the party! On the same night, we are also blessed with the appearance of the great Eddie Stats of The FADER and GHETTO PALMS series. Eddie Stats is sharp, efficient, and just ridiculously good behind the decks. DJ Rekha of Basement Bhangra will also be live with tunes for the all around dance floor massacre. Dutty Artz family/Que Bajo?! resident deejays/two of the wickedest sound men I know Geko Jones and Uproot Andy will be in the building serving their usual, tremendous heat, along with some blazing refixes. facebook RSVP here.
first thing – Que Bajo?! Dance Party tonite! from 11PM -Â Â 4AM
@ Santos Party HouseÂ (96 Lafayette Street – 3 blocks south of Canal Street)
Special guest Polito Jr. (La Mega 97.9 afterparty)
along side Que Bajo?! DJs Geko Jones & Uproot Andy
It ain’t too late to RSVP/facebook
Friday night – DUTTY ARTZ in Boston!
DJ /rupture & Matt Shadetek shake down the Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave) w/ Jahdan Blakkamoore making special appearance – “A spectacular evening of innovative, African-influenced music.” Also performing, a “post afrobeat”dance band NOMO. Facebook/info.
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Petrona Martinez – La Vida Vale La Pena
Petrona Martinez inherited a strong singer’s tradition from Bullerengue, an Afro-Colombian dance rhythm born during the African fight for freedom from slavery and originally sung solely by pregnant women confined to their homes and thus unable to attend village dances. The melodies were passed down through the generations. She learned them from her grandmother and great-grandmother as they sang while doing daily tasks and attending Patron Saints Festivals. She is now passing them to her sons and daughters…
Uproot Andy was inspired and made a great version of the song (especially sharp and on point – always kills the dance!) This was released by Bersa Discos and buyable here.Â I was going to post this prior to last Thursday’s megaparty, but here it is now –
Uproot Andy – La Vida Vale La Pena
Tomorrow Night THURSDAY April 30th @ APT
We got a call from Disco Shawn from Bersa Discos/Tormenta Tropical and he’ll be throwing down with us at APT tomorrow longside Uproot Andy, myself and N-Ron Hubbard.
APT is located at 419 W 13th St between 9th and Washington. NO COVER
Now about 3 weeks back I got an email from Toy Selectah and he asked me to throw up his MEXMORE LP but I got distracted in getting ready for my vacation.
If you didn’t catch it on some of the other blogs by now then its my fault you haven’t heard this yet, and I take responsibility for not having given you the opportunity to look cooler just by telling your friends about it. Now when you tell them, you can also collect bonus points for telling them how they too can get their pura crema on right here inna NYC June 4th!!
Barrio Certified/ Parcelero Approved
Que Bajo?! party at APT in Manhattan tonight and every Thursday!
419 West 13th Street / A,C,E to 14th St.
New York Tropical 5 tomorrow, Friday April 24th @ Glasslands in Brooklyn
289 Kent Avenue / L to Bedford Ave and J,M,Z to Marcy Ave