This Saturday (3.10.12), the Cumba Mela Collective, the crew I started running with a couple years ago is finally shaping up our act and putting together a really fun all night dance party in this old and really cool vacant bar in Long Island City. For those of you who are wondering what ever happen to Cumba Mela and that project they did in Colombia, just know things are slowly coming together, and material will be surfacing hopefully by fall of 2012.  Sometimes we need to take a step back to understand whats the next step to take when working collectively and creatively.

So if you are looking to escape the over priced NYC drinks, and really let loose, this is the spot to hit this Saturday. Take the N or Q to 39th ave QUEENSBOUND, walk east on 39th ave from 31st to 29th street. Trust me you won’t miss it.


$10 Cover

DJs: Atropolis, Thornato, 2melo

MCs: Brooklyn Shanti, POLO

ALSO don’t forget, SWEAT LODGE TOMORROW NIGHT at THE COVE. SPECIAL GUEST DJ RIPLEY w/ of course: Matt Shadetek, Geko Jones, and Lamin. Scroll down for more details


It’s gonna be good: DAS RACIST has put together an amazing playlist of music from South Asia & diaspora for today’s special edition of MuddUp with DJ Rupture on WFMU 91.1fm. It starts with Queen! So tonight’s show is already next-level. Tune in live from 7-8pm EST, streaming worldwide via (if this DR reminder is news to you, check this post).

And I’m very pleased to announce that my next radio guest wil be the always-inspiring writer / editor / superhero JULIANNE ESCOBEDO SHEPHERD (with a 78% chance of Dapwell)! She’ll be joining us on Monday November 8th. Keywords: DANCE MUSIC.

(I’m blogging this on a phone on BoltBus. Now I’m bus-sick. Dedication vs stupidity).

first up, today is a Very Special Edition of Mudd Up! Radio on WFMU, because I’ll be going from 6-8pm. It’s always nice to do a double shift (two hours instead of my usual action-packed 60minutes). Tune in early!

then get ready for the following week:


DAS RACIST! We’ll be broadcasting live from the combination Pi… I mean, Das Racist are rising rap stars, post-meta, consisently awesome, endlessly quotable, and “super credible.” Their 2010 output of next-level mixtapes, videos, and video games is simply astonishing. So – mark yr calendars and alert yr Social Networks: next Monday, October 18th, I catch up with Das Racist to talk about Ford trucks, apple pie, and bald eagles!

If you haven’t heard Sit Down Man then remedy that. Here are 2 jams from it:

[audio: fashion party (with chairlift) (produced by chairlift).mp3]

Das Racist – Fashion Party

& this song is crazy, for a great many reasons

[audio: return to innocence (produced by dash speaks).mp3]

Das Racist – Return To Innocence


Pharoahe Monch – Rape
Internal Affairs (1999, Rawkus)

Slice the rhythm…disfigure the face of the groove
For any fader that flies or knobs or button that moves…

To hell with 1980 remixes, fuck disco
Turned on the 3000, stuck my dick where the disc go
… ? … sex the MPC 60, buying a ticket to hell
Verbally dicking the 12 down, sound shitty…