This was my Bible last summer.
Bienvenidos a the official 2010 New York City Latin Summer Events Guide! Summer invaded this week with a sweaty onslaught of sun and filth. It’s great! The temperature might make you loopy. So loopy, in fact, that you might forget to hit up the best events New York City has to offer this year. Which is why we’re here. Who else can better filter the bueno from the whatever in anything and everything Latino? This year NYRemezcla.com and Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC) bring you even better festivals, fiestas, and films to catch from June to December. That’s seven months of non-stop awesomeness. Who needs sleep anyway?
You can find it at Que Bajo?! /Shops all over the city or download directly from their site.
BUT THIS IS WEB 2.0 — ISNT ADDING A DIFFERENT JPG ENOUGH?
all links via. i’ll rip jumbie-themed JA vinyl another day. until then (spot di 17 yr old genius):
Heatwave – Rowdy 2007 reggae mix
(big mix! one of my 2008 resolutions is to attend a LDN Heatwave dance )
Forgaks – Unknown Number reggae mix
(not really mixed, burdened by weird volume drops and some glitches, but killer commentary and broken-out, labeled mp3s)
+ plus +
great Stelfox piece on the changing economy of Jamaica’s music industry:
“When voicing a riddim, artists are usually paid a flat fee by producers, not royalties, regardless of how well their song sells. Instead they make their fortunes from live performances and the recording of dubplates – custom versions of big hits calling out the name of a specific selector or sound system that are then played at dances or competitive sound clashes. The more in demand the artist or song, the more these dubplates cost, and with professional DJ teams around the world hungry for exclusive tracks, it’s a lucrative trade for top-tier performers. It is, in fact, the producers who are finding themselves cut out of reggae’s economic loop.”
– excerpt, Vinyl Has Been Eliminated, Dave Stelfox
They say that drugs make you dumb, but if that’s the case then what the fuck are these police taking? They must be in and out of the evidence room all day. I just saw this piece by ABC News and actually laughed out loud.
“Savvy criminals are using some of the country’s most credible logos, including FedEx, Wal-Mart, DirecTV and the U.S. Border Patrol, to create fake trucks to smuggle drugs, money and illegal aliens across the border, according to a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.”
In my mind this just goes to show that when people are hungry and committed enough, they can do almost anything. US Drug Warriors: you’re losing, you losers, think up another plan. I recommend some kind of controlled legalization. At least then we could have quality controls, cheap clean needles and people would not be killing each other over this stuff quite so often. You don’t see the executives of the Altria group going and shooting up the corporate offices of Anheuser Busch do you? I know in an election cycle this will be an unpopular idea due to the huge number of American jobs that would be lost (hustlers, smugglers, prison guards) but still, from my soapbox over here it all seems very clear. In the meantime, if the ganja pays your rent, keep on hustling!
At night, when the big advertisers go away, NYC-area radio gets really good.
The stations that are satured with depressing, attention-grabbing ads for the army, “debt relief” usury, and McDonalds during the daytime… well, at night those ads dont go away, they widen to include Viagra-type ads. But they happen less frequently.
And between them unfolds incredible, alive radio. Some moments are great because of the music they play and others are great because of how live they make it all. The best combine both of these with technically virtuoso hiphop DJing. I’m convinced they edit it in advance because i’ve never once heard a mistake or an off-beat blend, it’s that good. We didn’t get any of that perfectionist Manhattan turntablism tonite, but it was bumpin nonetheless. Here’s what i heard:
nYc aIrwAves – dUTtY rAdIo RiP (30 min., 28 MB)
This is EXACTLY what New York City sounds like right now. Midnite to 3AMish? I’m skipping around stations, but La Kalle and Hot 97 are well-represented, and the weird stuff at the end is WFMU. Recorded onto a flagging harddrive from one of those cd-cassette units that resemble the head of a praying mantis or ant.
clean music rubs right off – the dutty stuff stains
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrVmEQIsWmw[/youtube]Boom! The first episode of Dutty Artz Television (aka DATV#001) lands with a bang and crash.
Check out the DA family repping at NYC’s original and best dubstep night Dub War. DJ /Rupture, Geko Jones and Jahdan pon mic. It was a wicked night, the sound was booming, the vibes were strong and Rupture dropped a whole bunch of exxxclusive Dutty material including a bunch of tunes by myself. Check the video and watch my Can’t Breathe Remix fuck up the place when it drops. Starting the episode is new producer Cauto from Barcelona’s Bona Vida another BIG tune that will be out very soon, along with the Can’t Breathe Remix on our first release DA00 DUTTY REMIX ZERO 12″.
Shout out to Dave Q from Dub War, we did a great interview but the sound didn’t come thru, we’ll get you next time fam. Shouts to everyone who was in the building: Elliel and 3rd Rayl from Funkworthy Sound, Human, DJ Child from PGM, Twin Sounds, Star Eyes from T&B, Secret Agent Gel, NRON, Lamin, First City Crew and all the ravers raving!
Watch this space and our new YouTube channel for further episodes and updates, upcoming features include our own NYC Street Fashion coverage and Cooking with the Family, a segment where we watch our musician friends cook their favorite dishes.
Available in both downloadable Podcast and YouTube formats. iTunes compatibility coming soon (fuck apple).
I’ll be DJing at NYC’s DubWar party tonight, Friday Dec. 21. My set happens soon after midnite. Jah Dan will join me, blessing the mic. want to hear what 2008 will sound like? Come on thru.
I’m not gonna go into hype mode, because Dutty ARtz family is forming, Voltron-like, AND WE HAVE NO NATURAL PREDATORS…
I don’t even need to talk about how we recorded 10 TUNES with JD this weekend, all ten riddims slew. Don’t even have to mention my crate full of dubs and international ‘xclusives…
But i should give a shout to my man GEKO JONES who not only knows what time it is, he knows what time it will be, and he’ll be opening the evening so i suggest you show up early New York stand up & get dutty.
also: I have a pair of tickets to giveaway for this event. First person to either A) identity this tune — hint, it’s called “Live in Harmony”
??? – Live in Harmony
or B) tell me what yr favorite Octavia Butler book is & why, with details, will get a pair of free tickets. email nettlephonic at yahoo dot com.