This Friday I’m playing at Bembe (in Brooklyn) alongside the one Wayne and Wax. Expect to hear a mix of sounds like this: It’s also my birthday at midnight, so a little extra celebration will be in order! About these ads
This is a recently recorded Kuduro set I did as part of the Os Kuduristas showcase at DJ Beto and DJ Ushka’s iBomba party in Brooklyn. Listen to the stream on Mixcloud, and check out some of my further thoughts on Os Kuduristas and Kuduro as an international phenomenon over at Africa is a Country.
The Palm Wine blog just published a set of live mixes I did during the Open Art festival in Milan last May. Here’s the press release: OPEN ARTI — a project by Zero and Vodafone — run for the whole month of May 2012 at La Triennale museum in Milan. Simone Bertuzzi/Palm Wine co-curated it with Andrea Lissoni, program and general info can be found on OPEN website and on older Palm Wine posts (here and here). Chief Boima opened the dances during the first three days, playing three sets […]
Cause you say one thing and I say another: TOMATO TOMATO Mix for the 716 Blog This is a somewhat late promo mix for my current US/Europe tour. It started out traversing the East Coast of North America with Sorie Kondi in DC, Philly, and New York. A stop over in Toronto, and then over to Europe. I’ll be in Germany and Italy this weekend! Here is the full list of dates: Washington DC 4/10 Philly 6/10 Toronto 12/10 New […]
The New York Times has a review of the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Saturday Concert at Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy, a concert that really made me realize how special of a place New York is. I get a mention in the article for my “tribal drums” interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). This remix was part of a contest that homie Sam Hilmer linked me with. Check it out on the Brooklyn Phil Soundcloud:
A little provocative discussion with the one Venus X, Simone of the Palm Wine blog, and myself this past month in Milano, Italy. I was going to do a long drawn out post about my thoughts after watching this, but since the video has already been making the rounds, I’ll just say that I thoroughly enjoyed backing up the fiery New York DJ goddess. Now you understand why I wrote that post? Here’s what the music portion sounded like (I apparently do […]
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Homie, neighbor, DJ/Writer colleague, Eddie Stats arranged a meet up and debate between the “big man” in the “global bass” scene, Diplo and myself. While I too feel left wanting more, the conversation we had took a little more than four hours (which had to be boiled down for the four-page transcription.) I have to say though, in the time since the post went up I’ve been noticing debates amongst friends and colleagues, and I love what folks are saying around […]
“African in New York” is going to be available for sale tomorrow. I made a mix to promote in on XLR8R. Check Podcast 234. The EU tour continues this weekend. Here’s a video of the change between Mele and I in Paris. Meles opener kills!