I just got back to Rio after two months in the states, and the DJ side of my life has been busy, so I’m highlighting some of my related activities so interested parties can follow along. This summer I felt lucky to be able to play a range of gigs, from intimate gatherings like John DeLore’s Brooklyn backyard BBQ, or Elida Margarita’s 40th birthday at a downtown Oakland clothing shop; to bigger events like the AfroPunk fest in Brooklyn; and the Que Bajo […]
Geko Jones and I just released a remix on Que Bajo records as part of the joint Suriname Ting EP release with Uproot Andy. We’re also on tour in the states for the month of May. Check us out in Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, NY, or Boston!:
If you didn’t know by now, I’m in South America at the moment. And this has inspired me a lot to start writing again. Check out my two dispatches from Brazil and Colombia published this past March. Keeping myself busy, I’ve also started a radio show while in Rio. It’s called Africa is a Country Radio, and of course it’s an official partnership with the Africa is a Country Blog. It will be happening once on month Groovalizacion, an online radio […]
After hitting up the Womex Festival in Cardiff, I’m hitting the road in Europe to play some gigs – a mix of club nights and special events – and meet many wonderful folks! If you’ll happen to be in any of places I am at the same time come say hi! Details can be found by following the links: October 25th – Glasgow @ Africa in Motion Film Festival November 1st – Bristol @ Lengoma November 2nd – London @ […]
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!
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: