The always wonderful Jawnita had me down to her show the weekend before I left New York for Brazil, and I did a little over an hour mix of Afro House – Hip Hop remixes (with some of my own productions). Then UK MC Lady Leshurr came thru and blessed the proceedings. Tracklist is archived, and you listen back to the entire show by going to January 25th, 2014 here.
Dutty Artz just released a project that I played a significant role in realizing. A series of EPs to celebrate our 6 year anniversary! Check them all out, they’re all brilliant in their own right. But the final EP, L’Afrique Est Un Pays, is quite dear to my heart. Not only did I help curate it, but I produced, or helped create two of the songs on the EP – Lek U Culture and Elikia, and turned in a special […]
I’ve been doing a lot of DJing over the air lately. Catch my every Wednesday on Miss Lily’s Radio doing the OkayAfrica Radio Show. Also, I started out the year as a guest on a friend’s radio show. Listen back to my guest set on Hip Hop and Her Family on WNYU.
I spent the good part of a year prepping my master’s thesis for New School’s International AffaIrs program (advised by Wayne Marshall and Sean Jacobs). Even after I earned my degree the work didn’t stop. I sent the paper to Mats Utas, a great researcher who I referenced heavily in the paper, who responded with thoughts to publish it with the Nordic Africa Institute. So this past November I went to Sweden, polished up the paper, and this week it is finally available as a […]
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!
For our final chapter of the Dutty Artz February Mixtape Mondays (check previous mixes by DJ /rupture & Sonido Martines, DJ Ushka, and DJ Ripley), my brother Geko Jones and I decided to chime in with a collaborative submission. For several years, Geko and I have been following and rearranging the lines that connect Africa and Latin America through our musical explorations. This mix, which touches on Champeta, Semba, Ndombolo, Morna, House, Kuduro, and neo-Highlife, is our latest take on the […]