Robzilla’s ‘Too Tall Monster Come for Kingston’

Dutty Artz presents a dancehall EP with tunes from Jamaica’s upper echelon — Tifa, Ward 21, Chan Dizzy, Keida and Trawma — all produced by New York City’s Robzilla.

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!Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA

Dutty Artz is proud to announce the release of a compilation of Mexican Cumbia Sonidera, straight outta Los Angeles!

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¡UN SALUDO! Bay Area Edition

Xandão and Turbo Sonidero present a celebration of frontera-crossing cumbia sonidera in California.

We are excited to bring ¡Un Saludo! to the Bay Area on Saturday August 26th at the Legionnaire Saloon in Oakland.

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Kondi Band celebrates ‘Salone’ release with new music video!

Dutty Artz is proud to present the music video for Kondi Band’s “Titi Dem Too Service.”

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INTL BLK announces debut Kondi Band LP!

It’s been some time coming, but Kondi Band — the inspired Afro-electronic collaboration between Dutty Artz member Chief Boima and Sierra Leonean kondi (thumb piano) virtuoso Sorie Kondi — will release their debut LP Salone in partnership with Strut Records and Chief Boima’s own INTL BLK, this June 2nd.

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New Mix Alert: Talacha’s Frecuencia Sin Frontera

Talacha’s Frecuencia Sin Frontera signals a new point in the evolution of the inherently transnational cumbia genre. In the newest iteration of cumbia, it makes its way from Toy Selecta’s hip-hop insipred reworkings to crunk cumbia and now to a new corner of the DIY, Soundcloud-fueled underground with wepa, in all of its embracing of low-end, lo-fi grittiness.

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RIOBAMBA FADER MIX

My exclusive set for The Fader’s mixtape series dropped yesterday, a “A blazing mix of reggaetón, dembow, and rap en español from the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer.”

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Chief Boima INTLBLK Tour Mix

Hi Duttylandia, I’m on the road again! — from Brazil to Germany via England. I came out here to play the debut show of the Kondi Band, my new collaborative album with Dutty Artz alum Sorie Kondi.

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Ushka is an Asian American Writers’ Workshop 2016 fellow!

The Asian American Writer’s Workshop Open City Fellowship “fosters Asian American writers covering inequality in low-income Asian immigrant neighborhoods in New York City.” Who better for that job than our beloved Thanu aka DJ Ushka?

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From the Archives: Africa is a Country x Chimurenga x Pan African Space Station

Back in November 2015, Chief Boima (in his role as Africa is a Country’s managing editor) curated three panels at the Pan African Space Station‘s library-of-people installation at the Performa 15 Hub in New York City. AIAC invited Dutty Artz’ DJ Ushka, York College Professor and writer Rishi Nath, and AIAC’s photo editor Zachary Rosen to host three podcasts on behalf of Africa is a Country.

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NEW RIOBAMBA MIXTAPE ON MIXPAK FM + RESIDENT ADVISOR PICK

My mixtape for the Mixpak FM series is here, featured today as Resident Advisor’s Mix of the Day.

For me this mix dove into “channeling rage for, remembrance of, love toward victims of police brutality & state-sanctioned violence, in the U.S. y destructive legacies this country has left & continues to leave elsewhere– ya basta, ya basta, ya basta. A las víctimas– nunca serán olvidados.”

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Sopa de Wonton mix, new from Talacha!

Our designer extraordinaire, Talacha, is back with his second DJ mix!

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Atropolis Live Set Tutorial (via Dubspot)

Our in house Dubspot employed Ableton instructor, Atropolis, has just put together a three part tutorial showcasing the ins and outs of his live performance set using Ableton Live.

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NEW RIOBAMBA TRACK WITH FALSE WITNESS

Super excited to share my track “Bin Danza” with sound artist and KUNQ member False Witness, which premiered last week on Thump Colombia.

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Ralfi Pagan – Latin Soul Remixed

No bones about it, resurrecting the dead is black magic. It is something to be approached with caution and reverence and something that takes a lot of energy to conjure.

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“Reggae Fi Peach” estrena en Vice Colombia

Todo en español este vez, porque si no entiendes tendrás que google.translate de qualquier manera. Reggae Fi Peach estrenó al sitio de Vice Colombia ayer.

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The ‘Prendelo’ video + MPeach feature on Sounds and Colours

MPeach is a Latina del futuro, a Latin of the future, as she titles one of her latest tracks. The future however feels like a question, about what once was and what still is Latin America today. Maybe the answer is in her lyrics, sensual and street-wise, straight out of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela…

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