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Cocotaxi’s ‘Sucre’ EP – OUT NOW!

Three parts Swedish, and one part Bolivian — DJ/Production duo out of Stockholm Cocotaxi’s new EP “Sucre” is finally here!

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Dutty Artz Keeps Changing The Mood, Wed. April 29th at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn

It’s been a while since the Dutty Artz crew threw a party. If you’ve been following us for awhile, you know about the infamous Sweat Lodge parties, and you might have been there when we threw down in 2012 with our “Change the Mood” party.

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MPeach Shows for March & April 2015

Hi everyone!! Catching up here with the latest and upcoming MPeach shows.

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Kafundó Vol. 2: Roots and Bass Music out of Brazil – Out Now!

Kafundó Records is back with the second volume of their compilation series. Keeping in line with the theme of the 1st compilation, this 2nd edition aims to highlight the latest in contemporary Brazilian electronic music, refracted through the lens of an alternative Brazilian social reality.

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Cocotaxi premieres “Cielos” on Remezcla

Yesterday, Cocotaxi premiered the second song off of their forthcoming EP for Dutty Artz. You can check it out via Remezcla now.

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Malania Out Now! Check out MPeach’s Motion Graphic Lyric Video

MPeach’s title track and lead single off of her upcoming LP Malania, is out today at all your favorite digital stores!

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New Single, “Malania” from MPeach!

Dutty Artz is proud to present the title track and lead single off of MPeach’s debut LP “Malania” due out this Spring.

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Atropolis on working with the Kora, and the challenges of cross-cultural musical collaboration

My most recent release with Yacouba Sissoko, KoraNYC was a intense journey of doubt, fears, and listening — to the complexities of this rich melodic instrument, the Kora. This production got to a point where I was ready to give up. This is my experience with working with this historic instrument, my struggles with the production, and the tools I used to solve them.

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New Release–KoraNYC by Atropolis & Yacouba Sissoko

Dutty Artz’ next release will be KoraNYC, a collaboration between Atropolis, and Malian Kora master Yacouba Sissoko.

Afropop premiered the EP for streaming yesterday. Listen to it here now:

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DJ K7 premieres Africainoir (Mixtape and Party)!

This Saturday, February 7th, new Dutty Artz member, Selecta K7 is launching a party with Teleseen highlighting various electronic music from the African diaspora. Africainoir is about connecting tracks of the darker, more percussive and bass driven variety. He’s describing it as “The soundtrack to an unreleased Afrofuturist Film Noir set in 2075 Johannesburg.”

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FROM DEEP: NYC Debut, Dutty Soundtrack

This weekend Brett Kashmere’s beautifully done documentary about basketball & hiphop makes its New York City debut. I had the pleasure of doing music direction for this film. You’ll hear unreleased material from Chief Boima and Matt Shadetek, and as well as songs by Chants, Nettle, and Andy Moor & I. After Saturday’s screening I’ll be in a Q&A conversation with Brett. Union Docs is a wonderful warm spot, so please join us! Buying tickets in advance is a good idea.

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I’m in Love with Coquito

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The good folks over at Bushwick Public Access teamed up with Geko Jones to team to create the Puerto Rican Holiday Hip Hop Anthem of the 2015. We present to you Loco Lopez- I’m In Love with Coquito. Free Download Below.

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Inside the Dutty Pool: Rumba and War

I have a friend whose father collects and sells records. As in, vinyl. This he does by mail, as an auction. No internet, no phone calls, no email. It’s not a good living, but it’s an interesting one, and occasionally through family connections I end up hearing some lovely tunes. This month, it was a gorgeous track by Orchestre Lipua Lipua called “Fuga Fuga.”

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The key figures in Colombia’s Picó sound system culture

Keeping on today’s Colombia theme… The sound system, or Picó culture of the Caribbean coast of Colombia is very close to my heart. Not only is there a strong relationship between it and the popular music of 1970’s and 80’s West and Central Africa, but the propensity towards innovation via digital production (something that I’m near obsessed with as a DJ) is very strong in this part of the world as well.

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Inside the Dutty Pool: Cali Flow Latino

For this month’s Dutty Pool, I wanted to include a piece of one of my favorite homegrown Colombian sounds that’s currently omnipresent on the radio stations and club systems, at least in Bogotá where I was living earlier this year.

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