Up for free download today on Fact Mag’s website is ”Swahili and Dough” from Old Money’s forthcoming Fire In The Dark mixtape.
The track was produced by Lamin Fofana and originally appears as “Brokedown City” on Aramac’s Sticks n’ Stones Record Label. It also marks the continued collaboration between Old Money and Lamin Fofana from their Dutty Artz release last year.
Old Money have been lurking around Dutty Artz headquarters for awhile, they had an officially released remix on Chants’ EP last year as well, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with their work, it goes much deeper in the New York underground scene. To get caught up to speed, check the bio and fascinating story behind Fire In The Dark below…
We travel in circles. Our lives move in cycles. Our dreams spin us around. This is something that artist Rafi El understands intuitively. Through his life and music, he’s been constantly circling back to the source of his creativity, the mountains of South America – long a source of cultural wealth and shamanic power. Raised by parents from Argentina’s historical Jewish communities, Rafi was born in Israel and grew up in Los Angeles, where he currently lives. His earliest days were steeped in the sounds and cultures of three continents.
In anticipation of the release of Rafi El’s debut full length album this summer, Dutty Artz releases the lead single “Tra Ba” as a free EP:
As a sort of unofficial release party for the EP, Rafi will be performing in L.A. tonight at the Subsuelo party at Eastside Luv with fellow Dutty Artz crew member Chief Boima. Details for the show are on Remezcla.com and Facebook.
Co-written by DJs Ushka and Ripley.
When we talk about “global bass” as a genre and scene in New York, it’s not always clear what fits into this recently generated category. Who gets to claim “global bass” and what does it represent? This desire to cookie-cutter a range of musical genres as a way to identify a “scene” has in its doing led to the lack of inclusion, in media accounts, of many communities who are engaging with global music and culture in meaningful ways, with amazing music.
One party space that’s been slept-on is Azucar (bi-line: a queer Latin dance party), that for the last two years has made its home in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at One Last Shag. The music –spanning Latin pop, punk, bass, salsa, kuduro, dancehall, you name it– keeps this bar space with a backyard packed to the brim, but the music also has deep roots. That’s what has helped it become a once-a-month home for diverse queer community of color and allies. It’s one of those parties born out of intentionality. The promoters Ivette González-Alé and Crystal González-Alé, and the venue itself are clearly invested in building a community – which involves honoring existing communities that lack social spaces: queer, latino and immigrant communities, and also invested in supporting talented deejays also conscious of who they want to be playing to. Among the roster of deejays that have set the scene for this familial dance community Azucar has built over the last two years are deejays like Precolumbian, Shomi Noise, Nolita Selector, DJ Nopales, Andalalucha, Dj Cristy Road, Mursi Layne, and Dj Angel boi.
Re-posted from Pirate Anthroplogies:
A couple weeks ago, I was lucky to DJ a truly green party: Movable Party, a pedal-powered dance party in LA. Participants on three bikes with hub motors powered speakers, a mixer, and laptop in a corner of MacArthur Park with its lake, fountain, and vendors of fresh fruit con sal, limón, y chile. Fittingly the cycling-generated soundsystem made its city debut for CicLAvia, a street closure event which opens up LA’s streets for cyclists and pedestrians. All in the city where car culture was born!
This will be the first in a regular series of interviews with the artists from my Good Bread compilation that Dutty Artz released a couple months back. We start with Nadus, a young producer from Newark, New Jersey, who is currently living in Philadelphia. He got his name in the local Jersey Club scene alongside his close friend DJ Sliink as part of the seminal Brick Bandits crew and the Cartel Music clique. He currently throws a roving party with the family called #Thread. The track we chose for Bread, “Scratchin’ Me Up”, was an Almaton joint (Moombahsoul, if you prefer), and was based off some Trey Songz samples. Below, he talks about Jersey Club’s appropriation by the wider electronic scene, what Club was like in his home town, and electronic trap music.
The last stop on Matt Shadetek’s The Empire Never Ended Spring Tour will roll through Boston tomorrow night (Wednesday, May 15th.)
Having played host to almost every legend of experimental party music in the past decade, Dutty Artz is honored to show up and represent at a special edition of Beat Research for Boston’s growing Together electronic music festival. Since an astonishing number of Dutty fam have represented at Beat Research before, it’s amazing that this will be Matt’s first time playing the party! He will be performing alongside DJ Ripley, Chief Boima, and Beat Research co-founder DJ Flack’s live electronic band The Sublings!
You can also catch Matt and Ripley on several of the daytime panels for the Together Fest. Check the whole schedule here, and details on Matt’s panels below:
On Friday May 17th, I will be speaking at Performa’s LOUDSPEAKER: A Symposium on the Voice. I will discuss Auto-Tune — check my 2009 Frieze essay — as well as Gbadu and the Moirai Index, my upcoming performance for four vocalists and the stock market. LOUDSPEAKER is free with email reservation.
An Experimental Event on the voice in contemporary performance featuring artists and musicians Joan La Barbara, Jace Clayton, Florian Hecker, and Alex Waterman.
Friday, May 17, 2013
4:00 – 6:30 pm
The Cooper Union
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
41 Cooper Square
New York City
Free admission with reservation, email@example.com
Last Mudd Up Book Clubb, the Naked Singularity meetup, was a great one, as Sergio De La Pava and his wife made a gracious appearance. Sergio was a passionate, funny, and generous guest, sharing insights which made our experience of his excellent novel even better. There was discussion of moral concern, conservatism of the publishing industry, drunk Russians wrestling bears and the plight of the farmers, what trials really read like and lots more, including Lee Ann’s homemade cardamom & pistachio bread. Delicious.
And now, as Endless Winter reluctantly starts to consider Spring — and now that I’ve got my personal piano month out of the way– we turn to our favorite hilarity-inducing Austrian misanthrope, rhythm master, one-paragraph-book-writer par excellence and italicist of exquisite conviction: Thomas Bernhard!
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On Sunday June 2, we’re meeting in Manhattan to discuss a splendid pair of losers — Thomas Bernhard’s 1983 novel The Loser, about Glenn Gould and two failed virtuoso pianists, and Gay Talese’s 1964 Esquire essay “The Loser”, about boxer Floyd Patterson. Talese published 37 articles on Patterson — THIRTY SEVEN! — which makes him arguably as obsessive as Bernhard’s unnamed narrator.
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After a brief respite, Matt Shadetek hits the road again this Friday. First up will be Madison with Chants at a Barbershop! Then both Matt and Chants head to Milwaukee to play alongside Milwaukee’s Kiings, and DJ Marcus Doucette of the great independent radio station Radio Milwaukee.
On Friday May 10th, Matt, Old Money, and Chief Boima are in Providence (kicking off Old Money’s summer tour), and on Wednesday May 15th Matt headlines the opening night of the Together Festival at Beat Research alongside DJ Ripley, and Chief Boima. May is a month of Dutty Artz showcases.
May 3rd – Madison @ Thorps
May 4th – Milwaukee @ Stonefly Brewery
May 10th – Providence @ Fete
May 15th – Boston @ Good Life (Beat Research – Together Festival)
This Saturday DJ /rupture will be playing music at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair in Williamsburg. 50 collectors, shops, and record labels will be selling their goods, and a small stage will feature DJ sets from a Red Bull Music Academy curated line up:
1pm-1:45pm- Dan Selzer (Acute Records)
1:45pm-2:30pm – James Friedman (Throne of Blood)
2:30-pm-3:20pm – DJ/rupture (Dutty Artz)
3:20pm-4:10pm – Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave)
4:10pm – 5pm – James Pants
We’re throwing in our lot to the list of specialty items with seven different Dutty Artz bundled merchandise packages. We’ve just printed up some t-shirts, so the special deal of the day is: buy a t-shirt get one vinyl AND one CD Free. Several Dutty Artz members will also be selling vinyl from their personal collections. Come out for a fun afternoon of music shopping, and food sampling.
Hours are 11am-6pm, adjacent to Smorgasburg inside East River State Park, at Kent Avenue and North 7th St. in Williamsburg.
[reposted from Jace's Mudd Up]- Here at Dutty Artz, we talk a lot about Colombian culture and the immigrant experience, almost always from a musical perspective – yet there is all this amazing writing happening right now! The 2012 English-language translation of Santiago Gamboa’s Necropolis comes to mind, or closer to home, the phenomenal debut novel of New Jersey’s Sergio De La Pava, the April book clubb selection -
This Sunday, April 28th, we’re meeting to discuss Sergio De La Pava’s wonderful, humane, laugh-out-loud funny, 689 page novel involving a public defender in New York City: A Naked Singularity (2008 ex libris, 2012 U Chicago Press).
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