Ushka in Mexico City!

Big things! Ushka is headed to DF and she’s going to be connecting with the fam down there (and probably joining a #Ayotzinapa protest or two as is her take the streets tendency).


Rasta Azonto Cover

Kush Arora’s Rasta Azonto Riddim EP

Our last release, the Calling All Girls Remix EP, featured a remix by DJ and producer Kush Arora. In his interpretation of the Robzilla produced original, he came with his signature dark-industrial sound. This is the same sound that really left an impression on us last year when he sent over his remix of Gyptian’s Wine Slow, and we decided to release it on our Six Years Deep anniversary compilation. Now having put out two of his remixes, we’ve decided to release a Kush Arora original, the Rasta Azonto Riddim, which will be out tomorrow on all your favorite digital stores!



Meet A.MA.SSA from Kafundó Vol. 1

foto/design por felipe cartaxo

In his final post for this series profiling the artists on Kafundó Vol. 1, the compilation of digital roots music put out by Kafundó Records and ourselves, Maga Bo tells us about the Salvador, Bahia based duo A.MA.SSA. Their collaboration with Mauro Telefunksoul, Apache Nagoh, can be found on the Kafundó Vol. 1 compilation.



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.”



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.


Cali Flow Latino

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.



Robzilla’s “Calling All Worlds” Mix

Mastermind behind the “Calling All Girls” single and remix EP, Robzilla has just put together a new mix to help promote the latest release. All this is in the lead up to the release of his full length collaborative album with Matt Shadetek from their sessions recording at Big Yard studios in Jamaica.



Inside The Dutty Pool: Gqom

For the past decade some of my favorite House music has come from the African continent, and things just continue to evolve. When I was hipped to the “Gqom” scene that’s been bubbling in Durban I was hooked.



Calling All Girls (All Over The World)

Out now, the remix EP for Chan Dizzy and Robzilla’s “Calling All Girls!” Grab it at iTunes, Beatport, Bandcamp, or any of your favorite digital stores!

Stream it below to check out all the remixes from Kush Arora, Deejay Theory, Lovetaps, and Samrai:



Inside The Dutty Pool: DJ Dotorado’s “African Scream”

We have a little internal record pool going on over here at Dutty Artz that is too good to keep to ourselves. So I’m going to kick off what should be a regular series called “Inside the Dutty Pool” with my own selection from the month of September:



Rafi El Live on KEXP

This past month Rafi eL was a featured guest on DJ Chilly’s El Sonido show on KEXP in Seattle. Listen back to the interview and live performance where he and his band run through songs from his album Ay De Mi.


Calling All Girls (Deejay Theory Remix)

Released in early 2014 on Dutty Artz, Chan Dizzy’s “Calling All Girls” – the lead single from Robzilla and Matt Shadetek’s forthcoming collaborative album based on their sessions recording vocalists in Kingston – now gets the remix treatment from a set of both veteran and up and coming producers in the global electronic music scene.


Selecta K7 (Phillip Allen), new Dutty Artz member

New Dutty Artz Member, Selecta K7

written by Rupture; interview by Ushka 

Dutty Artz welcomes our latest member, Phillip Allen aka  ‘Selecta K7′.



New Dutty Artz member, Riobamba’s ‘Grito!’

It’s with great pleasure that I announce the initiation of Sara Skolnick aka DJ Riobamba of Pico Picante Boston fame into the Dutty Artz family!



El Remolón’s ‘El Chamuyero Remixes’ out now!

Our latest is here in the form of an EP by EL Remolón featuring remixes by Chants and Atropolis.

Grab it now at iTunes and all your favorite digital stores!