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.
We are exited to bring the third installment of Brunch Gozón for this summer and a bit sad it’s the last one for this season. So let’s celebrate while we can!
++ We are back with our second brunch of summer ’16 ++ (more…)
Representing NYC is back at it, now kicking it every Friday on 8-Ball Community Radio. The D-Lo Radio crew, made of Joey Desktop, Diamond Terrifier, and DJ Flacko, spins all vinyl while the Great Marley G freestyles with influences from his home neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. (more…)
MPeach plays Fania presents Calentura tonight July 29th in LA! (more…)
In a little over a week from now, INTL BLK comes to NY.
It is a celebration of the international black magic radiating out of the big apple, with support from the Dutty Artz family. RSVP on Facebook, or just come thru to Queens the night of!
Here’s descriptions of invited artists on this super stacked lineup:
DJ Flex (Empire) – New Jersey based DJ of Ghanaian origin, who is introducing West African Afrobeats sounds into the Jersey Club scene. https://twitter.com/therealdjflex
SHYBOI (Kunq/Discwoman) – New York based DJ of Jamaican origin, incorporating the sounds of the African diapsora in lively New York club sets, refracted through a Queer New York Caribbean immigrant lens. https://soundcloud.com/djshyboi
Bembona (Bembona & Friends/Pillow Talk) – New York based DJ of Panamanian and Puerto Rican origin, bringing the sounds of a new generation of Afro Latin and Caribbean club music. https://soundcloud.com/djbembona
Africa Latina (Chief Boima & Geko Jones) – The Dutty Artz initiated African and Latin house project of Chief Boima and Geko Jones. https://soundcloud.com/africalatina
Shawn Dub (I Love Vinyl) – New York based DJ from Long Beach, steeped in the Funk and Hip Hop of his native West Coast, he plays from one of the deepest catalogs of American Black music in the United States. https://soundcloud.com/shawndub
Kondi Band Soundsystem (Chief Boima & Will LV) – The rhythm section of Chief Boima and Sorie Kondi’s new collaboration Kondi Band… opening up the night, the two producers will talk about and play their influences, soundsystem style. https://kondiband.bandcamp.com/
Dutty Artz (Ushka, Riobamba and K7) – representing the Brooklyn-centered, community and social justice oriented collective of DJs.
IOIA – DJ project of Antonio Antmaper + Glaucia Mayer from Rio de Janeiro, aiming to bridge through sonics, the oceanic gap between Rio, Lisboa, Praia, and Luanda. https://soundcloud.com/ioiamusica
If you are still dreaming of the delicious food from Brunch Gozón last year, or if you didn’t get a chance to try it, we have good news for you!
Brunch Gozón is back! (more…)
I’ll be back in the States for about a month this summer, and have just touched down in NYC!
I’ll be moving around the country a bit, but catch me DJing first at Trans-Pecos in Queens on Friday night! The early show is called “Becoming New Objects” and features a host of experimental performers gathering for the Queens International Concert Series, including Chino Amobi of NON — someone who I’ve seen create quite a stir from a distance, and am looking forward to catching live.
After that, on the same night in the same venue, I will be part of the Mixpak x Tryna Function party with another great lineup, including Ikonika and Scratcha DVA of Hyperdub fame! Both artists, I’m also very excited to be able to catch live, so I’ll be in the building both as a DJ and a fan.
Finally, I will be recording a live edition of Africa is a Radio at The Lot Radio in Brooklyn with special guests on Sunday June 26th from 6-8pm. Tune in here!
Looking forward to catching up with my NY fam!
Catch me in a town or festival near you!
The tragedy that struck Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last Saturday has rocked the core of queer & trans people of color communities.
In a show of solidarity and to raise funds for the families of the victims – some of New York City’s QTPOC deejays (including members Ushka and Riobamba of Dutty Artz) who foster queer spaces have organized this event and will deejay sets to honor the Latinx and Black queer family who have passed in Orlando.
It’s been five years in the making, but the Kondi Band has finally arrived! (more…)
On May 27th, Raymondstock and Riobamba’s new events/booking platform APOCALIPSIS present LIMBO, a two-floor #reggaetónrave that’s a signal boost to radical futures in Latinx urbano soundscapes. Hosted at Trans-Pecos, LIMBO welcomes the New York City debut of Chilena reina emcee Tomasa del Real.
The Talacha curated May 28th party is the result of chats with Trans-Pecos’ curator Sam(ZS) about the idea of bringing the spirit of sonidero events to the Ridgewood club.
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.”