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.
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.”
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. (more…)
Our designer extraordinaire, Talacha, is back with his second DJ mix! (more…)
Our man with the photoshop plan, Talacha, has been the eye behind the visual identity of Dutty Artz for a few years now (buy his T-Shirts here!). Not content to stick with one medium, Diego has always been lurking in the shadows behind the DJ booth, and unbeknownst to myself, picking up a thing or two from the audio-mixation world along the way! (more…)
Here’s a new mix I wanted to share with the Dutty familia. OkayAfrica recently conscripted me to do mixing duties on Teju Cole’s dream mix of Nigeria pop songs – a set he put together to accompany a short essay on the Lagos clubbing experience: (more…)
New Riobamba mixtape out this week via NOISEY MX, called Ella Quiere!
This Thursday May 14th, I’m so looking forward to playing #RemezclaPERREO, at the second installment of their monthly party at the Studio at House Party, Webster Hall. Expect indulgences in dembow, reggaeton, and perreo soundscapes alongside residents Nina Sky and False Witness, hosted by Hot 97’s Laura Stylez.
YO! The #RNYC Producers Project returns, with new original electronic compositions from our participants. This stuff is so next level, all composed and produced on iPad software. THE FUTURE IS AMAZING! (more…)
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.” (more…)
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. (more…)
written by Rupture; interview by Ushka
Dutty Artz welcomes our latest member, Phillip Allen aka ‘Selecta K7’. (more…)
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! (more…)