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MPeach presents the “Malania” LP, out September 25th!

MPeach is an exhilarating chromatic journey of vision and sound. The project is a multimedia powerhouse production of Mariana Martin Capriles, a Brooklyn-based Venezuelan artist who is growing her reputation simultaneously as a vocalist, songwriter, video artist, and designer. She layers these varied disciplines by creating multimedia experiences that carry folk cultures through space and time on a wave of digital pop.

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New Riobamba Mixtape for Noisey MX

New Riobamba mixtape out this week via NOISEY MX, called Ella Quiere!

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Geko Jones and Fania present Ralfi Pagan’s Latin Soul Remixed

Geko Jones is back with a new video to help launch his collaborative project with Fania Records: Ralfi Pagan’s Latin Soul Remixed.

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Chief Boima x Teju Cole – Lagos Nights Club Mix

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:

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Dutty Artz Kept Changing The Mood: In Pictures!

Last month we had a lot of fun bringing some late night Wednesday flavor to The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Check out some pics of the show taken by photographer Karla Xeno below and look out for all of our events throughout the summer on this blog!

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The Barrioteca EP Vol. 1

To celebrate this Saturday’s Barrioteca Tropical, Uproot Andy is kicking off a new EP series for Que Bajo records that we hope will help define the Barrioteca sound.

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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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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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