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AFRICANS ARE HERE

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/africans-are-real-ep/id559939751
http://www.amazon.com/Africans-Are-Real-EP/dp/B009ER6L1W/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8
http://boomkat.com/downloads/573508-lamin-fofana-africans-are-real-ep

BROOKLYN DATES
Tuesday, October 2nd – Brooklyn, NY – Zebulon (w/ Mike Shiflet, Matt Shadetek, Icky Doome)
Saturday, October 6th – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands (w/ Kastle, Sleepyhead, Sonkin)
Saturday, October 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Public Assembly (Africans Are Real Release Party w/ Binyavanga Wainaina, Sorie Kondi…
 

 

photo by Nicole Lesser

One of the best things about having a lineup of killer musicians performing at the same event is that everybody on board steps up their game… so with that, we are very happy to announce tonight’s SECRET GUEST, leader of New New York, Venus X!

If you’re in need of an introduction to Venus X, you can check the NY Times profile, or listen back to her appearance on Rupture’s Mudd Up! radio show on WFMU–

Better yet, come out tonight — she’s one of our favorite DJs!

Like Jace wrote: “seeing Venus on my radio show reminded me of how so many DJs just surf the wave of ‘new jams’ and dont really fuck with the form itself. Its so fresh and refreshing to experience Venus going for it, really working the CD-js in a percussive way, pulling and pushing sound around to create a thing in and of itself. That level of real formal creativity is rare in DJs (at the level of mixing craft, DJs tend to be kinda conservative, like many of the parties they play at) and in the case of Ghe20 G0th1k, this awesome, out-there style anticipates all the amazing social stuff they’ve got going on with their party.”

CHANGE THE MOOD.

Venus will be joining Dutty familia Chief Boima, birthday boy DJ Rupture, Chants (live performance, his NYC debut, in from Madison WI!) DJ Ushka, Atropolis, and Taliesin. Action-packed, socially-minded, all profits go towards a free block party event we’re organizing out in Sunset Park called ‘Beyond The Block’, and, yes we love you.

Dutty Artz presents CHANGE THE MOOD! a fundraiser party for Beyond The Block.

Fri. August 17th at Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 11:30pm. $10
Hosted by Pupa Bajah and Jasmin Cruz
NYC debut of Chants (live from Madison, WI)
*secret guest DJ – Venus X*
DJ Ushka vs. a Rhino
Chief Boima vs. a Robot
DJ Rupture vs. an Elephant
Taliesin vs. a Vampire
Atropolis vs. the Euro
visuals by Rainstick | Rupture’s birthday | silent auction fundraiser

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Last night I hit the decks to put together 22 minutes of summer, blended and intensified for your listening pleasure. Stream below. Direct download here [50 MB]. Better yet, we’d love to see you at the party I’m throwing with Dutty Artz crew @ Glasslands in Williamsburg *tonight*! Here’s my original post about the event, a combination birthday party (let’s roar, fellow leos!), fundraiser, and dutty wine dance up.

you’s got to be slick…–> CHANGE THE MOOD! Friday August 17th @ Glasslands BKLYN.

Dutty Artz presents CHANGE THE MOOD! a fundraiser party for Beyond The Block.
Fri. August 17th at Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn. 11pm. $10

Hosted by Pupa Bajah and Jasmin Cruz
NYC debut of Chants (live from Madison, WI)

DJ Ushka vs. a Rhino
Chief Boima vs. a Robot
DJ Rupture vs. an Elephant
Taliesin vs. a Vampire
Geko Jones vs. a Chicken-Stealing Fox
Atropolis vs. the Euro

visuals by Rainstick | Rupture’s birthday | silent auction fundraiser

RSVP here on Facebook

On August 17th at Brooklyn’s Glasslands, the Dutty Artz collective will throw a fundraiser party as part of our new CHANGE THE MOOD! series. This event is the first stage of fundraising for a new Beyond Digital project, ‘Beyond The Block.’ Beyond The Block combines the best of block party vibes with an overt commitment to support community-based social justice initiatives in New York City.

Dutty Artz presents CHANGE THE MOOD! a fundraiser party for Beyond The Block.
Fri. August 17th at Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 11pm. $10

Hosted by Pupa Bajah and Jasmin Cruz
NYC debut of Chants (live from Madison, WI)

DJ Ushka vs. a Rhino
Chief Boima vs. a Robot
DJ Rupture vs. an Elephant
Taliesin vs. a Vampire
Geko Jones vs. a Chicken-Stealing Fox
Atropolis vs. the Euro

visuals by Rainstick | Rupture’s birthday | silent auction fundraiser

RSVP here on Facebook


CHANGE THE MOOD!
will feature performances by Dutty Artz affiliated visual artists, musicians, DJs, and MCs. A portion of proceeds & silent auction will support the Beyond the Block Sunset Park initiative. The party combines Dutty Artz’s ground-up artistic vision with a desire to connect music fans to the struggles faced by local communities of immigrants, artists, workers, and young people that often help inspire contemporary global fashion trends.

CHANGE THE MOOD! performers include Chants from Madison, WI, making his NYC debut on the strength of his ‘Night After’ EP (“Chants makes very beautiful sounds that make you feel like you’re swimming in an underwater world of loveliness” – Dummy Mag), recent WIRE mag coverboy DJ /rupture, Que Bajo’s Geko Jones, Rick Ross protégé Chief Boima, and more.

BEYOND THE BLOCK. Can a hype block party double as an opportunity to spread information about stop & frisk, immigrant rights, police surveillance, and housing? We say yes. As the championing of diversity, a global outlook, and a celebration of the local become increasingly common in today’s dance music scenes, we see an ideal opportunity to use the energy & open-ended vibe of a great party to connect musical ideas to their real-world analogs: to create a space where we can talk about – and dance to – an incredible musical selection while sharing useful information for our communities that are impacted by issues pertaining to undocumented workers’ rights, transnational identity, health care, police violence, housing and more. Happening this fall, the inaugural Sunset Park edition of Beyond The Block is a collaboration between Beyond Digital, Dutty Artz, The Arab American Association of New York, La Unión, and individual artists and Brooklyn-based community members.

SEE YOU AT GLASSLANDS ON AUGUST 17!!!!!!!!