[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iip_RGMLhis[/youtube]

The 1 Brooklyn Shanti just passed us this video and download from his Drop it Steady project longside Baldi.

I’m a big fan of the FX TV show Archer. In this vid, Drop it Steady take an episode and chop suey it into their verses creating new strain variant on the idea of copyright pirate video mash ups. Between stuff like this and Autotune the News, I’m looking forward to an interesting and innovative 2013.

Download The Pirate King Theme

A good friend of mine, Brooklyn Shanti has been rocking the mic since he was  12. Over the past year  Shanti has been doing a great amount of work in India.  Two of his most recent projects involve, Rani Rani, which was picked up by a Bollywood film, From Sydney with Love; and Bengla Bass, an original production that was a part of a music documentary show called The Dewarist.

[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1irkofrajI[/youtube]

“The Dewarists is a part music documentary, part travelogue which takes independent musicians to diverse locations across the world, to collaborate and inspire as they create wholly original works of art — that stand the test of time and orthodox.”

[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Ldd2cT1T4[/youtube]

“In this episode Brooklyn Shanti and Mou Sultana come to their home town Kolkata. Nucleya joins them to create a track about their relationship with the city. The song has two distinct parts, one featuring a bass-heavy dance beat and the other a mellow bengali rap. Watch as they talk about their beginnings and make ‘Bangla Bass'”

Make sure to also keep an eye out for his  collaboration with Jah Dan Blackkamoore

 

 

[youtube width=”525″ height=”360″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESj164wKc6I[/youtube]

Super excited about this new event, BomBeat, that I am launching with my crew Cumba Mela, and Nickodemus from Turntables on the Hudson.  Its all going down this Saturday, November 24th at Le Poisson Rouge, in Manhattan. Expect to hear a wide range of global bass music: cumbia, dancehall, kuduro, house, moombahton, reggaeton….

We have Jeremy Sole coming from LA, repping KCRW, TheLift, and Afro Funke.

We are going to try our best to get a free EP for ever event. Be sure to check out the first one bellow!

BomBeat EP1 November 24, 2012 @ LPR NYC by BomBeat

[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhHjVVyvXmQ[/youtube]

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…
 

 

[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHyE7CZ6Yl8[/youtube]
A/V mash-up featuring music by Lamin Fofana with art dance and video production by Cybrarian Tufani. https://www.facebook.com/laminfofana – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ambientempowerments

Lamin Fofana‘s Africans Are Real is in shops on Tuesday, October 2nd! LISTEN TO A RECENT LIVE MIX FROM FOFANA ON RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY RADIO: Lamin Fofana – Live At ICA

 

I did my Low Income Tomorrowland mix 7 years ago for the mighty Lemon-Red blog. This was 2005, the same year YouTube debuted. Time flies when you’re updating your social networks…

The mix remains future (DL link above) and just last week, the Pseudojamaica crew gave an excerpt from L.I.T. a hi-rez video mashup treatment, check it:

And over here, DJ Su-Real took an Adil El Miloudi Moroccan banger from Mudd Up! and flipped it with a 4×4 friendly dancefloor remix.

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Adil El Miloudi – remixed by Su-Real [16 MB]

I <3 when the internet takes a ball I've lobbed and runs with it. Hive mind tennis: are we playing it or is it playin’ us?


photograph by John Carluccio

I was quiet for most of 2011 when it comes to releasing original music. To be honest, I was a bit hard on myself. I’m finally getting out of that muck, and feeling ready now. I’m planning to put out several releases this year, on Dutty Artz as well as branching out to other labels.

Please find details for my first release of 2012 below. Titled Dubious Prey, it comes out on limited vinyl January 30th, then a digital release with additional remixes shortly follows. London label Sticks N Stones is releasing it… SNS a small new label owned and operated by my friend Aramac, and distributed by ST Holdings. Artwork, tracklisting, YouTube and SoundCloud previews – all below.

artist: Lamin Fofana
title: Dubious Prey
label: Sticks N Stones Recordings (Distributed by S.T. Holdings, UK)
date: 30th January for vinyl / 27th February for digital

Vinyl
A – Brokedown City
A2 – Dubious Prey
B – Brokedown City (Aramac Remix)

Lamin Fofana ‘Dubious Prey’ EP 12″ Vinyl Preview – Out  January 30 by Sticks “N” Stones

Digital
1. Dubious Prey
2. Brokedown City
3. Brokedown City (Aramac Remix)
4. Brokedown City (Svpreme Fiend Mix)
5. Brokedown City (Mayster & Contakt Rebuild)
6. Brokedown City (La Ola Criminal Remix)

Yesterday, XLR8R premiered the first cut from Dubious Prey, “Brokedown City”

NYC-via-Sierra Leone DJ/producer and Dutty Artz affiliate Lamin Fofana is set to release a new EP, Dubious Prey, the follow-up to his 2010 debut EP, What Elijah Said. The new EP features two originals, including this one, “Brokedown City,” a dark but still active piece of techno with a steady four-on-the-floor. The song’s notably tropical percussion is buffeted by potent synth lines, which bleed in and out of the song, and a barely audible vocal sample that occasionally slips into the mix…

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Head over there for the DOWNLOAD.

[youtube width=”525″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwoAJIGoTgI[/youtube]

 

Our friend Daniel Perlin (a.k.a. N-Ron, but you’ll soon know him as Merlin) is throwing a crazy end of year houseparty at a space in downtown Brooklyn – Please join us in celebrating the amazing year that was 2011 and the arrival of 2012! Help us push away the spirit of apocalypse… He’s gone and invited the incredible Ripley, yrs truly, and some special guests. MORE details after Saul Williams, c. the year two thousand:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”25″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHatA0OgMD0[/youtube]
Saul Williams – Penny For A Thought

2012
APOCALYPSE LATER
DECEMBER 31, 10 PM
170 TILLARY ST. BKLYN
LOADING DOCK
Join Hosts dp, kwonix, Ezio and Danielle in celebrating the time-shift from 2011 to the year 2012

with DJ’s Merlin, Ripley, Lamin Fofana, + Special Guests.

1 night only, we are taking over The Loading Dock at 170 Tillary Street. This is a sacred space, to be treated with a proper party! To scare away the oncoming doom, we have everything, well, almost everything we need:

MUSIC– Be prepared to dance. Sounds from everywhere to make you move.
LIGHTS– The most fabulous light system ever. It moves to the beat. It has switches for on and off!
FOG– Yes. Fog. Even Kurtz could hide in our fog!
DRINK– We have some. Bring more!
BUBBLE MACHINE– 2012 in with style. Bubble style.
HOT TUB– What more do we have to say. We have a brand spankin new hot tub in the and indoor/outdoor space. Never leave the boat. But you should know how to swim.
What we need: YOU! and a guest.
Please RSVP. We want to make sure we have all the necessary powers in order for an amazing time.
Space is limited, though time is not…

We recommend a donation. you can also bring drinks. You can also do both!

Please be prepared to dance in 2012! Apocalypse Later will only work when the ritual is complete!

Thanks, we all look forward to hearing from you, seeing you and celebrating 2012 in fine style.

xo
dp and the crew!

Peace good peoples. I’m new around here, so thanks firstly to Jace for having me. This here is a mix from my group Old Money for the good folks at VANE. Less a compilation of “the new hot shit” and more so genuine touchstones of influence for us. A cpl unreleased jawns on there from us, as well as one from Boima’s forthcoming African In New York. I’m really and truly still amazed that Boima managed to make me like that Usher song.
Vanity Jukebox Vol. 13 Pretty Danger Mixed by Old Money by sotrvanenyc
Playlist
1. Mad One – House Girls 7 – No War Inside
2. Old Money – [untitled]
3. DJ Mujava – Mugwanti / Sgwejegweje
4. DJ Tira – I Wont Let You Go
5. Old Money – Mothership [unreleased]
6. Nina Simone – See-Line Woman
7. Rebirth Brass Band – Feel Like Funkin’ It Up
8. Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Nacey Remix)
9. Isa GT – Funketa
10. Kes The Band – Wotless
11. Crystal Waters – What I Need (Club Mix)
12. Maluca + The Party Squad – Lola (Ging Danga)
13. Usher – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love (Chief Boima Remix)
14. Lil Silva feat. Sampha – On Your Own
15. Gelú-Six – In The Building
16. Baobinga & I.D. – Man Down
17. Jhene Aiko – Club Stranger (Nguzunguzu Remix)

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Also – our most recent video – “Dolla Van (Acuras, Maximas, Cressidas& Celicas)”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWmA4pjOG0E[/youtube]

Also – one of the primary of the say 8 or 9 elements that influenced it – Lost Boyz – “Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqxRvPCJcGg&ob=av3e[/youtube]

S/o the OG “urban” brands in the vid. Mecca USA, Walker Wear and the like. And RIP Freaky Tah. If you’ve been living this long w/o Legal Drug Money you’ve been living foul!