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.
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.
“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.”
“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'”
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
A – Brokedown City
A2 – Dubious Prey
B – Brokedown City (Aramac Remix)
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…
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 incredibleRipley, yrs truly, and some special guests. MORE details after Saul Williams, c. the year two thousand:
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Saul Williams – Penny For A Thought
DECEMBER 31, 10 PM
170 TILLARY ST. BKLYN
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.
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)